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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mango trees
« on: October 13, 2021, 09:00:12 PM »
I lost a couple mangos this year to gophers. I would love to buy a few good seedlings if they are still available

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sale avocado & Guava scions
« on: September 03, 2019, 10:16:09 PM »
I will take an order of Jalisco and Dolores. Do you have a recommended way to root the cuttings?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Nishikawa avocado scions
« on: August 31, 2019, 11:06:59 PM »
I will take them if they are still available

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / sharwill scions WTB
« on: August 21, 2019, 11:49:42 PM »
If any one has some two spare scions that they could spare I would really appreciate it. I have a friend coming to my house on the 28th to help with some grafting and I really want the scions by then.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Semi annual anona scions sale
« on: August 21, 2019, 11:44:53 PM »
Hello JF thanks for posting such an extensive list can you make some recommendations of the best tasting and most productive in your list? Any recommendations on the best time to graft or best methods that you like to use.
Thanks, Erik.

If you have a grafted Sweet Tart on good Cali root stock please let me know.
Thanks for you time.

I am looking for the Sweet Tart mango to be on good California root stock. If you have the Sharwill on colonal root stock that would be best. Thanks for any help.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit stuff in San Diego?
« on: March 20, 2019, 04:52:51 PM »
Atkins nursery is a good one to walk around

I have always thought guava was I good looking tree. Ice cream bean is a good looking tree that is very different

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hawaiian Avocado's in California
« on: March 15, 2019, 03:07:39 AM »
What grows and fruits well in Hawaiian climate won't necessarily do so in California, and vice versa. For example, Hass does terribly here. Yes avocado grows wild in many of the wetter parts of Hawaii. Survived my first years here just foraging for avocados, papayas, breadfruit, passionfruits, guavas, all growing wild....till i could get my own trees growing.
BTW, Sharwil is not a Hawaiian avocado. It's actually from Australia. But has become most commonly sold avocado here.
I sell scions of many of the Hawaiian avocados if you want to try grafting them there. Take a look at
Hey Oscar what are your thoughts about finding Avocado seedlings that are growing and fruiting in elevation or in dryer climates. Do you think that these factors will help these Island avocados transfer to a good mainland avocados "southern California" in this case.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Hawaiian Avocado's in California
« on: March 10, 2019, 01:32:49 AM »
So me and my family have been in Kauai for the last week and we have been going to a new farmers market ever other day. We have been eating all the tropical fruit I can't get fresh at home but the Avocados have been a stand out! Today I had my first Sharwil and I was in complete heaven I have to believe this is the most ideal texture to any avocado. I also have green gold, yamagata and several other unnamed varieties that I have picked from trees off the road or are seedlings grow from someone's backyard and sold at farmers markets.
With all these excellent varieties on the island why do we California avocado guys not see them grown or sold? I know this trip has been a game changer for me and I will be trying to move mountains to get a scion or two on my backyard avocados.
Also another interesting observation while being here driving around I must have seen over 50 wild avocado trees growing next to the road in drainage ditches, heck the hotel I'm staying at right now has a row of maybe twenty trees on the side of the property and 95% of the trees I see are the healthiest looking avocado trees I have ever seen with nothing but jungle compost and five rain storms a day. This has really made me think about how much I water my trees. I will try and post some pictures of all the beautiful trees tomorrow.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Garcinia root stock for California
« on: January 02, 2019, 08:50:13 PM »
Hey Erik, I think the Fullerton tree is G. Xanthochymus (at least it looks like it to me). If it is that species, then it would be an "Old world" Garcinia from Asia and not a "New world" Garcinia from our side of the world. Mark in Chula Vista has a large Imbe (G. Livingstonei) with a very nice graft of Luc's grafted onto it....Achacha could work in the same manner I suppose. Good luck!

Thanks for the reply Chris, your seedlings are doing very well and have pushed new growth sense I bought them from you. Let me know when you have time to start planting your stuff in ground and me and the family will come over to help.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best Garcinia root stock for California
« on: December 31, 2018, 07:34:26 PM »
So what are your thoughts? I have a Lukes and an Achacha that I really want to get astablished in the yard in the next few years. I was recently with my family at the Fullerton Arboretum and they have an 8 foot tall "yellow garcinia" that is covered in fruit. Seeing this garcinia really made me think it might be an excellent root stoke that I could be growing right now and graft onto it in a few years. Does anyone know what cultivar this garcinia could be? Thanks in advance for your responses.

Hey JF I would love to buy a couple Dolores and Jalisco when they are ready. I am a huge Guava lover and would love a real top tier guava in the yard.

Planted 4 from seed a few years ago. Slow growing. Some variability. One just started flowering.

Nice cool to see you have flowers coming! What seeds did you plant and where did you get the seeds? post some pics.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rare Euginenia and Achacha fruit in Socal?
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:24:20 PM »
So I have felt very inspired by reading recent posts about the "Rain Forest Plum" Euginenia Candolleana and Achacha, Garcinia Humilis. I am looking for any of the other Socal guys to speak up and give any use full info they have gathered from growing and fruiting these trees? Microclimate, fertilization, soil type, sun, how long it took to fruit? I was thinking of starting these from seed and keeping them in pots for maybe two years before planting them in a protected spot in the yard with the best humidity. Do you guys think that seeds that are from plants grown in California would have a better chance than seeds ordered from Hawaii?
If anyone has any other recommendations on the other different rare Eugenia's that I should be trying please let me know.
If anyone has plants or seeds for sale that is local I would really appreciate a private message, thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achachairu Growing Information Please
« on: September 28, 2018, 04:54:31 PM »
Would any of the souther cali growers recommend growing them from seeds that came from California fruit? If so does anyone have California seeds for sale?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Sweet tart Mango scions in Socal
« on: August 09, 2018, 01:46:24 PM »
please let me know if you have any scions left, thanks.

Hey Simon I have heard you talk highly about a variety called senorita from other posts? Is it a good producer and some thing you would add to your collection?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Southern Cali passion fruit
« on: August 03, 2018, 09:11:06 PM »
Brath we bought maybe 15 reed avacados 15 large white Sapote and maybe 25 passion fruit for 40 bucks

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID Southern Cali passion fruit
« on: August 03, 2018, 01:03:13 AM »
Thanks for the reply spaugh! Does the red rover have five ridges along the outside? I did not know of anyone that was frowning lilukoi on the mainland?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID Southern Cali passion fruit
« on: August 02, 2018, 07:00:35 PM »
So I have been on a mission to find some different types of passion fruit that can be grown in Southern California. It seems to me that everyone has the Fredricks variety and I would love to establish a vine that has some different acid to sugar balance.
I stopped by Exotica in Vista this last Monday to buy a Grumichama and several different mango seedlings for rootstock. While we were down in the area, me and the family went to another favorite nursery, Atkins Nursery. We bought several boxes of white sapote, reed avacodos and passion fruit.
While I was picking out the bigger Fredricks passion fruit from the box, I noticed another box of passion fruit sitting next to it. The thing that caught my eye was all the different colors and sizes. I asked the young guy that was working there and he told me that a local man grows a lot of different types and gives them to him to sell at the farmers market.
If anyone has any idea what types these are or if they might be in contact with the person in Fallbrook that is growing these, I would be interested in hearing more.
There look to be three different cultivars from my observations: two yellow types (one of short, fat & circular, the other is long & oval) and a very light red colored one. This one has five distinct ridges that don't show up very well on the photos.
I will post a taste update in a few days when I have the time.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly!
« on: June 05, 2018, 02:17:49 AM »
So I have an update from California Tropical Fruit Tree Nursery in regards to Manila Mango root stock. The good thing is they have an abundance of different sizes from 15, 25 and maybe 50-80 gallon trees. The bad thing is the price they want. For the 15 gallon it was 140, 25 gallon 500 and for there huge size it was 850. If you have deep pockets and want a big time saver I guess it is not a bad option.

So I stopped by California Tropical Fruit Tree Nursery this last Saturday (which is the only day of the week they are open to the public without an appointment). I had high hopes of buying some of the black surinam cherry cultivars I have been looking for like, Lolita and Champa. They had 15 gallon size for sale for 185 dollars  :o. Is this really the price that these plants are being sold for? Anyways I passed on purchasing one in hopes I can find a better deal some where else.

For those of you that have grown black surinam from seed do you find a big or noticeable difference with the taste from the named parents? Any help is appreciated, thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Canistel variety recommendation
« on: May 09, 2018, 05:10:44 PM »
Can anyone share their recommendation on the best tasting/producing canistel variety?

Hey I would give a call to Alex at Papaya tree nursery in LA. I was there late last year and had a conversation about Canistel and he swore he had a variety that was superior to a lot of California variety's.

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