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They can kiss my.....HAHAHAHAHA ;) Those rascals say they are out of stock on website. I'm not paying $100 for a 3 gal especially not a Cali style 3 gal. I will be in Phoenix Saturday. I might hit San Diego. Anybody have an idea where the wax apples are in that area. There is a Mimosa that I visited in Rosemead. It was kinda crazy. There was some old codger there and he was talking shit and he acted like he didn't give a shit ;D. I got a good laugh out of it. The plants didn't look that good though. I wouldn't mind the ride if I can score some nice plants.

Mimosa at Los Angeles is much bigger.  Both Mimosa (at Rosemead/Los Angeles) and Mimosa at Anaheim have very good selection of tropical plants.  When I shop for tropical plants, I usually visit them to compare price and selection with Champa Nursery.  There is a Louie's Nursery at Riverside also have good selection.  I just called Louie's and they have a red Wax Jambu (not sure on the cultivar) in 3G or maybe 5G for $100.  They said they will get more in coming spring.
Louie's Nursery:

I found Champa has more competitive price compared to other nurseries in L.A. and Orange County but their space is much smaller; maybe they offer more competitive price to move the inventory. 

All the Best,

Wow, all gone?!  Sorry to hear that.  When I got them 3 weeks ago, it was the very next day that they potted them up after being released from quarantine.  There were rows and rows of them and I cannot even get in there to pick.


Is "dzu bo" the same as the Thai Long Green? How does it taste in terms of texture and sweetness compared to others?

I got the 3G Thai Long Green from Champa for $60 which is on sale till 11/30/21.

That's a great price! Got picture?

Dzu bo aka Thai Long Green (seedless). I haven't try all of them so I can't commend on it. Thai Long Green and Black Sugar is supposedly all very sweet variety. Thai Jumbo is sweet when it's ripe and crunchy but hollow inside. Black Diamond isn't very sweet and I don't think it's worth growing even when it's ripe. I'm grafting different variety to my Black Diamond.

Here is a picture of the 3G of Thai Long Green that I got a few weeks ago.  How can you tell if the Thai Long Green is ripe for picking since it does not change to Red color?

All the Best,


Is "dzu bo" the same as the Thai Long Green? How does it taste in terms of texture and sweetness compared to others?

I got the 3G Thai Long Green from Champa for $60 which is on sale till 11/30/21.


Thank you for all the replies to my inquiry.  Since then, I purchased a 3G Thai Long Green Wax Jambu (the label only said Long Green but the nursery said it is Thai Long Green) from Champa Nursery at El Monte.  It is on sale for this month.  Hope it tastes sweet; will know in a couple years!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Starfruit- Anyone Growing It ?
« on: October 27, 2021, 04:00:36 PM »
Among the cultivars of Fwang Tung, Kari and Sri Kembangan, which is the sweetest and taste best ?  If someone can provide a reference on the "sweetness" like the brix or compare to other fruits, would be greatly appreciated.

All the Best,

Sprouts Farmers Market has been selling Keitt Mangos (mostly green with little color) the last few weeks.  The label says USA, - are these the Coachella Valley grown?  Has anyone tried them?  They looked too green for me so I passed on them.  I always pass when I see Tommys from somewhere in So. America.  Store bought Tommys are why some of my friends dislike mangos.


Hi Tony,

I bought some Keitt mangoes (both regular and the organic) from Sprouts 3x in the last few weeks.  Some had a slight yellow color and some were very green at the time of purchase.  It took a long time for them to turn color and soft to touch. The first batch I had to throw away because they were spoiled even they turn yellow.  I tasted the second batch  just 3 days ago, and they were ok, and already too ripe despite the green color;  the end toward the stem were sweeter than the other end and starting to spoil.  Definitely not as good as in August's.  I would not buy them again this late in future.  The third batch is still sitting on the counter and is soft enough to eat.  If you really really want to taste fresh mango badly, then go ahead but don't expect the quality like the prime season ones.

All the Best,


I am thinking of acquiring a Wax Apple for my small yard.  There are 2 local nurseries currently have Wax Apple in stock.  One nursery only has the Thai Long Green cultivar, while the other nursery have Black Diamond, Black Pearl, Jumbo Fragrance, Red Rocket, Thai Jumbo, Thai Green.

I heard some cultivars are sweeter, more crispy and juicy, less seeds than others.  The nursery who sells Thai Long Green said it is very sweet and seedless.  Do you agree?  Which ones would you recommend?  I am looking for the sweet, crispy and juicy; if less seeds would be a bonus.  I am in zone 10B, and may keep the tree in the pot for a while until I get a chance to try the fruits before planting it in the ground.  Will it fruit in a container within 3 years?

Thank you for your feedback in advance.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Traveling to Los Angeles
« on: September 13, 2021, 04:33:11 PM »
Due to unforseen circumstances I will be traveling to Los Angeles this week. 

Do you guys know where I can purchase some nice Atemoyas and/or cherimoyas?  I will only be until Sunday but maybe I can try something nice.  I have read very good things about California annonas.


If you meant to purchase live plants, the 2 nurseries stated above are good choices.  If you meant to purchase fresh fruits, you can try and call them ahead to see what are available.  This is located in West Los Angeles and shouldn't be too far from LAX.  I have never shop here so cannot give a recommendation.  I did found some Cherimoya two weeks ago from Sprouts supermarket; they only stock a few and infrequent for $6.99/lb.  Good luck!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting fig for SoCal?
« on: August 25, 2021, 01:35:41 PM »
Hey Thera,

I got the NV1 from a local trade. It hasnít grown too much but hopefully it will grow enough to take some scions this Winter. Please check back with me in dormant season.

VDB has been consistently good when grown in San Diego. Because of its excellent berry flavor and intense red coloration, it makes a great jam that can be stored and eaten in Winter when fresh figs arenít normally available.

VDB fig jam on Tilllamook old fashioned vanilla ice cream


Hi Simon,

May I also get in line for a possible trade with NV1?  Thank again for your advice on growing mango.

All the Best,

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GOJI Berries
« on: August 16, 2021, 08:40:53 PM »
dumb question.  First year our tree is getting a lot of fruit.  how big do you let them get before picking?  1/2 inch,  larger?

Mine is still in pot so can't comment on the size compared to in ground tree.  However, I picked them when they are soft to touch and in deep orange/red color.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: August 07, 2021, 02:05:00 PM »

My name is Grace and is from Southern California, zone 10B.  I have limited experiences in gardening, and only get into this hobby for the last two years.  Currently, I have the following in the ground:
- Cara Cara Orange
- Maha Chankook Mango
- Sharwil Avocado
- Fuyu Persimmon
- Pakinstani Mulberry (to be planted)
- Geffner Atemoya (to be planted)
- Lemon Gold White Sapote (to be planted)

In Containers:
- All sort of figs
- Achacha
- Black Surinam Cherry
- Utah Sweet Pomegranate
- Goji Berry
- A few mango seedlings

and a couple raised beds to grow veggies

I learned a lot from this forum, and thank you for everyone's contribution and sharing of expertise.

Anyone know how to get help with using the email function on this forum?  I sent a few emails out by clicking on the email icon of a member, finish composing and click sent.  However, I never got any replies back and was able to confirm with at least 1 member outside of the forum that no email was received.  The "sent" emails did not show up under my sent folder either.  Very strange.  Appreciate if someone can help me to resolve this. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mahachanok mango for sale.
« on: August 07, 2021, 01:47:31 PM »
PM sent.  Thanks.

Are there anymore left?  I don't think email out on this forum is working for me but I may be able to receive email.  Please respond here if there is no response.  Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mahachanok mango for sale.
« on: August 02, 2021, 05:40:06 PM »
PM sent.  Thanks.


I am new to this forum.  Great info!  Has anyone grown Philippines Carabao mango in SoSCal or in Los Angeles?  How does it compare to Lemon Zest, Sweet Tart and Nam Doc Mai? 

It seems Ong Nursery in San Diego may have it but they don't opened until the weekend.  Trying to find out if this Carabao from Ong's is the same that is grown on the island of Guimaras that are supposedly very sweet.  Is it grafted or on its rootstock, and does it grow well in SoCal with clay soil etc.

Thanks in advance!

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