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ordered some, thanks!. how long do these take to propagate from seed without the use of GA3 (unavailable, where im at)
Soak in water overnight to rehydrate them. have fungicide on hand for damping off fungus.  they take a couple weeks to germinate. they can fruit 2.5 years old from seed. goodluck! Thank you for the support.

Still no responses.

Sorry, we do not have any grafted plants available or scions at this time. we are working to graft them and experimenting with rootstocks.

Very limited FL red available. Just added Yue Tang and Arcadia Tall Red.

I got my seeds in the mail super fast. Thank you! 8)
goodluck with them. I suggest to have fungicide nearby as they get damping off fungus easily.

Hi, are seeds still available here or on your website? I’d love to buy some. Thanks

Yes we still have seed available.

We escaped the cold and the cane continues to be available. Tropical fruit forum members Use the discount code to save 10%

thanks everyone.

possibly last call, there is some cold weather coming down and hope we dont get a freeze like last year. 

Also if anyone wants larger quantities and wants to come to the farm or wants juice please let me know.

Nice selection!

Disocunt code didnt work for me-

Thanks I just updated the code TFF10 should work now.


We specialize in unique rare and colorful varieties of cane.
For sale are sell fresh cut cuttings with viable buds for planting.  Most are softer shell canes that are easier to peel and chew. Others are harder hybrid canes that offer more resistance to diseases. All make good juice if you invest in a juicer. Our collection of canes come from all over the world, and we are happy to continue to offer the genetics to growers. Its hard to just pick one so we offer a multipack which includes 4 varieties if you cant choose!

Good for edible windbreaks or screen, many cane be groomed and grown as ornamental edibles also.

SPECIAL OFFER****We are offering 10% off to tropicalfruitforum members on sugar cane cuttings when you use Coupon Code: TFF10 at checkout****
Thank you for the support!

Are these less gritty?

yes, this fruit isnt described with much gritty texture the pulp is firm and meaty and smooth.. the grittiness ive noticed comes from the mushy fruit near the skin.

still have seed available

The best purple easy peel chewy sugar apple with a sweet berry juice flavor. This variety when grown from seed from first generation seeds seems to retain its desirable characteristics as reported from many other growers who first purchased this variety. Our mother trees are closely planted and isolated from other annonas which ensures good pollination and better chance of no cross pollination. They were not available in past years but we are happy they made it through the freezes and hurricane this year. These seeds are available now offered 5 seeds for $19.99 direct from the grower.

please check our site for more detailed descriptions and history of this variety here:

We also have other unique Annona species and tropical fruit offerings for sale. Your support is appreciated during this time.

Bill, Good looking Plants! All of the seedlings so far show chewy flesh and purple skin as our mother trees are isolated. Happy to report they withstood another hurricane also!

I sent you a PM

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dream Cherimoya
« on: November 18, 2021, 11:17:38 AM »
Nice job Mike, Dream itself was one of the best tasting annonas I have had.  Id be interested in testing out your new cross.  Id put it through its paces side by side of all my others.

regards Luke

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: October 08, 2021, 10:23:40 PM »
Just picked my very own Painter Cherilata. Beautiful tree and leaves.  Grafts well on pond apple.

First ‘Painter’ cherilata fruit. A ‘spain’ cherimoya crossed with a ‘Tikal’ reticulata custard apple I believe.
color is very good, sweet and firm flesh,  moist with strong strawberry(raspberry?) cream flavor. No perfume smell like pure reticulata fruits.  Does have some grainy sugar crystal texture in the dark pink near the skin like reticulata. One fruit was not enough -it leaves you wanting more!
This variety requires no hand pollination.  It precocious and makes many fruits. I have had to thin 15 or so fruits on a 2 year old tree.
Overall a top tier annona fruit and cant wait for the next one to ripen. Thanks John for creating this wonderful variety.

Steve from fruitscapes said they determined 'TIM' was identified as African Pride. 
not sure how this conclusion was made... I dont have african apride to compare my Tim to.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: harvest
« on: September 18, 2021, 08:11:16 PM »
thats what Steve told me also.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: harvest
« on: September 18, 2021, 05:12:59 PM »
that sugarlata looks nice

Regarding Tim ateymoya I have been told and confirmed it is African Pride. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 133+ lb jackfruit
« on: August 25, 2021, 10:28:07 AM »
Great work. I hope it makes it into the record books.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jakfruit looks sick
« on: July 20, 2021, 12:09:10 AM »
not sun burn. I have some jackfruit trees that do this as well. Its nutrional deficiency of some sort, been trying to work it out myself.

i assumed it was my well water affecting the ph and locking out mineral absorbtion. ive corrected with sulphur and adding organic fertilizer and supplementing with micros. 

Hey Josh, is this the vino tinto SSVT?  how was the flavor and fruit quality?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: In the market for mangoes
« on: May 09, 2021, 05:16:37 PM »
Great info Luke and Calypso unfortunately doesnt make the grade and cant compete. Its firmness, appearance and shelf life are great but what ends up in the super markets doesnt pass muster. You are the rarest of mango aficionados and may be able to answer some questions that have baffled others. If you have been to mango heartland in north queensland and sampled the wares you would have been overwhelmed by the dominance of bowen/kensington pride. Did you try many and what was you opinion of their quality? Are the floridian champs like orange sherbert and lemon zest better? The american mango palate seems to be tuned differently from that of Australians and Asians for that matter.

The bowen was underwhelming in my opinion. Seems to be lots of national pride for the mango in northern queensland. One property I stayed on was an old Bowen mango orchard and the cattle would eat them.

 I grow about 100 varities and bowen/ kensington pride  is not in my collection. The Calypso was so good ripe from the tree it reminded me of the florida mangos.  So much so I sourced and found Sensation.  Its a very old florida mango that fell out of favor here but is very large with purple blush.  It was used in the breeding of the calypso. 

Lemon zest is an amazing tasting mango. Im hoping for a good orange sherbert this year from my tree. i had one a few years ago but it was overripe.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: In the market for mangoes
« on: May 05, 2021, 11:15:22 PM »
Thanks for sharing Mike, thats a real bread basket that area, good to see newer mango varieties..

I supervised a mango harvest on a very large commercial mango farm over there a few years ago. It was the trademarked Calypso mango ( kensington pride x sensation). Those were a great tasting mango off the tree. weate tons that were too ripe for the packing houses. But they were picking them 'ripe green' and sending them to the local supermarkets. I went to Coles to buy the same mango and it wasnt nearly the same. I felt bad forthe consumer in the grocery stores.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sweet Maprang
« on: May 03, 2021, 06:41:09 PM »
Kai means 'egg' in Thai so that would refer to the shape.

'Wan' means sweet in Thai.

this should help understand the naming.

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