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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia ID
« on: October 30, 2021, 07:33:33 PM »
Is it Eugenia observa?
I think you might be right. I do have a smaller one that is not fruiting, maybe I got one earlier. Thanks
Can you give us a taste report in the future? Iíve heard the taste is variable, sometimes it is bland and sometimes is tastes like a mix of persimmon and guava
Sure

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia ID
« on: October 30, 2021, 07:04:40 PM »
Is it Eugenia observa?
I think you might be right. I do have a smaller one that is not fruiting, maybe I got one earlier. Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eugenia ID
« on: October 30, 2021, 06:40:15 PM »
I found this one fruiting in my yard and can't remember where the seed came from. Any ideas on what this is? Thanks.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: October 11, 2021, 01:45:22 PM »
I'm up for it again. I've got a few good varieties, not sure when they will be ready.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are Emperor Lychee usually this large?
« on: September 17, 2021, 11:27:46 PM »
I eat my Emperor lychees when they are still a little green and they taste fine, the bigger ones do have a bigger seed, the small to medium ones are almost seedless. My tree is a very slow grower, I think because they like a more acidic growing medium.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangoes that taste like Kent?
« on: September 17, 2021, 11:20:20 PM »
Thanks for all the replies everyone!  When I mentioned that I was looking for something that tastes similar or even better than a Kent, I was trying to give everyone reading this post some idea of what I like in a mango.  I have only tried a few varieties of mangoes and Kent's taste really good to my untrained palate.  They are very sweet and aromatic and perhaps I just like the more simple tasting mangoes but I won't know until I am able to try more varieties. 

Joe, I was thinking about a Haden but I already have a Glenn and Glenn's are supposed to be a descendant of Haden.  Would Glenn be close enough in terms of flavor profile to a Haden that it would be wise for me to grow something else instead? 

We do get a lot of Keitt's here late in the mango season and they are great mangoes.  I personally feel that Keitt's have a tad more citrusy flavor than a Kent and a Kent has a tad more tropical mangoey flavor when compared to a Keitt.  Keitt is already on my "to get" list.  I will be doing some more research on Southern Blush and Spirit of 76.  Please keep the suggestions coming in!
Simon

Simon, Leo has a seedling of Keitt that Jim really liked,. I have one grafted but it hasn't fruited yet. I just got an original Keitt off my tree today and it was really good. I don't know when Leo's Keitt ripens.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruiting - Campomanesia guazumifolia
« on: September 17, 2021, 10:39:47 PM »
K,
Yes mine is pretty much ch in full sun.  Last year it was in a 5gal pot,crowded in with some bananas and Eugenias and other stuff.  It grew so much I put it into a 10 gallon and had to move it to the other side of my yard. Same amount of sun but a drier nanoclimate. That is when it started to look worse.  I am trying to figure out what to do to keep up the humidity around it.

Joe,
Right now I have two Campomansesia that are fruiting, the guazumifolia and an adamantium.  At one point in time I had 7 different species, but when I put them in the ground six of them died, with only the adamantium surviving.  Fortunately I had a backup of the guazumifolia in a pot.   I have since started over and have small plants of xanthocarpa, phaea, malifolia and guaviroba.  I think this is a cool genus and am always on the hunt for more.

Cheers,
Richard

Richard,

My Guazumifolia does really good under the shade of a PPC atemoya, the Guazumifolia flowers a lot but has yet to hold fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Langimer or Langra Mango?
« on: September 17, 2021, 10:36:00 PM »
I got a scion of a mango that was labeled "Langrimer" and it produced it's first fruit, but I have not found any information on it, could this be a "Langra" mango.

The fruit is sweet, no fiber with a strong piney taste at the skin.

Does anyone have any information about these varieties?

Thanks




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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Wax Jambu Socal
« on: September 04, 2021, 06:11:01 PM »
Simon has it right, some of the wax jambus taste like water. The best one I've tasted is "Kecil" I brought over an airlayer from Frankies in Hawaii. Ong Nursery has airlayers from my tree. He has about 40 varieties in San Diego.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Luc's Mangosteen flower in California?
« on: September 04, 2021, 02:02:01 PM »
I thought the lone flower dropped, but just noticed it held a fruit, good news it fruited with no male flowers.


Not Lucs

Looks like intermedia ?
I don't remember growing Intermedia, I have planted Aristata, Rheedia, Achachiaru, and some others. I was thinking the leaves don't look big enough for Luc's, so you may be right.
Thanks

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Awesome Mark, is that from the scions we picked up a while back? Let us know how it tastes if it ripens!

Simon
Simon, this is a seedling tree, the grafted ones are about 10 feet tall, and another one I gave to Richard Reid, and I still have one in a tree pot.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Luc's Mangosteen flower in California?
« on: September 03, 2021, 10:36:07 PM »
I thought the lone flower dropped, but just noticed it held a fruit, good news it fruited with no male flowers.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone have Red Jackfruit in US?
« on: August 28, 2021, 10:20:41 PM »
I have "Borneo Red" I don't know what the fruit looks like.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Thom Pi Khan and Zebda Mango Scions
« on: August 22, 2021, 03:46:29 PM »
I have Thom Pi Khan and Zebda Mango scions for $3 each minimum 3 scions per order. Shipping each order $5.

Sorry  I can only ship to USA and Puerto Rico. Please PM me for orders.

Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party
« on: August 06, 2021, 11:37:03 PM »
Hey Mark, if you have any ripe miracle fruit, please bring a few, Iím sure some people will really enjoy it. Donít go out of your way or make a drive to pick any up though. Thanks!

Simon
Simon, my tree is loaded with fruit, I've been eating several at a time so I can use the seeds and not waste the fruit. I may have some Inca plums and Supreme dapple dandy fruit to bring also.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party
« on: August 06, 2021, 09:16:48 PM »
I'll bring a bowl of Brewsters, most of the other fruit is still not ripe. These are picked standing on the top of a ladder with a fruit picker, maybe 20 feet up. If anyone wants me to bring miracle fruit let me know.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting yellow mombin/hog plum.
« on: July 31, 2021, 07:11:51 PM »
I rooted mine in a pot easy, and transferred it to a 15 gallon and it fruits yearly. I don't think they do good in the ground here near the coast in San Diego, they need more heat and we just get the cool marine layer

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flamboyan tree (Delonix Regia)
« on: July 31, 2021, 04:47:31 PM »
Are you looking for the "Royal Poinciana" I have one growing in Chula Vista and i gave one to my friend in northern San Diego, his grows well and flowers. There are also some growing ion some streets in central San Diego.

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I think it is the same variety I got from Exotica 15 years ago. The fruit should be yellow. Once it's in the ground it takes off.

That's where I acquired it, yes. Hope you're well mark!
Everything's good Justin, mine grew to over 12 feet and I cut it back and then eventually took it out. I still have a few seedlings of it. I had the tag, but can't remember the exact name. I thought it started with an "L"

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I think it is the same variety I got from Exotica 15 years ago. The fruit should be yellow. Once it's in the ground it takes off.

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All of these scions are pushing nice buds and have just been cut.They are $4 each minumum 2 per order plus $5 shipping. I can only ship in the US or Puerto Rico. Please PM me and I can send off on Monday. Thanks

Po Pyo Kalay
Keitt
Zebda
Ewais
Glenn
Edwards
Keo Savoy
Pim Seng Mun


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Its a girl. Here they take from 3 to 9 years to flower with most around 5. I spread around quite a few in 2014 locally and all of that lot seems to be flowering now.I suspect it is no coincidence that those I gave away are females and what I kept are male and bisex. I must have retained the most vigorous ones for myself.

Thanks Mike,

So it looks just like my female Imbe flowers, do I need to get some pollen for this female or is it past the pollination stage?

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I had one in my yard when I first moved in, I ran inside and got my .22 cal RWS pellet rifle and nailed him. No more have been seen.

Seriously a pellet rifle or the small Have a Heart traps, they like cheetos.

I trap them for work and test them for plague antibodies, and also brush the fleas off and test them.

Good luck.

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Just checking my garcinias and saw this flower, pretty sure it is one of my Luc's, I do have Bolivian Mangosteen (Achacharu)


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I've got a 14 year old one, that I've kept in a 25 gallon pot. It's flowered but no fruit.

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