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I read somewhere that there were attempts to improve them decades ago, but haven't seen any of the results. mine are very tart, very little sweetness.

Juice or preserves. Any way you would use a mayhaw or cranberry.


Hi Derek, I'll get a list together. PM me your # again please. Thanks, D

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Thai dwarf mulberry cold hardiness
« on: September 20, 2023, 06:46:12 AM »
I have a few of these and am thinking they need to go in the ground, but I'm concerned they may not be hardy enough. How much cold can they tolerate? Thanks! D

I have hoja santa. I'd like more yautia blanca. D

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Texas persimmon seeds
« on: July 29, 2023, 08:20:59 AM »
They are really slow growers. I have a male that's about 15 years old and was probably 9 when it started flowering. I have a female that has been flowering a couple of years now but no fruit yet.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Texas persimmon seeds
« on: June 19, 2023, 08:04:18 AM »
I'll try my sources again. D

Thanks! I was thinking the same thing. I planted some bulbils a few feet apart. Some in full sun all day and some in bright shade most of the day. The ones in full sun died back, but the ones in shade seem fine. Lesson learned!

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / dioscorea Light Requirements
« on: June 01, 2023, 07:50:07 AM »
I've been growing true yams in my yard for a few years to get a bunch for propagation at our land South of here. Our yard is mostly bright shade or a few hours of sun. They grow really well in part sun conditions, but I see them struggling in more sun down South. Is this normal? Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Azolla as Fertilizer
« on: May 10, 2023, 07:29:42 AM »
Exactly. I'm trying to be as self sufficient as possible. My place is fairly high, no creeks or other flowing water. I'm thinking put it in a small pond in my orchard so it's close to the trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Azolla as Fertilizer
« on: May 09, 2023, 08:31:21 AM »
Are any of you using this as fertilizer? It makes a lot of biomass.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best native type persimmon
« on: May 03, 2023, 07:23:07 AM »
my Texanas are from seed. I have one flowering age male and one flowering female. They haven't made. fruit yet, but maybe this is the year. My Virginias are also from seed, from a tree less than a mile from the house. They are getting pretty big, but no flowers yet. D

Any idea on cold/heat tolerance? Thanks, D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lachanophobia
« on: April 30, 2023, 07:02:37 AM »
I have a huge, evil celery plant growing out of my compost pile. It eyes me every time I go out there....

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« on: April 27, 2023, 07:23:05 AM »
I haven't eaten any yet. Just propagated them. I have enough now to try it. So how long do you boil it? Thanks, D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Maqui berry in the desert
« on: April 27, 2023, 07:08:44 AM »
I tried some a few years ago and they died in Summer, even with filtered light.

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Canna edulis stalk color
« on: April 24, 2023, 06:34:18 AM »
Good info. Yes, the edulis I started with are mostly red. I have enough now that I can see if I consider them famine food. D

Anyone growing Gymnema sylvestre? I like to get seeds. Thanks! Dan

Fukien tea plant. Anyone have starts? Thanks D

Surinam cherries, chaya, cedar bay cherries, moringa, ketembilla, annatos, and other thing I can't think of right now.... You are right it was COLD! D

I actually built a frame on a patio and put our larger potted subs and tropicalish plants/trees in it. No added heat. Ambient dropped to about 15f there. At least 20 hours below 32. Everything came through. If it had been 3 days the story would have been different, I'm sure.

I have 4 pawpaws. South Texas 29 latitude. They survive, but that's about all. About 8 yrs in ground. Less than 3 feet tall. Summer burns them up. D

Hi All, Looking for this bush. Saltbush, Sea Orach etc. I can't find it for sale on line. Anyone?  Regards, Dan

That would be great! How do we proceed? D

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