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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Free for pickup. 'Pineapple' mango seeds
« on: November 14, 2021, 02:37:11 PM »
Above average mango but selected for growth in socal by Thompson so might be good rootstock.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Starfruit- Anyone Growing It ?
« on: October 27, 2021, 06:38:45 PM »
There's cooking star fruits and eating star fruits. I think grocery stores mostly carry the former. A ripe star fruit is a lovely fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: October 10, 2021, 01:34:05 PM »
Always

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados - Grafting vs. Rooting
« on: September 22, 2021, 05:05:59 PM »
i would get seeds from known cold hardy avocados. and try a bunch.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados - Grafting vs. Rooting
« on: September 22, 2021, 10:52:40 AM »
Avocado is famously impossible to root. Google "etiolation".

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help ID caterpillars on my marula
« on: September 09, 2021, 07:24:08 PM »
Not fritillary. They don't swarm.

Tossed them in the dirt yesterday thinking i had a good picture. Can't find any others. Thinking it might be common buckwheat, but probably some other well known pest.

Will keep looking.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help ID caterpillars on my marula
« on: September 09, 2021, 03:44:23 PM »
Sorry for the lack of focus




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruiting - Campomanesia guazumifolia
« on: September 08, 2021, 04:32:29 PM »
Cool Richard

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: tanglefoot direct application experiment
« on: September 07, 2021, 10:09:58 PM »
Been meaning to reply to this thread. I've done this for a few years on jaboticaba with no ill effects, but i did it on an avocado last year and it ended up burning a stripe on the tree and probably will kill it. Trying a bridge graft to save it, but not optimistic.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this jackfruit?
« on: August 19, 2021, 06:46:49 PM »
Found it in an empty lot. South Florida.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this jackfruit?
« on: August 19, 2021, 01:55:57 PM »
Do you know jack? ;)




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carrie Mango Tree Top Work Project
« on: August 19, 2021, 01:54:13 PM »
Sealed graft inserts and cambium with a bonsai sealer then taped everything. Discovered a bunch of volunteers to experiment on.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carrie Mango Tree Top Work Project
« on: August 18, 2021, 11:08:50 PM »
I just grafted a bunch with zills topping method. If it doesn't work hopefully I'll get some shoots to work with.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party
« on: August 12, 2021, 02:08:47 PM »
I'm sure Simon knows the sugar content of Sugar Dragon. Tasted like normal dragonfruit sweetness to me.

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I read about this years ago, so now when I get compost I get it 6 months to a year in advance and age it out.  I try to encourage it to cook some more, hoping the heat will help degrade it.

I've heard this works as well from the woman that runs El Corazon/Agriservices in Oceanside. I think she said 2yrs for mulch to take a contaminated site (not the much itself in that case) to undetectable.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planning a Trip to San Diego
« on: August 10, 2021, 02:21:26 PM »
Vista Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings is worth considering. Mixed but always interesting in terms of food, fruit and plants. Ben Poirier is often there and you could call him in advance and see if he has any fruit he'd be willing to bring.

Ben is in the 4th picture i think:
https://www.vistafarmersmarket.com/

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planning a Trip to San Diego
« on: August 10, 2021, 01:44:17 PM »
Thanks Shane!

Will certainly take you up on that-

watched a couple youtube videos about exotica and it looks amazing- although most recent vid I could find was from 3 years ago so will confirm before going-

Does anyone know the fruit policy at quail/ san diego botanic? can you pick as you please?

Officially you're not supposed to take any fruit. If i see a fruit I've never tried, I risk getting yelled at. If you go midday in the middle of the week the place is empty. They don't have many impressive varieties, though there's a Kei apple by the gardening shed that's quite good.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party
« on: August 10, 2021, 11:02:23 AM »
I can bring a pop-up.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passionfruit fruit Help! needed
« on: August 10, 2021, 10:58:45 AM »
That's the kind of fruit i get when i cross pollinate on my ligularis.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planning a Trip to San Diego
« on: August 09, 2021, 07:10:00 PM »
Shoot me a personal message when you decide on dates. If I'm in town I can feed you some curiosities and show you my yard.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party
« on: August 08, 2021, 02:08:57 PM »
Great event Brad! Thanks for hosting. And thanks everyone for bringing fruit. I tried lots of new varieties that I loved. The perfumy Sugar Dragon dragonfruit and Dapple Dandy stood out for me. Sugarcane was awesome. Great catching up with folks and meeting new people. When i got home i found a bunch of rose apples i could have brought. doh!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party
« on: August 07, 2021, 12:11:15 AM »
ill grab ice. and bring finger limes too

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mangoes that refrigerate
« on: August 02, 2021, 01:46:18 PM »
I was watching a video this weekend and there was an interesting sidebar about mangoes that refrigerate well. I think it was Dot that supposedly tastes excellent even after 2 months of refrigeration and looking dry and wrinkly. They mention Keitt too. In another thread here bsbullie mentions Mallika dehydrates well, but that wasn't about refrigeration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Y5ZaCjzxg
around 16:20

So I'm curious what varieties do this? Seems like an easy way to extend mango season.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party
« on: July 28, 2021, 03:10:13 PM »
I'll bring some P. ligularis. Maybe yellow strawberry guava. Blueberries. Surinam not looking well timed. Jabo all gone.

Anyone interested in butterfly plants? I just harvested a bunch of Aristolochia fimbriata seeds. Might have some A. watsonii by the 7th.

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