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Tropical Fruit Discussion / --
« on: February 25, 2022, 12:59:39 AM »
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tissue culture
« on: February 23, 2022, 10:08:24 PM »
TC or Tissue Culture. This method while expensive seems to show a lot of promise for plant propagation. Is there anyone out there doing TC? This is a fascinating branches of botany and could prove a useful asset to the rare fruit community. I would love to learn more about it. I know some nurseries/labs do some plants for production but I feel like the citizen scientist could benefit from more discussion around these techniques

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Hello TFF Members

I am considering importing Giant Mulchi (Shawi - Plinia Inflata) seeds from Ecuador. Is there any interest in these seeds? DHL shipping is expensive for a small box so I was considering adding more seeds to my order to alleviate costs.






Seeds would be around 10$/piece

Please reply directly on the post -- no need to message at this time

Best regards


3-9-2022 Update: Some seeds area available and ready to ship in the US. $10.00 each for TFF members

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Hello everyone I have some seeds for Annona Tomentosa - a dwarf Annona species with tasty fruits from Brazil for sale

Seeds are $12.00/pc plus shipping. Limited quantities. Ships from US









Best Regards

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Kauai Fruits - January
« on: January 04, 2022, 10:44:38 PM »
Hello everyone I will be visiting Kauai in about 2 weeks. I know some fruits that are in season are mangosteen, rambutan, and some rare durian.

Are there any others popping off right now? Does anyone live in Kauai?

I will of course be visiting farmers markets and some private farms but just wondering if anyone else lives there and has any fruit for sale

If anyone is interested in meeting or sharing fruit or showing their farm I would make it worth their while!

Give thanks, Feel free to message or respond to this post

Driftwood

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Feijoa (pineapple guava)
« on: November 03, 2021, 12:58:48 PM »
In search of established feijoa plants (pineapple guava). Doesn't need to be grafted but I would be interested in grafted varieties. I am not interested in baby seedlings can grow those myself. looking for 1-4 year old small tree. Must be able to ship to Arizona. Thanks in advance

Best regards,

Driftwood

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / driftwood 2021 plant sale
« on: August 28, 2021, 09:09:27 PM »
Hello Everyone

Selling my first plants on this forum

I have some extra Inga Edulis - Ice Cream Beans from a productive tree in 4 inch pots. These are ready to take off!! asking 25$/pc plus shipping



please private message with inquiry

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wild Paw Paw
« on: August 12, 2021, 06:38:45 PM »
Hello everyone I stumbled on a wild paw paw patch here in the Northern Midwest. Very cold hardy. I will be collecting seeds next month. Feel free to reply if you are interested
























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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Land purchasing and search discussion
« on: August 03, 2021, 09:30:38 PM »
Good evening everybody.

Normally I am intrigued on topics pretty much only on plants, trees, and seeds but tonight I have something else on my mind. This is mainly questions for anyone who grows fruit professionally. (No shade on balcony and backyard growers, feel free to chime in as well)

I am a young man from the US and love growing my seeds in containers and eating fresh fruit from the market and learning about botany in general. But I deeply desire to grow my own orchard.

I know the hard work it can take as I have rented a 15 acre farm in New Mexico in the past and have lived in San Diego County and Puerto Rico and been a caretaker for various properties. By trade I am a graphic designer, landscaper, and carpenter. However it seems like land ownership is constantly out of reach for me and I no longer have a desire in renting someone's land and improving it for their benefit.

It seems like good agricultural land is going up drastically in price. Not to mention areas that are subtropical and tropical like SD and Homestead. Even the gulf coast of florida is going up. I am not very interested in becoming a zone pusher and try greenhouses in places like arizona or texas, I would rather work in a place where I am able to grow the plants I would like to grow.

I do know that we are about to experience a pretty large land shift over the next decade, due to large land owners aging. I am willing to be patient for the right time and the right piece of land and the right price. I am building up my knowledge and skills, asking questions, and meeting people. But I want to know, how many people grow fruit as their sole income? Or do people mainly have a different profession? and move to growing fruit as they acquire land? Or was the land already in your family?

I am putting out the call to the universe for a teacher. I am looking for experienced fruit growers or nursery owners who have some advice for a young guy starting out or maybe want an apprentice in the future. Do you think there are any older farm owners who would be interested in a sort of "passing on"/rent to own kind of deal as you teach the ins and outs? I am also open to doing a longer intensive study through several seasons with somebody here in the US or even another country. The 12 tribes in Bokeelia tried to recruit me to their mango farm, but I didn't feel like joining a cult this year. Not interested in wwoofing and giving away free labor either. I have been down that road already

I will probably be going back to work at a plant nursery soon that mainly deals with landscaping plants. Part of me wants to move back to Puerto Rico as land is the cheapest there for me. But if my savings run out, I am not sure what I would supplement with while trees get established and I am running the farm.

What would you tell your younger self if you were in my position? How did you get to be where you are today? How hard is it to get a job maintaining an orchard or nursery operation? Also, if you werent were you are now and could purchase anywhere, where would it be?

resources, good advice, bad advice, is all welcome. Thanks for reading. Be well everyone

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Searching for fruits in SW FL
« on: July 19, 2021, 02:16:32 PM »
Looking to buy some of the best organic mangos in FT Myers/Naples area. Also interested in soursop, sugar apple. Going to go check out Pine island this weekend but any farm or market suggestions would be amazing! have been to fruitscapes, painters, and la vang before. thanks in advance!

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