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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rollinia growing tips
« on: November 09, 2023, 11:39:48 AM »
They like lots of sun, lots of water, and flower and fruit better when fertilized. My compost bin started leaking into the root field. Better flowering followed, along with fruits.

Thanx RoblackÖ That's very useful advice for any of us who're trying to grow a biribŠ!

Mine is getting two of the requirements: full sun & lotsa water.

Mine bloomed finally late spring this year but set no fruit. (I'm guessing that was a 'trial run'.)

Obviously I'm going to have to feed it more generously.


Paul M.

How old is it?

I ordered seeds from overseas without a permit, and they got confiscated last year. Itís been on my mind recently and Iím wondering if because of that, Iím on some sort of list? What do you guys think? I do plan on getting my permit eventually but I donít plan on buying any seeds overseas for a while, just not interested in anything right now

Itís quickly starting to decline as it needs more and more water each day in such a small pot, it had a huge growth spurt in the last 3 months, and I have a 15gal pot to put it in, but Iím wondering if Iím wasting my soil and space on this seedling. Are Lisa seedlings worth growing out. Is it true theyíll really produce a ďbadĒ fruit. Mind you Iíve never even had an atemoya or cherimoya, and I probably at a squamosa when I was a little kid. I have a huge thriving Rollinia, a painters Rollinia, an ilama, and a sugar apple all in 5-6 gal pots that are 3-4 foot tall. Expectedly the ilama is doing the worst but I think thatís on me for ignoring my plants and not uppotting them. The Rollinia and sugar apple are very mature looking so Iím gonna uppot them, not sure what to do with the ilama. I want to take care of these, but I fear Iím wasting my time. The ilama has the burnt leaves. Not from nitrogen but from the harsh sun and not realizing the sprinklers didnít catch it hidden away

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ultimate potted plant food forest?
« on: October 04, 2023, 02:01:41 AM »

huh? anyone know what this person is talking about? im rarely on here

I keep seeing many ilama seeds with various names referring to different foods and flavors. Can you guys give me a good rundown on ilama taste based on its flesh and skin color, if it even matters? I get people saying raspberry, candy, cotton candy; I've even seen someone name one as vanilla. Help, I have to decide what I'm going to grow. I don't want one because it's rare and does not taste good when it fruits in a few years. Give me as many descriptions as you want, please. I also plan on growing it in pots; hopefully, if the oldest one I currently have fruits and my parents like, I can put it in the ground, although even that is risky.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Flying fox fruits "you pick" fruits
« on: October 04, 2023, 01:09:05 AM »

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: LF Annona jamaicensis
« on: May 27, 2023, 04:15:09 PM »
Wow! I was unaware of this species. I know the species name applies to the country it is endemic to, but it shares the name with my first hunting partner, Buteo jamaicensis, the red tailed hawks. Before my main passion became growing rare fruits, it was growing psilocybin mushrooms, before that it was growing Cannabis, and before all my botanical passions in my life my msim passion was falconry... my first red tailed hawk was named "Bella", which is why I'm trying to track down Manilkara bella seeds/plants...
It's interesting how our past and present interests influence the one another.

Now I need this Annona sp....

Doesnít look like it
Did anyone ever source any seeds?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Psidium germination tips
« on: April 26, 2023, 02:49:15 PM »
I've collected psidium species in the past four months, and not one has sprouted.

I have had them in moist peat moss in the warm Fl sun for about 1-2 months; the seeds are still hard, not rotten. Should I soak them in ga3 for a day?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best tasting Plinia?
« on: March 23, 2023, 12:06:18 PM »
Looking to start a collection of them soon but due to seed-to-fruit time being so long on this genus id rather wait a long while for the best tasting ones instead of random varieties.

I just added a couple of Kwai Muks [Artocarpus parvus - wrongly called A. hypargyreus] which are in 5 gals. but have taken off briskly right after repotting them, already making new terminal growth and leaves.  They are supposed to be cold tolerant down to 25ļF so we'll see if they are after a warm season of growing this year.

Also added two small Olosapos [Couepia polyandra] out of curiosity.  These will have to be given some protections from the cold I suspect, but they're worth a gamble.

Fingers X-ed!

Can Kwai muk bear fruit in pots?
Paul M.

Let me know

Right now Iím focusing on psidiums

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Ilama seeds
« on: March 09, 2023, 06:58:30 PM »
Anyone have some for sale?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / LF a grafted Abiu
« on: February 08, 2023, 11:43:13 PM »
anyone know where I could get a small grafted tree, preferably shipped?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Thoughts on 9waters?
« on: January 10, 2023, 03:23:11 PM »
Would you say their prices are good? Reasonable? Great? Seedlings healthy etc?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling fresh kwai muk seeds - usa
« on: December 28, 2022, 06:04:32 PM »
seeds still available? Still viable

According to the table on the first page of this discussion, paw paw has approximately 2,000 times the annonacin content of atemoya. Presuming this was indeed the causitive factor,  I would need to consume over 600,000 lbs of atemoya pulp in 10 years to get the same effect. Put another way, that is  167 pounds a day for 10 years. I think I'm safe.

This is great news, here I was thinking being an Annona Enthusiast was a death sentence

Similar to the Asunta line, is anyone working on their range of hybrids or breeding line for special traits such as the sweetest fruit, fastest-growing, (I forgot the term but) a plant that flowers early or heavily, etc.
My first hybrid to start my breeding line is Monocanthus x Undatus

If you do breed df, what tips do you have? What genetics to get into my line next? what genetics to leave out? These were just some questions I thought of just now.

What exactly is Orange Cotrg? How long does it take from seed to fruit?

Sold out before I found out the site was back up, anyone have any for sale? Seeds or seedling

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Annona Black
« on: September 19, 2022, 03:03:42 PM »
Knowing my luck fruitsy farms would be back up and of course, I missed out on the things I wanted to get while in stock.

Does anyone have seeds for this Annona?

It says there's no shipping available for my address. ? gonna contact them

Hi guys, i have a few Imbe seedlings for sale. $20 plus shipping $12.
Will ship out on Monday/Tuesday. Plants are grown in soil less medium but please check your state rules and regulations before you order.
Paypal payment to with your forum name and shipping address in the note section.


How long does it take to fruit from seed?

At what age do they usually flower?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiu finally producing
« on: September 08, 2022, 08:56:10 PM »
It is common for seedling abiu to be bland and watery tasting, which is why some nurseries only sell grafted plants.  The Z varieties Iíve tried are very tasty with hints of vanilla and caramel

Is there anywhere to buy a grafted one online?

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