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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best time to graft loquat?
« on: January 29, 2023, 07:40:47 PM »
I grafted about a dozen or so about a month ago. All are shooting out new growth now. Last year I grafted that same time of the year on plants in the ground and they all took as well. I covered the ones in ground with tin foil for about 10 days and then I remove the foil.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 06:17:19 PM »
Or some kind of genetically modified squirrels that protect the fruit from birds.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 04:55:14 PM »
Yea that's a good one honestabe. I would compare that to me buying a guava tree cause they grow good......if the white flies don't fly them away while you wait for it to grow. There was a cloud of those things so big you didn't want to breathe. Lesson learned.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 03:30:19 PM »
I had to contact etsy support. I tried the easy way but the seller was so stubborn on ripping me off, treating me like an idiot, and keeping the money that he didn't want to refund me when I asked the first time. It was worse than pulling teeth. I'd love for him to have to refund everyone that purchased these "scamangos".

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 12:51:29 PM »
😞 sorry to hear that, I'm sure the # of us that got burned is quite high.......

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 11:37:21 AM »
You are welcome, glad to have helped someone save frustration/money.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 10:45:34 AM »
First off there have only been great people offering products and everything on the forum has been amazing and consistently easy/friendly. Ebay has been good to me, not 1 bad experience over years and years. But there really is a bad egg out there and it stinks of bad ethics. Let me introduce to you my worst purchase ever. (Let me know if I'm wrong, that plant doesn't have the opposit leaf growth as a maprang should have)
 Persea Americana Puerto Rico-etsy
Sells mango trees labeled as "gandaria" mango.
The definition of gandaria is a bouea macrophylla. I tried using translate from Spanish but it kept telling me the bouea macrophylla was gandaria. I tried giving the benefit of the doubt but now the small price for me will hopefully make everyone aware of the scam. The seller responds to my accusation of the plant not being a "gandaria" by saying "what did you expect, its a small mango"'s not very funny but for f-s sake I expected a gandaria lol not a small mango. Grrrrrrr, this shop has to be the most despicable place to purchase a plant. That was my rookie mistake about 8 months ago.
Got any plant purchasing mistakes?? Go ahead and spill the beans........
Have a great day everyone and don't make these mistakes.

OK, they don't bother me anyway. I have my memories growing up in Golden gate back in the 80s-mid 90s and the cops chased a dealer through my neighborhood and he was ditching his stash, driving through lawns putting huge ruts, cops chasing behind as we were playing in the road/lawn watching the car drive like a maniac. So I'm not the one needing convincing here, there's some shady ass shit that happens everywhere and theres not just real and fake ghettos. Migrants are panhandling here too. Same things happen all over. It's not news anymore.

Sounds exceedingly proper to me just the wrong website lol

Oh so just the city limits? Collier is one of the biggest counties so even though your far away from the city you still write naples fl as your address. Yes there is a ghetto closer than me to the city( I believe it's inside the city limits on Gordon river) and another latin area right on the bay closer than me to the city also on Gordon river which goes right to Port royal. Its the same thing everywhere just how you chose to make your life and view things.

Every city on the south east coast of florida is more expensive than Naples lol. We have our dumps too but in general it's more to live over there. Naturally Naples is at the end of the line for everything.

I'm no millionaire, dont insult me 😆 🤣 😂 I sweat like 6-600 shirts a day in the summer for these bill/taxes.

Naples/collier. This town used to big fishing/agriculture/cattle. Grandparents had lots of mango avocado and citrus. Its the memories of being a kid with mango sticky face and peg with rotten fruit that I wanted my kids to enjoy that and planted a fruit tree forest...Very expensive but it's the last place to be impacted by economy, first to pull out of recession and there's lots of work to pay the bills and buy plants. I'm 6.6mi from the ocean just to the east of i-75 in the estates. Born and raised here, lived through Florida with work but this place always sucked me back in. Was blessed with an opportunity to buy a property before the pandemic and property value soared. Never dreamt that in a million years but here I am.......shovelseed - jabo45 what tree do you want planted and I'll throw one in for you.

Those are really nice plants! The order came very quick and in perfect condition. Packaged like a pro! I'll be ordering from him again in the future. Thanks Kevin!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lakatan banana
« on: January 15, 2023, 05:29:33 PM »
Eco farms nrth ft myers had them a few months ago and I scooped 1 up.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: TROPICAL FRUIT FORUM OLYMPICS! - 2023
« on: January 12, 2023, 09:10:54 PM »
I made the tomatoes up..🤪

Yea I'm not gonna attempt to move it. My area is completely different than Miami and the south east coast of FL. It gets really wet summer and really dry winter here. The Koppen climate map shows I'm in the savanna area and the thin strip of coast near west palm stays like a rainforest......I never knew that, anyways..... The other seedling eugenia calycina I have planted are going slow and look happy.

Either way it was a real nice plant and is still pushing growth so maybe this spring it will cheer up like we hope ypur outside row will do as well. 14 is cold dang it. I would drop my leaves too. Lol

Just stocked up the candy store for the season! Thank you for the seeds , fair price and good shipping. The writings about the plants are a good read as well. Will be looking forward to ordering more in the future.

How well do these plants relocate from being in the ground back into a pot? I got one of your nelita seedling last year or year before and made the mistake of planting it in the ground. It had a fruit last spring but didn't water enough I think and it dried up....

Anyway I think I put in too much sun, added some bananas around to try n give a little shade. It's been rough here for my plants in ground from all the weather but it's survived extremely well if you ask me.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: TROPICAL FRUIT FORUM OLYMPICS! - 2023
« on: January 12, 2023, 06:12:58 AM »
Fun, I just hurdled my through the questions. I only voted for fruits i have eatten. Mango wins for me since mangosteen has almost no range to grow and I'll never get to try one here for that reason. Not sure but ive never read about mangosteen having different cultivars with differentflavor profiles like a mango. Pineapple over jackfruit cause I eat more pineapple and I'm the only 1/4 in my family that will eat jackfruit. Plus I could only eat a couple bites of jackfruit and I could use a pineapple on pizza, pina colada, on yogurt etc. Etc.......I just can't get the jackfruit taste to go good in a pina colada lol. I voted for the tomato over durian. I can eat a good tomatoes anywhere without buying my own jet to hunt a durian. Plus way more ways to enjoy tomato........hope to try a durian one day so I could really chose which I like more. Toughest one for me was the sapodilla or dragonfruit.....I have lots of both growing here. Sapodilla is easier to grow though. Thanks for the fun morning coffee read! Have a good day fellow fruit fanatics!

I'm hoping after last year's cold weather, extreme drought and big storm we had will hit the reset button and be another 20 years before another streak like that. I hope at least.

 A freeze is rare. Years with out freezes are normal. Last freeze here like last year was 30years ago.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit worms
« on: December 13, 2022, 08:47:56 PM »
Supposedly they can just droop over the edge of the pot if you have it elevated. Zone 6 brrrrrrrr their gonna need a parka for sure. Would be cool if you got it to fruit, you could call it "big worm" variety lol.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit worms
« on: December 13, 2022, 09:58:29 AM »
Thanks! Most all are single stem until the top. Once it's about 6" over the top you can prune it so it shoots multiple branches out and starts cascading downward. The cascading is what is said to cause flowering. Those flowers are from this summer, there really starting to take off now. Got 1 fruit to set but Ian dumped so much rain the fruit rotted from the tips. I'm just a welder with a hobby lol. Trying hard though.

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