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Bumping this old thread up!

I have fruited my seedling from Marcos this past year. It was delicious and I had the same impression as Marcos in that it was sweet and had an apricot-y flavor, less tannins and "tartness" that you might find with the classic E. involucrata. 

I have no idea what to think of it's classification but it does morphologically represent E. involucrata minus the fruit color itself, which as far as I know, isn't usually criteria for being a different species. 

sell us some seeds :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Variegated White Sapote
« on: January 18, 2022, 12:20:53 PM »
Is that a sport of the tree?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote for South Florida?
« on: January 18, 2022, 12:19:34 PM »
Carolinazone, I just cut some of my Supersweet branches today, if you want to buy some I can sell it for $4 each plus $9 shipping.
Also have the Younghan's Gold and Bonita Springs. Send me a PM if you're interested in the cuttings this week.
How do you like Younghan's Gold?  I'm thinking I should go with that one.
I am curious too. I have had conflicting information about Younghan's vs Young Hands, vs Younghan's Gold. Some say they are the same some say they are different.  Just to confirm what do you think about grafting in low temps? All my stuff is in the unheated greenhouse and I running about 33 degrees F average.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote for South Florida?
« on: January 17, 2022, 05:08:25 PM »
Well, johnb51. I think the forum has spoken. They are all good. ;D I am looking for another Suebelle and a supersweet to add to my collection. My supposed USDA and SES 2 just started flowering last summer. I had a chance to get a smathers but now I want one. Superweet is the priority though.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black Sapote as rootstock for?
« on: January 16, 2022, 05:50:59 PM »
A friend of mine successfully grafted black sapote on a native persimmon this past summer.  Native persimmons routinely pop up along the banks of a small pond on his property, of which he typically grafts superior Asian persimmon cultivars.  Also, his property experiences seasonal flooding which doesn't appear to affect any of the trees.  I'll find out if the seasonal flooding ever causes fruit drop, since harvest sometimes coincides with fruit ripening/harvest.
Really? I thought they were graft incompatible. I have Asian, American, Texas, and black sapote. Sring might be the time for me to make a Frankenstein multi-graft experiment. What about ylang-ylang. Is it also graft compatible?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote for South Florida
« on: January 16, 2022, 05:46:12 PM »
Which one? Well, I can tell you it seems like there aren't that many places that seem to keep them in stock based on my travels. If you're dead set on it I would say get any one then graft on later. I have only ever tasted the one that was supposed to be a Suebelle. It's the one that is outside of Clausen's Nursery in Vista California. It was delicious. No bitter aftertaste that I heard that they could have. I ate it skin and all . Not the seed though ;D I;m a savage but not that much of a savage. 8)

Hell yeah, ask for a refund. Poorly packed is their fault. If you kill it because you made a mistake that is your fault. If they don't refund you let the forum know so those of us who care don't buy from them.

What's the name of the nursery?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« on: January 08, 2022, 12:58:22 PM »
I've got blooms forming in the greenhouse but it is way too cold outside to move the plants. What's the forum recommendation? Pick the blooms and hope for a second flourish in spring or what? I have the same problem with my white sapotes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Your favorite South Florida Nursery
« on: January 08, 2022, 12:51:36 PM »
Define decent ;). I'm just asking because I bought from them for 15 years and I thought that the issues I had were me. I'm not hoping to ruin these people's business at all. I finally figured out that I had to spray the hell out of everything I bought from them for scale and fungus and definitely change the soil. Nothing I have bought from A Natural farm has had those problems. Nothing from Pokey's has had those problems. None of the stuff I got from Florida Nursery Mart had those problems. None of the stuff that I brought back from Cali or Phoenix have had those problems. The list could go on. I want to support them but they have to tighten up. They have to tighten up. They used have everything and now not so much. It's like Pine Island Nursery. Years ago, if it was on their website,  they had it. Now it's very hit or miss.  Pro-tip if you are vendor and you see this. Customers hate having their time wasted. If it ain't in stock don't have it on your site or have it listed as "not in stock". Just Fruits and Exotics does a great job of that. I will definitely buy from them again.

BTW I love this FORUM!!!!!!

Lara Farms! I will be back. I need more caimitos and a red cherimoya.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruits and Greenhouse in TN
« on: December 27, 2021, 09:33:41 PM »
How are you heating it?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruits and Greenhouse in TN
« on: December 27, 2021, 07:05:44 PM »
Abso-f******-lutley beautiful!

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sanbokan - Anyone else growing it ?
« on: December 25, 2021, 07:09:38 PM »
I bought my first tree this year. What color is it supposed to be when it is ripe?

How long does it take to produce tubers or seeds?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba defoliated
« on: December 24, 2021, 06:50:17 AM »
Thanks for the advice. I will give it a try.

Man that is a tragedy. I have never seen any thing like it. Too bad that you didn't have a tree available to graft some scions on too. Is it possible to get another tree? My are all in pots and never subjected to those sort of wind stresses.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba defoliated
« on: December 23, 2021, 07:54:49 AM »
Do you have a suggestion of what type of soil mix to use? Maybe a particular brand of potting soil?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba defoliated
« on: December 22, 2021, 09:00:36 AM »
There could be several reasons why that happened. You should check the soil to see if it is well draining and aerated. If the plant has been in that pot for several years, it could be in the soil.
The soil is mostly peat and perlite with some vermiculite and some toposil

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba defoliated
« on: December 21, 2021, 07:23:44 PM »
My 8-10 yr old 6 ft Jaboticaba defoliated last spring and the leaves have not grown back. It is still green under the bark. Does anybody have any ideas what I should do?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone Know The Species Of This Plant?
« on: December 19, 2021, 08:24:32 AM »
Looks like the pitombas on my tree. Eugenia luschnathiana. Mine had a funky resin flavor and were sour. I let them die.  :-\
I may or may not tru pitomba again since they fruit fast but they seemed to be a disappointment for me like pitangatuba and surinam cherries I have purchased. They were low producers and I didn't like the fact that they were sour.

Bummer. They cleft graft pretty easy. I have a few with scions from FL.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Urea Spray
« on: December 17, 2021, 11:48:36 AM »
Is this an all zones recommendation? I just got the last of my fruits off the tree.  Won't it stimulate new growth that will just get damaged in the next 2 months?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone Know The Species Of This Plant?
« on: December 17, 2021, 11:43:28 AM »
Looks like the pitombas on my tree. Eugenia luschnathiana. Mine had a funky resin flavor and were sour. I let them die.  :-\

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: early-fruiting loquats?
« on: December 10, 2021, 05:31:31 PM »
Let me know If you find one. I am on the border of 7a/7b. I can fruit them in the greenhouse. The problem is I have no bees.

Does it hybridize with other vacciniums?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Processing butia/jelly palm juice
« on: December 01, 2021, 06:14:42 PM »
Not easier but what I use is a food mill. That doesn't break up the seed like a food processor.

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