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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Wampee in season
« on: September 27, 2022, 10:44:50 AM »
My wampee tree is doing better every year.  More fruits and taste is better every year.

Are  these sweet? Sell me some more seeds!! ;D ;D ;D

Sorry, I finish all of them last month.  I don't have any of them anymore.  It is a good balance of sweet and sour with citrus favor. It is like jello

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Ruby guava
« on: September 25, 2022, 07:35:56 PM »
I recently planted taiwanese pink guava that looks like on your picture. Plant those seeds! My white asian guava fruited on the second year from seed.

I will plant them, hope they come out true.  They are very hard to find here

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Red Ruby guava
« on: September 25, 2022, 04:13:13 PM »
I brought a box of the taiwanese red Ruby guava.  They are delicious, crunchy, Juicy, less seeds, balance sweet and sour and not to hard, good for old man like me.  Guava flavor and firmness are lesser than the crystal, still good.  One of the best guava, the owner told me red Ruby is very productive.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Foxfarm Ocean Forest potting soil
« on: September 25, 2022, 12:32:25 PM »
I think I found the answer. 

From:. Wikipedia

"Leucocoprinus birnbaumii is a common find in greenhouses and potted plants all over the world having been spread by human activity.[44] When Europeans started exploring the tropics and bringing back exotic plant species for study or cultivation they were unwittingly bringing fungal hitchhikers back with them in the soil. The original classification of this species from a greenhouse in England in the late 1700s[45] and the observation from the early 1800s[15] in Prague which gave it the name birnbaumii demonstrate how long this species has been present in Europe. Despite this tropical species likely being unable to survive in these countries in the wild due to the cold temperatures it continues to spread via human activity. The heat and humidity of greenhouses or indoor plant pots evidently creates a habitat in which this species can thrive with garden centres and nurseries serving as hubs to distribute L. birnbaumii all over Europe. Botanical gardens serve as another means of spreading as visitors may unknowingly collect spores on their clothes and bring them into their homes.[31]

However when L. birnbaumii mushrooms suddenly appear in a plant pot which had shown no previous signs of them it doesn't mean the fungus has only just been introduced. Due to the length of time the mycelium requires to grow, it is more likely that the fungus was always present in the soil from the moment the plant (or compost used) was acquired and that the conditions for it to fruit have only recently been met. Mushroom production will occur when the moisture content of the soil and humidity of the air is adequate. Even when no mushrooms are visible the fungus may still be alive and thriving in the soil waiting for the next opportunity to fruit.

As a saproptrophic species L. birnbaumii is harmless to plants. The presence of this fungus in the soil may serve to improve the quality of it as it can help to break down organic matter and provide nutrients that the plants require.[39] However if the mushrooms are appearing regularly it can be a sign that the soil is too moist and that the plant may be being over-watered. Whilst L. birnbaumii itself is harmless to plants, the high moisture conditions in which it fruits can invite a host of other fungi and mold species which may harm the plant and result in root rot. In this regard L. birnbaumii can serve as a useful indicator to help ensure plants remain healthy.[46]"

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Foxfarm Ocean Forest potting soil
« on: September 25, 2022, 11:51:17 AM »
Hi all,

I recently change my potting soil to Foxfarm.  I see some yellow fungi growing in the pot.  See pic.  It never happens when I used other brands.  Are they bad for the plants or good? 


I am able to obtain 2 air-layer with flowers on them. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: September 10, 2022, 02:18:05 PM »
I grafted multiple xie shan scions last year.  The scions are from CCPP. 
This branch has no leaf and give me one fruit.  I know I should knock it out to promote the branch to be grow, but I want to try the fruit so badly.  Also I have couple more of them, so just let it fruit. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Pomelo
« on: September 08, 2022, 12:09:21 PM »
Thanks.  I will more control of the water lvl, and will try ring-bark it.

Will you guys do another order next year? Gotta give my self time to prepare to take care of them as I hear they’re hard to grow

Indeed very hard for me.  4 out 18.  None of my female Dongkui(东魁) made it.  My only 1 x male Dongkui(东魁) is doing great, I need female now.

Thanks everyone, I will order one when the weather is cool down a bit.  It is too hot to ship it now.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: cas guava vs lemon guava vs other ID
« on: August 29, 2022, 04:49:07 PM »
The leaf looks like a guava tree to me, and I seem this type of guava before if I recall it right, but don't know the name of the variety.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless lychee
« on: August 29, 2022, 01:30:40 AM »
From what I heard, if the seedless lychee planted next another lychee, the pollen from the other tree can potential pollinated the seedless one to be seeded.


Thanks, but the description is "Grafted Jujubee 1 Gallon Tree" not Thai jujube.

Lara keeps the varieties below the header. Its a taiwanese thornless.

The taiwanese thornless is sold out  when I did the search.

That might just be an old existing listing. I bought a tree from the first listing the other day and my order is for taiwanese thornless on the receipt.

If it's taiwanese thornless, I would purchase it.  I am very afraid it is not, waste a lot time to grow one it is not the variety I need.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Introduce the new Variety of longan.
« on: August 28, 2022, 03:23:22 PM »
It is cross between Shek Kip Longan and Ziniangxi Lychee, name: 
脆蜜or 石紫脆蜜

Citrus General Discussion / My Pomelo
« on: August 28, 2022, 02:29:43 PM »
I grow this pomelo tree from a Shaitan Pomelo seed.  After over 10 years, it give a over 100 fruits but all of them got split and dropped.  Today, I decided to pick one up even though it is split.  Just want to try the taste.  It turn over very good, better than I am expected.  Just like the Shaitan Pomelo as I remembered.

Now, I need to solved the fruit split issue for the next season. 
Any advice will be appreciated.


Thanks, but the description is "Grafted Jujubee 1 Gallon Tree" not Thai jujube.

Lara keeps the varieties below the header. Its a taiwanese thornless.

The taiwanese thornless is sold out  when I did the search.


Thanks, but the description is "Grafted Jujubee 1 Gallon Tree" not Thai jujube.

last time i checked, lara farms is selling a grafted thai variety you can buy online.

Yep, 2 are on the way!

I were on their website, but I couldn't find the it.  Can you post a link for it?


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / (gone) Free black sugar cane
« on: August 26, 2022, 09:39:45 PM »
Local pickup only.  Only one.  Need to pickup this weekend since I cutted it already.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: wax jambu
« on: August 25, 2022, 11:03:33 AM »
Wax apple is light sweet, crunchy, and lightly astringent, and must be protected from the sun.

There are a few varieties out there:

Thai jumbo
red diamond
black pearl
green diamond
red rocket
black kingkong.
What's the difference between the varieties?

Thai jumbo (big and green)
black diamond (dark purple)
black pearl ( simular to black diamond)
green diamond (green)
red rocket (long purple)
perfume ( large and smell like perfume)
black kingkong. (improved version of black diamond/pearl?)

They have sweet level of red dragon fruit.  Some of the fruits are seedless.

Man I want them all, especially the perfume. I hope I can find some of them.

You can order from this website.  I ordered the Green Diamond and Missile from it, but the tree is very small, and need a lot of care.  The bad part I don't like is there is no label for the trees, don't know what varieties.

I will order 5 x Dongkui(东魁) female.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Sold:. Surinam cherry - black
« on: August 16, 2022, 10:28:09 PM »
Hi all,

I am slowly selling some of my 15gal trees.  Start with this one black surinam cherry.  It is flowering and have some fruits hanging on the tree.  Ask for $100.  Local pick up only.

Citrus General Discussion / Wampee in season
« on: August 13, 2022, 10:38:47 PM »
My wampee tree is doing better every year.  More fruits and taste is better every year.

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