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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Hurricane Teddy
« on: September 17, 2020, 10:11:03 AM »
Another one... Hurricane Teddy already a Major will menace Bermuda area next week.

Teddy's eye is clearing out and warming at the moment. The ADT estimate is in the cat 4 range now.
----- Current Analysis -----
Date : 17 SEP 2020 Time : 132022 UTC
Lat : 19:13:47 N Lon : 52:51:36 W

CI# /Pressure/ Vmax
6.2 / 938.9mb/119.8kt

Final T# Adj T# Raw T#
6.2 6.4 6.5

Estimated radius of max. wind based on IR : 17 km

Center Temp : +14.5C Cloud Region Temp : -69.1C

Scene Type : EYE

Tropical Storm Sally now…

Tropical Depression Nineteen Intermediate Advisory Number 4A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL192020
200 PM EDT Sat Sep 12 2020


LOCATION…25.6N 81.6W

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Banana pups to trade (EU only)
« on: July 08, 2020, 09:32:18 AM »
Now i have Musa Dajiao pups to trade...
Please contact me if you have other musa varieties to trade.


Any one have them? Thank's!   ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / The inga vulpina seeds are edible?
« on: September 23, 2019, 02:34:51 PM »
Hi! Any one knows if the green Inga Vulpina seeds are edible? Thank's!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jerry Lehman has died
« on: April 01, 2019, 04:00:35 PM »
Jerry Lehman has died
Say a prayer of do whatever you do to celebrate the life of a man who contributed much to the improvement of paw-paws and shared his love for them generously.

Just got word from NAFEX of his passing a week after he’d experienced a bad farm accident. I have no details beyond that, except that he was 82 years old, which is still young for a person of the soil.


 A high risk of much below-normal temperatures is possible during the last week of January for the Great Lakes, Midwest, and Ohio Valley tied to multiple intrusions of arctic air. Frosts/freezes are also possible for the citrus growing regions of Florida.

Hi! Please i want to hask if some one can arrange me a small grafted mexicola grande avocado plant that can be posted on a small box.
Thank you very much to any one that can help me!  ;D

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Avocado Mexicola Grande seeds wanted
« on: November 01, 2018, 03:40:28 PM »
Please, can some one sell me 2 Mexicola Grande avocado seeds? Thank's!  :)

Temperate Fruit Discussion / My small fruit tree orchard
« on: August 17, 2018, 04:35:22 PM »
Some landscape...     ;D




There are any place to share rare citrus seeds and seedlings like rare japanese ones?

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Ugli and King mandarin tree
« on: August 14, 2018, 02:22:46 PM »
Any one knows where i can find one uli tree and one king mandarin tree? Thank's!

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Sudachi
« on: August 03, 2018, 03:49:43 AM »
Any one knows where to get a true sudachi tree in Europe? Thank's!  ;D

Hi everyone! There are any uses to Hedychium species? Leaves or tubers?
Thank's!  ;D

Citrus General Discussion / What kind of Pomelo is this?
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:32:57 AM »
Hello everyone! What kind of Pomelo is this? It's a good one to buy? This one remember me the thailand green pomelo with rose meat.
Thank you very much for any help.

Citrus General Discussion / Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« on: November 24, 2017, 02:59:11 PM »
Do you think bergamot is a worth to try tree?   ;D

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Dekopon seeds
« on: November 23, 2017, 03:43:34 PM »
Hi! Please anyone that have Dekopon can share some seeds with me? I know they are rare. Thank you very much!  ;D

Cold Hardy Citrus / Yuzu... my new obsession!
« on: November 17, 2017, 05:31:53 AM »
I read there are several varieties of Yuzu. I'm more interested about the seedless variety, but i don't know if it is a true yuzu... In Europe i don't see the yuzu varieties, just the usual one... any help?  ;D

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Paw Paw Farm sugestions
« on: July 22, 2017, 01:25:25 PM »
Hi everyone. I want to start one paw paw production farm here in my country. I'm totaly obcessed by this fabulously nutritious, healing and versatile fruit! It's possible to do so much things with paw paws that i see it can be very profitable if the project is made correctly. First i'm selecting 10 to 15 diferent paw paw varieties to make a second selection when they get fruit.
For fruit selling i thing the best var will be the ones of medium size less seeds, and good not too strong flavour and no bad aftertaste.
For pulp extraction, varieties presenting big size, fewer seeds and excelent taste. It's possible a blending of several varieties maby.
I have to start to grow many seedlings from seed. Now i don't know the best rotstock varieties. I think i will have my first fruits from my two big sunflower paw paws... i have many ideas... any thoughts?


Citrus General Discussion / Strange-shaped Pomelos
« on: April 27, 2017, 05:51:32 PM »
VietNamNet Bridge – Strange-shaped fruits like wine-gourd shaped pomelos and watermelons, and square and gold-bullion shaped watermelons grown in the Mekong Delta are attracting attention of traders and individual consumers.   ;)

Citrus General Discussion / My Citrus trees
« on: April 15, 2017, 12:16:39 PM »
Some citrus

Chandler Pomelo


Bahia orange tree

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Some of my fruit trees
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:00:03 AM »
Apple Baya Marisa

Shizandra Chinensis


Berberis darwinii

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Blood Avocados
« on: January 02, 2017, 06:24:00 AM »
"Blood Avocados"

01.01.2017 at 11:45
Some call them the new "blood diamonds." In Mexico, where the world of crime is dominated by drug cartels and arms trafficking, avocados are becoming the center of a new war
Whenever we eat a delicious avocado, whether in its version of fruit or in guacamole, its most popular gastronomic version, we think of the richness of its flavor, of being healthy, even a "superfood." But we certainly never think that this fruit could be at the center of a crime wave. Well, be aware: since the demand for so-called "green gold" has skyrocketed worldwide (in Spain, in 2015, more than 81500 tonnes of avocados have been consumed, in the USA this number amounts to an impressive 1.9 thousand Million tons), the value of this fruit came to attract the attention of criminal groups. Still in 2013, the world production of avocado had been of 4,717,102 tons.

In Mexico, the largest avocado producer - the country accounts for 33% of world production - there is a real war between cartels contesting the dominance of "green gold" plantations. The region of Michoacán, where most of the plantations are concentrated, is the most affected.
The drug cartel "Cabelleros Templarios" (Knights Templar) has infiltrated the sector and now controls all local trade, from production to distribution. The estimated profits of this business were 152 million dollars (144 million euros) a year - which allows us to understand why it is so coveted. Farmers are forced to pay huge amounts of money to the cartels, who threaten to kill their families. Thus, they are forced to act outside the law, hiding the avocados among the trees, deforesting acres of land without end or setting fires to plant the fruit afterwards.

Members of the drug cartel "Cabelleros Templários" caught by the police. This is the main cartel that took over the avocado business in Mexico, extorting farmers
Members of the drug cartel "Cabelleros Templários" caught by the police. This is the main cartel that took over the avocado business in Mexico, extorting farmers
In addition to becoming a luxury commodity, the massive cultivation of avocados also has enormous environmental implications, since it requires very high amounts of water - 242 liters for each kilo of fruit, more precisely. Its uncontrolled production also leads to the deforestation of 600 to 1000 hectares of forest in Mexico each year.

But it is not only in Mexico that there has been criminality regarding avocado. In New Zealand, more than 40 assaults have occurred this year. In the supermarkets of the country, posters warn the thieves that at night there is no money in the store ... or avocados.

As for you, what can you do when you eat avocados? Perceive the country of origin, avoiding buying Mexican avocados to be able to reduce the profits of this criminal business. And expect an environmental certificate seal to be placed on the market, ensuring that some avocados do not contribute to the destruction of the environment.

Please i nead some help to decide what mango varieties i should plant on my location. I'm on Zone 9 i gess, with the lowest temp -3C with cold wet winter until April, and with limestone soil but with good humus soil cover by big oak tree leaves. Some of mango varieties i saw as possibilities are Valencia Pride, Kasturi, Mallika, Kent, Nam Doc Mai, Sensation, Osteen and Glenn. Or other one? Any help to choose a good one for my location? Thank's!  ;D

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