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In my opinion, that is going to depend entirely on the contractor who does the job and how much you want to pay them. As an alternative, you could punch drain holes in the bottom, fill it with soil, and consider it a very large growing container. That might even be a way to grow some things that typically struggle in your soil. The down side is that it might negatively affect your home value If you ever sell.

best advice, i've seen them filled easily

can't you fill it with soil and just use it like a giant planting pot?

i have a means to get some free water tests ran, I may get it done and show the results for those who are battling with pH issues and additives to your municipal water source.

thanks guys and gals, I work a lot, and don't have much energy to devote for fruit discussions.

I like to comment and leave, without all the back and forth.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitomba/Pitangatuba Cross???
« on: June 04, 2024, 12:58:37 PM »
lol i was gonna say damn that pitomba looks crazy

ya the bees did mine here as well

congrats on the hybrid

thanks for sharing you got some great stuff over there i bet nobody has in town

good JOB  :)

Good catch Adam...
I accidentally uploaded Sweet Uvaia images by mistake.
Actual Pitombas:

This particular pitombatuba was grow from my own seed.
No hand pollination on my part... so I guess we have the bees to thank.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitomba/Pitangatuba Cross???
« on: June 04, 2024, 11:41:52 AM »
Large & Small - More Pix:


where did you source the seeds or plants?

your Pitomba looks unusual as well

I have about 10 or more of these pitombatuba seedlings with at least 2 fruiting, they're highly variable, I believe I accidentally sold a ton of them one year after they cross pollinated casually in my grove.


very easy method to filter water, I wonder if it has an impact on pH or chloramine, fluoride levels?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Madrono lindero
« on: December 12, 2023, 07:54:29 PM »
i have several large trees close to fruiting, grafted specimens available soon on my website. I hope to have fruit to ship as well

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)
« on: December 11, 2023, 12:00:19 AM »
trees are strong mine handled 25F with some die back and bark burn, but grew right out of it, i have two in full sun like 20ft tall, over 8y old, i hope to taste fruits soon, i hadn't seen flowers yet but i think they're close...same with parkia biglobosa

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Flying fox fruits "you pick" fruits
« on: October 06, 2023, 11:39:04 AM »
thanks a lot for sharing pics Ognin525!
  glad everything made it ok!

more rare fruit coming soon! :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Variegated Mango
« on: October 06, 2023, 01:58:46 AM »
maha chanok seedling (i grafted one and it took, hopefully can sell some one day, so far pattern is holding up and improving, after starting off as faint and hard to notice…which is unusual in my experience)

Hi Adam and congratulations, can you tell us how you did the cross? which male did you use to pollinate ? how long did it take for the seed to grow and fruit?                                                                                                                                                                  Regards    Patrick

thanks everyone, I got chance seedlings that came up here, I didn't try to cross them...I have at least 3, and then who knows how many were accidentally sold..I know PIN got some and then sold at least one by accident...Capt Willy fruited his hybrid before me, but his looks much different, elongated and more tuba like...seems quite variable from seed.   Takes about 3-4yr from seed, and flowers much more than more productive like taste like both mixed...yes it's an acidic fruit, but not quite like tuba.

Amazing this Eugenia turned out to be a novel hybrid of E. luschnathiana x E. selloi, Pitangatuba crossed with Pitomba.  It taste just like a mix of the two.  I hope you enjoy the video.  Hopefully will have some of these available by next year!

thanks for the update folks...this season was rough for me !

i had this one that took 3yrs and now i graft from it.  It was fruiting at about 5ft tall in a 3 gal pot...and it was like every flower that formed set a fruit.

Since then the tree has got larger (the mother died, but a grafted one I have is alive)...and it gets covered by ants which wreck the crop (scale bugs mostly actually do the damage, they cover the flowers entirely)...
but when the tree was happy it made so much fruit it was amazing...

other ones i grew didn't do the same, they'd grow up to be really big, and have lots of flowers that seldom set any fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Summer's End: What Rare Fruits are Left to Eat?
« on: September 10, 2022, 12:30:56 PM »
new video touring around the farm, trying to find fruits that are still left to eat after a brutal summer season that was too hot and dry.

The rains are finally coming, and everything thinks it's spring.  Mostly Plinia fruits now and Eugenias, but we also have a good amount of Garcinia, and Persimmon fruits.

What's fruiting now for you?

making some new content on my youtube channel, pre recorded and edited stuff.

This one is about some of my experiences in growing Annonas on the farm, which is a bit too cold and wet for most of the typical varieties (Atemoya, Sugar apple, etc...)

the video premieres in about 2hrs.

my chickens really like the red ones but ignore the the yellow seems more bird resistant!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Cambuca (Plinia edulis) tree!
« on: July 28, 2022, 01:20:09 PM »
Nice big fruit Adam, but your face when eating skin was not convincing 8)


nice to hear from you Robert

hard to say!

once i took a high quality vegetable peeler, and peeled off the flesh, you could probably use a grafting knife takes a while, but i made a huge cake out of it (pulp only, like tiny filets)...and then i froze it, and ate off it for a while... but probably smarter to freeze into portions, like icecube trays....

then you can sell or plant the seeds after...

a lot of work...for sure...

I just noticed one of my bush has about 300 near-ripe Miracle fruit. 

A bumper crop.  I eat them one-by-one when I can but what to do with the hundreds of others?

Just looking for tricks-of-the-trade when you have too many fruit.  I've been growing miracle fruit for about 20 years but never know what to do with excess fruit.  They volunteer around the house in a couple years later I discover 100's of fruit on a new bush.  Pretty bush with the red berries.

But, what to do with all the fruit?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: July 28, 2022, 01:15:00 PM »

setting a good example for the growers in your state...

Working on my jaboticaba collection. It’s hard when you are in college  :-\

Giant mulchi, I have 3 of these in total, the other two are just coming up. I found a mealy bug on this one today already  :'(

Novak jaboticaba. This one just came up and is showing a little new growth

Sabara. About 4 years old.

Red Jabo. 2 years old.

Cabelluda. 2 years old. I had two but the other one got root rot. The leaf size on this one is looking nice.

Just thought it would be fun to share.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Cambuca (Plinia edulis) tree!
« on: July 23, 2022, 03:43:54 PM »
just got to taste a cambuca grown here on the farm, and we made a video of the event...

8yrs almost to the day, since I officially got a nursery license and started my business.

We're celebrating 2022 with some new Plinia hybrids selected on the farm, and more rare fruit items (fresh fruit, and freeze dried).

Here is a new logo graphic my mom made (she is also responsible for the original logo).

We plan to use it on some items like stickers, shirts, and decks.  Will have to slightly modify or crop the image to fit shirts, because it's lengthwise now to fit a deck.

Hope everyone is doing well, and eating something rare, of the genus Plinia preferably.

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