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CarolinaZone

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WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« on: August 22, 2022, 08:16:42 PM »
Come on Guys. I know you got them ;D I bought two kei apples from exotica 5 years ago and neither has fruited. I need one that fruits and taste good. Come on and help old CarolinaZone out. 8)

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Re: WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2022, 08:44:16 PM »
Have you contacted Alex Silber at Papaya Tree Nursery? No clue if they ship but you could always consult, their catalog has the "   Arcadian - Large Sweet Cultivar" that is supposed to be the described Silber cultivar (to my understanding?)

Best of luck on the search.


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Re: WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2022, 09:16:14 PM »
Yeah, I talked to him. That was two years ago. He basically said he didn't know when he would have it in stock.

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Re: WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2022, 11:16:38 AM »
5 years! That aint nothing, I am on dooble digits, hehe.
They donít really exist though.
Maybe 1 someone has them , under lock and key, at the most expensive west coast nursery I have seen. So he basically said , ď yeah , whateverĒ .
Exotica has male/female mature bushes though. Not that that helps you at all.

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Re: WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2022, 06:22:50 PM »
What!!!!!????!!!!! Wait Silber/Arcadian Zulu is a Myth!!!!!Say it ain't so! Those guys at exotica told me it would take two years! Those rascals! Ok! One of our forum brothers has one the fruited relatively small. I'll ask him to to do me a solid and give me a clipping. Anybody know anything about Prodigal or is that myth and lore too ;D ;D ;D

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Re: WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2022, 09:53:19 PM »
Fruitlovers says that he has it in this post from 2015.

https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=13770.msg174555#msg174555

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Re: WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2022, 01:21:19 PM »
Tropical Apricot is Dovyalis Hebecarpa, Kei Apple is Dovyalis caffra.
Neither taste like apricot or apple .
It would be easier to  take the temperate fruit common names and leave them on the temperate fruits they originated on.
Iíd bet all the fruits that got labeled apple or apricot by the first tourist/ non local that found it, already had a perfectly good and less confusing name.

 
Fruitlovers says that he has it in this post from 2015.

https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=13770.msg174555#msg174555

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Re: WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2022, 09:28:14 PM »
When I talked with silber, he was annoyed that others were selling his kei apple. However, he didnít want to sell me one. I donít think the other nurseries are cutting into his profits! He also refuses to ship.

Marta Matvienko here in the Bay Area planted out several of these, and got one sweet female. She offers it on her website, among many other great scions: https://reallygoodplants.com/

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Re: WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2022, 02:23:21 PM »
When I talked with silber, he was annoyed that others were selling his kei apple. However, he didnít want to sell me one. I donít think the other nurseries are cutting into his profits! He also refuses to ship.

Marta Matvienko here in the Bay Area planted out several of these, and got one sweet female. She offers it on her website, among many other great scions: https://reallygoodplants.com/
I checked. Everything is sold out! Hahahaha. Her stuf can't be that good. Thanks for the tip.
I'm still searching 😂

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Re: WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2023, 05:38:42 AM »
I GROW A FEW DOVYALIS SPECIES IN ISRAEL ON MY FARM
I HAVE 5 LARGE KEI APPLE FEMALES - AND IT SEEMS THESE DO NOT NEED THE MALES
https://nap.nationalacademies.org/read/11879/chapter/8
I AM LOOKING FOR A SWEET VARIETY
ARIEL






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Re: WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2023, 03:32:57 PM »
My trees from exotica took 7 years to fruit. Bumper crop this year. Very good fruit. I have no reason to think its not silber as advertised. Any new tree you get will just be starting over.
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Re: WTB a real Kei Apple "Silber" and a real "Prodigal"
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2023, 04:52:30 PM »
Nursery here on the far side of town Tropica Mango has Silver Seedlings for sale. The last time I spoke with the owner I believe he said he had three in ground.

Im growing a silver seedling and a larger tree that is unidentified. Maybe contact him

 

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