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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Plantain and Bananas Pups
« on: July 21, 2021, 03:37:10 PM »
Looking to purchase plantain and banana varieties that produce well in Florida. Thank you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Herrania
« on: July 18, 2021, 08:27:30 AM »
Anyone else growing herrania species? Not much info on them. Is the fruit worth it?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Mangifera species
« on: July 13, 2021, 09:23:45 PM »
Looking for seeds, scions or plants from any of these mangifera species. Or at least info on how I may be able to find. Thx

m. Caesia - white mango
m. Casturi
m. Sylvatica - himalayan mango
m. Laurina - mangga
m. Odorata - kwini
m. Pajang - bambangan

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Hybridizing mangifera species
« on: July 13, 2021, 04:44:27 PM »
Has this been done and with which species? Couldn't find much through search.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB - Marang fruit
« on: May 30, 2021, 04:40:56 PM »
Is anyone aware of where to buy Marang fruit online? If not marang than other artocarpus.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fusing rootstocks
« on: May 18, 2021, 10:19:57 AM »
Recently learned from another forum member that you can fuse two rootstocks and graft one scion onto the fused "double rootstock" for increased growth, health and production. I assume this would work great for slow fruiting species and zone pushers.

Does anyone have data on this?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / May Harvest
« on: May 14, 2021, 07:14:20 AM »
So far this May I've harvested surinam cherry, coconut,  pitangatuba and mangos should be ready by the end of the month here in South Florida.

What's a May harvest look like for you?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ziziphus joazeiro - Jua
« on: May 12, 2021, 12:19:10 PM »
Anyone have experience growing/fruiting? Can it be hybridized with jujube?

If I graft onto a side branch leaving the main branch alone, will the fact that I grafted the tree slow down its ability to mature and fruit from the main branch (not grafted)?

My goal is to graft onto side branches and receive named varietal fruit without interrupting the fruiting of the seedling varieties for selection purposes. Can I have my cake and eat it too?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB - Garcinia/Theobroma
« on: May 09, 2021, 11:20:40 AM »
Hey all,
Looking for seeds or seedlings if possible.

Garcinia forbesii
Garcinia atroviridis
Garcinia prainiana
Garcinia livingstonei
Theobroma bicolor


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sand into soil
« on: September 27, 2020, 04:16:19 PM »
Objective: turn sand into soil

So far I have chop and dropped native plant material and brought in many lbs of coffee grinds. I plan on bringing in dirt, mulch, manure and peat as well as making my own biochar and compost on site.

What's the most efficient way to go about doing this?
What cover crop should I plant now? Will it grow from bare sand? Can it be done without irrigation?

All feedback is appreciated.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Caught in the act
« on: September 26, 2020, 10:43:40 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Artocarpus?
« on: September 25, 2020, 08:42:56 AM »
Have this growing from a stump under a longan tree. Looks different but similar to my jackfruit. Anyone know what it is?

Want to push the limits within reason. Don't mind giving it some TLC as long as fruiting is a possibility.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mystery plant
« on: September 15, 2020, 09:45:14 AM »
Found this growing next to a mango seedling in my backyard so I potted it up. I've searched several identification sites trying to figure this out to no avail. Its growth rate is medium and I'm in 10b. Anyone!?

Leaves are alternate growing
Exstipulate - no stipulate
Leaves are unifoliate, but the first two leaves were trifoliate and have since fallen off
Leaf margin: entire
Leaf apex: acuminate
Leaf venation: reticulate unicostate

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Eugenias wanted
« on: August 31, 2020, 02:53:21 PM »
Looking for these but open to all Eugenias, especially rare ones.

Eugenia pyriformis
Eugenia victoriana
Eugenia mattosii
Eugenia sprengelii
Eugenia capensis
Eugenia klotzschiana


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Need help identifying
« on: August 20, 2020, 05:58:38 PM »
Recently picked up a sugar apple and found this guy catching a free ride. The growth is similar to a mango but the leaves are half the size. Any ideas?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annona duckei, Annona paludosa
« on: August 15, 2020, 11:59:00 AM »
Hello all,

Recently received seeds for A. paludosa and A. duckei from trade winds figuring I would give them a go. My goal is to try grafting other annonas to create hybrid fruit as well as the delight of trying the duckei/paludosa fruits themselves. Anyone have experience with these species? I would appreciate any info as I'm a novice.


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