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Awesome! I would be down to get a couple more species from Andre as well if he has anything else new. Customs would have made a note of it if they took them...even if to was for their secret garden. You joke about that, but I have seen 19 year servicemembers throw their retirement away for less. You can retire at 20 years of active service in the military.

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I got my package and the insects were deemed to be of no concern. 

They destroyed 2 packages of Eugenias that I had that had germinated, although I had gotten packages of Mouriri that were SUPER germinated and they had no issue.  I'm pretty sure Eugenias require the next level plant importation certificate while, Mouriri, which is unlisted is permissable to be imported in with the seed permits.   Not entirely sure, but I'm gonna find out.
Interesting...
all of our eugenias came, even though all were starting to germinate.
Edit: we only ordered 2 types of eugenias - e.sulcatta, and e.pyriformis

Everything but the E. angustissima... The wound is still fresh. Lol


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I would also be interested in knowing the various altitudes and climates people are growing and fruiting tropical fruit trees at...

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I have a 3 year old tree and I rarely use any antifungals, but I noticed a small branch was being attacked by a black (assuming fungal) patch that started a few nodes away from the tip of said branch and caused it to die back. Any ideas? I know it's pretty rare, but figured someone else has to be growing it.

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Everything arrived quickly and in excellent shape. Thanks for the extras!

Very excited to have started the new year off with these!


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Thanks for offering these! Curious if the Nauclea latifolia is from a plant that you got from me or another member or one you grew from seed?

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Sorry to hear that happened. It still seems really vague and up to interpretation for germinated seeds... I can't help but think that someone somewhere has a really nice confiscated fruit tree garden in the works. Hopefully I'm wrong.

That sweet, sweet USDA pension plan is probably more than enough for these guys to yeet them into the incinerator without even blinking an eye. Not worth keeping compared to a steady job, I'm sure!

Human stupidity and greed wins out more often than you might expect. You give people too much credit if you always expect them to do the right or logical thing.


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Sorry to hear that happened. It still seems really vague and up to interpretation for germinated seeds... I can't help but think that someone somewhere has a really nice confiscated fruit tree garden in the works. Hopefully I'm wrong.

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That is strange indeed. Every recalcitrant seed that anyone on this forum gets from outside the US comes with a medium.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peru
« on: December 26, 2021, 07:27:53 PM »
I wish in lived in Peru.

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Nice! What do the 2 Eugenia spp. and Plinia nana taste like?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: PuertoRicoFoodForest Fresh Fruits
« on: December 11, 2021, 06:41:56 PM »
Maybe you should read all the posts before you waste your money. Sucks for the people who put in orders for overpriced fruit and now will get nothing.

Did this man hurt you? He's not even in the ground yet. Let it go.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: PuertoRicoFoodForest Fresh Fruits
« on: December 09, 2021, 06:45:27 AM »
Fruits look great! I plan to order some in the future. Great prices for some really rare fresh fruits.

One box vs. a (+/-) 1,500 dollar ticket to somewhere like Malaysia, or just travelling anywhere right now to "have your fill" seems an absurd notion to me. As if you could ever have enough of your favorite fruit in a week to last years. Maybe some people have Bezos money and can catch a flight whenever they have a hankering for a snack. I'll stick with the box, but don't let me stand in your runway.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: New brazilian seller seeds
« on: December 08, 2021, 11:10:55 AM »
Could you provide a list/photos of some of what you have available? Thanks

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Just wanted to give a quick update.
Just had the first final and I feel great about it. Thanks for the support!
Anyway,
The main reason is to update you guys that seller will ship no later than next Wednesday. I expect the seeds to arrive in about 2 weeks (around a week and a half from Brazil then another couple of days to me). So the seeds will arrive around Christmas? Not a good time still trying to figure out what is best. USPS is already screwing up my packages. Little worried about the seeds taking more time when I ship to you.

Well done! I'm sure you did great.

Everything arrived clean and germinating last time from André, though it did take twice as long due to mail issues at the time. However, end result was great! Everything is still alive and he was really cool to work with. Thanks for getting this going Ryan!

Cheers,

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Trusted Mexican seller?
« on: December 04, 2021, 12:48:44 PM »
I recommend Raul, "Raulglezruiz".

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: tasmanian mountain pepper seeds
« on: December 01, 2021, 02:27:59 AM »
I now carry plants with my nursery that are a self fruitful female clone. It's likely the same clone that One Green World carries. I will also have seeds available in July when the fruit is in season.

Which is your nursery? Link?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Deadly apple tree in Florida
« on: November 29, 2021, 08:55:53 PM »
My question is why don't the get eradicated if it is a noxious plant? Is there some benefit?

Unknown numbers of species and ecosystems rely on many "dangerous" plants. Many "toxic" plants have yielded pharmaceutical drugs (Chondrdendron tomentosum) and chemotherapeutic compounds (Catharanthus roseus) due to their bioactive components or that of their endophytes (seems to be the case with Taxus brevifolia). Less than 1 % of all plant species have been studied thoroughly for their potential medicinal benefits alone. Yet roughly 25% of medications in our local pharmacy contain active plant compounds.

"We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity. "

- E. O. Wilson

I say let it grow.   ;)

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"achetadomestica" has the best Muntingia offer in town (yellow and red varieties as well)

Kind regards,

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: tasmanian mountain pepper seeds
« on: November 29, 2021, 08:35:13 AM »
Also,

https://onegreenworld.com/product/tasmanian-mountain-pepper/

Their clonal variety is supposedly self fertile.

Kind regards,

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: tasmanian mountain pepper seeds
« on: November 29, 2021, 08:32:48 AM »
Weird fruit explorer (youtube) did a thing on this and had links to at least one farm selling them.

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Sent a PM with my updated list.

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I'm really look for good size sections because I hopefully want to propagate my own. I also may need somethign on the thicker side as Ill be using em as rootstock for thicker cacti.

The thickest sized ones I have found were Pereskia grandiflora...they also have an upright growth pattern. The least vine like when they get large. Not sure about rate of growth, but they may better support grafts. I heard pereskiopsis is better for speed of graft growth, but I haven't read anything about that.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Anyone growing Sideroxylon spp.
« on: November 20, 2021, 07:17:00 AM »
I am interested in learning new strategies for germinating Sideroxylon species and any other facts about their cultivation and use. Particularly Sideroxylon grandiflorum and well as any North or South American species with edible fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« on: November 18, 2021, 11:29:32 PM »
I saw that toptropicals just got some larger trees in if anyone is looking to grow them.

Cheers

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