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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mandarin melon berry aka che
« on: July 18, 2022, 03:46:59 PM »
I have male and female that i grafted on osage orange hoping i will like them. This year it fruited and it's a keeper for me. Consistency of a chewy fig with easy to chew seeds taste of a very sweet watermelon.
My scions came from fruitwood nursery


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree for central florida
« on: July 17, 2022, 02:32:59 PM »
Adam from FFF  is a little north from me and he likes his cogshall ... So hard to pick...looking into little gem.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango tree for central florida
« on: July 16, 2022, 12:53:42 PM »
Hi all,
Please help me to pick a mango variety that:
Small to medium size tree,
Great bacterial/fungal resistance
Taste great when firm
Taste wise classic is fine
Have greater chance to survive in winters (will protect it to some point)

So far looks like i narrowed it fown to:

I appreciate your professional opinion!!


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GuavaKing on ebay - Scam?
« on: June 28, 2022, 12:39:27 AM »
I bought a tree from him that will be able to confirm maybe next year. We might not like his prices or size of trees but he is not a scam. He is using the same name for at least 10 years, sells on ebay, etsy, his own website, has youtube channel and Instagram.

When i bought cuttings from Amanda, she still called them australian turkey. Later she renamed them to siam.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GuavaKing on ebay - Scam?
« on: June 25, 2022, 11:55:16 AM »
I bought an airlayered tree from his etsy shop this year. Tree is smaller than on the picture, needed some careful care for a while, very expensive for that kind of value, but not a scam..

I got those mulberries from her. They are largest i have seen. Taste is sweet and tart.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: MULBERRY. Thai dwarf vs worlds best?
« on: June 06, 2022, 11:29:20 PM »
Jan's best is an everbearing type that is slightly bigger fruit than other everbearing mulberries. I purchased it from her. It is definitely not similar to thai dwarf i got from fruitscapes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba defoliated
« on: June 05, 2022, 07:20:02 PM »
My sabara gets defoliated every spring. I thought it was normal... It puts out great new growth and flowers.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Berry ID
« on: June 04, 2022, 07:49:25 PM »
Thank you !!
It does look like Forestiera segregata, florida privet.
Seeds are not tiny..Taste is somewhat sweet and bitter. I didn't eat it!!! Seems like college was planting native florida plants in the area.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Berry ID
« on: June 01, 2022, 06:20:09 PM »
Please help identifying those berries. They grow in Orlando fl, at  college campus. Are they edible? Honeyberry? I have never seen anything productive like that without extra help.

Thank you,

Where in Florida are you? I saw persimmon trees in Orlando area nurseries. Online, all sold out.

I always buy persimmon scions from fruitwood nursery. This year i added maru zengi and giant fuyu. They graft much more successful than figs or mulberries for me.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Trying Barbados cherry in 8B
« on: May 26, 2022, 06:55:02 PM »
We had at least 25f for a few hours, maybe even lower since all my 3 year old sugar apples died back to the ground. Barbados that was near a house wall had minimal damage, it blooms now. Barbados in the open area died back and growing from the ground level now.

They are not a threat but a sign that something rotting there..

White springtails...


I bought a fruit, ate it raw, liked it and planted seeds. I don't know how good they will be but i do find their leaves stinky.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon dormancy
« on: May 01, 2022, 01:28:33 PM »
I received my chocolate persimmon last week from gurney. It's pushing grown now.



Question, is Lisa is the hardiest Atemoya on your property? What variety was the third one? how did that do?

I had 2 Lisas, 1 geffner and a few different sugar apples. All in 7 gal pots, standing next to each other, all the same age and trunk size. Geffner died back to main trunk. Lisas show no damage and i see flowers are coming now. All sugar apples appear dead. The only hope is that they will come back from roots.

I am in north east Orlando, official lowest temp by weather report was 26f but i think we got lower. I lost all 3yo sugar apples (thai, na dai, kampong). All 3yo atemoyas are fine. Geffner died back a little and Lisa is totally like nothing happened.
Starfruit , 3 yo, died to bigger blanches but alive.
Mai1 jack in 7gal, could hardly handle 30f so it was inside.
Unknown jack that had no issues with 30f, died back to the last 10inches of trunk.
 Kaffir lime has bad damage while other citrus are fine.
Red jabos, restinga have top damage, Sabara is like nothing happened.
Funny, i had dill and parsley not covered and nothing happened to them.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: sumo
« on: February 25, 2022, 06:26:48 PM »
I got one this week. Very nice plant. I am excited!!

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