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Tropical Fruit Discussion / ripening Green Sapote
« on: February 11, 2023, 12:42:45 PM »
So I ordered some green sapote fruit (5lbs) from Lara Farms and I was expecting 2 or 3 but got like 11 lol. They are about tennis ball size. I've been wanting to try this fruit forever as most accounts contrasting them to mamey sapote....tasters of both prefer green sapote (and I fine mamey sapote delicious). So my question is what's the best way to counter ripen them? Covered/uncovered but breathable? The fruit I received have some patches of orange (ripe?) with green but are hard to the touch.

Psidium cattleyanum. I have a 12ft tree that's into it's second week of fruit ripening right now. It did not even flinch with the back to back sub 25 degrees F my FL 9B zone in early February 2022. Everything else that was exposed was fried unless during that time it was dormant. These are so flavorful and easy to eat! One or two seeds can be big versus the bunch so be careful when chewing. But most of all the skin isn't as off putting to me like Psidium guajava. Just get a handful and pop em in your mouth like peanut M&Ms.

Like the tittle says., I'm looking to BUY fresh loquat seeds...quantity 200+ .

PM me.



Looking to buy YELLOW fruit Muntingia calabura plants. pm me if you have one for sale.



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Florida Prince peaches in Central FL
« on: May 16, 2020, 09:06:11 PM »
Anyone else harvesting this and or any other low chill varieties?
Harvested two fruit this month. The first was lack luster- only the texture was like a peach. But the second my. Delicious!!! Brix was surprisingly low at 15 (Tasted sweeter). Granted, my tree is still in its 3 gal pot but I'm thoroughly impressed and looking to get more.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jackfruit in Publix (major FL chain grocery)
« on: February 02, 2020, 02:55:04 PM »
Was surprised to see this 18lb Jackfruit in a Publix near me (9B). Product of Mexico #3454. Imported by Coast Tropical (based in San Diego?). Had some ripening and soft areas around it. It was only $20. Thought I'd gamble :D. Pictured next to a Hasya sappo (from a 3gal potted tree).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tropical plant nurseries in Clearwater FL
« on: October 13, 2019, 08:04:43 PM »
Will be there for a week. Any recommendations for tropical plant nurseries in the Clearwater FL area? Fruit trees of course  ;) ;D.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / "Punta Gorda" carambola
« on: June 26, 2019, 08:02:19 PM »
Anyone knows the detailed story? Aside from being....possibly....chance seedling. From Punta Gorda? :D :D
The leaves looked more robust (thicker and dark green) than similarly mature leaves from other cvs. I've seen.

Some help identifying these garcinas would be greatly appreciated (rows from left to right, column from top to down). some might be lemon drop, achacariu, dulcis.

I take it these are all these are the same variety  (described as white flesh, crunchy, big fruit) and/or a marketing ploy for the OCD fruit tree collector?

p.s. it was a PIN tag.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dr Earth soil mixes no longer in SoFla ?
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:28:36 AM »
I been to HomeDepots in Miami, Broward, Polk and Manatee county. Does HD still sell DR. Earth soil mixes in FL? Dr. Earth website shows only west coast and east coast for their soil mixes. Its a shame cause they were really good for my potted plant mix and the soil looked and smelled rich. My plants loved it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / need help identifying this plant
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:37:04 PM »


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:12:50 PM »
I'll be there next week. Hoping there are suggestions.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / wtb Persian mulberry cuttings
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:05:54 PM »
pm me.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / can the peanut butter tree take wet feet?
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:33:54 PM »
Anyone knows or has experience? It was doing fine for about 9 months then with the daily summer afternoon showers the past 2-3 weeks, it started to decline. Have a Geffner that did the same thing. Leaves looked wilted.

Like the tittle says, I want something that can take the rare freeze with a fast growth rate. I plan on the occasional trimming (8-9ft) with a spread no more than 10ft wide. Was looking at neem but read that it can't take anything less that 30 o F. Murraya koenigii (curry tree) is a fast grower (I see some in Broward neighbourhoods) and the trimming can be used as mulch. Podocarpus was on the list but it seems like a slow grower for my needs. Recommendations welcomed. Bamboo is expensive :D. Looking to run a 200ft length for the windbreak.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« on: February 27, 2018, 05:37:45 PM »
Anyonelses? At my 9B location, 1 of my 3 inground purple/red Grumichima trees is flowering for the first time. They're over 5 ft and been inground since October/November 2017. The other 2 have swollen buds so hopefuly they'll be flowers. The pitomba I bought at Truly Tropical around the same time and its about 3 ft tall. Never tasted pitomba some I'm hoping I'll like it. Both took the cold like a champ.

looking to buy 2-4 plants. South Florida or central florida region.

pm me.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wtb Yellow Grumichima plant/tree.
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:08:33 PM »
Looking for yellow grumichima plant/ tree to buy. 3gal and up.

Not seedlings from yellow fruit as they can revert back to black fruit. pm me

aka manzanitas (little apples).

in the south florida or central florida region. pm me directly.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / where to buy mamey apple grafted trees
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:40:43 AM »
mammea americana.

looking for Redland and Fairchild varieties grafted trees.

pm me.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wtb Taralay mango plant
« on: November 06, 2017, 08:31:58 PM »
As the tittle says, looking to buy a Taralay mango plant.

If memory serves me right, this was offered to the public around 2015 but was no longer propagated.

Will buy a 7gal - 20-25gal plant. Will go to a nice home :). Pm me.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Myciaria Vexator tree/plant
« on: September 21, 2017, 02:29:43 PM »
also called Blue Jaboticaba.

Looking to buy 1-2 trees. Not too small and not too big neither. In the Miami, Broward, West Palm area.

Pm me. Pics would be great.

To those who frequent the Miami International Airport or have noticed the numerous mature and bearing coconut trees in the uncovered parking lot near Concourse "G". Any idea what type they are?
Big green coconuts on some trees fruiting at what I'd estimate to be 20ft.

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