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I wouldn't rule out dropping a big bag of ice on the base of the tree during cold nights. Especially if it's only 1-3 trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: aravaipa avocado
« on: September 14, 2022, 12:24:04 PM »
My tree is small and has stayed small

I got an aravaipa direct from Arizona. It also grew very slow. I assumed because it was grafted in florida on florida rootstock. I grafted onto a mexicola grande and the graft took off. I am hoping it will fruit this coming winter.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help ID Passion Fruit with red flesh
« on: July 11, 2022, 11:21:16 AM »
This is a weed in my yard. It grows everywhere and takes over the canopy of smaller trees. In the Summer I have a hard time keeping up with it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is a black sapote tree worth having?
« on: July 06, 2022, 11:36:13 AM »
As with all my delicate plantings. I keep mine in pots and move them around (a year or two). After this initial "tryout", It then decides where the best place to thrive.
The cold hits my BSapote and kills off a few branches, but now has a happy home snuggled between a few nurse trees for protection.

I've had a dropped fruit from that tree. The taste: sweet yam, maple syrup, peacans, with the texture more on the egg yolk side (doent taste like egg.)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Khans Edible Oasis Video Yard tour
« on: May 25, 2022, 12:12:32 PM »
I am going to have to ask you for a cherilate/cherimoya in the near future. Cool yard BTW.

Iím in Hollywood area and Iím really hoping to find a public fruiting Inga to get a pod so I can eat and grow the seeds. I know of one in San Diego but I donít plan on going that far. If any generous people would gift me a pod I would really appreciate that or Iíd be willing to buy them too. Iíd love to see a mature fruiting tree though

There are a few along the public street here. But I stil would check with the neighbor.,-118.281307,3a,75y,298.16h,78.91t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDahQWzgGipYBOQn63czwzQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Contest: Largest Loquat Fruit for 2022
« on: April 07, 2022, 01:53:31 PM »
Big Jim.
My tree produced only 1/4 of what it did last year. Last year I was eating loquats from this tree from late February into March.
The size of these is an average. There maybe smaller and maybe slightly bigger.

I already have peluche. But couldnt resist not playing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pouteria pollination
« on: February 01, 2022, 11:48:09 AM »
My Fairchild Canistel has been in the ground for close to seven years. And I had the same issue. Many flowers but no fruit set.
Then I saw someone on the interweb mention pinching the flowers one at a time (not too hard of a pinch). Maybe it was a coincidence, but I have at least 100 marble-sized fruits and multiples on a single branch. Give it a try, it wouldn't hurt.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote for South Florida?
« on: January 17, 2022, 01:07:51 PM »
The Fruit and Spice has a Smathers that I thought was pretty fkn good. And it was a nice size too.

I have cocktail tree with saijo, chocolate, honan, giant, fuyu, that fruit for me every year. The fuyu is a beast at producing as well as the honan. The saijo produces a few on its lone branch, but huge fruits. The giant fuyu its  great producer as well. The chocolate produces the least (maybe 6-12 each year) but produces thousands of male flowers that pollinate the rest of the tree. The tree is near Spacex.

Good stuff indeed.

Also looking forward to the Spice Zee Nectaplum!

There are better varieties. Spice zee is a beautiful tree with beautiful looking fruit. But the taste is not show-off with

I sprouted five CH17 and are 16" tall now.
I have no luck growing jackfruit, and I dont expect any better with these seedlings. But you never know.

I grafted coyo on a avocado rootstock earlier this year. And I recently got chucte seeds from Oscar. I am hoping they too sprout so I can regraft that coyo onto its own seedling for safe keeping.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: For Sale: White Sapote Cuttings
« on: August 31, 2021, 11:27:37 AM »
Every scion/cutting that I have received from Kaz has taken. His material are clean and they make it in an orderly fashion. I will buy more in the future for sure.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting fig for SoCal?
« on: August 24, 2021, 12:57:59 PM »
My favorites for this year (2021) has to be the Vista. It has a thick skin, which holds up better to figeaters and sometimes the birds. And the flavor is very nice.
Black Madiera is always a yearly winner. But in my yard, they tend to split.
I'm not into the honey figs, and yellow long neck/golden rainbow (same variety).
New to my yard was the China Creek red from BrianM. This was was super sweet, and dries nicely on my table to a candy-like consistency.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Illama germination
« on: July 16, 2021, 08:24:29 PM »
I found a dropped san pablo at the F&S park. When I got back home a week later I placed the seeds in a wet paper towel. Then proceeded to put it in an opened plastic ziplock above my microwave oven (the magical place). I got more than half to sprout.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: YIKES ....$5.00/lb for mangoes
« on: June 11, 2021, 07:43:48 PM »
$4 for the older varieties and up to $7 for the designer stuff. you could buy drops at $2-$3lbs, but you wont know what they are unless you know your mangos.

Thanks John. My scions arrived quickly and in great shape.

Sent a PM a few times with no response. I'm wondering if the PM is out of order?

My yearly trip to SoFlo will be the end of May, so I hope some mangos are ripe by then. Last year I was told the season was early and I missed most of the oragne sherberts and coconut creams.

I've been picking BigJim since mid-February, and there are quite a few on the tree still ripening that will take me into May. It's has been very productive for me this year.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Semi-annual annona sale
« on: March 30, 2021, 05:29:22 PM »
Has anyone had their paypal account temporarily limited? I got flagged and got an email this morning. I guess we need to explain out purchases to them from now on?

Nope. You need to pay attention to certain words in your payment note. They flagged some sensitive words like Cuba
 and it will take a while to clear. Best to put a space between letters


Yup you are right. I did however tell PP I would take my business somewhere else if it wasnt fix quick-like. It cleared within 12 hours.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Semi-annual annona sale
« on: March 24, 2021, 12:36:38 PM »
Has anyone had their paypal account temporarily limited? I got flagged and got an email this morning. I guess we need to explain out purchases to them from now on?

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