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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ISO cherimoya rootstock + Inga scions
« on: February 26, 2023, 12:02:41 AM »
Anybody have any cherimoya rootstock or Inga scions from already producing trees they’d be willing to sell?

Also will probably be looking for cacao, sapodilla, and possibly tamarind scions in the next couple months. Any help/insight is greatly appreciated

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ripening red malaysian guava
« on: December 07, 2022, 07:58:30 PM »
I have a few fruit on my tree right now and trying to time the ripening of the fruit. Any tell-tale signs to look out for? Are these a hard crunchy variety or softer?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Soursop observations
« on: October 21, 2022, 08:43:18 PM »
When I first started growing soursop trees all the information online made it seem like under 50 degrees and the tree would be in trouble. Recently had our first frost earlier this week with temps down to 32 and I left a seedling outside. I thought this tree would be a goner but even with ice casing the cup it was in, the tree is still alive while only showing minor damage.

On a different note, finally have soursop flowering after what is probably 6 years

Fall/Winter is upon us so I'm trying to offload some randoms/duplicates. Greenhouse space is valuable nowadays

2 soursop seedlings/rootstock- $15 + shipping

Curry tree (probably like 6 or so trees in there)- $15 +shipping

Pterygota alata (buddha's coconut) - $45 + shipping

Parkia timoriana 2 plants- $15 + shipping

Pink wampee- $18 +shipping

Monodora myristica- $20 + shipping

Also have some pink princess philodendrons i've been procrastinating to list on eBay/etsy if anybody is interested, $100+shipping

Have plenty of dragon fruit cuttings too, I believe them to be American beauty

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Brocks farms NJ citrus
« on: August 27, 2022, 02:54:29 PM »
Came across a great deal on some large sized grafted trees at brocks farms in new jersey if anybody in the area is interested. Trees were marked down 75%. They had different varieties of lemon, orange, and some trees labeled shiranui tangerine which I'm assuming was a mislabel and should actually be mandarin.

Picked up this sambo lemon for only $50

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Maprang or Mango?
« on: June 27, 2022, 06:40:24 PM »
I bought a tree from an online seller out of PR, was supposed to be a grafted maprang. The foliage had me a little skeptical but now its flowering and I'm really having second thoughts. This is a mango isn't it?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eugenia seedling dieback
« on: May 31, 2022, 10:23:21 PM »
I consistently have problems with getting Eugenia seedlings over the hump. The first growth start out strong and then the tips turn brown and die back. They will then send out new growth and repeat the process over again. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? Example below

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Bamboo ID
« on: May 24, 2022, 09:42:32 PM »
Can anybody ID this bamboo species? Trying to determine if this is one of the edible types.

Did some pruning today. I have a few Brogdon scions and a bunch of dragonfruit cuttings if anybody is interested. Not 100% sure of the variety but its most likely American Beauty. Plants are self pollinating. Picture of fruit below

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dragonfruit advice
« on: April 25, 2022, 08:23:16 PM »
Been moving plants in and out of the greenhouse this month and recently noticed my dragonfruit vines have rotted out at the bottom. Definitely due to staying too wet over the winter. There is a ton of aerial roots. How can this be salvaged? Should I just mound up with more substrate and hope the aerial roots take over or should I take cuttings and start over?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Cold Hardy Citrus Experiment Zone7A NJ
« on: April 06, 2022, 08:12:04 PM »
Been testing out a few cold hardy hybrids and varieties in my zone 7A NJ climate. Looks like the coldest nights have passed and here are the results so far.

Citremon 2 years in ground under hoop house

The rest have been in ground since the summer and only protected on the coldest stretches

Changsha tangerine(?) purchased from ediblelandscaping looks like shit but is still green

Swingle citrumelo looks good

Morton citrange is a little beat up but should bounce back with no problem

Citrus General Discussion / Citrus ID
« on: March 30, 2022, 09:35:21 PM »
I've been trying to figure out what I'm actually growing for a while now and I gota admit I'm stumped. I bought this tree a super long time ago and if I remember correctly it was a three plant special (key lime, orange, and lemon) The lemon for sure died back in the day and the other tree produces 0 fruit but makes typical orange flowers. I assumed my heavy producer was the key lime. I've always used the fruit as a lime as it tastes like one, very sour. However, one year I left a ton of fruit on the tree for too long. The fruits got much larger and bright orange but still super sour. Any ideas?

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Spiny chayote
« on: March 23, 2022, 07:05:13 PM »
Does anybody have a spiny chayote fruit they'd be willing to sell?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Grafting timing
« on: February 26, 2022, 07:36:50 PM »
This is going to be my first year attempting to graft stone fruit, persimmons, and pecans. When is the optimal time of year to graft these type of trees? Can a freeze/frost kill a fresh scion if grafted too early in the season? Im in Zone 7a

Also have scions waiting in the fridge for the past few weeks. Is there a certain shelf life on these things?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Raven Persimmon
« on: February 14, 2022, 10:52:19 PM »
I picked up one of these towards the end of last year. The nursery's description stated the fruit are unusual and glossy black. Does anybody have any experience with this variety? Im intrigued to see what these fruits actually look like.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Ficus Dammaropsis seeds?
« on: February 07, 2022, 06:37:55 PM »
Just gona throw this out there with low expectations...anybody have or know where I can find Ficus Dammaropsis seeds for sale?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Northeast Storm
« on: January 30, 2022, 03:56:45 PM »
Seems like a lot of us are going thru it right now weather-wise. Florida with the cold spell, South Carolina with snow and ice storms, and parts of the Northeast getting hit with blizzard conditions. How are my fellow tri-state zone pushers holding up this weekend?

12-18" of snow in my area of Jersey and single digit temps.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Organic scale control
« on: January 07, 2022, 12:02:42 PM »
What organic methods you guys using to control or eliminate scale on your trees? Between manually picking them off or blasting off with the hose its a never ending battle.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya variety ID
« on: December 13, 2021, 09:00:17 PM »
I purchased a tree online two years back. It was listed as El Bumpo but after it produced its first fruits this year I am having second guesses. Do you guys think this is a different variety. The fruits are pretty small given the size of the tree idk if that makes a difference in terms of identification.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Engkala seedling burn
« on: November 24, 2021, 10:36:15 PM »
Anybody have any idea whats going on with this Engkala seedling? It had been growing rapidly after the first sign of germination occurred but then has seemed to stall out recently even dropping new leaves. Now what seems like overnight it looks chlorotic and burnt. Currently under grow lights with temps in high 60s low 70s.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eugenia Noumeensis
« on: October 22, 2021, 07:19:38 PM »
Does anybody have any experience growing these? I have two seedlings growing right now but can't seem to find too much information online about them. All I got so far is a cauliflorous eugenia from New Caledonia.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cecropia Peltata Growth Rate
« on: October 12, 2021, 09:10:26 PM »
I've always heard these guys grow fast but I wasn't expecting this lol Less than 5 months difference grown in New Jersey.

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