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How do you send the seeds, in what kind of medium? Coco fibre oder spaghnum moss?

I still have 3 plants left ;-)

How ist the taste of hirsutus?

I am offering a few plants of this very unique guava from Mexico. Plants will be shipped from Germany.

Cost for one plant 20 EUR.

Shipping costs: 8,89 EUR without tracking or 13,99 EUR with Tracking

Citrus General Discussion / Re: looking for interesting varieties
« on: May 08, 2022, 04:09:59 AM »
Using Google translate for German-English translations results in quite novel terminology. "Base" for rootstock, "refinement" for grafting. Horticulture terms may not be the programmers' familiar vocabulary.

Google translator is very bad for sure. The best translator I know of is this one:

Citrus General Discussion / Video of great nursery in Italy
« on: May 07, 2022, 06:42:50 PM »
I just found this video of this amazing nursery in Italy:

I have never been there, but I did order a few plants online from them. Customer service (in English) is excellent, so the plants I received. I am very happy with my purchase :-)

Here is the link to this nursery:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red abiu, "abiú roxo", what is that?
« on: December 22, 2021, 05:17:11 PM »
This is caimito, which fruit is outside red and the pulp is very similar to abiu ;-)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona coriacea
« on: October 31, 2021, 03:47:41 PM »
 :o :o :o do you only have one plant? good luck!  ;)

PM sent

I am very sorry for all the confiscated seeds. In my opinion if you order only a few seeds, then cutoms will no notice it or bother about, but if the amount of seeds is bigger, then the risk of loosing it increases...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit season now in WEST BORNEO
« on: August 23, 2021, 04:43:26 PM »
I liked a lot youf video despite i do not understand the language  ;D

This is probably Musa basjoo...

Do you need G3 or G1 is also ok? PM send ;-)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sapotaceae wanted
« on: June 13, 2021, 09:29:53 AM »
I currently have a few p.viridis, canistel and sapodilla seeds. all fresh. send me a PM if you are interested.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Where to buy trees overseas?
« on: April 28, 2021, 05:32:45 PM »
I know a few nurseries in Europ selling tropical fruit trees. But after Brexit I don't know if they can send plants to Uk and I don't know if they would send plants to Gambia.

Shipping plants is risky and very expensive. My advice is to start with seeds, which grow very fast in tropical climate. Seeds can survive weeks and even month in the mail, while plants are very perishable. Later he can also consider ordering budwood for grafting...

Here are good nurseries in Spain:

What a fruit display!!  :o :P

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Ross Sapotes and Canistels
« on: April 19, 2021, 08:17:37 AM »
Unlike all my other pouterias, my ross suffers a lot from chlorosis and is also y very poor bearer. Do I have those problems maybe because my ross is grafted on canistel?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Graft sun protection?
« on: April 13, 2021, 05:36:39 PM »
The fastest, easiest and cheapest method is to paint the trees with chalk. You take a brush and splash it on the trees. This will protect them like an sun lotion and does not harm them. The new groth under the painted leaves will be well adapted to the sun and heat. This method works great for all kind of tropical fruit trees. Here are some examplres from the research station...

Hi Richard,

I am using a heat mat  and I removed gently the seed coat. Now they are starting to germinate, but the tap root is developing pretty slow. It is the slowliest pouteria I have ever germinated, usually they germinate and grow fast... but patience pays of they say...  ;D  ::)

In Winter it should get below 10 Celsius. If he has a hot, dry and sunny Summer, then he should use shade cloth in order to filter 30% of the sun light. Otherwise the plants suffer too much stress.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Graft sun protection?
« on: April 12, 2021, 09:25:46 AM »
Wirst wrap the scions in parafilm to keep the moisture. Them paint the graft with chalk, this reflects the sun and keeps it cool. Once the scion starts to grow, the buds will push through the pafarilm and chalk and should handle the sun and heat well.

BTW, when you put a plant in ground (move it from the green house to outdoors) it is a good method to paint the whole plant with chalk in order to protect from hot and dry climate. I have written before about in the forum...

My seeds arrived very fast and shipping method is perfect. My inga seeds have already sprouted. Thank you very much Richard! :-)

However my taturuba seeds show no sign of germination after two weeks. How long do taturuba seeds usually take to germinate?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cinnamon apple Pouteria hypoglauca
« on: April 02, 2021, 05:26:08 AM »
This is also my experience...

My experience is that this tree is a very slow grower.

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