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I have a few scions of a variety of Acerola I like I got on my travels.  I figured I'd try to root 2 and graft 2 to a Florida Sweet.  Anyone have any tips of type of graft?  Does Acerola root easily?  Hormone help?

I also have one scion of the Peanut Butter Fruit that has green smooth leaves.  Any tips on rooting?  I could also graft part of it, but my larger Peanut Butter Fruit is the fuzzy leaved species.  Do they graft successfully?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sugar Crisp Loquat Origin?
« on: May 22, 2019, 04:33:51 PM »
Just curious as to the origin behind this variety.  Heard one or two different things from people.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fruit stuff in San Diego?
« on: March 19, 2019, 05:02:48 PM »
Any interesting fruit stuff to see in the San Diego Co. area besides the botanical garden and Balboa Park area? 

Would be interested in seeing semi-edible street trees as well if interesting. 

Might have some time to burn either next Thurs or Fri.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Antidesma sp.
« on: October 02, 2018, 05:23:22 PM »
Are any of the non-Bignay Antidesma species high quality?

Does anyone know the type of sex ratio you get from seed?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Allophylus species
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:55:55 AM »
Any species any good?  Any suitable for California?  Anyone growing one?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Green Star Apples in CA.
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:33:55 PM »
Does anyone know what variety the Green Star Apples are that have been showing up from Vietnam in California?  Internet possibilely gave me an answer, but not even sure its a variety name.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ilama ID
« on: January 14, 2017, 10:15:44 PM »
Just curious, but if you purchase a green Ilama in California what are the possible varieties?  I was under the impression there were not a ton of varieties.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Canistel Cold Hardiness
« on: September 05, 2016, 01:20:43 AM »
Just curious, but are any varieties of Canistel known to be more cold hardy/recover from cold better then others.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Junglesop?
« on: August 04, 2016, 03:48:09 AM »
Does anyone have any experience growing Junglesop?  I got some seeds just for kicks and they actually sprouted.  Not much info online or in print.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Camu Camu tips?
« on: July 10, 2016, 08:34:05 PM »
Any tips for keeping a Camu Camu seedling alive?  From old topics I gather I should add peat moss and keep PH low.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fushia question
« on: June 24, 2016, 08:08:59 PM »
Just curious, but does anyone grow these?  As in actual variety?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Podocarpus question
« on: March 27, 2016, 12:04:47 AM »
Does anyone grow Podocarpus species?  Any opinions on the best species for fruit?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Starting Pitangatuba seeds
« on: February 20, 2016, 01:04:28 AM »
Anything special needed or just like most common Eugenias?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Another Paw Paw Variety Question
« on: February 10, 2016, 02:05:55 AM »
So another which Paw Paw Variety to get question.  I had one in a pot, but likely left it to long to transplant it well (years).  Anyway the choice at the nursery is Rappahannock,Prolific, Overleese, Susquehanna, and Shenandoah.  At some point I will want a multigrafted tree, but would like a good "base" tree.  Don't know my Paw Paws that well.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ficus palmeri edible?
« on: February 06, 2016, 12:51:06 AM »
Does anyone know if Ficus palmeri produces anything like a edible fruit? 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Do H. edulis cuttings root?
« on: December 14, 2015, 12:57:28 PM »
Just curious, but can you root cuttings of Hexachlamys edulis or Rose Apple with any success.  Going to be traveling and just wondering if it' worth taking cuttings.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Canistel Cold Hardiness.
« on: December 08, 2015, 05:19:32 PM »
So a year or two ago I got some Canistel seeds from someone.  I didn't really take care of them because I didn't expect them to survive.   I kind of left them outside under a Redwood and forgot about it.  After a cold spell that killed a lot of Dragon Fruit I was kind of amazed the one that had looked the best was untouched.  I started taking care of it better and it looks OK.  I ended up getting a larger seedling and while it grows slower then Lucuma, Green Sapote, or P. hypoglauca for me it does grow.  I saw the tree at the Fullerton Arboretum and while it's grafted on something it fruits at a fairly small size.

So basically, if I'm going to try to really zone push Canistel in a pot what variety should I try?  Are any varieties more cold hardy then others?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Prosopis alba (Banana Carob)
« on: November 28, 2015, 05:46:46 PM »
Is anyone growing Prosopis alba (Banana Carob).  It looks like it might be doable in Northern CA from what I read.  Do seeds last a while?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Acerola propagation
« on: November 11, 2015, 11:05:08 PM »
Just curious, but what's the best way to propagate this one?  Air layer, cutting?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Anyone know this fig tree species
« on: August 27, 2015, 12:18:24 AM »
Just curious, but does anyone know the species of this fig tree in the pictures?

It doesn't appear to be the "Vietnamese Fig" some people posted pictures of in forums from SoCal nurseries or the tree in Santa Barbara.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Any bug spray safe for Lychee leaves?
« on: August 14, 2015, 05:56:37 PM »
Basically some of my Lychee air layers sometimes have new growth that curls and falls off.   I'm pretty sure this is pest based.  Is there any spray I can use that won't damage the existing leaves?  I tried neem oil and it did help, but then it burned the existing leaves.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ohia Pink and Red Lychee
« on: August 07, 2015, 10:35:37 PM »
How big a difference is there between these varieties?  Are they related? (seedlings fro mthe same parent or just named for location etc.  Any info appreciated.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Seedling Black Sapotes finally flowering.
« on: June 25, 2015, 08:18:24 PM »
Keep in mind I live in Northern California and these are in 15 gallon pots.  I grew these from seed I got back in Dec 09.  Wonder if I could fruit Diospyros blancoi in a 15 gallon pot . . .


One of the few non-Cherimoya Annonas I can keep alive in NorCal.  Even if it is in a pot and I move it next to the house last very mild winter.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Degelman Longan
« on: June 16, 2015, 03:57:39 AM »
Can anyone tell me anything about this type?  I ended up with one, but information is scarce minus a table of varieties in Florida.

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