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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: is there a good general tropical soil mix
« on: February 19, 2024, 01:06:07 PM »
I just make my own soil mix. I get peat moss, coir, perlite, biochar, crushed granite, lime, vermiculite, and osmocote. It saves money if you buy at least 2 to 3 cubic ft bags of each materials besides the lime, granite, and osmocote.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lilikoi - Which Ones Do You Grow
« on: February 18, 2024, 11:10:41 PM »
Im growing Passiflora edulis var. a large Brazilian yellow from seed about 5 producing offspring and 2 different sources of Passiflora maliformis seedlings.

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I have already fruited Diploconos. It has a resiny citrus flavor. The fruit is like the size of a kumquat. It may be ok to juice, but its definitely not tier A or B fruit. Its more like a tier C with nice ornamental value.
Thanks for the honest review. I'm getting tired of being burned by solanums that all turn out to be gross.

I will say one thing about it, the flowers smell amazing like a natural perfume and when in flower it smells like perfume about 10ft around the plant. It may be even worth extracting the essential oil from the flowers for fragrance if they are not poisonous.

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6 years old, I am hoping for flowers or fruit in the next year or so hopefully.

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Maybe my 15ft tree will decide to fruit sometime. Does well in part shade in Florida thrives on neglect, I have it in a low spot in the yard that floods on and off during the rain season.

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I have already fruited Diploconos. It has a resiny citrus flavor. The fruit is like the size of a kumquat. It may be ok to juice, but its definitely not tier A or B fruit. Its more like a tier C with nice ornamental value.

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Avocados, White Sapote, Prickly Pears, Lucuma, Guava (fruit flies), Pomegranate, Fig, Papaya (fruit flies). These fruits all produce higher quality fruit or do better in CA compared to FL.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fabric pots opinion?
« on: January 16, 2024, 11:42:50 PM »
They start to become brittle after 5 years of constant sun due to UV and elements.

By that time you should be reporting anyway which is an easy process of just laying the fabric container on its side and using a box cutter to remove the old fabric container. I do this ontop of a tarp to catch the clumps of soil.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Exotica Nursery Closing Down?!
« on: January 09, 2024, 04:41:23 PM »
I stopped by there a few times since 2020. I noticed his inventory was never restocked. Last interesting good tree I bought was a Katy Macadamia prior to that a seedling grown Lucuma of good size.

I stopped by this last summer and was disappointed. A lot of seedling cherimoyas, seedling mangos, and other more common fruits. His jabos were priced way to high.

It will suck if the mature trees are lost but most of its genetics and off spring have already spread to many new homes.

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I don't have most of the PARLs which I got from the Grins system back in 2012. I have PCH#1, PARL 256, and PARL 342.

I made another collection for Nopales, Carson Spineless. Then I have some various others from nurseries. The plants are starting to put on some mass.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Container Fruit For NYC Balcony
« on: December 21, 2023, 07:41:29 PM »
Psidium robustum produces well in container and stays stout and dwarf in size. Hard to pass on Figs as well.

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Yes it gets big fast, I have to chop it back a few times a year to keep it controlled.

For a similar tier fruit I would recommend Spondias purpura. It has a shorter season than tropical apricot, however the fruit tastes better and tree is more manageable with better ornamental look.

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Looking good Bill!
I saw the mother tree at the F and S park, and boy is it gigantic.
My plant just started to flower, but no set yet.
Hoping it will be worth keeping as I like sour fruits.

It's ok if you like sour apricot flavor. It has more potential processed into preserve. It grows like a weed in Florida and has a wide bush growth habit.

If your lacking room I would skip, if you have plenty of room and want a bullet proof fruiting plant then I would recommend it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia
« on: December 18, 2023, 01:03:56 AM »
Iíve seen rollinia in Florida, S„o Paulo, and southern Bahia so itís a very flexible tree. That said itís night and day with the rollinia in an equatorial rainforest climate versus subtropics. Here thereís commercial plantations and it does fantastic. The specimens Iíve seen elsewhere produce and are healthy but look less vigorous I guess. All this just to say I think it likes consistent warmth and rain (my region has 2000-2500mm avg annually, temps basically 18-32c).

Yes its adaptable I have a tree still flushing out growth outdoors in Los Angeles. Wide variance of genetics in Rollinia.

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Humidity Dome, LED grow lights, temp controlled heatmat. That is usually the standard setup. I set my heatmat at 75f to 78f.

Run grow lights half the day. I do seeds and cuttings.

Any good particular brand of the heating pad you use?
Thanks

Vivosun works good from Amazon, but there is like a dozen other Chinese companies that make almost exact model. I would look at price and if there is at least 100 reviews on the heatmat.

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When it gets colder and dry it will go into hibernation shedding it's leaves. The plant will stay hydrated by its storage tuber. I would only monitor soil to keep slightly moist during winter months. Excessive wet cold can risk fungal and bacteria diseases and rot to the tuber.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sweet uvaia for reservations
« on: December 12, 2023, 03:43:51 AM »
Is acidity 3-4 pH normal for this plant? Bigger pot. Fine. Thank you.

No you should be aiming for a ph around 6 to 6.5.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sweet uvaia for reservations
« on: December 12, 2023, 12:38:24 AM »
Please tell me about the soil for this plant. My little seedling is practically not growing and looks depressed. Perhaps I did something wrong. It has acidic soil and perlite.

They don't like the soil and water above 7 PH. If they start to show chlorosis in leaves. Try treating with EDDHA chelated iron. Also if in ground make sure to mulch with some good compost to supply slow release nutrients.

If in a container mix in some osmocote slow release fertilizer.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Fig cuttings for sale
« on: December 09, 2023, 06:18:42 PM »
I have following fig cuttings for sale. $7 per cutting min. order of 5 + shipping. Cuttings at least 6 inch length.

Buzzone Nero
CdA (Constantine de Algerie)
DK Jumbo

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Humidity Dome, LED grow lights, temp controlled heatmat. That is usually the standard setup. I set my heatmat at 75f to 78f.

Run grow lights half the day. I do seeds and cuttings.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bactris genus cold tolerance
« on: November 21, 2023, 01:30:51 AM »
Bactris gasipaes survived around 32f to 34f for about 4 hours at a time multiple times in the past 7 years. Did not see any bad dieback.

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Anyone have some seeds for sale or trade of Psidium striatulum I'm looking. I had this species in the past and lost it due to planting in a spot which got flooded for 2 weeks.

Give me a couple weeks and I can send some fruit.

Thanks, just keep in touch with me if there is anything you want to trade.

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Anyone have some seeds for sale or trade of Psidium striatulum I'm looking. I had this species in the past and lost it due to planting in a spot which got flooded for 2 weeks.

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Great guy and tropical fruit enthusiast. I got a Wango this weekend. It looked beautiful and very healthy.

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Not much bigger, you may have luck thinning out the crop.

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