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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Freeze Drying Fruit Thread
« on: September 22, 2023, 06:14:23 PM »
Hey not much goes on about freeze drying fruits. What have you freeze dried?
My friend has a freeze dryer so I'll give him some of my starfruits and other stuff when they are ready.
What fruit freeze dries well.
If you want to send me fruit to freeze dry, I'm all down for that!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Mangosteen and M. Kakui Seeds for Sale
« on: September 18, 2023, 06:50:51 PM »
Got some mangosteen and Manilkara kakui Seeds for sale.
$6 each mangosteen
$4 each m. kakui.


So, I ended up buying this one last summer on a whim. I never have tasted this one before, and just got it off recommendations. But, after researching it, I don't think it'll suit my taste?
Isn't this one a bit spicy (not a fan of spice lol)? It's an early season mango...But early season is not beneficial for me anyways as I'm in TN.
So, If anyone wants to trade for another mango, or some other stuff, or buy this I'm totally down for it.
Rootstock is turpentine like all South FL tree origins.
If I did sell it, I'd semi-bare root the tree and send it to you like that. Price I would ask is $55 shipped anywhere in the US.
Thank you!
For mangos I'm looking for
lemon zest
coconut cream
etc (any classic flavor, indochinese, or citrus I don't have).

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Annona Montana Rootstocks
« on: September 05, 2023, 09:30:51 PM »
Anyone got some nice decent sized annona montana for a good deal?
would love to get between 4-10

Hey so I know there are not many locals here, but space is getting less and less
So Iím putting the offer out there.
Location is Chattanooga TN.
So about 2 hours from Atl, Birmingham, and Knoxville.
Got a huge amount of stuff I can sell.
Lots of rare stuff
Fruiting scarlets
Fruiting grumichama
Giant allspice
And a whole bunch of random cool stuff I donít need lol.
Huge rose apple
And a whole bunch of other stuff

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Seedless Mango
« on: August 22, 2023, 10:21:13 AM »
Mallika from my tree decided to be seedless. Paper thin seed. What are the odds?

I need to get rid of bulk amounts of white sapote scions ASAP
Got probably around 25 scions mary lane from Mark Lee
And 25 for Redlands variety. Give or take a few.
If anyone wants all,
you got it for $100 lol.
But yeah $2.50 each scion minimum 10 please.
Shipping is $6.
When you pm me, please include your address straight away. Or else I don't know where to send them :-[. I'm working on fixing the website so it will be easier for you customers also. Thank you for understanding.
Hurry before I trash them.
If you don't get your order before tomorrow night 9pm eastern, they will be all gone.
No exceptions.
I don't have space in my greenhouse for this fruit, so it's going bye bye.
Just not a fan of it, but you know, if I had a yard where I could plant it, then I would grow it, but in my greenhouse, no room :-\ :-\ :-\

Your boy Jabo45 is back with some cool stuff. On to the shine muscat... I should have more this fall, but not this size. So I want to sell this, erm, but how can I be fair when over 20 people have asked me for this plant :-[ ? How about an auction! That way, if you see it, you can get it (unlike just the first person to respond to this post to claim it, now everyone has a chance to get it who wants it :) .

So here's the rules of the auction. Bids are to be placed in the comment section here. Just post how much you will buy it...At the end, the highest bidder wins.
There is a set time to bid, after the time ends, winner is announced.
Bidding starts at $0.01. Shipping price is NOT included (add $20 to winning price for total price to pay).
So this is a cool way for people to get a chance for this plant, and maybe get it for a killer cheap price? Who knows?
The auction starts today, and will end on the 20th at 10pm eastern time.

Ok, now about a description of shine muscat...there's a thread going on somewhere here too, so read that if you like.
But shine muscat is good. By far the best grape I've had. And also talking to some connections out of USA they say it is the best hands down out of all the other Asian grapes.
Caveat though as it is an art growing the grapes, as they are bagged by hand, thinned by hand, and need gibberellic acid to keep them seedless. So, you grow them here like a normal grape, and they may not be the same. Taste may be similar, but without extra practices, they should have seeds and smaller fruits.
Think of it as a crunchy green table grape crossed with a muscat. Still got those nice crunchy table grape specs, but also comes with the nice muscat flavor so many people enjoy.
This is a fast grower, and is ready to be planted this fall or next spring depending on where you live.

I've sent these all over the US for trialing purposes. Some went all the way down to South FL, others in CA (I think they will do wonderfully there), some to Texas, and several other states covering a wide range of climates and growing zones. I will continue to update you on how they do.

Here's a picture of the fruits, and the plant I'm selling.

As you can see, when properly grown, these grapes get big.

Plant that is being auctioned, with red pepper for scale.

New growth on the plant being auctioned

Plant that is being auctioned, with chicken for scale

Shine muscat auction. Bid in comment section. Ends on 8/20 at 10pm eastern time. Shipping cost will be added ($20). Starts at $0.01

Hope everyone is having a great year, and if you are a student like me, I wish you the best of luck this year!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / I'm looking for these trees
« on: August 15, 2023, 11:16:28 PM »
Does anyone have any butterscotch sapodilla scions or trees?
I'm also looking for scions of rare garcinias like luc's etc. but lucs needs to be monoecious.
And mango scions.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling yangmei scions
« on: August 14, 2023, 08:14:04 PM »
Ok, so I think it's cooling down a it's time for yangmei scion sale
Scions are 3/16 give or take of an inch and are about as long as this arrow or longer --------------------------------------------------------------------------->
Here's variety and price
biqi (3 scions available) $18 each (15 if you buy all 3)
An hai hard silk type ($20 each) 2 available
Zi di large leaf variant ($50 each I only have 1) - There's only 3 trees in the US. One went to my mentor in FL, the other went to a customer in HI, and the other is here. It's your chance to make this variety yours. I don't think I will get any more yangmei trees. Maybe in future.
Shipping is $6
I can give you $5 discount if you respond within 4 hours of this time (8:13 eastern time)

Hello everyone,
it's kinda been a while since I've posted what's going on with my collection.
I'll just kinda go over what's fruiting and flowering and do a quick graftatree update.

First off, with graftatree,
I apologize. Last couple months the business was up, stuff did not go well. I can't comment more on this, but it can easily be described with this quote from Pineislander, another forum member who I appreciate taking the time to show me around Pine Island this summer, "No one can take care of your plants [seeds, and scions] as good as yourself".

You can reach out to me through several ways and expect a response within a day or so. No hassle or wait.

Right now, the website is down. I am updating it to show people what I do, and have pictures of my greenhouse etc. so it can be more educational rather than just a store. I will still sell stuff there in the future. More of a fun thing to do and share the love of growing tropical fruits instead of trying to sell seeds.

And now, for the fun part. What am I growing and fruiting in TN? Well let's see

We got some guavas coming in!
OK, I realize I'm overhyping it. Guavas are a really mid fruit in my opinion (maybe the seedless ones will change my mind). But my family likes it as it's such a fast grower and it makes a significant amount of fruit. Plus, my sister enjoys the fruits. I guess that's the best I can give back to her as she's endured numerous trips to FL  ;D ;D ;D I also have the psidium eugeniafolia fruiting also, but that is a PGA special! I'll update the PGA thread when they are ripe.

Next up is the sapodilla. Alano variety. I still haven't got around to getting the butterscotch. It's on my must have list.
The fruit is good enough for me to put in ground in the greenhouse. I'll take it.

Here's my cherilata flowering! I'm not much into annonas, but my passion for them got fired up after I realized that they can grow in my greenhouse if on the right rootstock (montana or glabra). If I see a annona for sale that I don't have and it's on either of those rootstocks, I will buy it ;D . I just was successful grafting white ilama to montana. And today I just did a poshte graft to montana also. Hoping for the best.

Did someone say mangoes? Or is it mangos? People seem to spell it both ways here...
NDM-4. Although all the early crop split, the tree got its act together and is holding on to a good amount. To me, NDM-4 is a mid variety (I like the honey part, but the floral part is where it's questionable), but the tree I have is so old in ground, it would not make sense digging it out. Maybe I'll topwork it in the future.

Here's Mallika. It's an older mango, but I think it competes with the S-tier citrus class like lemon zest and meringue. I guess the downside is picking it at the right time, but after practice, it's not too hard to tell. I will pick this one in a few days. It's arguable that picking this variety mature green is the way to go.

There's also a few other things fruiting or flowering, but I'm too lazy to document them all lol. Miracle fruit is doing its thing. Starfruit has a few flowers also.

Thank you all for reading this, and stay tuned for more updates in the future! Ideally I would like to post content like this in the blog section of graftatree, but right now it's a work in progress.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Plants, seeds, and scions sale
« on: August 10, 2023, 09:08:29 PM »
Hello everyone, I just got back from a one month vacation lolÖsuper fun, but I missed my trees. Iím going through everything I have and clearing up some extras and space.
Will keep adding plants throughout the week.

Zi di large leaf yangmei. This is the large leaf variant. $425 shipping included.

White sapote scionsÖshipped in a plastic bagged. If you want them wrapped in buddy tape, itís an extra 50 cents a scion.

Mary lane variety - $5 each
Redlands variety -$4 each
Minimum order $20 please.

Thatís it for now, but will be adding more!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for mango scions
« on: August 02, 2023, 01:54:53 AM »
Im top working my ndm-4 into something else.
While itíll set the tree back, I think it will be good in the future.
I already have three gallon size trees I could plant in itís place, but I donít think itís worth digging up a 6-8 year old tree since it could def be grafted and grow super fast.
So Iím looking for scions of the following around 2-3 each maybe 3 varieties. Or more.
Lemon zest
Lemon merengue
Coconut creamÖitís patented 😓😓😓😓so no
Pineapple pleasure
Sweet tart*
Honey kiss
Orange sherbertÖit seems like people are hyping this one up, but the ones I tried were mid? I think 🧐
*second preferences since I already have those trees.
Thank you so much.

If I could have my first choice it would be pineapple pleasure, lemon merengue, honey kiss.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Jabo seeds sale
« on: July 27, 2023, 09:45:01 PM »

Seeds sale
Leftovers after the CRFG talk
Red pouch = selection of acu paulista (cauliflora from Brazil)
Red lantern = large stalked red fruits
Giant red crystal = nice growth rate and large fruits around 4cm
Phitrantha branca = white Phitrantha with large fruits

Come in packs of 15 (10 for p. Branca)
$30 each pack. Shipping is not included.

Hello everyone, I owe the forum a trip write up especially after I didnít do one after the FL trip earlier this summer. So hereís my write up of the visits to SoCal growers. This was super exciting and it was nice to put more faces on forum members and meet up with some friends.

First off, I was able to stop by Hapa Joes place (Hapa Joes nursery He was nice enough to let me stop by and I had a blast! Weíve traded stuff before and talked but it was so nice to meet in person. Spent several hours looking at his epic collection and talking plants with him. Heís such a cool guy with lots of stories and information. Was able to get lots of taste reports on these new fruits coming out of Brazil that no one else has tasted in the US. Definitely helpful on what to collect and what to not collect. I can say he has some nice seedlings. Hereís a few pictures of some of the cool plants he has

Next, was able to make a stop at the Jungle Boy Nursery (Luiz). Another great resource for Jaboticabas. He was kind enough to show me around and I picked up some new releas Jaboticabas from him.

Next I made a quick stop at revivalroots place (Jeremy). Thanks for showing me around. You got a nice collection and Iím excited to see how the loquat I got from you does at my uncleís place.

In addition to this, I was privileged to talk at the CRFG San Diego Chapter yesterday night. Thank you James (mysteryknight) for the opportunity to speak at the club! It was super cool getting to talk to others interested in growing tropical fruits. I talked about Jaboticabas and covered the different species, varieties, care, and propagation techniques. The link should be on YouTube so Iíll add that if you want to hear me talk lol. Hapa Joe also came and provided some examples of plinias I talked about along with some ultra rare stuff.
I was fortunate to meet Brian Laufer at the meeting, another cool collector and he has his own nursery too He brought some ubajay for everyone to try and I can say itís a very interesting fruit. Thereís a little bit of garlic undertones but it wasnít so bad. I be ubajay juice wouldnít be so bad mixed with lemonsÖmaybe lemonade?

Hereís the link to the talk -
Very informative for anyone interested in learning more about this amazing fruit!

There are so many other places I wanted to stop by, but the traffic is so bad. It took me a whole day just to visit 3 people. Maybe one day Iíll have to plan a trip out here again for fruits.

I guess going along the theme of rare fruits, I was able to try saguaro cactus fruit. This is super rare and probably no one here has tried itÖmaybe hammer254 has tried it? These only grow in Arizona for the most part.

Also, I feel like I owe an apology to the forum about Iíve been on vacation so the orders took longer to process and go out. But when I get back the website will get a rework and Iíll be selling some trees and seeds. Iíll try to post on the blog at least once a week and not have the website so focused on selling stuff, Iíll still sell stuff, but I want it to be informative and show people what I do. A lot of people at the meeting wanted to see my greenhouse and I assume many of you would love to see it also.

Iíll add pictures when I get a chance. Thanks for reading!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Giant seed auction on forum, lol
« on: July 22, 2023, 11:47:23 PM »
Hey so weíve never done an auction direct on the forum before. Now itís time.
This is all the graftatree seed stock that needs to go. It has come to a point where my business partner and I need to move onÖ
So hereís how the auction will work. Just place your bid in the comments section and at the end of the auction person with highest bid wins. Itís a good time to get killer seeds for low prices lol.
Bidding starts at USD $1. Shipping is included too. All seeds are fresh.
Bidding will end PST Thursday July 27 at 9:00 pm.
Here are the seeds that need to go:
40 miliusa veluntina
35 canarium schweinfurtii
50 a.hirsutus
75 garcinia cola
25 sugar sand salak
4 yangmei
20 amorphophallus titanum
20 sabara de cabinho
20 kola nitida
10 amorphophallus gigas
20 loquat
3-20 passion fruit seeds for 10 varieties

So you are bidding on all of these. Starts and USD $1.
Any questions please let me know. There are descriptions for all on the website. And no the website is not going down Iíll be using it in the future for various stuff.
Just place your bid as a reply to this thread
Bidding ends 7/27 at 9:00 PST.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling cool jaboticaba seeds
« on: July 18, 2023, 10:00:04 PM »
I have some seeds of red pouch, giant red crystal, red lantern, and Phitrantha Branca.
These all nice top tier varieties.
Anyone interested in bulk qty?
Iím asking $1.5 per seed, but you need to buy all. These retail for $5+.
I canít sell them separately this time lol as Iím on vacation.

Giant red crystal

Red lantern

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Graftatree Inventory Dump.
« on: July 13, 2023, 11:55:35 PM »
it's been a while since anything has happened with graftatree...the website I sell seeds and stuff on.
But now, things are happening...We are looking to get our inventory out. Me and my business partner are both getting too busy to manage this business. Now, that does not mean graftatree is shutting down, it just means we are looking to exit the seed business (not exit for good, I will still sell a small amount of seeds). And my friend is looking to go focus on other things.
Yeah, it's been an epic journey making new connections etc.
I will still be selling seeds and trees etc, but just managing this huge amount of stock is too hard for us both. We're both getting ready for college application process and finishing up high school. My friend already has his own business to manage, and I'm so busy that I don't even get to care for my collection that much. Many of my trees could do so much better if I just put a bit more time into them. At heart, I'm just a collector, and I realize that while money is good to get out of this hobby, I think I was putting it at a higher priority than enjoying and collecting plants. So, basically dialing wayyy back on this, and in the process looking to dump the whole inventory for a HUGE price discount...Like 1/4 of what it normally would be. I'll be honest it kinda feels like a grind. I just want it to be fun, so I realize I need to stop.
It's a great opportunity for people looking to maybe start something up...
Now, it's kinda late so I may have missed some main points or something, but yeah, if you're interested, please pm me. It's a huge opportunity you wouldn't normally find.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Mango seeds for sale
« on: July 02, 2023, 08:30:17 PM »
Hello everyone, after just getting back from my annual FL pilgrimage (going to try to do a write up if I'm not too tired) , I have some seeds for sale.
Many mangos of all different varieties
cinnamon apple
and others...
Will update with qty and varieties.

See latest post for varieties for sale and price

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Yangmei plants for sale
« on: July 01, 2023, 10:41:45 PM »
Hello everyone, I have some Yangmei plants for sale.
Biqi $150
Dongkui $150
An hai hard silk $300
Qty varies per variety, some I only have a couple. Prices include shipping

Trees are in 1 gallons ready to ship out this week.
All grafted and healthy. Of course thereís the RKN issue, I checked each one and found no signs of galls. These are ones Iíd plant in my own garden.
By purchasing you are responsible for your plant and its wellbeing and pests/diseases.

Also, Iíve been extensively researching if these need male trees for fruit. I canít make any conclusions now, but hope to say results soon.
Pictures will be updated tomorrow.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Underrated Mangos
« on: June 28, 2023, 11:15:32 PM »
What are the most underrated mangos? The ones that are humble, forgotten, and good in taste.
Iíll goÖwill say that Andrew is pretty underrated. Forgotten. Itís classic flavor and super big. I liked it a lot.

OK ladies and gentlemen, it's time to do the largest sale has ever seen. We are doing a 30% off sale on everything on the site!
To get this discount, use code 30PERCENTOFF at the checkout.

This is a great time to get many many seeds, especially them plinias. Want to plant out a tray of acu paulista or scarlet? Well now is your time. Such a steal for them.

Feeling like you want some garcinias? We got them.

Want some passionfruits? We got them. Also have updated the descriptions for all of them. Get them before they sell out!

feeling like you want some ornamentals, well check out the amorphophallus titanum, the world's largest inflorescence!

And now it's time for the giveaway. We are giving away two seeds of eugenia aff arenosa var. laurel. These came from Miguel in Portugal...It wasn't cheap to get them I can say that. Each seed cost us 75 euros...put that into dollars! Will add pictures of them in a bit.

The sale will last 2 days and will end thursday at 11:59 pm.

I will post more information on the giveaway and how to win it. We are also giving away a variegated scarlet plant...yes, you heard that correctly.

To win the giveaway, every purchase is eligible above $20 spent. Each extra $20 spent is another draw into the rafffle. Firs place gets a varigated scarlet, second and third each get one eugenia perinha do cerrado seed from Miguel

Hey everyone,
So Iím looking to get some pots from greenhouse megastore
Im going to buy a case of 440 pots
Is there one person willing to split it?
Price should be around $140 ish for 220 of the 6 in diameter by 5 3/4 in height includes shipping from me to you. Get the bulk discount you know? And save money.
Theyíre out of the other options thatís why Iím asking around.
And this is most economical anyway.
I bought these in the past and was super satisfied with them.
Last very long and donít crack
Regular one gallons will crack but these donít as easily.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for bulk imbe seeds
« on: June 13, 2023, 06:40:10 PM »
I am looking for bulk imbe seeds for my friend.

Hoping to get 1000, but any qty above 100 is appreciated.
Let me know with your offers.

Yangmei is back in stock at!
All orders placed before 8 tonight will go out tomorrow morning.
Been kinda busy so apologies for slow responses. We are trying to streamline everything on the website.

Check out all the other seeds we have too!

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