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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Claimed
« on: November 19, 2023, 05:10:23 PM »
Seedling red and black. Taste fine. Or use as rootstock. Pm me with your cell #. Forum doesnt always let me reply.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grafting avocado on fresh shoots
« on: September 17, 2023, 05:39:18 PM »
About a year ago i grafted onto fresh avocado shoots on a topped tree. Worked pretty well. Moren recently i helped a friend top work a mexicola grande. We started with bark grafts and got 2 of 8 to take. Then when all the new shoots started appearing we tried again on those. They were growing really fast, up to half an inch wide. Was like grafting onto a wet noodle or half cooked cucumber. We had to be really careful with wrapping since they snap off unlike waiting till the next year. But got great takes. Like 6 out of 8. 4 varieties. Ive never had such success on avocado. Hope this helps.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Kei apple cold tolerance
« on: September 17, 2023, 05:03:47 PM »
Just wanted to post a note. I planted a bunch of seedlings where they probably shouldnt be. First observation is that deer and probably squirrels or rats love the leaves. Plants get stripped every few months. They were fine with the two winters before last but then got a cold wet winter with a couple hard freezes. Probably 29 or 27 degrees. The bad news is that they all died to the ground. One made it through the first couple but then succumbed. The good news is they all regrew from the roots.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Male and female marula
« on: July 12, 2023, 10:29:39 PM »
Got female again and one male this year. 3 eye confirmed. But didnt overlap with female so no fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this a jackfruit tree?
« on: July 05, 2022, 08:15:30 AM »
Or is there something something else similar in south florida?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB mango scions in south florida
« on: June 28, 2022, 01:19:28 AM »
Going to be on the treasure coast next week and id like to do some grafting. Looking to top work half a dozen trees with different varieties. Suggestions of sellers welcome!

Cleaning out my nursery. Free for pickup numerous seedling pineapple guava, surinam cherry, guava, few citrus, mulberry, kei apple. Mostly neglected but alive. Will toss in a week.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Yellow strawberry guava: sun vs shade
« on: December 18, 2021, 04:58:53 PM »
I have 8 trees. 6 in full sun and two in half shade. The ones in full sun fruit months earlier, set more fruit and produce pleasant but unimpressive fruit even when thinned. They were done 3 months ago. The shaded ones weren't ready until the others were completely gone and continue till now. The fruit from the shaded are fewer but excellent, richer, sweeter, everything. Taste like a tropical version of strawberry with a hint of cloves at the end. GIve it a shot.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Free for pickup. 'Pineapple' mango seeds
« on: November 14, 2021, 02:37:11 PM »
Above average mango but selected for growth in socal by Thompson so might be good rootstock.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help ID caterpillars on my marula
« on: September 09, 2021, 03:44:23 PM »
Sorry for the lack of focus

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this jackfruit?
« on: August 19, 2021, 01:55:57 PM »
Do you know jack? ;)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mangoes that refrigerate
« on: August 02, 2021, 01:46:18 PM »
I was watching a video this weekend and there was an interesting sidebar about mangoes that refrigerate well. I think it was Dot that supposedly tastes excellent even after 2 months of refrigeration and looking dry and wrinkly. They mention Keitt too. In another thread here bsbullie mentions Mallika dehydrates well, but that wasn't about refrigeration.
around 16:20

So I'm curious what varieties do this? Seems like an easy way to extend mango season.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Not Shan Eat Well yard tour 2021
« on: May 04, 2021, 09:47:40 PM »
Been meaning to do this for a while. If youíre interested in any particular plants check my forum profile. My soil is blue green clay.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Surinam cherry 1 5/8
« on: March 30, 2021, 12:50:41 PM »
Patrick (buddy roo ) gave me a grafted Ď1 5/8í. Named after the size of fruit in inches. He can tell us more about the history.  Iím getting my first flowers now.

First hereís the flowers and buds of every other cultivar I have:

Hereís what the bid and flower look like for 1 5/8

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help with locked account
« on: March 21, 2021, 03:55:29 PM »
A friend of mine (username Whitethorn) can't remember his password and the e-mails to reset it aren't arriving in his e-mail account. He only uses one e-mail so can't create a new account.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Visiting Florida late June. Suggestions?
« on: March 14, 2021, 09:31:06 PM »
Probably Stuart/west palm on June 19th & 20th. I plan to stop by AlexĎs place. Who else has mangos to taste? Excalibur? Possibly some local grocery stores with good selections?

Next weekend in the keys/Miami. Thereís a mango fest in key west I believe. Also fruit and spice park? Possibly Fairchild? But I think their tastings donít start till July.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / This seedling look familiar?
« on: January 13, 2021, 04:11:22 PM »
I thought I had planted Szechuan pepper but this doesnít look right. Any guesses?

Starting to think about retirement. Anyone know of a small house with established fruit trees, especially mango, for sale in south Florida? Planning to visit in May.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / air layering with a cup of water
« on: October 12, 2020, 11:03:18 AM »
year old, but just showed up in my youtube feed. i like the being able to see the roots grow part.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Visit to Mark in Texas
« on: October 01, 2020, 02:46:19 PM »
Thanks Mark! Enjoyed seeing and chatting about your mangos, avocados and pecans. Having a hard time finding that Nocona pecan here.

Youíll have to remind me what avo this was we stood in front of.

Iím growing a hedge from 4 year old seedlings. Theyíre not much more than a foot tall. Some a fruiting heavily others lightly and some not at all. Iím guessing itís random or environmental and not genetic.

Picked this big boy just now. Twice the size of most I get. From a bush with not much fruit. Thinned effect I guess.

Red on left standard green on right. Slightly more complex flavor in the red. Smaller fruit.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Crfg pawpaw presentation
« on: September 12, 2020, 12:08:07 PM »
Apologies if this has already been posted. I just got around to watching. Excellent video.

plus a tour of my yard :)

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Mulberry experiment in San Diego
« on: August 11, 2020, 04:49:13 PM »
I have ~20 mulberry seedlings from my Pakistan. Iím 95% sure they arenít from pollenization. Closest male is 2 miles away and every fruit had seeds in the top quarter of the fruit. Iím going to grow some up and see if they are clonal. Anyone want some seedlings to join in the experiment? No shipping please.

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