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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for paw paw trees
« on: December 26, 2022, 09:46:48 PM »
Logees has plenty of Susquehanna and Shenandoah available right now. Burnt Ridge Nursery also has plenty of other grafted varieties. Theres likely more atm, but these two sources are very reliable.

Hope you find a good one for your area.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Vitex doniana
« on: December 25, 2022, 05:57:33 PM »
It is a hermaphroditic, homogamous and self-compatible species. I'm sure some more plants wouldnt hurt though.
If you plan to sell any cuttings I'd be glad to try out rooting a few, ive read it'll root from cuttings.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Vitex doniana
« on: December 25, 2022, 05:14:17 PM »
Try messaging fermamo2002, he lives in Cameroon. Part of this species' native range is right there, and he has a variety of seeds available.
Fair & reliable seller in my experience, but the shipping process from Cameroon to the US has been less than desirable.

 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for a sweet tart mango
« on: December 23, 2022, 09:25:29 AM »
Dont graft till Jan-Feb, especially with the weather we've got this week.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Jaboticaba45 2023 Plant Want to Buys
« on: December 22, 2022, 11:44:55 PM »
The Broward County and Palm Beach County Rare Fruit Councils both had fall plant sales with all these and everything else you could want. Should consider planning something for their spring sales when dates are released; your gas money will cost significantly less than shipping!

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Thank you Ryan ill message you now

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Hi all,

Looking to acquire some small banana plants or pups from the following varieties, known to be more cold-tolerant:

Red-Striped varieties of the Darjeeling Banana (Musa sikkimensis)
Hardy Banana aka Japanese banana (Musa basjoo)


Open to purchase or fair trade! Thanks all.
- Dan

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: New batch of tropical grapes
« on: December 18, 2022, 12:14:07 PM »
Love to see how much research you've done, I wish I had more space to grow vines and test crossbreeds. I've only had success with FL Purple Muscadine and Brown Muscadine (Florida Fry>Scuppernog). Ill send you a PM if youre planning to get rid of some.

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It really depends on your septic system too, especially the age. I wouldn't recommend planting any mango tree within atleast 20-30' of the tank. Roots extending from the taproot grow well beyond the mango dripline; just best to avoid the problem and not plant close. Same goes for septic fields - especially old or malleable plastics that can get ruined by aggressive roots.

Its more so a concern for your septic system (and eventually your wallet when the damage comes in) than it is for the health of the tree. Those nutrients from the field will leach out into the rest of your yard in due time anyway, so it doesnt need to be planted close.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB - Beilschmiedia anay
« on: December 15, 2022, 09:53:29 PM »
If you find someone to import this species or has seeds, I'd be down to join in on an order. I suspect this wont be available in the US atm.

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Code worked, thank you.

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If I had more space, that Chrysophyllum Imperiale would be a full send. Would be awesome if that species made a big comeback, its gorgeous.

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Han Sen,

Thank you for a solid order, all my seeds were very well packaged. Seeds have begun to germinate and look healthy; only a few dead overall from shipping delays, not to any surprise.

Very satisfied, I look forward to ordering again. Thanks.

- Dan

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Unpopular variety in Dak Lak, would be awesome to see availability in US. Reach out to any Vietnamese family and friends!

Also, best to specify which variety of "Sour" lychee you are looking for, as sour is subjective. Are you looking for the Shan Chi/Mountain Lychee? I am not aware of anyone growing that outside of china, as it is not a popular variety commercially or with homegrowers.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: want- Amazon tree grape seeds
« on: December 08, 2022, 08:31:31 AM »
Palologrower had some available very recently, I would contact him asap before sold out again.

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Gary,

Sent you a PM.

- Dan

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There are Durian trees for sale in the US, mainly private Etsy growers. Very pricey, although potentially looks like there are grafted varities that might be worth it. Excalibur sold some a few years ago I believe, you could contact them. I have a few seedlings but they are not ready at the moment.

Is this something you plan on growing in a greenhouse? This is a sensitive tropical plant, and zone 9a or 9b is too cold for it to grow without concerns.

As for passion vines, banana passion fruit, Jamacian lilikoi, and giant granadilla are my favorites. Aside from the pulp in the granadilla, the thick inner skin is used in salads, smoothies, etc.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cold hardy avocado, banana and mango
« on: December 02, 2022, 06:05:29 PM »
An online source from the Canary Islands claims that the cultivar "Gomera," specifically "Gomera-1" is the most cold hardy rootstock/mango variety available in Europe, growing in coastal Mediterranean areas. Apparently the mature trees can survive short freezes up to -4C, and its even been indicated to fruit in Southern France (although I assume it has a million protections going for it).

If not that, the Mallika dwarf mango is one available in the US that is suggested for attempting to plant in zone 9 or colder regions. No clue on availability for that cultivar in europe. Good luck.

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Hopefully this upcoming year you end up having better luck with the sensation. The alpine strawberry is not as sweet as the red ones, but its really good and flavorful. Similar to pineberry if you've seen those in the stores, although that seems to be a more recent commercial addition so not many areas offer them yet.

If your daughter is picky I probably wouldn't waste your time attempting to grow them lol, but some kids like them cause theyve never seen a "white strawberry" before.

Unfortunately time is limited for me or else I would try lol.  Thank you for your recommendations though.  Since strawberries grow in the winter I'll grow the plants I get in Feb 23 up and have them for next winter I guess - wish I could get them sooner but they are hard to find

Julie, theres still hope! was doing some reading and it looks like there is a cultivar released in 2018, the "Florida Brilliance", that outperformed the Sweet Sensation (aka Florida127) in terms of heat tolerance, fall yield, and fruit quality (juicy, firm, longer shelf life). The only thing Sweet Sensation performed better for was producing slightly larger fruit size. There is also Florida Radiance, but that one seems to be the bottom of the bunch.

With that, I'd say grab a few Florida Brilliance. They are all sold out commercially online, but it seems two sellers on Etsy still have a few plants available at the moment. Good luck

Are Sweet Sensation and Florida Sensation the same thing? My lackluster search did not reveal the answer.

Yes they are the same cultivar, formally Florida127

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado Scion Wood
« on: December 02, 2022, 02:33:03 PM »
How long do you normally take cuttings for this time of year? I have a few avocado seedlings that may be ready to graft soon.

Thanks,
Dan

I am cutting off ends of branches where new buds are forming, 4-6 inches long.

Thank you for the info, I should have clarified that I meant length of season for pruning (late-Dec, early-Feb, etc.)
But i will definitely let you know soon, interested in a few grafts. Thanks.

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Hopefully this upcoming year you end up having better luck with the sensation. The alpine strawberry is not as sweet as the red ones, but its really good and flavorful. Similar to pineberry if you've seen those in the stores, although that seems to be a more recent commercial addition so not many areas offer them yet.

If your daughter is picky I probably wouldn't waste your time attempting to grow them lol, but some kids like them cause theyve never seen a "white strawberry" before.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado Scion Wood
« on: December 01, 2022, 09:13:01 PM »
How long do you normally take cuttings for this time of year? I have a few avocado seedlings that may be ready to graft soon.

Thanks,
Dan

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not enough Durian Discussion
« on: December 01, 2022, 01:21:47 PM »
Jumping into this discussion way too late but had to mention to my South FL peeps, I picked up some fresh Durian pieces today from Foodtown supermarket in Davie. Obviously, nobody had any more detail to provide me than already on the label.
Could probably debate on how fresh it was, but it tasted significantly better than any frozen ones I've ever purchased there; the flavor was bonkers (in the best way).

A shame nobody else in my household wanted to eat it lol. Cant emphasize the title of this thread enough, there is not enough durian down here in SoFlo.

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Festival (Everbearing) and Camarosa, to my understanding, are the other known cultivars that will do well this far south. I had luck with my White Alpine strawberries here, but got rid of the plants to make space awhile ago. A few other people I traded seeds with on Facebook in Central FL had luck with them though.

I have probably just enough of the white alpine strawberry seeds to send to you two if interested @Julie @Rob.


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Gurneys has them available for preorder for next year. I think there are better varieties for your zone though.

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