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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling Fruiting Miracle Berry Plant
« on: November 11, 2023, 05:23:30 PM »
I'm selling two miracle berry plants about 3.5' tall in pot. One currently has lots of ripe fruits and has easily survived several Southern California winters so it is well climatized.  One is a little smaller and has fruited but currently doesn't have any fruit. Price is $225 for the larger fruiting one and $130 for smaller one. Pickup in Orange County California only please.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling RARE JABOTICABA
« on: November 11, 2023, 05:11:27 PM »
I'm offering some rare grafted jaboticabas from my collection.  Pickup in Orange County California only please.
I have one  Grimal, White, and Trunciflora. Price is $500 each.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling Paulista Jaboticaba Scions
« on: November 11, 2023, 03:22:42 PM »
I have Paulista Jaboticaba scions for sale. Roughly 6-7" long and will be wrapped in Polyfilm. They will be $10 each plus $5 shipping. Minimum 2 for each order. Please PM if interested.

I have a selected black and Zill suriname cherry tree that I will be harvesting scions from. Both red and black are very sweet and of exceptional quality. Brix between 16-17. The red variety is larger than the black but both are excellent varieties and have different fruiting time so that's why I have to have both.   My tree pretty much fruits 7-9 months out of the year.  I'll be selling $6 per scion 6 inch long and approximately 1/4 inch in diameter but may be slightly larger or smaller as well. Suriname wood is very thick and hard so it's better to only graft this size or smaller to ensure more success. Scions will be individually wrapped in Parafilm. Order minimum is  4 scions plus $7 shipping.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: April 28, 2022, 11:26:52 AM »
Satya, my BC did the exact same thing.  It was the first to leaf out and was looking quite good and afterwards wilted.  It looks dead from what I can tell.  The others that leafed out are doing well.
Same here...It had the best roots also. Maybe it has to do with something else as my other trees are looking fine (at least for now).

My BC did the same thing. It was the first to leaf out, then slowly wilted away. I'm waiting if it actually comes back. Another BC that also leafed out is not completely dead but it's struggling. Anyone can think of what can be the problem?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Big Jim Loquat Scions
« on: April 16, 2022, 11:52:57 AM »
Hi. Yes, I do.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Big Jim Loquat Scions
« on: April 12, 2022, 02:35:59 PM »
Scions including some extras sent out half wrapped in Parafilm, half wrapped in diluted peroxide-moisten paper towels.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Big Jim Loquat Scions
« on: April 06, 2022, 11:37:38 AM »
Hi Luke. Yes, I do have some left.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Big Jim Loquat Scions
« on: April 01, 2022, 03:26:28 PM »
I have freshly cut Big Jim loquat scions. $5/ scion 6" length. Plus $5 shipping. Minimum 4 scions please.

Hi there. What is the best guava that you have eaten? Which one is the sweetest, most aromatic and have fewest seeds? Thank you.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Huge Loquat Fruit Seeds for Sale
« on: March 31, 2022, 03:18:19 PM »
I have Golden Nugget loquat seeds from tree with huge fruits for sale. 5 seeds/$20 plus shipping.

Hi there. I'd like to order 10 jaboticaba de Ramon (large fruit) seeds please.  Does this variety have big fruit and also fruits early? How is the taste compared to other varieties? Is it less sweet? Can you tell me how much that will be with shipping to California USA. What is the method of payment? Thank you.

I've just received a shipment of beneficial nematodes yesterday.  I will be drenching the potted yangmei's with the good nematodes today without pretreating the plants with chemicals to kill off the root-knot nematodes.  My reasoning for bypassing the chemical treatment is that if I were to first kill off the bad nematodes, then I'd be removing the food source of the good nematodes.  I'm thinking that if the good nematodes are introduced to an environment where there's an abundance of food (being the bad nematodes), then they will be well-fed, multiply, and colonize the pot even faster. At least until when there's a shift to there being more predators than prey.  In which case, my problem with the bad nematodes are hopefully resolved. That is my hypothesis but only time will tell.

Also an update on yangmei plants.  I noticed that they were slow to push so I put plastic bags over them and placed them in the greenhouse located in direct sunlight and they seemed to respond really well.  However, I did use opaque bags so the sunlight was technically filtered out a bit but it still helped to retain more humidity and higher temperature.  It was mostly in the 80s during the day and mid 50s during the night in the greenhouse. For me, the Black Crystal and An Hai were to quickest to recover and leaf out.  Both were younger and smaller, than the Biqi and Dongkui.  My guess is that because they were younger, they had more of the feeder roots closer toward the center of the root ball. Maybe that helped preserve more of those vital roots during the harvesting of the trees.  Whereas, the larger, older Biqui and Donkui trees came with mostly larger roots with very few feeder, fibrous roots.  I'm assuming those got cut off during the harvesting process because the harvesters didn't dig far out enough.  From my own experience with the 15 trees or so, I've noticed a direct correlation between the size of the trees, amount of fibrous roots and its ability to recover.  I've also noticed that one of my An Hai's that is pushing buds had no branching roots, aside from a sad stubby looking central root. Initially, I had little hope for its survival, but it seems to be doing just fine now. It too was a smaller, younger tree as well. On a different plant, I've also seen a white root developing from the tree trunk. I'm guessing yangmei's do have some ability to root from the lower trunk it's covered with soil? From my observations, I would choose smaller, younger trees over the larger, older ones.  It will be helpful to see if others have observed similarly. It might be helpful info for future purchases. 

Hi Ray. Do you have the trunciflora Jaboticaba scions for sale?


You blink and all of a sudden there are leaves!

Looking good. What temperature did you keep your trees at? I had wrapped mine in parafilm and they were all doing really well with the buds swelling.  Then, I noticed some issues with mold forming so I unwrapped all of them and moved them outside.  They really did not respond well to that even though I misted them down periodically.  They've been doing much better since I've covered them with plastic bags and now that the  temperature has been in the low 80s.  They've stated to push bud and I can almost see tiny leaves.


Anybody worried that this is Root Knot Nematode infested????

This is the stuff that gives me anxiety.

Is this nodules with the nitrogen fixing bacteria that they're talking about since yangmei trees can fix nitrogen? Or are they the root knot nematodes? Any confirmation on that from USDA during inspection?

I assume the radio silence is due to the fact that everyone is busy reviving their new babies.  I want to say a big thank you everyone who was involved in making this group order possible.  It was a tremendous act of altruism and many people will be forever appreciative of all your time and effort. As for my setup, I soaked the roots in filtered water with a tiny bit of seaweed extract from the distribution point back to the house and during potting them up. I have them parafilmed up completely except for 1 inch above soil level. I used even parts of cactus potting mix, perlite, sand, peat moss.  Half are in 1 gallon and the other half in something like 2 gallon pots.  I have a humidifier, a temperature/ humidity monitor, and a small heater all set up in my spare bathroom.  Since I'm leaving for 5 days, I also have a camera set up to view the monitor and have the humifiier and heater set up on wifi surge protectors so that I can turn them on or off remotely. I've been trying to maintain temperature from high 67-77 and humidity from 49-70.

That is great news!

Thank you for the detailed updates Bill. Sounds like a great plan considering the situation. It is a lot of work for you, Amy and Nattyfrootz. We all appreciate everything you guys are doing. Thank you so much.

Is there an option to immediately soak or mist the roots with water immediately after inspection? Will you be soaking them in water once they are released into your custody Bill?

Gas fund sent. Thank you Amy and Bill!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yang mei growth and bud swelling
« on: March 02, 2022, 11:55:48 PM »
Thank you for all the information. It will help many of us for this round.

Is there an option to Zelle the gas fund?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yang mei growth and bud swelling
« on: March 01, 2022, 07:43:35 PM »
Great info everyone. Thank you.  Whta soild media did you use JT?

Hi Bill and Jeremy,

My initial plan was to have family pick up but it no longer works with their schedule.  Please put me down for pickup in OC at Jeremy's. Thank you.
Also, I think some of the money for the gas and time should be divided with the LA and OC pickup people too, maybe based on mileage? Just a suggestion.

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