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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Duguetia Seeds Sprouted!!!
« Last post by Mike T on Today at 05:32:12 AM »
There are dozens of species in this genus and fruit edible qualities range from hero to zero, or is that champ to chump? Anyway I'd be finding out what species they are or at least the previous origins to pin down what they are. Mant a valuable tree has had an identity crisis and lost value due to uncertainty about what is is.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya ID please
« Last post by Mike T on Today at 05:27:59 AM »
Ace I know what youre thinking pal. Does AP demonstrate phonotypic plasticity, is it really the same as Israeli Kaller and do seedlings show variation in fruit form. Hell yeah. In fact most varieties can have the cherimoyer scalloing in some circumstances.
Seedling fruit is turning up in the markets here with intermediate characteristics between AP and mmmoth and I have posted pics of these here before. Up to 2.5 kg, cone shapd with scalloping below and a collar or tubercules. Despite their unresolved parentage they taste pretty good. I am sure there are several selections of AP getting around and it getting harder to identify them in the supermarkets here. AP is still considered of to export and they go from SE Qld to parts of Asia but the big bux are with the mammoth clan.
The maroochy research station is and atemoya or should I say Annona island of Dr Mareau with a production line of new types that makes the news and then we never see or hear of them again. I think the conveyor belt empties into a ravine somewhere. They have been trying to develop red skinned and even red fleshed atemoyas with dessert qualities as good as PP or HW.

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I have purchased 2 plants this summer in the desert heat.  Both arrived perfect and I have been very pleased with the purchases.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best zone 8 hardy citrus
« Last post by W. on Today at 12:44:28 AM »
Too bad you are in Florida under citrus quarantine. Otherwise, I have been trying to get rid of my extra rangpur lime seedlings.

Rangpur limes seem to be polarizing. Jared, on his Weird Explorer channel, reviewed the fruit and liked it: https://youtu.be/1pQMyg05mHE. Brian and a couple of other people here on the forum do not like it. If you have plenty of space and can find a tree, give it a try. You might like it; you might not.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Fingersop seeds or tree
« Last post by brian on July 28, 2021, 11:50:56 PM »
User bellamytrees has them, I just received some from him last week
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Just for clarification…

Hana is a white flesh DF:
https://growdragonfruit.com/shop/white-flesh/hana/

Ohana Express looks to be a red flesh DF:
https://spicyexotics.com/product/ohana-express/

…for a DF, I’ll wait for the hype to die down.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best zone 8 hardy citrus
« Last post by Galatians522 on July 28, 2021, 10:51:56 PM »
Wayne Hannah at the University of Georgia came out with several varieties of citrus in 2016 that are suposed to be more cold resistant: Sweet Frost Tangerine, Grand Frost Lemon, and Pink Frost Grapefruit. He claims that they should be able to be grown by home owners anwhere south of Cordele GA.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://research.uga.edu/news/science-you-can-peel/&ved=2ahUKEwiVqNL6oYfyAhUvSzABHcluC-cQFjADegQIDRAC&usg=AOvVaw20FEfHksRy27VB__LPH6LP

Also, since you said you wanted stuff that you had not heard of before, there is a new variety of orange called Sun Dragon that has genes from trifoliate orange. It was bred for HLB resistance, but would surely have added cold tollerence to my way of thinking. Other options might include kumquat hybrids like, orangequat, limequat, sunquat, and yuzuquat. I have not grown any of these but have been tracking the development of the north Florida/south Georgia citrus industry with interest.
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Received my seedlings from Nat today.  Finger cross.  Hope I can get some fruits 6 years later.

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My green sapote arrived today without a scratch. Like RGVgardener, I've been waiting two years to acquire a seedling. Thank you.



Ditto. Mine looked perfect today also.
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