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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ISO Bursera graveolens
« on: February 15, 2024, 11:27:08 PM »
This has proven impossible to find. Anybody selling or know anywhere that is selling bursera graveolens/palo Santo seeds or cuttings?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ficus Dammaropsis seeds?
« on: February 14, 2024, 09:21:57 PM »
Bumping this thread 2 years to the date. Still on the search for ficus dammaropsis. Anybody have any seeds, cuttings, or leads to a source??

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Ok, that's my "learned something new" for today!

Carolyn

yup same here lol

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Had some recent germination on cauliflora and sp porco espinho






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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Sichuan Pepper Plants
« on: February 12, 2024, 09:38:47 AM »
One green world has piperitum and simulans for sale

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seed grown cherimoya from Rincon Tropics
« on: February 08, 2024, 11:51:29 PM »
Thanks Nick. Yeah I'll do that then.

My theoretical fruit will probably finish inside my grow tent under LEDs, provided I don't get pests or mold issues on it due to the high humidity of the tent. But that is to be seen. I don't recall which forum member did this but he put his potted annona by a window indoors and it seemd to ripen the fruit so that is also an option

I've gotten cherimoya to ripen in the past, mid November, when it was in the greenhouse




This year I got this MASSIVE fruit to somehow ripen indoors under crowded grow lights haha I pollinated an el bumpo flower with pollen from another annona  that I don't remember exactly which one but was either temoylata or African pride atemoya. Ended up producing two viable seeds that I planted out





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seed grown cherimoya from Rincon Tropics
« on: February 08, 2024, 10:35:31 PM »
I've experimented with putting annonas out in early spring to encourage leaf drop but doesn't really work. I'd just strip the leaves, just did that with my atemoya last week. I'm trying to find the best time of the year to do this since our growing season is more limited

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need Help to ID This Atemoya
« on: February 05, 2024, 12:05:50 AM »
possibly African pride

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "Tropical" fruit that will grow in Zone 8a?
« on: February 01, 2024, 03:23:27 PM »
Sweet! Those look amazing too. Thanks so much for sharing.

How long did they take to fruit for you from seed?

Started flowering a few months from seed and put it in ground at the end of year 1. Fruit on the second year

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "Tropical" fruit that will grow in Zone 8a?
« on: February 01, 2024, 01:33:38 PM »
Some pics of the fruit






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "Tropical" fruit that will grow in Zone 8a?
« on: February 01, 2024, 01:28:03 PM »
Hardy tamarillo as well

Any specific cultivars? Have you grown it personally or know how well it handles the cold? Some stuff Iíve read says only hardy to 20-22 degrees, others says 15 degrees F.

No specific cultivars that Iím aware of but yes Iím currently growing one in ground. Itís gets some protection as I cover in a hoophouse in the winter and wrap in frost cloth next to a black garbage can filled with water. All that being said itís sailed thru low teens and probably single digits on many occasions. Information on the internet says you need two for cross pollination but I got plenty of fruit off a solo plant

Super impressive! How's the flavor in general and compared to the regular Tamarillo?

I found these seeds online. Look similar to the ones you grow?

https://www.raindanceseeds.com/plantsandseeds/hardy-tamarillo-cyphomandra-corymbiflora
https://www.raindanceseeds.com/plantsandseeds/solanum-diploconos-guava-tamarillo
https://www.raindanceseeds.com/plantsandseeds/z010hjca1njvftrwtqa55ek6uiocmm

Iíve never tried regular tamarillo before so I canít speak on the comparison but Iíd say the hardy ones have this peach pineapple acid flavor goin on

Yup thatís where I got my seeds from. Just got some guava tamarillo germinating in the past week so Iíll see how those do this summer

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "Tropical" fruit that will grow in Zone 8a?
« on: February 01, 2024, 10:06:38 AM »
Hardy tamarillo as well

Any specific cultivars? Have you grown it personally or know how well it handles the cold? Some stuff Iíve read says only hardy to 20-22 degrees, others says 15 degrees F.

No specific cultivars that Iím aware of but yes Iím currently growing one in ground. Itís gets some protection as I cover in a hoophouse in the winter and wrap in frost cloth next to a black garbage can filled with water. All that being said itís sailed thru low teens and probably single digits on many occasions. Information on the internet says you need two for cross pollination but I got plenty of fruit off a solo plant

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Hardy tamarillo as well

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you could try xie Shan satsuma, Tasmanian pepper berry, chilean myrtle berry, pindo palm

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia discussion thread
« on: January 29, 2024, 07:40:59 PM »
Got some germination on garcinia sp. ďsquatĒ

Anyone else growing this one?




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Some Malaysian reds still putting on size in the winter





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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: What to try in zone 8a-b
« on: January 25, 2024, 10:56:23 PM »
I'm in 7A with swingle citrumelo unprotected in ground for the past few years. I also have xie Shan satsuma, yuzu, and citremon in ground but are protected by an unheated hoop house in the winter. You should have no problem with any of these in zone 8

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Either just wait it out or you can try to time it correctly and use pliers to crack the seal. Gota be careful tho

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WANTED~ Jacaratia mexicana maroon
« on: January 11, 2024, 02:11:38 PM »
Well I heard back from them and it seems that they donít supply a phytosanitary certificate.  Seems a bit sketchy/risky.

Youíll be fine, Iíve ordered from them multiple times with no issue

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Shine Muscat
« on: January 09, 2024, 09:09:20 AM »
Pm sent

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: January 06, 2024, 03:09:36 PM »
Starting to get some germination on the seeds I picked up from Ryan earlier last year




Nice!
Ryan really has the good stuffÖIíll have to send him a message
All jokes aside, I think those came from Miguel, which were not cold stratified so thatís probably why they took a few months.
Anyone else who bought seeds from me can chime in?
Esp regarding the biqi ones. I heard some people had them sprouting in a matter of a few weeks.
Best,
Ryan

Yea I'm pretty sure these were from the Miguel batch, I hit them with a 30 day cold stratification back in the summer

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: January 05, 2024, 02:10:13 PM »
Starting to get some germination on the seeds I picked up from Ryan earlier last year




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Just sowed some of these seeds. These ones look pretty wild, hoping to get some good germination

https://andersontropicals.com/products/psidium-sp-porcupine?_pos=1&_sid=9d143e2d2&_ss=r

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Tree has been in the ground a few years now




Beautiful tree, is it from seed?

I would assume so, bought it from a seller on eBay a few years back

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