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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Magic Tricks to push Bloom on Mango Seedling
« on: January 03, 2023, 01:36:16 PM »
Hi folks, hope you had great holidays. I was wondering if there are magic tricks to force bloom on mango seedling. I have a seedling that is now 8-yr old and wondering what I can do to make it to bloom this year?

Any thoughts on someone who has been successful? Its a Lemon Zest seedling.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Florida Hurricane - 🙏
« on: September 29, 2022, 01:33:39 AM »
Prayers and thoughts go out to Floridians in harm's way. Be safe.

Anyone growing mango seedlings? I would like to purchase some. I need to restart my garden and am looking for seedlings to get a head start for planting in my garden in 2023.

Got 8 LZ scions for sale, prepped and ready to go. if Interested PM me. $5/Scion, 4 min. (SOLD OUT). thanks for ordering.

Can someone please help point me to the right nursery in CA that has in stock large Tango and Golden Nugget Mandarins, 15 gal min, preferred 24"-36" box

OK Folks, Buddy tape is here and will ship 3rd Week of March, 2022 if supply chain does not disrupt shipping.

TAPES WILL BE AVAILABLE in March 2022 (tapes are being sold on Amazon and eBay for over $45-$50/roll)

Will ship with USPS First Class Mail, will give you tracking number (will not be responsible for lost shipment). If you are worried about lost mail, then pay Priority Mail Shipping $10

Note: Orders are first come first serve, limited quantities. But those who send payments after I have hit my reserve quantity will be refunded. So dont wait.

Single Roll - $27 + $5 Shipping = $32
Two Rolls - $54 + $10 Shipping = $64, each additional roll $27.
Six Rolls (Whole Box - $158 + $12 Shipping

To request and pay for/reserve tape, please contact I will only have limited quantities this season. Please do not PM Here, its hard to track

Note: This is a Non-Profit Effort on my part to help fellow gardener friends because I enjoy helping others. All I ask in return is if I have request for some budwood and you happen to have it, please share in kind. Cost I am charging is for shipping, handling, and taxes if applicable.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango Taproot Mystery
« on: August 11, 2021, 02:00:49 AM »
Weird thing happened today. I had planted a buttercream mango and after 3 years a sucker came up 8 inches away from the trunk. I thought oh it must me manila seed sprout that I planted around turpentine mango trees from Florida so I would inarch in the future and help droopyness issue.
I ended up grafting another mango on this sucker that I thought was a seedling. Today I wanted to pot this grafted mango, so I went digging, and was able to isolate all roots, it was down to taproot and I could feel it when hitting with showel. I slowly pulled it up and taproot snapped at 8" depth. I was amused and thought it would kill my plant. As I pulled the grafted plant out with massive feeder root mass, I saw the adjacent buttercream plant fall on it face. I was like WTF happened.
Then I went looking for taproot of buttercream and there was no taproot. Then I looked for the seedling taproot and there wasn't any there either. It turned out that buttercream taproot had hit a rock and turned sideways and it sprouted a sucker.

Has anyone ever witness this?

I am at a point where I am selling my home and this would be last opportunity for folks to get wood from me as I wont have new home with established garden for 2-4 yrs. that being said, I have few things to offer:

Lemon Zest - 4 pc. min, limited supplies.
Peach Cobbler - 4 pc. min.

Pinkerton - 4 pc. min
Reed - 4 pc. min.
SirPrise - 4 pc. min.
Cuban - 4 pc. min.
Sharwil - 4 pc. min. 

Cherimoya - Note that its fresh green wood, and green wood grafts on green wood just fine.
Sabor - 4 pc. min
Pierce - 4 pc. min
Selma- 4 pc. min
Nata - 4 pc. min
Lucida - 4 pc. min, limited quantities
Deliciousa - 4 pc. min
Cumbe - 4 pc. min Limited quantities
Ours Best - 4 pc. min
Helmut - 4 pc. min
Behl - 4 pc. min
Honeyhart - 4 pc. min Limited quantities
Campos (spain) - 4 pc. min
El Bumpo - limited quantity - 4 pc. min Limited Quantities
Giant Atis - limited quantity  - 4 pc. min Limited Quantities
Exotica Red - Atemoya  - 4 pc. min Limited Quantities
Paxton Seedling - Atemoya  - 4 pc. min Limited Quantities
Hillary White - Atemoya - 4 pc. min
Orton - 4 pc. min
Booth - 4 pc. min

each. wood is $5/pc, $4 for shipping standard, $10 for shipping Priority Mail. Will prune and ship in 7-10 days.  Sale would stop on 8/17/2021.  Please email me at
Please no PM, send email
Wood may be as thin as 1/4"
Will not take special requests for size
First come first serve, if I am out of variety, will substitute from above
Specify 1st and 2nd Substitution Picks or I will pick myself.
No International Shipping, sorry folks.

Happy Grafting.

Is anyone in US growing large Jamun variety like the ones in India? see pic. The variety is Rie Jamun.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sharwil Avocado
« on: May 07, 2021, 01:49:40 PM »
how to tell if Sharwil is ready to pick? does it turn black on skin on tree or stays green? I picked few times in green stage.

have 6 pieces of Randhir available, in single lot.

$24, first come first serve, send via Paypal

FYI - I will be pruning my Cherimoyas and have following scions for sale:
(Note Spring Pruning wood is matured wood. Perfect time as we are not breaking dormancy and temps are warming up nicely)

1. Pierce
2. Campas - Limited
3. Lucida - Limited
4. Campos (Spain), identical to El Bumpo and takes better than that.
5. Behl
6. Santa Rosa - Limited
7. Cumbe
8. Sabor -
9. Orton - Limited
10. Nata
11. Honey Hart
12. Helmut
13. Selma- Limited
14. Cherisop (Cherimoya x Atemoya, more cherimoya taste)
15. Deliciousa - Limited
16. El Bumpo - From original mother tree, Limited Quantities
17. Fino DJ - Limited Quantities.
18. Schlome - Limited Quantities.
19. Booth

*Min. 4 pc. order,. Min 2 pc. per variety, $5/ea scion plus $5 shipping.  $9 for expedited Shipping. NO SINGLE PIECE OF ANY VARIETY PLEASE, No SIZE Requests, Sizes will be what is available
*Pruning starts Week of Apr 5th (Sale Starts now). Some have limited supply, so first come first serve, PM me for more info.
*Please Mention your forum name, full name, address in Paypal, send to friends and family option.,
*If one of your choices is not available, list 2nd choice and 3rd choice


Trying to coincide this with Buddy Tape that will also ship Apr 5th week of March. So order Buddy tape as well and save on Shipping costs.

NOTE: First batch of scions will ship on Apr 12th, any order that comes in by Apr 10th will be shipped as well

Avocado wood available for purchase via upcoming Pruning in 1-2 weeks:

Sir Prise - Limited quantities

4 pcs for $20. Min 4 pc Order. Add $4 for shipping. PM for payment details
No single scion, min 2 pcs per variety.

OK Folks, Buddy tape is here and will ship 3rd Week of March, 2021.

TAPES WILL BE AVAILABLE in March 2021 (tapes are being sold on Amazon and eBay for over $40-$50/roll)

Will ship with USPS First Class Mail, will give you tracking number. If you are worried about lost mail, the pay Priority Mail Shipping $10

Note: Orders are first come first serve, I ordered extra but those who send payments will be refunded if payments on orders in front of you result in running out of tape. So dont wait.

Single Roll - $26 + $5 Shipping = $31
Two Rolls - $52 + $10 Shipping, $62, each additional roll $26.
Six Rolls (Whole Box - $156 + $12 Shipping

Send Payments via PayPal as "Friends and Family" Option to, please indicate the following within notes:
1. Your Name and Forum Name
2. Your mailing address
3. Your email address
4. Your choice of Perforated or Non Perforated and quantity of each.

Note: This is a Non-Profit Effort on my part to help fellow gardener friends because I enjoy helping others. All I ask in return is if I have request for some budwood and you happen to have it, please share in kind.


Below is sample picture of what swellen buds would look like. Min order of 4 pcs ($5/ea) plus $4 shipping.

Minimum quantities on Lemon Zest, they are prepped and will be ready by next Monday.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID this mango - pics attached (Buttercream?)
« on: September 01, 2020, 10:56:42 AM »
It was sold as Buttercream from Zills


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Black Star Surinam Cherry
« on: June 08, 2020, 12:42:57 AM »
Looking for Black Star Surinam Cherry. anyone here local in So Cal selling plant OR wood?

Have these (will be shipped starting 1 week):

Sir Prise
Pinkerton - Limited

$5/ea, 4 min per order, $4/shipping. PM me if interested.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / So Cal Freeze Warning
« on: December 26, 2019, 07:55:58 PM »
Get ready, temps overnight will dip to freezing and below 12/28 morning. Look at this picture. Snow and very cold.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya Season 2019 (So Cal)
« on: October 29, 2019, 06:04:53 PM »
Well, we are there folks, Cherimoya in my yard are sizing up, some trees are behind others, but I expect small crop enough to taste, not a bumper crop given every year I get burned out fruits due to intense heat waves, plus I did not have enough time to pollinate them. I got Nata, Sabor, Helmut, Orton, Pierce, Campas, Campus, Behl, Deliciousa fruited. All others either burned out or dropped.

now with heat waves gone, cold temps on cards are excellent for Anona sizing up and sweetness. just pray we dont get rain for another 6 weeks, otherwise with cold temp and rain, fruits would split.

how is your garden looking for Anonas?

Got a beautiful Cherimoya cocktail of top tier varieties, in 5 gal. Seedling is 3 years old and is fruit ready. Begging to go into ground.

It has Helmut (main), honey hart, Sabor, and Campas. There is room for another variety.

$100 firm. PM me

Citrus General Discussion / Double wood grafting on Citrus
« on: September 19, 2019, 12:42:33 PM »
I had 4 pieces of okitsu ease with only two rootstock trunks. I experimented with dual cleft and it worked

Take a look.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Phoenix mango? Doesn't look like it
« on: September 17, 2019, 11:26:29 PM »
I got this tree as Phoenix from Lynn in Florida. Does it look like Phoenix? If not, what could this mystery mango be? It came from Zills with Zills tag.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Parsons - the monster mango producer in CA wow
« on: September 17, 2019, 12:26:26 PM »
JF was generous to have me try Parsons mango and experiment its wood to see how it produces on other rootstocks. Parsons is a Juliette seedling and it scored in top 2 two years ago in So Cal Tasting.

My graft did not grow much as it kept blooming, so I let it fruit this year. I got over 24 mangoes on one pinnacle, a lot are hidden on the back side, had to thin it down to 5 max. look at what I got.

Have limited supply of peach cobbler mango budwood. Prepped and will be harvested end of Sep. Order now to reserve.

4 pc. Min. $24 including shipping.

Take it before it's gone. PM me for more detail.

No orders will be put on the list without payment.

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