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SplorKeLZ:
Hello Forum! I amquite exited that i found this place where people love tropicla fruit and plants like me, I live in seattle so growing some of these fruits can be a challenge but i have a house that i can fill. some of my plants include:
-Jackfruit
-Carambola
-Syzgenium samerengense
-Dragon fruit
-Hass avocado
-Lychee
-Passiflora edulis
-Tamarind
-Green Caimito
-Purple Caimito
-Mamey sapote
-Canistel

I look forward to meeting all of you! ;D

brian:

--- Quote from: SplorKeLZ on December 03, 2023, 03:58:59 PM ---Hello Forum! I amquite exited that i found this place where people love tropicla fruit and plants like me, I live in seattle so growing some of these fruits can be a challenge but i have a house that i can fill. some of my plants include:
-Jackfruit
-Carambola
-Syzgenium samerengense
-Dragon fruit
-Hass avocado
-Lychee
-Passiflora edulis
-Tamarind
-Green Caimito
-Purple Caimito
-Mamey sapote
-Canistel

I look forward to meeting all of you! ;D

--- End quote ---

Welcome!

I just visited Seattle for the first time this year, nice place.  I ended up eating gallons of currants from the Pike Place market, and discovered Shishito peppers there which am now also finding locally.  The huge bay leaf tree in the community garden is really cool.

When you say "fill up a house" do you mean a greenhouse?  If so you should post pictures of your setup, there are a number of dedicated greenhouse growers like myself amidst the Florida and California outdoor guys. 

How long have you been growing these types?  I have been trying most of them on your list in my greenhouse for the past 3-5yrs...

- Jackfruit is easy but wants to get big.  My just started flowering after 5yrs and I have to prune it constantly. 
- carombola/starfruit fruits easily in a container.  I'm not fan of its fruit but it has very pretty flowers
- I have malay apple which is similar to wax jambu/samerengense, it is very healthy but supposed to be a looong time to fruit.  Not sure if I can let it get big enough
- Dragonfruit cactus is a tippy thorny monstrosity.. that I would totally grow out if I had more space.  It looks so cool but I ditched mine before it flowered as I was sick of it falling on me.
- Never tried growing avocado because the grocery store ones are already so good
- Lychee has been incredibly difficult to grow for me, not sure why.  I think they don't like my soil or water (that every other plant seems to like).
- Haven't tried growing passiflora, the gooey fruit pulp texture grosses me out, though the taste is really good
- Tamarind is easy and a very pretty tree, I grew mine from Indian store tamarind paste seeds.  Long way from fruiting though.
- Never tried growing caimitos.  I tried the fruit once and it was kinda bland so it never caught my attention
- My green sapotes keep dying, no sure why, I assume mamey is similar.  I am going to keep trying though as I really like mamey.
- Canistel has been a massive success for me, the tree is gorgeous and I love the fruit.  I have a Ross Sapote/canistel that just started flowering and I hear it is even better than normal canistels.

SplorKeLZ:

--- Quote from: brian on December 03, 2023, 06:32:52 PM ---
--- Quote from: SplorKeLZ on December 03, 2023, 03:58:59 PM ---Hello Forum! I amquite exited that i found this place where people love tropicla fruit and plants like me, I live in seattle so growing some of these fruits can be a challenge but i have a house that i can fill. some of my plants include:
-Jackfruit
-Carambola
-Syzgenium samerengense
-Dragon fruit
-Hass avocado
-Lychee
-Passiflora edulis
-Tamarind
-Green Caimito
-Purple Caimito
-Mamey sapote
-Canistel

I look forward to meeting all of you! ;D

--- End quote ---

Welcome!

I just visited Seattle for the first time this year, nice place.  I ended up eating gallons of currants from the Pike Place market, and discovered Shishito peppers there which am now also finding locally.  The huge bay leaf tree in the community garden is really cool.

When you say "fill up a house" do you mean a greenhouse?  If so you should post pictures of your setup, there are a number of dedicated greenhouse growers like myself amidst the Florida and California outdoor guys. 

How long have you been growing these types?  I have been trying most of them on your list in my greenhouse for the past 3-5yrs...

- Jackfruit is easy but wants to get big.  My just started flowering after 5yrs and I have to prune it constantly. 
- carombola/starfruit fruits easily in a container.  I'm not fan of its fruit but it has very pretty flowers
- I have malay apple which is similar to wax jambu/samerengense, it is very healthy but supposed to be a looong time to fruit.  Not sure if I can let it get big enough
- Dragonfruit cactus is a tippy thorny monstrosity.. that I would totally grow out if I had more space.  It looks so cool but I ditched mine before it flowered as I was sick of it falling on me.
- Never tried growing avocado because the grocery store ones are already so good
- Lychee has been incredibly difficult to grow for me, not sure why.  I think they don't like my soil or water (that every other plant seems to like).
- Haven't tried growing passiflora, the gooey fruit pulp texture grosses me out, though the taste is really good
- Tamarind is easy and a very pretty tree, I grew mine from Indian store tamarind paste seeds.  Long way from fruiting though.
- Never tried growing caimitos.  I tried the fruit once and it was kinda bland so it never caught my attention
- My green sapotes keep dying, no sure why, I assume mamey is similar.  I am going to keep trying though as I really like mamey.
- Canistel has been a massive success for me, the tree is gorgeous and I love the fruit.  I have a Ross Sapote/canistel that just started flowering and I hear it is even better than normal canistels.

--- End quote ---

Most of them are around 1-3 months old, still in small containers, i dont have enough yard space for a greenhouse, so am planning on transplanting most of these into different rooms of my house each suited for a different heat/humidity i would show my steup exept my phone is dead at the time of writing this. i am planning on selling the Mamey at some point because i dont love the fruit and the requirments needed to fruit are particular and the fruit takes around a year to ripen on the tree.

brian:
Ah I haven't tried much indoor growing, I wish you good luck.  Some of the tropical plants I have moved indoors from outside died instantly, from dry air I assume, but others do great.  If you have humidity control I think you should have success.

Zoli Durian:
Hi all
I'd like to Re-Introduce myself.
In the past I have been selling tropical seeds on this forum with the account "Zoli and Nimfa"

We moved on from our fruit explorer - traveller state to a 1 hectare fruit farm in Costa Rica that we enjoy immensely.
I got into grafting, most of the trees we planted are durian trees grafted by me.

To those interested I put some links below about our current projects.

we started a youtube channel to share our progress:
https://www.youtube.com/@FruitForest.CostaRica
-there are some grafting farming and planting videos already

we have our current nursery offerings listed on this website
http://www.viverodurian.com/sales
-we sell a wide variety of grafted durian trees

I develop an app (for now only iOS) to track my farm. This app is available on the app store and has a nice free part where you can track trees on your farm.
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fruitforest-app-map-your-farm/id6464332739

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