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Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« on: November 11, 2021, 02:09:25 PM »
Hello,

I have been dying to try gummy worm fruit/cecropia for a long time. I currently reside in california, but will be having a 4 hour layover tomorrow in fort lauderdale Fl. I know cecropia grows all over FL and this is the closest I am able to get to trying the fruit. Does anyone have any advice or tips on where I could possible find it? Either in the wild or a grower?

Any help or tips will be great

ps. only a 4 hour layover but im willing to do what I can to grab some. I would even be willing to buy some if anyone in the area has.

Thanks :)

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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2021, 02:31:47 PM »
You should have postponed your flight for a day or two in order to check out the Fruit and Spice Park as well as Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The fruit stand "Robert is Here" located near-ish to Miami may have them occasionally.
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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2021, 02:34:30 PM »
Arrrghhhh rats. I knew I should have done that :(

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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2021, 03:57:20 PM »
I think Robert Is Here ships fruit. Give em a call and see.

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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2021, 04:01:04 PM »
He does? Do you think cecropia would even make it to california? Seems to be so fragile.
If he has it in stock, I might try to quickly B-line during the lay over to grab it. Shot him a DM. But we shall see. Fingers crossed!

Any other leads would be amazing!

Thanks!

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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2021, 04:32:15 PM »
0% chance Cecropia fruit will ship normally not to mention with the delays the post office have normalized now.

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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2021, 05:07:43 PM »
Wonder if anyone freeze dries them?
I know Miami fruit is sold out

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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2021, 02:05:21 AM »
Wonder if anyone freeze dries them?
I know Miami fruit is sold out

We will be offering them freeze dried in the near future.

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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2021, 09:54:44 PM »
For what it is worth, I think they taste more like a cross between fig and honeydew melon. Texture and taste is not like a gummy worm. They do kinda look like one, though.

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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2021, 02:14:32 AM »
I grow it. No problem where I live. Good luck
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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2021, 07:54:46 PM »
Hey Chris, would you be willing to sell me a few of the fruit? No pressure

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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2021, 09:06:16 PM »
I second that

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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2021, 11:29:32 PM »
I saw that toptropicals just got some larger trees in if anyone is looking to grow them.

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Re: Fort Lauderdale/Cecropia?
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2021, 02:02:38 AM »
Unfortunately, Not fruiting at this time. I will take note
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