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Mocambo
Cupuassu
Chinese passion fruit melon
Capulin cherry
Cecropia peltata aka gummy worm fruit

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Palologrower may have some seedlings of sweeter Garcinia dulcis left. According to him, flavor profile is like a good sweet peach with some citrus overtone. The description is on par with a Russell Sweet. What’s more, his seedlings came from a single mother tree so seedlings may also be considered monoecious (Russell Sweet trees are said to be dioecious). I bought some sweeter Garcinia dulcis seedlings from him. Looking forward to try out the fruits eventually!

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Oh dang, just realized I had posted in the seed posting. Oh well, hope you don’t mind Lance! 😉😁

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Thanks Lance for providing the sweeter Garcinia dulcis plants. I bought 2 just in case. But if each turns out to be self pollinating, then hey, more power to us! 🙂

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: For Sale: Wedgwood Loquat
« on: June 12, 2024, 12:03:46 AM »
I already have a Vista White, but I could use another white flesh variety, especially since you consider it to be a top 5 and I know you have your fair share of experience at tasting many loquat varieties, a lot more than I have...Most of my life I eat the yellow flesh loquats from mostly seedlings. Thanks for your offer! It is nice of you to share the proceed with the owners of some of those excellent fruit varieties, many of which would probably stay local had you not posted about them on TFF...

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings for sale
« on: June 10, 2024, 12:53:46 PM »
Haven’t try them yet but would love to try out some of the Garcinia dulcis fruits with any slight resemblance to a Russell Sweet garcinia...Lance seedlings come from a mother tree that gives off sweeter fruits with overtones of citrus and peaches. What’s more, it’s likely to be self pollinating as it was able to bear fruits all on its own without another Garcinia dulcis right near by. This is an advantage over Russell Sweet since I’ve heard the Russell Sweet is dioecious...

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The package got here quick and the COTRG plants were incredibly healthy looking—Thick stems with many green leaves; I know Kevin had been giving them lots of care before they got sent out. I feel like it is his labor of love and he is one of TFF best sellers in terms of reliability and honesty...Keep up the good work!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings for sale
« on: June 06, 2024, 12:47:42 PM »
Several sources state that, despite the name, the pulp of a typical Garcinia dulcis can actually be quite tart. Are you selling seedlings of a sweeter variety, similar to a Russell sweet garcinia?

I never had a Russell’s fruit myself so I can’t speak to that.  But the dulcis seedlings are from fruit I ate and they were sweet.  Citrus peach like.  When you buy these seedlings you get some my my salvia dna in the mix!  Ha

Lol! I’m starting to like the Korean Natural Farming (KNF) thing going on in the gardening world that is starting to attract gardeners from all walks of life. Personally I like the fact that almost anything organic can be turned into useable compost in a shorter amount of time than a “typical” composting method. Your “saliva dna” will just be made into useable compost by the KNF bacteria !😉😛😁

BTW...Russell sweet garcinia also has a peachy taste. Thumbs up to the sweet dulcis seedlings...

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings for sale
« on: June 05, 2024, 11:41:09 PM »
Several sources state that, despite the name, the pulp of a typical Garcinia dulcis can actually be quite tart. Are you selling seedlings of a sweeter variety, similar to a Russell sweet garcinia?

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Take Mark top choices of fruits seriously because he seems to know what he’s talking about...

Here we see Mark’s tropical fruit oasis on Virginia Fruit Grower’s youtube channel:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QmMRZIcOIv0

Epic fruit tree collection you got there, Mark!

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I’ve not seen one in person, but many online pictures show the pulp of the fruit to look oddly similar to that of a gac fruit—having a rather generous amount of dark orangey/bright red, slippery and juicy pulp. Also an interesting looking vine IMHO...

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Yeah I’ve heard about that website, Useful Tropical Plants. It’s got a huge database of so many edible plants. 👍  Thanks for the links, I appreciate it!

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I thought all the known tropical fruit trees of the world were mentioned on Bellamy Trees website.

I’m not even close...

I'm probably no closer to knowing all the fruiting species out there than you are. There are over a thousand species in the genus Eugenia, and Pouteria has a couple hundred more. Imagine having 500 species of Eugenia in your collection and knowing that you are less than halfway to owning all of them!

Kameron has offered some, probably all of these. Several sellers (Bellamy, Anderson, Hapa Joe, etc.) offered an incredible amount of new species last year, as Brazil made seed exports possible for the first time in years. As long as that remains the case, we will see dozens of new species being introduced to the US annually, at least for several more years.

You should check out the Useful Tropical Plants website: https://tropical.theferns.info/. As of this post, their database currently lists 12727 species of edible, medicinal, and otherwise useful species.

Ah I see, that’s why we are recently being introduced to new Eugenia and Sapote species as well as other just heard about species, because of Brazil’s export restriction that was lifted not too long ago...I’m sure there are other websites out and I’m a little biased toward Bellamy Trees website, but admittedly, it seems like almost every time I check back to Bellamy Trees website, a new obscure species would seem to pop up out of nowhere! Respect to Kameron for his dedication at sorting out all the seeds for his customers...

We are just beginning to learn about those new species. Many of them we have no idea how to care for. And yet our passion for the rare and the exotic fruits encourage us to not give up on them and share information on how to care for them whether they are grown on the cool, dry hills of Southern California or the hot and humid lowland of South Florida. Some day we may see a few nurseries selling Pouteria butyrocarpa trees right along side a row of sapodilla trees. 👍

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I thought all the known tropical fruit trees of the world were mentioned on Bellamy Trees website.

I’m not even close...

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Nance?
You got peanut butter fruit, blackberry jam fruit, and then you got a fruit that some people would use as a creamy cheese spread. Mother nature is the original innovator; We are just following her path!...😁

I meant to say velvet apple, but I’ve heard that some nance fruits can have that creamy cheesy-like taste as well, particularly the ripe ones...

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You got peanut butter fruit, blackberry jam fruit, and then you got a fruit that some people would use as a creamy cheese spread. Mother nature is the original innovator; We are just following her path!...😁

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: April 25, 2024, 10:26:54 PM »
“Sweet and creamy no grit” custard apple seeds arrived quick and appeared to be fresh and viable, thanks!!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flowering Vanilla Orchid
« on: April 22, 2024, 12:48:16 PM »
That’s similar to a dragon fruit plant, where when the growth falls over is usually when it wants to begin to flower...

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: April 22, 2024, 12:38:13 PM »
Na Dai sugar apple seedlings—Check.

Lisa Pride atemoya seedlings—Check.

Next up...Custard apple, ilama, and even paw paw plants coming pretty soon to a rare fruit nursery near you! 😉😁

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My experience with germinating guava seeds is that the seedlings prefer, or in some cases, even required to be placed under dapple shade. Avoid placing them in locations that are exposed to bright intense early afternoon sun. In other words, treat them like you would try to grow a Northern plant in a Southern climate: Exposure to moderate morning sun and avoidance of intense early afternoon sun...

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Then I guess there is still hope. Time to play the waiting game and wish each other the best of luck at grafting it from now until late summer! 😁

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I am trying to do vaneer graft on them. Those grafts that I last checked were still green. But who knows how longer they’re going to last. Experience with Red Himalayan and Aussie Green mulberry scions show that even after a month of green wood doesn’t necessarily translate to an automatic take. Grafting can be quite frustrating at time.

By the way, anyone who wants to graft seedless che, try grafting them onto osage orange seedlings. Mine take sooo easily and I still considered myself an amateur at grafting. If I can graft them as an amateur grafter, you probably can succeed as well...

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Well now she has made a name for herself in the tropical fruit community.🙂


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Disclaimer: Physan PSPTA20 is not a nutrient nor is it a medicine. DO NOT take it internally or allow it to come in contact with any body part. It is only a plant fungicide, and hence, should only be treated as such if you intend to use it.

I just want to make that clear so no one would read my previous comment and interprets it the wrong way...

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This whole “chemical” vs “organic” fertilizers/fungicides/pesticides just never seem to end.

It’s all about moderation folks.

Paracelsus said it best: A nutrient in small dosage can become a potential poison in high dosage. The level of exposure can matter.

For those who still insist on going “organic”, I recommend adding a small amount of true cinnamon (C. zeylanicum) powder to your seedling potting mix. I found it does appear to lower the incidence of damping off in some seedlings..

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