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There are native blue berries to FL that you might want to try.
If you get a named variety, I would put it in a large pot with acidic soil or else it will decline over 3-4 years then croak.  They make a very nice outdoor potted plant.  I mean, front porch nice.  And, I am growing them in Phoenix and we had like 60 days over 110 and they did better than some of my cacti, lol.

Mine used to look like that when they were young, but, they grew out of it.

My male kei apple got enormous this summer and a few years back my female died.  Would love to start producing some fruit but cannot find sexed plants (at least ones I can afford).  Anyone have a plant for sale or know a nursery where I could purchase one?

I had two pitombas in the ground this year and I think both croaked from our unrelenting july/August heat.
I bought before I knew much about them.  But, I've since heard that a fair amount of them taste like ham.  That would not be a fruit I would personally want to grow.
Was wondering if anyone had a plant, or seeds or knew of anyone selling pitomba that has produces that taste like a fruit and not meat.

Got my monkey orange today.  Nice size, was wrapped professionally,  plant arrived in perfect.  An overall excellent buying experience for anyone interested in his selection.
By the way, is monkey orange self fertile?

Just bought a strychnos tree from you.  Looking forward to it.  If you ever air layer a female kei apple, I'll definitely buy one from you as well.

Citrus General Discussion / Replacement for dying citrus tree
« on: August 02, 2023, 01:35:35 AM »
My Kishu mandarin is not doing well in this heat.  Large branches are dying.  30 days over 110 in AZ.
It's been watered well.  It has never really produced fruit and probably 8 years in ground.
So, when it cools down, I am going to take it out.
Looking for suggestions for a good variety.
What I have now is heirloom AZ variety orange, Rio red grapefruit, blood orange, whatever the Tangerine variety they sell at Lowes and a Cara Cara.
Not doing any kind of lime, as they attract roof rats.
Right now, I am leaning towards a yosemite gold. But, thought I would ask for suggestions.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sapodilla question
« on: July 08, 2023, 11:35:47 PM »
Has anyone in AZ, or in the low desert of the SW fruited a sapodilla?  If so, what was the variety and what, if any, special attention was given to it.

Been waiting years for a phx plant grower to post this!

I wouldn't plant a Kei Apple unless you have a large property and can tuck it away to avoid those thorns.

A couple other you may want to try. 
Baba berry raspberry.
Raspberry shortcake, from bushel and berry.  They have both of them for sale down in here in phoenix
Also, I had to yank my Brazos blackberry because it was about to overtake my yard.

Citrus General Discussion / Question in which variety you would grow
« on: March 31, 2023, 08:18:07 PM »
If you to choose between planting a Rio red grapefruit and a valentine pumelo, just based on  enjoyability of eating the fruit, which would you choose?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquats that can survive the desert heat
« on: February 12, 2023, 12:16:43 AM »
I haven't had any problems withoquats, so far.  The trick I think, is planting them in late September.  Gives the roots enough time to dig into the soil and be adjusted before June.  I have a pretty big juicy Jim from tropicamango in AJ, but, it hasn't bloomed yet.

I was told to let guava's fall of the tree.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Heritage raspberry zone 9?
« on: February 07, 2023, 11:14:36 PM »
Heard babba raspberry grows out here in Phx.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to control a thrips infestation
« on: January 18, 2023, 11:02:34 PM »
Do you spread it in the soil?  On the plants?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to control a thrips infestation
« on: January 18, 2023, 12:31:44 AM »
Thanks for the tip!  Do you know where I can buy those bugs?  I also heard the smell of marigolds can also repel thrips, s am throwing some seed around my roses, as they are getting hit, too.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tarocco Orange
« on: December 16, 2022, 12:33:41 AM »
Mine did not.  But, was first large fruit set.  So maybe that might happen in the future.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tarocco Orange
« on: December 15, 2022, 12:00:15 AM »
It was sold to me as a Bream

Citrus General Discussion / Tarocco Orange
« on: December 13, 2022, 12:19:25 AM »
Very happy, my blood orange is bloody.  I know Tarocco isn't supposed to have deep pigment so I think it turned out an appropriate color.
The one I ate so far was good, mild taste with that raspberry tang present.  Not bad for first year fruiting

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Do Satsumas get better with age?
« on: December 06, 2022, 12:16:58 AM »
I was told by someone smarter than me, allow your fruit to produce fruit for 3 seasons.  After then, you can truly judge the fruit quality.  Not perfect, but I find it a good rule of thumb.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand lemonade fruit
« on: November 09, 2022, 11:58:08 PM »
Interesting.   This is my first fruit ever.  I may need to wait a while until the fruit gets better.  Also, the are 2 still green on the tree.  Maybe this was just a bad one.  Looking forward to less sourness!

Citrus General Discussion / New Zealand lemonade fruit
« on: November 09, 2022, 12:13:22 AM »
Was very excited that I had a ripe fruit on the ground today.  Brought it in and ate that bad boy up.  I think it fits true to the name.  It was 60% sour lemon, 40% sweet (I couldn't detect any mandarin flavor) and it had a lime after taste.
I think it is just a tad too sour for general public, but, it was tantalizingly close.  For all of us fruit nuts, I think it's a pretty good fruit.  Oh, and it was pretty juicy.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Plants for sale
« on: October 31, 2022, 12:16:04 AM »
Pm sent

Citrus General Discussion / How to control a thrips infestation
« on: October 04, 2022, 12:08:40 AM »
I think I brought them onto my property after buying some rose bushes at the big box stores.   I've tried a whole bunch othigs, trimming off infected branches,  need oil.  Been trying for over a year and no luck.

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