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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finding tropical fruit nurseries...
« on: January 05, 2021, 09:47:34 PM »
CarolinaZone- that's completely fair. However, I already have about 30 varieties of tropical fruit plants growing in a room in my basement with grow lights, a heater, heat pads for seeds, and a humidifier. They did okay over last winter, and I've adapted it and they're doing even better this year. I even have a watering system set up for when I go on vacation, although usually I just use two five gallon buckets and a measuring cup.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finding tropical fruit nurseries...
« on: January 05, 2021, 07:29:23 PM »
I'm open to suggestions for where to visit. I intend to drive so I can bring plants home with me, and from what I'm looking out I'll need to drive 15+ hours.

Don't forget to check out Just Fruits & Exotics in Crawfordville, FL.  It's just SW a few miles outside Tallahassee proper.  That could maybe save you a few hours of drivetime if they have what you are looking for.

JF&E offers many things suitable for zone 9a and cooler.

OK ó HTH

Paul M.
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Awesome, thank you!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finding tropical fruit nurseries...
« on: January 05, 2021, 03:50:25 PM »
Additionally- any suggestions for where to buy fresh tropical fruits in the Orlando or Tampa areas?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finding tropical fruit nurseries...
« on: January 05, 2021, 02:08:17 PM »
For tropical fruit like mango, lychee, etc. you will need to drive at least to the Orlando/Tampa area. Jene's Tropicals in st. Pete and Our kids tropicals in Orlando are good choices. Jene's is probably my go to if buying trees for the first time because of the large variety of fruit trees available. What fruit trees are you looking to buy? I have been to both since Covid started and they are still open. As you go further south, there are more nurseries to choose from.

I'm mostly just looking for variety, so that sounds great!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Finding tropical fruit nurseries...
« on: January 05, 2021, 10:25:47 AM »
Hey everyone!

I lIve in the WV panhandle. My birthday is coming up and I was considering driving South and checking out some tropical plant nurseries, since I can never find much in the way of tropical plants in my area. I'm just wondering how far South I need to go. NC, SC, FL? Which nurseries even open during winter and COVID?

I'm open to suggestions for where to visit. I intend to drive so I can bring plants home with me, and from what I'm looking out I'll need to drive 15+ hours.

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That's awesome! I wish I lived somewhere warmer where I could get these fruits from the market. Maybe one day I will!

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I have so many kumquats of all varieties that I cannot eat them all and they are falling off and rotting.  They are a bit overripe at this point, I donít think they would ship well.  For me they peak around oct/nov

I'll keep that in mind for next year. If you have too many next year, I would happily pay you for some.

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Ya it's possible. Very cold here the next two nights. Mid 20s tonight and high 20s tomorrow. Killer for many of my best plants. It's a pack everything indoors for a few nights kinda deal.

Have the seeds in a baggie of moist soil indoors. Likely will start sprouting eventually. Already have too many tropical plants to manage. Figured give them out or trade whatever.

Well, if you think they've got a chance, I'm happy to give them a shot. I just know some seeds can be very sensitive to cold. PM me?

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D-Grower- I would love some seeds! However, it's probably too cold in my area to ship them right now. 40's-50's.

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Hey SEEDTALKOC, I did get a few offers but if they fall through I'll let you know! Thank you for the offer!

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Hello! I'm looking to buy Black Sapote, Eggfruit, and Kumquat fruits. Is anyone selling these right now? I know I can buy a 3lb box of black sapote on Etsy for about 50, and Eggfruit for 45, but I want to compare options. I'm located in WV, USA.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where To Buy Tropical Fruit Online
« on: December 21, 2020, 07:08:28 PM »
Thanks! I'll take a look, I would love to order a box of just chocolate Sapotes!

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / ISO finger lime seeds
« on: December 06, 2020, 01:45:39 PM »
Hey everyone! I'm getting pretty good at starting citrus from seed and am hoping to find finger lime seeds. I recently got a few finger limes from Miamifruit but they didn't have any seeds, and I was pretty disappointed. Would consider also buying fruits.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where To Buy Tropical Fruit Online
« on: December 05, 2020, 09:33:52 AM »
Hey everyone! Who is currently selling varieties of tropical fruits for shipping now? I'm particularly interested in Eggfruit, Mangosteen, Dragonfruit, etc but interested in what's available at the moment. I've already bought from Miamifruit and was pleased but didn't get as much variety in the variety boxes as hoped. I'm not interested in what Tropicalfruitbox or Robert Was Here have at the moment, so what are my other options?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Glycosmis pentaphilla seeds for sale
« on: September 30, 2020, 09:31:13 AM »
My glycosmis seeds are officially sprouting above the soil. I think I received them sometime last week, and they're looking great! Thanks again!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeds for sale
« on: September 30, 2020, 08:53:00 AM »
My Lemondrop Mangosteen seeds I got from you have started to sprout roots, so they're getting put into soil today. Thank you!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeds
« on: September 30, 2020, 08:32:17 AM »
Great seller. I ordered four varieties of Sugar Apple seeds and two varieties of Sapodilla a few weeks ago, and most of them are germinating already. Highly recommend!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling Marula seeds
« on: September 26, 2020, 09:05:44 PM »
How long do they take to fruit/can they be grown in containers?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Starfruit flavor
« on: September 26, 2020, 04:07:56 PM »
Green ones have a bit too much oleic acid and even some ripe ones have a bit along the wing edges. There are sour types that are like eating bilimbis even when bright yellow/orange. I quite like variety fwang tung but thai/siam giant is my favourite and one of the sweetest.
The starfruits i've seen in stores in California were completely green. I would consider them completely inedible. Yes i think the tests that are done for oxalic acids are from those totally green fruits. And that's why a lot of people think they are dangerous to eat!
But i don't know why the original poster said they are too seedy? Starfruits have very few seeds, and they are tiny, and usually you don't even notice them when eating the fruits.

The one I bought last year from my grocery store was very, very seedy. I don't have pictures, but there were enough seeds that it made it a pain to try and eat the fruit. Maybe that was a fluke, I'm not sure, but that's how I remember it. Poor taste and very seedy.

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Thanks Acoalwell, you probably have received your seeds by now. Let us know if you have any questions; your seeds were cleaned from fresh fruit this month and should germinate relatively quickly. Just in case you were curious, the seeds you've received are a white/pink skinned fruit selection that's an early season selection. Unfortunately, the name of the cultivar is long lost, but the leaves are more willow shaped as opposed to our selection 'Jim Gerdemann', which has very round leaves and bright red, late season fruit.

Matt- I did order some of the seeds from the website. Very excited!

Hello Matt! Seeds just arrived today and I've planted them. Thank you again, and please let me know if the Jim Gerdmann variety becomes available, I would love to buy some of those seeds too!

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Edited: I have been able to locate Fwang Tung and Kary variety seeds. Thanks everyone!

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Edit: from my research, I think I'm looking for Kary, Fwang Tung, and Kwajang varieties. Does anyone sell these?

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Looking for self fertile variety of Starfruit seeds. The tastier the fruit variety the better

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Starfruit flavor
« on: September 24, 2020, 10:25:20 PM »
That sounds amazing! Do they do well in containers?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Starfruit flavor
« on: September 24, 2020, 09:09:52 PM »
That's what I was thinking, it's good to know that they have a better flavor when tree ripened. I assumed with most fruits that's true, just wanted to know for possible future endeavors growing it.

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