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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Anna Carambola/ Star fruit
« on: February 14, 2024, 06:48:47 PM »
Anyone in TFF is the owner of Florida Fruit Geek blog?
https://floridafruitgeek.com/

I am very interested to know more of this Anna Carambola.
My Sri Kembangan was always holding fruit to maturity when we lived in Glendale. Delicious fruit!
Then we moved to Sun Valley, almost 5 years in the ground, and only once it held one fruit when the winter was mild.
It planted in a very fertile garden soil and protected in the corner by 2 walls. The tree thrives, and always blooms thousands of flowers every August/ September. Most flowers turn into small fruits, but then the winter hits and all the small fruits fall off.

If anyone has this Anna variety and can sell and ship me some bigger size scions, i will topwork my Sri Kembangan.
The Florida fruit geek is not shipping plant material unfortunately.

Thanks for reading!

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My Sabara is doing fine with native soil, city water, and full 12 hours sun. It was a 5 gallon when we put it in ground. From the beginning it never fussy and very well adapted to harsh summer with hot Santa Ana wind here. The only thing we do is put 3" of mulch around it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Got to try a Golden Soursop!
« on: February 10, 2024, 09:26:31 AM »
There are some sellers for the seeds, even seedling, that ship to US. Just check on ebay and etsy.
Tropical Plantae in Puerto Rico sells the seedling. I purchased some trees from them, it is hit and miss with them since they shipped the trees bareroot with just a tiny amount of soil.
Out of 3 trees I got from them, only one survived.
Question is, how cold hardy is this Golden Soursop?
I am struggling to grow the green one here in zone 10A. Anyone knows the cold hardiness of the golden one?


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If you just want one cutting, I should be able to get another one from my source who has a tree he grew from the original tree/source. When I go see him, I will remember to get one for you.

If the person can sell 2 cuttings to me, it would be greatly appreciated.
One if for rooting, and another one for grafting. Since I have brown thumbs, I have not succedded rooting some of my own fig cuttings. 

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I have a few cuttings that I'm rooting now.

I did see that there are two source on figbid now.

https://figbid.com/Browse?FullTextQuery=golden%20rainbow

Thanks, Kaz!
Do you plan to sell some of your rooted cuttings later?
If so, I will just wait for it then.

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Anyone has Robert's Golden Rainbow Fig Tree- aka Ben's Golden Riverside?

Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ISO Orton Cherimoya
« on: January 23, 2024, 04:29:39 PM »
Mimosa nursery is very bad with their inventory. When I bought my Orton, they did not even know they have Orton!
I just walked around the nursery and read the labels one by one.
There was another Vietnamese lady whom I met there, she bought the Orton too.
In a year her Orton produced 5 huge fruits, and she said they were ones of the best annonas she ever had. She has about 15 varieties of annonas, and a very experienced gardener, so I trust her.
Mine never hold it's fruit, because my area is the worst for annonas.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ISO Orton Cherimoya
« on: January 21, 2024, 07:49:53 PM »
I bought one at Mimosa LA 4 years ago. 5 gallon for $45.
If you want scions I can spare some on April.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Koetjape Santol good?
« on: December 17, 2023, 12:24:43 AM »
is the santol variety "koetjape" any good? ive been thinking abt getting a santol tre
e
We had a tree when I was a kid. It has good flavor, sweet sour with a kick of tropical aroma. But not much flesh, mostly seeds. I would say it is not worth growing in your zone, which you will need to keep in the green house.
I will take any Zill mango variety over a ketjape any day.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GuavaKing on ebay - Scam?
« on: November 15, 2023, 06:18:12 PM »
Anyone bought Chaunsha and Langra variety mango from Guavaking? Should I buy mango tree from them? Their price is very expensive and not sure they will deliver the correct Variety? Appreciate, anyone can share their experience who bought these mango varieties from them before. Thank you.

My friend did. Both were fake. They turned to be Bombay.Try to ask Alex at Tropical Acres Farm if he has those.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hand Pollination - passiflora decaisneana
« on: October 14, 2023, 12:24:19 PM »
I have another question for you folks growing the passiflora decaisneana. My vine has been blooming flowers now since July 2023 - October 2023, is this normal?

For the last 2 months, I have had to go outside every day about 10am to hand pollinate the darn thing since it pops up new flowers ready for me to hand pollinate it. I did notice that in the month of August and September (SoCal) I got the most fruit set from my hand pollination work. I thought the vine stopped having flowers last week, but now that it got a little warmer (85F +) the flowers are starting up again.

Mine was also flowering non-stop from February-November here inland zone 10A. It was still flowering when my Possum Purple stop due to the cold air in winter.

So, I would like to know if your vines do the same thing, flower for 4 months long. This vine is just one graft I did on the p.edulis vine 2-3yrs ago.

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Congrats! Did you grow it from seed? How old is it? I have killed many seedlings here. So your success story inspired me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hand Pollination - passiflora decaisneana
« on: September 15, 2023, 03:44:08 PM »
Here is what is fruiting:

Passiflora Edulis var flavicarpa (Hawaiian Lilokoi yellow)


Passiflora Edulis 'Frederick'



Passiflora Edulis 'Galaxy' (this was bought at Ricardo's nursery in Anaheim.



Passiflora Phoenicia 'Ruby Glow'



Passiflora Edulis 'Golden Sweet' (also bought at Ricardo's)



I have the following flowering as well: passiflora caerulea, passifora incaranata, passiflora incense. Passiflora Edulis 'Columbia Red' will be flowering soon. Passiflora Lingularis is now 4 years old and neither have flowered.

I have about 20 or so other varieties either in seedlings or newly acquired plants that I am waiting for flowering: nigradenia, antioquiensis, tarminiana, mollissima, laurifolia, cumbalensis, pinnatistipula, serrulata, maliformis, platyloba, quadrangularis,  and quite a few edulis hybrids.

What is the sweetest one that does not need hand pollination or cross pollination?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Taiwan Trip
« on: September 08, 2023, 09:48:07 PM »
I'm headed to Taiwan in late December to tour the entire island on cycle route 1. This probably isn't the ideal time for fruit but regardless I was hoping to get an advice from locals or others who have visited. Especially interested in worthwhile markets or farms that I can try to include on my journey.
I forgot to tell you, December is a good month for fresh vegetables, especially cabbage. Taiwan's cabbage is the most delicious vegetable I've ever eaten. They usually just simply stirr fried it with garlic. It tasted sweet, tender but crunchy, and has a nice addictive flavor. Taiwanese believes it because of the fresh spring mineral water from Mount Alishan where it mostly grown. It is weird how I can be addicted to cabbage, but I  did.
For the best taste you should eat them right away after it stir fried. There are plenty of made by order restaurants around Feng Chia. Just pick the most crowded one, you cannot go wrong.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hand Pollination - passiflora decaisneana
« on: September 02, 2023, 07:58:20 PM »
Diana, ok, I have good and bad news for you. My passiflora decaisneana is growing like crazy, and this month it started to have lots of flowers. None of them had set fruit until 2 weeks ago when I hand pollinated (self pollinate) with it's own pollen. Immediately after I hand pollinated the flower, it set fruits within 3-4 days.

So, if you want fruits, you will need to manually hand pollinate the flowers. This year (3rd year) my vine has tons of flowers so when I get chance to hand polllinate them every day, only those are the ones holding fruit. I might have 10 fruits starting now, and maybe another 50 small flower buds that will open every day (3-7) so it could be a huge crop of fruits this season for me.

Now I will need to figure out how to support these heavy fruits before they get to full size. My vine is growing all over the place, mixed with my purple vine, and growing in/over my blood orange tree and avocado tree. Also starting to grow into my persimmon tree, loquat tree, and mulberry tree. Next year I will trim it and make a trellis, now that I can move around better (knee surgery went well).

I guess the vine just needed to be older (3-4yrs) since grafting it. All is good.







Thanks for the news, Kaz. It is good but bad news.
The fruit is delicious, but hand pollinating the flowers is really an additional chore aside from keep trimming the super fast growing vine.
Please let me know how your fruit tastes when they are ripe, Kaz. Mine has some lychee undertone.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Taiwan Trip
« on: August 15, 2023, 03:09:11 PM »
I forgot to mention, pay attention if you see a pick up truck on side of the street. Farmers are often sell their fruit directly to consumers this way.
The pineapple should be in season, and they will cut it for you on the spot.
Guava is all year round.
If you happen to visit Feng Chia Night Market, look for a lady street vendor who sells Milk Guava. The best guava ever. She used to open her table on the right side of Feng Chia University main gate.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Taiwan Trip
« on: August 15, 2023, 02:53:13 PM »
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g293910-Activities-c26-t207-Taiwan.html

I have lived in Taichung for about 7-8 years, and Taoyuan for 2 years. I am ashamed that I have never visited any farmer market when I was there. Usually i just go to any traditional market nearby or night market, and just buy whatever fruit in season. Over there the street vendor offer different variant of food and beverage every hundred feet, so I was too busy eating them instead of fruit..

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Diana, my vine is huge, grew as much as my purple fruiting (self-fruiting) vine. My passiflora decaisneana has flowers for months, still having some flowers now. I didn't fertilize it with manure so maybe that's my problem. I did hand pollinate (with own flowers) on many of the flowers, but none set fruit. Maybe it's still too young, maybe next year, I hope.

I'm hoping to find someone who may have PQML rooted and growing so that I can grafted it to my vines.

Hoang did tell me that for the purple fruit variety, he said the best tasting is one called Black Magic, so that's the one to grow.

Thanks, Kaz! I hand pollinated mine too without any result.
The Black Magic sounds tempting, hope it does not need cross pollination or hand pollination. I will DM Hoang.

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Hi Kaz, I got 3 fruits last year, plant was less than a year old started from a cutting I got from member Hoang.

Itís growing next to Purple Possum, but I donít think it pollinated the Decaisneana.  The fruits were only partially filled, but really tasty.  Sweeter than edulis with more tropical pineapple flavor.  Iím looking forward to getting more fruits.

I bought a Quadrangularis to grow with it for pollination.  Hoang was growing his near PQML, which was his selection of a cross between Quadrangularis and Decaisneana.

He also told me for good fruit set to apply steer manure in the spring, so maybe it needs a lot more food.

Here is a picture of my largest fruit of the three from last year.


Janet

Hi Janet,

How is your P. Decaisneana doing now? Does it produce a lot more fruit with manure feeding? Do you think it has to be cross pollinated with Quadrangularis?
Mine is growing giant but 0 fruit. The only single fruit I tasted was really good, that's why it is not axed yet.
I am afraid if I put manure it will grow even crazier than it is now instead of spending the energy to produce fruit.

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Plantinyum, I don't know, but it could be, others have mentioned it as well. I could not use the pollen from this one to pollinate the other vine since their flowering times are different. This one seems to flower a month or two sooner. Right now, I still have flowers blooming on my Passiflora decaisneana.

For fertliziing the plant, I think any manure from the nursery should work. Hoang who is the person who gave me the Passiflora decaisneana and also created the Passiflora Quadrangularis ML (PQML) said to me, just use manure for getting fruits. He also said this vine is quadrangularis.

Hi Kaz,

How is the productivity of your P.Decaisneana? Are you able to get any fruit without hand pollination?

It will decide the fate of my P.Decaisneana vine. It grows like a beast, the flowers are stunning and actually smell wonderful. But I only got 1 fruit in 3 years! The fruit was delicious with a hint of lychee flavor, but it was only 1/3 flesh of the rather big shell. It grows next to my Purple possum that produces 50-100 lbs of fruit every year without any care (except pruning once a year).
At this point I am considering digging the Decaisneana out because it is too high maintenance with constant pruning every week. If I also have to hand pollinate it to get fruit, this vine will have to go.
Do I still need to hand pollinate it if I fertilize it with manure? I believe I read that another member in this forum who grows P.Decaisneana and her/his vine produces without hand pollination.

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We do not have Zelle. Cooked cassava leaves are edible.
Ok, i will set up a paypal then. Thanks.

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Do you take zelle payment by any chance?
Is the yellow cassava leaves edible like the regular ones? We cook cassava leaves with coconut milk and tumeric, it is delicious and nutritious.

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Interesting your Coconut Cream mango tree died. I live near the coast too and my CC grows quite well. I constantly have to trim the tree to maintain form and control vigor. This issue I have will Coconut Cream is production or lack thereof. I have about 40% of the tree top worked to Seacrest which has grown well from a three-year graft and now has fruit on it. (See 1st photo)

Lemon zest has grown well for me. My five-year-old tree is now 9-10 feet tall. (See 2nd photo). Still no fruit yet but I am willing to give this variety more time but just in case I have already added Peach Cobbler and Cotton Candy grafts.

Johnny



(Coconut Cream-Seacrest Mango Tree 6-29-23)




 (Lemon Zest Mango Tree 6-29-23)

Your LZ is really good looking!
Is it on Manila rootstock? My CC on Manila is half dead now, and I am thinking to replace it with LZ on turpentine rootstock.
Did your LZ have any flower in 5 years but just don't fruit because of PM?
I never spray my trees and my OS lost most of it's fruit to PM every year. It makes me hesitate to get an LZ.

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can anyone suggent good online or loca store for val-Carrie and Venus mango trees?

I always have good experience with everglades.farm
They don't have Venus right now but they have Val Carie.
Val Carie is productive and grows well for me, but the branches are droopy.

Mine might have good rootstock, it's the most upright of my grafted trees.

Do you know what your rootstock is, Oolie?
I will take a pic of my Val Carie tomorrow. It looks ridiculous with the branches all over the ground even though the tree is really healthy and trouble free.

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