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Looking for Olosapo, Couepia Polyandra seeds, FL, please PM.

Looking for Murraya Koenigii AKA Curry Leaf Seeds, please PM

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Davidson Plum in Florida
« on: July 04, 2022, 02:08:17 AM »
I'm growing Davidson's plum (Davidsonia Pruriens), quite easy to grow and to fruit, usually fruits twice a year (in March-May & July-October), 4 years from seed. Tall tree (Pruriens), grows like a palm. I shake the tree to get fruits when ready. Very acidic fruit and looks like a regular plum. Extra watering and mulching helps. I use Espoma Holly tone fertilizer.
Seeds are flat and very thin. I do not sell seeds (only plants when available, not all seeds germinate).

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Durian Seeds For Sale
« on: November 16, 2020, 09:28:28 AM »
Do you ship Priority?

Expensive not germinating seeds, this is my experience.

Looking for FL fresh Brewster Lychee seeds, send me pm if you have 100 or more

Adam, you are doing a great job with your plants, your job is so needed for us and for many you still donít know, donít listen what others are telling you, always go ahead of the crowd, donít look back!

I have a few Cacao (Theobroma cacao) seedlings 4-6 ft tall in 1 gal pots, all mixed up, red and yellow pod trinitario, yellow pod forastero, possible yellow/green criollo, some with flowers, will not hold fruit this year, local pick up only, will not ship, min qty. 2 for $70. PM if interested.

I have granadilla seedlings 2-4" tall, 1-3 of them in 2.5" pot, $15 shipping included. Sun hardened ones are pale, others more green. These must be protected from cold weather and rabbits. Fruit is sweet, no acidity, I do not sell fruits/seeds.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for fresh Ross Sapote seeds
« on: October 02, 2019, 02:03:38 PM »
Looking for fresh Ross Sapote seeds

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cac or sweet tart?
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:07:49 AM »
CAC or not ST

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree fertilization question please
« on: August 16, 2019, 11:42:11 PM »
I'm not an expert and do not pretend to be one of them. I recommend giving a little of nitrogen to young and older trees. I give nitrogen, I have enough of mangoes on my trees, taste is perfect compared to others. I give all the fertilizers, the main reason for the mango flowering is cold weather and enough nutrition. You don't believe me? I also listen what experts have to say and also want to see how they are doing. So, you can also go to the Fairchild Mango Farm at Fairchild Gardens and look at those (poorly enough to my eyes) looking trees with almost zero mangoes on trees grown by experts (I believe - zero nitrogen). My friend also gives fertilizers, Excalibur fertilizer, osmocote plus and seaweed fertilizer mix once a month every month and has a lot of fruits every year, he is also not an expert, he is pruning as I told him and gives fertilizer. I told him a few years ago to do that once in a spring time , but he continues doing the same every month, his trees are nothing to compare to the Fairchild mango farm trees - healthy looking (experts would say that this is a bad sign) and full of fruits during the season (Lemon Zest, Maha Chanok, Ugly Betty etc).  He is possibly over-fertilizing mango trees as he grows bananas close to mangoes, gives the same fertilizer and has a lot of bananas like 20-50 bunches a year (dwarf namwah and Brazilian dwarf) from 200 sq ft banana grove. I had my first mango this year in March (Rosigold) and still have on trees (Keitt-not clean fruit and Providence -clean, no visible diseases). In my experience compost teas clear all the diseases, but I'm not perfect and also lazy. Others say compost teas do nothing. Now is time to listen what experts have to say.
If you don't want to give a nitrogen, just give a little of love.

Cristela Red is from Excalibur I got it 5-6 years ago, Richard, the owner told me that this one should be the best, still not sure if this is grafted or a seedling from his breading program I did not pay much attention until 3 years later this tree started producing 10 and more fruits a year, got it 2ft tall in 1 gallon pot. Not red, yellow-orange, sweet, crispy.
Diamond River also not sure if it is air layered or seedling, came from Thailand as far as I remember he was telling me stories, got it 6-7 years ago in 25 gallon pot. 1 or 2 crops a year every year. I fully agree with Oscar on this forum: "Best thing about DR isit's a very consistent producer, even in the tropics...needs no chill. Also it's very proficic producer. The qualtiy gets knocked in the literature, but i think it's pdg (pretty darned good), all things considered". I like stories about every tree I grow especially those how difficult it was to get it.
Fish fertilizer on mangoes - I believe Dr. Richard Campbell, he was telling not once that in his experience fish is killing mango roots. Good for tomatoes but not for mango trees.
I have attached photos of my Cristela Red as of today.

I would plant all of them and you will be able to remove what you do not like later. Not sure about Coconut cream as it is more difficult to manage and not very productive. Many others are smaller trees. I like Diamond River longan as it produces a lot of fruits every year no matter what you do with the tree (not the biggest fruits) but you can keep the tree on a smaller side. Emperor lychee you can keep dwarf, I have removed Muritius as I do not like it. Brewster is okay, you can keep it smaller, Sweatheart is the best tasting, but I already forgot when it fruited last time (on a list ready for removal). Jackfruit possibly will not fruit well in Tampa. Jackfruit (hates chill hours) or Lychee (needs chill hours), if one is going to fruit well, the other may not. Excalibur Red is not red. I have one super productive Cristela Red (not red) from Excalibur and I'm having too many delicious jacfruits, unless you want to eat jackfruits every day. Pickering, Carrie (if you like sweet tart), Mahachanok, Orange Sherbet, Coc - big yes! Smaller trees must face south. Buy arlo or similar one or two visible cameras and forget about fruit thieves. Yes, when tree is young you can amend it with top soil and compost just do not overdo on mangoes. You can also add 1-3lb/tree of earthworm castings and I would not add synthetic fertilizers. I have visited many Dr. Richard Campbell (mango genius) lectures, went to Fairchild farm not once. My opinion is slightly different, you need to give nutrients to your mango trees, especially when trees are young, trees are more resistant to all diseases then. You can also give synthetic fertilizers, but much much less than you may want. You can save any tree with compost tea from many diseases. Mango trees need your help, but not high N-P-K - those fertilizers are killing and never fish fertilizer for a mango tree.

Do you grow Eugenia Villae Novae Kiaersk  (large leaf Eugenia)?  I'm looking for compatible Eugenias I can graft into if anyone has any experience. Thanks!

Adam is our treasure! God Bless You and your work! We support our Prince of Plinia! He is also Prince (or King) of Myrciaria and Eugenia.

My advice for buyers from US - skip this seller, waste of money in my past experience. Shipped to NL and then to US. They do not know how to ship seeds. Theobroma Bicolor and Theobroma Grandiflora viable only for a few days, total waste of money if anybody from US wants to get them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what's in season in Florida right now?
« on: April 10, 2019, 12:55:07 AM »
This is what I can find in my garden:
Bananas, papayas, mango Rosigold almost ended first wave (sliced and on a plate right now), still few carambolas, wax jambu plenty, sabara jaboticaba, red hybrid jaboticaba, plinia aureana, myrciaria glazioviana, pitangatuba, miracle fruit, eugenia uniflora, pitomba, cherry of rio grande, grumichama almost ready, sapodillas plenty, mulberry, blackberry jam fruit, pineapples, pomegranates starting, few black sapote left, eugenia pyriformis, coconuts, lemon drop mangosteen, lemon season is ending, limes plenty, Valencia oranges, cacao fruit one or two left, acerola, blueberries, lychees will start in 2-3 weeks.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: large Achacha in SFL?
« on: April 06, 2019, 01:30:22 AM »
Yes, it is not so quick to grow for the first 18 months I would say, but summer is coming and it will grow fast! It needs protection during the winter or greenhouse if you want it growing faster. How tall do you want? I can make from 1ft to 3-4ft by autumn and will plant in a 3 gallon pot. $15 now or $100 then. I'm trying to say that you can do the same yourself. Osmocote plus is the simplest way to grow it faster during the summer and also you can get better results doing organic way and with worm castings/ worm tea. It needs everyday or every second day watering and good drainage and some extra fertilizer and filtered light, something like 30% shade cloth, you can try 50-60% shade cloth if you want it taller and leaves greener.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: large Achacha in SFL?
« on: April 04, 2019, 01:03:34 AM »
how big? You can get a small one and watch it growing fast

I wish you all the Best!

Where are you moving to? :) Where is a better place? :)



You might be looking for 2 as they are dioecious.  I have both M & F and the fruit production is heavy.  Beautiful looking and smelling fruit, most terrible to eat.  About as sour as any.  Fallen fruit not eaten by local animals. Very nice long sturdy thorns if you want to keep lions out.

Nice description! So it is also good to keep lions in.... ;D and squirrels/rats hungry...  ;D

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