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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pictures of some of my Annona fruits
« on: October 20, 2023, 09:33:26 PM »
Red Geffner


Yellow Birula

Unnamed Red Titan Saramuyo seedling

I’ll post some pictures in the future as they get larger.


Hi all, I have several 7 gallon Gros Michel banana plants for sale.  They are in 7 gallon pots and are six feet tall.  Gros Michel is an excellent variety of banana.  Local pickup only in Long Beach.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Huge bunch of Goldfinger bananas
« on: September 28, 2023, 12:21:59 PM »
There has been a lot of banana discussion lately on this forum, which I think is great. I usually post banana related stuff on, but that forum is very difficult to use. It has way too many ads and the messaging sucks. So I’m glad there is some banana discussion going on here.

I wanted to post some pictures of my current Goldfinger banana bunch. For some reason the last couple of times this plant has fruited it has been taller than usual. The bunches have also been very large. Here are some pictures of it with flower emerging and as it is now with bunch developing. It is eleven feet tall.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Brewster Lychee trees for sale
« on: August 30, 2023, 01:05:09 PM »
Hi all, I have many well rooted Brewster Lychee trees for sale.  These trees have been growing off the tree for over a year.  They are very well rooted.  I have plants that range in price from $60-$300.  The $60 trees are 2.5' tall.  The $85 trees are 3' tall.  The $120 trees are 4' tall.  The largest trees are in 15 gallon pots and are 5-6' tall.  They have thick trunks with many side branches.  They cost from $200-$300 each.  For the next two weeks I will give 15% off to TFF members.  These are for pick up only in Long Beach CA.


Hi all, these are very well rooted plants of Badila Black Sugarcane.  Badila Black is also known as Asian Black or Thai Black.  It is known to be a very sweet and soft cane that is excellent for chewing or juicing.  $25 each plus shipping.  Shipping to California is around $8 each.  or about $10 for two plants.  You can mix and match with my Buddha Belly and Garcinia plants listed elsewhere on this forum.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Banana pups for sale, will ship
« on: August 24, 2023, 04:15:48 PM »
I will ship these pups when they reach about 15-18” long. Shipping to west coast is about $8-$10 and east coast is about $10-$12 each. If you buy more than one the shipping usually only goes up a dolor or two.

Mysore. Pros. Grows giant racks of delicious bananas with a slight raspberry taste. It is a vigorous grower with pretty leaves. Cons. Gets tall and needs propping.

Goldfinger. Pros. Medium size plant, 6-10’, that usually doesn’t need propping. Delicious bananas with a subacid zing to them. Cons. None.

California Gold. Pros. Stays short, 6-8’, never need propping and is very cold hardy.  Fruit can be eaten fresh or used as a plantain. Excellent plantain. Cons. Other bananas taste better when eaten fresh.


Hi all, I hav one Lemon Zest seedling mango tree for sale. It is in a tree pot which helps promote a deep taproot. I believe the deep taproots really help mangos grow fast in SoCal. This plant is almost 4’ tall. This is a great option for anyone who lives in a low heat part of SoCal. Seedling grow much faster than grafted trees here. And Lemon Zest is poly. So you have about a 75% chance of it being true to seed. So identical to a grafted tree. $70. Local pickup in Long Beach. Or I’m driving down to San Diego next week and might be able to deliver it.

PM if interested.


Hi all, I have some Garcinia sp. Russell’s Sweet seedlings for sale. This is an extremely rare variety of Garcinia. I believe seeds have only been brought into the United States twice. It is supposed to be one of the best tasting Garcinia varieties and a very large fruit. These are in 10” deep tree pots which promote a deep tap root. Hopefully the deep tap root will help them grow quicker.

I have two sizes available.  The larger older plants are a year and a half old and 8-10” tall. I have four that are this size. They are $120 each plus shipping. The smaller size is six months old and 6-8" tall.  Shipping to the west coast is about $9 for the first plant and $1-$2 extra per additional plants. You can mix and match with my other Garcinia plants in my other listing to save on shipping. I can ship the plants out this Monday. PM me for payment info. I take PayPal or Venmo.

Thanks, Bill

Larger plants

Smaller plants

Hi all, I have several Variegated Florida banana plants for sale. The largest of which is pictured below.  It is about 3 feet tall. Including the pot with the leaves pushed up (to fit in a box) it is almost 5 feet tall. It will be shipped in a 4 foot long box. So some of the leaves will have to be trimmed. It will be shipped in the pot. It is growing in a soilless media. $200 plus shipping. Or local pickup. I’m in Long Beach, CA.

Hi all, I have three rooted Buddha Belly Sugarcane plants for sale. This is a very beautiful and delicious form of sugarcane. It grows to about eight feet tall. $35 each plus shipping. Shipping is about $8 to the west coast. Two items, mix and match with my Garcinia plants, is about $9.

I will ship the Monday after payment unless you request otherwise.


Hi all, I have some different varieties of Garcinia plants that I would like to sell. I can ship these. They are in 4” wide by 10” deep tree pots. This lets the plants develope a very deep tap root compared to other pots. This will help them grow faster. These plants are mostly 1-2 years old. They are ready to go into larger pots. I have more plants available than the ones in each picture. You will receive one of the pictured plants or others of similar size and age. They will be shipped in their pots and soilless media.  Nothing will be removed or trimmed.  Message me for shipping quotes.

Garcinia Intermediate, planted March of 2021.  $30 each

Garcinia Brasiliensis, planted April 2022. $35 each.

Garcinia sp. Luc’s AKA Limoncello, planted April of 2022.  $35 each.

Garcinia Dulcis “Sweet Hawaiian”, planted December of 2022, $35 each.

Rollinia, planted April of 2021, $35 each.

I also have some Russell’s Sweet seedlings for sale on eBay. Let me know if you have any questions.


Hi all, I have one Cedar Bay Cherry plant for sale. It is in a five gallon pot. It is about two feet tall and wide. It has fruit and flowers on it. Only one available. For pickup only in Long Beach California. $40.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Garcinia Seedlings for sale
« on: July 07, 2023, 11:07:31 PM »
I have many different types of Garcinia Seedlings for sale.  They are all grown in 4"x10" tree pots to help establish long tap roots.  This will hopefully make them grow faster.  For now these are for pickup only, no shipping.

G. Intermedia 8" tall, $25

G. Intermedia in 5 gallon tree pots, 18-24" tall, over 2 years old, $50

G. Madruno, 8" tall, 2 years old, $30

G. sp. Pacuri in 5 gallon tree pots, 15"-18" tall, over 2 years old, $60

G. Brasiliensis, 6"-8" tall, over two years old, $30

G. sp. Lucs, 6"-8" tall, $30

G. Dulcis "Sweet Hawaiian", 6"-8" tall, $30


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB cherimoya rootstocks
« on: March 23, 2023, 04:05:48 PM »
Hi all, I'm looking for some Cherimoya rootstocks for sale in Southern California.  Something in the 2-3 foot size would be best.  Let me know if you have any available.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Big Red Scions
« on: March 23, 2023, 04:02:49 PM »
Hi all, does anyone have some Noel's Big Red scions that they would like to sell?  Let me know.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Ilama Rosada Scions
« on: March 07, 2023, 09:32:10 PM »
Hi all, does anyone have any Ilama Rosada scions available?  I believe the fruit looks like this:


Hi all,  I'm looking to buy some cherimoya seedlings to graft onto.  Anyone know where I can buy some in SoCal?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / What causes rot inside mango fruit?
« on: November 12, 2022, 09:00:30 PM »
Hi guys, a friend of mine grows Spirit of 76 here in SoCal. The last couple of years the fruit appears to ripen on the tree fine. The problem is when you cut the fruit open it has rotten around the seed. Here are some pictures. Anyone know what causes this?

Hi all, I have some Isan Indigo Sugar Apple seedlings for sale.  This is the red sugar apple that is also chewy.  This is a rare tree.  I obtained the seed directly from Green Planet Farm.  Sugar Apple's don't grow true to seed.  They usually are very similar to the mother tree but not identical.  Because of this I paid the extra to get seeds directly from Green Planet Farm.  As far as I know grafted trees of this variety aren't available.  These have been grown in deep pots to promote a deep tap root.  This will hopefully promote a faster growing tree.  These plants are almost 3 feet tall and almost 1.5 years old.  They are $100 each. Only five available.  Local pickup only.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Rollinia Deliciosa seedlings for sale
« on: October 27, 2022, 06:18:35 PM »
Hi all, Rollinia Deliciosa seedlings for sale.  These are about 1.5 years old and 12-14" tall.  They have been grown in a deep pot to promote a long tap root.  This will hopefully make them faster growing.  Pickup in Long Beach, Ca or shipped.  They cost $30 each.
 Shipping is about $10-$15 for one tree and $5-$10 each for multiple trees.


Hi all, I have the following seedlings for sale.  They are all grown in deep pots which promote a deep tap root.  Hopefully the deep tap root will make them grow quicker.  They are for local pick up in Long Beach California or I can ship them.  Shipping should be $10-$15 for one or $5-$10 each for multiple plants.

Garcinia Intermedia, 8-10" tall, they are a 1.5 years old.  $25 each

Garcinia Madruno, 8-10" tall, 1.5 years old.  $30 each.

Garcinia sp. Pacuri, this variety grows very fast for a Garcinia.  It is also supposed to be very cold hardy for a Garcinia.  The fruit is supposed to taste similar to Achachairu.  These are 12-14" tall, 1.5 years old and $35 each.

Garcinia sp Russell's Sweet.  This is an extremely rare variety in the United States.  It is supposed to be one of the best tasting Garcinia varieties and a very large fruit.  They are almost a year old.  They are 7-9" tall and $100 each.


I have some 5 gallon Inga Feuillei for sale.  They are 3-4 feet tall.  These grow very quickly into a large shade tree.  They are also nitrogen fixing, meaning they take nitrogen out of the air and put it into the soil.  Pick up only, $30 each.  I'm in Long Beach, California.


Hi all, does anyone know much about the "Giant Atis" Atemoya?  If memory serves me right there is a picture somewhere on this forum of the fruit.  It was yellow if I remember correctly.  Does anyone have comments on growth habit,  productivity, taste or the look of the fruit?  Any help would be appreciated.  I have a grafted tree and I'm trying to decide if I should keep it or not.  I'm limited on space.


Hi all, I grow the following bananas.  All heights listed are the height of the Pseudostem i.e. "trunk" at fruiting height. By propping I mean that certain varieties when fruiting become top heavy and will fall over. To prevent this they need to be propped up.  The true value here is that you are actually getting the variety you pay for.  Many, many bananas sold online and at nurseries are mislabeled.

2-5 gallon plants are $35 and about 3 feet tall total height excluding pot.  Paggi, Red Iholene and Dwarf Red cost $45.
15 gallon plants are $50 and 5 feet or taller, total height excluding pot.  Paggi, Red Iholene and Dwarf Red cost $60.

Currently available for sale I have Dwarf Brazilian in 3 gallon and 15 gallon and Paggi in 3 gallon.

Dwarf Brazilian - Beautiful plant, grows to 9-10' tall, nice wide dark green leaves, produces large bunches of delicious fruit. This is a Hawaiian variety. In Hawaii it is called an Apple Banana. THIS IS A MUST HAVE! If you only grow one banana, this is it! Never needs propping.

Brazilian - I am 99% positive of the correct ID on this variety. It grows to 11-14' tall and is a beast of a plant! It produces huge bunches of bananas that are slightly larger than Dwarf Brazilian and in my opinion taste a little better. The plant usually doesn't need propping.

Gold Finger - Excellent banana, grows to about 8-9', large fruit. It is a cross between Dwarf Brazilian and Gran Nain (the bananas you buy in the store i.e. Chiquita bananas). It tastes similar to Dwarf Brazilian but it produces more bananas that are slightly larger.  Most of the time it doesn't need propping.

Mysore -  Very vigorous, monster of a banana plant. The plant is beautiful with reddish purple coloring in the trunk, and the underside of the leaf. Produces huge bunches of very sweet flavorful bananas. Widely grown in India and one of the favorite dessert bananas there. Very ornamental and a good producer of quality bananas. Grows to 13-14' tall. Requires propping.

Blue Java AKA Ice Cream - This is the real Ice Cream banana. Most bananas sold as Ice Cream aren't the real thing. What makes this banana unique is it's light and fluffy texture with a slight vanilla taste. The fruit ripens to a blue, silver color with light green leaves on the plant. Grows to 12-13' tall. This is a Hawaiian variety. It requires propping. Call or text for pricing on this rare variety.

Dwarf Namwa - Produces 200-300 of the sweetest bananas you have ever tasted! Fruit flesh is dense and light orange colored. This banana is from Thailand.  Does not require propping. Grows to 7-9' tall.

Red Iholene - One of the most beautiful banana plants due to its attractive coloring of red and purple on the trunk and under sides of the leaves. The pink fleshed bananas are delicious fresh or cooked and is a favorite Hawaiian variety. Very beautiful plant but it is cold sensitive.  It grows to 12'.  This variety costs $10 more than other varieties.

Gros Michel - The original store bought banana! Up until the 1950's this was the most popular banana sold in the world. Most of the plants were killed by disease and the banana industry switched to a new variety. The Gros Michel is a little larger and MUCH better tasting than the bananas sold in stores today. Grows to 12', requires propping.

California Gold - What makes this banana special is it's cold tolerance. It is reported to be the most cold hardy fruiting banana. Excellent for colder areas where bananas usually can't grow. This banana is very good eaten fresh and amazing when cooked as a plantain.  It grows to 8' tall and does not require propping.

Dwarf Red - Very beautiful short plant that is sensitive to cold. Only Gros Michel is more cold sensitive. The plant has red coloring to Pseudostem and fruit. If you live close to the coast I highly recommend this variety. It is a beautiful plant, with beautiful fruit that tastes great and doesn't need to be propped. These are the red bananas you can buy in the store. It grows very slow. Grows to only 7-8' tall. This variety costs $10 more than other varieties.

Paggi - Not much is know about this variety. It is believed to be related to Gros Michel. Many that have tried it say it is the best tasting banana they have ever had. I believe it grows to about 12 feet. Limited availability. This variety costs $10 more than other varieties.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / What kind of sugar cane is this?
« on: April 29, 2022, 12:12:05 PM »
Anyone know what kind of sugar cane this is?  The grower says it is black sugar cane.  It doesn't look black to me.  It is supposed to be a soft chewing type.  I'm going to pick some up today.


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