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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Marang
« on: May 28, 2022, 05:21:42 AM »
Is the fruit ready to be plucked? 2 months since setting.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB 'Triumph' Persimmon Cuttings
« on: February 03, 2022, 12:22:26 AM »

Looking for 'Triumph' Persimmon Cuttings.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Diospyros melanoxylon Seeds for Trade
« on: December 21, 2021, 12:53:38 AM »

Looking for Diospyros species seeds OTHER THAN kaki, virginiana, lotus, digyna, blancoi, ebenum and malabarica.
Interested in exotic tropical fruit seeds too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ilama on Custard apple
« on: November 02, 2020, 04:29:40 AM »
Ilama chip bud on reticulata.

Just starting to push.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Air layering Marang
« on: December 21, 2019, 03:53:36 AM »
Is it possible to Air layer Marang?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Nance (Byrsonima crassifolia)
« on: April 13, 2017, 05:27:18 AM »
My 2.5 years old Nance (Byrsonima crassifolia) seedling flowered and fruited for the first time.
I had found some contradictions from what I read online about the species.

1. Slow growing shrub
Definitely not. My 2.5 years old seedling is already 15+ft high, even after two cropping! I have seen not many plants that grow at this pace.

2. Fruits are sweetly acidic
In my experience, they are sweet with no hint of acidity at any stage of ripeness. Yes, I read that there are variations in the species.

3. Fruits are peculiarly odorous
No. I felt the scent of ripe fruits comparable to that of honey (but, the aroma is strong).

4. Plants are semi-deciduous
No. Plants are ever-green

Note: The not-completely ripe fruits smell and taste (with some astringency) like Canistel. The completely ripe fruits have pleasant aroma, which can be compared to that of honey. But, the aroma is strong. The ripe fruits are moderately sweet with no hint of sourness. The flavor can be described like a mix of Ceylon olive, Canistel and Banana. I have tasted only a few ripe fruits. The plant is still in bloom.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Marang: my first Flower!
« on: April 11, 2017, 02:43:25 AM »
Last day, I noticed the first flower on my 9ft. Marang seedling.
The flower on the 39 month old seedling seems to be a aborted one.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rollinia graft compatability
« on: September 11, 2016, 10:14:45 PM »
Is it possible to graft Rollinia (Biriba) to Annona reticulata?
What are the compatible rootstocks for Rollinia?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this a Garcinia spp. Or Syzygium?
« on: April 04, 2016, 01:24:49 AM »
I saw a plant in the front yard of a friend's home. They didn't plant it and don't know what it is.
My first impression was that is a Garcinia; but, the leaves are too thin for a Garcinia and the characteristic yellow latex was absent. My friend's guess was that is a Syzygium.


Tropical Fruit Online Library / Vegetative Propagation Techniques
« on: September 21, 2015, 04:01:21 AM »
A single document describing almost all traditional Budding/ Grafting/ Rooting Techniques,

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please confirm: Duguetia lanceolata
« on: June 09, 2015, 01:50:47 AM »
After two failed attempts to germinate Duguetia lanceolata seeds, I bought 5 seeds from Ebay.
One of the seeds, which looked odd (was flat and like a Tamarind seed) germinated after a month.
Please confirm if I am not watering a weed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / A (mad?)question about grafted plants!
« on: May 12, 2015, 12:31:20 AM »
Suppose a plant takes 10 years from seed to flower and a grafted plant will flower in 5 years.
I took scion from a 3 year old grafted plant (which is supposed to flower after 2 years) and grafted to a seedling.
Will the newly grafted plant flower in 5 years or will it take more years (say upto 10)?

Sorry if I am wasting your time by asking such a stupid question.

Mr. George (;u=838), was kind enough to send me a few dozen Miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) seeds in October 2013.
The seeds germinated in November 2013. I kept 2 seedlings with me and shared the rest with relatives and friends.
When I visited my uncle's home last week, I found his Miracle fruit plant loaded with tiny flowers! I was excited and checked my plants suddenly after reaching home. But...  :(!
What I read online is that the Miracle fruit tree will take 3 to 4 years from seed to fruit. Is it normal to flower in 18 months?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wild Durian (Cullenia excelsa) Seeds
« on: February 03, 2015, 05:09:00 AM »
Seeds available for Trade/ Sale. Only limited quantity.
$13 for 2 seeds; $21 for 4 seeds (including shipping via. ordinary Air mail).
You can read more here:
Seeds are fresh and collected from the Western Ghat jungles; do not have any information about the germination rate.
The seeds are smaller than that shown in the link.
Please PM, if interested.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please identify this Diospyros species for me
« on: January 20, 2015, 12:34:30 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wild Durian (Durio exarillatus)
« on: January 15, 2015, 01:30:13 AM »

According to the tribal people, the flowers are edible and are delicious!

Fruits on the tree:

The fruit:

The fruit weighed 0.72 kg (1.60 lb) and contained 8 seeds.

The husk:

There is no flesh to eat!


Each seed weighed 20 - 25 g (0.70 - 0.90 ounce).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Melicoccus jimenezii/ Talisia Jimenezii
« on: July 23, 2014, 04:25:56 AM »
Can anybody provide some information about Melicoccus jimenezii/ Talisia Jimenezii, which is endemic to Dominican Republic?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cashew Roostock for Mango
« on: July 21, 2014, 09:17:35 AM »
Anybody tried Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) rootstock for grafting/ budding Mango (Mangifera indica)?

I read that Cashew rootstock will help in,
   1) Drought tolerance
   2) Tolerating salinity in the soil
   3) Yielding double sized fruit with smaller seed
   4) Reducing bearing age

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Farmer's Handbook
« on: January 26, 2014, 08:31:51 AM »

I found, 'volume 3' and 'volume 4' helpful.

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