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Great deals.

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Welcome to the forum!
I grow a lot of tropical fruits up here in my greenhouse
They all stay small due to pruning and pot size and tiger factors
Mostly everything can be grown in pots
If you have any questions about a particular plant or how Iím set up, feel free to send me a pm.
Looks like we are in similar growing zones

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Iíve shipped out everything today
Shipping was very much money more than I estimated
my mom got the cost donít pay me anything ::)
Heheheha


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Ian Prep
« on: October 01, 2022, 09:38:08 PM »
I hope everyone affected by the hurricane is safe. The pine island area really got hit hardÖ


Jabba the Hut
Are you ok?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Does this look like Psidium Longipetiolatum?
« on: September 29, 2022, 07:27:50 PM »


Hereís what mine look like

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Does this look like Psidium Longipetiolatum?
« on: September 29, 2022, 02:13:27 PM »
Isnít the fruit of longipetiolatum supposed to be red?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Jaboticaba 45 ACT giveaway conclusion
« on: September 26, 2022, 09:15:27 PM »
To the people who won: sorry for shipping delay. This week is midterms/finals so Iím a bit busy will try to get them out before the end of the week! Thanks for understanding!

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I grew several melons, not this one, all supposed to be sweet. Most have reviews saying they're not sweet, but a few reviews say they're sweet and tasty. I waited until I could smell them from 10 feet away to pick--or let them drop, tried letting them ripen on the counter. Great smell, nice musky flavor, but not sweet. Tried again the next year with more varieties, same result. I think they need to be dry farmed in arid conditions to get sweet, and even then maybe my expectations were just too high. I mentioned this to SeaWalnut, who said you have to put sugar on them. Still I read about these Central Asian melons that are supposed to taste like Creme Brulee, and wonder if I just need to try one more variety, one more growing season.
Interesting notes
I grew these inside the greenhouse very neglected so they were bone dry most of the time. But again why a brix of 8?! I have more questions than answers and I hope to answer them next year.

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Hey: if I remember correctly, these melons aren't actually supposed to be very sweet, it's more about the complex flavor and aroma, and, you can assist the flavor by adding a little sugar to it.  My intention here is not to trigger some members into a discussion of why or why you don't do that.. I know that whole concept of adding such seasonings will be controversial, I am simply relaying what the guy suggested. 

J45: if you have any left, or if you do try to grow them again next year, and have similar results, try adding a little sugar or salt, I'm really curious.  It's cool you got fruit without netting!  Some of mine last year were super mealy.  Here's my thread from last year for comparison: https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=45294.0

I will try growing them again next year for laughs.  I didn't have the room for them this year.  Family has a couple growing and they will be ripe in a couple weeks, but, they are very small and have been neglected.

PS: Sometimes I salt mangoes and watermelon, or salt and/or sugar tomato sauce.
Thanks for the write up!
FYI I got the seeds from strom!
the underipe one tasted like a good canteloupe with good flavor. I might grow other qualirty canteloupes and compare and contrast them with the romain one.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling red jabo starts
« on: September 23, 2022, 09:22:42 AM »
Sold. Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling red jabo starts
« on: September 22, 2022, 11:26:17 PM »
I've got 10
6-8 month old red jabo plants
since i'm going to be shipping a lot of plants I figured I might just let these all go.
$25 for all including shipping.

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OK here are the winners
1. NateTheGreat off by 3
2/3. Ognin525 off by 4
2/3. Paraponera off by 4
4/5/6. Elouicious, Okvid, and FLManDan all off by 5
Congratulations!
And I'll do a spin wheel for plinia rara. Everyone who participated is included. that's a 1 in 26 chance. Yeah not good odds for you lol.

Since there are 6 winners, I'll give out another grafted scarlet to keep it fair.
If in a tie for a spot, whoever posted the guess first will get first pick
so nate gets first, ognin gets second, paraponera gets third, FL dan man for fourth, Okvid 5th, and eluoicious 6
I think that's fair. It should be
Anyways let me spin the wheel...
Ok John Travis has won the plinia rara

I hope everyone enjoyed this giveaway
And thanks everyone for the support it means a lot to me.
Lets keep growing rare fruit trees for now. And now I can relax for a bit...Uh oh now comes PSAT... ;D
And I'm still not done with ACT...there's a mandatory one for juniors in the spring. Anyways no stress for that now that I'm done!
Cheers!






First spin I did everyone was included

Iíll send pms to the winners

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Hereís the plants that are going to be given away
Since I hit my target score Iíll give the rara away also
I donít think anyone guessed my score
So Iíll do a spin the wheel of everyone who participated
The rara looks really bad lol but itís alive and should recover
Whoever wins it Iíll give the choice of shipping now or waiting until it recovers and then ship

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ok
Let me calculate the winners!
Thanks everyone who wished me well! I really appreciate it!

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We did it!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Misc Pouterias, bearing time from seed?
« on: September 20, 2022, 02:01:11 PM »
Thanks, that is encouraging to hear.  I can deal with more time if they don't take up a huge amount of space.  I am now at a phase where I am using many of my in-ground greenhouse spots for big seedling trees that I've never tried before, knowing that most of them will be chopped down after I get to try the fruit.  If I can keep them in 20-25gal pots they can probably stay forever
I totally understand you. Space is so limited so I only put the good trees in ground.
white sapote, lychee, mango, guava, jabo, and lemon drop and starfruit
They are subject to change at any given moment but I love all those fruit maybe the gauva might get the axe one day, but I need to see how it does in the long run before that. Everything else is in pots
I was talking to another grower in SFL and he said why plant in ground...mangoes in 25 gallon pots will make 20-25 per tree when big. So my new goal is get more mangoes and grow them in pots also. IN ground stuff is harder than pots. I've also seen abiu flowering in 25 gallon pots.

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Alright Contest is over.
I'll get back with scores and who won later today.
Cheers!

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Score are here!!!!! Just got the email! I am too scared to check :P
Well I'll give people until NOON today.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Misc Pouterias, bearing time from seed?
« on: September 19, 2022, 10:56:23 PM »
I've seen people have flowering lucuma/ross sapote in pots.
Seems like a 15-25 gallon pot would work...Not sure the time since they are seedlings they would be slower than grafted trees. You can always get scions and graft.
Olosapo has been slow for me, but the fruit is good so I'd do anything to fruit this one up here lol.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless Lychee Order
« on: September 19, 2022, 11:03:19 AM »
I'm sure everyone would want some but Isn't there a restriction on importing lychee trees as of now? Usda is not going to be happy.

I thought it was only florida? Because of some lychee tick. Not really sure if this website is real ? lol
It's legit
It used used to be 2 year post entry quarantine.
I heard someone imported some and into the quarantine the usda came and killed the plants.
I bet it would be good for me to import these to TN where there is no lychee production. Then I'll sell to you all.
But too many risks to do it and I'm not gonna risk my money or time to get all the imports and stuff.
There are members who know more about this I'm sure they will show up.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless Lychee Order
« on: September 19, 2022, 08:03:19 AM »
I'm sure everyone would want some but Isn't there a restriction on importing lychee trees as of now? Usda is not going to be happy.

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If you haven't guessed yet, feel free to guess. I believe the scores will start to release this tuesday and I should defienetly have it by friday.
Heheheha
dang this sucks waiting so long
and if I dont get it this test,
I'll be waiting until december
yep
not fun
anyways
lets grow some tropical fruit trees in the mean time, eh?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia ID
« on: September 18, 2022, 02:54:13 PM »
Seems like something for competent botanists to work on. I used to hybridize anthuriums and the classification was a problem. Within some genuses you couldnít get a cross to work but some Inter generic crosses did take. The university of Hawaii was working on that. For me this botanical work is something that institutions like universities should be working on. Garcinias should be interesting enough for them.
Peter

I completely agree Peter,

IME getting the first plant genome, Arabadopsis, was a gigantic pain in the ass and most of the work with it has been in relation to how the genome differs from the ones we are more familiar with and Arabadopsis happens to be 2n which is what we are more familiar working with.

Now people are moving to staple crops (rice, wheat, etc.) for obvious reasons, but for many of the species we are discussing here a "de novo genome assembly" has not been done

I have acquired this machine https://nanoporetech.com/products/minion-comparison (just the MinION not the Mk1c) for playing around with trying to build some from fruit trees but I havent had the free time/energy to do it yet.

If I ever get around to it (or if someone was willing to fund these studies! looking at you government) I will make the info publicly available and post some links here

This kit is what I need to start-

https://www.qiagen.com/us/products/discovery-and-translational-research/dna-rna-purification/dna-purification/genomic-dna/dneasy-plant-pro-and-plant-kits/

I might buy it soon
So cool you are getting into that stuff. I'd love for people to be able to use genetic sequencing to clear up garcinias and even plinias and others.
For sequencing, luckily you can send samples of to other places for cheap, but the expensive part would be preparing and pcr. I know some of the most advanced ones skip the pcr step for example the portable ones but again I don't have any money for this lol.

Would be cool to use this to tell the male/female for different trees like mamoncillo, garcinias, and yangmei. I know that Marta at reallygood plants does yangmei.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Jaboticaba liners
« on: September 16, 2022, 05:05:47 PM »
Are you willing to ship a whole tray up here?
If so Iíd be interested in purchasing

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Lychee seedlings are not commonly grown out due to the fact that they take longer times to fruit compared to air layers. If you want fruit fast, I'd consider buying an air layered tree.

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