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Cherilata and Sugarlata
a. salzmannii
g. hombroniana
g. aristata
g. lucs
charichuelo
Russels sweet garcinia
kwai muk
lakoocha
yangmei
m. vexator
e. burkartiana
e. patrissii

p.nitida, p. cerasina, p. setacea

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Salak first flowers, palm city FL
« on: November 10, 2022, 10:34:38 AM »
Congrats! Must be exciting.

Looks like funky dark corn cobs, lol

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Prepare now for Hurricane Nicholle
« on: November 07, 2022, 07:45:45 PM »
rapid intensification for real. hard to say how bad this will be, probably in between TS and Cat 1 (hopefully no worse). good luck everyone!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: eugenia langsdoffii
« on: November 05, 2022, 10:48:32 AM »
Questions about eugenia langsdoffii:
Can e. Langsdoffii survive frost?
Can e. Langsdoffii fruit in pots?
How long does it take for a e. Langsdoffii to fruit?


Will it satisfy my sweet tooth?

lol, was sounding kinda Dr. Seuss-ish

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Combining a naturally occurring neurotoxin with others, and synthetic compounds and neurotoxins and pesticides, in different people, likely leads to myriad results.

Gonna drink less beer to justify continuing to eat some annonas.
 

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Mostly informative for me. Also, a great place to find plants and material, trade, cheap or free, or something hard to find for whatever. Have unloaded a few plants here and there, but not much. I'm too attached.

While some others may use the site more as a market place, and do not contribute much to the conversations, I am grateful that the market place aspect exists. Happy to have great growers/sellers on here, even if they are quiet otherwise.

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Plants arrived today, looking great with masterful packaging.

Thank you Bill!



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Not fruit trees, but pongam, bischofia, and areca palm.

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Hey!

Nice offerings. Your p. laurifolia fruits look nice, a bit different than mine. Any taste report?

Mine taste sweet and flowery, with no sour. Very pleasant.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: October 30, 2022, 01:12:06 PM »
Check out this passiflora laurifolia vine growing on pongam tree. Was sold me to as p. nitida about 6 years ago, but is obviously laurifolia (flowers and fruits confirmed). The tree is 40 feet tall, and the vine grows all over it. Unfortunately, iguanas roost high up in the tree, and consume the flowers. I only get fruits from another vine.



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Plants for sale
« on: October 30, 2022, 12:41:27 PM »
pm sent early this morning, lol

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherapu - When to pick?
« on: October 28, 2022, 08:33:46 PM »
camp out underneath with bb gun and faithful hound, jerky and beer

please provide taste report =)

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Mocambo (t. bicolor) and cupuaco (t. grandiflorum) are different, but both reportedly can have better tasting pulp than cacao. Cacao pulp is amazing to me. I love it. Better than chocolate, which I also dig.

Yet to try cupuacu or mocambo (growing), but as they are reported to taste better than cacao pulp, also wondering how these fruits (grown and picked right), could be considered "bland."

Not chopping anything yet

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What a view!

Really like the use of fig leaves.

Cool video, thanks for posting!

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The fruit consumed was listed as annually, for 5 years prior to symptom onset and ongoing 5 more years until death (10 years total, approx 30lbs fruit per year, 300 lbs of pawpaw).

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I agree with Orkine, annonas often start to look like shit this time of year. Mulberry too. If everything else seems alright, probably okay.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop observations
« on: October 22, 2022, 02:33:02 PM »
My soursop is in ground 8 years, flowers a LOT and only one fruit so far. Grrr!

Do you hand pollinate gnappi? You can fix that!

Humidity matters. Wind, cold, and dry combined are hard on soursop.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What might be wrong with this mango?
« on: October 22, 2022, 02:28:34 PM »
Looks fine to me =)

Mangoes can vary quite a bit in new growth color, even after quite some time.

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Really cool to see these plants offered overseas!

Wondering if the pictured plant is "garcinia intermedia?"

Looks closer to g. humilis or g. brasiliensis to me. Not sure, but the leaves are different (longer and skinnier) than what I've seen/have.

Whatever the case, should be great fruit. Intermedia is tasty and fun to eat, and it gets better from there.

Cheers!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kampong Avocado soo good this year
« on: October 20, 2022, 10:18:41 PM »
any of these cados for sale? might want to grab some budwood as well, when the time is right

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Butterscotch sapodilla
« on: October 20, 2022, 10:16:57 PM »
Have heard from different people I trust that the taste is excellent and distinct from other saps available in the US.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango fungus help
« on: October 19, 2022, 09:06:17 PM »
Looks similar to what's on our mature Glenn tree. Sent pics to Alex a couple of years ago, and he said he has seen the same on some of their trees, and does not appear to be a problem.

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I've ordered from Seeds Del Mundo before, with no problems.

Ordering seeds and plants internationally is complicated, with many factors outside of the seller's and buyer's power.

The complaint appears related to international shipping delay, with SDM taking the blame.

This thread makes me never want to sell anything to anyone ever again.

 


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They are not nearly as stubborn as ilama seeds. My 2-3 foot seedling is from a small order of seeds. Several sprouted within a month, but only one made it to decent size, probably due to mediocre care. No special treatment or care, just seeds in dirt, moisture and sunlight. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maprang VS Mango
« on: October 16, 2022, 11:51:58 AM »
Not sure if this helps, but my maprang gets full sun only a few hours per day, and lots of dappled light. Plenty of water and humidity. Growing well, but slower than most mangoes.

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