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The tree was undercover and heated probably with a heating cable that means it had a microclimate, then it should survive. To be truly cold hardy should be expose directly to that temperature.

Spent 45 minutes on the phone with the vendor that has been working with this 40 year old tree in S. Austin.  It took days of below 12F temps (11C) and below.  There was some die back.    Really an incredible story including his technique of getting 50% rooting takes  of cuttings.  Parent tree is 35' tall with a 4' girth trunk.  Says the fruit is very rich.   

Just for the record, 12 Fahrenheit is actually -11 Celsius

You do know it's winter in Sydney right now, don't you?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help ID Passion Fruit with red flesh
« on: July 05, 2022, 11:11:52 AM »
It is P. caerulea. Got it's name because flower has blue ring. Very common in Southern Europe. One of the most cold hardy Passifloras. Often used as a rootstock for P. edulis. Some don't taste that bad, having a bit of sweetness. Can easily be opened with fingers.

I would certainly imagine so. They are closely related within the subgenus Pseudojaca

Citrus General Discussion / Re: seedless fukushu kumquat crop!
« on: May 20, 2022, 08:46:50 AM »
I don't think it's overly pedantic to just point out that Fukushu (Changshou) is actually a mandarinequat...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help on Plinia I.D ?
« on: May 05, 2022, 04:20:10 PM »
Could be Myrciaria glomerata... common name Red Cabeludinha

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Our new youtube channel : FRUIT ADDICT
« on: April 04, 2022, 07:06:12 AM »
Ughhh. Response in all bold? Your post is such high priority is it? I thought the all caps was bad in the thread title... Your behavior is rather clownish.

As for you never hearing from me, has it occurred to you that there are other forms of communication besides this forum? Like, for instance Facebook, where you have an account "Sca Lejardinauxmillefruits." If you respond to a post on Facebook and then proceed to ignore private messages, be prepared to be called out for incompetence or bad etiquette.

Just go back to promoting your boring videos that 95%+people on this English-language forum cannot understand.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Our new youtube channel : FRUIT ADDICT
« on: April 03, 2022, 07:49:41 AM »
Just to prevent people potentially wasting their time: I would have thought it relevant to point out that all of the videos are in the French language, with no English subtitles, so if you don't understand French you will be basically just watching people eat fruit. The only English content is that they craftily named their YouTube channel "Fruit Addict."

Another small anecdote: I was strenuously searching for a reliable source of Inga vulpina seeds for seven years. This clown responded that he had it, but not to share in any way or sell seeds. Just to gloat I guess.  ???

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Artocarpus Hirsutus
« on: April 02, 2022, 07:59:36 AM »
I will just add that the other big advantage of Anjili (A. hirsutus) is that it has some cold tolerance whereas tarap (marang) has none.

Please PM me what cultivars you have.

I will no longer be dealing with eBay due to currency and account restrictions. Just PayPal.

From the coastal restinga forests of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
A newly discovered species, extremely rare and endangered
Grows 2-5 metres tall, dazzling cauliflorous habit, yellow fruit
The genus Pradosia is closely allied to the tasty Pouteria (Sapotaceae)
It's sister species is Pradosia lactescens, but that grows into a very large tree.
Seedling is located in Europe and delivery is only in Europe, by courier
42 euros, 12 euros delivery. Current location: Zagreb, Croatia (EU)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: THIEVES IN THE COMMUNITY
« on: February 06, 2022, 08:10:07 AM »
Sending people old and desiccated seeds with zero chance of germination is stealing in my book.

You're right Oscar, you don't need to steal, but you do it anyway, just the right amount that you can obviously get away with.

I contacted you about the rubbish Lacmellea seeds that you sent, you did not even bother coming up with a lie. Previously you had sent Eugenia pyriformis that were also dead, I foolishly put that down to bad luck and didn't make a fuss. I tend to just cut my losses since I am not a big time trader. And you blocked me on Facebook not even for a business complaint but because I pointed out in a thread that the nomenclature on your website is poor... so you are offended with mild corrections while being pedantic with amateurs about their occasional use of an incorrect binomial...

From the coastal restinga forests of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
A newly discovered species, extremely rare
Grows 2-6 metres tall, dazzling cauliflorous habit, yellow fruit
The genus Pradosia is closely allied to the tasty Pouteria (Sapotaceae)
Express postage. Europe only. PM me with questions.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red abiu, "abiú roxo", what is that?
« on: December 24, 2021, 08:12:06 AM »
I think it is about time someone put a stop to this madness. I thought the situation would self-rectify, but instead it seems to be snowballing.

Caimito or "star apple" in buccaneer lingo is a fruit (Chrysophylum cainito) whose pericarp is purple, a dark purple, clearly not red. Maybe there is a variety out there that is red, but I have not seen it, in any that is definitely not in question for the subject of this thread.

The label of the plant is written in the Portuguese language and originates in Brazil, where indeed they often use the name "abiu roxo" for this species. But "roxo" in Portuguese translates to "purple" in English.

Where the confusion has been initiated is that OP huertasurbanas is a Spanish speaker, and in that language the similar word "rojo" means red. Felipe from Spain also seem to have fallen into the trap. This is all somewhat surprising, as I thought the Iberian languages had a fair amount of cross-cultural contact, at least for basic words like colors. I contacted huertasurbanas privately to correct the matter, but I have noticed over the years that a lot of people consider corrections some kind of personal assault on their fragile egoes. I love being corrected, for me it is about the improving accuracy, but for others they seem to become further stubborn in their ways, like it's some kind of personal vendetta. Que sera sera

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Let's Go Bondon!
« on: November 16, 2021, 06:53:03 AM »
Trying to get this slow-growing Artocarpus going. Commonly known as Bondon, it is an exception in the genus since it forms a small and low tree. Some say the fruit has a flavor better than jakfruit. Time will tell, but if you are outside of the tropics forget about fruiting this Bornean nugget.

A. brevipundunculatus

I don't listen to Elton John. I only listen to the wise words of Helton Josue. He is the real rocket man when it comes to fast growth of cerrado species. He told me that he was surprised to learn that the secret was to never use sand as part of the substrate, even though it seems counter-intuitive to savanna soil physiology.

So goodbye yellow sand road. Sacrifice. It's the circle of life.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Madrono de monte
« on: October 17, 2021, 04:28:28 PM »
Jim, thank you for the new photo of de monte. It's good to know that there are plants in PR that are descended of your good tree that died.

I am just wondering why you never decided to replace your original tree, since your neighbor's tree is inferior? Have you gone back to the spot in the wild where you found it? Please offer such seeds again, since it is so valuable to us zonepushers to have germlines from high altitudes.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: WHAT IS GOING ON????
« on: August 28, 2021, 01:42:32 AM »
I'll admit this is highly unusual.

But the thread title should still not be ambiguous click-bait in all-caps.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit party
« on: August 05, 2021, 05:03:19 PM »
I'll be bringing stone fruit, melons, papaya, and maybe blueberries.

Are you bringing blueberries just because you think you need to show proof of Vaccinium?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / [EU] Seeds Sold
« on: July 05, 2021, 09:42:41 AM »

On reflection if I do have male and bisex flowers would that make my trees trisex trees? I some female flowers were found also then they might be quadrisex trees. But alas I think I just have male and female flowers on them.

Common figs have just female flowers, whereas caprifigs have male and female. Therefore the species is deemed to be "gynodioecious."

Perhaps some Garcinias are "androdioecious." Though the analogy is not quite the same.

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