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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Happy donut day
« on: June 02, 2023, 03:01:37 PM »
I don't understand the reference or relevance.

Donut peaches on the other hand...

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Please PM me if you can supply seeds of any of the following in the near future:
  • Dwarf Parrita (Synonym Pumpkin Pie) mamey sapote
  • Excalibur mamey sapote

I have already tried Lara Farms and other vendors and institutes in Florida, to no avail.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this jak ripe and ready to pick?
« on: May 30, 2023, 08:42:33 AM »
For those who have access to an Indian squirrel, they are able to tell when a jakfruit is ripe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZn2Y9E6TtI

They probably know before the overt scent is released.

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Wow, getting technical. Most people don't know the difference between foliage and foilage.

Welwitschia has leaves that can last a few thousand years. It is on the coat-of-arms of Namibia. Very unique species. A family with just one genus and one species.

To answer your question, long-lived and indefinite leaves are called persistent. There is even such a thing as persistent fruit; some chokeberries, dogwoods and hawthorns.

Leaves that are replaced are called caducous or fugacious, though I think these terms can be used for both evergreen and deciduous species.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitomba (Talisia esculenta)
« on: May 24, 2023, 11:36:11 AM »
Both of the replies in this thread appear to be talking about Eugenia luschnathiana (Bahia Pitomba) rather than Talisia esculenta (the true Pitomba). A lot people just use common names on this forum rather than scientific. It doesn't help that there is the curse of common vernacular names that appropriates existing fruit names and puts an adjective in front... Pineapple Guava, Mamey sapote, Irish Strawberry Tree, Grapefruit, Indian fig... need to reformat completely.

To OP: I would advise you to translate this page: https://www.colecionandofrutas.com.br/talisiaesculenta.htm
The biggest pity with this species is that the layer of pulp is very thin. I have asked quite a few people in Brazil if there are any varieties that have more pulp, and they all say no.

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Available for pickup in Zagreb, Croatia (270km from Vienna, Bratislava...)

Semi-advanced, grafted trees

Annona atemoya in pot 1.5 metres, 90
Annona reticulata in pot 1.2 metres, 70






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruits with Side Effects
« on: March 14, 2023, 11:03:03 AM »
Apples are good to eat in the morning to wake you up. White sapote and to lesser extent kiwifruit are good before bed.

Mamey fruit (Mammea americana) causes immense stomach pains or some kind of visceral allergic reaction in some people, even lab rodents have died from consuming the pulp...

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Just now i found out that i won. The last three days i have been without a laptop due to the adapter malfunctioning.

Kudos to Jabo45 and HapaJoe for making this forum more fun with competitions like these.

I have run comps myself on another forum and hope to do the same here maybe next year. I aint goin back to school tho. Unless it's the school of hard knocks.

This will put a spring in my step for the last month of winter for sure.  ::)

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Math 32
Science 34
English 36
Reading 33

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pace vs Excalibur Mamey
« on: February 10, 2023, 01:35:04 PM »
I had a bunch of these last year from them.

The red is so bright.

No other mamey Ive had comes close to that red.

Just for clarification, are you talking about Excalibur or Vidal?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Propagating banana from an unripe fruit
« on: February 09, 2023, 01:04:12 PM »
I almost thought this was for sure fake. But it seems genuine. Who knows what else could be propagated this way... possibly an unripe fig too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tcLmE9wBfE

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pace vs Excalibur Mamey
« on: February 09, 2023, 11:36:31 AM »
Thanks Squam

I was expecting it to be darker than that. From memory people describe it as deep red or blood red.

Interestingly there was a person on the Houz forum named Lisa (GCmastiffs) who uploaded a photo of mamey sapote that had extremely red pulp. She purchased it from Excalibur, lost the tag, and was then told that she had Pantin. But Pantin does not have red pulp. So I thought she had Excalibur, but the fruit shape doesn't seem narrow enough for that cultivar.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pace vs Excalibur Mamey
« on: February 08, 2023, 12:10:24 PM »
Would someone with Excalibur mamey sapote be so kind as to upload a photo of a cross-sectioned fruit? Doesn't seem to be a single photo viewable anywhere.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "pumpkin pie" dwarf mamey
« on: February 06, 2023, 07:02:54 PM »
The cultivar Pumpkin Pie does not exist... it is (Dwarf) Parrita. Hopefully people will stop adding to this confusion and causing people duplicates. It's another dumb marketing gimmick that who knows who came up with... maybe even Zill Plantas but if it was them they have now removed it from their website. Every Pouteria sapota I have ever tasted resembles pumpkin pie...

Not going to happen at this point.

Challenge accepted

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "pumpkin pie" dwarf mamey
« on: February 06, 2023, 10:46:16 AM »
The cultivar Pumpkin Pie does not exist... it is (Dwarf) Parrita. Hopefully people will stop adding to this confusion and causing people duplicates. It's another dumb marketing gimmick that who knows who came up with... maybe even Zill Plantas but if it was them they have now removed it from their website. Every Pouteria sapota I have ever tasted resembles pumpkin pie...

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 1000th Post Giveaway!
« on: February 05, 2023, 11:57:34 PM »
February 10, 4:15 pm

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 1000th Post Giveaway!
« on: February 01, 2023, 09:14:08 AM »
You haven't indicated at what point you will stop accepting entries.

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You list Myrciaria aff. tenella seeds in both a black and orange form. Isn't that cambui (Myrciaria cuspidata)?

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Delete
« on: January 16, 2023, 10:56:14 AM »
x

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I really enjoy this resource.

http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000278917#bibliography

https://www.nybg.org/science-project/world-flora-online/

It says that it is a Plinia.

Stirring the pot. :)

What are you stirring? You are just regurgitating the same mistake using the same outdated source but on a different database. The Bibliography you linked to even says Stadnik, A., Flora Do Brasil, which I already pointed out is outdated. Half the time FdB doesn't even work. Sorry but Brazil is almost a third world country.

I have been communicating with Aline Stadnik over the last few years and she confirmed to me in private communication just yesterday that it is a Eugenia. She is the leading scientist on Brazilian Plinias and Eugenias, not to mention the very paper used in the bibliography for P. martinellii. You don't have to believe me but time will tell.

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Do you mean Eugenia martinellii? https://powo.science.kew.org/results?q=Plinia%20martinellii

Frutas no Brazil refers to it as Plinia.

Aline Stadnik confirmed to me that both Frutas no Brasil and Flora do Brasil are incorrect. It's a Eugenia.

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Hicksbeachia pinnatifolia = Red Bopple Nut
Davidsonia johnsonii = Smooth Davidson Plum

Two species originally from Australia, possibly still confined to the continent.

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The tree was undercover and heated probably with a heating cable that means it had a microclimate, then it should survive. To be truly cold hardy should be expose directly to that temperature.

Spent 45 minutes on the phone with the vendor that has been working with this 40 year old tree in S. Austin.  It took days of below 12F temps (11C) and below.  There was some die back.    Really an incredible story including his technique of getting 50% rooting takes  of cuttings.  Parent tree is 35' tall with a 4' girth trunk.  Says the fruit is very rich.   

Just for the record, 12 Fahrenheit is actually -11 Celsius

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You do know it's winter in Sydney right now, don't you?

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