Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Jaboticaba45

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 92
1
I've bought some really bright ones off amazon for around $30 a few years ago and they are pretty good.
Now I don't think brightness and plant happiness are correlated...but it worked pretty good!

One of my friends sells some of the high tech stuff and wow one panel is around $500+

2
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Moving a Guava
« on: February 21, 2024, 03:00:18 PM »
You could try to air layer or root cuttings then plant in new spot. Since guava grow so fast it would be worth waiting.
If you move it, now is best before it gets hot.
Seems like your plan is good given you are down to dig it up.

3
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help on how to post pictures
« on: February 20, 2024, 11:20:14 PM »
If you're on a computer, the process I use is to send pictures on my phone via email to myself on the computer. Then you can download those photos. Then, when you make a new post, you can click on the bottom left of the text box that says add image to post. Then click it and you can upload you pictures.
Or if you post on the phone you don't need to email it to yourself.
I'm sure there are other ways, but this is the most straightforward way I've seen so far. Hopefully someone else more experienced can chime in.

4
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: February 20, 2024, 10:29:03 AM »
Well I didnít have time to post this, but I finally found a yangmei for cold climate people.
Took 9 f and 3 days below freezing with no leaf or branch die back whereas other ones either died or got leaf or branch die back.
It is a breakthrough and Iíve killed so many before this itís hilarious.
This is cool as some yangmei survived but got set back but this one is alive and unstoppable.
I will get to work w propagation soon.


5
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are black and white sapote worth it
« on: February 20, 2024, 09:08:51 AM »
I find them to be both mid-tier fruits, and wouldn't grow them unless I was in a tropical climate and had space.
Black sapote is underwhelming and so is white sapote too.
Now, there are many people who grow white sapote here, so it would be easy to connect with scions etc.
Just the fruit didn't do it for me, when I can grow mangos and lychees easily.
But pluses of black sapote is that it is a winter crop in FL, so it helps balance things out, and white sapote is sweet w a caramel taste. But not good enough for me.
Just how much white sapote have you actually eaten?  Are you really qualified to comment on this fruit?
John,
I've had it several different times and tried several different varieties.
while good, it doesn't compare to the FL mangos.

6
Thanks for prompt shipping and a few extras.
Great seller!

7
Either this is fabulous trolling on your part BayTropics, or you're suffering the worst case of confirmation bias I've ever seen.

Bush2Beach has spent many days in HI, had the wine himself, what more confirmation do you need?

If this "Vino Tinto" variety was grown and sold at Pine Island as a cultivar, ever, I can guarantee a collector here has it and has probably already fruited it. I would believe a grower on this forum before any commercial enterprise which has profit on the line, juiced by creative marketing and story telling.

Internet trolls be like:  :)
But seriously, Baytropics, I don't understand your point.
Top Tropicals is known for mislabeling plants and even you got a mislabeled plant from them...what does that say?
You can ask all the community and they will say it's not legit.
What more do you need? Genetic tests? Top Tropicals is being vague on purpose. 
It's the red jabo. Now if you want a selected variety of the red, then you can get the Z-4 Jabo. That has been grown and fruited by collectors abroad and it is a selection of the red.

8
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: February 18, 2024, 09:54:24 PM »
Just got some movement on some male scions on cerifera stock...
Once grown out, it will be going to a good friend :) :) :)
grafted last fall.

9
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are black and white sapote worth it
« on: February 18, 2024, 09:52:58 PM »
I find them to be both mid-tier fruits, and wouldn't grow them unless I was in a tropical climate and had space.
Black sapote is underwhelming and so is white sapote too.
Now, there are many people who grow white sapote here, so it would be easy to connect with scions etc.
Just the fruit didn't do it for me, when I can grow mangos and lychees easily.
But pluses of black sapote is that it is a winter crop in FL, so it helps balance things out, and white sapote is sweet w a caramel taste. But not good enough for me.

10
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ice cream bean questions
« on: February 18, 2024, 01:35:17 PM »
They all can set fruit by themselves.
there are many many many different types.
The flesh to seed ratio is ok, and most are really fast growing in the right climates.
Flavor wise it's hard to say when there are so many types, but all the ones I've tried (vera, fuelli, and laurina)
had a cotton candy consistency with sweetness and a bit of mint flavor. Somewhere around that range.

11
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: any kadsura coccinea successfully planted ?
« on: February 18, 2024, 01:32:19 PM »
I cut a few of the seeds from Jabo45 and they were all viable with a white kernel.  Good luck with germination! They look better than the ones I bought on Etsy and those are starting to germinate.   I also am rooting a few cuttings to see if itís possible.  Hopefully we can start growing these and selecting best cultivars soon.  Thanks Ryan!

Iíve weirdly have more success with growing them in pots than in the ground.  They like morning sun and shade the rest of the day and seem to grow when itís cold and stunt in hot weather. 







Glad to hear!
Your plants are looking great.
I have a few and they seem to be really solid.

12
I would not buy from a site saying that yellow jaboticaba is plinia glomerata... :P :P :P
There are numerous times something like this has happened in the community, but it is ultimately one's own call :)
Just putting in the evidence.

13
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: any kadsura coccinea successfully planted ?
« on: February 17, 2024, 11:44:45 PM »
you hope the seeds you sold are viable? eeek.  how old and cold were they?




I've just sent out over 2000 kadsura seeds to various people, so should see an update in the near future.
viable seeds I hope lol.
They were as fresh as I could get them. Every seed I crushed had a white viable kernel inside so that's why they got sent, not wrent lol.
I hope they sprout is what I meant to say lol. Each seed was viable.

14
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planted My Olosapo
« on: February 17, 2024, 08:11:08 PM »
Like burnt sugar and ďrumĒ it tastes like burnt sugar, and has butterscotch notes. Have not tasted rum so I canít comment on that lol, but one grower told me that.

15
Thatís just renaming of a red to get more sales. Not cool.

They say it's a rare red Jaboticaba from Hawaii. It could be red variation. Let's not call it "fake" until there is something concrete to prove it's fake.
Itís fake. Top tropical has a reputation of doing that. Just ask any OG grower here.


Also all true Jaboticabas are in the plinia genus.
Myrciaria is an incorrect nomenclature
Hope it sheds some light.

16
Thatís just renaming of a red to get more sales. Not cool.

17
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planted My Olosapo
« on: February 16, 2024, 11:57:58 PM »
olosapo is such an underrated fruit. I will need to do a video on it some time.
I think I killed mine on accident...it dried out.
Will have to get another one as it is easy to grow.
Just I was being not smart that time.

18
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone growing out Mouriri?
« on: February 16, 2024, 02:49:58 PM »
Yep, I know they are available more now,,, I think the group seed order I did a few years back was one of the first to bring them to the states.
But I don't know how they are doing for people.

19
Yep, the translation of sapote just means soft fleshed fruit... so basically anything could be a sapote.

20
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking to buy a few scions please
« on: February 15, 2024, 10:14:14 PM »
Looking for a few scions of
butterscotch sapodilla
large grimal scions
one garcinia scion of luc's please
Thanks!

21
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Least destructive tree roots?
« on: February 15, 2024, 02:44:15 PM »
You sure?
Those arctic blasts the last few years were no joke...
The garcinias are probably going to be the best bet, but they are frost sensitive.
One hard frost and the garcinias are gone or severely set back.

22
cleft for mulberry was difficult for me as the inner part of the branch breaks easily.
Bud grafting seems to be the win.

23
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: any kadsura coccinea successfully planted ?
« on: February 15, 2024, 10:26:22 AM »
I've just sent out over 2000 kadsura seeds to various people, so should see an update in the near future.
viable seeds I hope lol.

24
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Let's Play: Name That Eugenia/Jabo!
« on: February 13, 2024, 10:19:23 PM »
3 may be an anonna? Recall planting any of those?
IDing seedlings is so tough lol

25
Brian Laufer has white sapote, but it may be the end of season...
Lychee fruits in Fl from May to June.
Trees are flowering right now in Fl or have finished. Somewhere along those lines.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 92
SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk