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Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« on: August 17, 2015, 06:08:01 PM »
I vividly remember going on a trip to Puerto Rico as a kid with my parents, and buying a bag of Spanish limes. I always wondered what they were and if I'd ever find them again. For the longest time I thought they might just be a longan, until today. I was bored at work and day dreaming by scouring Top Tropicals website and low and behold on page 16 I SEE IT.. Spanish lime. I literally flashbacked to being a 12 year old. I need it. Has anyone in LA or surrounding areas gotten the self pollinating varieties to fruit here??

Where did you get it? Champa doesn't have any, and does expect to get it. TT is out as well and clearly states it doesn't ship well.

Would love to hear peoples experiences with it.
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 02:25:24 AM »
Hey SamiC, hit up JF...I'm sure he knows the answer. Best of luck, Chris

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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 02:42:23 AM »
I keep my kids away from them, notorious choking hazard.
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 03:59:22 AM »
I keep my kids away from them, notorious choking hazard.

Infants, toddlers, little kids yes. Big kids, don't think so.
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2015, 06:47:01 AM »
The best varieties our PR group have ever tasted are the Sasa and Jose Pabon varieties found at Jardines Enaidas in PR.  They have a website and have shipped plants to the states before...though California may be tricky.  If you know someone that can read and speak Spanish, you might give them a try.  They have grafted plants available.

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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2015, 01:30:29 PM »


Thanks Chris, will do.
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2015, 01:31:48 PM »
I keep my kids away from them, notorious choking hazard.

Infants, toddlers, little kids yes. Big kids, don't think so.

Thanks for the tip. I figure by the time I get a tree fruiting my son will be 8.  :)
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2015, 01:34:48 PM »
The best varieties our PR group have ever tasted are the Sasa and Jose Pabon varieties found at Jardines Enaidas in PR.  They have a website and have shipped plants to the states before...though California may be tricky.  If you know someone that can read and speak Spanish, you might give them a try.  They have grafted plants available.

YES!!!!! Those are the varieties I'm looking for. Do you have a link? I goggled and your site popped up. ;D ;D
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2015, 01:48:56 PM »
Also another member mentioned Guayas, and that sounds like a perfect companion as well. Definitely would love to get those seeds from him.
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 02:33:01 PM »
Sami
Do a forum search and you will find Cangrejo's 12 year old mamoncillo seedling from a P.R.
It flowers heavily every year but no fruit set

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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2015, 02:46:08 PM »
Sami
Do a forum search and you will find Cangrejo's 12 year old mamoncillo seedling from a P.R.
It flowers heavily every year but no fruit set

Thanks, saw that thread. Definitely want to get a grafted hermaphrodite. I saw some on eBay, but they are all seedlings. Thanks for your suggestion to contact TT, fingers crossed.
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2015, 03:35:27 PM »
Sami
Do a forum search and you will find Cangrejo's 12 year old mamoncillo seedling from a P.R.
It flowers heavily every year but no fruit set

Thanks, saw that thread. Definitely want to get a grafted hermaphrodite. I saw some on eBay, but they are all seedlings. Thanks for your suggestion to contact TT, fingers crossed.

I would not rely on TT for this.  You are asking for a lot of time and a large tree later to find out you got , well, i will say "the wrong thing".

Maybe reach out to Noel, FloridaGreenMan for assistance in PR.
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2015, 03:36:29 PM »


Should work. This summer I got first fruits from a seedling, growing at 37º North.
These plants were grown for several years under plastic, in a greenhouse. Three years
ago, the original plastic was replaced with mosquito netting. Now it rains inside
and in the winter temperatures are pretty much the same as outside, except that
there's less wind, of which we have quite a bit. Since the removal of the plastic
the mamoncillos loose some of the leaves, but flush new growth and flowers
late Spring once it is hot again.

Here's a picture of one of the fruits and my dirty hand  :D


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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2015, 04:02:20 PM »
Congratulations! How was the flavour?  ;)

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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2015, 04:08:37 PM »
Congratulations! How was the flavour?  ;)

Not worth the wait, which was around 10 years from seed...

A very thin shell of juicy tart stuff. Maybe selected cultivars are much better than seedlings?
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2015, 04:11:07 PM »
Congratulations! How was the flavour?  ;)

Not worth the wait, which was around 10 years from seed...

A very thin shell of juicy tart stuff. Maybe selected cultivars are much better than seedlings?
Well a new fruit it's allways a great thing to achive... Maby in next years the fruits will get better quality. ;D

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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2015, 04:16:48 PM »
Sami
Do a forum search and you will find Cangrejo's 12 year old mamoncillo seedling from a P.R.
It flowers heavily every year but no fruit set

Thanks, saw that thread. Definitely want to get a grafted hermaphrodite. I saw some on eBay, but they are all seedlings. Thanks for your suggestion to contact TT, fingers crossed.

That would suck. I'll reach out to him as well.

I would not rely on TT for this.  You are asking for a lot of time and a large tree later to find out you got , well, i will say "the wrong thing".

Maybe reach out to Noel, FloridaGreenMan for assistance in PR.
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2015, 04:18:05 PM »
Congratulations! How was the flavour?  ;)

Not worth the wait, which was around 10 years from seed...

A very thin shell of juicy tart stuff. Maybe selected cultivars are much better than seedlings?

Looks good though. Congrats.
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2015, 07:34:31 PM »
I fixed the link on the website.  http://www.jardineneida.com/

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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2015, 02:32:37 PM »
I want to thank the board for making this into a reality. I had the honor of being contacted by a forum member how was generous enough to sell (at a very reasonable price) a Jose Pabon and a Sasa grafted plant. They are on the way. I'll chronicle the progress of them in our southern California soil. Fingers crossed and thanks for helping out.
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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2015, 02:42:14 AM »
Nice! Good luck Sami. Chris

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Re: Spanish Lime and Los Angeles, sounds like it would work
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2015, 10:44:31 PM »



Here's my new Sasa and Jose Pabon.. Arrived beautifully and in better condition than we both thought.
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