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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« on: November 12, 2016, 03:35:53 PM »
When I first saw the new greenhouse it looked really cool, but then I realized it's more than that. It's essentially made of like sliding glass doors the same a backdoor would have. Did you come up with this on your own?
This seems genius, because as my dad put it, you can bring plants in virtually anywhere. No need to lug in one door and out the same door. They're durable too. Did you calculate the cost vs traditional panel type greenhouse? What did you use for the roof? Can you share more details of construction? :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafted Pulasan Arrived From Hawaii
« on: November 12, 2016, 03:32:09 PM »
This is fantastic. I'm just wondering, do you work in a hospital or lab? I keep wondering why your new seedling is in a sink surrounded by medical equipment.

I don't know if you're Pinoy, but a few of your items make me think you may be. I'm looking for cuttings or seeds of Broussenetia Luzonica, "Alukon", I think the word has evolved to Alorcon there in hawaii, according to a honolulu newspaper piece I read. It was about 2 trees that grow there that were planted from seeds snuck in a long time ago. In any case, it seems available there. Any way you could find and sell me this?

Anyone have cuttings of syzygium aromaticum?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help Cacao tree transplant shock!
« on: November 09, 2016, 08:55:25 PM »
Give this a humidity tent as well. If you can't make one, keep it in a steamy bathroom. Actually some folks have grown their cacao in their bathrooms in pots. I saw one once that was like 6 feet tall.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Upgraded Greenhouse and 2016 Fruits
« on: November 09, 2016, 07:50:26 PM »
This is fantastic, Tuan. Your growing has been an inspiration to me, I hope that invite to see your greenhouse one day still stands ... not only do you grow tropical plants in a cold climate, but more importantly, you fruit them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Some pics of my NorCal yard
« on: November 01, 2016, 07:24:41 PM »
Wow, nice garden you're growing. At first I thought, "Vallejo is too up there to grow that stuff", but I forgot how scorchingly sunny and warm Gilroy felt(northeast of where I lived), it must just be the coastal area had cooler ocean air. Well, in any case, thanks for the pics.

I-want-one. STAT  ;D

I'm curious, don't you want to see them fruit? Are you selling your only ones?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fresh coffee for soil
« on: October 31, 2016, 11:34:24 PM »
Maybe you can use caffeine free to be sure?

Can you fieldtrip it for the rest of the class? Lol, no seriously, I love watching videos of your guy's tours. First of it's kind of Florida would make it interesting on youtube.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: how to chose a greenhouse?
« on: October 31, 2016, 11:20:08 PM »
For what it's worth, the harbor freight greenhouses have a warning for california customers about reproductive health harm, as well as a cancer risk. That kind of turned me off after buying mine, and I really only got one season out of it. Then again, california has those warnings on a lot of things ... not sure if it's overprotection or serious.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Patience Pays off with Duku Langsat
« on: October 27, 2016, 03:18:22 PM »
That's actually my point exactly, Oscar. They should do some genetic mapping and differentiate by scientific names what's what. As it is now, if I want a lansium domesticum plant(been looking for ages for a good grafted plant), I have to ask a seller first for lansium domesticum and then describe what characteristics I want, irrespective of any common names "langsat" "duku langsat" etc. E.G. "I'm looking for a sweet lansium domesticum that is close to seedless with a peel that's virtually latex free". This could be called "longkong" to some, and something else to others so it's very confusing using common names.

Some places even use lansium parasiticum instead of lansium domesticum, so it's a pool of names, all I know is I want sweet fruit with virtually zero seeds, and I want a bountiful harvest similar to your tree. That would make me happy. :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fresh coffee for soil
« on: October 26, 2016, 11:59:10 PM »
I'm wondering. Does it matter what quality of coffee you use? Is all coffee created equal? Can one use the dollar store coffee and does anyone know if it's treated with any chemicals? If it were, wouldn't it negate any organic benefit of using coffee grounds? Just curious.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Patience Pays off with Duku Langsat
« on: October 26, 2016, 11:57:28 PM »
I was thinking something similar. They ought to map these genetically and then give them names so that we can all work off the same sheet o' music. I agree it seems the names refer to characteristics more, because when I say duku or longkong to one seller it means something else to another, so I have just reverted to only asking for specific traits I prefer and the latin name.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Today's breakfast
« on: October 26, 2016, 11:52:22 PM »
Looks good Lory. Are you preparing anything for Undas?

No mango, Simon. If I recall correctly the trees don't start flowering until dry season begins ... November, then fruit ripens sometime in April/May.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Foliage on my soncoya (Annona purpurea)
« on: October 16, 2016, 11:57:47 PM »
What kind of fertilizer, potting soil, water do you use? It's very healthy and obviously you're doing it right.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Patience Pays off with Duku Langsat
« on: October 16, 2016, 11:55:06 PM »
Can we put together a group order for airlayers, Oscar? Who's in?  ::) I mean, with pictures like that, of course I'm going to want one.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB theibron a cacao seedling
« on: October 16, 2016, 11:51:50 PM »
Have you tried ebay? Lol, I think another person posted this a year ago, and I talked about ebay, and they bought one like the next day. Hopefully, you'll have similar luck with it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangosteen ordering
« on: October 14, 2016, 11:59:32 PM »
Their site says unavailable.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Patience Pays off with Duku Langsat
« on: October 14, 2016, 11:58:58 PM »
Packing my bags, Oscar. I'll be right over to help eat those.  :P

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Matthew
« on: October 10, 2016, 11:58:40 PM »
That's a funny picture, Adam. It almost looks like you're yawning at the hurricane. Glad most of you made it through okay. Feel for those who didn't though.

Try the search function. There's quite a bit of information on here regarding this, some of which you have reposted. My seeds never sprouted unfortunately.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Citrus Amblycarpa
« on: October 01, 2016, 09:13:15 AM »
Thanks for the heads up, Dimples. Very good sleuthing work. I'm usually pretty good at that kind of thing, but came up with nothing in my searches. Originally I got seeds from a man in Georgia. Beautiful little tree I had. Still sad about it.

I remember in the Spring you posted a similar thread and I went looking for them. The circular had them, but none of the stores did. I figured I missed them and they sold out. This past Thursday I noticed 3 at one Aldi and figured they were leftovers from the back that were misplaced, so of course I snatched one up. Then yesterday I was at a different location and they had a bunch. I guess the manufacturer sent out some more.

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