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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon fruit question
« on: Today at 09:03:29 AM »
I am about the same zone as you. I leave my persimmons on the tree until they are fully orange. Right now, mine still need another week or so before picking. I would leave them on long enough...Persimmons should do ok in ground in your zone - I have seen trees in cold mountainous climates (zone 6) and they do fine. I would plant them back into the ground once they go dormant. (I have heard that persimmons roots still grow in the winter, someone correct me if I'm wrong).

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Lara Farms opened a webpage
« on: October 22, 2021, 09:14:02 AM »
Are the prices on the website for shipped trees?  Are prices cheaper if you go there?
Does anyone know the answer?  Prices seem high.
When I was there several years ago, their prices seemed like the cheapest in the entire state of FL. Great nursery with healthy plants and one of my favorites.

Hey now, I'm grown a jackfruit in NJ. I am researching the smallest fruit size varieties and will graft that on it low when it is time. We'll see lol

You can definitely do it!  So far jackfruit has been my easiest to grow tree, it grows like a weed.  I was hoping for fruit this year, but maybe next year.  Mine is 9ft tall and I have to prune it constantly to keep it from hitting my greenhouse roof.  I got a Golden Nugget because it was supposed to be small, but everybody seems to report it is the opposite and is extremely vigorous.  I suggest you try some other variety, I am already planning to replace mine with something else that is easier to manage

It grows like a weed for me as well. That is the problem, keeping jackfruit relatively small while simultaneously trying to get fruit. I have not figured out how to do that, yet.
Same here...Mine is reaching 10 ft tall even though I just topped it. Have any of you got flowers yet?

elouicious, those durians are looking good. I would try to get some scions from PR and try grafting when they get a bit larger.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling or Trading Grumichama seeds
« on: October 13, 2021, 10:25:19 PM »
I have 20 grumichama seeds for sale or trade. $18 free shipping.


Have 2 community pots of garcinia brasiliensis - superior form of lemon drop mangosteen (garcinia brasiliensis). The fruits are pointed, not round like the regular kind.
They are healthy seedlings and need to be re potted. There are around 12 trees total. Can send them all for $50 including shipping.


Just pruned back my sweetheart. If no one wants them, they going to the dumpster :( . Will be sent in damp paper towels (not gonna waste time wrapping them in parafilm). Shipping is $8 and for all the scions asking $35. 11 scions total size varies from 1/2 of an inch to 1/8 of an inch.

Also have some redlands white sapote scions. 5 for 30 including shipping.

Thanks everyone! If you don't have this tree, I recommend getting it (especially if you are pushing the zones) as it has taken drought, heat, floods, and the cold very well. Also, it is a very beautiful looking tree.


Finally got first fruits on my grumichama! Took a few years of flowering before setting fruit. I love the taste of these fruits. They remind me of a regular cherry. They taste best when red, not dark black/purple.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Cantaloupe results?
« on: September 28, 2021, 07:23:21 PM »
If you have any spare seeds, I would love to try growing this next year.

I have had the same problem happen to me. I want to eliminate the problem as water constantly dripping from the ceiling of the gh will cause problems on some types of plants. Opening the vents should help eliminate the problem during the day, but the cold will get in.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP budwood order
« on: September 24, 2021, 11:22:00 PM »
Thanks everyone replied.  I know what I should order.

Another question, this is the Xie Shan grafted I did last year November.  It doesn't should any grow for almost a year.  Do you think it is surviving?

I would probably give it a chance. I have had an oroblanco graft take over a year to start growing.


After up potting some eugenia calycina plants, I realized that I have way too many. These were sprouted from seeds provided by the Plinia Prince (FFF). 8)
Have a nice root system. $3.50 each, minimum order of 6 plants. Shipping and handling fee is $15. Will be sent without pot.
If you want to buy more than 15, I can do a cheaper rate.

I also have some other plants for sale

Chempedak jackfruit hybrid $15 Tastes better than a jackfruit and has very little sap.

Have several Glycosmis pentaphylla plants. $8 each

$15 for 2 rooted june plum cuttings

Aren't chestnuts all affected by some blight?  I thought there was a disease that wipes them all out.  Not sure of how long it takes thougj
Yes, but some have more tolerance than others. The American chestnut was virtually wiped out of existence because of chestnut blight. Meanwhile, the Japanese and Chinese chestnuts have resistance to the blight and are not affected by it. The European chestnuts have some tolerance, but still can get killed. I read that scientists have crossed the Chinese with the American in an effort to introduce blight resistance.

It's that time of year when the temperate fruit crops are ripening. I am offering to trade these top quality temperate fruits to you people who can't get access to them easily in warmer climates. I will update this thread when I get new things to offer.
Right now I have some chestnuts to trade. I am interested in any tropical fruit, seed, scion, or plant available.
Chestnuts can be boiled or roasted and the ones available at the store don't do it justice. These were foraged by me from a local source. It is a mix of Chinese, Japanese, European, and some unknown hybrids. Taste is sweet and starchy.

These are in high demand and I can't send too many. First come first serve. Later in the season I will have different types of apples and other fruits.
If you don't have anything to trade, I can sell them to you. $25 for a small flat rate box shipped to you. If I don't respond to your pm in a day, I probably did not get it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ISO Tamarind and Grumichama seeds
« on: September 18, 2021, 09:56:30 PM »
My tree has some fruit on it that will ripen in a couple of weeks. Feel free to send a pm if no one else has them available.

Thanks! I'll make sure to let you know! Is it tamarind or grumichama?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ISO Tamarind and Grumichama seeds
« on: September 18, 2021, 07:11:54 PM »
My tree has some fruit on it that will ripen in a couple of weeks. Feel free to send a pm if no one else has them available.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can allspice fruit indoors in a pot?
« on: September 18, 2021, 12:42:31 PM »
I believe so. I have an allspice that I used to keep indoors during the winter. It does well as a houseplant. Mine is about 4 feet tall and has flowered the last 2 seasons, but no fruit set.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Local pickup in TN Tropical Fruit trees.
« on: September 06, 2021, 11:12:41 AM »
Hello all, I don't want these trees anymore and would like to give them a new home. Local pickup only in Chattanooga TN.
June Plum. Great tree has fruited multiple times in the past and has fruits on it right now. $50

Allspice - has flowered. Leaves smell very aromatic when crushed. $50

Fruit punch mango. 7 gallon pot. $40

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this fruit?
« on: September 05, 2021, 02:20:18 PM »
Very pretty tree planted all over major cities in the north east US. Most if not all that are planted are male trees, but sometimes the tree can switch genders... During the season everything under the tree smells bad and the fruits cover everything in a nasty pulp.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Show off your greenhouses
« on: August 31, 2021, 02:51:54 PM »
Nice greenhouses everyone!
Here are some pictures of mine (built last year):

Currently in ground I have mangoes, jackfruit, abiu, guava, jaboticaba, white sapote, garcinia brasiliensis, lychee, rollina, sugar apple, and pitanga. Most of these have been in ground for a little over a year.
I hope one day to upgrade the sides of the greenhouse to polycarbonate walls as they have a cleaner look. Also am still looking for ways to make the greenhouse more efficient at retaining heat.
The dimensions are 20x28 with a 12ft peak. 

Recently was able to find some kyoho at the Asian market. The fruit was grown in CA resulting in seeded fruit and small fruit unlike the ones I had in Korea.
My favorite grape of all time - shine muscat. Have been looking for a cutting of this for ages. Have only been able to find the fruit twice in the US.

Kyoho on right, Naibell on left

I don't know if that would work, but what I can say from experience is that they are smart and will keep coming back unless drastic measures are done.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: scions and plants of these
« on: August 27, 2021, 10:11:48 PM »
Hello all,
I'm looking for some scions and plants.
Scions of
cinnamon apple
araza var. sororia
jaboticaba - open to anything...but if anyone has a LARGE scion of grimal or red I would be really happy 8)
Plants of
pouteria sp
rare psidiums

Thank you!

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet chestnut question
« on: August 25, 2021, 07:32:57 AM »
Chestnuts need to be cold stratified to sprout. I leave them in a plastic bag in the fridge over winter then plant them out in the spring.

The leaves remind me of cinnamon apple (pouteria hypoglauca).

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