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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Delete
« on: January 16, 2023, 10:56:14 AM »

Hicksbeachia pinnatifolia = Red Bopple Nut
Davidsonia johnsonii = Smooth Davidson Plum

Two species originally from Australia, possibly still confined to the continent.

Please PM me what cultivars you have.

I will no longer be dealing with eBay due to currency and account restrictions. Just PayPal.

From the coastal restinga forests of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
A newly discovered species, extremely rare and endangered
Grows 2-5 metres tall, dazzling cauliflorous habit, yellow fruit
The genus Pradosia is closely allied to the tasty Pouteria (Sapotaceae)
It's sister species is Pradosia lactescens, but that grows into a very large tree.
Seedling is located in Europe and delivery is only in Europe, by courier
42 euros, 12 euros delivery. Current location: Zagreb, Croatia (EU)

From the coastal restinga forests of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
A newly discovered species, extremely rare
Grows 2-6 metres tall, dazzling cauliflorous habit, yellow fruit
The genus Pradosia is closely allied to the tasty Pouteria (Sapotaceae)
Express postage. Europe only. PM me with questions.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ·
« on: December 18, 2021, 10:31:54 AM »

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / deleted
« on: November 20, 2021, 12:21:58 AM »

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / deleted
« on: November 19, 2021, 06:59:01 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Let's Go Bondon!
« on: November 16, 2021, 06:53:03 AM »
Trying to get this slow-growing Artocarpus going. Commonly known as Bondon, it is an exception in the genus since it forms a small and low tree. Some say the fruit has a flavor better than jakfruit. Time will tell, but if you are outside of the tropics forget about fruiting this Bornean nugget.

A. brevipundunculatus

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / [EU] Seeds Sold
« on: July 05, 2021, 09:42:41 AM »

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Helper wanted in Russian Federation
« on: March 23, 2021, 11:55:10 AM »
Hello folks,
I am seeking help from someone in Russia to buy some plants for me and hold them until I am able to come and pick them up or organize other transport. This has to be done now because the vendor only sends out plants in early Spring. The helper will be paid for their service.

You will also have to write in Russian to the shop, as it is email order. The order will be for 4 small plants, and possibly some seeds.

If you are serious about this, please message (PM) me now.


Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / For deletion
« on: January 12, 2021, 01:08:30 AM »
Sold item

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Feijoa - Back with a vengeance
« on: December 15, 2020, 07:25:05 AM »

Probably one of the more popular restorations in recent taxonomy...

As for Acca (Dacca) it's TNT - Dynamite for its most famous member, but not quite Highway to Hell just yet since there is still Acca macrostema & lanuginosa.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: Dwarf #8 Loquat seeds
« on: September 29, 2020, 10:32:43 AM »
As some of you may know, the mother tree of Dwarf #8 loquat unfortunately perished in the recent hurricane. So I am reaching out to loquat collectors who purchased budwood of this and could supply me with 10-20 seeds in the future. Or if someone still has seeds from this year, they might be viable as loquat seeds are said to be good for at least six months.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Early Red Loquat
« on: September 29, 2020, 05:16:26 AM »
Early Red Loquat is a cultivar of loquat that was bred over a century ago by Taft in Orange California. It apparently had fruit ripening in late January or early February. However that is not the full season I don’t think, because I found a nursery in Orange, CA that says the fruiting window is Feb to April. I'd like to know if anyone is still growing this heirloom and what the fruiting season is for you.

Edit: Sorry guys, I can't find the nursery anymore. I was browsing this a few days ago, perhaps I falsely remembered GA as CA... Willis Orchards has it.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Grapevine in shade
« on: August 02, 2020, 12:35:17 AM »
Is it possible to ripen grapes if the bunches are in the shade and just the leaves are getting sun from above? I have a narrow area blocked off from morning and afternoon sun. So just sunlight from above would hit the overhead trellis. But it would still be a good number of hours.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Black Limes Platter
« on: July 20, 2020, 08:03:16 AM »
Been experimenting with black limes and would highly recommend this method of storage, especially for those in cold climates where the season is short. They have an amazing ability to rehydrate and pass on a complex lime flavor to any soup or stew. I am yet to try the famous black lime tea or sour drink, but will give it a go.

Viable seeds wanted.
Katy, Goldkist and hybrid of two if this should be available.
PM me please.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID help
« on: June 01, 2020, 12:19:32 PM »
Appreciate knowing even just the genus of this.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / French translator required
« on: June 01, 2020, 12:01:47 AM »
If there is anyone fluent in French who would like to volunteer a little translation, I am interested to know the characteristics of Eugenia michelii as described here: It is number 27. Pretty much just interested to know what the fruit are like, and how to differentiate from E. uniflora.

Update: Thanks to the person who PM'd me a transcription, which I was able to use in Google Translate. It reads "The fruit is a globose berry, slightly torose or with rounded sides, red in its maturity, crowned by the calyx, and which contains, under a soft flesh, slightly acerbic and refreshing. a globular and monosperm nucleus."

It seems to be the same as E. uniflora. The name is invalid, even though it may show as valid in some databases.


Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Budwood wanted for EU: Morus cv's
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:41:03 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / White kwai muk (Artocarpus hypargyreus)
« on: December 26, 2019, 04:11:30 AM »
Ok... push came to shove...

This is a wild specimen growing in Hong Kong. Note the long peduncles and tomentose abaxial leaf side.

Ostensibly, no one has this species in cultivation yet. Will be interesting to see if mods leave two threads with same binomial now.  ;D

Citrus General Discussion / Was this bud graft from last year successful?
« on: November 26, 2019, 11:32:02 PM »
Last year I attempted a bud graft of an orange cultivar onto a grapefruit tree. The reason I did this is because the branching higher up is weak, leaning, and just a matter of time till snapping.
Unfortunately, I had to go overseas for a year, and just now have inspected the graft. I did the large rectangular piece for a grafting lower down on tree. Nothing ever shooted, but it still appears to be green and alive. If I were to prune all the growth above the bud, would it start to push growth from the bud? Though it is heating up for summer in Australia, this new growth would be in the shade due to other branches on my multigraft tree.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Seeds from Brazil: Sold out
« on: November 07, 2019, 08:18:31 PM »
Pouteria butyrocarpa (Butter sapote, Cupã) - $5 per seed (Minimum 5 seeds)
This black swan of the Pouteria world has reemerged from the shadows in a big way. No longer is it just fodder for famished loggers and lumberjacks. The meat is reminiscent of lucuma, medjool dates or cream sprinkled with chocolate powder. Can be eaten at moist stage, or later dry stage caused by natural fermentation which enhances quality. Large and ornamental tree, but could be disciplined on to a rootstock of other Pouteria I think. Adaptable to subtropics.

Pouteria torta subsp. torta (Cerrado Abiu, Grão de galo, Abiurana, Abiu piloso, Guapeva) - $4 per seed (Minimum 5 seeds)
This is one for those truanting outside the tropics. You want something like abiu, but are simply too cool for temperature school. Well this is the consolation. Fast growing, drought tolerant, allegedly withstands -3°C. Large tree with twisted/tortured trunk, hence the name torta (you thought it meant tart/pudding, didn't you?). Helton's legendary palate registers a comparison to condensed milk, so, do you want this 'milkshake' to bring all the boys to the yard?

Hancornia speciosa var. pubescens (Cerrado mangaba) - $5 per seed (Minimum 5 seeds)
The great thing about this cerrado variety of mangaba is that it makes a smaller bush and is more cold tolerant. But I'm not going to lie; raising these is like getting pandas to breed in captivity. Tree grows in soil of poor fertility, so that needs to be mimicked. Try cactus mix. Very sensitive to phytophthora, phosphorous, cow manure and excess water.  Can handle down to -3°C. The fruit are tasty and healthy. If your better half is wasting space on barren and cliche frangipanis, cut a deal by offering to plant this instead (it is closely related).

Plinia nana (Jaboticaba-peba, Crawling jaboticaba, Dwarf jaboticaba) - $4 per seed (Minimum 5 seeds)
Beware the cerrado curse. It hails from the sandy-soil terrains between Minas Gerais and Goiás. Very drought tolerant once established, and will send out runners (vegetative reproduction). Good tasting fruit. Hardy to -3°C... no I'm still not going to convert that to Fahrenheit.

Plinia spp. (different varieties) - $5 per seed (Minimum 5 seeds per variety)
Four types available: Caipirinha, Peluda jequitinhonha, Rajada and Olho de boi Tatuí. I used to be quite agnostic about Plinia, having not been impressed by Sabara. But then I saw her taste - now I'm a believer. Without a trace element of doubt in my mound. Evergreen, productive, shade tolerant, can take some frosts.

0-500 grams                                     501-1000 grams                                     
Regular: $43                                     Regular: $50                           
EMS: $60                                          EMS: $65

Seeds sent in vermiculite. Thanks to all those who inquired, but sold out pretty quick. Might be second round offers later.

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