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Plants arrived looking great, thank you!

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Plants arrived today looking good, thank you!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pawpaw in 9B
« on: April 30, 2022, 07:25:32 PM »
I'm skeptical that it will grow in FL. It's hard enough to get pawpaw to grow here in Texas (Zone 8a)--basically you have to keep the young trees protected in the shade for many years and provide lots of water. But there are some native FL Asimina species you might try. I have heard that some A. parviflora have decent fruit.

You can find pawpaw for sale online but not until early fall. And it ripens and rots extremely quickly, so it has to be shipped and consumed rapidly.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted Chicken heart wampee seeds
« on: April 28, 2022, 01:35:43 AM »
Did anyone ever find seeds for named wampee varieties?

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Everything arrived in very good condition, thank you very much!

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Hmm, I had to look around to see what the regulations are and I'm still not completely clear. Not everything in Rutaceae is a "citrus" and subject to restrictions, e.g. I've ordered many boxes of white sapote from CA and FL, and I've ordered Glycosmis seeds from several states over the years. It does look like Liberibacter can infect wampee though.
This site seems to suggest that plant material should not be exported but that seeds are ok:
https://pi.cdfa.ca.gov/pqm/manual/htm/420.htm

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ISO Miracle berry Plant
« on: April 15, 2022, 12:10:57 PM »
Hi Frank, I can't help with the plant, but I wanted to offer a suggestion--have you tried freeze-dried miracle berries? If you look on Amazon for "Miracle Berries by Snozzberry Farm" you'll see the good ones. I have a miracle berry plant and enjoy getting berries from it, but it produces at best 20-30 berries a year (it hates our chlorinated, alkaline water, and our cold winter--in Zone 5 you're going to have to keep it indoors half of the year). The freeze-dried ones are awesome for when you don't have fresh ones--they're much better than the lozenges made out of miracle berry extract.

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I'm asking around and some friends might want a few as well--how much would you sell the seedlings for? Thanks!

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Wow, thanks. I think I'd just like about 10 of them. Are these from fruit you tasted?


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Hi all, still looking for tasty wampee cultivar plants, seedlings, or seeds--anyone have any or know anywhere to look?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Eugenia Species
« on: March 28, 2022, 04:02:05 PM »
I'd love to buy some E. polyclada seeds if you still have some, and E. domingensis seeds when you get them. Are you going to make a waiting list or just post when you have them?


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Eugenia Species
« on: March 28, 2022, 03:54:45 PM »
I'd love to hear how E. polyclada, E. domingensis and E. monticola taste.

As far as selling the E. ligustrina seeds in a hurry, you might check out the Facebook group Rare Fruit Sales & Auctions, or maybe check out the Figbid site--they have stuff other than figs.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Eugenia Species
« on: March 28, 2022, 03:30:11 PM »
I'm in Austin, and I have:

reinwardtiana (Cedar Bay cherry)
casearioides (rare)
brasiliensis (grumichama--red/yellow)
victoriana (guayabilla, sundrop)
luschnathiana (pitomba-da-bahia)
stipitata (arazá, araçá-boi)
involucrata (Cherry of the Rio Grande)
involucrata (Cherry of the Rio Grande, "Ben's Beut" selection)
calycina (savannah cherry)
florida (Guamirim)
dasyblasta (aka Eugenia uniflora var. dasyblasta)

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Fresh star fruit seeds
« on: February 21, 2022, 02:28:49 PM »
Seeds look great, thank you

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The cuttings arrived yesterday--lots of them and they look great, thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya Fruit
« on: December 05, 2021, 07:28:11 PM »
The fruit arrived looking great!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya Fruit
« on: November 29, 2021, 12:58:10 PM »
I'd like a box, please.

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Very interesting--that does sound like a good variety. Are you interested in selling it, or do you remember where you got it?

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I have a couple of unnamed seedlings growing well, but I haven't been able to track down any of the ~5 or so named varieties. Does anyone have any experience with these or know where to find them? Is there much difference between the varieties?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wampee cultivars
« on: October 27, 2021, 08:09:24 PM »
Did you find any sources of these names cultivars? I'd be very interested if so!

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Fruit are about 2 weeks from ripening here in Austin...I can get seeds again this year if you still need some. Just PM me.

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Got my pads in the mail--they're huge and look great--thanks a lot!

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What is Inga nobilis like? I'm not finding any information on the fruit. Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB - Spondias tuberosa
« on: December 29, 2020, 07:37:35 PM »
I would love cuttings or seeds as well--please do post if you make cuttings or offer seeds!

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I can collect a few if you like. elouicious is in Houston, so those trees are accustomed to 50 inches of rain per year, whereas the trees in Austin are accustomed to much less rain (32 inches of rain per year) and slightly colder winter temps (zone 8b vs 9a).

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