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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Closed
« on: December 03, 2023, 12:53:56 AM »

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Closed
« on: December 01, 2023, 03:29:44 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Happy Thanksgiving !!!
« on: November 23, 2023, 09:05:27 AM »
Ryan started this post last year so I'll start it for 2023.

"With this year almost to a close, maybe we could share what we are thankful for in regards to tropical fruits"


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Closed
« on: November 12, 2023, 01:52:33 AM »

Hi, now that I'm starting to get ripe fruits on my multi-grafted tree, I wondered which yellow sapote is the best tasting to everyone who has a tree.

Here's what I grow, if you know of other yellow sapote then please post the variety name or indicate if it's a seedling tree.

I have not tasted fruits of item 1,3, & 5 yet. So far, the best tasting to me is Younghan's Gold and Clytia.

Please post any photos you might have of your fruits. I will post the photos of the Clytia fruits I ate last week.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / closed
« on: November 04, 2023, 08:18:15 AM »

Citrus General Discussion / Cocktail Pummelo tree (Mandalo)
« on: October 29, 2023, 07:40:27 PM »
Anyone growing the Cocktail pummelo. If you have it, please post any photos of your fruits now. I wanted to compare notes to see if the fruits looks the same from others that are growing it. My grafted trees seems to show two different fruit skin/rind texture. My large tree has fruits with loose skin and a little bumpy. Another tree I grafted on a Lane Late tree which seemed to be on dwarfing rootstock has smooth skin fruits.

I have an offer for you folks that know how to root guava cuttings.

I haven't really been able to root any guavas and want to learn to do this now.

I just cut back many large branches of a tropical guava, one has the pink flesh and the second one has white/yellow flesh. The tree owner tells me they are both very good tasting guavas.

I'm thinking of grafting some cuttings to my guava trees but don't have many large trees to use branches for grafting. So, if any forum member that has successfully rooted tropical guava cuttings without using any special enclosure or greenhouse can tell me how it's done, I will send you a free rooted cutting if your method works for me.

Here's my request for any member that wants to get in on this offer. If I get the cuttings to root, I will give the first 3 persons who gives me their secret method to successfully root it, and hopefully it will allow other members to try your method.

The requirements to receive a rooted guava are:
1. You must be a forum member for 1 month.
2. Give me your method below, first 3 people that can give me their method that works for me gets a rooted guava (if I'm successful).
3. You will need to pay for the cost to ship it to you. Must be in lower 48 states.

I hope the guava fruits tastes as good as the owner says. She is the person with the Melissa loquat seedling tree which is a winner.

In addition to the free rooted guava you might win, for the first 10 people to make some suggestion on the rooting method will get a free Melissa loquat cutting while supplies last. You must have successfully rooted the guava cuttings to enter below.

I will post a few photos of the guava tree that I took cuttings today.

Please post your method for rooting the cuttings below, if it sounds good to me, I will try it and give updates on the cuttings. I will mail out the Melissa loquat cuttings (free) to the first 10 suggestions for rooting these guavas (just pay $10 for priority mail ship cost).

I started growing some varieties of jujube this year, purchased the Honey Jar, Sugarcane, and grafted about 7 different varieties on these two rootstocks.

I went back to the Mimosa nursery and saw that they had other varieties not there before and all of their trees in pots had many ripe fruits on them. There is a sign saying if you pick the fruit then you buy the tree. Since I wanted to taste these fruit varieties they had (Shanxi Li, Li, & Honey Jar), I had to buy one of each tree.

So, I thought it would be good to do a quick taste test from all the fruits on these trees, plus I know two people with who have an old jujube tree (over 20 yrs old) with ripe fruits now.

Here's the 5 varieties I got to try last week:
1. Li
2. Honey Jar
3. Shanxi Li
4. Unknown#1 -from Gus, large fruits
5. Unknown#2 -from Kelvin, smaller fruits

I didn't realize that Li, and Shanxi Li had one of the largest fruits so there is more to eat. Shanxi Li fruits get up to 2".

The smaller ones, Honey Jar and Unknown#2 are about 3/4" size fruits.

Anyone else growing jujube and can give comments about the taste and describe any flavor/sweetness of the variety your grow?

I should have taken a few photos of the fruits, but I may have eaten most before I took the photos. I sent out these test sample fruits to 3 people and waiting to hear back from them before I say which one I liked the best.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / For Sale: Closed
« on: October 06, 2023, 06:02:37 PM »

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / For Sale: Closed
« on: September 25, 2023, 12:47:22 AM »

Hi all,     ------------>  CLOSED  <------------------

I found a wild fig tree which has some very good tasting figs (in my opinion). I call it Betty#1, I would like to ask a handful of fig growers (not sellers) who would like to trial this fig cuttings I will send out to you. Since I'm in SoCal, I can't test this variety to determine if its common so I'm requesting anyone interested to contact me. I already have the cuttings now so you will need to root it or graft it now.

This is the same wild seedling tree figs I posted here 2 years ago. I now have it grafted on my trees, the fruits still taste very good so I wanted to see if it is a common fig.

Serious growers only. Here's my restrictions on this new seedling variety if you are picked for growing out the cuttings:

1. Must be an TFF forum member for minimum of 1 year.
2. You must update me on the growth progress every 6 months, and when it has the fruits.
3. You have no fig wasps in your location. Give my your address when you request the cuttings (2).
4. When you get fruits, please post here or send me a message to evaluate the taste and send photos of the fruit.
5. You can propagate this variety, but not sell any or give/share cuttings to others who might sell it without my permission.
6. You must not be a fig seller.
7. For people who live in lower 48 states only that allow fig cuttings to be shipped to them. No CA residence.
8. I have the right to refuse to send cuttings to anyone that request it.
9. You will get 2 cuttings for this trial.
10. Send me a message with your name & address, and I will notify you if you are selected.

=> Priority given to non-CA residents when I select who will get these. Only need 5-10 people to do this trial. Thanks, Kaz

I have a question on how many people would be interested in buying an air layered Brewster Lychee tree in 2024.

I just finished picking my last ripe lychee fruits today. Now that I can climb up on my roof again after my successful knee surgery last year, I noticed the tree has grown more in the last 2 years and I need to either cut a lot of the branches off or maybe try the air layer again (failed last time). If there is not enough interested people, I may just cut down the tree to 8 ft and keep it small next year. Anyone who wants to buy scion wood can send me a message ($5 each plus shipping) now before I start the air layers.

So, for now, I wanted to see how many people would be interested in buying a small Brewster air layer (maybe 2ft-4ft size) from my tree. If there are enough interest, I will try it now and hopefully by next summer/fall the air layer might be ready to ship out.

I did see small (2 ft) lychee trees on sale at the local nursery (Mimosa) for $125 so my pricing is reasonable, but their plants probably has been growing in a pot for at least 1 year. When I purchase these small trees online, I seem to have a very low survival rate after 1 year or so. This is the risk you will also be taking when you purchase any air layer from me. I did end up buying the Sweetheart tree for $125 from Mimosa.

Some background on my Brewster tree:

- Over 30 yrs old
- Height is about 20 ft, width about 15 ft
- Consistent fruit production every year. This year I picked about 45 lbs again even with my failed air layer branches attached.
- Fruits are sweet, maybe some people on the forum that tasted my fruits can comment below.
- My tree is very healthy, grows well, strong branches.
- I will post some photos of my mother tree, and fruits I picked later.

1. The smaller plants (18"- 2ft) will be around $40-$50 each, only one plant order per member.
2. The medium size plants (3ft-4 ft) will be around $60-$75 each, only one plant order per member
3. You will need to pay for the cost above plus shipping cost.
4. CA residence who are local can come pickup when it's ready.

Who Can Buy It:
1. Must be a forum member for a minimum of 1 year
2. Sale is only for lower 48 states that allow shipping of lychee plant with no cert.
3. I have the right to refuse to sell to anyone at any time.
4. Let me know below if you are interested or have a question or want to leave a comment about this offer.
5. Send me a PM(message) if you know you are interested in this future purchase since I will make an advance list and once I get 10-15 people on this list, it will be closed. No advance payment is required, just your interest in buying it.
6. I only take Paypal, use Friends & Family option.
7. When my list is full, I will close this post and send email to those that are on the list later when the tree is ready to ship out.

Special discount for the following:

1) Anyone who has a problem with my pricing and can tell me why they can't spend that much, send me a message, I may give you a discount (my option).

2) You can get a $1 discount for every year that you have been a forum member. So, if you join in 2013, you will get $10 off the price that I'm selling them.


I will be cutting more branches from my Brewster lychee when I pick the fruits now.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / For Sale: Mulberry- CLOSED
« on: August 21, 2023, 01:56:58 PM »
CLOSED NOW:  8/23/23

I have the following cuttings:
Updated items now in blue showing changes

1a. Red Himalayan, cuttings will range in size from 1/4"-1/2" diameter, Qty =5 (small box)
      each order.
1b. Australian Green or White Pakistan, cuttings will range in size from 1/4"-1/2" diameter, Qty =5
      (small box) each order.
1c. Black Pakistan, cuttings will range in size from 1/4"-1/2" diameter, Qty =3 (small box)
     each order.
    [SOLD OUT]
2. You will get one each of the two variety above for a total of 10 cuttings per order in small
     flat rate box, Total Cost => $15 for small.
3. CA residence may get slightly larger box and 12 cuttings per order for total cost =>$15.
4. Offer is for Forum members, minimum of 3 months.
5. USPS priority mail, small flat rate box or similar size box (max 8" long)
6. If you like longer cuttings (12"-14"), you can pay Total Cost =>$20 for the medium flat rate size       box, quantity =12  (6 cuttings of each type).
7. I have the right to refuse to sell to anyone, if I don't reply to your request,
     then you are not getting any.
8. Shipping cost of $10 (small box) and $17 (medium box) is included in the price above.
9. Lower 48 states only.

Send me a PM if interested, limited until I run out this week.
I only take Paypal, use Friends & Family option.

=> The Black Pakistan can be rooted, but I wouldn't try the others, they should be grafted.

I had posted this in another thread so I moved it here to highlight the white sapote for 2023.

If you have tasted any of your white or yellow sapote, please post a photo, variety name, and taste results.

Here's the older thread of my info below:
Update, now that is has been a few years since this post was active, I can give you some updates on my white sapote fruits.

I have now tasted the following fruits:
1. McDill
2. Yellow Sapote (from Arboretum)
3. Younghan's Gold
4. Super sweet
5. Cuccio
6. Suebelle
7. Vernon

My favorite so far on this list is from best to worst.
1. Younghan's Gold
2.  McDill
3. Cuccio
4. Vernon
5. Super Sweet

I have the following flowers/fruits on my grafts this year, so I hope to add to the list of fruits I tasted this year.
1. Clytia (from Jack)
2. Younghan's Gold
3. Super Sweet
4. Vernon
5. Butterscotch (AJ)
6. Bonita Springs
7. Vernon
8. Nettie
9. Mary Lane (ML)
10. Yellow Sapote seedling (Arboretum)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Suebelle White Sapote Fruit Photos
« on: August 20, 2023, 03:03:42 PM »
Hi, I wanted to ask anyone who is growing the Suebelle white sapote if they would post a photo of their ripe fruits.

I have a version (10 yrs old in pot) and not sure if the variety is the correct Suebelle. I would like to see the photos of fruits from people who actually grow them.

I know Jason (SHV) has a nice tree with the best looking fruits I have seen. Also if you are growing the Suebelle, can you post the outside and inside pictures since I hear there was another one that was not the real Suebelle.

Can you comment on the taste of the fruit, do you like it better than other varieties that you have tasted?


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Closed- Free Mulberry
« on: August 18, 2023, 07:18:03 PM »

Has anyone grown the Michele white sapote (originated from CRFG member) and the Elixir cherimoya?

I will be grafting both of these varieties on my trees and wanted to know if you tasted the fruits and if it tastes good.

Anyone that has photos of the fruit, please post here.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lychee Taste Comparison
« on: August 17, 2023, 12:53:14 AM »
I did some lychee taste comparison and wanted to post this information.

I wanted to get the Kaimana from Hawaii fresh but my friend who lives there said I was 2 weeks to late, they don't have any for sale now.

So, here's my taste comparison of the ones I purchased on Weee, and my fresh picked Brewster from my tree.

At least you can see the size of the fruits for comparison.

Here's my taste results. I still like the Nuomichi fruit texture, firm and crunchy. But as Simon said, it is not a good representative taste since the store purchased fruits are not fresh off the tree.

I should be able to get some ripe Mauritius when they ripen, and I will try to compare the taste to my Brewster and add it here later.


This offer is now over.

Just cut back more mulberry branches from my large trees.

I have the following cuttings for free:
1. Black Pakistan, cuttings will range in size from 1/4"-1/2" diameter
2. Offer is for California residence only
3. Shipping, $10, USPS priority mail, small flat rate box or similar size box (8" long)
3a. Cutting diameter will range from 1/4"-1/2" x 6"-8" long with 2-4 nodes in small box.
3b. I should be able to fit 5 cuttings in each box.
4. If you like to root the cutting, then I suggest you buy the $17 medium box (15" long).
    I will give you longer cuttings in the medium box, should be able to fit 10 cuttings.
4a. Cutting diameter will range from 1/4"-1/2" x 10"-14" long with 3-4 nodes minimum in medium box.

Send me a PM if interested, limited until I run out.
I only take Paypal, use Friends & Family option.

You must be a registered forum member for at least 6 months to get these, I have the right to refuse to sell/give them to anyone.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Free Cuttings : CLOSED
« on: August 09, 2023, 03:29:52 PM »
Free Red Himalayan Cuttings, for California (CA) residents only.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / For Sale: - CLOSED
« on: August 07, 2023, 07:06:48 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Nuomichi lychee-Wee
« on: August 03, 2023, 12:22:11 PM »
I noticed that Wee has the Nuomichi lychee fruits for sale.

I hope to taste this fruit which if I remember correctly, Simon said was the best tasting lychee he has had.

The price is not bad since you get 4lbs in the basket, so I purchased one, should get it by Friday and will report back on the taste.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Persian Mulberry Fruits - in SoCal
« on: July 31, 2023, 02:40:56 AM »
Has anyone else successfully grown the persian mulberry (morus nigra) and have many fruits on this tree? I hear it is supposed to be the best tasting mulberry. I live near CSUF, next to city of Fullerton.

I got some scionwood from a nice person in San Diego who sent me many to graft onto my large trees. These grafts are now 2 years and 2 months old and branches are over 10 ft long. This is the first year I see some fruits on my tree. One tree has 3 fruits, the other one has 4. That is not much for the size of this tree. What do you think?

Here's the photos I took today. Did not taste the fruit yet.

If you grow the any morus nigra mulberry, can you comment on the taste compared to Black Pakistan. Does your tree have many fruits each year here in SoCal?

The one fruit I picked was so high off the ground I needed to use my telescoping fruit picker.

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