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That is fantastic. How long has the mother root been in the ground?

I got the same bulbifera from Caesar and they have grown very well. I moved mine this past year and it slowed down the production. I hope to have some larger like yours some day.
The mother root has been in the ground two years. Every three years I dig up the mother root to boil and eat, as it is tastier than the arial tuber. I plant a new one in its place.

About 3 months back I found this Yam growing on a tree in my farm. It looks as if I had planted the tuber two or three years back and had not noticed the vine.

The vine is different in that, it has 6 ridges and not 4 as compared to other Dioscoreas I have, and there are small thorns in the ridges.
Last week when I checked on the vine it had dried up and the seed tubers were falling down. So yesterday I decided to dig up the tuber. Initially the tuber appeared the thickness of a thumb but as I went deeper it became thicker, but it is so tender that the slightest pressure on the soil would break the tuber, as you will see from the no. of pieces! Finally after a depth of about two and a half feet, the tuber had grown into the root of the tree and I had to abandon my attempt.

After boiling the tuber, when I tasted it I got a surprise! It is the tastiest Yam I have eaten! It is very creamy and unbelievably 'White' !!

I harvested this Air potato two days back, it weighed a whopping 3.1lbs.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia ID please
« on: November 20, 2021, 06:34:59 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Garcinia ID please
« on: November 18, 2021, 06:23:07 AM »
Can somebody please identify this Garcinia? I had received this seed from one of this Forum seller as Garcinia malaccensis, but I have my doubts.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Urgent Fruit Question!
« on: November 12, 2021, 06:53:31 AM »
There are  a few Cecropia trees in the San Francisco Botanical Garden. There were fruits when I visited two years back.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« on: November 09, 2021, 06:58:53 AM »
This morning I found two of the fruits on the ground! The work of macaques, who had taken a bite from the fruits and not finding them sweet, had discarded them. One was slightly soft, but full of seeds, with hardly anything to eat! I have now covered the plant with a net, and hopefully will get to taste the remaining fruit!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« on: November 05, 2021, 02:55:10 AM »
The fruits are still only 4 inches long, not yet anywhere near ripening. I check them every day. 2weeks ago there was another round of flowers, I tried hand pollinating about 5 flowers, but all of them dropped after a week. But the next day another round of flowers opened, and even though I did not pollinate, today I found one fruit may have set! I will know for sure after a week or two.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with plant id
« on: October 30, 2021, 11:47:07 PM »
Definitely not tamarind.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Id. this Garcinia
« on: October 17, 2021, 08:25:27 AM »
Thanks, Mike T and Cop.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Email Function Restored!
« on: October 17, 2021, 03:26:32 AM »
Thanks, Patrick! It is indeed a pleasure to use the Forum now!!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« on: October 17, 2021, 03:17:04 AM »
It looks as if one plant has only female flowers.<br /><br />
While the other plant has only male flowers, in hundreds.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Hundreds of flowers opened and were shed yesterday night.
Compared to the male, my female plant has few flowers. May be because my plant is not so healthy. Today I have pollinated 5 flowers. Will know in a few days. It looks as if the flowers are not typical of other Annona flowers, to my inexperienced eye.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Id. this Garcinia
« on: October 17, 2021, 12:14:58 AM »
This seedling was given to me as 'bacuri', but I have my doubts.<br /><br />

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« on: October 03, 2021, 08:23:00 AM »
Thanks, everyone. Will definitely post updates.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« on: October 03, 2021, 03:20:04 AM »
I have two plants from seeds given by Oscar, and a few days back I found three fruits have set on one of the plants. The other plant has lots and lots of flowers, but no fruit set.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red jabo
« on: September 14, 2021, 10:43:33 PM »
The jabos are about 7 feet tall.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Red jabo
« on: September 14, 2021, 12:10:40 AM »
I have 2 six year old Red jabo plants in 12 gal pots which have been fruiting well.  I have been noticing for some time, there are no new leaves on both, even though flowers have set fruits. Is it because they are root bound? What are the signs of root bound trees? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Jaboticaba Cuttings
« on: September 05, 2021, 02:23:04 AM »
Great! What rooting medium did you use?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: No chill loquat varieties.
« on: September 01, 2021, 05:14:52 AM »
Thank you, Mike.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / No chill loquat varieties.
« on: August 23, 2021, 05:30:20 AM »
Are there any Loquat varieties that do not require chill hours? I am asking this because, I had planted some loquat seedlings some six or seven years ago, and on learning that they need chill hours, neglected them. But suddenly last week, I found fruits on one of the trees. They were almost ripe, but the bats beat me , so that I could get only three fruits. They are small, the size of a kumquat, but sweet with slight sourness.

They make the best chips in the world IMO. Peel mature fruits. Cut lenghwise into 8ths, then slice them very thin and deepfry in oil. Take out when the chips turn golden brown. To salt the chips, sprinkle salt water into the oil just before taking them out.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan seedlings VS Marcots
« on: July 31, 2021, 11:27:21 PM »
Thank you, Peter.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan seedlings VS Marcots
« on: July 31, 2021, 03:23:05 AM »
After 9 months I have the first Rambutan marcot flushing new leaves!!!

The same one 3 months ago.

Three marcots failed, as the rains stopped and I forgot to water the marcots and the roots dried. I have 5 more marcots on the tree, some showing a couple of roots.

Hello Andre, Do you still have seeds. I tried yr Whatsapp no. but not seeing you on Whatsapp. Do you have an email id.?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sourcing Luc's Garcinia
« on: July 11, 2021, 01:55:17 AM »
Contact Raul Glez Ruiz on this forum.

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