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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: wanted Bush tucker fruit
« on: July 27, 2018, 03:06:37 AM »
Looks great; please assist with some scientific names.

I grow them , it is an acquired taste , fruits very fast at 40 - 50 cm tall and plentiful a couple of times a year , beautiful dwarf plant , likes lots of water and full sun. Perfect for growing in a planter .

I have a single tree and look forward to see it fruit. It is more than 50cm by now - I remember Ken Love liked it.?!

Did you manage to id the plant?

They shouldn't take long to germinate, but will hesitate to give you a time interval.

Thanks for the report Mike; I'm happy that Arusha came out in top; it is a great fruit. I find it to be a very heavy producer as well, and should be partiel self-pollinating since I still get plenty of fruits after removing one of my two trees (with no other soursops nearby); currently about 50 some big. Only downside is low resistance to aphids, which might not be a problem where you are.

Pretreatment was correct, probably most has died due to drying out. They are fast growers, make sure the medium is not "wet" and you will be fine. Takes shade in the beginning.

Thanks for sharing; any noticeable differences between the different ecotypes of S. comorensis at this stage - germination rate, leaf-shapes, speed of growths etc.

Soren the landolphia comorensis "Mourad" seedlings germination was 100%, shoot sprout display red

The Landolphia comorensis "small seed large fruit" had a 90 % germination, both are the most aggressive growth during juvenile phase and not attack by cutworm like dyer kirkii & senegalensis. Mourad's seeds are larger than your Soren and they both display similar resilient growth and take my abuse of moving them around to find what they like.  They like partial shade but after the second leave mature green I move them to more Sunlight gradually and they seem to takeoff. ⛅️ In more sun they grow bushy bramble like with multiple suckers.☀️ In full shade they display more of a vinny liana characteristic ready to climb up a tree.☔️🌿🌴

An update on the vines?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I'D request for this Congolese fruit.
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:21:00 PM »
Could be Myrianthus arboreus, but looking at the fruit I doubt you will get the seeds to germinate.

Marcus he just had one and I graciously agreed to relieve him of it. I didn't ask the source. I had seeds before from Sydney and Brazil and non germinated.
Thera I have a big duku 3 longkongs and a duku-langsat.Do you know what the orange skinned sugar apple might be like? Here is a tough question, how good are Annona  , A.senegalensis or Hexalobus monopetalus. I am looking as possibly sticking some of those in the ground.

Mike, A. senegalensis is a beautiful midsized tree (like an appletree), good taste but with numerous small seeds. A. stenophylla is a dwarf and will therefore fit in many places. Never tasted it, but rumoured to be in the top of Annona fruits.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrciaria guaquiea
« on: June 08, 2018, 11:02:34 AM »
Any updates on this subject; did anyone fruit them?

Sorry to hear Oscar  :-[ Hope thing will clear up quickly...

Hope it withstands the vog. A forum member who recently moved from Cairns to Perth had a maybe 8 ft tall tree he called Raimondia growing in dappled sunlight in his yard. I didn't take too much notice but it was covered in flowers and wouldn't set recollection of it is different from the tree in the picture in this thread being smaller leafed, without shiny foliage and it had a typical Annona look and the flowers were like Rollinia. I cant check on it to see if my memory if failing as he shifted. Maybe he misidentified his plant but it did come from Jim West.
I spread a few around about 3 years ago and have seeds recently received sprouting at my brother's place.

If Oscar only has one tree, there could also indicate cross pollination is required, or at least will result in more fruit settings.

Oscar, did you get fruits on them?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Excalibur chempadek
« on: February 26, 2018, 12:42:18 PM »
I was told it's a small fruit. I have a seedling as well. I think it's like a hybrid or just a jackfruit. Doesn't look like the chempedak I have. Also it dislikes my soil greatly and mostly refuses to grow.

Dieback happened in bags or ground? Chempedak has problems surving being in pots / bags.

Tropical Fruit Online Library / Re: Monkey colas
« on: January 15, 2018, 01:58:00 AM »
They are slow growers in pots but have just planted one in the ground and expect to see an increase in growth. I have no details on this species...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Waiting for Broadleaf Papaya to ripen.
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:34:29 AM »
Looks good Mike.!

Tropical Fruit Online Library / Re: Monkey colas
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:33:26 AM »
One of my cola lepidota seedlings center i photo.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chrysophyllum albidum
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:20:47 AM »
I have a number of seedlings growing, but they are slow. I also distributed a number to other members, I remember Mike T being one of them. I lost my seed source, so I can't supply any more.

Tropical Fruit Online Library / Re: Monkey colas
« on: December 04, 2017, 12:33:14 PM »
Sorry no; I actually considered it not edible - only when I saw your post I looked them up and found one I was growing  ;D

Tropical Fruit Online Library / Re: Monkey colas
« on: November 28, 2017, 05:39:08 AM »
Got seedlings of cola lepidota.

John, the trick is to get them mailed to a friend out of Uganda, who can carry them here. I have seen parcels reaching the Ugandan post office (by tracking ID), but they are "lost" when I go to the post office to look for them. Getting-lost rate is around 33%....

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What are the best Pouteria to grow.
« on: October 28, 2017, 01:42:47 PM »
thanks I will look for these. I have PMed him.. waiting for a response. That would be much better than ordering from the US.

Better late than never - and thanks for the nice comments Mike and Oscar. John - I have PM'ed you. Have been really busy with a couple of none-fruit projects but they are clearing up a bit now :-)


No, not sold at the markets and I believe its out of season

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Hunting in Africa - Where to go?
« on: April 30, 2017, 12:37:28 PM »
I guess monkey orange and giant mulberry are on the hit list.

I don't believe that GYM extends to east Africa, you need to go to more wet areas in central & west/central Africa to access GYM, junglesop, and other even more obscure fruits. 

Monkey orange should be widely distributed in drier areas but it would be prudent to only sample monkey orange from markets or that a local guide can assure you is a safe species.  Many of these species are safe (& are commercial crops in some areas) & in some, it is even safe to eat the seeds.  However strychnine occurs in many species of this genus so best to be sure before trying these.

Yes I'm still alive and kicking here in Uganda. And yes, I have been mailing tonnes of GYM seeds so it does grow here.

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