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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba esclarate?
« on: September 19, 2020, 04:00:49 PM »
The person selling this plant claims it is jaboticaba esclarate.  I just would like to have a confirmation before buying.  Also, he claims it is grafted.  But when I asked him, what's the rootstock used, he's giving a vague answer.  So, I'm not completely satisfied whether to buy or not.







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pot size and repotting
« on: September 17, 2020, 03:28:55 PM »
When growing large fruiting plants in pots, is it absolutely necessary to grow the plant in small pot and gradually re-pot to bigger pots as it grows or can it be directly grown in the largest pot available?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Escarlate Scarlet Jaboticaba Seeds $5
« on: September 17, 2020, 09:48:47 AM »
Sorry for reviving an old topic.  What is the difference between this and the precoce red hybrid jaboticaba?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing from seeds of grafted trees?
« on: September 12, 2020, 02:43:46 PM »
Thank you very much for the useful replies, everyone.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing from seeds of grafted trees?
« on: September 07, 2020, 06:21:50 AM »
What type of tree?

Fruits like mango, sweet tamarind, pomelo.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing from seeds of grafted trees?
« on: September 07, 2020, 06:20:51 AM »
It would mostly likely take longer to fruit and will not be the same fruit.
(Generally speaking)

When you mentioned Generally speaking, you mean there are exceptions?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Growing from seeds of grafted trees?
« on: September 06, 2020, 03:46:09 PM »
If a tree is grown from seeds of a grafted tree, will the resulting plant be short and bear fruits early like the grafted plant or will it grow tall and bear fruits much later?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peanut butter fruit
« on: July 12, 2020, 12:11:20 PM »
For the past week, the humidity ranged from anywhere between 60% - 90% here.  So, what is the ideal temperature and humidity for fruit to set.  The second photo in the first post is the only fruit that has ever set for me.  As for the first photo, are those buds or flowers?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peanut butter fruit
« on: July 12, 2020, 10:15:23 AM »
My two trees have always started to flower in the Spring but set fruit now in the humid Summer? Our humidity now is like your December humidity.

What is the humidity in spring for you?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peanut butter fruit
« on: July 12, 2020, 01:50:05 AM »
What growing zone are you in?

I live in Chennai, India.  My location is mentioned in my profile.

What is your humidity?

The graph below shows the average humidity fora year in Chennai.  Is humidity too much or not enough?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Peanut butter fruit
« on: July 11, 2020, 08:55:15 AM »


My sole plant gets to this stage and then they drop.  Are these buds or flowers?  For the past several months, they are blooming and dropping off.  Is the plant lacking any nutrients?

So far, I was lucky in that a single fruit set in June. 



Please suggest how to increase yield of these fruits.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Root rot?
« on: July 11, 2020, 08:44:14 AM »


In February, one fine day the bark around the base of this mulberry tree's trunk peeled off and something whitish appeared on it.  I did not pay much attention to it then as I was busy with other works. 



Then, in mid March, all of a sudden this tree died.  Was it due to root rot?  I don't want to have a repeat with the other remaining plants.  Thank you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pereskia bleo flowering.
« on: July 11, 2020, 08:37:39 AM »
I know this topic is old, but I was curious how your plants are doin and if you ever got to taste any of the fruit!  I jus learned about this plans and am super curious. Iím hoping to buy a cutting or two soon so I can give them a try myself!

The second fruit on my plant.  It is quite sour tasting.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help with plant identification please
« on: July 11, 2020, 07:58:18 AM »
Recently, I transplanted this plant from a pot to the ground, but I don't really know what it is.  Anybody can help me identifying it?





About 2 years ago, I had received some fruits of Saba Comorensis.  I tried to check if it was this one, but these leaves are more longer and saba leaves are rounder.

Thank you,

Shafak

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pereskia bleo fruiting for first time.
« on: November 05, 2018, 01:04:56 PM »
Unfortunately, all of them fell off the very next day :(

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pereskia bleo fruiting for first time.
« on: November 02, 2018, 09:30:12 AM »
3 of the flowers have set fruit.  But, my concern is that initially the raw fruits are supposed to be green and then turn yellow on ripening.  These are already yellow?






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which species of Salacca is this?
« on: October 20, 2018, 08:01:18 AM »
Great thank you! How can you tell?

It says sweet sala sumalee on the board.  That's how I mentioned.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which species of Salacca is this?
« on: October 20, 2018, 07:37:00 AM »
It is  Salacca wallichiana var sumalee.

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Yes I have some seeds I can swap for something.

I just saw you were interested in growing dragon fruit.  I can send you seeds of Hylocereus megalanthus if you are interested.  Also, I think it's better to carry forward from here in private messages rather than hijack this topic :)

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How is the taste of Rund in comparison to the ordinary kiwano?
I did not taste it. I was interested to grow it for decorating the fence.

Would you be having some seeds to spare or exchange?  Thank you.

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How is the taste of Rund in comparison to the ordinary kiwano?

This season I grow Kiwano Rund, it looked very funny. Now I know that it is also growing in Russia.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sex and the Salaks . . .
« on: October 18, 2018, 12:22:39 AM »
I just received some already peeled salak from Bangkok.  Often it's mentioned that only fruits with 3 locules would be female.  Unfortunately, almost all the 50+ fruits that I received are either one or two locules  :'( :'( :'(  What are the chances of me getting female from these?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sex and the Salaks . . .
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:05:24 AM »
Ok.  You have not mentioned which cultivar you are growing?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sex and the Salaks . . .
« on: October 12, 2018, 01:09:18 AM »
Thanks for the explanation, Peter.  I was thinking of one male to five females.  BTW, which cultivar are you growing? 

I guess this video demonstrate your method of pollination.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WuKVfJPDgY

Do you have any video on how to separate the pups/suckers from the main plant? 


Could be, but with many diocious crops one male to ten females will work out alright.  Salak is different and to achieve maximum pollination of diocious salak you need lots of males. Iíve  been growing salak commercially for almost 30 years.  we remove the sheath from around the female cone, then when the female flower is receptive we handpollinate to get maximum set..itís not unusual that you canít find a male flower on a single male tree that has good pollen at that moment.  With more males you will do better.  There is a neighbor who comes over sometimes to get male flowers!  You donít want to be in that situation.
Peter

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sex and the Salaks . . .
« on: October 11, 2018, 12:49:39 PM »
Of course.  No one would want only males or females.  But, more females is better.

Keep in mind that you donít want all females, you need males.

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