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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Where to go in the Tampa area
« on: August 25, 2022, 07:22:26 PM »
I'm in Florida in the St. Pete and Tampa area for an amount unknown amount of time. Are there any good places to get exotic fruits or plants?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Plant id
« on: August 25, 2022, 07:20:15 PM »
I'm staying at an airbnb in St. Pete, Florida and these bushes are planted around the AC. I've tried the berries and they are sweet. I'd like to know what they are because I might want to bring seeds home. The last pic is the smere it left on my shirt when I spit a seed on my shirt.










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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Crispy Pink Guava
« on: August 12, 2022, 04:05:46 AM »
I picked one up because the name was odd, but can't find any info on it. Does anyone know anything about this guava?

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / What potato am I eating?
« on: July 21, 2022, 12:09:53 AM »
I wanted to try a few types of sweet potatoes to decide which one I want to grow. I thought this was purple sweet potato, but it has a dry, starchy, and nutty taste. It's also not sweet at all. What am I eating?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What bananas should I plant?
« on: July 02, 2022, 03:34:14 PM »
I can't eat the usual Cavendish due to allergies, but I can eat other bananas.

First I'm looking for a banana I tried years ago that to me tasted like sweet pumpkin. Do any of you have thoughts on which one it was?

Next I would like to know what variety the red ones in stores are.

Finally this is the lineup I have planned so far. What do you guys think and can it be improved?
Ice cream
Misi Luki
Pineapple
Kakopo
Pisang Ceylon

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Rasberries that can grow in zone 9?
« on: June 24, 2022, 07:52:19 PM »
I'm looking for some options. I'm planning to try Candy, Anne yellow, and Bababerry. I'm also looking at salmon berry, olallieberry, thimbleberry, mysore, and boysenberry. I came across the below thread, but am not sure if I can get any of those wonderful sounding typical Australian varieties here.

What do you guys think are my best options for Houston?

https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=8866.0

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What variety combination would make for the longest season in these tasty tasty fruits.

Also do any of you have favorite loquat recipes?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / How to choose soursop and mamey sapote
« on: June 16, 2022, 10:54:45 PM »
Are all of these soursop over ripe? I've never had it and my go to for this info's phone died. I'm also wanting to know how to choose mamey sapote.


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: syzgium and some others
« on: June 14, 2022, 04:53:53 AM »
I'm looking for a few not on this list to complete my bed.

Here is what I have:
[ ] Syzygium malaccense (red malay apple)
[ ] Syzygium malaccense white (white malay apple)
[ ] Syzygium oleosum (blue Lilly pilly)
[ ] Syzygium jambos
[] Syzygium curranii polycepheloid
[] Syzygium megacarpa

I would also like more Inga (I already have edulis).

I am also looking for garlic vine, elephant garlic, and Egyptian walking onions (I know onions and garlic aren't quite tropical fruit, I can't seem to find them)


Oh also Indian chiku 

I am interested in plants or seeds.

Thank you in advanced!

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