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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« on: October 30, 2022, 07:24:34 AM »
Thank for the input. The ornamental ones that are naturalized in the yard have yellow flowers and the edulis have smaller red flowers. Should I assume any with yellow flowers are inedible? D

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Canna edulis stalk color
« on: October 29, 2022, 07:56:19 AM »
I have been growing these for a few years. I also have ornamental cannas in the yard. The original edulis have red stalks. I've collected their seed and propagated them. I now have cannas that have green stalks like the ornamental ones growing in some of the pots. Could these be edulis, just with green stalks or maybe a hybrid? Should they still be edible? Thanks! D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hatano Farm Opuntia
« on: October 10, 2022, 09:35:09 AM »
Hi Greg, I have acreage, so I could grow out a large test plot in S. Tx. If the farm hasn't been razed yet and you still have access to the material I could be a backup source. D

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Tree collards in subtropics
« on: September 29, 2022, 07:20:58 AM »
I think that is the one I got from them. I should say I got about 6 and 1 survived. It is lanky, and fewer leaves than I expected. I'm in 9a. You should probably give it afternoon shade and keep it out of the wind. Might be doable. D

I tried luma apiculata, but they don't like the heat down here. Glad to hear about mountain guava. They do fine here. Your adventure  continues! D

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Green Cardamom Seedlings
« on: September 25, 2022, 08:15:16 AM »
Thanks for the info! I'll give it a shot now. D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Casimiroa pringlei
« on: September 08, 2022, 06:51:35 AM »
Did you try John Faiery garden?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone willing to send one seed to me
« on: September 04, 2022, 08:01:50 AM »
Others have sent me plant material as well and not accepted any kind of payment, (thank you again) so it's not that uncommon. D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone willing to send one seed to me
« on: September 04, 2022, 07:57:36 AM »
I have given away seeds and eaten the postage. I did it last week. I would prefer to trade, but if someone is just starting out they may not have anything worth while. I also have issues with PayPal etc. They require too much info and what do they really do with it?
Asifh, I don't have any tropical seed right now, but may have some jujube seeds. That would have a better chance in your area anyway.

My ein shemer ripened over 100 apples through July. The temperature was over 90F everyday, and over 100F most days.

We had 2 producing ein shemers, but a hurricane pushed 1 over. The survivor flushes probably 100+ fruit a couple of times a year. We also have anna, golden dorsett and several other varieties from the grower in Cali that I mentioned. All too small to produce yet. The win shemer seems to trigger when drought breaks or some other weather event occurs.

Apples will produce fruit without chilling hours. They put on multiple light flushes of growth typically after a rain or a weather event. I'm in 9a and have an apple that produces. There is a guy on another forum that sponsors a productive apple orchard in Kenya? D

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Morus microphylla
« on: August 08, 2022, 07:50:01 AM »
Our mulberry season is over for this year. I have several native mulberries that I can send seeds from next Spring of you want. Regarfs, Dan

Whatever you need. I got you.

If you want I could "plant sit" for you. I'll just put them with our other potted plants. When you come back pick them up. D

I use my rainwater barrels as mosquito traps. I just water with the larva in the water. I figure they are extra fertilizer. When the barrel is mostly used up I just dump the whole thing. No more mosquitos. Periodically I go looking for anything that has standing water and dump it. If you put apple cider vinegar in your water, your sweat will repel mosquitos. D

Hi Shawn, My guess would be excess water. I give mine a little afternoon shade. D

looking for Tahitian taro. I have a variety for corms, but hear that the greens from Brasiliensis are better. Anyone have corms or plants for sale or trade? Thanks! D

I got Chaya from Rodney 2yrs ago. It is the most vigorous Chaya I've ever had. Highly recommended! D

They do grow very slowly, but they are really tough. The largest one I have after 8 or so years from seed is about 7 feet tall. Just watch the flowers. Upturned is female. Hanging is male. D

Texas persimmons are either make or female. The male flowers look like a bell. They hang. The female flowers are up turned. How old are they? D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Horticultural Molasses
« on: April 26, 2022, 07:04:36 AM »
I add it to my compost teas. It's supposed to increase microbial activity. D

 I hate to say this, but the older you get....You'll be fine. Just stay the course. One foot in front of the other. The excitement will come back. D

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Low chill Asian pear
« on: April 05, 2022, 08:53:02 AM »
I've been reluctant to comment on this one but here goes. I planted tsu li  and ya li pears around 10 yrs ago. I'll check my orchard map, but one died of fire blight within a few years. I replaced that one and it isn't going to make it either. The other one is the best looking pear I have. Big, We'll filled out, but no flowers yet. I have a keiffer as well, and it has made some sparse fruit. I think it will pollinate the I still have if it ever flowers. I think it's too late this year to get viable scion material, but I'll send some next year of the keiffer or the If you want.

Hey Nullroar, If there is an Asian near in your vicinity you can get a bunch of dioscorea there. And other tubers you can propagate. Check Cesar's list on the first page. Some of these are temperate. Have fun! D

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