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tart/bitter-sweet or wild pitanga if that makes any sense. Edibility level is unknown, not much is known about this plant as i'm the only one that grows it and eats it but nothing bad happened to me for far :)

Hello guys
I am moving to another house in about 2 weeks...The E. aff Polyclada as i call it is fruiting right now and there will be about 30-40 seeds.
So by leaving behind this plant or (if i may try to take it in a container) there may be no more of these for years. These are different from the wild E. Polyclada i have seen before and the plant is slightly taller with bigger fruit. Idk if it's genetic variation or it might be slightly mixed with another species. I don't sell seeds anymore but if there's enough interest i can send them to Bellamy with a permit.

Probably the sun is too harsh/too cold/air too dry.

Carambola is literally UNKILLABLE over here. You can remove an established tree but it will come back forever.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia with Long Germination Times
« on: April 21, 2023, 07:42:05 PM »
cambuca=the seeds had roots but no plant so i thought they would die. many months later the plants have grown quite a bit.
the mulchi also took a long time.
e.rostrifolia=over a year.
another guavaberry=well over a year.
there's another that took a year forgot the name :)
had two guabiju sprout like after 10 months, one of them looked sickly and died but the other is doing fine.
the p.rivularis looked all dead when they arrived but 2 of them revived somehow.
same for one of the black COTRG seeds one of them germinated after a long time.

edit the e.dysenterica had an abnormality like a million stems but it could never push one normally. after a long time it only kept two and now it decided to die.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeking a few species.
« on: March 11, 2023, 06:30:40 PM »
Looking for aechmea magdalanae.
Aracacha xanthorhyza
Pachyrhzus ahipa

the one i got for you is still alive after many months but no one got a permit so there it is. I will up pot it soon.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My annonaceae some pictures
« on: January 07, 2023, 07:11:22 AM »
Wow what a collection, thanks for sharing!

IMOE that golden soursop looks a bit to green to be a true golden soursop. They usually are pale green/yellow despite sufficient soil moisture and nutrients.
Have seen mature fruit bearing tree's at a neighbors place and have seedlings myself. They all have pale green/yellow leaf.

Hopefully they all will become common eventually : D

Hi, thanks.

Yes it's a "Golden soursop" seedling not a grafted plant.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / My annonaceae some pictures
« on: January 06, 2023, 05:24:50 PM »
 Some pictures requested by a friend, fellow annona collector and other friends who started this adventure of collecting annonas in an effort to try to collect save some species from extinction. So many thanks to Saltman,JoeP450,Tropical Fruit Bonsai,mikesid and others :)
who read my rants and such as we are investigating documentation and looking for seeds and plants for annonas from the caribbean region.

First things first this is the annona found in "Barreras" province of Azua...the seedling has shown some good progress.
Found and given to me in a trip when searching for a.dumetorum

What we have here is the controversial annona bought from the JBN(national botanical park) of santo domingo...which are supposed to be a.dumetorum as well but show a phenotype with long and thin leaves that made some people think it's actually another species. So we are still trying to find out...

annona "Barreras" compared to JBN "long leaf" annona.


My annona Urbaniana plants.

annona Barreras compared to a.urbaniana

all of the 3 endemic rare annonas collected so far, left urbaniana, center "Barreras" and right JBN.

annona collection

soursop plants

golden soursop from seedtalk

uvaria lancifolia


custard apple=a.reticulata

a.mucosa or the so previously called rollinia mucosa "candongo" vs rollinia deliciosa "biriba"

sugar apples, mostly from achetadomestica


air layered soursop

our soursop plant (horribly pruned again)

sugar apple volunteer not doing well.

a.deceptrix from Fruit Lovers

a.sylvatica from Hapajoe

one of my Ilamas

a.primigenia from tradewinds

porcelia nitidifolia(peru) from farmwell

a.montana seedlings

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: happy new year
« on: January 01, 2023, 06:47:12 PM »
Happy new year and growing :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« on: December 03, 2022, 10:33:18 AM »
Eugenias and jaboticabas, basically collected more for their looks.

Strawberry tree,Arbutus unedo
Pineapple Guava,Feijoa sellowiana
paw paw,Asimina triloba
Guabiju,Myrcianthes pungens(maybe)
Pecan trees?
Subtropicals in pots,greenhouse
Some tropicals inside the house

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First flowers of Macleania smithiana
« on: November 28, 2022, 09:13:02 PM »
Thanks i hope you guys are doing good as well as everyone else in this forum.

Later let us know the taste.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First flowers of Macleania smithiana
« on: November 28, 2022, 07:11:34 PM »
We can agree it's a beautiful plant.

Grats on the flowers.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: cas guava vs lemon guava vs other ID
« on: August 29, 2022, 05:32:21 PM »

ok seems i found some old pictures of these from 2014
they were never fertilized so the leaves look a bit nutrient deficient.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: cas guava vs lemon guava vs other ID
« on: August 29, 2022, 05:03:52 PM »
the leaves are not like the normal guava such as these guys. (not mine just an example)
they're like smaller and glossy but for some reason they look bigger once i took a picture from close range. they aren't also very serrated like that either. but i guess i  should get better pictures for the leaves :)

the reason i thought it was cas it's because of the prominent dents of the fruit and the smaller size...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / cas guava vs lemon guava vs other ID
« on: August 29, 2022, 02:59:02 PM »
hi guys, what do you think this is?

fruit about 1 1/4 inch diameter

i think it's good idea so you can have your dragon fruits with a medicinal type short tree that you only need like 1 or 2 fruits or maybe just a few leaves.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A theft on the horizon
« on: August 12, 2022, 05:27:30 PM »
first one is don't grow fruit in your front yard if you can avoid it..

-but since you already did it maybe a fence or a live fence with some nasty cactus.
-you could have geese instead of dogs to guard your house
-i would personally buy a big kids water gun then soak em and chase em down yelling thieves xD
-you could upload all that to youtube if they won't stop
-like someone said you could talk to them give them a few fruit and tell them to not take people's fruit without asking and offer to give them a few seedlings and for them to grow their own.
-you could wear old clothes maybe with a hole and stains then pretend you're peeing xD i like the guy's idea but don't actually pee on the fruit just pretend you pissed on a tree by zipping your pants up and then pretend you're scratching your balls xD then smell your armpits in front of them.
-or just ask them not to and give and advice and if they are disrespectful record it and call the police on them

Sad to hear  :-\

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical fruit in Pot
« on: August 04, 2022, 03:22:40 PM »
add dragon fruit and air layered wax apple to that list.

I believe you have to see the flowers or get an improved variety and only need one tree then.  it's called pabon if i remember correctly.


for the flowers of course
found this online...they also sell it at amazon and places...
from page 12 if it helps

   almost 10 year update...
5-pitomba(talisia esculenta)
6-citrus,7-wax apple/syzygiums,8-sapote & canistel,9-dragon fruit, 10-black sapote,11-soursop,12-cashews

6-apple,7-persimmon,8-nectarine,9-strawberry,10-blueberry,11-sweet almond,12-plum

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: could it be a black sapote?
« on: July 31, 2022, 08:21:58 AM »
defo not soursop either

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona with strong scented leaves
« on: July 24, 2022, 07:13:04 AM »
It's a soursop of course.
The only thing that could be confused with this is mountain soursop but still it's slightly different. pond apple very slightly but not really.

custard apple-a.reticulata leaves also have a unique smell to them

Some ebooks i've found over time of important books from the greater antilles. (will add more later)

Flora of Puerto Rico

Flora de Cuba (Hermano León, Joseph Sylvestre Sauget,Hermano Alain, Henri Alain Liogier)
1946   Flora de Cuba Volumen I
1951   Flora de Cuba Volumen II
1953   Flora de Cuba. Volumen III
1957   Flora de Cuba. Volumen IV
1964   Flora de Cuba. Volumen V
1974   Flora de Cuba. Suplemento

Flora de la española vol 9 (can't really find the other volumes outside of libraries)

Karpos : collection of fruit from the island of Santo Domingo

Diccionario Botanico De Nombres Vulgares De la española (Henri Alain Liogier)

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