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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help identifying this Eugenia.
« on: November 25, 2021, 07:01:35 AM »

Can you please help me identify this Eugenia?

I will update soon with images of the interior of the fruit. The first I opened had red juice, aborted seed and was reddish on the inside.

Thank you,

Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Myrtaceae seeds.
« on: October 21, 2021, 05:55:03 AM »

I am looking for the following Myrtacea fruit species seeds, to be shipped to Portugal:

Campomanesia lineatifolia
Campomanesia xanthocarpa

Eugenia dysenterica
Eugenia neosilvestris

Myrciaria guaquiea
Myrciaria pilosa

Psidium grandifolium
Psidium ovale
Psidium pohlianum
Psidium laruotteanum

Thank you,

Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Jaboticaba seeds.
« on: September 04, 2017, 07:25:17 AM »

Anyone has jaboticaba seeds of different species/cultivars that can ship to Portugal? If so, please PM me with price and payment details.

Thank you,

Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Myrtaceae seeds-WTB
« on: March 06, 2017, 07:54:41 AM »
Hi all!

I am looking for seeds of the following species. If someone has any of them, please send me PM:

Campomanesia guaviroba
Campomanesia lineatifolia
Campomanesia xanthocarpa
Eugenia dysenterica
Eugenia klotzschiana
Eugenia mattosii
Eugenia multicostata
Eugenia myrcianthes
Eugenia stipitata
Myrciaria delicatula

Thank you!


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Inga Vulpina
« on: August 14, 2016, 03:48:46 AM »

Anyone has this seeds for sale? If yes, please PM me. Thank you!

Joćo Franco


Have the following seedlings to trade within Europe for other tropicals of my interest:

Persea americana-1
Pouteria caimito-1
Eugenia pyriformis-2
Artocarpus heterophyllus-3
Solanum lycocarpum-1
Manilkara zapota-2
Eugenia sulcata-Gone
Eugenia brasiliensis-Gone
Rollinia deliciosa-2
Pouteria lucuma-Gone.
Dyospiros kaki-2

Soon also carica papaya seedlings and passiflora herbertiana seeds.

Thank you,

Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pouteria species.
« on: May 09, 2016, 03:59:14 PM »

I have pouteria campechiana and pouteria lucuma plants growing, but I don't like the taste and texture. I also have pouteria caimito germinating. Is pouteria sapota worth a try? Are any other good flavoured species? I don't want to waste time with anythig similar to p. campechiana or p. lucuma!

Thank you,

Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jackfruit tree.
« on: November 13, 2015, 03:19:27 PM »
Hi all!

Received this week  my first jackfruit tree. Is it possible to control the size by pruning it, or it will grow to a gigantic size anyway? Thanks.

Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Camu-camu (myrciaria dubia).
« on: November 06, 2015, 02:42:48 PM »

I have some camu-camu seedlings. They can be grown in pots or not? How long they take to set fruit?

Thank you,

Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Garcinia.
« on: November 05, 2015, 04:17:36 PM »

1-What are the best species of garcinia to grow in small spaces?

2-What are the best conditions for them? They seem to take forever to grow!

Thank you,

Joćo Franco

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Camarinhas (corema album)
« on: November 03, 2015, 02:49:14 PM »

Sorry, I had put this post on the wrong place! It is a temperate fruit.

Photo from Wikipedia.

Got the scions, some with a few roots and also fruits with seeds!

Joćo Franco

Hi all!

I am looking for banana pups of the following varieties. If anyone has them or any of them, and can ship to Portugal, please send me PM.

AAB African Rhino Horn
AAB Apple ( Manzano, Maēć, etc.)
AAB Dwarf Orinoco.
AAA Dwarf Red (or other red banana that you have available).
AAB Thousand Fingers.
ABB Ice Cream (Blue Java).
AA Nino (Lady Finger, Sucrier, Bocadillo, etc.)

Thank you!

Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Discussion / My collection, despite the recent storm!
« on: October 31, 2015, 08:25:46 AM »

Most of the plants are still young, so I hope in 3 or 4 years to have an increase in fruiting. Here it is:

Acca Sellowiana.
Akebia quinata.
Ananas comosus.
Annona x atemoya
Annona cherimola.
Annona montana.
Annona reticulata.
Annona squamosa.
Artocarpus anisophyllus.
Averrhoa carambola.
Baccaurea lanceolata.
Baccaurea macrocarpa.
Baccaurea racemosa.
Butia capitata.
Butia paraguayensis.
Campomanesia schlechtendaliana.
Carissa macrocarpa.
Clausena lansium.
Coffea canephora.
Davidsonia pruriens.
Dimocarpus longan.
Dovyalis cafra.
Eriobotrya japonica
Eugenia brasiliensis.
Eugenia calycina.
Eugenia florida.
Eugenia involucrata.
Eugenia luschnathiana.
Eugenia pitanga.
Eugenia stipitata.
Eugenia uniflora.
Eugenia uniflora 'Black'.
Eugenia uvalha.
Euterpe oleracea.
Flacourtia indica.
Fragaria vesca.
Garcinia brasiliensis.
Garcinia humilis.
Garcinia intermedia.
Inga edulis
Inga spp.
Lansium domesticum.
Lycium barbarum.
Manilkara zapota.
Morus spp.
Passiflora actinia.
Passiflora alata.
Passiflora alata “Yellow Glands”.
Passiflora antioquiensis.
Passiflora ambigua.
Passiflora arida.
Passiflora caerulea.
Passiflora capsularis.
Passiflora chaparensis.
Passiflora cincinnata.
Passiflora citrina.
Passiflora edulis ?
Passiflora edulis f. edulis.
Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa.
Passiflora 'Ezra Pound'.
Passiflora foetida.
Passiflora foetida 'Nova Odessa'
Passiflora foetida 'Grenoble'.
Passiflora foetida var. hispida.
Passiflora herbertiana.
Passiflora incarnata.
Passiflora ligularis.
Passiflora lindeniana.
Passiflora maliformis.
Passiflora matthewsii 'Alba'.
Passiflora morifolia.
Passiflora phoenicia.
Passiflora pinnatistipula.
Passiflora serratifolia.
Passiflora 'Susan Brigham'.
Passiflora tacsonia Equador.
Passiflora tarminiana.
Passiflora trifasciata.
Passiflora tripartita var. molissima.
Passiflora aff. Tripartita.
Passiflora umbilicata.
Passiflora vitifolia.
Persea americana.
Phoenix dactylifera.
Physalis peruviana.
Pouteria campechiana.
Pouteria lucuma.
Psidium cattleianum
Psidium cattleianum var litoralis.
Psidium guava.
Psidium friedrichstahlianum.
Malpighia glabra.
Matisia cordata.
Myrciaria cauliflora.
Myrciaria jaboticaba.
Myrciaria vexator.
Musa tropicana=Super Dwarf Cavendish
Musa acuminata "Grande Naine".
Musa acuminata ?
Ribes uva-crispa
Sicana odorifera.
Solanum abutiloides.
Solanum betaceum.
Solanum muricatum.
Solanum pectinatum.
Solanum quitoense.
Solanum robustrum.
Solanum sisymbriifolium.
Spondias mombin.
Stauntonia hexaphylla.
Syagrus romanzoffiana.
Syzygium malaccense.
Syzygium oleosum.
Ugni molinae.
Uvaria rufa.
Ziziphus jujubas.

Joćo Franco


After so many years looking for this berry plants, I will finally get hold of some! It is a typical but day by day rarer berry found in Portugal, and also in some locations in Spain and France, that in the past was used to make jams but also eaten out of hand.

I am not the author of the photo, the author is indicated bellow:

"Corema album berries" por Jślio Reis (User:Tintazul) - Original File. Licenciado sob CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons -

Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Green monkey orange (strychnos spinosa).
« on: October 30, 2015, 04:56:39 PM »

Is anyone growing this fruit? I would like to know more about growing conditions of this tree.

Thank you,

Joćo Franco

Hi all! Have fresh seeds from solanum quitoense and acca sellowiana to trade for other seeds of my interest.

The largest fruits of acca sellowiana I have ever seen! They should be well ripen before consumption.

Fruits of lulo/naranjilla (solanum quitoense), sour but tasty fruit from South America. The taste reminds me of lime and yellow passionfruit.

Joćo Franco

Hi all!

Lots of seedlings and seeds to trade or sell (only within Europe, the plants). Plants grown in my yard here in Portugal. Payment with Paypal or trade for other species of my interest. If interested please send PM. Thanks!

Inga edulis (1 plant available, 7€)

Solanum robustum (juį-aēś, 1 plant available, 6€)

Uvaria rufa (3 seedlings available, 6€ each)

Baccaurea lanceolata (3 seedlings available, 7€ each)

Eugenia uvaia (2 seedlings available, 5€ each)

Passiflora ligularis (2 small plants available, 5€ each). One of the best passionfruit! Needs two distinct plants for cross-pollination.

Physalis peruviana (1 small plant available, 4€)

Eriobotrya japonica (10 small plants available, 6€ each). Very good fruit!

Eugenia uniflora (1 seedling, 4€)

Eugenia selloi (1 seedling available, 6€)

Myrciaria dubia (3 seedlings available, 7€ each).

Passiflora aff. tripartita (3 seedlings available, 6€ each). Very good fruit, self-pollinating.

Passiflora capsularis (5 seedlings available, 5€ each) Ornamental fruit only. Curious shape.

Passiflora morifolia (Fresh seeds available. 7 seeds per package, 2,5€ each package). Curious fruit but little edible value. Self-pollinating

Passiflora arida (Fresh seeds available. 5 seeds per package, 3€ each package). The desert passionfruit. Tasty and scentful. Self-pollinating.

And Very Soon!

Passiflora incarnata (Pure fresh seeds. 5 seeds per package, 3€ each package) Big and tasty passionfruit, cold hardy. It needs two distinct plants to set fruit.

Hello all!

I am looking for different banana and plantains small plants for trade, especially red bananas. I have other tropical plants for exchange. Please send PM.

Europe only due to customs regulations!


Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Davidson's Plum.
« on: June 26, 2015, 10:26:13 AM »

Is anyone in Europe cultivating this? It is a monoic or dioic species? And what about the fruit?


Joćo Franco

Hi all!

Soon I will have many fresh loquat seeds for exchange for other seeds, like akebia quinata, lepisanthes species, sapote species or other of interest to me.  Anyone is interested?

Joćo Franco


I have available, fresh seeds from these three species. The longan seeds are from the fruits bellow, I don't know the variety name. I am interested in seeds from other exotic fruits. Thanks

Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for palm seeds
« on: December 02, 2014, 12:00:17 PM »
Hi all!

I am looking for seeds of: euterpe oleracea, butia capitata, butia odorata, mauritia flexuosa, bactris gasipaes, maximiliana maripa, borassus aethiopum and borassus flabellifer. I have for trade (phoenix canariensis, solanum pectinatum, myrtus communis, syzygium paniculatum, etc).


Joćo Franco


I am looking for fresh seeds from this vine from Ecuador: Granadilla de Quijos (passiflora popenovii). It also exists in Colombia known as granadilla caucana or curubejo. Please send me a PM if you have seeds or know where to find them.

Thank you!

Joćo Franco

Photos by John Ocampo and Gustavo Wilches

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rattan palm/ Yantok
« on: November 16, 2014, 07:24:37 AM »

Has anyone tasted this fruit, rattan palm/yantok (calamus manillensis)?

Photograph by Racquel Tan Chua-Barcelo

Thank you!

Joćo Franco

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Can this be a gac plant?
« on: November 16, 2014, 06:14:43 AM »
Hi freinds!

Can this be a gac plant? It took almost three years to germinate in Portugal. The plant has tendrils to climb and grab itself to other plants or whatever.

Thanks a lot!


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