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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Acclimatizing S American Garcinias
« on: February 23, 2024, 04:44:21 PM »
All day direct sun on juvenile garcinias is not a good idea. I recommend you shade them with some taller potted trees or shade cloth. Misting them a couple of times per day can help.
seconded- killed way too many Garcinia pushing the light too early- also you can plant in the shade of chop and drop species if you got em

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Pearl Guava - on sale on Weee
« on: February 22, 2024, 12:59:01 PM »
How much is wee paying you for all these posts Kaz?

JK- thanks for bringing my attention to the offer

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: marcotting vs rooting question
« on: February 21, 2024, 11:07:31 PM »
The girdling does several things as I understand it. For one thing, girdling stresses the branch and helps to induce changes in plant hormones that contribute to the formation of root primordia. As you mentioned, the xylem is still bringing water to the leaves. This keeps the branch hydrated. However, with the cambium gone the sugars from the leaves are not able to get down to the roots. Those extra sugars provide energy for the branch to make roots. More leaves means more sugars and better rooting. As a result, you actually want maximum leaf levels and sun exposure. Do not remove any leaves or shade the air layer. In my experience, most things that propagate from cuttings will also air layer, but I believe there are exceptions to this.

excellent answer

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planted My Olosapo
« on: February 17, 2024, 01:26:21 AM »
like a canistel mixed with dates

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planted My Olosapo
« on: February 16, 2024, 05:35:13 PM »
great fruit and great seller

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ISO Bursera graveolens
« on: February 16, 2024, 12:34:31 AM » has them from time to time

I was gonna say- I don't think they are recommended for direct sowing but they are quite easy to germinate

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Got to try a Golden Soursop!
« on: February 12, 2024, 10:04:27 AM »
I think they are mostly true to seed (at least I hope).  Did the golden soursop cost an arm and a leg?  There is a guy around here selling them for $100 a pop and I am tempted.

They were very expensive, not quite $100 but around $75 I guess thats the Houston to SD markup  ;D

Doesn't look like the real deal to me in the pics. Even the tree has golden green leaves and flowers are bright yellow.

the fruit doesn't look like the right varietal you mean? I didn't post any pics of leaves or flowers and didn't get the chance to see them unfortunately- either way it was delicious

Would you sell some seeds? Thanks

I've got a few extra I can part ways with

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Got to try a Golden Soursop!
« on: February 09, 2024, 11:47:41 AM »
I'm in no way affiliated with them, but I do not mind promoting them at all-

Lindas Tropical Fruit in Houston-

They do not ship, and unfortunately there are people trying to impersonate them taking orders for shipping

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Got to try a Golden Soursop!
« on: February 08, 2024, 10:19:12 PM »
I came across the opportunity to get one of these and couldn't pass it up-

I am happy to say that it was well worth it- this officially takes the spot of the top Annona I have eaten beating out Rollinia, Florida grown Lisa atemoya, mexican grown sugar apples and peruvian grown cherimoya

Perfect balance of sweetness and tartness, my wife who doesn't normally like Annona was even asking for more of this one

Great seed to flesh ratio and the seeds are even a bit soft

I recently decided to try to do one Annona in a pot and this will be it for sure

Fruit and spice park is an absolute must

Robert is here was also worth a stop

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zone 9b/10a Driveway Hedge
« on: February 07, 2024, 08:31:31 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who grows velvet tamarind?
« on: February 05, 2024, 10:29:53 AM »
They germinate fast if temp and humidity is high.
But i have some die off because my watered them to much in the hot house.
They started to root from the top shoot.

Delicious fruit! Huge trees! They canopy over Durian in borneo Jungle.

Canopy over durian? good god- how do people pick them?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help ID this plant
« on: February 04, 2024, 04:18:28 PM »
Looks like Plinia clausa

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: container black sapote seedling is flowing
« on: February 04, 2024, 01:19:00 PM »
Thanks for the update brian!

do you eat them out of hand?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help. Me
« on: February 03, 2024, 03:05:52 PM »
Soak them til they sink then rub the sides on some sand paper to scarify them and you should get good results.

or use boiling water

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who grows velvet tamarind?
« on: February 01, 2024, 10:45:40 PM »
I got some for eating from jibril a whle ago-


pretty sure a batch of diploclonos got distributed here ~ 2 years ago

they grow in similar conditions to olives

steals on steals on steals-

technically its everywhere- just in varying amounts-

keep in mind I am saying this just so people are aware of the risks of what they are consuming, I eat a few Annona a year personally, and hell people smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol so who am I to say what you should do

Annonacin content is highest in the skin and seeds- people in the Caribbean blend the whole fruit and eat it, but they also have a parkinsons-like disease that has high prevalence on the island associated with consumption of the fruit

I once heard that when there are 2 sets of true leaves if the seed coat is still on you can cut it off-

keep in mind that there is a ton of nutrients/energy stored in the seed that the plant is relying on to grow and removal is not generally recommended with exception for a few species (i.e. Tabernanthe iboga)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Serian market (08/01/2024)
« on: January 25, 2024, 04:22:55 PM »
Jesus H-

Any big winners?

I'd say more cherry sized- also the first year it fruited so who knows if they will get bigger

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