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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Crunchy Jackfruits 2023
« on: February 13, 2023, 08:32:11 AM »
I've been eyeing banana crunch on the lara farms website. Cannot find very much info on it.  Anyone know anything about that variety?

According to one of his vids its a hybrid from fairchild gardens

MameyDisco, Are you getting my PM's I sent cash, but no response...?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Noble Juicy Crunch Tangerine
« on: January 18, 2023, 03:46:27 AM »

Florida-grown.  Our citrus industry needs this shot in the arm.  Let's save agriculture from subdivisions!
Florida citrus is a disaster because of our cultural practices, mainly chemical farming.. nothing to do with subdivisions. if anything the growth in subdivisions has increased farmer's land values giving them access to additional equity and cash through refinancing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cold tolerant Annonas
« on: January 16, 2023, 08:38:37 PM »

My A. spinescens is holding up on par with my A. montana and A. cherimola.
I second this on A. spinescens, also my illamas and atemoyas are ok. I only got to 39F this year so far..

The destruction caused by industrial agriculture's insatiable appetite for beef production is nothing short of catastrophic. While the support of wealthy benefactors can certainly make a positive impact, it is not a sustainable solution to the challenges posed. I don't think anyone really has a problem with this type of conservation effort, it's just a bit like trying to fight a forest fire with a garden hose.

Nearly 60% of the world's agricultural land is used for beef production, yet beef accounts for less than 2% of the calories that are consumed throughout the world. So the point remains, what's the point of creating vast numbers of seeds through research projects if we have no where to plant them.

Hi, does anyone know a nursery or individual in Homestead, FL that carries the Butterscotch Sapodilla for a decent price?  I am looking for a small one gallon tree.  Thank You.
Going to be hard to find 1 gallons, seems the smaller ones sell faster than large ones. You can check out Xains world in loxahatchee if you want to pay for 3 gallons.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: miracle fruit watering advice
« on: January 03, 2023, 09:29:45 PM »
I think 50% perlite is way too much perlite. Should be more like 5-10% imo. My miracle berries never did good in pots until I put them in some shade and gave them constant moisture.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First sabara flower!!!!!!
« on: January 03, 2023, 09:25:42 PM »
Congrats Bill, how old is the tree?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Jaboticaba45 2023 Plant Want to Buys
« on: December 23, 2022, 01:13:50 AM »
Hey all,
Here's what I want to buy or trade this coming year.
Of course it's the worst time to send stuff, but this is for the future year:
-sweet tart
-lemon zest
Any variety of lychee I don't have (Mauritius, sweet tart, hak ip)
lemon drop rootstock
jaboticaba rootstock
butterscotch sapodilla

That's all I can think of, but I'll update this throughout the year.
I'm open to trading or buying. Also, I may just snatch them up in FL when I'm there hopefully next summer cause shipping is annoying sometimes.

Hi Jabo,

I have lemondrop and jaboticaba(sabra) root stocks, both are about 18 months old. I could snap some pictures if you want, probably have more than you need, but let me now a quantity you're looking for.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to pick Noni?
« on: December 15, 2022, 07:34:18 PM »
When they get ripe/overripe, they smell funky bad. They get whiter and soft. Wonder if maybe they taste better underripe, if prepared properly.

I was watching a video a while back and this lady was eating unripe noni and canistel slices with a spicy dip. Cant seem to find it now.

Anyway last time I picked the noni fruit I got the ones that were mature but still hard. Can't bring myself to collect the soft ones, but I think I did get a couple that were just turning.

Maybe I screwed up making the juice but it seems like something that shouldn't be consumed...

It really opens your lungs up if you take a big whiff of the vapors though.

The fermented noni juice is where it's at.  Talk about a healthy shot, it really has a kick. I always feel amazing after drinking it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plinia rivularis
« on: December 10, 2022, 08:39:27 PM »
bump, anyone got this to fruit in US?

Nang Cem Cempedak (orange) 1.5 years (2 1 available) - $45

Outside of the very popular Cenna (Chenna) variety of jackfruit x cempedak hybrid, this is the only other named variety of this hybrid I've seen. There is an orange and a yellow type. This is the orange.

Kei Apple (Dovyalis caffra) - $35
2 year old seedling in 3 gallon container

Abiu Seedling "E4" (Pouteria caimito) - 2 avaliable - $45

Java Plum (syzygium cuminii) - 4 available - $15

Kwai Muk - 2 available - $15
6 month seedlings. Seeds from tradewinds

Plinia sp. Giant - 2 available -$25
4" pot - little less than 1 year old

Peanut Butter Fruit - $10

Eugenia parkeriana - $45
Approximately 1 year

Eugenia laugustrina - $25
Approx 1.5 years

I bought a bunch of rare plants for a very good price. Highly recommend you make the trip, bonus you get to see a very impressive collection. Thanks again Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado trees flooded with salt water.
« on: October 24, 2022, 08:09:33 PM »
They are likely toast. Avocados don't do well in flooded conditions, I would say you may have made it worse with the additional watering. I lost about 3 avocados from Ian, some avos were only on 5-6 inches higher ground than others and they made it just fine. I'm way out west, so no salt issues, but if you want to try again I would consider some mounds, which make watering more important in the very dry season, but better than getting them wiped out in the real wet hurricane events.

There are typically two crops per year in s fl. Spring and then fall. I like the spring fruits better, but fall isn't bad. You may have to wait a couple months for people in s fl to have fruit ready.

Pretty sure i have an extra ross seedling, send me a PM

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: E4 Abiu Seedling
« on: September 01, 2022, 08:21:56 PM »
They seem to have a slow death after winter. I guess it's the cold that gets them

This same exact things happens whenever I attempt champadek....

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: E4 Abiu Seedling
« on: September 01, 2022, 09:57:22 AM »
Why does every abiu I plant die. It's the only tree I haven't been able to get going. 10a FL

Sorry to change topic a bit. It just seems there a bunch of people in here that are familiar with abiu

Does it die after cold weather? Growing conditions?

I've noticed they like shade when young, and they like lots of water.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: E4 Abiu Seedling
« on: August 30, 2022, 09:52:09 PM »
Where did you cop the seed? Is E4-pointy or round?
Seeds are from farewell, looks round from pic. I sold the one listed, if you want another PM me, I can part w/ one more if you need.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help filling out a hedge
« on: August 29, 2022, 08:09:58 AM »
Alot of Eugenias make great hedges, Pitangatuba is slow growing, but the foliage looks amazing, even if the fruit if not good at all. ;D

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / E4 Abiu Seedling
« on: August 28, 2022, 12:46:30 PM »
I am selling 1 E4 Abiu Seedling that is approximately 6 months old. Price: $65 shipping included

do you know what variety of cempejack it is?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Harvard University compost tea recipe
« on: August 22, 2022, 08:13:05 PM »
@ achetadomestica: it is impressive how you built up your soil. My soil is also white sand; I have mulch on top of it and have not seen much improvement yet after 10 months.
Iíve invested in the tools and materials to make compost tea. Now I am not sure anymore. lol

10 months isn't too long. Is it bone dry? That will slow things. How much mulch are you adding, I would say you need 2-3 feet of mulch and 2 years to see good results, as long as things stay moist.

Of course, mulch is just one way to add carbon to the soil, the living root and it's exudates is the superior way to add carbon to soil.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sowexotic Nursery Experiences?
« on: August 22, 2022, 08:00:34 PM »
I have ordered from them 3 or 4 times in the past 12 months. Shipping has been excellent, plants where healthy, and prices are reasonable. I've taken a look more recently and It seems like they are lowering prices too.

I've heard this fruits in 2-3 years under ideal conditions. I have some E4 seedlings, let me know if interested.

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