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Just throwing this out there. Any way you could archive previous listings on your site just so we could go back and see pictures and information? Some of these things are so unknown theres literally next to no other info on the web lol

I thought of that myself and that is a great idea if it's not too much trouble.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: April 01, 2023, 09:57:48 AM »
Do you still have white jabo seeds available?

Man that Pouteria saliciflora looks crazy!  Great selection!

Good job! I know someone else has them sprouting up also.
If anyone’s interested, I should have more seeds for sale at
Should be available soon. Hopefully in less than a few weeks. Want to get them out in time for spring planting.

Have the seeds been cold stratified that you're getting in soon?

Does that price include shipping?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: White Pakistani Mulberry Cuttings
« on: February 25, 2023, 03:35:07 PM »
Any left I'm interested

35 across the board!

I so wish I could buy that restinga from you.  Beautiful tree

As Jimmy Cliff said, "You can get it if you really want..."

Haha I'm close to accepting that challenge.  I just made an 8 hour round trip to Port St. Lucie for a fruiting grimal and sabara

I so wish I could buy that restinga from you.  Beautiful tree

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Jaboticaba45 2023 Plant Want to Buys
« on: February 14, 2023, 11:41:35 PM »
Bump! Just looking for more mangoes and any lychee. Also an jaboticaba scions like red and grimal. Coming from a fruiting tree.
Can pay or willing to trade for stuff.

I have fruiting red and grimal scions I could trade soon.  Do you have any fruiting jabos?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Making concrete pots
« on: February 13, 2023, 12:15:21 PM »
One part Portland. One part sphagnum peat moss. One part perlite.

That's his recipe and his pots are amazing. He made crazy shapes too

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Making concrete pots
« on: February 13, 2023, 10:58:38 AM »
Yeah you would make the drainage holes as part of your form.  Styrofoam works great bc it's easy to remove. Also I'll see if I can get my friend recipe but he combines 3 ingredients to make light weight concrete pots. Big ones too

I checked the website but didn't see the Plinia inflata listed

I've spent a decent amount of money on annona seeds without much success at germinating them, any good methods?

Do you have any tried and true methods for rooting plinia cuttings?

Keeping doing what you do Hapa Joe!

Heck yeah!  Can't wait. Already placed my order!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 1000th Post Giveaway!
« on: January 31, 2023, 09:39:30 PM »
2/22 12:30pm

My latest batch of seeds came in and everything looked great! Top notch seller! Thanks Marcos

Pm sent

How did you get the fruit?

I'm no millionaire, dont insult me 😆 🤣 😂 I sweat like 6-600 shirts a day in the summer for these bill/taxes.

You already own your property. Buying it now you have to be rich.

Your best bet would be to buy an empty lot that is "scrub jay". It's going to be dirt cheap, because you can't build on it without paying through the nose. The property must be kept wilderness to preserve the bird. You could still plant a garden on it so long as you left it in a relatively wild state. I don't think you are supposed to chop down any large oaks. Theoretically it should stay pretty desolate as scrub land is mostly sand dunes and grass with a few trees on it. The bird needs the open grassy area.

You could camp on the land and plant some mango trees or whatever it is you want. I bought a lot online trying to do this and it had no road, just dirt trails and the neighbor attacking me and chasing me off my own property (which he did to everyone who bought property there) and the police wouldn't help me. So beware of those type of scams too.

I just feel it isn't worth the huge expense. You can just grow stuff in pots or use a greenhouse. If you buy land in the Florida panhandle or southern Alabama or something and build a cheap greenhouse- it's only going to get cold a handful of days out of the year. Most of the time you could just open the green house up.

Yeah I have 10 acres west of gainesville in Trenton,  FL. We bought in 2014 for 135k, and that's with the 3 bed 2.5 bath house.  Even though it's my dream to be able to grow all these sub-tropicals outside, right now and for the foreseeable future just building a greenhouse makes the most sense.

I'm actually constructing my first greenhouse now and will look into the NRCS program if I want more....ahh I guess the tropical dream will have to wait !

I do appreciate everyone's input!

Knowing everything you've learned, where in florida would you live in order to grow sub-tropical fruits without covering for cold.  So take into account soil, hurricane damage, water etc. I just want to grow jabos, mangoes, eugenias and such without a greenhouse. And I don't want to live in a big city. The country is great.

I am a 5th gen Floridian and have lived from Land O Lakes in Pasco County, to Placida in Charlotte County. To your question I would suggest that a great location would be east/northeast of Punta Gorda, east of 17 rural and quiet, homesite acreage available.

I will def have to scout this area!

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