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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling yellow cacao seedlings
« on: April 24, 2021, 08:30:27 PM »
Yellow cacao seedlings $10 each.
Shipping to the US is $15.

I should be able to fit around 3-4 in a box

Can't ship to CA, TX, AZ or HI

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling: Various seeds and seedling
« on: March 23, 2021, 06:00:05 PM »

Alano Sapodilla seeding - 1G - $10

Purple Starapple seedling - 1G - $10

Dwarf everbearing Mulberry - 1G - FREE - Well...its a cutting

Yellow Cacao - 4" pot - $10 (Can Ship to states that allow it)

Yellow Cacao plugs $25 for the set (Can Ship to states that allow it)

Ice cream bean (4ft pod)  - 1G - $10

Machete Ice Cream Bean - 4" pot - $10 (Can Ship to states that allow it)

Mango seedlings - 1G - $5

Abiu Pilosa - 3g - $30

White Starapple Chrysophyllum albidum - 3g - $30


(Can Ship to states that allow it)

Red Custard Apple 15x $5

Assorted Cherimoya 15x for $5

Pierce, Orton. Booth, El Bumpo, Behl, Rudy #20, Spain Cherimoya 10x for $5

Purple Starapple 10x for $5

Note on shipping.
Only available on items that explicitly say so.
The minimum order for shipping is $15
I don't have any special certificates except a nursery license so I can only ship plants to states that allow it.

I'm probably missing some details so please post questions in the thread as others may be wondering the same thing.
I'll update you with pictures when I can.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / J-14 Mango release
« on: March 18, 2021, 02:22:09 PM »
I've been out of the mango loop for the last few months.

Anyone know if ZHPP released J-14 mango.
I was pleasantly surprised at how consistently good it was from them last year. (Not at the LZ level but for my taste a notch below)
Tasted like a Zinc Haden mix to me (from what I remember)

Basically looking to buy a tree or budwood eventually.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fruiting T. cacao in South Florida
« on: March 02, 2021, 01:07:27 PM »
I know this is probably not that rare anymore but I finally managed to get my cacao to fruit.
I'm not really doing anything to protect it. Just planted it on the side of my house.

Would much prefer mangosteen but we'll see in a few more years

I wanted to trim my trees before February is over so I'm offering a few different scions.
I haven't fruited any of them, most of the trees are big enough now where I will begin to hand pollinate this year.
Forum member JF was kind enough to make most of these varieties available to us so if/when he has his spring scion sale I strongly urge everyone to support him.

$4 for annona
$3 for other

Scions will be around 1/4" in diameter, 8 inches long, and wrapped in buddy tape.
Minimum of 10 scions. (Minimum of 2 per variety)
I'll ship it in a USPS small flat rate box ($8.5) early in the week so get your orders in by Saturday (of each week) so I can harvest and prep everything
The last day I'll take orders is 27th.
Paypal via (family and Friends option):

(I'll add more scions over the next week)

Atemoya (any sugar apple and cherimoya blend, including Dream for convenience):
African Pride (Very Limited)*
Arka Sahan
Fake (Hawaiin) Pink Mammoth (Limited)
Giant Aits (Limited)
La Habra Sun
Priestley(Very Limited)*
Randhir(Very Limited)*
Sweetie(Very Limited)*
Tim(Very Limited)*

Custard Apple
San Pablo
Cuban Red
Hunucma Amarilla*

Miami Soursop*

Rosada Ilama*

Temperate Fruit
UFBest Peach
Soflo Persimmon

*Going to get some trimmings from a friend on 2/27/2021. If you want to include these in your order you'll have to wait until March 1st for shipping.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling: UF Best Peach scions
« on: January 21, 2021, 06:39:27 PM »
It took a while but I was finally able to locate a UFBest peach on floriguard rootstock.
I'm reasonably confident that this is the real deal.
I found three tags with the same name between the tree and the soil.
Got it from home depot a few years back.

I'm probably going to get rid of this in a year or two, even it took a while to find.
The reason is fruit fly larva.

Anyways the tree is budding out now so if anyone wants some LMK

$2 per scion, minimum is 10 pieces.
shipping is $8 for a flat rate box.
US only.

Citrus General Discussion / Growing Citrus in ground in Soflo...Progress
« on: January 20, 2021, 04:17:53 PM »
I know the common thread amongst growers down in South Florida is to basically give up on citrus.

I'm just curious if anyone is still pursuing them, at least for homeowners?
Looking for some tips or tricks that might have been discovered recently.
Citrus seems to cover the Winter/Spring season pretty well.

I figured planting on a mound and apply sulfur every year would be a start.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / 2021 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: November 25, 2020, 06:21:14 PM »
Between the late cold and the late rains, our growing season was extended this year.  My Garcinias liked it though.

I was losing hope but it looks like we'll have a cold front next week.
Low 50s for a few days might be enough to get some flowers going in a few weeks. To bad half my trees have pretty recent flushes

I'll update near the end of December.

I have a bunch of Neelam mango seedlings that I really have no use for anymore.
I planting them for breeding and selected the ones I wanted based on sap smell. 6 out for 50

Anyway, I figured I can graft some small trees in spring and send them out in summer.
I should be able to fit 1 in a medium box and 2 in a large.

$30 for 1 not including shipping
$50 for 2 not including shipping

If anyone is interested let me know

Sorry guys, i don't have a phyto so I can't ship to CA

Post here please, it will be easier for me to keep a tally of varieties
I'll reach out to confirm before i start grafting

I have these on mine or my Fathers Yard
Black Spice (seedling)
Butter Cream
Cat Hoa Loc
Cotton Candy
Dupuis Saigon
Frances Hargrave
Fruit Punch
Honey Kiss
Juicy Peach
Lemon Zest
Maha Chanok
Nam Doc Mai #4
Nele Petite
Orange Essence
Orange Sherbet
Pim seng Mun
Pina Colada
Pineapple Pleasure
Son Pari
ST Maui
Thai Everbearing
Ugly Betty
Valencia Pride
Vellia Colomban
White Pirie
Yi Xuan

If its not on the list just ask as i maybe able to get it anyways

**Note: Coconut Cream is Patented so i can't graft that

I'm getting out of the mango tree business since I have most of the stuff I wanted grafting onto my trees.
Tried pricing them to move but I'll plant them at friend's houses if they get too big.
I'm hoping to use the little space I have to focus on propagating Annonas and maybe Garcinias.

ButterCream 15g - $85

Ambika 7g - $65

Cotton candy 7g - $50

Buttercream 7g - $50

Fruit cocktail 7g - $50

Orange essence 7g - $50

Dupree Saigon (Dupuis) 3g - $30

Starapple (Caimito) Purple Seedlings - 1g - $10

Assorted Mango Seedlings. (All labeled). Buttercream, Himsager, Neelam.
I'm trying to select for later season mangos. Free for local Pickup

Dwarf Everbearing Mulberries - 1g - FREE

Katuk - 1g - Free

Pulasan Seedlings - 1g - Free

Turks Cap Hibiscus - $10

Okinawa Spinach - $10

Shipping available to the below items (Can't ship to AZ, CA, LA, TX).
Minimum of $30 for shipping.

Theobroma Cacao plugs - $10, 6 for $40 (Shipping a set of 6 will be around $15)

Out of the 5 or 6 I got, this one had the best tasting pulp. I only kept the seeds from this one.

Annona montana (around a foot) - $15

Soursop (1 gal pot, well rooted, about a 1-2ft tall) - $20

Machete ice cream bean - $15 (3.5 inch pot)

1gal grafted mango tree preorders (using up the remaining Neelam seedlings)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annona Montana as rootstock (mountain soursop)
« on: September 11, 2020, 01:04:28 PM »
I got a few seedlings growing nicely and wanted to see if anyone has some experience using them as rootstock for other annonas.
From what i hear, soursop, rollinia and salzmania works on it.
Hoping some of the more common ones can work too.

20 seeds for $22, including shipping in a small flat rate box

the fruits are average.

PM me if you're interested.

We have a decent amount of people interested in annonas on the forum so I thought we should start a thread to help identify problems.

I'll go first.
My seedlings fruiting soursop has these brown fuzzy looking things on the underside of the leaves.

Tree seems okay and I don't notice ants crawling up the trunk

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling: Sapodilla Fruit (Alano)
« on: May 31, 2020, 01:16:32 PM »
My father has a 30ft tree and too many to eat.
He's looking for $4/lb local pickup for now.

His number is 954 345 1986. (landline)
Location is Coral Springs (Sample and Coral Ridge area)

If we have more supply I'll post back here with shipping details.


I have a few trees I'm trying to sell to make room for some of my experimental trees.

7g Buttercream Mango - $65
7g Fruit Cocktail Mango - $65
7g Son Pari Mango - $65
7g Phoenix Mango - $65 (branching at around 1 foot)
7g Cotton Candy Mango - $65
7g Sein Te Lone - $65

7g Theobroma bicolor aka mocambo aka pataxte- $60
Coming back fine from cold damage, I have two planted so these were my spares.
Some good info on the taste here (

3g Rainforest Plum (Eugenia candolleana) - $25 (one left)

15g Missile wax jambu - $100 (from here

PM if you are interested.
I can send pics via text

I'll try to upload some pictures tomorrow.

Local Pickup only

I'll update the listings when they are gone.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango Top working Suggestions
« on: April 30, 2020, 06:23:57 PM »
I'm considering Top Working my NDM tree that's in the front yard right next to my driveway and 20ft away from the street.

I find the NDM to be really messy, it drops the most fruit I've seen compared to my other trees.
As for the flavor, I'm not fond of the Thai flavor and don't want to settle for green mangos either (there is a delicious sweet spot but it is hard to hit)

I'm looking for a tree that:
Relatively easy to pick but not red.
Decent shelf life
Disease resistance
Doesn't drop a ton of juicy fruit splattering on your driveway and car. (I'm okay with some)
7/10 flavor is fine with me.
Vigor does not matter.

I'm being picky, but with so many mangos to choose from might as well shoot for the moon.

So far what I can think of is Seacrest, Valcarrie, Cecilove and Dupuis.
Am I missing anything obvious?

I already have (Angie, Cac, LZ, OS, FP, Glenn, Venus, Edward, Zinc, Edgar, Taralay, Manalita, Pickering, Nelepetite, Cotton Candy, E4)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Foliar Feeding: Spraying vs Fogging
« on: April 16, 2020, 12:06:50 PM »
Is there a different concentration requirement for a fogger vs a standard sprayer?
I assume not because the amount that stays on the leaf should be the same.
Does anyone have experience with this?

Sale is over.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Chop and Drop suggestions
« on: March 18, 2020, 02:15:05 PM »
I no longer have the time to receive a truckload of mulch and wheelbarrow it into my back yard, so I'm looking into growing my own.

Does anyone have any suggestions for chop and drop plant and living ground cover?

I know there is:
Mexican Sunflower
Perennial Peanut
Sunshine mimosa

Is there anything else people would suggest for South Florida?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ziziphus mauritiana (Indian Jujube) Varieties
« on: February 20, 2020, 11:45:39 AM »
I haven't seen much posted on the forum about it but I had my first large sampling of Thai Giant/Thornless and it was impressed.

Nice fruit but the season is where I think it shines.
A crunchy sweet fruit in winter is a welcome change.

A few years ago I had some at my parent's house (i believe the seeds came from the Caribbean) but it wasn't nearly as good. Too much tannins and not a great texture.

Does anyone know of any improved varieties other than Thai Giant/Thornless?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling: Yi xuan mango trees
« on: January 25, 2020, 06:19:11 PM »
I grafted some Yi xuan scions on PPK rootstock last year
$35 each
Local pickup only.

While the fruit does taste great when properly ripened it has a laundry list of potential issues.

Pm if you're still interested

Tropical Fruit Discussion / 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: December 13, 2019, 11:37:48 AM »
I just spotted flowers starting to emerge from my NDM.

I was expecting to see them in December, but i'll take it

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: Persimmon Fruit
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:15:06 PM »
If anyone has a good crop this year I'd love to buy a box or two of persimmons.
Any leads on farms would be helpful too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please Help with this Jaboticaba ID
« on: October 26, 2019, 11:26:28 AM »
I'm no expert on Jaboticaba but I know some of you out there are.

I got this plant as a "Red Hybrid" after I got rid of my previous one.
The more I look at it the less it looks like a Red Hybrid though.

The leaves don't look the same and I noticed it likes to grow in flushes. (my previous Red was continuously throwing out new pretty leaves)

I compared it to the Sabara i have and it doesn't look like it either.
No fruit yet, its been in a 15 gal container for a little over a year

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