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Got the package with extra Regina seeds that all look healthy; Some have already showed signs of root development. Thanks Mike!

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If anyone is interested.  Here is a tour of Bellamy Trees Nursery.
https://youtu.be/6yraGBFh8Cs

You donít happen to be Virginia Fruit Grower on Youtube, are you?
!?

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Thanks for the link to the FancyPlants video where he personally did a tour of the property! Many of his videos are fruit taste test videos that last under half an hour. Good to know that I can spend my extra free time watching that video and fantasizing about how my yard could one day look as lush as his...Thanks again!

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I also think Virginia Fruit Grower have some interesting videos...And I just learned about another Youtube channel by the name of FancyPlants. I highly recommend some of the videos which are quite informative.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Maqui berry in the desert
« on: May 27, 2023, 12:04:41 PM »
Ironically I came to a rather different conclusion: Several years ago, I tried to grow them in full sun. Unfortunately, they croaked, probably due to the relentless heat and humidity of the summer we had at the time. There are many variables in gardening that I think itís difficult to determine why some people can succeed with marginal plants while others do the same and utterly fail at it...I think you should continue to learn in gardening, because you can learn some more as you grow more !

P.S. Let us know when you decide to offer cuttings of the monoecious plant and seeds, thanks !

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Maqui berry in the desert
« on: May 27, 2023, 11:43:54 AM »
Hmmm thatís interesting to note...Iíve heard it a little differently for folks who live in a less than ideal climate for seaberry, especially in areas that can receive high temperature with high humidity. Iím growing mine in the Deep South. Perhaps they seem to fare better in the high heat but low humidity environment of Vegas, so can handle more sunlight? Itís suggested that they be given indirect sunlight in hot regions, and by following that mantra my seaberry seedlings seem to be faring quite well.Theyíre getting some new leaf growths so thatís a good sign to note, but I also feel like you really need to baby them along way, especially in the heat of the summer. By the way, itís a similar strategy with lettuce. In the North like Maine you can grow lettuce in full sun in May, June, and July. The temperature is mild so lettuce do not seem to mind being in full sun. Summer in Maine is almost equivalent to late Winter to mid Spring down here...In our summer, we need to give lettuce some shade and protection from the intense heat in order to give them a chance to give us a small but decent harvest, lol.😉

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Maqui berry in the desert
« on: May 25, 2023, 08:15:29 AM »
Yup, and I wouldnít mind trying out both cuttings and seeds...As a zone pusher, itís good to promote a certain level of genetic diversity! For example, I am growing seaberry seedlings under shade. So far, they are doing okay and need lots of TLC like frequent watering. But itís nice to know Iím growing a plant that the naysayers say can only grow in the upper North such as Michigan or Norway, lol...😄

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Maqui berry in the desert
« on: May 23, 2023, 12:49:35 PM »
Congrats on getting the maqui plant to fruit in the desert!!

Like many have said, I canít seem to get maqui seeds to germinate either...

Thanks for wanting to offer the cuttings since we know your plant is a hermaphrodite...But you are also welcome to sell us the seeds if you donít mind! 😉😌

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Received the cuttings and they were wrapped in moist paper towels and placed in ziplock bags. Most are still looking green and vibrant; Thank you very much Kevin!

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Seeds arrived fresh and some red hybrid jabo seeds were already showing signs of root development!
Great seller!

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I have the Redland variety, a Florida white sapote thatís gotten rave reviews among some Californians. Anyway, Iíve never heard of the Mary Ln variety. Would be interested in adding another variety to my white sapote collection. Thanks!

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Campomanesia lineatifolia, is it self pollinating?

Several sources state that it is a guava relative and most guava trees tend to self pollinate...

Donít want to have to buy 10+ plants if 1 will suffice to produce fruits!🤣

My campo guazumifolia is self fruitful, my campo hirsuta seems not to be. I'd get two to be safe.

Thanks for the suggestion...Yeah itís still a newly discovered species by non natives and seems no one is entirely sure on its reproductive method, so I think Iíll go with 3 or more plants once I decide to jump into the Campomanesia band wagon...😉🙂

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Thanks for the input!
I think it is one of those rather obscure plant from South America that may eventually find its way into main stream tropical gardens...
Take the abiu; It was barely heard of just a decade ago, and now it is becoming hugely popular in Southeast Asia, especially in Vietnam.
If it turns out to be self pollinating, then that characteristic could make it even more desirable, especially for folks with limited growing spaces. Self pollinating longan, lychee, guava, sugar apple, and starfruit are well accepted among the general population in Southeast Asia...

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Campomanesia lineatifolia, is it self pollinating?

Several sources state that it is a guava relative and most guava trees tend to self pollinate...

Donít want to have to buy 10+ plants if 1 will suffice to produce fruits!🤣

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Same here: Quick delivery and very fresh, healthy seeds! A highly recommended seller!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling: some plants
« on: April 28, 2023, 11:22:20 PM »
The mangosteen and chupa chupa arrived in pristine condition--Not one leaf had wilted!!
Abimael exceeds my expectation as a seller and so far I have nothing but high praise from his reliability and work ethic.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Soncoya seedling for trade!
« on: April 28, 2023, 11:04:36 PM »
Oh wow, those are some healthy looking soncoya seedlings you got there!
I tried several times at germinating soncoya seeds and, so far, no success. Wish I can trade an ilama or two for them, but mine didn't make it during the freak freeze of Christmas from last year. Well good luck with the trade!

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I tend to think of the Shatoot as the yellowish white, super sweet version of the Pakistani mulberry (as opposed to the purple Pakistani which has a more sour flavor). Is the white Pakistani considered to be another version of the Shatoot?

There is so much confusion in the world of mulberries. Shahtoot is the Hindi word for mulberry.

Yeah, it seems when folks refer to Shatoot to mean the white version of the Pakistani mulberry and the purple variety to just mean the purple Pakistani. Perhaps the word Shatoot sounds exotic and makes the white Pakistani a special mulberry, which it is because it is one of the sweetest out there and is a big factor why people want to graft them onto their mulberry trees...

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I tend to think of the Shatoot as the yellowish white, super sweet version of the Pakistani mulberry (as opposed to the purple Pakistani which has a more sour flavor). Is the white Pakistani considered to be another version of the Shatoot?

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Mr. Shilohtech is back!!
Doggonit, itís time to start saving up some extra money. Those fresh seeds are too good to ignore. You folks from Hawaii are allowing me to turn my yard into a ďfood forestĒ that much sooner! Keep up the good work!👍😁

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The durian seeds had just arrived! They are looking wonderfully fresh. Kudo to Lance for spending a part of his busy life to provide us with some of the rarest seeds found on EarthóSeeds only a decade ago were considered accessible only in a fantasy..! 😁

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Salmon berry, sea berry, oca, ulluco, mashua, yacon, Rabina mountain ash, Chilean guava...

Those are some of the plants I yearn to grow in the hot, humid South.
Besides the yacon, the rest mentioned are utterly tricky to grow and thrive in the South challenging summer climate...

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The mysore raspberry is proven to thrive in the hot, humid South.
It is even grown in certain lowland areas of Hawaii where there is hardly any chill hour...
Whatís more, it tends to fruit on and off all year round as long as the temperature stays relatively mild. My main caveat, however, is their thorns! And they have quite a few!

This is a plant that should be a prime candidate for selective breeding. If selective breeding can turn the small and sour multi-seeded guava into a gigantic 2 pounder with few seeds and exceptional aroma and flavor, then I donít see why mysore raspberry canít selectively be bred to create plants with less formidable spines, and larger fruits of more complex flavor...

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In general, itís a good practice to not leave the embryo of a tropical seed laying buried in the soil for too long. The goal is to get the seed as reasonably fresh as possible and to get it germinated as soon as possible. Lurking in seed growing mix are a plethora of good but also pretty bad bacteria, virus, and fungi. Even the so called ďsterile potting mediumĒ is not totally immune to housing those bad microbes. I also tend to think that each embryo has a period of what I like to call the will to survive (aka germinate). After that time is up, the embryo just tends to give up at germinating and so the longer the seed stays in the ground, the harder is for the embryo to have the strength and determination to break free from the  seed shell and become a viable plant. Iím just telling like it is because I learn it the hard way. Hope that helps!😀

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Plants for sale
« on: March 21, 2023, 08:37:43 PM »
Lol. I appreciate your modesty, but you definitely deserve it man. You are the top 5 sellers on TFF IMHO...

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