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Got my seeds yesterday. Some sprouted :).  Thank you again Raul.

I am eager to taste white sapote myself. Videos I've seen about them looks very promising. I have a potted var "Suebelle" holding 2 fruits right now. I tried purple Caimito for the first time last month in Guyana and it tasted really good- like sweet, thick but soft coconut jelly. The center was enjoyable but towards the skin the mouth feel (lips, mouth roof) can get "clingy" with white sap. Nothing a little veggie oil wont remove. I have a 25gal one that didnt defoliate with this past frost so Im excited to grow it.

Congrats my friend :). Very envious of this guys yard- especially of those two beautiful mammea americana trees :D.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sensory overload 32.8 brix
« on: April 10, 2021, 06:00:39 AM »
Sounds really special. I'll buy 5 seeds if you find any.

Like the tittle says., I'm looking to BUY fresh loquat seeds...quantity 200+ .

PM me.



Looking to buy YELLOW fruit Muntingia calabura plants. pm me if you have one for sale.



Is the flesh crunchy or soft?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Canistel
« on: December 23, 2020, 05:30:00 PM »
Fairchild II, in ground, fruited for me in 9B. If you have sandy soil (tends to be devoid of nutrients) I suggest you amend when planting. Mines struggled for the first 2 years.

My only regret since planting fruit trees first when I lived at my moms (in Broward) in 2006 was not planting a coconut tree. Now that I have my own space for about 4 yrs in 9B I try to grow everything I like tropical and sub tropical- that I can find. If you like coconut water, go for it. They take a while to bear but you will be rewarded. It sucks when I feel for coconut water and Publix and Walmart has good quality ones for $5 for an 8oz or $10 for a larger size. The water, jelly, husk (have you seen the prices for coco coir!?!?!)......lots of uses.

To start over huh. I'd go Julie (must have for obvious reasons  ;) ), Ice Cream, Sweet Tart and LZ. Mabye add PSM/ TBC and Maha for some asian representation :P .

Got my order today. Plants were much larger than expected, healthy and very well packaged. Everything arrived intact. Great communication. Thanks again :).

p.s. I just Love the jaboticaba sticker  :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rose Apple / Syzygium jambos
« on: December 04, 2020, 05:49:09 AM »
"Anomaly" Rose Apple :) . Very cool.

I'm in 9B as well. It hit 37oC yesterday in my area. Only mild leaf damage so far is my hog plum and some banana leaves. Young coconuts look fine. Both in ground caimitos look fine and my young in ground Jackfruit. Brought in my sensitive seedlings though.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: MANGO ID
« on: December 02, 2020, 07:17:41 AM »
I have harvested some NDM and Tog Bi Con with that shape before. Maybe one of those. Leaning more to NDM.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: October 28, 2020, 09:11:53 PM »
Noticed today that my Myrciaria glazioviana is flowering for the first time :D. Its in a half way filled 15gal pot, all shade, and about 2.5 ft tall. I got it from Adam 3-4 yrs ago. My Stringipes is also flowering. 1.5ft  foot tall in a 7gal pot full shade. So excited. :D.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Taiwan guava
« on: October 28, 2020, 11:53:36 AM »
I have a couple growing in ground, some sourced from PIN (Taiwanese and Vietnamese) and I do prefer to eat em with some yellow on em or when "rust spots" appear. They are quite hard to bite into directly- also due to their large size as well. So I cut with a knife. The taste of the skin is also a turn off for me. It can be bitter.

Look into French drains (installed or DIY) if you have a route for this excess water to go away from your property. If you're lucky and the location of your trees permit it, your French drain system can be passive (gravity/ slope powered) or active (with a sump pump).

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Deer suck
« on: July 16, 2020, 10:20:19 AM »
Deers really suck a$$. I havent tried it yet, but I know some garderners in my area that swear by using pieces of Irish Spring soap as a deer deterrant. In any case I fence (10' circumference) my young trees to protect em from deers and its been working great thus far.

Ice Cream, Kesar, ST Maui, Neelam, and East Indian.

Venus is mono. I had a mature tree and planted 3 seasons worth of seedlings....all one sprout each seed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Muntingia Dropping Flowers
« on: June 16, 2020, 09:50:31 AM »
I've noticed these trees like fertilization to hold fruit- like sapodillas. I fert my inground with a slow release fert about 3 weeks ago....flowerless...and this is the 1 week now since I'm picking fruits daily.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Central Florida Mango Trees
« on: June 03, 2020, 12:37:27 PM »
I've seen a couple of huge ones (40+ yr old) in Winter Haven (Polk County).

Bought a "sugar cane" jujube around Nov 2019. Its still in a 3 gal pot and it hold a fruit :D. Gonna bag so I can get to taste.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Florida Prince peaches in Central FL
« on: May 16, 2020, 09:06:11 PM »
Anyone else harvesting this and or any other low chill varieties?
Harvested two fruit this month. The first was lack luster- only the texture was like a peach. But the second my. Delicious!!! Brix was surprisingly low at 15 (Tasted sweeter). Granted, my tree is still in its 3 gal pot but I'm thoroughly impressed and looking to get more.

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