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Wow! What a collection! PM Sent.

Sent a PM. Interested.

No. Never sold the tree, held good fruit this year, but I could use more trees for cross pollination.

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Great looking plants!!!


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: FS Grimal Jaboticaba 25 gallon
« on: December 13, 2021, 01:53:43 PM »
25 gallon Grimal Jaboticaba 5 available 450 ea recently potted up

How tall are they and trunk diameter??

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Incredible jaboticaba collection
« on: July 28, 2021, 09:44:16 AM »
Loved this video! Like others I am excited to see more and more varieties coming into the US to allow us to experience all of this diversity. Even in the US we are seeing hybrids from cross-pollination. It will be amazing to see the diversity that Luiz will have in another 3 years.

I have a 15 Gallon Cherry of the Rio Grande for sale. It produces fruit. It is just getting to big for my yard.

$250 obo

Located in Orlando

I agree they are fine in zone 9b. They love lots of water and that is key to keeping them happy. Some people amend the soil some, but I have seen them planted in native soil and thriving in Tampa and Orlando.

Most of these probably won't be more than 15 feet in a long time! So totally fine to plant out.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ultra Rare Jaboticabas (eBay)
« on: March 08, 2021, 09:14:49 PM »
Tyler don't miss your chance ;)

Great looking seedlings!!

I will find some sooner or later. ;D

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ultra Rare Jaboticabas (eBay)
« on: March 04, 2021, 03:22:31 PM »
Great looking seedlings!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lemon drop mangosteen ?
« on: March 01, 2021, 07:58:13 AM »
Someone you know got mangosteens to grow in zone 9b? I know lemondrops are supposedly more hardy, but I thought even 10b was too cold for them.

People are growing them in 9b they usually just need cold protection in the winter if temperatures get too cold. I am in 9b and mine seemed to do good in a protected area outside all winter.

Very awesome!! It is really cool to see one fruiting so small. Probably the smallest fruiting Jaboticaba ever!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mandarinquat tree fl
« on: February 27, 2021, 09:01:05 PM »
Does anybody even know if there's available in Florida mandarinquat tree

I have tried them and really like them. I have been calling around and can't find them here in Florida yet.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A special jaboticaba
« on: December 09, 2020, 07:39:47 AM »
Any pictures of these trees and fruit??

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best flavor: Jabuticaba vs, Muscadines
« on: December 08, 2020, 08:25:52 AM »
I rate them as equal in taste, so I would use another characteristic to make the choice. The following observations are based off of comparing the standard black Jaboticaba and the Ison muscadine (a self fertile variety).

Advantages of jaboticaba include lower maintenance (does not need pruned each winter), longer fruiting season (due to potential for multiple crops), and self fertility (the very best muscadines need a polenator).

Advantages of muscadines include greater cold tollerence (no need to cold protect in 9b EVER), better adaptation to drought once established, firmer texture of fruit pulp, ability to be trained in linear spaces that would otherwise be wasted (like on a fence), greater ease of vegetative propagation, and a shorter time to come into full production.

One last thing that I will mention is that muscadine peels can make my mouth itch when I eat large amounts of fruit. I think this is a very mild allergic reaction and no one else in my family gets it. I have never had that reaction with Jaboticaba.

Wow what a great explanation! I agree totally with it and wanted to add that with Jaboticaba you could have many varieties in a very tiny space, even a cocktail tree that has multiple varieties on it. I love both fruits, but I can eat Jaboticaba all year and I can only have muscadines in August.

I don't see why most people couldn't grow both in a small yard. Muscadines on the fence and Jaboticaba in the flowerbed.

I thought that the peel issue was from the tanins or acidity, which I think if you eat enough Jaboticaba it could cause the same issue. Not sure though.

These look really good! Glad to see more diversity coming into the Orlando area!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jabotica plant height
« on: October 16, 2020, 09:12:59 AM »
Hopefully you have given the some room to grow, but they are a pretty slow growing tree. I have seen in pots and in the ground all over FL. Either way works, but I haven't seen many trees over 15 ft tall. The reds seem to stay shorter and squatty. Now Truncaflora I have seen very large, they seem like faster growing. But over the next 5 years I dont think you will have much to worry about growth, you can always shape and trim the trees too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 23 days in the life of a jaboticaba tree
« on: October 16, 2020, 08:54:30 AM »
Wow! They look great. Lots of good fruit to eat off of those trees. I love the look of the trees covered in different stages of fruit. Unfortunately I am having a bird problem! They love the Jaboticaba!

These things just never stop producing! Maybe in the winter they slow down, but it is amazing to watch them grow and continue to produce. Glad you are enjoying lots of mulberries.

Wow!! I have never seen so many white mulberries at one time!! Great little video on a trimmed white mulberry fruiting late in the season. Seems like this fruits constantly!

Yes... in fact that is my current project these days... grafting "Garnet" Calycinas onto CORG.
I'm no expert... But so far I've had some success.

Kevin Jones

Great Job Kevin. I know some people have had success with the Calycinas on CORG. Especially if you have a superior variety!

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