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I'm looking for some feedback about graftatree. What we can improve, what is good, and what you would like more of.
To be eligible, you must have purchased goods from us on the website before this date. We will be checking to see this!
Everyone who finishes the survey will get entered in a raffle. The one winner will either get a scion of rose red yangmei, or get a pregrafted tree if you don't have rootstock.
Here's the survey -
The drawing will happen on 5/21.
Thank you so much for the support and stay tuned for more seeds!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Yangmei scions for sale
« on: May 17, 2023, 09:53:38 AM »
I have 8 crystal
and 8 biqi
scions around 1/4 inch, some smaller, some larger
Length should be over 5 in.
Pricing is
$20 crystal
$15 biqi
Shipping is $6
message me your orders.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / yangmei trees SOLD
« on: May 16, 2023, 08:48:54 PM »
SOLD everything is gone.
Thank you!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / An hai Yangmei cheap sale
« on: May 13, 2023, 09:50:37 PM »

Iíve been blessed with Yangmei, but not enough. Needless to say, this one needs to go. From bills order last spring. Has RKN, and whatever stuff it came with lol. Tried treating it, but wouldnít go away.
If no one wants it, itís going to be incinerated.
Got enough stock itís not worth my time.
I would give it for free, but not worth shipping it
Asking $60
Free ship
Literally $10 more than the bare root trees lol
Donít guarantee this one. Its like full send May die lol.
Growing from above and below graft.
Peace out

Hello everyone,
we are pleased to be offering
canarium schweinfurtii
kola nitida
and garcinia kola
There were several other species we hoped to bring to the table, but unfortunately they didn't pass our initial inspection process. As always, we only sell seeds that we would like to receive ourselves.
Stay tuned for more seeds coming in. We hope to broaden our selection this summer.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tropical Fruit Tree Memes
« on: May 08, 2023, 08:11:26 PM »
Tropical fruit tree memes - the finest memes you will find about growing, collecting, and eating tropical fruits.
That is what this thread is about. Sharing the finest memes with the community. Please feel free to post your own. Just make sure they are within community standards. You can make your own memes with the mematic app you can get on your phone.
Here is the first meme dump which is mostly about jaboticabas. Will update with more later!
I've posted these on FB and got a great response from them, so I'm going to post them here. I hope the whole community can add, not just me. So if you have any, please feel free to add!
So without futher notice here they are -

I have some extra bulk seeds I would like to unload. If not, they are going to be planted most likely.
Got 150 biqi yangmei
and probably like 400 oblongata seeds.
Message me your offers.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Graftatree Custom Merch
« on: April 24, 2023, 02:58:57 PM »
Hey guys,
graftatree is having another business sector open up, and this summer it looks like it will be merch! We will be making our own custom shirts and hats and other products.
Now, we want to expand that to the community. Have a seed business and want to do tropical fruit tree merch? We got you covered. We can do it for about 1/2 the cost of other providers. Given normally you can find custom shirt for around $14-18 each. We going to do bulk orders only so only orders of above 50 shirts are viable.
We have already talked to several potential people about merch. If you're interested, please let us know.

Hello everybody, unfortunately my FL trip this year will be missing lychee season.
Lychees are one of my favorite fruits.
I know the lychee crop season is coming up. For you home growers down in FL, would any of you be willing to overnight me any lychees?
In return, I can send you grafted yangmei plants or jaboticaba plants. whatever you want to trade.
All you gotta do is overnight me a box of lychees.
We can discuss more via pm, but just getting it out there.
I know season has not started just yet.

I cut a big branch off my tree and have 4-5 scions at 4-5 inches long.
They will be wrapped in parafilm and sent out first thing tomorrow morning.
Total is $26 including shipping
Diameter is nice and in the 1/4-1/3 range.
Pm me your address and I'll ship out right away.

I got a friend here who is looking for cassava plants.
Anyone got some they can ship to me?
Can buy or trade.
(got some cool stuff from Baker Creek seeds) can read my blog post about it at

After seeing the mold atemoya thread and having personal questions about the best way to send scions, this thread is going up. Itís been discussed before, but itís nice to have all the info in one place.
Please chime in with what your take on sending scions is.
Iíll go first,
No wet paper towels. Iíve thrown out lots of stuff just cause they were moldy. Literally the scions were soaked and dripping water.
Iíve noticed best way to send is wrapped in parafilm or buddy tape. Itís also an act of courtesy so the receiver doesnít have to do it. Wrapping them and putting in a plastic bag is enough. Iíve also received scions in a plastic bag with no wrap. This also seems to work. Jaboticaba and avocado were great looking after that treatment.
Scions with high sap content Iíd recommend to keep a bit moist. Iíve had jackfruit and cempedak scions dry out super fast. To keep a bit moist, Iíll wrap them or just place them in a bag with a moist paper towel. I squeeze ALL the water out to make sure they donít mold. This is on top of the scions being wrapped.

When preparing scions, choose branches that have not pushed new growth if possible. Buds that are larger are nice to choose. Just donít choose too late or else it doesnít work either. Choose branches with the most upright growth if possible. This really comes into play with garcinia. Other trees, itís fine.

Storing -
Iíve found that the fridge can work well by storing scions. Just donít let them freeze. Be smart. Also keep in mind certain types of scions last longer than others. Rule is if you can graft it sooner, itís better when it comes to tropical fruits.

Please feel free to add on your advice and comments. Do you agree or disagree with what Iím saying? Iíd love to hear.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Yangmei Survey Feb 2023 Group Order
« on: March 22, 2023, 08:04:40 PM »
Hey! I'm taking statistics class right now and it's always cool to see how data and stuff works.
I've made a short survey about your success rates on this yangmei order. This is to help benefit the community for future group buys - we will see what techniques led to the best turnout of success. Individual data will not be shared, sold, or distributed  ;). This means that we will not know that Jaboticaba45 got 5 and lost all 5... Only the data as a whole will be presented right back to the forum to further the yangmei quest. Based off the data, we may be able to draw conclusions on how to better revive bareroot yangmei.
Here's the link to the survey -
If you have any questions, please let me know!

Hello everyone,
welcome to the PGA also known as the Psidium Growers Association. These last few years have been filled with new varieties of psidiums, but due to their spot in the meta, there is not much discussion covering these plants. I'm starting this thread to document, discuss, and derive ways to classify, grow, and learn about psidiums (especially the new ones).
I'll go first - here's my psidium eugeniafolia (it is synonym with myrtoides I belive). I've just found a couple flower buds on it so it looks promising. They are fast growers! This one went from a half gallon to a 7 gallon pot rootbound in a year.

Some other interesting psidiums in my collection but not pictured are sartorianum and longipetiolatum.

Hello Everybody,
I've gotten tons of requests for shine muscat. Well I hope to get them out to the public as soon as possible. Best way to do this is setting up a pre-order waitlist.
I'll go in the order of people who respond to this thread.
They won't be cheap as there won't be many plants to go around...Aside from the couple people who got cuttings, it will be a decent wait until I can propagate more cuttings from the mother plants. I'm asking $125 for a well rooted plant shipped in pot including shipping.
Price will go down, but it'll be a few more years until it becomes pretty common. So this high price reflects the time, research, money, and care put into these plants. Also this is to discourage people who are only half hearted about these. I want these to go to people with a passion to grow them.
I estimate them to be ready in another month or so. I'll go in order shipping out plants until I run out. Not sure how much I can produce.

If you want to get on this list, you must reply to this thread copying this exact statement: " your forum username - shine muscat pre-order list applicant" And you must state a reason why you deserve to grow this plant. Like I said, only serious people here.
Here's the list:
1. Already taken (my friend asked me)
2. Hammer524
3. Nayeli321

There's more info online about these.
If you have specific questions feel free to ask.
It's my top 5 fruit.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Want cecilove mango scions
« on: March 12, 2023, 09:05:17 PM »
I know itís kinda hard to come by, but if anyone has a spare scion or two Iíd love to trade or buy.
Thank you so much! One of my favorite mangoes🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭

Tropical Fruit Discussion / How to open tagua nuts? (vegetable ivory)
« on: March 05, 2023, 11:13:03 PM »
So I was cleaning out my room and found some tagua nuts I was given at the fruit and spice park many years ago. I removed the outer husk of one fresh, but the other one I left alone. How do I open the rest? Does anyone have any experience with that?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Growing star anise
« on: March 02, 2023, 06:18:54 PM »
Who here grows star anise? I love the versatility it provides as a spice.
Would love to see some examples lol.
Not much talk about this one. Or even spices in general.

I ended up having a conversation with a friend and we discussed what are the fastest growing jaboticabas. Especially with the new flood of varieties, this seems like a good time to find out what are the fastest growing jaboticabas for you. Specifically from seed. Of course there are many factors that influence growth rate, but it's still interesting to see nonetheless.
I'll go first
Rosa de pescoco has been really fast along with novak's phitrantha. Went from a plug to a well rooted 3 in less than 2 years. Also have a red that took off from FFF.

Would love to see imput from others also!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for gamboge FOUND
« on: February 26, 2023, 05:35:54 PM »
Thanks everyonbody!

Hello everyone! It's that time of year again. I ended up taking the ACT again on the 10th of February. Now my scores should be released this Tuesday the 28th. To keep the tradition of ACT giveaways alive (GGG and Jaboticaba45 ACT Giveaway 2.0), I knew this one had to be good. I mean it's hard to beat giving out grafted scarlets and grimals, various eugenias, annona salizmanii, and even plinia rara!  So to make this one super cool, I've partnered up with HapaJoe, one of the best seed collectors out there! We will give away a $100 gift certificate to be used on his online store. He's currently in Brazil right now, and will be dropping many new cool stuff which I can't wait for. Check out his website!

Here's how this giveaway will work -
guess my ACT section scores.
There are 4 sections
Each is scored on a scale of 1(lowest) to 36 (highest).
For example say I guessed 28 English, 24 Math, 27 Reading, and 30 Science. If my real score was 24 E, 24 M, 19 R, 20 S...I'd compute it based off the absolute value of the score. So it would be a difference of 22 points (not good - you want the lowest difference to win). The person with the least difference in score guesses will win the prize! Guessing will stop at 10:00 am eastern time on Tuesday the 28th of February.

Prizes -
I'll give away a 2nd and 3rd place prize but they haven't been decided yet as of now. The first place winner will get $100 gift certificate for HapaJoe's nursery. Second and Third place prize - second is eugenia mosenii plant - third is eugenia sp. de goiana plant.

Thank you all for all the support you've given! I couldn't do this without you! Also huge thanks to HapaJoe! I have tons of respect for what he does. Questions, comments, and guesses are all welcomed!

Black Ruilin - Yingsi

and Prince Anhai - Ruansi

Hey guys, yangmei has been my passion for the last couple of years and I wanted to start giving back and spreading these plants around. These are extremely rare and new to the United States. I believe less than 5 of these plants have ever been sold (as in the variety I'm offering). You can see the crazy ebay prices now as there are a few sellers out there. But instead of dumping them on ebay and seeing how much I can earn, I want to sell these at a straight price as I am also unable to afford ebay prices in general. I was in that situation wishing I could buy rare plants but not having the resources to do so. This forum has been so good to me so I'm selling here instead of ebay.
These plants are on preorder as I strive to get you the healthiest plants available. Looking at the pictures you can see these are the best looking ones ever offered. period. I want the root systems to become more established so I'm requesting another two weeks before I ship them out. These are very hardy and after research anywhere above zone 8 is not a challenge and can be put in ground. Our trees have taken 10f. This is why I find this tree so promising - Anyone can grow this and it's not limited to FL, CA, and HI. In fact, they will do better with some chill hours. We will be offering wusu in the future - that's the one you'd want to get if you're in a tropical place like south FL or HI.

This is a big brain move now. No dealing with RKN infested trees, no more wasting 100s of dollars to buy bare root trees that will die; none of that nonsense. We guarantee that these trees are healthy and have personally inspected the roots. Everything is fine and it so nice to get a beautiful tree. I know of and know many people who lost so many trees just cause it's hard to grow them from bare root. Even with my research, it was so hard to grow them. Just cause all the fine root got ripped off and the trees spent 2 weeks in transit. From this POV, it's exponentially better to just buy a healed up tree that is growing and healthy.

So, now let's talk more about the varieties offered. The taller one is Ruansi (Prince Anhai) -
here is more information taken from yangmei variety list compiled by Bill

Also known as Taiwan Yangmei, it is an early-maturing variety bred by Dr. Zeng Fanwensan of Taiwan by crossing the tree species provided by Longyan Sunong Seedling Co., Ltd. and the female parent Anhai soft flesh. Green, the tops of young shoots are sharper, and the leaves are rounder when mature. Some leaves have teeth, some have no teeth, and have obvious hybrid characteristics. Fruits can be set in the second anniversary after planting, and the yield is excellent. It blooms in mid-to-late February, and the fruit matures in mid-May, 15-20 days earlier than Dongkui. Generally, the weight of a single fruit is about 18-23 grams. The fruit is round, purple-black in color, soft and tough, and contains 12-14 soluble solids. %, the flavor is sweet and slightly sour, the taste is better than Dongkui, and it will not drop a lot of fruit like Dongkui when it rains. After harvesting, it can be stored at room temperature for 3-5 days, which is better for storage and transportation than Dongkui.

What interests me is that it has anhai genes...Anhai is one of the most cold tolerant yangmei we've ever seen. 10f didn't even faze it. Also fruit can be set in the second anniversary after planting. What's better?

And now on to yingsi (black ruilin) -
Not much to say, but it holds up in storage extremely well. Also matures in late May, a bit earlier than dongkui.
Fruits are larger than anhai. You can find a bit more information if you dig though.

I find it hard to set a price on these as they are so rare and the market is always changing. But nonetheless, I need to. So after talking to others, factoring in costs and care, I'm going to ask $400 per tree. FYI these are imports as with 99% of the other yangmei trees on the market. Soon we won't have to import anymore. Soon I'll be propagating my own. As with many others. Soon the price should go down. I can't wait to see what will happen in the next few years!

Questions, Comments, and Statements are welcomed. Thank you for looking!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Graftatree Seeds
« on: February 16, 2023, 08:58:33 PM »
Got some biqi yangmei seeds in the shop! On sale for the next two days I think.
Free shipping on all orders!
Also have the grafting clips in stock. Check them out!

Got a nice description in the store.
Thanks for looking!
Biqi is sold out for now, but we are in the process of acquiring more. Stay tuned!
No worries they are back in stock as of 3/29/23!!!

We also have some plinia oblongata and giant red crystal jaboticaba seeds in the shop!
At graftatree, we strive to bring quality products to the market at a fair price. If you're not satisfied with your order, let us know and we will make it right!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Making concrete pots
« on: February 12, 2023, 10:53:13 PM »
So I had to fix the driveway and there's a few bags left over of concrete. I was thinking of making a large 50+ gallon pot. Problem is the PH is super high...I've read you can soak them to leach the ph out, but it still looks like no matter how much time the ph will still be too high. Any pointers and advice. And has anyone done this before?

I have to cut a large grafted branch off my tree. Does anyone want the scions? You can find more info about it by using search feature.

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