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Messages - Rispa

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Ison's should have it in spring. I'm interested in trying it too

https://www.isons.com/shop/fruit-trees/apple-trees/cinnamon-spice-apple-tree/

I think OP means cinnamon apple (Pouteria hypoglauca) related to sapote, not an actual temperate apple (Malus domestica) variety.

Whoops. Looks like I have a new fruit to look up. Thank you.

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If the buyer wants to part with a pup and ship. It *eye brow wiggle* I'm here and looking to add more banana to my yard.

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Ison's should have it in spring. I'm interested in trying it too

https://www.isons.com/shop/fruit-trees/apple-trees/cinnamon-spice-apple-tree/

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I don't have room to put it inside with a heat matt, so I'll just put it outside in the shade with some cover over it, maybe one of those clear storage containers then I can open the lid and check it everyday.
You might try putting it on concrete like the driveway, so it warms up with the sun and holds in heat for a while after dark.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for skinner mulberry
« on: June 01, 2024, 06:22:52 AM »
They have but figured I could prep them.
Any luck finishing prepping the scions and making a list of what else you have?

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I also want to know if zero latex is inherited. I have some year old plants from a fruit I got at the store that was so delicious and 0 latex. I thought I was getting a small fruit, but I'm the end had so much I shared with two other people.

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Not totally sure but we do get pretty cold here believe it or not in the FL panhandle. I would assume in Texas even in the southern parts likely have a similar level of cold in winter.
Based on a friend who lives up there you might be colder than Houston

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It's that time of year again. Chickasaw plums are starting to ripen. I will have hundreds of seeds available. Great rootstock for other prunus species. Hit me up! Changing the price to 10 seeds for $5. Plus applicable shipping costs.
Do yours need chill hours?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya tastes bad
« on: May 20, 2024, 01:18:51 AM »
Used to be able to get good ripe papayas here in houston, but that stopped during covid. Unfortunately I think that covid restricting the number of employees out caused companies to start picking fruits less ripe and they realize that they can continue saving money by keeping up the same thing. The only good papaya I have had was a small one from hawaii. It finally motivated me to grow my own.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: It's so hot 🔥
« on: May 19, 2024, 03:05:28 AM »
Based on my experience in Houston last year I suggest investing in shade cloths. I think I may have lost less from the drought and over 100 highs for 2 months

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Found these at a local tropical fruit store. Interesting fruit. Potent smell, but watered down taste, but maybe it wasn't ripe.

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Did a google search.  This looks like the Cionosicyos macranthus on this site.
https://www.tradewindsfruit.com/cionosicyos-macranthus-chinese-passion-fruit-melon-seeds

So perhaps the other fruit which was also large but soft (it exploded n dropping from height) may be the Passiflora-quadrangularis.  I will have to see if that fruits again.

Does anyone have a picture of what the fruit should look like?


I cut the fruit, see picture above.  The pulp color and taste matches the Cionosicyos macranthus.
Congrats on your success!!!

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i had this one that took 3yrs and now i graft from it.  It was fruiting at about 5ft tall in a 3 gal pot...and it was like every flower that formed set a fruit.

Since then the tree has got larger (the mother died, but a grafted one I have is alive)...and it gets covered by ants which wreck the crop (scale bugs mostly actually do the damage, they cover the flowers entirely)...
but when the tree was happy it made so much fruit it was amazing...

other ones i grew didn't do the same, they'd grow up to be really big, and have lots of flowers that seldom set any fruit.

Hands you tried airlayering? I wonder if it would make good root stock

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You should try okra raw. Also I'm trying a few new things. Georgia Candy Roaster squash, garlic vine, and tindora everbearing cucumber

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What's special about this one?

Dwarfing, highly rated taste, cold tolerance.  It's the pomegranate I chose for 7b.
Cool, thanks for the info

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What's special about this one?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Amla discussion
« on: May 11, 2024, 05:47:44 PM »
That is what my Amla flowers on ,old growth. :  )
Thanks. I'll take more care to protect it early this winner

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Amla discussion
« on: May 11, 2024, 12:17:25 PM »
Does it only bloom on old growth? Mine die to the ground every year since it's the last plant I protect. I'm thinking I need to step up if I want fruit.

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Got them and looking forward to eating them next year (I'm a big optimist)

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pineapple Nanas Paun Giant
« on: May 07, 2024, 02:50:24 PM »
I'm interested when they are available again

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Congratulations on graduating!

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: grafting citrus
« on: May 04, 2024, 08:53:47 PM »
Also you have to do research to check for graft and compatibility.

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Thought this one was dead. I guess I thought wrong. I think it's taking at the very bottom on the v. I'm new to grafting
What do you think? Is it taking? Should I try redoing it?




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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Storing pollen
« on: May 03, 2024, 03:17:01 PM »
Most of my breeding efforts are through the easy way: Open-Pollination outdoors.  I have the space to use the numbers-game: just plant as many as possible.  Hand pollination is used mainly to make initial crosses between non-hardy varieties and Poncirus, so that I can have partly hardy hybrids that I can grow in the ground outside where there is plenty of space.  The number of non-hardy originals is limited to what I can cram into my basement each winter.
I'm wanting fingerlime and kumquat crosses personally. More unique citrus that's different from everything else is my goal

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Fruit Comparison
« on: May 03, 2024, 03:12:06 PM »
I just saw this latest video from Marta comparing the 3 himalayan long red fruit varieties:
-Skinner
-Twaian Long
-DMOR9

She mentions the first two are similar in taste and flavor, both are sweet. But the DMOR9 has a more complex flavor, and maybe just a little acidic compared to the others.

I remember when I purchased my DMOR9 tree from a guy who sold me my first mulberry trees. He said keep the DMOR9, its a winner, one of the best tasting he grows. He also has the Red Himalayan, Thom's Super Pakistan, DMOR9. He sells mostly on Ebay and Craigslist in SoCal. He has pretty much every good tasting mulberry (except the Sangue e Latte).

Here's Marta's video review.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/DMi903FRFc4


Can you share the ebay sellers info? It's good to know which ones have proven out

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