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 - Rex Begonias

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 12
1
Awesome!  What size are these?  Wasnít really sure from the listings. 

2
I need more information on the germination rate of this seed.


Itís plants/rooted cuttings.

3
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2015 jackfruit recommendation ?
« on: April 21, 2023, 11:23:08 PM »
Any word on the PIN varieties?  Iíve seen some feedback now on orange crush, what about Tangerine?

4
Are these ones commonly in landscaping equivalent to one grown for the fruit?  Does anyone know anyone who grows them for the fruit?  I know there are different species, but just asking because I've tried some of the fruit and couldn't understand how anyone called it edible.  So fibrous and not really even worth messing with the ones I tried which seemed ripe, and I tried varying stages at Fruit and Spice before as well.  I'll admit ignorance, but these are grown a fair bit in S FL.

5
Cool!  Just sent pm about marang and blackberry jam.

I don't think any of my initial PMs go thru.  Are you out of marang?

6
That is a project I have been doing off and on for about 6 months. I totally agree especially with the amount of species that have been available over the last few months. I have the next three days off work and will get back to this and try to create something. I appreciate the input from everyone and stay tuned! If anyone needs some info or photos ASAP reach out on our support page and I will send them to you directly until I can get this worked out. Thank you and have a great weekend! (New drop coming soon)

That is awesome!
Was thinking the same- there is literally no easily accessible info out there on a fair few of those species, if not most of them.
Cheers!

7
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: April 05, 2023, 09:19:36 PM »
Has anyone found the restinga to be any easier to get going from seed?  Iíve had good success with some 3gal trees potted out so far, does much better here than other varieties I have. 

Sending PM on nelita seeds. Let me know if it doesnít go thru.

not yet?

Gotcha, didnít go thru then.  Was just looking for maybe 10 of those if you have available still can you send me a message?  Thanks!

8
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: April 05, 2023, 06:36:22 PM »
Has anyone found the restinga to be any easier to get going from seed?  Iíve had good success with some 3gal trees potted out so far, does much better here than other varieties I have. 

Sending PM on nelita seeds. Let me know if it doesnít go thru. 

9
Cool!  Just sent pm about marang and blackberry jam. 

10
Would you mind posting a quick list of what's for sale?

Would be interested as well.

11
I had gotten a nice one from HawaiianTropicalPlants a couple years ago, https://www.store.hawaiiantropicalplants.com/Garcinia-gummi-gutta-Gamboge-4x4x10inch-tree-pot-1638.htm

it was fairly large size and healthy.   Seems they still carry them but it says "back ordered", you could try emailing the seller he should be responsive. 

Can I ask what the attraction of gamboge is, though?  I ordered it when I was initially collecting all the garcinias I could find and didn't read up much on it, seems like it isn't really for fresh eating, maybe cooking/medicine
Sorry for the mix up was refering to gamboge garcinia xanthochymus.
It's going to be used as rootstock. The fruit doesn't taste too good. Way too sour. I hear it's used in curries and stuff not for eating out of hand.
I actually enjoy Xanthochymus out of hand :o

I agree- itís super sour, but pretty tasty.  Eaten ripe itís kinda like the flavor of a super sour green mango to me, but the texture of a ripe mango.   

12
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling fresh kwai muk seeds - usa
« on: November 20, 2022, 10:20:49 PM »
Awesome!  Did you fruit it there in Tampa area?

13
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: BidnGrow
« on: November 20, 2022, 06:31:21 PM »
It looks like it's no longer online. FigBid is still active. Both sites were owned and operated by the same person/people. BidNGrow was an offshoot of FigBid. I guess it's just been merged back into FigBid.

I liked BidNGrow, in theory. But, I did a few listings on the site with no sales and generally found other sellers' inventory fairly limited. I wish it had succeeded as an alternative to eBay.

Gotcha.

Yeah, I think it just didnít get the marketing and usage that it needed to pick up off the ground.  Bummer. 

14
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ice Cream Mango
« on: November 17, 2022, 01:48:20 PM »
was recently at my friends house, and was astonished to see his Ice cream mango tree, about 6 yr old, and 8ft tall, holding a decent crop of fruit (maybe 15-20).

the reason I was so surprised, is because his tree is growing in a very crowded location, with other trees all around, blocking full sun, and creating a moist environment, with reduced air circulation.

the fruits are all impeccable...with no blemishes...also the foliage of this tree is virtually immaculate...and the owner never ever sprays any copper or fungicides.

I wonder how this can be?

So youíre saying thereís a chance?

A chance I could fruit this mango in the shade?

15
Poll questions and intentions a bit unclear.

Do you have a specific concern with content or format on the listings page?  Sorry, just trying to understand. 

16
Tropical Fruit Discussion / BidnGrow
« on: November 04, 2022, 12:13:49 AM »
Is this website still a thing or has it shutdown?
Www.Bidngrow.com


17
Are these fruiting right now?  I will have to go check the trails and see.  I have tried some before and sorta meh, if I remember right acidic and astringent.  Always chance I got at poor level of ripeness tho, gotta try again.

18
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Allspice seeds and Berries
« on: November 01, 2022, 11:13:40 PM »
Hi All, The Allspice (pimenta dioica) are in season so have fresh seeds or berry's $.25 ea. plus shipping                                          Regards    Patrick

How difficult are they to germinate?  Iíd be interested in giving it a go most likely. 

19
At those seed prices tho, buying the fruit is for sure a better option, even at those boutique prices from Miami Fruit compared to shelling out $100 for 10 seeds and not getting to try the fruit, plus Iím sure the fruit has good bit more than 10 seeds.  I guess I would just want to be sure nothing was done to it that would make the seeds unviable. 

20
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida coconut belt
« on: October 25, 2022, 11:28:42 AM »
We planted Coconuts at my Grandmothers house in Indialantic back in the late 90s, they're doing great!!!

Thatís where Iím at. We have tons around here, tho obviously not as many as places on the coast further south.  They do fine here tho. 

I would agree with Jaboticabaís assessment, that essentially sums it up. 

21
The birds love these and I get seedlings fairly often.  I have a few trees with some fruit right now I believe, but not certain how to prep and ship the seed or Iíd be more than happy to.  If you know how, let me know, I can save and send you some.

If they're shipped in damp vermiculite or paper towel they should make it shipped in a priority envelope, we're pretty geographically close. I'd imagine seedlings without soil would even make it this close (although that might be pushing it with how they handle mail). I was just in Miami yesterday to pick up a tree from a different forum member but didn't see any fruits.

PM sent.

Thank you!
Dan

Just responded to your PM. 


22
Very interesting that vermiculite can have asbestos. Maybe I'll stay with perlite.
Anyway, from my last post, I've tried to get my act together and sprout seeds better.
I now label them and use better soil. Fingers crossed for them eugenias.

Vermiculite shouldnít have asbestos in it, that was primarily from a specific mine maybe a few decades ago, which has since been closed down, and currently available vermiculite should not have much, if any, asbestos in it.  I guess there was a big consumer awareness and crackdown on it at some point. I havenít been in the game long enough to remember any of that, but good to hear progress can be made on stuff like that.   

This is just what I read a few weeks ago, would have to look into it again to give better details and check the sources and all that good stuff give a bit more confidence on the info. 

23
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mammee seeds?
« on: October 19, 2022, 11:57:03 PM »
Check shilohtech or palologrower-

The tree should be dropping fruit in fruit and spice park right now also-

50-100 seeds might be the size of a briefcase or larger, fair warning

Larger than a briefcase Iíd think for 100.  Those are some of the largest seeds Iíve dealt with.  Really awesome looking seeds tho. 

24
The birds love these and I get seedlings fairly often.  I have a few trees with some fruit right now I believe, but not certain how to prep and ship the seed or Iíd be more than happy to.  If you know how, let me know, I can save and send you some. 

25
I had been potting everything out, as I never cared for paper towel method, but running out of space for pots and tired of having to clear out empty pots months later, so Iíve just started trying to germinate everything in ziplocks with vermiculite.  Iím also trying some hydrogen peroxide on the seeds.  Started this as Iíve had some really great success with seeds purchased from members germinating in the baggies of vermiculite sellers have packed and shipped in. 

Found and resurrected this thread out of interest for yíallís opinions.  Iím not sure yet if Iíll continue doing it this way.  Iím also not sure if Iíve been cleaning the seeds well enough, but thatís probably a whole different thread. 

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 12
SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk