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Do you ship plants outside of Florida?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Hawaiian papaya
« on: March 16, 2023, 07:42:36 PM »
need to list prices

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Doesn't Marcos call P. robustum banana guava? Thats what I have


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Tropicalfruitlover-shine muscat pre-order list applicant

Just bought a small portion of shine muscat grape from my local Hmart. Loved it and would like to grow my own.

Looks like Iím going to go to my local h mart tomorrow and check

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hammer524-shine muscat pre-order list applicant

Don't really know if im deserving or not but my new 24 x 38 greenhouse is expected to arrive in a few weeks. Think I will have plenty of room to rig up a trellis for it. Never heard of anyone growing this variety in AZ.


"your forum username - shine muscat pre-order list applicant"

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone post plants on instagram?
« on: March 15, 2023, 07:15:32 PM »
To each his (or her) own, but I don't have an Instagram account. I see no reason to provide Mark Zuckerberg pictures of my plants or anything else he can meta with.

Besides, we have a perfectly fine Tropical Fruit Forum here to post plant pictures on.

you dont have the drive or mindset to become plant influencers like us, you don't even know how many bot followers I have.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone post plants on instagram?
« on: March 15, 2023, 06:58:51 PM »
Ill follow you, im trying to post only trees that I can get to fruit. but i get distracted by other stuff....

@mwohlleban

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 was kinda out of my mind to purchase these. Looking for some dragon fruit cuttings like palora or dark star. Seeds were received on Monday and havenít been opened.



Can ship internationally

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any Info on Clavija euerganea?
« on: March 13, 2023, 04:30:54 PM »
Mine still haven't germinated, 2 weeks ago I peeled off the husk. The orange shiny pearls should start to germinate now

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Fantastic! Keep em' coming!!!!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 'Pecan Pie' Lucuma Scions
« on: March 09, 2023, 03:30:22 PM »
In addition to grafting, I picked up this aerocloning device at my local hydroponics store yesterday. It was on sale as an open box clearance so I figured why not.


Aerocloning is basically rooting, right?  Is that even possible for Pouterias?

No idea if it works, but it seemed serendipitous at the time.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 'Pecan Pie' Lucuma Scions
« on: March 09, 2023, 02:52:37 PM »
In addition to grafting, I picked up this aerocloning device at my local hydroponics store yesterday. It was on sale as an open box clearance so I figured why not.


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Grafted Loquatís $45
« on: March 07, 2023, 02:30:42 PM »
Is this deal still available? Time for me to abandon hope for Akme Gardens.

I'd be interested in getting all three

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Iím gonna go with a simple build and use aluminet shade cloth + fans for cooling. At a later time I can always add on if needed

Thank you everyone for the input

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Fruitnut. My aim is to grow tropicals and for them to not need too much babying during the winter. I havenít experienced a freeze in like two years (Iíve come close). Last summer I was using a 50% shade cloth held up by long T-Post. So I could probably get by fine with taking off the film during summer and putting up aluminet shade cloth. My budget is 8.5k so heeding your advice would allow me to get the proper accessories.

I should probably go the safe route since I am borrowing this money

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Thanks. I've been in contact with the company and I sent them another email to ask if they have seen this sort of design in similar hot environments.

I've also reached out to various local growers asking around for advice. The most trustworthy one came from Arizona Worm Farm and he informed me about this method but he hasn't built one himself.

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No I appreciate it. I got the zero-percent interest loan through a charity. My plan was to add shade cloth and exhaust & intake fans.

There are some good deals on evaporative walls near me but I'm not sure how to set them up. Fruitnut could you help me out and point me towards a good reference in cooling a greenhouse? I care more about the cooling than the heating.

I still haven't spent any money.

My loan was just approved to build a greenhouse. I am going the climate battery/ geothermal approach. My plan is to dig 8ft and install this. Not sure how well this will cool of my greenhouse in the summer but its worth a shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGxy-abbKWk

That system will work well to heat a greenhouse in winter. But in Phoenix you don't need much heating in winter.

Your issue is cooling in summer. The geothermal will be totally inadequate in that regard in Phoenix. I won't waste money on that system. Especially not borrowed money.

You better put in an evaporative cooling system as well. That is a wet wall and large exhaust fans pulling about two air exchanges a minute. Even that might not be adequate.

You'll likely end up adding shade cloth and or a high pressure misting system.

My thought is you don't understand greenhouse heating and cooling well enough to borrow money for a system that you hope works.

Sorry if this seems harsh. Many many people waste money building greenhouses that are poorly designed and have no chance of working properly.

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Grafting guava using normal methods have failed for me.  So I use a modified method as shown in this video starting at 5:39.  You do not need to understand Vietnamese language.  I used this method to graft cherimoya, atemoya, guava, and even fig.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq9A1IvCx7A

Recently I bought a "Queen Improved" Guava from Mimosa Nursery online. It appears to be the same method as demonstrated in the video. The few cleft grafts I have tried on guavas have not worked out

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My loan was just approved to build a greenhouse. I am going the climate battery/ geothermal approach. My plan is to dig 8ft and install this. Not sure how well this will cool of my greenhouse in the summer but its worth a shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGxy-abbKWk

Start a thread with pictures as you do it!  Greenhouse construction threads are great content

For sure planning on it!!!

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My loan was just approved to build a greenhouse. I am going the climate battery/ geothermal approach. My plan is to dig 8ft and install this. Not sure how well this will cool of my greenhouse in the summer but its worth a shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGxy-abbKWk

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: JFí Saramoyo seedlings
« on: March 05, 2023, 02:13:52 PM »
I have two but they are both small. Pink YucatŠn and red Tycal

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Does Zills post their new introductions on their Facebook page? Trying to keep my finger on the pulse of the latest mango trends.

They're a wholesale nursery, so your best bet is to search posts on here for info, especially those close to the sources like Har, Rob, and Alex. Usually they are the first to share info on here. You could also try purchasing fruit from the ZHPP fruit stand and you may luck out, or might get something picked at a time which doesn't give a fair representation.

BTW, Alex recently updated many of the pages on the Tropical Acres Farms site, so if you haven't looked there in a while, there's new info, especially into the medium term performance info for stuff grafted 3+ years ago (many of the recent Zill releases).

Yea I've been relying on the forum members for all mango stuff. Didn't know the website was updated. I'll have to check out before my next mango tree order. Thanks

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Does Zills post their new introductions on their Facebook page? Trying to keep my finger on the pulse of the latest mango trends.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: February 28, 2023, 02:41:04 PM »
Looks like only 1 maybe 2 plants out of the ten I ordered will make it. Oh well. seems like it a few years it will be easier to acquire new varieties.

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