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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Interest in Jackfruit on TFF
« on: February 10, 2024, 05:18:18 AM »
Winds from both would not have blown the skin off a custard at bayview heights

Maryoto can you have Artocarpus brevipeductulatus seeds available very often?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Got to try a Golden Soursop!
« on: February 10, 2024, 05:03:41 AM »
I havent sent seeds overseas in a while now and I posted pics on past threads of what they look like. The do grow true btw

It is a long time alright and a year sounds about right as the max. The trees are highly productive and have striking new growth.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What Are The Tastiest Jabos, 2024?
« on: February 10, 2024, 04:57:50 AM »
I would have trouble tallying all the species and varieties I have sampled but the common ones are often the best. Grimal, red hybrid, 24 and sabara are all contenders for the title of best tasting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Must-have eugenias (based on flavor)
« on: February 10, 2024, 04:53:01 AM »
Are there any other proven crosses other than with lutescens? My Eugenia journey has been a long and winding road filled with disappointment. Very few seem to be able to accurately describe fruit flavours and quality and of the dozens of species I have grown or sampled few live up to their promise and reputation.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Interest in Jackfruit on TFF
« on: February 10, 2024, 04:46:37 AM »
The tatura trellis system has been practiced in the Feluga area near mission beach by fruit forest farm for about 20 years for high density and high productivity but also to reduce cyclone impacts. I saw at a friends farm near Gordonvale how many jackfruit were blown over in spite of being kept short. This wasn't due to cyclone jasper but cyclone kerilly which was nowhere near there.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Got to try a Golden Soursop!
« on: February 10, 2024, 04:28:55 AM »
Doesn't look like the real deal to me in the pics. Even the tree has golden green leaves and flowers are bright yellow.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Interest in Jackfruit on TFF
« on: January 25, 2024, 04:04:08 PM »
So far as compatibility goes chempas are compatible with jacks and the failure rate of grafts is not much higher than jack on jack. Nothing else is compatible including marang. I am curious about keledang or anisophilus being rootstock for brevipedunculatus. I think there are too many jackfruit varieties that are the same btw. The gold series are really similar and all the crunchy orange ones are fairly similar.  I suspect seedling identical to parents acquire new names quite often.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Interest in Jackfruit on TFF
« on: January 20, 2024, 04:02:51 AM »
Once you have talked about all the varieties and characteristics dozens of times and same with chempadaks and the other artocarpus mentioned, people talk about other stuff. Mango people are different and can talk about the same stuff again and again for years.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Choose your best annona and why
« on: January 12, 2024, 04:56:56 PM »
Hillary white or paxton prolific atemoya, green diamond sugar apple and red genova ilamas are heavy hitters and hard to take down in their respective classes.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedless pawpaw seedlings
« on: January 12, 2024, 04:46:47 PM »
I am still waiting for a seedless mcadamia. F1 crosses are often seedless from seedy parents. The seedless laplae durians have a seed in occasional fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red annona saquemosa
« on: January 12, 2024, 04:34:14 PM »
Well if the question is do coloured sugar apples grown true to their colour from seed the answer is yes and no. I recall my surinam seedlings of zill black and lolita facing their days of reckoning and having red fruit instead of black. Mulch patrol was their fate. I too have big eyes from 2 sources over 10 years ago and green diamonds and yes there is seedling divergence from their parents. My orange sugar apple and big red mexican both reverted to small greens and faced the axe.
Kampong mauve is a stable older types that grows true and lessard is not pure sugar apple but grows true. Outcrossing would make these 2 grow up different. Isaan Indigo would be expected to grow true most of the time.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help identify this annona
« on: January 12, 2024, 04:17:00 PM »
Custard apple is atemoya in Australia and reticulata is bullochs heart. Even the finest red mexican reticulata varieties are relatively bland compared to good atemoyas and sugar apples. Many small asian green reticulata varieties have no name

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya and cherimoya cultivars
« on: January 12, 2024, 04:10:55 PM »
Not really a good description of Pinks Mammoth. It is the oldest known atemoya by far, the original. I didn't arise in Qld but was brought to Brisbane in the late 1800s from NE SA, where it had existed for who knows how long. While it can have some grit and browning near the skin its qualities led to it being the parent of all the top modern atemoyas like paxton prolific and hillary white.
It is by far the largest atemoya, it is misshapen, has few seeds but excellent texture and flavour far exceeding commercial rivals like gefner and african pride. Its progeny now dominate commercially in Australia. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: question on pitangatuba. Evgenia selloi
« on: January 09, 2024, 03:13:57 PM »
They are more sour and a little more hydrocarbon taint than anthropophaga. They are heavy bearers and hack it back when it gets over 2m high or wide. Yes the fruit aroma is way better than the taste.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: question on pitangatuba. Evgenia selloi
« on: January 09, 2024, 03:11:21 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dry tips of mango leaves question
« on: January 09, 2024, 03:09:29 PM »
K and K antogonisms can do the same btw

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: annonas cross compability
« on: January 09, 2024, 03:07:30 PM »
More chance of the martians landing than soursop crossing with cherimoya. Ilama crosses with sugar apple and cherimoya and atemoya is already a cross so might be best off the list. The recrossing of hybrids can lead to interesting results. Duguetia with Annonas? Doesnt seem likely. It seems the focus here is just a few commercial annonas and not the 100s of wild species.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not enough Durian Discussion
« on: January 09, 2024, 03:01:25 PM »
The double wet and dry season is an equatorial pattern and yes 2 crops a year are possible in that scenario. The seasonal pattern of rainfall volume is not consistent worldwide but a slight increase annually and changes in the timing and duration of dry season falls seems to be a trend.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: question on pitangatuba. Evgenia selloi
« on: January 06, 2024, 08:31:53 AM »
My soil is naturally acidic and they thrive. They also don't need too much humus but it can't harm.

Not a cedar bay cherry which is native in my district

Mine is dragging its ass and has been in the ground for ten months and only has flower buds now

A very common Eugenia leaf type and hundreds have small reddish fruit. It sure sounds Brazilian and most small Eugenia fruits are bland or sour. Looks like a corg relative. Ok gotta pick one how about Eugenia observa

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Breadfruit Climate
« on: January 03, 2024, 08:34:13 AM »
I think most varieties have similar lower temperature tolerances. While not quite as sensitive to low temperatures as mangosteen and durian they wouldn't survive many accumulated hours below 5c and show signs of distress around this temperature. Low humidity also does tickle their fancy.

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