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It's been raining & windy here and some of my branches from the KT3 & KT9 have too many fruits hanging, so I need to trim some branches before they break off. So next week after the rain stops, I will be selling a limited quantiy of cuttings from my seedling trees to registered forum members.

I do not plan to sell any loquat cuttings this year, but due to the weather, I will share this rare selection to our members. KT3 fruit shape is elongated, large, flesh is white/light yellow. Taste is very good. KT9 fruit looks similar to Big Jim but fruit seems to be a little larger, could be a cross of Big Jim with one of the other 50 varieties that was grafted on my tree at the time I planted the seeds. KT9 has orange flesh, very sweet, some people say it is one of the best tasting, no tartness when ripe. I would rate both of these in my top 5 best tasting of the 25 seedling trees that have fruited for me.

Closed now.

It's been windy here and some of my branches from the KT1-Kosmic loquat have broken so I will have scionwood for sale this week.

I do not plan to sell this seedling variety for the rest of this year so anyone who wants it should buy it now. This tree is one of my most productive tree I have, it has so many fruits each year that I need to watch how many fruits are on each branch or it will break off.

==>  see new update on 4/16/23 below <===

Tropical Fruit Discussion / "Passiflora-quadrangularis Challenge"
« on: March 13, 2023, 09:29:25 PM »
The "Passiflora-quadrangularis Challenge" winner will get the following:

1. Winner gets to name this seedling variety.
2. Winner will receive either $50 Paypal credit (from me) or $50 worth of items when
    I sell any fruit tree cuttings. Or the choice of any 1 cutting from my loquat collection
   (81 varieties).

-> See special note below (3-23-23) on loquat variety

-> I'm not sure if our Admin will allow direct $50 payment to your account.

Here's the Challenge Rules:
1. Must be a forum member for minimum of 6 months, live in the USA.
2. You must get the cuttings of the vine from me, so I will log your username.
3. I have the right to refuse to enter anyone (if you're on my No Sell list).
4. Winner: First person who gets the cuttings and grows the first fruit must PM me, and then post here a photo of the fruit. Let us know how it tastes.
5. Challenge will go for this year and 2024 until someone gets the fruit.
6. Any questions or clarification on the rules, please post here.


If you want to get in on this Challenge, then you will need to get some cuttings from me so I can log down your name to be entered. Here's the For Sale (Free Cuttings). First come first serve for these cuttings. Once I run out, there will be no more.


I'll give additional information on this later tonight. Also will post some photos of the cuttings, size of small box and medium box cuttings.


Here's are some pointers from Hoang on best method to root/graft the cuttings, and then once it grows into a vine, how to get fruits to set.

1. To root cuttings in a pot, use a mixture of coco mix/coir and potting mix. Ratio should be 4:1. Keep temperature above 60F. Should root in 2+wks.

2. I have also rooted these cuttings in jar of water, then moved them into a pot.

3. To graft cuttings, it can be grafted on passiflora (i.e. Frederick, Red Rover). Use scion cutting with 2-3 leaf buds. After attaching to rootstock, cover with a plastic bad. This worked fine for me with Hoang's p. decaisneana.

4. Best chance for fruit, if it flowers in July/August. To force flowers you can feed manure 1/2 feet away from vine trunk.

5. To set fruits, hand pollinate with P. alata, PQML, P.decaisneana. I tried hand pollination using its own pollen and it did not set fruit.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / For Sale: Purple Passion Fruit vine
« on: March 12, 2023, 04:14:04 PM »
For any forum members, I have a purple passion fruit vine that I will be cutting this week.
Fruit looks similar to Frederick, but sometimes it has round fruits. Taste is similar to Frederick/Red Rover.

Cost for cuttings, $3 each.
Length of cutting depends on shipping box size below.

The two shipping option I will use is:
1. USPS priority mail, small box, $10.20 (box size is 2"x5"x8")  -> can fit maybe 4 cuttings with no leaves

2. USPS priority mail, medium box, $17.10 (box size is 11"x6"x8") -> can fit maybe 5-6 cuttings with some leaves

Sales is for this week only (3/13-3/17), ship to lower 48 states.

Paypal, Friends & Family payment.

Send me a PM if you are interested in some cuttings.

Here's the photo of the fruits.

For any forum members, I cut most of my Passiflora-quadrangularis vine down and will be giving them away, buy you will need to pay for the cost to ship. This P. quad will probably need to be hand pollinated to get fruits. I have not hand pollinated any for fruit so you can try it.

The two shipping option I will use is:  I'm changing the size of the medium box
1. USPS priority mail, small box, $10.20 (box size is 2"x5"x8")  -> can fit 7 cuttings with no leaves

2. USPS priority mail, medium box, $17.10 (box size is 12"x3"x14") -> can fit 10-12 cuttings with no leaves. Cutting length will be longer.

Sales is for this week only (3/13-3/17), ship to lower 48 states.
-> I will extend this sale to end of next week, 3/24/23. I have all the cuttings ready to pack and ship.

Paypal, Friends & Family payment.

Send me a PM if you are interested in some cuttings.

I will be posting on the discusson section about a "Passiflora-quadrangularis Challenge."
Winner will be able to name this unknown seedling variety and will win $50.

Click on this link to get more details on the Challenge, it starts now.

Here's the photo of the flowers.

I'm looking for a few cuttings of the passiflora edulis called black magic.

If you have this one, please send me a PM. I can buy 2 cuttings or if you want to trade, I have loquats, mulberries, and persimmon for trade.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Loquat ripening in February ?
« on: February 05, 2023, 02:40:27 PM »
I'm in SoCal and have one seedling loquat tree that is fruiting now, and it has some ripe fruits in February. I tasted a few ripe fruits, and it was sweet.

Anyone else have early ripening loquats on their trees?

All my other loquat varieties have green fruits, but none have ripened this early. 

I'm interested in buying the following white sapote cuttings:

1. Fairhaven -JF seedling tree of Suebelle
2. Grand - seedling of McDill
3. Sunset
4. Rainbow

I may be able to trade a few cuttings from my Super Sweet or Younghan's Gold.
If you know any nursery that carries any of them, please let me know.

For Sale::

These cuttings are from an old tree, 40+ yrs, planted in my parents yard. Fruits are non-astringent, larger than fuyu or jiro, very sweet, seedless.

I have some non-astringent asian persimmon cuttings for sale:
1. Cuttings are $5 each
2. Shipping, USPS priority mail, $10
3. Cuttings will be 1/4"-7/16" diameter, length 6"-8" long.
4. Only shipping to lower 48 states
5. Paypal payment only, For Friends and Family.

Send me a PM if interested.

I have the right to refuse sale to anyone.

Here's some photos of the fruits and cuttings.

Can anyone help me identify this fruit on the tree. It may be a grapefruit or pomelo.

I will not be able to tell what fruit yet, when it is ripe I should be able to taste it.
This fruit is interesting in that it has the pitam (tip) that I don't see in most fruits.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / close
« on: December 29, 2022, 01:56:27 AM »

Citrus General Discussion / Citrus Fruits - Ripe in SoCal December-January
« on: December 14, 2022, 03:10:28 PM »
Picked some ripe fruits this week.

Citrus General Discussion / Fingered Citron Fruit
« on: December 14, 2022, 11:51:26 AM »
Buddha's Hand citrus fruit, anyone else growing this one?

I'm not sure what use there is, maybe ornamental. If you grow this fruit, please mention how you use the fruit.

-symbol of happiness and long life, good fortune.

I grafted a few branches with the Buddha's Hand and got my first fruit this year. Here's some photos of the only fruit.  If you have fruits, please post some photos of your Buddha's Hand.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Makrut lime
« on: November 22, 2022, 06:21:56 PM »
I have a Makrut lime tree which has been giving some fruits. I know people like to use the leaves for cooking, dishes.

I wanted to ask if anyone ever use the juice from this fruit. It seems to have lots of juice in each small fruit so it is nice, but I didn't know if it can be used for anything.

Here's my fruit photos.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Yucatan Custard Apple Hybrids ?
« on: November 21, 2022, 12:45:45 AM »
Does anyone have Franks seedlings of these yucatan custard apple hybrids?

1. Uxmal rojo
2. Tizimin rojo
3. Merida amarillo

He was selling 12 seedling trees in 2020 and i wanted to see if anyone that purchased it can provide status of how their tree is doing now.

I got 2 from Frank, the Uxmal rojo and Merida amarillo, but the Uxmal died so I only have Merida now. My tree is in a pot, grew to about 5 ft tall now.

Anyone know when these seedlings would start to fruit?

I had to remove more branches from my KT3-Sheri Lynn loquat tree today..

This is a new variety introduction from my seedling collection. It is one of my favorite loquat fruit, very good taste, texture is more like a Vista White, flesh is white, fruit size medium.

The grafts and tree are a vigorous grower, much more than other varieties I grow.

Sale is Closed now.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Deleted- CLOSED
« on: October 17, 2022, 10:58:02 PM »
 This sale is over on 10/31

I need to cut a few more branches from my tree. This sale will be for a short time, only cutting maybe 12 cuttings of each..

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Closed (Contest)
« on: October 17, 2022, 02:23:22 AM »

I'm looking for a few cuttings of either of these two passion fruits below:

1. Jamaican lilikoi (Passiflora laurifolia)
2. quadrangularis

I would trade you for same number of cuttings from my passiflora decaisneana.
I got my cuttings from Hoang, here's his post earlier

If you have a vine that can be cut let me know.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / (Contest)- CLOSED, Winner
« on: October 11, 2022, 05:11:37 PM »
It looks like i can take a few more cuttings from my seedling tree which has very good tasting fruits (white flesh, sweet no acid) so I will have this last contest for the year again for a chance to win a free KT3 scion cutting. This is my reserve variety which I have not sold much of, and it will not be sold next year.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Deleted (Contest)- CLOSED, Winner
« on: October 11, 2022, 05:05:38 PM »
It looks like i can take a few more cuttings from my seedling tree which has very good tasting fruits (white/yellow flesh, sweet no acid) so I will have this last contest for the year again for a chance to win a free KT1 scion cutting.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Deleted -- Contest #8 - CLOSED
« on: October 10, 2022, 03:02:43 PM »
Contest will end on OCt 31.

It looks like i can take a few more cuttings from my Peluche grafts so I will have this last contest for the year again for a chance to win a free Peluche scion cutting.

This loquat cutting will be from my grafted tree that is a proven Peluche with the large orange flesh fruits. The origin of this Peluche source is Adam (Flying Fox Fruits). My tree has fruited for 2 years, currently has many large green fruits on them now. When the fruits ripen, I will post some photos and follow up on the taste comparison to my other varieties. Last year I gave it a taste rating of 8-9 out of 10 (best). I do not taste any funny taste, or mushy texture that a few members here have stated, maybe they have a problem with their rootstock? If there is any flavor/taste that is negative, I will mention it on my review this season.

Here's the free contest rules: 
1. Only open to forum members that have been a member for at least 1 year. month
2. For those who live in contiguous (lower 48 states) USA.
3. You will need to pay for handling/shipping of $11, USPS priority mail, small box.
4. Cutting will be 1/4"-3/8" hardened wood. Tree is a vigorous grower.
5. Contest will go on until some lucky person guesses the correct answer.
6. You must post your guess here, do not send me a PM.

I have the right to refuse to offer this to anyone that is on my bad (no sell) list.

7. Pick a number in the range of 1-100, only TWO guesses per member.

-> I will use a random number generator to pick the winning number now.
I will check in each day to see if anyone has won. Once there is a winner, I will post it, and send a PM to the winner. The winner has 1 week to confirm they want the cutting.

Anyone growing either Younghan's Gold or Supersweet white sapote?

I have both, also Bonita Springs. Just wondering if anyone has tasted these two Florida varieties and which one they liked better.

This is the first year I have fruits that will grow to full size on my grafts, so I hope to do a taste comparison in a month or so and report my findings. If you have any photos of the fruits, I would like to see it so please post it here.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Flying Dragon Seeds - Closed
« on: September 13, 2022, 06:43:04 PM »
I will have limited supply of the FD seeds from my tree.

Selling 30 fresh seeds.
Total cost is $15, only one order per customer.

Lower 48 states, if you state does not allow seeds from CA, then please don't order it.
Paypal payment only. Send me PM if interested.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Closed: Mulberry Cuttings
« on: August 27, 2022, 03:27:30 PM »
Update:  I just cut more branches from my tree this week.

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