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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not enough Durian Discussion
« on: March 25, 2021, 06:11:05 PM »

This is the complete photo of my Fort Lauderdale grown Durian. Yes it is unlikely to fruit here but I am a dreamer and Durian is my favorite fruit beating out even Mangos!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not enough Durian Discussion
« on: March 25, 2021, 05:23:36 PM »

Orlando, Florida. zone push?

This Durian is mine and is growing in Fort Lauderdale, NOT Orlando. It is a seedling from Panoramic and is over 7 ft tall. 

Universal Landscape Supply is the best place for new pots

2171 Blount Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33069​

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: DURIAN
« on: June 29, 2020, 05:58:59 PM »
I have an 8 foot tall seedling durian growing beautifully in a 20 gal pot growing outdoors in Ft. Lauderdale (zone 10A-10B) but I give myself little to no chance that it will even flower here. We are in the most tropical part of the mainland US and even here, the conditions to frujt Durian are almost zero. They don't like our alkaline soils and they also get fungal root diseases here.   

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What do you use to label plants?
« on: June 18, 2020, 09:09:58 PM »
These labels are inexpensive and last for a few years. A lot easier than cutting up spray cans!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona Pollinating Question
« on: June 10, 2020, 08:49:42 PM »
The are called Nitiludid beetles. They are the primary pollinators of anonnas but hand pollination produces much better quality fruits. I had two large Sugar Apples  trees in Coral Springs that regularly produced over 100 larges sized fruits every year. I would remove most of the naturally pollinated fruits since they were too small or poorly pollinated. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Biiigggg Hasya sapodilla (picture)
« on: May 31, 2020, 12:41:28 PM »
Checkout this Hasya

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 lychee crop good or not?
« on: April 25, 2020, 01:16:25 PM »
I live in North Fort Lauderdale, about 4 miles from the beach and in my neighborhood there are at least 10 huge Lychees trees, but I have not seen even ONE fruit on any of these trees!  We have not had temps here under 45 degrees for several years so this another BAD lychee year. My small BK Longan has a handful of fruits.   

Very cool. I put one in the ground last week. I am up in Ft Lauderdale. Mine is a root cutting from a Puerto Rican variety. Lets compare notes later on👍

I have a 4 big 4 year old Sweet Tart that looks amazing but ZERO fruit...sharpening my ax as we speak.....

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cocoplums
« on: April 03, 2020, 05:27:31 PM »
Guess you must be a transplant from up north

Just in case you did not know, your Utuado avo is named after a small town in the mountains of Puerto Rico. I have never tasted it though

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida visit
« on: December 16, 2019, 09:01:54 PM »
Check out the Deerfield Beach Arboretum. Incredible collection of tropical plants, palms and lots of mature fruit trees also like Cacao, Mango, Coffee, Jakfruit etc...and it's free!!!!!...I have down many tours there. Afterwards drive just a few miles east to Seabra Brazilian supermarket and check out the giant selection of Brazilian fresh and canned fruits and juices, even fresh Pacu fish from the Amazon.....Also check out Gene Joyners Unbelievable Acres botanical Garden in West Palm but it is only open for tours on Saturdays!

Hi amigo I am not sure if you have the book "A Guide to Wild Fruits of Borneo" by  Anthony Lamb.

It might help you ID a few of the fruits?

It is a great book for anyone else interested in the fruits of Borneo by the way...

Oscar: are you selling this book? If not where can I get a copy?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ‘Genova Red’ ilama
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:35:41 PM »
Here are some I fruited in South Florida a few years ago

I have grown both Pulasan and Rambutan in South Florida and Oscar is correct that Pulasan is a cold weather weakiing!...much more tender than Rambutan.....Rambutan will survive outdoors (Zone 10B-11) here in acid soils but not Pulasan. 

Absolutely not a Rambutan. I am growing a grafted one in Florida and yours looks very different. Does resemble coffee leaves. I will send a photo of my leaves

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiu - what am I doing wrong ?
« on: April 02, 2019, 08:41:48 PM »
Abius will grow and fruit in South Florida 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cacao Tree Loaded with Pods
« on: March 06, 2018, 08:37:06 PM »
It's a Criollo but I don't know the variety. The best thing about it is that it easily fruits. Pods are full sized also. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cacao Tree Loaded with Pods
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:31:28 PM »
Cacao will fruit outdoors in Florida, even in pots...

My tribute
Felipe was a real good of the real characters in this hobby/business/pastime that we all love.....I salute him as he goes to the great fruit grove in the sky.....buen viaje Felipe!!! You will be missed

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona season
« on: March 24, 2016, 09:28:25 PM »

Here is the scoop from my experiences actually growing and fruiting all of these on my property

Sugar Apples: Main crop July-Aug-Sept with a smaller crop in December-January
Atemoya: July-August
Guanabana: June-July-August and smaller crops Nov-Dec
Custard Apples: March-April
Ilama: July-August

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: more from davao city philippines
« on: March 10, 2016, 07:07:01 AM »
very more photos!

Florida's avocados, papayas, tomatoes, mangoes, peaches, passionfruit and peppers are safe — along with more than 400 other fruits and vegetables.

They'd all been threatened by the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that infested farmlands in Miami-Dade County last fall.

As of Saturday, the state  has declared the insect eliminated.

read the entire article here...

Marang (small but in the ground), Pedelai (A. sericicarpus(10 ft in a pot),

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