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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Hello
« on: November 29, 2019, 06:55:25 AM »
Hi all, I have not posted or been on this forum for a few years. When Hurricane Irma hit in 2017 it washed away all my trees. When I returned there was nothing left but a stump from my breadfruit tree that someone cut down and a small patch of Saba bananas. It has taken me a few years to rebuild my house but now that I am finished I am starting again.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Chocolate fest at Grimal grove
« on: January 13, 2016, 05:03:58 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fiji longan
« on: January 04, 2016, 08:10:56 AM »
Does any one know about these trees in Florida?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ground covers
« on: December 01, 2015, 07:52:46 AM »
any know where to get perennial peanut (Arachis pintoi) and Sunshine Mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa).

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wtb annona diversifolia
« on: November 22, 2015, 06:44:01 AM »
Does any one know who has this in stock around homestead?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pouteria torta
« on: November 03, 2015, 12:58:16 PM »
Any one have any experience with this tree? Is there any fruiting in Fla?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / looking for a green sapote
« on: October 29, 2015, 07:21:33 PM »
Do any of you know were I can find a green sapote? I'm looking to plant it at Grimal grove.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bunch 'O bananas
« on: September 15, 2015, 07:44:25 PM »
Some kind of Cavendish

Namwa bunch 1

Bunch 2

Bunch 3


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Just got back from a long vacation!
« on: July 30, 2015, 11:20:52 AM »
I went to England for 2 weeks, Holland for one, and New York for a week, seen a lot of amazing gardens in England, but the coolest place I went to there was the Eden project ( It's a huge greenhouse in Cornwall. There were tons of tropical fruit trees growing and flowering. They had bananas, mangoes, jabotacabas, papayas, annonas, and lots more that I cant remember right now.




the greenhouses

more pics latter!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tropical fruit fiesta at Grimal Grove
« on: May 27, 2015, 04:33:30 PM »
We are having a mango/tropical fruit fest at Grimal Grove in Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys June 27th. There will be a kid activities, presentations, tours, fruit tasting and fruit auction.

  I will post more as I get more info from Patrick. Hope to see some of you there!     

Tropical Fruit Discussion / First breadfruits of the season
« on: May 25, 2015, 09:42:08 AM »
Just picked the first breadfruit of the year

making home fries for breakfast with them.

You know besides eat them out of hand.

I make jam with them and it comes out good.

Recipes / tropical "Ambrosia"
« on: February 13, 2015, 08:09:07 AM »
I make this when I have the fruit lying around

2 Chewy sugar apple cleaned

1/2 big pineapple cubed

3 bananas sliced

Fresh shredded coconut

1 big dragon fruit skinned and cubed

Greek yogurt

Just mix it all up, the sugar apple acts like the marshmallow I love this stuff 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grimal Grove
« on: January 17, 2015, 08:10:34 AM »
My wife is a teacher at the local charter school and started an eatable garden there, She also started having her class spend half a day every Friday
at Grimal grove planting, moving mulch, and cleaning up in general.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / namwa
« on: October 15, 2014, 06:31:57 AM »
harvested these two Sunday and Monday

small bunch was 75 fingers the bug bunch is 104 fingers

also have been harvesting a lot of guavas from my ruby x supreme

Tropical Fruit Discussion / coffee blooming
« on: March 09, 2014, 10:32:57 PM »
my coffee is blooming may get some beans lol

Tropical Fruit Discussion / propagating breadfruit
« on: December 14, 2013, 08:04:25 AM »
how do you do it? Mine is getting pretty big and t want to propagate it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / seaweed on your plants?
« on: October 20, 2013, 06:45:44 PM »
Does anyone else mulch there trees with seaweed? i wash it a few (3-5) times and add it to my compost and make seaweed emulsion by filling a trashcan 3/4 of the way with washed seaweed and then fill it with water and let it sit for a month,  stirring every other day of so until it is mostly liquid. then water the plants with it.   

Tropical Fruit Discussion / TREES! in the Keys
« on: October 20, 2013, 05:34:44 PM »
Here is some pics of my fruit trees
Ma'afala bread fruit and soursop

Star apple and sugarcane the seedlings in the pots in the front are kaffir limes
miracle fruit, Black pepper and assorted seedlings

bananas with Sumatran coffee growing under them, on the left is a peanut butter fruit, red custard apple, white sapote and loquats

top down shot of some mamey. one is from Lara nursery and has huge fruit, one is from a guy on krome ave, and the others are from seed.
also a seed grown fla avocado

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