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What's the secret to germinating v.parviflora? I've failed twice but third times a charm


How recently were the parviflora extracted from the fruit? Do they store well?

Hi everyone,

I am planning to repot my starfruits and jackfruit into large containers permanently. I am aware that seed grown trees like starfruit and particularly jackfruit have long tap roots which won't like being constrained by the boundaries of a pot. However due to circumstance I have no choice. Does anyone know a suitable container size for these species? Cheers 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / miracle fruit watering advice
« on: January 03, 2023, 02:37:02 AM »
Hi all,

I have a young (approximately 3 years old) miracle fruit planted in 50% acidic potting mix (primarily peat) and 50% perlite. The rationale for this ratio of perlite to potting mix was to improve drainage. However, the peat is still retaining a considerable amount of moisture, which makes me wonder when a good time is to water the plant without creating an edaphic environment conducive to root rot. The last time I watered the plant was almost 2 weeks ago. The upper 1/2 to 2/3 of the pot is dry, but the bottom 1/2 to 1/3 of the pot is extremely wet (reading a 10 on a 1-10 scale moisture gauge). So, basically, it ranges from 3 (dry) for most of the pot, to a 10 (very wet) near the bottom.

The plant itself appears very healthy, although it hasn't put on any new growth for about 2 weeks. It is summer here, and the plant is subject to temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius daily, in full-sun.

Does this plant mind a lot of water or does it prefer to dry out before watering?

Any advice appreciated.

Anyone have any vasconcellea/carica/jacaratia seeds available?


Hey mate,

Do you have any carica/vasconcellea seeds available?


I do. Not much. Anything to trade

I do not, sadly. I only have a small collection of mostly common fruit plants, and the rare ones i do have aren't of fruiting age yet. If you are willing to sell some, doesn't matter how few, just let me know how much.

do you have seeds of other species of Caricaceae?

Do you have any jacaratia corumbensis?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB various rare seeds
« on: September 14, 2022, 02:48:12 AM »
I have v. Quercifolia now
And j. Corumbensis in a year or so

Hey mate, any update on the availability of j. Corumbensis?


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB various rare seeds
« on: September 09, 2021, 03:02:57 AM »
Hi all,

I am looking for some rare seeds. I am willing to pay what they're worth :)

Looking for:
Vasconcellea parviflora
Vasconcellea stipulata
Vasconcellea monoica
Vasconcellea quercifolia
Vasconcellea goudotiana
Jacaratia hassleriana/corumbensis
Averrhoa carambola:
- Giant Siam
- Kary
- Fwang Tung
- Red
Dimocarpus longan:
- Ruby
Dimocarpus longan subsp. malesianus var. echinatus (Spiny longan)
Litchi Chinensis:
- Erdon Lee

Hey mate,

What's the botanical name for this one?



I am looking for seeds of Averrhoa carambola and Vasconcellea species. Does anyone have any available and are willing to ship abroad?

Also looking for spiny longan (dimocarpus longan subsp malesianus var echinatus) or similar longan subspecies.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ultra rareness
« on: December 21, 2020, 04:41:11 AM »
Will you have any other Vasconcellea species in the future?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / In need of guava advice
« on: October 08, 2020, 10:29:14 PM »
Hi to all,

My young guava tree has been fully defoliated for about a month now, and is experiencing die-back from the top down. Interestingly, there is new growth appearing from the bottom and middle sections of the trunk. I would like some advice as to how I can stop it from continuing to die-back. The days have averaged approximately 16 - 17 C for the past month and has been watered only when the top soil has been dry.


PS. Moisture is 5.5 and pH about 6.8 according to the pictures.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Brown at the base of carambola seedling
« on: October 02, 2020, 04:45:31 AM »
Hi all,

Is the brown colouration at the base of this starfruit seedling normal or should I be concerned? The soil has only recently been watered - it was dry before.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Vasconcellea seeds
« on: September 11, 2020, 05:33:54 AM »
I have a collection of vasconcellea, when they fruit I will sell the seeds.

Fantastic! Please keep me in mind when you do decide to sell. Thanks :)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Vasconcellea seeds
« on: September 07, 2020, 11:00:38 PM »
Hi all,

I am looking to buy seeds from different Vasconcellea species. Any help would be deeply appreciated.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Green Planet Farm Nursery List
« on: September 03, 2020, 09:32:07 PM »
Do you sell seeds?

Hi all,

I am looking to buy starfruit seeds, particularly those from named varieties (I am aware that they don't usually grow true to type).

Thanks all :)

I have v. Monoica x pubescens hybrid for trade. Tastes better and hardier then just monoica

Hi Brian, do you have seeds? Are they for sale or trade only? Cheers.

Do you have seeds available of other Vasconcellea species?

Hi Brian, do you have seeds? Are they for sale or trade only? Cheers.

Hi, do you have seed of other Vasconcellea species?

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