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I have some Air Root Pots in various sizes that are in good shape. If you are interested and live in the St. Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater areas give me a PM.

#2  1.4 Gal      Red         $3
#3  2.4 Gal      Yellow     $5
#5  3.9 Gal      Green      $7
#7 5.4 Gal      Blue        $8
#10  8 Gal      Black      $10
#12  10 Gal      Black      $12

I also have some larger ones including the one on the left
in the photograph. These do not have bottoms.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please Help Me Identify These 2
« on: August 14, 2021, 09:54:18 AM »
I couldn't locate the tags on either one and have no clue as to what they are.
Plant #1

Plant #2

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Topping Soursop
« on: January 25, 2021, 02:55:19 PM »
My soursop is getting too tall and I want to cut it back some. Should I do it now
during the winter or wait for warmer weather?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Miracle Grow Garden Soil Sale
« on: September 30, 2020, 12:15:58 PM »
Local Lowe's has 2 cu. ft. on sale for $5 and no longer lists the 1 cu. ft.
Depot has the 1 cu. ft. for $15.98. and Walmart about the same as Home
Depot for 1 cu. ft..

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Anyone Growing Mama Cadela
« on: September 16, 2020, 02:28:05 PM »
I ran across an old post dated 2012 and was wondering if anyone is
growing it today. Would also like to know how many years to fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help Identifying
« on: May 11, 2020, 02:49:22 PM »
Any ideas as to what these are? I have 2 growing in pots
and both are missing name tags.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Weevil Problem
« on: April 19, 2020, 02:17:28 PM »
What would you recommend to get rid of these weevils on my lychee tree?


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Mango Trees at Lowes
« on: August 06, 2019, 02:13:35 PM »
The Lowes in St. Petersburg area (Park Blvd. and Belcher) has 3 Carries, 2 Mallika (3 gal) and one Kesar
that looks like a 7 gal. No price on the Kesar and the others were $33.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / To Cut or Not to Cut
« on: August 02, 2019, 03:12:12 PM »
My young Lychee had die back on the main trunk and the horizontal limb on the right is growing faster than the
vertical section. Should I remove the horizontal limb on the right to allow the vertical one to grow faster or just
leave it as is?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wayne Clifton
« on: July 14, 2019, 09:55:09 PM »
Just found this on the Manatee Rare Fruit Council's web site. How sad:

"Long-term MRFC member Wayne Clifton passed away on June 19 after a long illness. Honoring his family’s request, the MRFC has sent a donation to the Tidewell Hospice branch in Ellenton in lieu of
flowers. In next month’s newsletter we plan to feature remembrances of Wayne and his many contributions to the MRFC and to fruit tree horticulture in our region. We ask those who wish
to contribute to send your written appreciation of Wayne to either Pete Robertson  or Darryl McCullough ."

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Looking for Sunrise Lime
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:40:48 PM »
Anyone know of a source for sunrise lime seeds or plants?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Discovered Some Visitors
« on: October 28, 2018, 11:27:48 AM »
Trimming my Carrie this morning and found this:

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:59:34 PM »
Met someone from Tampa area who grew up In Virgin Islands and is looking
for a guavaberry plant.

Anyone know of a Florida seller?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / What is it
« on: September 29, 2018, 11:01:43 AM »
Can someone identify what it is and how it's used.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Ice Cream Bean Trees
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:36:26 PM »
I have a couple of Ice Cream Bean Trees available for anyone in the St. Pete/Clearwater areas
willing to pick up. They are 2 years old and stand approx. 54' high. PM me if interested.

I still have one plant to give away.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is it Ready?
« on: August 25, 2018, 03:19:17 PM »
How does one know when it's ready to pick? This one
has a bit of give when I squeeze it.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Schleichera oleosa Seeds
« on: August 04, 2018, 05:42:58 PM »
Any forum members from Thailand have access to Schleichera oleosa Seeds?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Found on My Kent Tree This Morning
« on: August 02, 2018, 11:22:31 AM »
Picked it this morning before the squirrels got to it. Weighed in at 3.2 lbs. Yum!

Citrus General Discussion / Advice Please
« on: February 24, 2018, 04:24:00 PM »
My small  Xie Shan is blooming like crazy after being planted in the ground this Spring.
Since it is small (about 40" tall), should I pull the blooms off?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Advice Please - Wrong Section, Moving to Citrus
« on: February 24, 2018, 02:27:19 PM »
My small  Xie Shan is blooming like crazy after being planted in the ground this Spring.
Since it is small (about 40" tall), should I pull the blooms off?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID Please
« on: September 23, 2017, 06:32:12 PM »
Does this look like an Artocarpus odoratissimus or an Artocarpus sericicarpus?

How can one differentiate between the 2?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Korlan?
« on: July 23, 2017, 01:22:38 PM »
I have this tagged as a Korlan but have been unable to find a photo with one blooming. Can
anyone tell me if this looks right?

I have a couple of extra Passiflora nitida and Ice Cream Bean plants if anyone in the St. Pete area
is interested and willing to pick up (sorry, no shipping).

Please PM me if interested.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Carrie Mago Trees at St. Pete Lowes
« on: February 09, 2017, 11:19:54 AM »
I was walking through the garden section at the Lowes ob Belcher Rd. (across from Sam's Club) and
spotted about half a dozen Carrie mango trees. They were about 36" to 40" tall and listed for $29.95.

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