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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.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit worms
« on: December 12, 2022, 05:50:59 AM »
Yea a wood or metal post for it to climb up would work good.  Someone sells a post top online if you search it. The pic shows a pretty standard design. Think I went with 5'6" from the ground to top of post. I used aluminum 2.5"x2.5"x.125" wall since I'm a welder. Super lightweight and extremely strong. I needed some shade on mine so I screwed some Sable palms around the sides. I could see the concrete breaking if you start hammer drilling and screwing tapcons into it and attaching things.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit worms
« on: December 11, 2022, 07:51:10 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit worms
« on: December 09, 2022, 02:08:08 PM »
Air roots for gripping the host.

Thank you! I'll keep a look out and do some more research.

What's your opinion on best tasting eugenia for growing outdoors here in Naples/ south fl?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multi rootstock grafting
« on: November 30, 2022, 08:07:56 PM »
That's a real cool plant OBG1! I up potted various seedlings to try some more grafting out. Thanks for showing us your tree!

I'll take cuttings of the 2' size fruit. Watertangatubamelon fruit lol

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Concrete dragonfruit post
« on: November 15, 2022, 10:53:20 PM »
I made a bunch of posts with these top features but Ive decided to just go topless with them.  My friend Thy sent some videos of vietnamese techniques and convinced me its not necessary to have tops.  So the rest of the posts won't have any top feature going forward.  Much easier, cheaper overall Im happy with that.

The indented part of these posts is there so that the top piece can slip on. I used threaded hot dipped galvanized 1/2 inch bolt to attach my top but I like the idea of the indent. My 10 concrete dragonfruit posts survived Hurricane Ian 150 mph winds without leaning and most branches hung on. I really doubt they would have held on with no top piece.
Wow! That's amazing none of them leaned at all with all the most soil in that wind........I used to add water glass in my concrete table projects to reduce the water and make a stronger cement along with acrylic fortifier and cure in a sealed bag for 2 weeks, soaked with water to prevent it getting too hot.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Concrete dragonfruit post
« on: November 14, 2022, 08:48:49 PM »
Those look real nice! I've been wanting to try some concrete posts too but have abundance of scrap aluminum. Made one about 25 gal with some skis and lifting handles wrapped in cocofiber and twine.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which is better, Rambutan or Longan?
« on: November 14, 2022, 05:07:33 AM »
Longan easily. I hate that hard seed coat in the flesh from rambutan. Makes me feel like ace ventura eating sunflower seeds.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multi rootstock grafting
« on: November 03, 2022, 11:33:41 PM »
Thanks, I'll have to save some seeds from them all when they fruit so I have some compatible stock to graft to them.

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