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Messages - Midwestfruitjungle

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Variegated Grumichama?
« on: December 21, 2022, 09:46:32 AM »
Definitely hold on to it. Quarantine and wait. If itís mosaic virus it will kill it, but if it states healthy itís variegation. The fact that it sprouted like that makes me think variation, as mosiac virus will change the plant from solid leaves to ďvariegatedĒ looking leaves.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hunt for the best Surinam Cherry
« on: December 21, 2022, 09:40:27 AM »
Does the aroma of the crushed leaves indicate the resin flavor intensity? I had 2 pitangas with one that had very resinous smelling leaves and the other with no leaf smell. The resinous leaf died, and I still have the non-resinous smelling one. Neither fruited, though I am expecting fruit from the one I have this year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruit Forum Grower Database
« on: October 28, 2022, 11:24:33 PM »
I am wondering, if we write a plant down at one point, and it starts fruiting, would it make sense to do another submission for that plant?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruit Forum Grower Database
« on: October 28, 2022, 11:23:33 PM »
I am wondering, if we write a plant down at one point, and it starts fruiting, would it make sense to do another submission for that plant?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya leaf curl virus?
« on: October 28, 2022, 08:52:00 AM »
The papaya I grew was also a Hawaiian variety, and being in northern Indiana, it makes me think that it was infected as a seed. Not too sure tho.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya leaf curl virus?
« on: October 28, 2022, 08:44:31 AM »
I had a papaya tree that did that. I had to kill it and throw away the pot. I didnít want to risk it. It was transferred to other plants through whitefly, although it seemed like one of my plants recovered by using an aspirin solution (2 tablets for 1 gallon of water). I believe it is mosaic virus, and I am not sure if it got the disease or if it was grown from a mother plant that had the disease. I would isolate it and try treatment.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruit Forum Grower Database
« on: October 28, 2022, 08:32:37 AM »
This would be awesome. I have filled out a few already.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba: is this normal?
« on: October 23, 2022, 10:02:01 PM »
It may be from the water I used for a while. I didnít realize the creek water I was using was a pH of 10! But it didnít start acting like this till a month.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Citrus/Tropical greenhouse zone7b
« on: October 22, 2022, 07:32:41 PM »
Thatís awesome! Iím in 5b, I would love to do something like that once I have the time. What is your main way of preserving heat?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba: is this normal?
« on: October 22, 2022, 07:30:46 PM »
I just brought in my sabara inside for the winter a few months ago and it has never dropped leaves like this before. I had sprayed it with neem a few months ago but it is starting to drop leaves now. Will it come back?



It gets some sunlight and it isnít watered heavily because it is inside

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Greenhouse vanilla growing
« on: October 21, 2022, 08:35:44 PM »
Vanilla wants some shade but dark shade is not ideal. Living fence posts pruned to manage light shade in a relatively moist tropical climate is best. Vanilla is native where I live. It occurs as an understory epiphyte. If it is too dark development is slow. Too much sun will make the leaves pale with burn spots that introduce fungus like anthrachnose.
Peter

Good to know. Iíll probably set up some kind of wooden post for it to grow up in a little brighter of a spot. It is a frosted plastic sheeting so I believe it helps soften the light anyways.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing passion fruit up a tree
« on: October 21, 2022, 02:23:43 PM »
Iíll probably take it off the tree stem then. I have noticed it doesnít mind itís tendrils getting removed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Greenhouse vanilla growing
« on: October 20, 2022, 06:36:56 PM »
Does it like more shade or would it prefer a brighter location? It gets very little light right now but seems to be doing ok.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Growing passion fruit up a tree
« on: October 20, 2022, 06:35:00 PM »
I am growing passion fruit in a container and it is inside for this winter. It has started clinging to a small tree I have nearby. Would it be ok to let it grow or could it be harmful to the tree?

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I recently germinated giant mulchi seeds. I like to use a paper towel and change it every so often so I can see the progress of the seed. 5 out of 6 germinated (one was rotted). Once my seeds germinate I immediately put them in clean soil. All of them came up but then I moved them outside and they rotted back so I put them under grow lights with a humidity cover and 4 of the 5 came back. For my others seeds I like to just put them in dirt, itís easy and cheap. I have found itís better to germinate indoors with more temperature control.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Greenhouse vanilla growing
« on: October 08, 2022, 09:59:47 AM »
There is a vanilla orchid growing at my colleges greenhouse. We are looking to trellis it on something, but there arenít a lot of options. Would a wood or metal trellis work better or an actual tree?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peanut butter fruit set?
« on: September 27, 2022, 12:27:20 PM »
Mine is a wavy leaf. Iíll have to update when they ripen.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peanut butter fruit set?
« on: September 21, 2022, 11:30:51 PM »
Update: they both set!


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical greenhouse white fly
« on: September 21, 2022, 11:29:59 PM »
I have been putting up lots of yellow sticky traps. They are snagging a ton of flies, but it seems like there are always more and more. Iíll try to stay consistent with it, along with spraying.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tropical greenhouse white fly
« on: September 09, 2022, 01:57:15 PM »
Hello! I am working for a small tropical greenhouse and we have dealt with whitefly a lot. Does anyone have any recommendations to get it under control?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Peanut butter fruit set?
« on: August 24, 2022, 08:42:54 PM »
I am trying to figure out if this is fruit set. Can anyone verify?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Peanut butter fruit flowers not opening.
« on: August 17, 2022, 08:10:28 PM »
Hello all. My peanut butter fruit tree has just started flowering for the first time, however the flowers havenít been opening. Instead they have been remaining closed and then falling off. Does anyone know what May be causing this?



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Starfruit has spider mites
« on: August 07, 2022, 01:57:20 PM »
Hello all. My starfruit seedling is a few years old and it has grown really well except for now. It got spider mites during early spring and usually they clear up when I move them outside but it has not done well, even after using insecticidal soap. I have been spraying the leaves down often and making sure it is fertilized. Do you think a neem oil drench would help?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Muntingia Dropping Flowers
« on: August 01, 2022, 10:30:11 PM »
I kept mine outside during the warm months and inside my house during the winter months. It really doesnít like the cold dry indoor climate.

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