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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to buy mangos in SW Florida?
« on: March 16, 2023, 03:29:12 PM »
Check with me in June there are two local growers that may have surplus for sale
Both grower's trees are full of flowers/fruit now

In Florida cherimoya is preferred

I had an illama and I have a cherilata that were grafted on pond apple and both
had issues at the union. The illama was the worst and had a boot that looked ready to
snap. The atemoyas in my yard that were grafted onto cherimoya you can barely
see the union or not at all

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba Full Sun??
« on: March 12, 2023, 09:24:08 PM »
Maybe slowly acclimate them to more sun and leave them in their pots in the area
you want to put them permanently
It they are not happy then you don't have to dig them up.
I have some in full sun in Florida and I also have some that get the first half of the day
in full sun.

Once they finally start they never stop. More and more fruit on your way

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: restinga
« on: March 11, 2023, 07:41:06 AM »
I like it better than any other I have tried. It is a thin skin which is
also nice.

I have 6 seedling imbes growing now and planned to plant 3 in a space?
I figured about a foot apart in a triangle. They are only a little over a foot tall now

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / seeds
« on: March 09, 2023, 07:07:14 PM »

red jabo                         1.00 fresh seeds
sabara                           .50 fresh seeds
grimal jaboticaba            2.50 coming soon
white jaboticaba              2.00  fresh seeds
Restinga jabo                  2.50 fresh seeds tasty skin

ZDSC                               1.00  Zill's dark suriname cherry coming soon
Pitangatuba                      1.00   fresh seeds
star fruit                            .75 from my grafted extra sweet fruit tree
BlackBerry jam fruit            .75
canistel                              2.00 limited starting to germinate
Thai jujube                         1.00 limited good rootstock

Na Dai sugar apple             1.00 Easy Peal
sugarlata                           2.00 my favorite
Thai lessard                       1.00
Lisa atemoya                     1.00
Tim atemoya                     1.00

Mulberry cuttings $4 each
Thai Dwarf
Shangri La
White Shatoot
Dwarf everbearing
Black Pakistan

longan scions $4each

White sapote $4 each
Sue Belle
Super Sweet
youghan's gold

assorted cuttings/scions  $4 each
Zill's dark suriname cherry
Red hogg plum
Che  "Norris"

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: March 09, 2023, 07:02:40 PM »
Hey. I would like to order some sugarlata seeds

pm sent

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Sabara
« on: March 09, 2023, 06:59:54 PM »
Fresh sabara jaboticaba seeds available. My tree has large fruit with small seed .50 each

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / restinga
« on: March 09, 2023, 06:58:08 PM »
Plinia c. restinga seeds fresh from my tree $2.50 each
This jaboticaba has the most unusual tasting skin

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / cherilata seeds SOLD
« on: March 09, 2023, 06:54:31 PM »
I had one last cherilata fruit and have 28 seeds available for $2 each


SOLD thanks

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia dasyblasta taste report
« on: March 08, 2023, 08:06:48 PM »
I have a Eugenia dasyblasta and the fruit looks nothing like the fruit in your
picture. I am not sure the plant matches yours as well.
The dasyblasta I have the fruit is much smaller and red colored.
It has the most unique taste also. It has less flesh but the flavor
is very intense. I would call it spicey. My tree is flowering now I will post
a picture when the fruit develops

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to?
« on: March 06, 2023, 06:42:55 PM »
I attempted to air layer a tree and it worked
I even attempted in the late Summer and no problem

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellow Jaboticaba
« on: March 02, 2023, 10:53:32 AM »
Are you trying to make the soil more acidic with the peat moss?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: February 28, 2023, 04:19:27 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Still no flies or bees
« on: February 26, 2023, 07:48:07 AM »
Even though my yard is exploding in mango blooms, I haven't seen ANY. In past years, I could find my dog's poop within minutes with the swarm of flies covering it but today? none. I can now  leave my sliding patio door open when I go out for a minute and in the past I could not!  My GF is over 25 miles north of me and she has the same situation.

Are the cities spraying excessively for mosquito control? If not what's going on?

Are the panicles setting fruit? At first I didn't see any pollinators but my pickering's
panicles were full of small fruit. Now I hear and see the different pollinators

It helps to look around the surrounding neighborhoods to see what's already growing.
Be prepared to protect the younger trees the first couple years. I lost a couple young mangos
this past Winter when we had 2 nights of frost. My bigger trees are loaded with flowers/fruit

I am in Florida but my fruit was green for a long time before it turned yellow
probably at least five or six months, it turned green in the Fall

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grafting question
« on: February 23, 2023, 10:51:27 PM »
If you use buddy tape or similar, I don't take it off unless it's visibly causing an issue. Never had a problem, it just degrades in the sun and then falls off eventually.
I didn't use buddy tape I used a grafting tape that is like an inch thick and
like saran wrap. It was very easy to get tight.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / grafting question
« on: February 23, 2023, 06:29:09 PM »
I grafted 9 annona scions on Jan 31st
4 of them have multiple small leaves from several nodes
Do you think I should take the grafting tape off after 5 weeks?
I wrapped them very tight. I think it helped but I don't want to girdle
the trunks. The scions were 1/4" to 1/8" A couple other pushed initially
and paused

I am in 9b Florida and last year my yard was under 32F for 5+ hours.
Both of my black sapotes lost allot of branches and all their leaves but both came back strong.
One is around 8' and one is closer to 6'.
We had frost this year two nights in a row and it burned a few leaves but they
look like they will flower this year. Last years freezing night was the end of January.
I waited until mid March and trimmed everything off that was dead which was most
of the smaller branches and all the leaves were dead.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote with citrus/lemon taste
« on: February 22, 2023, 09:30:07 AM »
I tasted a hint of lemon when my Youghan's Gold fruited two years ago.
Last year it was damaged from the wind and I cut it way back and didn't fruit.
This year it has some small fruit already and I am hoping to try it again.
So far I have had supersweet and YG and it was better in my opinion

That's interesting! Every atemoya and sugar apple I have ever grown the fruit
drastically improves the second year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Catalina Avocado flowering question
« on: February 14, 2023, 05:30:43 PM »
It's hard to see what the actual size of the tree is in the picture?
I have a Lila and Mexicola grande that are pushing 10'.
Last year both flowered heavy and set fruit. The Lila had
50+ fruit and they didn't size up. The Mexicola grande had
around 20 fruit and they sized up but ripened uneven and
were unedible. I hope it was because the trees were too
young and will do better this year? Both are flowering now.
Last year was there first year fruiting. So I think your tree
is under 5' and would be better off growing a full season without the
burden of using energy trying to produce fruit. For now though wait and see
if they hold a fruit or two, maybe they have better developed root systems then my trees?

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