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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What Type of Maprang Is This?
« on: January 26, 2023, 08:12:17 AM »
Grew this maprang from seed. Do not recall where it came from. Does anyone have an idea if this could be the sweet or the sweet and sour variety, or other? The leaves put off a citrus mango smell when crushed, similar to LZ and OS.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / 2023 Mango Season
« on: January 13, 2023, 05:36:05 PM »
Hello mango growers!

Curious about flowering and productivity around Florida and abroad. Especially interested in sharing info on new varieties, in addition to experiences with classics as many of our climates are shifting.

Currently seeing flowers on Sugar Loaf and Ceci Love.

Sugar Loaf

Will traverse the jungle to check on other varieties.

After a crappy season last year, hopeful for even a decent year.

Please share your experiences and let us know what is flowering.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Anyone Getting Breadfruit in Miami-Dade Area?
« on: January 04, 2023, 12:43:25 PM »
Hello everyone.

Is anyone growing Ma'afala (or any other breadfruit) in Miami-Dade or Homestead area? Any info on flowering and fruiting, harvest? Thinking of adding a tree and wanted to hear about other's experiences.

Also, how good is the fruit? I'm looking for something to cook with, and wondering how realistic it is to use breadfruit as a regular food source. Love potatoes, yucca, malanga, boniato, and all kinds of stuff like that, but not easy to grow them in my yard. Medium size tree would work.

Have eaten some in past while in the Caribbean, but has been a while. 

Hello Everyone!

Looking for p. nitida. I have a plant, and have some sprouts that may or may not make it (snail attack).

As I don't know if 2 plants are need for pollination/fruit (does anyone know if p. nitida is self fertile?), looking for another plant.

Willing to buy or even trade. Not sure my plant is big enough for cuttings yet, but would be willing to trade material with another nitida owner. Have other material for trade.

Thanks for all info and leads.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What To Do With Green Bananas?
« on: September 13, 2022, 11:22:12 AM »
Inspired by Brad, I chopped a fruiting banana stalk that was damaging our fence. In the past, would've waited till ripe, but after seeing those cado trees taken out, got the nerve up to take it down.

Question: Can you do anything to make super green bananas edible? These are Sweethearts. Not sure if they can be used like plantains at this stage. All ideas are welcome and appreciated!

I'm taking down most of a m. casturi tree (obtained from Squam). Lots of scions available. Tree has fruited. Will prep upon sale. $30 for 7 scions, plus shipping and handling. PM if interested.

Where can I find a nice sized lakoocha tree in South Florida? My tree dropped all its leaves and may have died.

Its been super dry and the sprinkler doesn't hit that spot well enough. Trying to save it, but a replacement or bigger tree might be needed, or would be nice.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wild Mangoes & Wangoes
« on: April 24, 2022, 01:48:20 PM »
Hello fruit lovers!

Does anyone have info on mangifera mempalam? I have 2 fruits, which are ripening, and planning on growing out the seeds. Was wondering if anyone has info on this species, fruit, etc. Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What Is This Fruit?
« on: April 12, 2022, 05:28:37 PM »
Found this fruiting in the back, and not sure what it is. Thought it was pitomba. Pretty sure it is a Eugenia, but who knows. Please share your best guesses.

Tree has been sold. Thank you

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Name That Solanum! ...please
« on: March 10, 2022, 08:23:31 PM »
Hello everyone. Let's play the Name That Solanum Game. 1st one to accurately identify this plant wins seeds of this interesting plant, when it fruits. Looks like that shouldn't be too long of a wait.

The fruit is supposed to be tasty.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Trying to ID Cuban Fruit From Description
« on: February 20, 2022, 02:32:43 PM »

My mother-in-law is from Cuba, and has spoke very fondly of a fruit that no one has yet to identify to her. She recalls fruit from childhood in Cuba, 1950's and 60's.


Fruit are roundish, around grapefruit size, and can be purple or green. She does not recall any latex. Fruit was mostly flesh, juicy. Not much info on seeds. She recalls the fruit as being very sweet and tasty.

Any ideas as to what this could be?


I am looking for a plant of camellia sinensis, in the South Florida/Miami area.

Open to a shipped plant as well.

PIN says they don't have them, won't for a couple of months.


Hello All

Looking for FL pawpaw. Please lmk if you know where I can find.


Rollinias are ripening, probably will have a few this weekend available. $5/lb

Local pickup only, no shipping.

PM if interested.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Passiflora Laurifolia Pair for Sale
« on: August 22, 2021, 01:33:31 PM »
Local pickup only, South Miami area. PM if interested.

$40 for a pair of p. laurifolia plants. 14 inches and 11 inches tall, roughly. Seedlings, different genetics. Despite what some others have stated, you need 2 plants for fruit in my experience. Flowers are beautiful and mildly fragrant. Fruit is delicious, complex, more delicate and less sweet than regular passion fruit, no sour. Even when mixed with regular passion fruit, you can discern the unique flavor. I like it a lot, and will continue growing several plants.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fertilization for grafted mango tree
« on: July 27, 2021, 01:35:12 PM »
Hello everyone.

Apologies if this has been covered in another thread.

Looking for advice regarding fertilization for a recently trimmed and grafted Glenn mango tree.

Tree is about 10 foot after trimming, 7+ inch diameter trunk. About 10 new grafts.

Any recommendations regarding what to fertilize with and how much to hit it with?

Tree is in thin soil/limestone. Well established.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Advice on Germinating Yangmei
« on: April 19, 2021, 01:30:54 PM »
Hello Everyone!

I bought some yangmei (myrica rubra or morella rubra) seeds, and am wondering what is the best shot at germinating them.

5 of them are de-hulled, and 2 have the hull and all.

Any advice or guidance? All help is appreciated!

On the hunt for Cherilata, either in the Miami area or shipped. Scions or grafted tree of interest.


Is anyone selling this in the USA? Please advise.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Needa Nitida!
« on: January 20, 2021, 01:14:28 PM »
Looking for passiflora nitida plant.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Passiflora Laurifolia Please
« on: January 19, 2021, 09:48:41 PM »
Hello Everyone.

Looking for a passiflora laurifolia plant. Shipped or local.


Citrus General Discussion / Centennial Kumquat: How to tell when ripe
« on: November 18, 2020, 10:51:42 PM »
This little beauty came from Just Fruits. Already has fruits. Can someone please advise on when to pick and eat?

I'm looking for a grewia plant, local (Miami area) or shipped.

Info on flavor and productivity appreciated.


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