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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Eugenias for sale
« on: Today at 11:16:12 AM »
Amazing seller- Amazing plants- Amazing prices

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking to buy Paw Paw fruit!
« on: September 22, 2023, 06:04:43 PM »
Should be harvesting some this year from my tree in MI

send me a PM

this is the soap opera of this forum

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: trees that suffer injury below 45F / 7C?
« on: September 20, 2023, 11:11:27 AM »
Mamoncillo will be damaged-

seeds sourced from Jibril, FHC or any of our other central african seed suppliers are also of concern

i.e. Dennetia tripelata all died at 45F for me

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: High Stake Grafts
« on: September 16, 2023, 01:04:55 PM »
Put several of Bobooshkis jabo varieties on my fruiting escarlete this year

Tried to graft branches of fruiting Myrciaria guaqueia on a rootstock of the same and on M. glazoviana

a few variegated jabo grafts

Some yangs

That hirsuta looks like a beast

Received my cuttings today Kaz-

You are da man-

they are getting put in rootbuilder tree starter pots now


elouicious, I'm still a beginner when talking about figs. I have only tasted 10 or so different varieties even though I do have more than 70 different varieties in pots now.

I hope to start reducing the collection to under 10 varieties once I get to taste each of these varieties. I'm glad for people like Simon and others who have experience growing and tasting the varieties and sharing their summary of the best 5 or 10 varieties, that helps. I just want the fig to taste better than the Brown Turkey. Most of these top tier figs are definitely much better tasting.

I feel you on that-

I don't need 70 vars of figs, maybe 10-15 good ones

NissanVersa on here is currently trying to winnow a collection of ~50 down to 16 to plant so maybe I can get him to do a writeup

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: San Francisco fruit recommendations
« on: September 14, 2023, 05:38:16 PM »
Tons of Fuschia spp. too- the fruits are edible

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: San Francisco fruit recommendations
« on: September 14, 2023, 11:48:57 AM »
Species in SFBG

Austromyrtus dulcis
Drimys lanceolata
Luma apiculata
Syzygium smithii
Ugni molinae

at least a few more

Youre a legend Kaz

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Phoenix End of Summer Outdoor Jabo Report
« on: September 13, 2023, 06:56:51 PM »
A+ excellent report.

I lost most of my jabos this past July from misters being faulty. Would love to meet up sometime and check out your collection

one reason I am almost exclusively on drip rings for my potted plants now

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Phoenix End of Summer Outdoor Jabo Report
« on: September 13, 2023, 06:31:44 PM »
Nice write-up CeeJey!

Campo ramon did poorly in the heat here as well-

Escalarte seems to do well in the heat to add to your data

survived 18f-

got whacked back to the ground and was a maybe 3-4 year old bush

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Need a Few Members for New Fig Trial
« on: September 08, 2023, 08:02:30 PM »
Lets see if they can handle Texas

Keep in mind the region they "come from" is gigantic-

the areas they naturally inhabit may have something special about them (i.e. being on limestone) that is not immediately obvious to the eye

There looks like probably a few issues- and they are probably all stemming from an incorrect mix of soil/water (who knew these things werent native here? :))

The leaves would seem to indicate an imbalance of nutrients- here is a decent image for identification of nutrient deficiencies, but there are better ones

Nutrient deficiencies can make your plant weak and susceptible to bugs/bacteria/fungus which is what I would say the black spots are

I asked about the watering because city water is often high salt with things like chlorine that prevent the uptake of Iron, Magnesium and Manganese-

as you can see it is a multifactorial problem that will probably need some careful adjustments to sort out

what are your water parameters

great write-up K-rimes! very jealous

Ciao Giampaolo!

Are you growing any of these outdoors?

Where in italy are you located?

Would be interested in species that would survive Lazio-

Grazie mille!

Dabai is a very difficult fruit to harvest, youíre likely to get more male trees than females, takes years for them to fruit. itís a long shot to making it work. No one in Hawaii, that Iím aware of has been successful getting it to fruit. Itís almost like recommending someone to grow willughbeia sarawakensis. I suggested before that you grow durian , itís extremely nutritious , well-balanced in terms of fats/carbs, itís one of the only fruits that I feel I can make a meal out of , by itself. Also once you get some trees to produce well you will likely have people travel to your place just to eat durian. Canít say that will be true for really anything else and Iíve never heard someone travel for avocado , engkala or anything else mentioned in this thread so far

Durian as well! of course-

Sourcing seeds may be problematic but something like Safou or Dabai might be good-

Pouteria are also great fatty fruits and there are several native to peru

We have caimito, which does well here. However, I don't think it's well-suited to the area in question.
Could you please share the scientific names of Safou and Dabai?

When you say caimito you mean abiu? or Chrysophyllum cainito?

Safou - Dacryodes edulis
Dabai - Canarium schweinfurthii

what about other Pouteria like...
P. lucuma
P. hypoglauca
P. viridis
P. sapota
P. butyrocarpa
P. campechiana
P. torta
P. multiflora
P. macrophylla

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Kepel Apple seeds for sale
« on: August 24, 2023, 08:57:15 PM »
fwiw this is a gigantic ultratropical tree-

Ive grow and killed a few

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: August 24, 2023, 08:36:01 PM »
the Lisa atemoya I tried from fruit and spice park is up there with Rollinia in the best Annonas I have tasted

Finally a flower emerges.  Yes, I think I will need to prop it up as it has fallen over in the wind already once or twice

I think you may find homegrown bananas worth it brian, many people say that it is one of their favorite fruits when picked ripe off the rack

A simple mop handle with a y fashioned at the top could suffice as a prop

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: California FALL MEET UP
« on: August 24, 2023, 08:07:47 PM »
I'm definitely in for this one!

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