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Tropical Fruit Discussion / African Red Peach. Nauclea latifolia
« on: June 18, 2024, 10:41:11 AM »
Just noticed this fruit and wondered how long until it is ripe.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / When to pick Tamarind pods
« on: March 31, 2024, 08:35:46 AM »
My sweet and sour tamarind trees are loaded with big, thick, brown pods.  When I scratch them they are still green underneath, however they have been on the tree for months.  How do I know when to pick them?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fingersop ripeness
« on: October 29, 2023, 12:28:19 PM »
Just notice these on the fingersop.  How do I know when they are ripe.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / are garcinia seeds edible?
« on: June 29, 2023, 09:04:24 PM »
Specifically, are the seeds of garcinia intermedia (lemon drop mangosteen) edible?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / thinning out garcinia fruit
« on: May 08, 2023, 09:22:03 AM »
Do any of you thin out garcinia intermedia fruit?  Would this result in larger fruit.  Can this be done at any time during fruiting?  There is always so much fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Garcinia (lemon drop) defoliation
« on: November 05, 2022, 04:29:35 PM »
Both garcinias are losing leaves.  At first I thought it was wind damage from Ian, but the damage is spreading.  It looks chewed but we are completely fenced.  These two trees are each 7 feet tall and wide.   Here are some pics.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Imbe
« on: August 22, 2022, 07:52:39 AM »
This is a picture of my Imbe with what appears to be small fruit,  since this garcinia is normally dioecious and I only have one,  would this be an example of a hermaphrodite and will these small fruit hold, or is this normal for Imbe.
This is the first flowering (that I noticed).

Have seedling Velvet tamarind (Dialium guineense), African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa) and Guajjilote (Parmentiera edulis) and was hoping some of you are growing them and can offer some guidance, tips  on cultivation since there is so little out there.

Here are some things I have noticed;
African Locust Bean---
---fast germination
----seeds germinated at the same time
----fast growing,
----growth slows if not potted up
----happy in my mix of potting soil, perlite and sand
----grows faster in full sun but can take partial shade

Velvet Tamarind
----Staggered germination, still germinating after 3 months
----difference in growth among seedlings, but more on the moderate/slow side
----resents repotting, at least from the seedling trays, have learned to grow them in deeper community pot then seedling trays so they can develop more before repotting which seemed to work better for me.
----resented moving from seedling mix to my regular potting mix (leaves yellowed) so I moved them to a higher peat mixture and they greened up -- so thinking they are acid lovers?
----seem to grow better as seedlings under partial shade
----only two out of 20 have branched

---100% germination
----nothing seems to bother these
----likes full sun
----likes my potting mix so not paraticular about ph?
----moderate and bushy growth

These are my fun seeds, not looking or expecting anything, although always wondering why I planted so many :)

Ok, so that's all I know and if any of you can fill in any blanks, I would be very appreciative.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annona with strong scented leaves
« on: July 23, 2022, 01:14:51 PM »
Is soursop the only annona with strong scented leaves?

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