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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Denzel white sapote pollination?
« on: September 30, 2022, 05:17:10 PM »
Denzel? ??? ???

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Wampee in season
« on: September 26, 2022, 05:59:44 PM »
My wampee tree is doing better every year.  More fruits and taste is better every year.

Are  these sweet? Sell me some more seeds!! ;D ;D ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora tripartita (var. molissima?)
« on: September 26, 2022, 05:43:39 PM »
Much more beautiful than regular passiflora. How does the fruit taste?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: first canistel ripened
« on: September 26, 2022, 05:41:08 PM »
Hey Bryan,
How long from flower to fruit. I have several canistels. All of them from 2 to 4 years old. Any tips on fertilizer and lighting?

Ruby supreme is a "pink" guava but it is a specific cultivar. I think it is a cross of "ruby" with something else. I can't remember but I'm sure a quick interweb search would reveal it.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB 日向夏 Hyuganatsu
« on: September 21, 2022, 06:15:11 PM »
UC Riverside has it in their collection.
You would need to contact CCPP (California’s Citrus Clonal Protection Program), convince them that it would be commercially viable. Get them to grow it out for a few years until it is disease free. Then get it.
I'm sure no one else in the US has it readily available.
Thank you for your gracious, informative and helpful reply.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB 日向夏 Hyuganatsu
« on: September 20, 2022, 05:55:26 PM »
I might be going next month but I wouldn't want to try to import(i.e. smuggle) a scion and I wouldn't even know where to go if I wanted too ;D Are there any sources in the US that I can buy it? I was wondering if the Dept. of Ag had a tissue database. Any help would be appreciated.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / WTB 日向夏 Hyuganatsu
« on: September 19, 2022, 06:44:16 PM »
Where would I buy scions for this?

I don't know. Anyways...Have you seen the video of the avocado that is HUUUGGGEEE that is growing ouside in London?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Ray's Fav Loquat
« on: September 15, 2022, 07:40:09 PM »
I have four of them. All small 3gals that I purchased 2020. They come from Hopkins nursery and I think "Ray" is one of their relatives.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless lychee
« on: September 11, 2022, 05:26:20 PM »
Flies pollinate lychees?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless lychee
« on: September 11, 2022, 01:21:16 PM »
What do you feed your trees? Mine are that big but not as bushy. Mine live in 25 gal pots.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote varieties
« on: September 10, 2022, 06:00:51 PM »
What do you guys fertilize your white sapotes with?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: aravaipa avocado
« on: September 10, 2022, 05:45:38 PM »
I have heard everything from all hype to it' just ok. Shamus O'leary and Jake Mace seem to have been their biggest cheerleaders. The one place I went to is Phoenix said it was just a Winter Mexican. Who knows. I still want one.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiu finally producing
« on: September 08, 2022, 07:20:00 PM »
When is abiu season in Australia? Is it something widely or easily available? I would really like to import some plant material to do some grafting or import the actual trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Confused with guava tree.
« on: September 05, 2022, 05:42:06 PM »
Other than the color of the leaves for Thai red guava, I think you have to be a super guava expert to tell what cultivar you have. Lowes has done me wrong more than once. Buying scions from somebody reputable is probably the best guarantee to get what you want. My plan is to reduce my stock and multigraft a few trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 10b (south florida) perennial staple foods
« on: September 04, 2022, 05:08:58 PM »
Sweet potatoes, Okra, malabar spinach.
Katuk? Don't you have to boil that stuff and pour off the water because of some cyanide compound? I not sure about them greens.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless lychee
« on: September 03, 2022, 03:11:45 PM »
I'm jelly. Ong is open on the weekends right?

The arrived today. The plants were in fair condition and appear to be Jambus. They are about the size I expected and they were packed well enough. For $167.92 ( alittle more than a third was "shipping" ) I got the plants but the process is sketchy. The redirect from Mimosa then the email from then the seller was STYLABBEAUTY but the payment seemed to be handled by Etsy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce the new Variety of longan.
« on: August 29, 2022, 02:09:54 PM »
To be honest I would rather have access to some of those giant varieties that are already available in Asia.

Thanks. My question was more to do with the redirect. I don't speak Vietnamese (I assume that's the language) and it just now occurred to me to Google translate it ;)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: E4 Abiu Seedling
« on: August 28, 2022, 07:17:47 PM »
Where did you cop the seed? Is E4-pointy or round?

Mike probably has them. Trees N' More is his place.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce the new Variety of longan.
« on: August 28, 2022, 07:07:16 PM »
So based off of a quick read of the article, it seems like this one was made using traditional methods instead of gmo. Looks like China is gonna be keen to not let this one spread out of the country so they can monopolize it. Even so, it would take years until it lands into the US especially with import restrictions (since this is lychee)
I wonder if it's even any good or if this is all hype? That said it is a shame the Dept. of Agriculture doesn't do like it did in the past and import varieties so that our farmers/citizens can access them.

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