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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Eugenia calycina
« on: Today at 09:48:24 PM »
I have a nice batch of Nelita calycina seeds available  $1.50ea

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / grimal
« on: Today at 09:47:10 PM »
I am getting a nice batch of ripe Grimal jabos now and have seeds finally

$2.50 each
50+ $1.50ea

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: Today at 09:41:46 PM »
Do you still have white jabo seeds available?


I have a Florida Glo Peach that has incredible melting white flesh.
They are small though and the tree is not huge either so I don't get a ton of fruit.
I ate 10 pitangatubas yesterday and about 20 grimal jabos.
This year my mulberries are getting destroyed by birds. Cardinals, bluejays,
mocking birds, black birds, wood peckers. Every time I walk out a bunch of
birds fly off. I think there is finally some black fruit the birds haven't stolen.
I have 6 or 7 trees loaded right now too? I have a new one called Siam Jumbo
that is very exciting. It's small but the fruit are huge and very tasty. It's in a
different area of my yard and I am getting to most of the fruit. Last year the birds
didn't touch the mulberries

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla tree won't grow
« on: March 31, 2023, 11:41:33 AM »
I've noticed my sapodillas don't do much in the Winter
If your large sapodilla doesn't have leaves be careful over watering it.
You will end up with root rot and a dead tree.
My brother has three trees in pots and his trees are loaded with
fruit and flowers. He is giving the trees a super worm manure compost
mix every time he waters. I have cricket frass and I started giving my smaller
trees a mix. I put one cup of frass in a gallon of water and leave in the sun for
2-4 hours and then drench the trees. Right off the bat my butterscotch started
pushing new growth and flowers. Sapodillas love organic fertilizer and
also Florida's humidity/heat

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with rooting mulberries - stage 2
« on: March 30, 2023, 09:34:52 AM »
Rooted Himalayan Red using Hormex, bottom heat 75F, humidity dome, and peatmoss seedling mix. However still getting less then 50% rooting taking.

Have you or  Aiptasia904
or anyone else rooted White shatoot with the hormex or dip n grow?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jaboticaba
« on: March 29, 2023, 11:07:19 PM »
My grafted white jabo Aureana was under 32F for 6+ hours in the 2022 Winter and
didn't have any effects. It fruited all last Spring, Summer. and Fall.
In fruits constantly and only pauses in the coldest part of Winter and
hottest part of Summer. I lost allot of trees including mangos, annonas, and
sapodillas but no jabos were effected from the freezing weather

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with rooting mulberries - stage 2
« on: March 29, 2023, 10:57:56 PM »
Everyone seems to have their own way they prefer to root mulberries.
The four types you are rooting are usually fairly easy.
Do you think the Chiang 60 is different than the World's Best?
I was told the Chiang 60, World's Best and Thai dwarf are all the same?
I have all 3 but the Chian 60 and World's Best are small and I can't compare
the fruit yet. They all 3 look identical
One way I have done them not mentioned is to cut the ends diagonally
and place 4-5 cuttings in a glass of rainwater. I put them on a southern
window ledge. In a month or so they begin to root. Change the water every
3-5 days Once I see some roots I put in a one gallon pot.

this year I did some contorted, Jan's Best and Valdosta mulberries.
I placed the cuttings one per 3 gallon pot with barely damp peat.
Only water maybe once a week at first and don't drench. If you keep them too
wet they rot before they can root. I got 9 out of 10 contorted to root
2 out of 6 Jan's Best and 5 out of 6 Valdosta to take. I put them on the West side of
a large Thai jujube so the cuttings are getting 1/2 day of afternoon sun.

I am getting one garbage can of free dirt each week so once I set them up
it's fairly low maintenance. I did do 7 Shangri La this week but I put them on
my porch in indirect light

Welcome to the Forum

Allot of my Eugenia sp. are flowering and fruiting now
Also my jaboticabas are flowering and fruiting.
I've got low chill peaches with almost ripe fruit.
Most of mulberries and loquats are fruiting
I am in Florida though and we had a very warm Winter
and Spring

I have a young mango tree that's currently showing the same type of damage.  I'm attributing it to the super-dry weather we've been having with insects chewing on anything they can find that's young and tender.  I'm not too worried and expect the situation to improve in a month or two.

What I noticed last year if it is the Sri Lankan Weevil
they keep attacking the new growth and deforming the leaves.
It doesn't get better on young mango trees.
It's easy to see the weevils at night.
I also found
This stuff kills everything
The weevil lays eggs and the larvae eat the roots of the plant until it morphs into the weevil.
If you spray the weevils they die but in a month another cycle of weevils emerge
and they need resprayed

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Cypress mulch ok for Citrus?
« on: March 27, 2023, 11:00:38 AM »
I put cypress mulch around all my trees and continue to add fresh mulch.
Don't put too much around the trunk
Is it treated mulch?

Looks like Sri Lankan Weevils chewing on the leaves
Go out at night and with a flashlight see if you can see the white weevils
on your leaves. You might even see them in the day but they hide

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Identity of mango in Singapore?
« on: March 25, 2023, 11:07:59 PM »
Did you save the seeds?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sabara
« on: March 25, 2023, 12:34:20 PM »
Another crop ripening now
who needs seeds

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: restinga
« on: March 25, 2023, 12:32:16 PM »
Plinia c. restinga seeds fresh from my tree $2.50 each
This jaboticaba has the most unusual tasting skin

Will you ever have budwood?

Trying to get better at grafting Jaboticaba.
I have fresh seeds available now and also limited budwood for $5 a scion


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: March 23, 2023, 05:34:53 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Light exposure for Jabo
« on: March 23, 2023, 11:53:49 AM »
You can place the pot in an area and make sure the tree is ok before you plant it.
Here's a picture of one of my sabaras. It has a slight lean from Hurricane Ian last year
It is fruiting now and had a nice batch of fruit a month ago.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Light exposure for Jabo
« on: March 22, 2023, 09:48:19 PM »
I have some jabos under a large tree and they get morning sun
I also have some trees in the ground and they get a little more than half a day of sun.
The young trees I give less sun to.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruiting mature Jaboticaba
« on: March 22, 2023, 09:39:02 PM »
I have several different types of jabos fruiting now.
It's not fun waiting on the trees to start.
I would focus on trying to make your tree happy and it will
fruit when it's ready. I definitely wouldn't girdle it
Once my trees started they fruit more and more often.
You don't have long to wait if your tree is 7 or 8.

If kohola is the most cold hardy, anyone got seeds of it? Since seed grown is more resillient. I would be interested in buying some. Ty.
I have two trees starting to flower now. Check back with me in July and I will have seeds
if you are still interested

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.

This morning!

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