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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jabo grafting
« on: Today at 10:57:38 AM »
Sabara also has increased tolerance to high ph so it makes caring for the tree easier.
I've noticed that all my grafted plants, regardless from fruiting wood or not, tend to grow faster.
Just what I see

Yes sabara is a difficult scion but a great rootstock. They seem to take Plinias also. It would be worth trying the highest value Plinias like cambuca, inflata, shawi and those other big yellow fruited species in NW S. America. It seems home grown jaboticabas are being divided into types very rapidly and sometimes their species even identified. Even the species appear to be divided way too much. I wouldn't be surprised if the species alone could be rationalised so cauliflora and jabuticaba could be merged and the same goes for aureana and phitrantha. Then we could assign a few other species including coronata to these. Check out how many species are unknown in the wild.
Mike, did you hear the news about the plinia genus being broken up?
Plinia sp caipirinha was recently named Guapurium caipirinha
Also some species are moving to myrciariopsis.
Plinia will still exist, but many plants will move genus names.

Looking amazing as always!
Super cool durians...very hard to find in the USA :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting out Ilama in South FL
« on: July 18, 2024, 11:21:45 PM »
Graft to pond apple?
Exactly what I was thinking!
Ilama grafts well to pond apple and pond apple can take floods like a champ!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I finally fruited Lychee in TN!
« on: July 18, 2024, 12:28:06 PM »
Congratulations and well done👍 Five years ago, I was getting longan (the better of the two IMHO) for $2/lb. Now that they're going for almost $5/lb, makes me want to grow my own tree.
Funny you say that
I was eating some fresh quality longan from FL right after I had my lychees and they tasted so bland.
Donít get me wrong though longan is pretty good too.
Itís nice they have different seasons in FL so you can have a wide window of fruits.

Iím thankful my lychee is behind Florida schedule so I get a larger window to enjoy lychee fruits.

I have some nice red kadsura seedlings
About 6-8 inches and stocky
$40 each

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I finally fruited Lychee in TN!
« on: July 18, 2024, 10:46:34 AM »

I hope this inspires other zone pushers to keep trying😀
Itís honestly not hard at all.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting Sabara vs. Other Jabos
« on: July 18, 2024, 10:45:55 AM »
It could very well be graft placement.
Multigraft trees can favor ones towards the top.
No one really grafts sabara but I assume you got mature scions to try to speed up production which is good.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I finally fruited Lychee in TN!
« on: July 17, 2024, 03:21:35 PM »
Thanks everyone!

NewGen, itís been in ground for about 4? Had the tree for maybe 6-7.
Had a big flower 2 years ago but I pruned them all off for structural issues although it couldíve easily held. Then the next year it didnít flower. But this year was it. Itís in ground in my greenhouse so it doesnít get below 38 or so.

Brian, no insulationÖsurprisingly the ground doesnít get too cold. All my trees do fine too. Although Annona and stuff need better rootstocks or rootmakers too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I finally fruited Lychee in TN!
« on: July 17, 2024, 10:18:58 AM »
Awesome man!  Quite the accomplishment.
Thank you! Iím always inspired though by your jackfruit and garcinias! That has to be one of the best zone pushes ever

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First imbe flowers
« on: July 17, 2024, 10:18:00 AM »
The other flower opened, this one looks different... male?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I finally fruited Lychee in TN!
« on: July 17, 2024, 12:23:48 AM »
It definitely is addictive,
Going to try to obtain some more varieties LOL

rose apple - syzygium jambos

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jakfruit tasting reviews
« on: July 16, 2024, 10:14:27 PM »
Harvested our 1st fruit of this seedling tree. Probably 5 years old. 16.5 lbs. Very low latex, didn't need gloves processing. Knives are fine, only used a little coconut oil. If hadn't cut the core, probably would've been almost no latex at all (see pic 4). Crispy, sweet, and a little tart; with a nice classic jak and lemony flavor. The rag is pretty good, not as sweet as arils. Gonna fry some up.

Rob, that jack looks like a winner!
Such a beautiful yellow color.

Thank you so much to everyone who responded to my request!
I am super thankful for you friends in CA!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I finally fruited Lychee in TN!
« on: July 16, 2024, 04:48:33 PM »

I planted my two container lychees in the ground in my greenhouse as a hail mary as they were on the decline.  Hoping to better results in ground.  Glad you proved it is possible
Hoping for the best!

Zills (hypoluxo road) is open only to wholesale, but they sell mangos to the public.
Unfortunately, they pick their mangos too early (general concensus)

Also, around August, season is around the end, and some places may be closed.
You can expect late season varieties like m-4, keitt, etc...but, many of the ones offered right now will be out of season most likely.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I finally fruited Lychee in TN!
« on: July 16, 2024, 04:44:09 PM »
Iím actually putting some seeds in right now that look exactly like those, its a variety called smile of princess. Fingers crossed! Good job by the way, I hear they like lots of water
Thanks for the kind words!
If the seeds look like mine, they won't sprout. Varieties that make aborted seeds like sweetheart can't produce viable seeds.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / I finally fruited Lychee in TN!
« on: July 16, 2024, 02:58:46 PM »

Well after some time, I finally got my lychee to fruit!
This is sweetheart variety.
Pretty good first crop. Got around 50+ fruits so I'm thankful.
Tree is in ground. In a pot, I would have gotten a fraction of the fruit.
Brix lvls are up there too at 21.5%.
I also got several giant fruits so that's really cool.
I am going to plant another lychee tree in my greenhouse to make the total to 3 plants.
This has to be my favorite fruit or at least top 3.

I have one spare mangifera odorata seed for sale. The fruit smells amazing (odorata) LOL. I just let one sit out on the counter for a week and the whole kitchen smelled good.
Has a good bit of fiber like many wild mangos. Sweet and a little like durian has a bit of funk, but nonetheless super cool.
$15 includes shipping anywhere in the USA. Please pm me by tonight so I can send it out tomorrow. I will need your address!

I also have a dwarf orange pitanga plant...seed source was Sellami.
The fruits are orange and are supposed to have great taste and no resin.
Seedling in 1 gallon pot for $30

I am in need of someone in SoCal to potentially pick up a tree for me next week or so around San Diego...
Also, you would need to ship the tree to me too.
I am willing to give away a free variegated red jaboticaba for your time. Or something of equal value in scions or random plants. Or can just pay you straight up!
Will also cover shipping.
I have family who could do it too, but they're a pretty far drive away, so I'm seeing if anyone here who is close is willing to first.
I hate Socal traffic too so I totally understand the pain ;D
Plan is not locked in, so may not happen.
Will provide more details once you pm.

Great seller. my tree arrived looking great!

Since you're located in Sarasota, yes, planting out in ground is best. California and Florida are vastly different and each state has their own protocols that are best for the climate.
Just make sure to provide some shade and some good water since it's really hot out.
If it's full sun, make a temporary cage to shade it.
You can wait, but more time in ground = faster growth and establishment

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First imbe flowers
« on: July 15, 2024, 08:25:11 PM »
Looks female...
Chat, am I right?

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