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Hey All-

So I mentioned I would do a cold tolerance listing of a lot of species but ended up deciding that a picture is worth a thousand words so just snapped some of all the species we left outside in pots or in the ground.

First the weather it endured-

I think most people will know that a single temperature that a species can survive is a bit of a myth- good examples in here are the Dovyalis hebecarpa and Garcinia brasiliensis

Another point worth noting is that by building a basically cube of wind blocks, with the tallest trees on the north side I was able to build an area of the back yard that did not experience any frost- these are the "protected" pictures below

Agaptes serpens-

Annona montana-

Annona muricata-

dead bud

new bud

Artocarpus heterophyllus-


Azadirachta indica-

Brugmansia spp.-

new growth

Casimiroa edulis-

Dovyalis caffra-

Dovyalis hebecarpa-

the only plant of ~5 that was affected

Euterpe oleracea-

Garcinia brasiliensis-


Garcinia humilis-

Inga spp. -



Magnifera spp. -

Manilkara zapota-

Mimusops zeyheri-

Musa spp. "Java Ice Cream" -

Plinia spp. "Red" -

Pouteria caimito-

Syzygium malaccense-

Syzygium oleosum-

Ugni molinae-


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / A Few Sprouted Anonidium manii available
« on: November 29, 2020, 07:32:07 PM »
Gauging interest in sprouted seeds,

I have 2 or at most 3 available

So I wasn't exactly where I should post this, but it has come to my attention that the default parameters for messaging here do not do 2 important things
1. display messages as a conversation
2. keep a copy of a sent image in your inbox/thread

This has lead to issues with some of my recent trades/purchases, so in the interest of greasing the wheels of business please find the guide below

In order to change this, follow these steps one time

First- click Profile -> Account settings

Second- Click Modify Profile -> Personal Messaging

Finally- change the Display personal messages drop down option to "As a conversation" and check the box for save a copy of each personal message in my sent items by default AND CLICK CHANGE PROFILE in the bottom right

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Free Asiminia triloba seeds
« on: October 04, 2020, 01:11:03 PM »
Just pay postage- I have hundreds

Hello all-

I have the benefit of too many sprouts this season and am looking to offload some seedlings-

All of these plants are pretty small, shipping will vary depending on the size of the pot/plant but I can also ship bareroot although I wouldnt recommend it these days

Artocarpus heterophyllus - "Berry" sourced from @murahilin here at their request- the proceeds from this sale will go to wikipedia in addition to my donation for receiving the seeds! - 1x @ $15/per SOLD
The famed jackfruit growers' named cultivar

Azadirachta indica - Neem reports of safe down to 26f, Collected in Ghana Sourced from Jibril - 5x @ $15/per
Good Insect repellent plant - can be pressed for oil or added to mulch/compost for attracting beneficial bugs
Medicinal applications -

Casimaroa edulis - White Sapote - 2yr plants- ready to graft 2x @ $15/per
No intro needed

Citrus mitus - Calamondin - 5x @ $20/per
Super citrus, used mostly for cocktails

Detarium microcarpum - Sweet detar, Collected in Ghana Sourced from Jibril - 6x @ $30/per

Diospyros mespilliformis - Jackalberry, Monkey Guava, Collected in Ghana Sourced from Jibril - 2x @ $30/per

Dovyalis hebecarpa - Ketembilla Ceylon Gooseberry - Tradewindsfruit seed grown - 3x 2x @ $25/per

Eugenia biflora - Blackrockwood, Virgin Islands species - 6x4x @ $30/per
Very little know about the species- edible fruit

Eugenia floribunda - Guavaberry, Virgin Islands species from Tang Tonic - 1x @ $25/per

Eugenia uniflora - Surinam cherry "red" - 1x @ $15/per
No intro needed

Eugenia uniflora - Surinam cherry "black" - 3x @ $15/per
No intro needed

Garcinia brasilensis - Superior Lemon Drop Mangosteen 9a/b hardy, Seed grown from FLNative - 8x (4x Poly) @ $20/per ($25/per poly)
A few polyembryonic plants- good fruit as anyone who has tried from FLNative knows

Plinia cauliflora - "Red" - 5x poly @ $20/per SOLD
I don't think I need to intro this one here

I expect shipping to be somewhere between $8 and $20 depending on the size of plants and shipping methods, Price reductions for multiple plants purchased, I will entertain all offers

Willing to pay

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ISO Ugni candollei
« on: June 16, 2020, 05:13:08 PM »
willing to pay

Hello All,

First of all, new to the site and a big fan so far so thank you for a great place to discuss and source tropical fruits, on to the meat of the subject-

TL;DR - Does anyone know how to grow these things?

I had the good fortune to visit Trinidad and Tobago (really just Tobago) for a very short period before all of this craziness for a celebration near the end of February-

When traveling I usually like to try the local foods (especially fruits and veggies) and as such while there I bought a bag of fruit on the street from a guy calling it Balata. I found the fruit to be quite delicious- given its many names and confusing taxonomy I would have to put it somewhere between longan and a sapote of some kind, there must have been around 40 fruit in the bag and I was able to get all the seeds sent back to the states in a cleaned fashion-

Fortunately they all arrived well and I have had enough failures in the past with seeds to have the foresight to send seeds to two of my friends. One of them saw 0 germination in about 10 seeds with no special treatment and I haven't had an update from the other.

I planted ~30 seeds (if I recall correctly) in a raised bed I had constructed after I soaked them in hot water for 72h and sanded the seed shell. Since then I have watered them once a day in the morning (quarantine means more time for plants) and patiently watched.

Since I haven't seen much re: germination I began looking around online to find one of these plants and haven't been able to track one down. (other than the potentially different plant currently available on ebay for $125 with shipping) Furthermore I haven't even been able to track down seeds.

I since learned that direct sowing in the ground of many species is not recommended (via tradewindsfruit) and had a bit of a panic. Not being confident whether or not the raised bed was "in the ground" or not I dug as many seeds as I was able to find (9) and noticed that I may have 2 sprouts in seedlings that I was too scared to dig out and try to find the seed.

So the question- Does any one have experience with growing these things from seed? I have heard that they are often grafted on sapodilla trees when I was in Tobago which leads me to believe they should be treated like other Manilkara seeds and don't require special treatment, but have a long erratic germination period.

I have GA3, IAA, IBA, and hormodin as well as a willow tree to generate some natural auxins that I will try as a last resort but for now they are back in a glass of warm water to hydrate.

Thanks in advance for the read and help,

TL;DR - Does anyone know how to grow these things?

live plant or seed, willing to pay

preferably a live plant, grafted to sapodilla okay, will pay

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Any Houston growers?
« on: May 09, 2020, 07:55:57 PM »
Hey all,

just found this forum and having a great time browsing for far,

I am mostly growing the common varieties of things seen here- mangoes, jackfruit, longan, chirimoya and guanabana but also have a few things I haven't seen too much of (lucuma and ice cream bean, etc.)

I have a couple of scions ups for trade from lucuma, mamey sapote and sapodilla soon, if anyone is local I have some pretty big ice cream bean I can part with, I can also take an unlimited amount of normal mulberry scions,

I'm interested in anonnas, sapotes, jaboticabas, or really anything interesting; also open to purchasing plants locally

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