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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: POLYEMBRONIC MANGO SEEDS
« on: June 05, 2023, 02:02:02 AM »
Might have some Kensington pride soon, as long as the weevils donít get them all.

Yes! KP is on my wish list. I'll send a PM. Thank you!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: POLYEMBRONIC MANGO SEEDS
« on: June 05, 2023, 02:00:41 AM »
i have mahachinok mango fruit for sale those are poly seeds. 125 for a box usps and eat the fruit plant the seed. but i take venmo or zelle its about 10 pounds of fruits

I had no idea they were polyembryonic! I'll send you a PM.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB: POLYEMBRONIC MANGO SEEDS
« on: June 03, 2023, 01:55:58 PM »
Hello everyone!

Please PM me if you might consider selling a mix of polyembryonic mango seeds this season. Delivery would be to Colorado and payment via PayPal.


You learn something new every day. Thank you for this.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Physalis Species Review
« on: May 29, 2023, 01:27:32 AM »
Thank you for this review. I've tried to grow both these plants (no named cultivars though) for several years but never got any seeds to germinate. I tried again about a couple of weeks ago, using the wet tissue method, but since I'd never had any success, I didn't check on them for days. This time, the Physalis pruinosa germinated (almost 100%) and got too leggy! The P. peruviana still hasn't but I'll keep it for a little longer (and check it regularly!) So now I have to buy more seeds of the P. pruinosa but at least there's a good chance I'll get something going. It's a pity it got the worse review but at this point for me, beggars can't be choosers. But why doesn't the Poha berry sprout though?! Frustrating!

It sounds like a good place to quickly sell off any surplus fruit. Will you be doing that too?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: March 02, 2023, 02:27:35 PM »
The trees on the slope fruited faster than those downhill.
How many years and how large the trees to fruit? Why top work them -- don't like the honey sweet Okrung? I like them.

6 years on the slope, 7 downhill. I'm not sure exactly how tall but I'd say about 6-7 feet on the slope and perhaps 10 feet downhill. I'm not sure if they're actually Okrung but I also have a 3 year old Okrung seedling so I hope to compare them properly someday. However, as nice as they are, I'm looking for other varieties otherwise all the trees will be pretty much the same.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / WTB: CITRUS SEEDS MIX
« on: March 01, 2023, 02:33:50 AM »

Would anyone consider selling a mix of fresh citrus seeds? I'm new to citrus growing and it's hard to get grafted trees or scions so I'd like to try growing from seed. I'm not looking for anything exotic. The seeds would be sent to Texas (and I don't know the rules about this).

Thank you!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: February 28, 2023, 04:20:30 AM »
Wow! I can't believe I'm just reading this thread now. I should've been doing this a long time ago! Still, better late than never.

I grew seedlings from my mom's mango tree. In my country, we call it the "German mango" (don't know why). It's polyembryonic, definitely Indo-Chinese and may actually be the Okrung because they taste very alike. My yard has a slope so I scattered the seedlings around the property because I didn't know which area would be best to grow them. It turns out that the ones downhill have grown very large but always have diseased leaves while the ones on the slope (unfortunately, just a couple) are much smaller and don't have as many fungal issues (I'm in the hot and humid tropics so fungi is more or a less part of life here). The trees on the slope fruited faster than those downhill.

Anyway, I was hoping to topwork most of the trees but I think I'll just uproot the ones downhill and restart on the slope, using seedlings (scions are quite hard to get and they probably won't even arrive in the best shape). I do hope someone will be happy to sell me some polyembryonic and disease-resistant fruit/seeds when the mango season arrives. This is so exciting!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Safou edible raw? Dacryodes edulis
« on: January 18, 2023, 11:34:39 AM »
Hi Cassowary, we usually don't eat safou after it has ripened on its own, but I can understand the taste description/preference. Soaking it in hot water is a quick way to go but it seems to make it taste a bit more sour. I prefer to dry-roast it in a hot pan (I even keep a special frying pan for that). It cuts down on the sour taste and emphasizes the buttery smoothness. Most snack sellers just toss it on an open wood grill for a few minutes with similar effects. I particularly like it when the skin is a little charred and crisp. Good times! But to each his own.

Pity about the shelf life though; I've known it all my life and I still can't figure out how to make it last beyond a couple of days. It's always good to hear from people who are enjoying safou off the continent.

No, I'm afraid the courier doesn't offer that kind of service. I'll see what I can do. Thanks very much for the advice.

Wow! I didn't know that. Unfortunately, I don't live in the US and I need them sent to a courier who can bring it to my country. I really wish I had as easy access to some of these plants as you describe!


Does anyone have purple ube bulbils available for sale please? Shipping will be to Houston TX.

Thank you!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Trees with high ornamental value
« on: November 23, 2022, 03:50:19 PM »
Breadfruit/Bread Nut trees.

I got seeds from Sadhu and they fruited in 4 years (but Iím in a hot and humid tropical zone). Theyíre very tough trees. One was chewed down by pests, another burnt out by a fire and they both still came back. It has a slight aftertaste of rum, by the way. Very unexpected.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Ian Prep
« on: September 28, 2022, 06:36:30 AM »
Please be safe everyone out there. Please!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Achacha Seeds
« on: September 14, 2022, 02:15:07 AM »
I feel compelled to jump on this thread, especially given my recent experiences on the forum. I think what happened was that this seller probably adjusted their price on Etsy (although the description still reads one seed and they may want to correct that). So some good has, arguably, come from this thread.

I've spent quite a bit of time on this forum recently and I have to say that the majority of people here seem to have an innate generosity that holds the forum together and I think that was the whole point of even starting the site. I have had excellent transactions with a few people here and have learnt a ton for free from many others who willingly and generously contribute their time and expertise. Perhaps because Nature is often bountiful, it permeates those who genuinely work with it. So thank you to everyone who contributes to keep this forum going. I would especially like to thank those who work hard to keep us on the strait and narrow. :)

Thanks to Lance, I received seeds of some of the plants I've been wanting to grow for a very long time, and then some! The seeds arrived all the way to me in Africa in excellent shape, with some of them already sprouting. Lance never disappoints and I have to "call him out" on his immense patience and kindness. Thank you so much!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: September 14, 2022, 01:52:59 AM »
My seeds arrived in excellent condition. Every time I buy seeds from Mike, I'm blown away by his generosity. I can't thank you enough for your patience and professional service. I'm looking forward to fruiting my seeds some day. Thank you so very much, Mike!

Seeds received all the way in Africa. I also want to highlight Shiloh's generosity in sending me far more than I asked for. He's proof that there are good people in this world. Thank you so much!

I received far more passion fruit cuttings than I paid for and they arrived still fresh and green after a very long trip. Thank you so much Kevin, both for your skill and your generosity.

My Pulasan seeds arrived almost all sprouted. Thank you very much, Kyle.

Cuttings received in great condition. Many had sprouted on the long trip. Thank you very much, D-Grower.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Fresh star fruit seeds
« on: September 14, 2022, 01:39:35 AM »
Received my seeds in good condition, even after a very long trip. I look forward to tasting the fruit someday. Thank you so much D-Grower.

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