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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Your favorite South Florida Nursery
« on: October 02, 2021, 10:43:28 PM »
For Miami area I would definitely checkout Lara Farms for Camito, Mameys and much more

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Your favorite South Florida Nursery
« on: October 02, 2021, 10:41:37 PM »
Hi,

Who do you rate as the best nursery in South Florida? And do you know any nurseries that offer the service of planting the fruit trees for you?

Fruitscapes on Bokeelia  has provided me with more than I could ask for I highly recommend visiting them.
Also echo farms in North Fort Myers awesome nursery and farm.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Illama germination
« on: September 28, 2021, 05:50:54 AM »
I planted 12 Ilama seeds from last year and over 100 fresh seeds this year, I soaked seeds in Ga3 solution at 225ppm overnight. 
Almost 2 months from planting my results have been that only 1 seed from last year has sprouted while about a third of the fresh seeds have popped. I left one tray of fresh (30) seeds untreated as my control. None of the untreated seeds have popped.

As for the tree which the seed came from, its planted on private property and the owners/ renters are impolite not wanting to help a fruit collector. I have only been able to get fruit off the ground , I am not willing to cut scions from their tree. So i will have some seedling trees in future but unfortunately  scion wood not at this point.

As for the location of the tree the friend who showed me asked to keep it secret so I will stay true to his request.











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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cambuca Help
« on: September 25, 2021, 10:45:22 AM »
Looks typical for cambuca


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Odds & Sods - Plants For Sale
« on: August 28, 2021, 04:58:33 PM »
Sweet Uvaia arrived in mint condition, Ive ordered tuba, and Surinam cherry from kevin before and was impressed, reliable seller for sure.








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 133+ lb jackfruit
« on: August 26, 2021, 01:02:32 PM »
Did you cut all the other fruit off or do anything special for tree?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 133+ lb jackfruit
« on: August 24, 2021, 11:32:46 AM »
Puttin us on the Map!!! Way to go Man, congrats!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: basalt
« on: August 12, 2021, 06:16:15 AM »
It breaks down to rock dust which contains lots of nutrients and minerals in a long lasting form. You should also research vermiculite as a soil amendment which can slow leaching of nutrients in sandy soils, retain moisture while providing aeration and regulate soil temperature.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit varieties with least latex?
« on: August 12, 2021, 05:00:34 AM »
J31,J33,J36,J40, amber, all chempajacks including cheena,

Mike did you mean j 30?

My j 31 has tons of latex. Taste fine and produces a lot but it has plenty of latex

Is your tree grafted?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit varieties with least latex?
« on: August 12, 2021, 04:59:47 AM »
My J31 seedling has no latex if pick tree ripe

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Sprawling growth habit like CC.
Ive let the tree fruit heavy again for second year so it hasn’t got to much growth time.
Fruit has been clean without spraying.


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Venus has dropped a few but still loaded with green fruit, the taste has been exquisite, like a late season oversized Orange sherbet.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soft jackfruit variety
« on: August 04, 2021, 10:22:50 AM »
Echo Farms sold me a J31 seedling that has turned out to be an excellent easy peel Jakfruit, the taste is banana foster x bubblegum, Ive made some more room to trial out another 2 seedlings from this tree.






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilization for grafted mango tree
« on: July 27, 2021, 02:53:14 PM »
Composted Chicken manure is the least expensive store bought fertilizer  I've found.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How do you fight papaya fruit fly?
« on: July 21, 2021, 12:00:52 PM »
Lara farms claims to have guava variety with thicker skin that makes it resistant to fruit fly, this may hold true for some varieties of papaya? Solo and red lady varieties have proven non resistant here.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How do you fight papaya fruit fly?
« on: July 19, 2021, 11:56:34 AM »
They are very problematic for guava, surinam cherry, papaya and can even get into sapodilla, best option is bag the fruit you wish to eat while its green.

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Isan Indigo seedling flowered at 6 months from seed


Couple Thai Lessard seedlings flowered at 6 months also but  I think 2 years from seed is average.
https://youtu.be/ZdRg6mH5Apk

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The seeds I grew from Thai variety have all produced similar tasting fruit, the main variance being size of fruits. Its a great variety with chewy flesh.

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First  sops of season starting to ripen up now, trees are flowering also, maybe another crop later in the year?!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Malformed Mangoes
« on: June 15, 2021, 07:44:04 PM »
Found one really prime specimen of a Horny Mango and another Siamese twin hookup,








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Composted Manure is the $hit, im sure all your trees would benefit from a lite sprinkling. You should have seen the worm activity in this pile!


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings Local Pickup
« on: May 31, 2021, 08:10:00 PM »
“Sabara” Jaboticaba 3 Gallon $25
4 Available


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings Local Pickup
« on: May 31, 2021, 08:08:41 PM »
Red Jaboticaba in half gallon pot 2 for 20$
Several available


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings Local Pickup
« on: May 31, 2021, 08:07:00 PM »
Red Jaboticaba $25 3 Gallon
Several trees available


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings Local Pickup
« on: May 31, 2021, 08:05:08 PM »
Black Grumichama  3 Gallon $20
Seeds sourced locally, several trees available


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