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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ross Sapote/Ross Canistel
« on: September 21, 2021, 03:34:46 PM »
Is Ross Sapote aka Ross Canistel?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fairchild Ross Sapote rootstock
« on: September 21, 2021, 01:32:10 PM »
Does anyone know what Fairchild uses as rootstock for their Ross Sapote?  I bought a Ross Sapote, and unfortunately, it died above the graft.  Fortunately, the rootstock is thriving. 


- Fast growing
- Organically grown
- Bears fruit around 4 - 5 ft tall
- Self-fertile
- Great for digestion
- High in Vitamins A, C, E and more



I just grafted some Pickering scions, and was wondering how long should they be shaded before being exposed to full sun?

Organically grown cherimoya seedlings (unknown variety) 1 gal/$10
Will be available next month, so send inquiries now.
Make multi-graft cocktail trees, or just grow out to see how the seedling develops

1 gal/$7

Organically grown, from seed

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dwarf Red banana flowering, finally
« on: February 25, 2021, 03:59:07 PM »
It's only about 6 / ft tall.  The pseudostem is a bit small in diameter, and will need staking

Fresh Sunrise (aka Strawberry) papaya seeds.
Grows fast & fruits quickly

Large 5 gal Dwarf Namwah
Organically grown
Plenty of root development
No shipping.  Paypal accepted.  Local delivery possible for additional cost

Recipes / Masala Chai
« on: August 04, 2020, 04:17:14 PM »
4 cups water
1/2 oz ginger
4 peppercorns
2-3 cloves
3-4 green cardamom
1 black cardamom
cinnamon stick
2 tsp loose leaf black tea

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Juicy Peach also a vigorous rootstock
« on: June 12, 2020, 01:56:28 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Buttercream being a good rootstock
« on: June 05, 2020, 12:10:22 PM »
I planted a Buttercream mango seed a little over a week/2 weeks ago.  Looks to be a vigorous grower

1 gal/$10
Fast grower during the warm season.
Leaves are high in protein.  Needs to be boiled for at least 5 minutes before eating (not in aluminum).
Roots easily from cuttings.
No pest issues.



$10/cutting (approximately 15 - 16 inches)

American Beauty
Sugar Dragon
Hailey's Comet
Giant Vietnamese

Shipping via USPS medium flat rate priority

1 gal, organically grown
$10 or trade

5 gallon
Organically grown
$20 or trade
Pickup only

Organically grown, w/ good root development

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Dwarf Namwah Banana trees $20
« on: July 28, 2019, 09:09:35 PM »
Organically grown Dwarf Namwah Banana tree
5 gallon
Fruits at around 8-12 feet tall
Has a stout trunk, not needing propping up

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / 3 gal Yacon harvest
« on: July 26, 2019, 11:15:21 PM »
I have Yacon in the ground & in several pots.  Decided to harvest a 3 gal, seeing how the soil was starting to bulge out of pot.

Tropicoco 1.5 cu. ft. Potting Mix $12
Tropicoco moisture retaining potting mix is a Premium potting mix made from coconut coir and perlite, supplemented with natural ingredients
The combination of coir and perlite give tropicoco moisture retaining the ability to hold water while still offering excellent drainage
Use tropicoco fast draining Premium potting mix in nursery containers, GROW!T dirt pots, Self-Watering planters and window boxes
Ideal for vegetative growth indoors and Self-Watering planters outdoors as well as fabric planters
Ingredients: coconut coir, perlite, worm castings, seabird guano, bat guano and dolomite lime (pH control) to complete this high quality growing medium.

Turf & Surf 1.5 cu. ft. Potting Soil $12
Turf & Surf potting soil is a professional quality potting soil with a combination of the best ingredients from the earth and sea.
Young plants can grow in Turf & Surf for up to one month without adding fertilizers or nutrients. For Indoor and outdoor use
Turf & Surf Soil Potting Soil incorporates Kelp meal, fish meal, and oyster shell flour to give your valuable plants maximum nutrition.
While designed for outdoor use, Turf & Surf is ideal soil for both indoor and outdoor growing environments. When used for indoor gardens, we recommend adding 20% perlite to this mix.
Ingredients: 50-60% aged wood product, sphagnum peat moss, perlite, alfalfa meal, kelp meal, fish meal, oyster shell lime (pH adjuster), and mycorrhizae (Glomus intraradices 0.047 propagules/cc

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Yacon harvest
« on: December 23, 2018, 03:32:13 PM »
Instead of pulling up all my yacon plants, planting the rhizomes and harvesting all the tubers, I'm now just harvesting tubers on demand and leaving the plants to grow more.  Seems much more time efficient that way.

I harvested this big guy that was coming up from the ground, today.

Yellow potato onions are multiplier onions.  Each bulb divides into more bulbs.  Tastes just like common yellow onions.   Stores for a long time

5 bulbs of mixed size for trade

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / For Trade - Sunrise Papaya seeds
« on: November 02, 2018, 05:06:38 PM »
Also knows as strawberry papaya, sunrise is a Hawaiian solo papaya.  Grows very rapidly and fruits while short in height.  Bred to be mainly hermaphrodite, thereby not needing multiple trees for pollination.

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