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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are these seedlings Bael Fruit?
« on: March 21, 2023, 06:13:13 PM »
No, they didn't look like the Bael seedlings i have.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Trade/Buy Annona scions
« on: March 13, 2023, 10:52:07 AM »
Thanks StelaG, i needed a scion each for 4 seedlings, to have 3-4 different varieties.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Trade/Buy Annona scions
« on: March 12, 2023, 07:20:33 PM »
I am looking for custard apple (A. Reticulata) scions of San pablo, Fernandez variety or any other good tasting A. reticulata varieties. I can trade with Guillermo pink ilama, Painterís cherilata, Whitmann fiberless soursop scions or just buy them.

Hi James, thanks. I sent you pm.

i am looking for 5-10 seeds each of quince and diospyros kaki ĎFuyuí for rootstocks. Not sure if there is a certain variety of quince that gives a better disease resistance but i am open to trial so please let me know what you have for sale or trade. Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENT
« on: January 16, 2023, 08:29:31 PM »
Thanks Jason, please count me in.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote bombs
« on: January 16, 2023, 03:45:06 PM »
Good harvest Jack

It was my first time buying from Jason, and the whole process was wonderful. All the plants arrived fast, actually within 5 days, and looked perfect. They are doing very well.  Also, communication was nice and prompt, he is in fb messenger if you can't reach him here. Please order with confidence.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hunt for the best Surinam Cherry
« on: December 30, 2022, 10:52:26 PM »
I personally can't stand them and I'd have rather eaten a few puke flavored papaya. That was BEFORE my neighbor grabbed a few deep black samples from his yard and asked me to try them. I gotta say at least from HIS bush, I'd rather eat his Surinam cherry than a puke  flavored papaya :-)

It's not saying much but the possibility of a dessert Surinam is still a dim possibility.

Gary, my wife discovered a papaya that doesn't taste pukey; like you, she doesn't appreciate strong papaya flavor, so she kept propagating this one that has less sweetness but definitive floral fragrance, fresh "clean" taste, almost like a honeydew. I like very sweet (don't mind musky) papayas and don't care for "her" variety but she really loves it. Next time we see each other I can share seeds if you want.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hunt for the best Surinam Cherry
« on: December 18, 2022, 09:12:24 PM »
here are my Zill Dark vs my unnamed pink seedling. Also, the pink seedling fruits several times a year; Zill twice a year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hunt for the best Surinam Cherry
« on: December 18, 2022, 08:46:40 PM »
Last fall I order a large quantity of these plastic air layering balls on ebay:

Thought I'd give them a try...


We tried the smaller ball and it failed in 100% of air layers :( even on species that layer willingly. though my air layer success normally is pretty high. I saw larger ones on Amazon but decided to continue the old fashioned way.

Satya, those balls worked for me super well. I got 100% successful air layers from them so far but you have to control the soil moisture carefully because of the openings on the top and bottom for the small and medium size and the large size has additional openings on the sides. Iíve had success using all three sizes.

Iíve been air layering for quite a long time and the traditional method takes longer but doesnít require as much up keep because everything is sealed up and there is little moisture loss. With the traditional method, the initial watering is usually enough to get the air layer through till harvesting/removing from the tree.

These new air layering balls are faster but not for those that donít have time to check up on the condition of the soil inside.

On hot days, the smaller balls can dry up very quickly.

I moisten to field capacity for the initial fill and then re water once soil moisture is about 20-30% approximately.

Hereís an air layer I recently removed

This is the smallest size.


Hi Simon, sorry didn't see your answer until now! Wow that is a nice root ball! Yes I noticed they dry up too fast, and had no time to moisten them, that's the reason mine failed and that's the reason I stopped using them. I travel a lot so cannot consistently tend to them unfortunately.
As for Suriname cherries, I have one seedling tree that outperforms every other one I have; the fruit is very sweet with less acidity than a typical Suriname cherry and less gasoline flavor; Zill dark are much tarter in my garden, I have maybe 10 trees and this one is sweeter/larger/juicier than Zill's. It's orangish-pink in color and has a very distinct long neck. I shared seeds with many friends, hope someone grew them to see whether these qualities persist. Let me find a photo...

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado Scion Wood
« on: December 13, 2022, 02:20:25 PM »
Received scions a few days back. They all look good, packaged as per my instructions, and all healthy scions with many buds pushing. Also thanks for the extras. Very good seller.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Bangkok Lemon Jackfruit
« on: December 01, 2022, 07:32:09 AM »
I have a few seedlings left, please let me know if you will be able to drive up to North Miami Beach.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Your absolute favorite FL fruit tree
« on: November 09, 2022, 09:49:23 AM »
Who the heck thinks citrus is easy in Florida? It takes more fertilizer, leaf sprays, and pesticide to keep them even remotely healthy than any other tree family with everything out there trying to kill them.
Nephew just bought a new house in Port St. Lucie.  He wants to plant fruit trees and asked for my advice.  (I'm the "fruit tree guy" in the family.) I emphasized that whatever you do, don't plant citrus!
My wife planted several lemon seeds from a store-bought lemon 8 years ago; one of those grew into a beautiful tree with no citrus greening and almost no deficiencies despite no fertilization, irrigation or any of that spraying people are talking about. Always loaded, and the fruit is juicy and fragrant. Whenever it gets attacked by mealies, ladybugs take care of it within several days. It is also planted by an old oak, I remember reading some research about oak being citrus greening preventative. Interesting that other citrus in the garden have greening, just this one seedling is extremely strong and resistant.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia genus growth pattern?
« on: November 09, 2022, 09:39:02 AM »
I grew about 30 Luc's from seed at once, they were all growing at very different rates, though all conditions seemed the same. They usually flush as soon as warm months and rains come, can hibernate for ever and then give several flushes one after another. Not a difficult plant to grow, I forget them and they do their thing. Even in drought months I haven't watered them for weeks, and they were just fine, no deficiencies, no shriveling. But I grew them in really tall citrapots so the root had lots of support, and came out at the bottom to suck water from the bottom trays. The tap is very strong and hard, almost like another trunk, lol
Same with the large one in ground, as long as it's somewhat protected from full sun, it's happy, even without irrigation.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Monstera deliciosa
« on: November 09, 2022, 09:32:42 AM »
is there a male or female plant in monsteras? I have about 30 mature ones all propagated from one plant bought in an ornamental nursery, with leaves size of a 5-year old child, very happy mature 7-year old plants, never fruited. My friend's monstera fruits constantly, I probably should have taken a cutting from her instead, hmmm
Maybe a sterile cultivar was created for ornamental purposes? I know it happens a lot with fruiting plants, to prevent vermin in ornamental beds.

Updated. Still miracle fruit and a few Sabaras left.

Achachairu and Rainforest plum sold.
Lucs - not claimed yet

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ross sapote compatible with Canistel
« on: October 23, 2022, 02:22:14 PM »
yes, mine has taken but i am not sure about the long term compatibility.

Do you have any SMALL plants left, or have you already liquidated all of those?  (SoFlo will miss you :( , but wherever you go, don't leave the forum!)
Will have a lot of small plants too, all the rare Brazil order eugenias and plnias that will come out for sale some day, first want to let go of big ones so we have some space.
Will message you John, have a meditation day on Nov 19th that i am facilitating, you might be interested to join.

can u send me photos of the lucs and achacha
Achacha is already claimed. I will message you with Lucs' pics in the morning.

Added Lucs Garcinia and Achachairu.

These are amazing plants would love to get my hands on the Jab soursop and rainforest plum. Guess I will have to borrow a boat and sail to FL for [pickup :)
You can send them in a cargo ship if you arrange, but i don't have any phyto. 

Sri Gading shipping for 2 smaller plants updated. Tall ones will be calculated based on location/weight.

hi satya,
   i will take the priestly atemoya.Thank you.
sure, please pm me!

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