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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Squirrel Dog
« on: September 25, 2022, 09:40:22 PM »
Brittany spaniel is the next dog I want. The one I know was too chicken to be a hinting dog, so she was sold as a pet. She loved chasing squirrels, but didn't have the instinct to kill, so that would need to be taught. She was quick enough to catch them though.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to go in the Tampa area
« on: September 17, 2022, 04:02:44 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm back in Houston now. I tried to go to Jene's, but due to weather they closed early that day. I'll try again on my next trip up there.

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Mulberry, fig, pears apples, pomegranate, banana, nuts, persimmon, and loquat should all work. Some stone fruit could work too.

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i had this one that took 3yrs and now i graft from it.  It was fruiting at about 5ft tall in a 3 gal pot...and it was like every flower that formed set a fruit.

Since then the tree has got larger (the mother died, but a grafted one I have is alive)...and it gets covered by ants which wreck the crop (scale bugs mostly actually do the damage, they cover the flowers entirely)...
but when the tree was happy it made so much fruit it was amazing...

other ones i grew didn't do the same, they'd grow up to be really big, and have lots of flowers that seldom set any fruit.
Sounds like you should give your tree a name to differentiate it

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to go in the Tampa area
« on: August 27, 2022, 12:38:19 AM »
The Pinellas farmers market runs every Saturday and Sunday from 7am-2pm. 13600A Icot Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760. They have lots of fruit and a couple plant vendors.

Like jabo said jene's has a nice variety of fruit trees. Anything specific that you are looking for?

Thanks. Nothing specifically. If I find something that sounds tasty I wavy to grow it

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to go in the Tampa area
« on: August 26, 2022, 02:33:59 AM »
Hit up Jenes tropicals in st Pete.
Good selection of tropical fruit trees
Been there at least 5 times lol
Sweet, I'll see if I can tomorrow. It's less than 5 miles from me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant id
« on: August 26, 2022, 02:32:47 AM »
Thanks, I'll look closer for flowers tomorrow

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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 / Re: wax jambu
« on: August 25, 2022, 07:15:11 PM »
Wax apple is light sweet, crunchy, and lightly astringent, and must be protected from the sun.

There are a few varieties out there:

Thai jumbo
red diamond
black pearl
green diamond
red rocket
perfume
black kingkong.
What's the difference between the varieties?

Thai jumbo (big and green)
black diamond (dark purple)
black pearl ( simular to black diamond)
green diamond (green)
red rocket (long purple)
perfume ( large and smell like perfume)
black kingkong. (improved version of black diamond/pearl?)

They have sweet level of red dragon fruit.  Some of the fruits are seedless.

Man I want them all, especially the perfume. I hope I can find some of them.

You can order from this website.  I ordered the Green Diamond and Missile from it, but the tree is very small, and need a lot of care.  The bad part I don't like is there is no label for the trees, don't know what varieties.

https://www.chfruittreenursery.com/product/perfume-wax-apple/
Ooh thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: wax jambu
« on: August 25, 2022, 04:24:38 AM »
Wax apple is light sweet, crunchy, and lightly astringent, and must be protected from the sun.

There are a few varieties out there:

Thai jumbo
red diamond
black pearl
green diamond
red rocket
perfume
black kingkong.
What's the difference between the varieties?

Thai jumbo (big and green)
black diamond (dark purple)
black pearl ( simular to black diamond)
green diamond (green)
red rocket (long purple)
perfume ( large and smell like perfume)
black kingkong. (improved version of black diamond/pearl?)

They have sweet level of red dragon fruit.  Some of the fruits are seedless.

Man I want them all, especially the perfume. I hope I can find some of them.

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Abby info on blue or purple?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: wax jambu
« on: August 21, 2022, 04:59:44 PM »
Wax apple is light sweet, crunchy, and lightly astringent, and must be protected from the sun.

There are a few varieties out there:

Thai jumbo
red diamond
black pearl
green diamond
red rocket
perfume
black kingkong.
What's the difference between the varieties?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« on: August 21, 2022, 04:16:50 AM »
These were super fantastic. There were tons of other cool crosses available at my local Heb and more this last time I went. I'm saving all the seeds from the best tasting fruits and will grow them and hope for a couple of cool ones. There was one I got last shopping trip that looks like a Granny Smith apple and tastes like a Granny Smith crossed with a plum. I suspect all those fruits will be just as tasty and I'll save all the seeds. It's been so fun collecting cool plants and planting this year.

 ???

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: new thoughts on breeding hardier citrus
« on: August 18, 2022, 07:47:07 AM »
A friend got two Satsuma mandarin from Home Depot like a decade ago. They are really really great and definitely cold hardy. He's in Lafayette, Louisiana and gets at least one freeze a year and they still do well. The best dang oranges I've ever had too. I asked him to air layer some for me, but he said it's too much work. I may try getting some scions and graft, then air layer the graft. There are so many Satsuma and no info on how they compare, so I'd prefer to. Grow one I already know is amazing.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Crispy Pink Guava
« on: August 15, 2022, 04:07:51 AM »
I have a Barbie Pink that is very tender when ripe... turns yellow on the exterior and very pink inside.









Kevin

I saw some, but read that they weren't too flavorful, so I passed on buying one.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Crispy Pink Guava
« on: August 14, 2022, 04:03:25 AM »
The trend in my area

Thai Ruby Seedless expensive.
Taiwan Ruby Seedless less expensive.

Both are crispy.
Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A theft on the horizon
« on: August 13, 2022, 04:35:35 PM »
I would enlist the kids to help with chores in exchange for some fruit. I would also start some plants for them and if they stick around and keep helping pay them a little and give them their own plants to put in their yards, so I'm future years they start getting their own fruit 😊

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Crispy Pink Guava
« on: August 13, 2022, 04:32:51 PM »
I would be okay with that. I like the crunch of a firm guava and the seeds.

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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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I'm planning to experiment with mysore rasberry, ItSaul Dinner Rasberry, Caroline Reed, sweet repeat, and any on this site that say they are zoned for 9 https://www.berriesunlimited.com/

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Reach out to me in March and I can get some from the Houston area.

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I have one from my friends neighborhood that fruits late and long. I'm still rooting the cuttings, but if they take ill have extra.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry varieties
« on: July 27, 2022, 10:05:53 AM »
Thank you  :)

I haven't been able to taste fruit of all varieties yet, but of most in my collection.

My favorite so far is the variety "Saharanpur".
They are incredibly sweet and have no acidity, the aroma is very reminiscent of peach and Greengages, especially the cultivar "Große Grüne Reneklode".

But most mulberries have a very good taste for me, the diversity in taste is a very nice thing.
Than you for your response. If I see either in the states I'll have to get them

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry varieties
« on: July 26, 2022, 07:29:29 PM »
What an incredible collection. Have you been able to taste fruit on most of them now? What's your favorites?

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