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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: diospyros montana edible?
« on: December 30, 2017, 02:14:06 AM »
How edible are the majority of african diospyros species?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wind-resistant shade house design
« on: December 28, 2017, 12:56:04 AM »
Possibly something that is placed below ground level, ie digging a square hole and placing said greenhouse inside, adjusting a slope/walkway one either or both sides to access the doors. Can't go wrong with dual polycarbonates and treated wood/steel.

I planted mine on a separate property and they are doing fine, growing at a slow but steady rate, dealing well with the low humidity and occasional low temperatures around here.


so i had gotten the Brachychiton populneus seeds
(Brachychiton plants used to be in sterculia )
 i dont think any sprouted
i have a few seedlings with no ID right now
but it doesnt appear, best i can tell, that they are Brachychiton

here is some data i collected from plants in the family.
(some of the more edible types that can survive with a little frost)

occasional frosts with temperatures as low as -7°c

 seed - rich, nutty, earthy flavour // Root - cooked
 killed by temperatures of -5°c or lower
 Very nutritious
flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant)

Seed - cooked
short-lived lows to about -4°c

Dioecious, with male and female flowers found on separate trees.
Both male and female forms must be grown if seed is required
Super rad info.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plinia sp. "Anomaly" new Jabuticaba variety
« on: December 23, 2017, 06:12:57 PM »
ok... so u saw the last bloom i posted pics below of, around Dec 3, or 4th...(i think the little cold snap we had, and this dry weather, made it so no fruit saw 36-38F a few times i think)

but now check this round of flowers ;D...

Too bad no fruit set. Think I could buy a scion or two?

I am in no way an expert on the care and maintenance of Junglesop (Adam would be the expert in that category), but in my experience the seeds germinate faster than other species in Annonaceae, sending a very long and brittle (breakable) base root. I accidentally kicked a pot over and the root snapped and the seed died. Best bet would be a very long, but also not very wide pot with well draining soil and a warm environment.

Did read online somewhere that researchers have planted trees that went over two decades without producing fruit. The dream would be to start your own seedlings to a considerable size and somehow obtain scions of one of the better varieties and get your graft on.

glad you posted pics of seedlings
i had gotten a couple of seeds that didnt come up
other seedlings are popping up (no tags) ... now i know its not them.

Have you ever had the seed /nut ?
i read there are tiny hairs that itch on the husk that are a pain to deal with ??

there are a few relatives that are also edible
but, i have no idea if they are "good", as good, etc...
i saw one for sale on ebay a while back as a 3ft seedling tree.
but i am still suspicious about those hairs, and, ease of eating them out-of-hand.

Not sure about the hairs. What I have seen is a lot of small hairs with a strong resinous (but in an organic way) smell. If touched they are extremely sticky and cannot be taken off. I accidentally broke one of the trees in half early on and it grafted back together very easily and this plant actually ended up being the fastest growing one.

They look very bleak right now, have been neglected for a long time and trying to rehabilitate them now.

same here  :(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Winter Annona growth in Florida
« on: December 21, 2017, 02:09:24 PM »
Have some un mature fruits and quite a few flowers on Cherimoya trees and Rollinia which seem to be doing fine despite the cold and wind. Hasn't gone freezing yet. Thinking of moving the Rollinia inside.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Del Monte's new pink pineapple
« on: December 18, 2017, 03:38:15 PM »
Yes, I'll take one Del Monte Pink Pineapple and one leg of salmon.

Had some beautiful Java Nut plants I got from Oscar and started from seed, had five in total but one died early due to unknown reasons. Very fast growing and beautiful plants. Recently I moved houses and forgot about them and all the other plants in the greenhouse for quite a while, a while being about three months. All my other plants (inside the greenhouse) had died which included two cherimoya's, yellow jaboticaba, and a mamey sapote, yet still remained the Java Nuts (which were outside for this whole time, where it has been getting pretty darn cold at night!). I was at the old place doing some cleaning and finally decided to rescue them from their misery, and took some photos as well. My friend had stopped by the house a few times and I am sure that they and all the other plants must have been watered while I wasn't there but I know for a fact that they have received not a drop other than what fell from the sky in this past month. From what I can tell, these are some unexpectedly hardy motherf***ers!

Water the bejesus out of them for easier digging. Digging in dry soil with roots is no fun. Good luck and keep us posted. Chris

Didn't even think about that. Thanks for the reminder

I haven’t seen one locally by me but a rental company may have a spade. Here is an example.

Ah geez, and the problems begin to arise, beginning with the fact all of the trees are on a steep hillside, and that there is literally no access point for any kind of tractor or vehicle. Looks like i'll just man it out with some buddies and shovels and give them all some TLC. One I am most worried about is Suriname Cherry because it is very deeply rooted in the ground and I am afraid the Lychee will have a lot of shock, however the cherimoya's seem to be pretty transplant hardy so I am not too worried about that.

So I just moved houses about a month and a half ago, with all of my other trees (mind a few potted cherimoya's and a green sapote) being at my other place, the only problem is that the house is going into Escrow soon and I wanted to get a couple name important trees that are VERY comfortable in there place. I obviously expect transfer shock but honestly what would be the best way to go about this? The trees I plan on removing are Surinam Cherry (3), Cherimoya (2), Lychee (2) and Mamey Sapote (1), and Macadamia (2)

I know that the first step is to get the shovels in the ground but does anyone have any tips for dealing with relocation and transfer shock, as well as the removal for each specific tree in the first place?

Wanna ship some to CA  ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop leaves problem
« on: February 08, 2017, 11:05:55 PM »

Send PM to order have more seeds than i know what to do with.

The flavor seemed to be a lot better this time... I mean it has always been good but it tended to have kind of a citrusy tinge to it and didn't have any resiny flavor.

(reposting so everything is all neat in one place) //|


MINIMUM AT LEAST 5 SEED ORDER (all prices including shipping)

5 SEEDS :  $15

10 SEEDS : $19

15 SEEDS : $24

20 SEEDS : $30

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ants: How do I stop the little devils?
« on: March 29, 2016, 12:09:47 PM »
Stop access to water,and be scrupulous with any leftover foods. Those are the ants two biggest needs.  If you can do that? I promise you will see a difference.

There is nothing I can do about the food supply to the ants because there is a six foot fence dividing my neighbors yard and mine… we both live on a hill; he lives on the top. He has many orange trees and doesnt pick most of the fruit… it usually falls off, gathers at the fence, rots, and gets swarmed by ants. Then a good portion of the ants come to my property. I have tried confronting him nicely about it but he doesn't seem to care.

Anyhow, thanks for the advice!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ants: How do I stop the little devils?
« on: March 27, 2016, 10:38:20 PM »
Hey Everyone!

As I was planting my latest additions to the collection (grafted Norm's Ice Cream Bean, Chaffey Cherimoya, Booth Cherimoya) I had to keep choosing different locations on where to dig because I would keep digging up ant nests. Quite a few of my trees are starting to see a bit of ant traffic and even some scale.

I realize tanglefoot could help for the trees but I want to eliminate the problem at the root... or rather nest.

What could I use that would keep the ants away or at least in smaller amounts that wouldn't be harmful to the soil fertility or my trees?

Excellent book find! Thanks for posting. Lots of little known fruits described, not just annonas. Book is in spanish, but all of you will understand the great color photos with latin names.
I think it will be very hard to get seeds of those annona species, unless we can find a member in that part of Bolivia or Peru. A fruit safari might be called for to that part of the world.

Some good surf in peru as well.

Im down, should you buy the plane tickets or should I?

I can offer the following to trade for Cupuassu

"Jacks Smooth" Surinam Cherry (Eugenia uniflora) seeds or scions

refer to :


I can't believe I missed it I was on a school trip for the past five days.

It wasn't optional... trust me if it was even close to optional I would have found a way out of it. (Backpacking/camping in the Los Padres National Forest).

It was painful. My legs hurt like a mf right now.

Im really bummed I missed it :(. Oh well, you might do something like this again next year.

Australian Blood Lime (Finger lime hybrid)

*red fleshed* Finger Lime (Citrus australasica)

Australian Desert Lime (Citrus glauca)

Im in bro!


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