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Atemoya hybrid on seedlings of itself, or A. squamosa.

This is a good chart that should be updated. Thread linked below.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Psidium firmum... anyone growing it?
« on: August 15, 2023, 09:09:41 AM »
I was able to get a nice quantity of seeds of this Psidium species recently. I am interested in growing it.

Should have extra seeds after I plant a few. Thanks for all the info.


Thanks for your support, here's another fresh batch from the pearl of the Antilles, Cuba... so near yet so foreign. My homeland, where my family is from... Oh, Cuba...


Copernicia cowellii (10 pack) $30.00 - LIMITED QTY.

Hemithrinax rivularis (10 pack) $20.00 - LIMITED QTY.

U.S.A. orders only (Hawaii & Puerto Rico)... for now. Potential limited International Orders.

Please order via private message (Zelle / CashApp $MameyDisco / PayPal as last option, phasing out.)

Please order and ask questions via private message.
If I don't reply here visit nursery website. -->

These sales do not benefit the tyrannical communist regime.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Eugenia itaguahiensis
« on: July 12, 2023, 09:23:50 PM »
I have seeds of Eugenia itaguahiensis, grown in Cuba. Some germinated. Contact me if interested.


Coccothrinax borhidiana (10 pack) $20.00 - LIMITED QTY.

Copernicia fallaensis (10 pack) $40.00 - LIMITED QTY.

Hemithrinax compacta (15 pack) $30.00 - LIMITED QTY.

Hemithrinax rivularis (10 pack) $20.00 - LIMITED QTY.


U.S.A. & limited International Orders.

Please order and ask questions via private message.

Hey everyone, replied to all messages. There will be plenty of plants spread around from these seeds. Glad to help. Thank youz


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria dominigensis question
« on: January 24, 2023, 09:45:55 AM »
Some good news, have a fresh batch of germinated seeds. Contact me with any questions, thread linked below.

Pouteria dominigensis subsp. dominigensis

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Pouteria domingensis subp. domingensis
« on: January 24, 2023, 12:27:24 AM »
I have some germinated seeds for sale of the rare serpentine sapote aka sapote culebra in Cuba.
 8) 8) 8)
Pouteria domingensis subp. domingensis


Seeds are LIMITED QTY. & will be sent out by end of the week.
Contact me via DM to setup an order or with any questions.

5 pack $30 + (priority shipping small box) for protection.

Pouteria domingensis has a rich history in the Caribbean & Florida. This Sapotaceae at one time was considered native to Florida, now considered naturalized, but still rare and unknown. The fruits have an exotic flavor, a mixture between Pouteria campechiana, canistel, & Carica papaya. The pulp has with a sweet texture and is similar P. campechiana. This species deserves interest & is worth planting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria dominigensis question
« on: June 30, 2022, 09:48:20 PM »
I call it "sapote culebra" to distinguish it. Pouteria domingensis has a rich history in the Caribbean & Florida.
This Sapotaceae at one time was considered native to Florida, now considered naturalized, but still rare.

Have 1 tree in the ground, from Cuban seeds. I ate the fruit from what I think was called Totuma, but they were a tad overripe.
I know of very few trees in Florida.

I believe what I have planted is Pouteria dominguensis subsp. Dominguensis (round leaves)

The "Totuma" I observed and tasted has pointy leaves. I have 2 seedlings from that tree.

Digigarden I am interested in any info about subsp. Cuprea to review whatever you found.
Aside from this link -
Good info about using the Kew list to help with names.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / 'Rosendo Perez' atemoya hybrid seeds
« on: December 14, 2021, 03:27:17 PM »
I am offering the remaining seeds of 'ROSENDO PEREZ' atemoya.

USA orders only. Any orders after sold out will be refunded, sorry.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruiting Baobab trees in pots?
« on: November 16, 2021, 11:07:28 PM »
What species precisely? These are all robust and large trees, Malvaceae.
They will root into the ground, a pot bound tree will not be as productive as one in the ground. That’s for certain.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sandoricum koetjape / santol
« on: November 09, 2021, 10:17:07 PM »
I will have seedlings available in spring. Redland / Homestead / Miami area.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: South Miami Road trip: Mission Caimito!!
« on: November 09, 2021, 10:15:48 PM »
Almost sure that Arue is a misnomer for Pouteria campechiana 'Aurea' a vintage selection from the 1970s. If I’m wrong no harm done…

One more week until this event which is next weekend. Wanted to clarify since a few people have been asking me if it’s this week.

If you’re in the Miami area or can make it, please come down for some interesting research.
JULY 31, 2021 -

I am happy to share with forum members an opportunity to visit Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden at the very end of the "toned" down mango celebrations, usual this time of the year.
The traditional mango festival seems to be on a hiatus, and its replacement "Mango Days of Summer" is the solution FTBG came up with during covid in 2020.

With that said and without taking focus away from the subject at hand, I will be sharing some research I have been working on July 31st, Saturday in the Miami / Coral Gables, Florida area.  8) I look forward to seeing some of you there.


Event Link:

SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2021 | 2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

"Join Jorge J. Zaldivar, local historian, and President of the South Florida Palm Society, as he discusses the stories and people behind some of Miami’s vintage mangos. Attendees will be navigated through the instructor’s personal research, including material from Dr. David Fairchild’s personal archive and papers. Come meet ‘Haden’, ‘Edward’, and ‘Kent’."

Come a little early and enjoy the garden at no additional entrance cost. Ticket Rates Members $10 Non-members $10


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this really Ross Sapote ???
« on: December 15, 2020, 09:16:12 PM »
They look close...
I’m growing about 10 seedlings directly from Bill Whitman’s original ‘Ross’ introduction from 1968.

I look forward to seeing what differences may occur between them since Ross is generally grafted.
Nice to see Shot has some direct specimens from Bill. Were they all grafted?

That’s probably a Pine Island tag... you definitely probably overpaid for it. Any cultivar name that is someone‘s first and last name is concerning and pretty lame.

It’s the Rare Fruit Council International headquartered in Miami, Florida. They are not a chapter but rather the charter of the organization.

Without sharing superfluous info the non misnomer name is

‘Matt’s Giant’

not whatever the eBay seller is selling it as. These probably come from Pine Island originally. That’s how the misnomer occurred. As it so frequently occurs with misnomers and swip swapping of names. A cultivar named after your first and last name is just lame IMO lol.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mammea americana air layering?
« on: November 25, 2020, 05:16:11 AM »
Marcotting a non bearing specimen of a species that is known to produce male seedlings is not a sure shot approach. Our tree took approx 13 years to fruit. It has produced plentifully every year since 2013.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: FmFruitforest- Guava Trees 2018 stats
« on: November 13, 2020, 05:42:14 AM »
my best producer has been Excalibur guava which i think is also known as common homestead guava.

I noticed you properly wrote ‘Ruby’ x ‘Supreme’ as a hybrid unlike most people. I found your comment referencing the Excalibur as a common Homestead interesting, but it’s a potential MISNOMER.

In fact the ‘R’ x ‘S’ hybrid between a red ‘Ruby’ and a white ‘Supreme’ is the legitimate ‘HOMESTEAD’ cultivar whose name has unfortunately been washed out by the hybrid name. It was hand pollinated by Dr. George Ruehle (RFCI founder) in 1944 at UF TREC in Homestead’s Redland.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "Younghan's" white sapote
« on: June 04, 2020, 03:22:51 AM »
Minor comment, worth a new post for distinction. It's not a possesive 's the name is


the name ends in S

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "Younghan's" white sapote
« on: June 04, 2020, 03:21:10 AM »
I wrote Top Tropicals a message since Seymour Younghans and his wife were original founders of the Rare Fruit Council in Miami (1955). This was prior to the whole Rare Fruit Council of South Florida / International chartering thing with Australia and Florida Chapters.

Big thank you to Top Tropicals for correcting their database to reflect the right cultivar ‘YOUNGHANS

"Dear Rare Fruit Council International RFCI Miami
Thank you very much for your correction and information. Originally we got this name from a grower who apparently was unaware of the correct name and the history behind it. Much appreciated!"

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia madronos finally blooming
« on: June 03, 2020, 07:40:38 PM »
madronos are round and bright yellow with prickly skin.

13 years old :'( Any sign of fruit setting? What is the difference between Madruno and Acuminata?!

Garcinia madruno generally has a more roundish shape, there's a few cv. of this documented. Leaves are larger than G. acuminata.

Garcinia acuminata fruit is pointier or acute as per the epithet of this species. I have also seen this referred to as Rheedia bentameriana

Another one of the specimens I found was Rheedia sp. 'Possum 2' / Rheedia acuminata, which was presumably progeny from Bill Whitman's famous charichuela from Iquitos, Peru (1963).

This species can also hybridize with other Garcinia resulting in different colored fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia madronos finally blooming
« on: June 02, 2020, 03:04:37 AM »
Excellent, what color and shape are you expecting? If you know

Nice, on notify.

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