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there are some complications for sending seeds now.  i can no longer send seeds directly out of ecuador.  so i have been getting my seeds to colombia where a friend sends them out.  the colombia mail service is slow, but it is good to the usa.  so i send ems, first to a friend in florida, USA, with all the usda paperwork, then he sends on from there.  you will need to pay him the shipping cost from florida to you, you can choose any shipping method from there to you.  i have already been doing that successfully for almost 2 years, no seeds have been lost.  we will send tracking numbers, colombia-usa and usa-you, for each shipment.
total cost-
-cost of seeds
-plus 20% of seed cost for shipping to colombia then usa
-plus $20 per order for orders under $100
-plus actual shipping cost from usa to you.
when the seeds arrive to the usa you must pay his postage to my friend in the usa to forward the seeds.   when the seeds arrive to you, you pay me.

SEEDS AVAILABLE, ill be sending soon-

-Garcinia magnifolia "madroño"  from the colombian chocó.  $2 each
5-6 cm fruits, sweet to sub-acid.  good edible pulp ratio, 26%.
- Garcinia sp. 'lindero' $2 ea
-Annona conica  $3 each.   tasty pulp.
-Porcelia nitidifolia  from the peruvian amazon.  nice sweet pulp.  $2 each
-Clavija sp.  from nearby at about 1800 m elevation.  $1 each.  unbranched, large leaves, ornamental and edible.  seeds, and fruits, larger than other clavijas ive seen, like a small tangerine.
-Passiflora popenovii  'granadilla de quijos' $3 each
-Bactris guineensis  $1 ea  'corozo'
-Eugenia victoriana  $0.50 ea.   aroma like yellow passion fruit
-Browneopsis ucayalina   ornamental.  $4 ea.
-soon- mulchi, giant mulchi, dwarf mulchi, Plinia nana, Myrciaria tenella
-soon- a new Myrtaceae, what i call Plinia(?) sp. ‘yasuni.’  it is from yasuní national park in the ecuadorian amazon.  it is not P. yasuniana.
the purple fruits are 1-1.5 cm, sweet pulp is very highly aromatic and delicious.  a great fruit. $3 ea

if you send an email to me to guaycuyacu at gmail i will send you information about ordering.

it is an unusual fruit, savory not sweet, often eaten cooked.  it is a commercial fruit in the colombian chocó.  pacó is the local name.  ive hear others say they dont like it.  i like it ok, but G. macarenensis is my favorite of the gustavias, rich and oily.   but there also there are those who dont like it.

for many temperate fruits, people say they keep better if they are not washed.  which tropical fruits are like that?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help identifying Gustavia sp. "Chope"
« on: November 20, 2021, 02:49:23 PM »
id say Gustavia macarenensis
any help identifying the species is appreciated

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Snake fruit pollination question
« on: November 20, 2021, 02:17:22 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Snake fruit pollination question
« on: November 16, 2021, 12:12:00 PM »
i have several different types of Salacca zalacca and here they seem to cross naturally.  i also have a cross of S. affinis x S. wallichiana.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grafted cherapu
« on: November 08, 2021, 12:32:35 PM »
can anyone answer my original question- which other grafted garcinias are, or are not, like this?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: grafted cherapu
« on: November 07, 2021, 12:44:38 PM »
but there is only one vertical scion per tree!
Mangosteen will do the same. Yes you need to use scions that are from upright branches. If you use scions from horizontal branches you will only get horizontal growth.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« on: November 06, 2021, 07:43:29 PM »
i believe, oscar, i said something like, "rather bland, kinda like a rollina."   rollinias arent so bad!

Supposedly this species is highly variable and the fruit less flavourful than some better known Annonas. It would be good to get a first hand appraisal.
Jim West told me they are like a bland rollinia. Marco from e-jardim told me they were quite good, not bland at all, and he got his seed start from Jim West, so i'm eager to hear what Chandromohan thinks of their taste?
I'm going to have to try hand pollination because my trees flower like crazy but don't set any far.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / grafted cherapu
« on: November 06, 2021, 07:38:40 PM »
i have had cherapu trees producing for some time.  about 5 or 6 years ago i grafted a female scion onto a male tree.   i did the graft at around chest height.  since then the grafted tree has continued to grow, but only horizontally.  it is still the same height as when i did the graft.  it has expanded outward, but slowly, and has produced, but not a lot. 
which other grafted garcinia spp. behave this way?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Madrono lindero
« on: October 20, 2021, 07:23:46 PM »
i have several adult plants, doing well, about 10 yrs old

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Madrono lindero
« on: October 18, 2021, 03:23:10 PM »
NW Ecuador.  5-6 yrs?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Madrono de monte
« on: October 17, 2021, 02:17:44 PM »
yes it is the same, the plants in PR were from me
   Could it be the famous Rusty that Abimael from Puerto Rico said?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Madrono lindero
« on: October 15, 2021, 09:17:43 PM »
here they are...<br /><br /><br /><br />

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Madrono de monte
« on: October 15, 2021, 08:52:30 PM »
greetings, madroño de monte fans.  it is native nearby at 1500 meters elevation, but it has grown well here at 500.  my producing tree died, my neighbor has a producing tree now.  fruit from mine was sweet enough when fully ripe to be good out of hand, subacid.  my neighbors fruits are more sour.  its higher elevation origin should be good for sao paolo, california, hawaii.... i believe it is dioecious but does not need a male.<br /><br /><br />subi tu foto<br /><br /><br />

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yesterday's rare fruit harvest
« on: August 09, 2021, 07:51:35 PM »
dont know about the cucumber, but it is not Melothria dulcis.  the vasconcella does look like monica, here is a foto of those seeds, very characteristic

oops, doesnt look like an image.....heres another try-

maybe when i hit post the image will appear?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can you pick these fruit trees?
« on: October 09, 2020, 04:23:19 PM »
that Herrania looks like H. umbratica.  of the spp. i have, it is the only one with urticating hairs on the fruits.  and the one with the least showy flowers.  pulp and non-bitter seeds are edible, as with all H’s i know of.

Well chums I went around this morning and looked on sidewalks and in a public park and saw some fruit trees which may challenge a few with identification. There are some easy ones also. I will let you in a few surprise finds in another thread, I reckon no one on the planet except maybe Oscar could get all these correct.

can you compare pulp percentage, or pulp to fruit weight ratio also?
By some stroke of luck there was some overlap with my achachairu fruiting and Luc's Garcinia fruiting. So today was finally able to make a side by side comparison of the two fruits. They are both very fine and pleasant fruits to eat. But really they are quite different, especially in texture. Luc's is very soft, like a sauce. In today's tasting it tasted and smelled like pear sauce mixed with apple sauce. The achachairu is firmer textured. Today's tasting gave me a better impression of Luc's garcinia. The nice thing about it, apart from good size, and not clinging to the seed, is that you can select stage at which you eat it. If you eat it when it's just starting to get soft it still has a little bit of tartness, and the taste is almost as complex as the achachairu. So i've raised my rating of Luc's fruit one notch to 86 and achachairu stays at 88. The skin of Luc's has just a bit of bitterness, so i tried making a drink from it's skin and will compare with the drink made from achachairu.

i grafted an adult male at 4 feet height, with lateral branch scions.   years later, the plant has grown only horizontally, still 4-5 feet tall, not very productive.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Theobroma gileri
« on: July 28, 2020, 03:14:48 PM »
What about production? Do they produce without cross pollination? At what age can they bear fruit? And does hand pollinating help?


since i dont plant them, i cant help with those questions.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Araza jam recipe
« on: July 26, 2020, 03:14:37 PM »
for araza jam, we bring barely to a boil, if it cooks beyond that for even a very few minutes much flavor is lost

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Theobroma gileri
« on: July 26, 2020, 01:47:12 PM »
gileri is native and common here in w. ecuador.  my opinion about the fruit-  pulp is sweet and good, but not great like may other T.sp.’s, and a bit scant.  seed are unlike any other T. i know, very hard, apparently low in fat, seems inedible.   here they prefer wet areas

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mystery inga?
« on: April 24, 2020, 07:07:37 PM »
Inga spp. always have noticeable nectar glands between each of the leaflets

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Borojoa, Anyone growing it?
« on: April 24, 2020, 06:06:38 PM »
Borojoa has been moved to Alibertia, “borojó” is now Alibertia patinoi.  Victor Manuel Patiño was a famous Colombian botanist who worked in the Chocó area of West Coast Colombia, where borojó is native, it is not from the Amazon.  “boro” means head, “jo” is tree, ‘tree of heads’ referring to the shrunken head trophies of the local tribes.   It is dioecious but females can fruit alone.  Males begin to flower before females, hence when they begin to flower one gets males, females later.  Protein content is low, phosphorus is one of the highest of any fruit.   it has a considerable reputation in Colombia and Ecuador as a tonic, panacea, and aphrodisiac.   in the 1970’s, before internet and social media, in a very few years it went from a fruit known only in the isolated Chocó area, to one of the most popular in Colombia because of that reputation.

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