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Do you have any seeds available now Berto? I'm in Fort Lauderdale.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: October 15, 2012, 07:24:32 PM »
Thanks very much for the tips NullZero! I thought the Lychees would like them. Ed

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Garcinia humilis
« on: October 14, 2012, 10:53:57 PM »
Me too BMc!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: October 14, 2012, 09:31:52 PM »
Great to hear of your success with these CoPlantNut! I only found out about the air prune pots a few weeks ago. I use the self waterers for vegetables only so far. And thanks Harry, I'd love to stop by sometime and see your place. As for my experience, I have only renewed my interest this year. Only now am I approaching it in a more conscientious manner and learning such things as grafting. I have a lot to learn and this forum is far and away the BEST resource I have come across for a vast array of experience of others. I am very grateful to have found it!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Texas Blue Giant Fig Tree Video
« on: October 13, 2012, 08:38:03 PM »
Yum! I can't wait Jason :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Platonia insignis
« on: October 13, 2012, 08:00:55 PM »
Good luck. This one has long been on my radar, but never any luck finding a source on the net.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: October 13, 2012, 07:55:21 PM »
I wonder how many others are trying these pots and swc's and how they are working? Thanks Nullzero!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: October 12, 2012, 12:27:55 PM »
   My name is Ed Doyle. I have been growing tropical fruit trees and other things since I moved into this house in 1991. Through the years, I have been more of less serious as financial and health matters have often taken precedence. I have a unique pie-shaped lot in a treed neighborhood close to downtown; protected from the winter North- Northwest winds and freezing temperatures by a 20 foot high concrete wall at the rear of the property. This provides an excellent microclimate. I have collected a large number of cultivars of many species. Of course, the major problem here is Hurricanes, and I've had my share of heartbreaks with fallen trees and wind damage. Last November, we had a monsoon event. My property is 5 feet higher than my neighbor to the rear, so flooding is never an issue. However, he has some larger oak and ficus trees, two of which decided to topple on my property and house. The roof over one bedroom collapsed, and I have spent the last year repairing the damages and removing other large trees in order to maximize my future efforts. I am fascinated with the Eugenia/ Myrciaria and Garcinia/Rheedia groups, Lychee, and Mango; as well as the more usual fare. This year, I am doing a complete garden overhaul, removing older selections and replacing them. I am also installing self-watering grow boxes and vertical growsticks for production of more vegetables in a smaller space. I am studying the possibility of adding an Aquaponic system as well. Always on the search for the rare and unusual seeds and plants. In these times, I think people need to work at re-aquiring the skills of food production largely lost in our 'just-in-time' delivery system. Besides, foods grown at home with all the micronutrients is far healthier. This year, after reading about the legendary 'Terra Preta' soils of the Amazon and their insane productivity, I purchased a keystove to turn waste wood into bio char and wood ash. It is a pleasure to have found this board thru Pepe's Plants!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tree hunting
« on: October 11, 2012, 04:12:11 PM »
Sounds like a fantastic haul! Congratulations on your new additions.

I would love to get a few of these if/when they are available. I have 3 but the fruit are small. I called Papaya Tree Nursery but they won't ship Ben's Beaut or the other cultivar they carry to Fort Lauderdale. I don't know of any nurseries in Florida that carry grafted  varieties...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First taste of charichuela
« on: October 10, 2012, 09:30:50 PM »
Hoping you have better luck with the next batch!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Charichuela
« on: October 07, 2012, 07:40:23 PM »
I would be very interested as well for seeds, fruit, or budwood! I purchased some plants from South Miami some years ago. I currently have 2 left. They were crushed when a large tree limb fell in a storm :(. I also have two achachairu, one of them a grafted variety. I don't know if they would work as well.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pepe's Fruit Trees
« on: October 07, 2012, 07:17:57 PM »
Thanks for the extra assistance today with the figs! I made it home safe. PLEASE hold a beautiful Oro Negro for me! I bought a small one today since I was afraid I wouldn't get one at all. Yours are much larger and branched, so it might save me a year before I get the fruit. I'll just have two for a while! With luck, I'll see you next weekend. Ed

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Bender's Tropical Grove
« on: October 06, 2012, 11:54:26 PM »
New member here. I'll be there tomorrow! I'll get there early.

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