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Seeds arrived today! Thank you so much and thanks for all of the extras! Excited to grow all of these!

PM sent!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I top my Ice Cream Bean?
« on: August 25, 2022, 07:41:22 PM »
Good to know, thank you! I'll go ahead and give it a try.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice for Starfruit
« on: August 25, 2022, 07:40:49 PM »
Good to know, thank you! I do often have a problem with them not drying out properly, so I'll try to use a soil with more drainage from now on.

Hello! How long does shipping typically take to US buyers?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Should I top my Ice Cream Bean?
« on: August 25, 2022, 07:16:13 PM »
Hey everyone! Proud owner of a 6 foot Ice Cream Bean tree which I bring in during winter. My issue is that it is only growing a few leaves and growing directly upwards, and getting too tall for my grow lights. If I top it, will it branch out more or just stop growing? Suggestions?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Advice for Starfruit
« on: August 25, 2022, 07:09:13 PM »
Hey everyone! I've tried to grow Starfruit from seed four times now with no luck. The seeds always sprout fine and grow fine for several weeks, and then for some reason or other they all die. They just seem to be incredibly sensitive to both too much and too little water, and die very quickly if the conditions aren't right. I've had more success growing cacao indoors than Starfruit. Does anyone have any suggestions? How do I keep these guys happy? Do they get less sensitive with age?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Montoso Gardens A++
« on: August 25, 2022, 06:50:06 PM »
Great to hear they're still as impressive as when I ordered from them! I had a great experience with Montoso Gardens a few years ago, ordered a few cacao seeds and they sent me two whole pods! I had a blast eating the pulp off the seeds and they had a high germination rate.

Possibly traveling to Florida this January, haven't decided yet. What fruit varieties are in season in Florida (anywhere in Florida) in January? Particularly interested in rare varieties, but any information you have is helpful!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 2021 SEEDS
« on: October 31, 2021, 08:24:13 AM »
Ordered PB Fruit, Pitangatuba, and Zills Dark Suriname Cherry just a few weeks ago. All seeds have sprouted now, PB Fruits especially are getting tall. Very happy with this order, thanks!

Thanks, I'll take a look! Is sacred succulents a reputable website? Haven't heard of it before.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ISO Mangosteen Seeds and Chilean Guava
« on: October 07, 2021, 07:45:12 AM »
Anyone have mangosteen seeds right now? Any variety, special preference to ones that could potentially be grown well in a pot- I know that's tough for Mangosteen.

Right now I have Seashore and Lemondrop Mangosteen seedlings, hoping to test a few more.

I am also looking for Chilean Guava, seeds or plants. One Green World sells them but charges a ridiculous fee for shipping.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 2021 SEEDS
« on: October 02, 2021, 07:05:55 PM »
My review is a little late, the seeds arrived a week or so ago in good condition, and all of the Peanut Butter Fruit have already sprouted! Thanks again!

Seeds arrived quickly and in good shape, and almost all of them have germinated at this point. Very, very happy with the quality and prices!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 2021 SEEDS
« on: September 19, 2021, 02:13:10 PM »
Sent a PM, interested in PB Fruit, Pitanga, and possibly atemoyas.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ISO Tamarind and Grumichama seeds
« on: September 19, 2021, 02:10:18 PM »
I bought my tamarind seeds at the local grocery store as fruit in the pods. They sprouted quite easily. Mine bloomed and set fruit for the first time this year in my greenhouse.

As a matter of fact, I have started several of my trees from grocery store fruit. Most of ours comes from Mexico and South or Central America and is not irradiated.


Wow, good to know!! I might go ahead and try this!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ISO Tamarind and Grumichama seeds
« on: September 18, 2021, 08:59:32 PM »
My tree has some fruit on it that will ripen in a couple of weeks. Feel free to send a pm if no one else has them available.

Thanks! I'll make sure to let you know! Is it tamarind or grumichama?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can allspice fruit indoors in a pot?
« on: September 18, 2021, 02:41:32 PM »
I'm doubting that allspice is easily fruitable indoors. Still waiting on flowers here, and our tree is 9 feet or more, outdoors. Seems it would need more intense light and humidity.

Having said that, I would still go for it, and hope you prove me wrong and laugh in my face for doubting.

Beautiful tree, with useful leaves and sticks. Don't need fruit to be worth growing.

I grill with allspice leaves and sticks in the smoker box. Yum

That's great to hear, I didn't know you could use the leaves! Thank you!

Seeds arrived quickly, and the 100% of the sabara seeds were germinated when they arrived! Thanks again!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ISO Tamarind and Grumichama seeds
« on: September 18, 2021, 01:08:45 PM »
Hey everyone,

Hoping to find tamarind and grumichama seeds to start indoors this fall. Suggestions welcome!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Can allspice fruit indoors in a pot?
« on: September 18, 2021, 11:42:05 AM »
As title says- can allspice be grown indoors in a pot and obtain fruit? (outdoors for hot summer months)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What are the Tastiest Fig Varieties?
« on: September 12, 2021, 12:14:48 PM »
Hey everyone! What are the tastiest fig varieties in your opinion?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Looking for grow lights that last
« on: September 09, 2021, 03:16:42 PM »
Hey everyone!

I grow my plants indoors over winter and have a special dedicated room for them. I've been doing this for about three years. I've been getting my grow lights off Amazon. I have Viparspectra, King LED, and Bloomspect. Unfortunately, it seems like these only last a year or so each before they break. My two King LEDs both stopped working this past spring after 1 and 2 years running.

What are some brands that will last me 5+ years? I hate to keep buying new lights every few years, it feels really wasteful.

I use the brand Barrina. They are LED and work great! 6 of them for $100 (4ft each) including different mounting hardware, cords, etc. Only thing I can't confirm is life time. They are going strong for at least two years lol. I had over 30 of them going over the winter and the electricity bill hardly budged.

 Thanks! Do you use them for tropical plants with no other supplemental lighting?

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