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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Georgia candy roaster squash
« on: December 10, 2022, 02:42:02 AM »
I didn't know about this squash..   thanks.
Does it have a reminiscence of chestnut like the Red Kuri squash can have ? Or it is just sweet and rather blank ?

In term of cultivation, does it is more drought resistant than most of squash ( here my soil is light, drying fast, and squash are ok until they get enough water..   but as soon there is a extend period without rain.. - I can water them, but just to maintain them alive, cause tons of gallon of water poured won't be a game changer if rain is absent with this soil.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Capsicum flexuosum seeds to sell
« on: July 31, 2022, 11:35:25 AM »
Hi :)

It is the 2nd year for my 2 Capsicum flexuosum plants. They coped with our last winter very well ( -5 Celsius max. and some days with constant negative temps ), and now they bloom heavily since this spring, and set fruits ( last year I just get 5 fruits..   ). So, I decided to offer seeds of this easy, cold hardy chili pepper.

My price for 20 fresh seeds : 6 euros
Plus shipping cost : about 5 euros for a tracking mail up to 20gr

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora 'Snow Queen' fruits
« on: July 18, 2022, 11:19:56 AM »
One or two fruits every day  ( today I ate two ). For the moment everything is ok  ;)
Agree with you about the increasement of some pre existing compounds, that could lead to toxic concentration.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted Peperomia pellucida
« on: July 18, 2022, 07:31:26 AM »
I am looking for Peperomia pellucida seeds.
I can refund shipping cost, or exchange them against fresh Capsicum flexuosum seeds.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora 'Snow Queen' fruits
« on: July 17, 2022, 02:49:46 PM »
Thanks to remind origin, the complete parentage of 'Snow Queen'  ;)    Now I am pretty sure the fruits are safe to eat .
But could it be possible that new compounds appears in 'Snow Queen' that are not present in any of its parents. And, if in addition, these new substances are toxic for human consumption..        I am paranoid ^^

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora 'Snow Queen' fruits
« on: July 16, 2022, 11:56:16 PM »
Yes of course I have already eaten caerulea fruits, at multiple times, and I have never experimented, tasted the same I have with 'Snow Queen'.
Some says P. caerulea 'Constance Elliot ' has better fruits compare to classic caerulea, slightly true..   but anyway, nothing to compare to my opinion with P. 'Snow Queen' ( here I have some difficulties to grow Passiflora..  and this one is a beast, I love it )

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora 'Snow Queen' fruits
« on: July 16, 2022, 04:15:49 PM »
Ahahaha    I am gonna die of my gluttony ^^
Sure they are edible and it's write inedible just to prevent people to know how good they are ( like the forbidden fruit XD )

The fruits are plenty of seeds like the caerulea ones. I will try some controlled crosses with this Snow Queen.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora 'Snow Queen' fruits
« on: July 16, 2022, 06:44:47 AM »
So..    I might probably stop eating those fruits..
It's a pity since they are numerous, and they taste good..   or I could continue eating them, using myself as a guinea pig and make a report weeks later to inform you..

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora 'Snow Queen' fruits
« on: July 15, 2022, 11:28:49 PM »
PS : I also wanted to know if there is any problem to eat mature fruits from this.. ?
Generally, do some Passiflora produce toxic fruits ?

Just for the sight, two flowers of 'Snow Queen'

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Passiflora 'Snow Queen' fruits
« on: July 15, 2022, 12:55:42 PM »
Hi :)

Last year I planted two cuttings of Passiflora 'Snow Queen' they grew so fast and they bloomed profusely. I was a bit surprised to see it setting fruits ( there are some P. caerulea in the neighborhood ). I couldn't resist to taste a fruit..  and I was very surprised by its sweetness..  it reminded me a bit P. laurifolia I have tasted  oO
Anyone ever tried to grab one of these fruits from this variety ?

I gave the rest of the seeds I had, to the PSI ( Passiflora Society International ). I don't know the name they gave to them in their seeds bank however..

Personally, I didn't sow any seeds of this species, since I don't have enough room, a proper place to grow them..

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Identification..
« on: January 31, 2022, 09:18:18 AM »
Thanks !  It's exactly this plant ( now I need to determine the species )

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Identification..
« on: January 31, 2022, 07:03:32 AM »
Hi :)

I need you, to help me to identify this fruit that had been gathered in Guadeloupe ( West indies ). Someone there, a local, tell me that it was " Gros Café"  ( in English, literally : Big Coffee ).
Inside, beneath the orange/red skin, there is a single seed, that doesn't much look like a coffee bean..     But the tree, its foliage, the disposition of the branches,..  made me, automatically think about a Coffea at the first sight, then I doubted, and that's a reason I ask you : According to you, what it is ?

Interesting..       do you have some links ?
Do the darker are more or less cold hardy than the yellow green Sechium ?

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Sechium edule dark skin variety
« on: December 29, 2021, 08:56:06 AM »
Bonjour :)

Recently, going to the supermarket, I spot some Sechium edule with darker skin that I use to see in grocery ( and even in some gardens ). Does anyone know what are differencies between dark and light skin varieties ?  ( Taste ? Amidon content ? Ability to grow in dry/wet soil ?  ..   )

Additional informations : The ones I bought were from Costa Rica. And the embryo seems smaller that the ones on commonly seen varieties - it starts to grow, that's the reason I can tell it looks smaller.

Thank for these neaty informations.
Do you know if 'Oroblanco' can withstand some degrees of frost ?

Hmmm..      It confirms that it could be very similar to 'Oroblanco' from cutting, graft. ( I assume there are probably some little differences..  but maybe not at all ).
Now, I would like to know how is it possible for a triploid tree to set a fruit with seeds inside ?
A particular mutation that permitted to restore fertility ? 

Thank you for the advice. I will keep an eye on it.

Obviously, yes..     I neglected it a bit    :-[
For the moment, since we are not in vegetative period, I won't give it anything special ( I keep it in a more or less 10 Celsius degrees garage, near a window ).


Here are two pics of the same specimen that I have grown from a seed from a grapefruit 'Sweetie'

I cannot be more explicit than the title. I found, three years ago now, two seeds in a pomelo 'Sweetie' ( aka 'Oroblanco' if it's exactly the same ).
I was wondering how it could be possible since it's a triploid variety (?)
And if my plant ( I could just keep one, other died prematurely ) will give the same fruit that the seeds came from ?

Any information, based on experiences, about this variety ( Oroblanco ) interest me.

PS : I don't have a picture showing my plant from this seed, but I will add it  later, if it can be useful.

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Chiletepin
« on: October 06, 2021, 09:02:43 AM »
It's a very interesting testimony that you offer Pokeweed !

When I say, I aim to improve Chiltepin, it's not because I find they are mediocre, but rather because I found that they unfit with my climate, soil,..  and I want to see how frost hardiness traits can be transmitted to next generations.
Other exemple of plant I like, but doesn't seem to like my soil: Chilopsis. That's the reason why I graft this species on x Chitalpa ( it self grafted on Catalpa rootstock - Catalpa species grow very well here  )

Looking a bit around for some more info about this chilies, I have found that it sets much more fruits in presence of some mycorrhizae like Glomus fasciculatus.  Maybe they are absent in my area..

Hi !
Here I come to exchange my chili peppers 'Espelette' against cold hardy Chiltepin seeds ( Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum ) - seeds from plants that grow in cold winter area and which grow back after cold spell, snow,..
Or against Peritoma arborea, Salvia clevelandii, Justicia californica,..   seeds.

Here is the 'Espelette' Chili peppers ( an old heirloom variety from Basque country, easy to dry out and hang them - you can see many images on Google about that.

They tasted great, I could eat hundreds..   unfortunately there was not so many fruits.. and since I had to collect seeds from them, I couldn't eat more :/

I will keep you up to date on this thread, if the seeds come true. Others forumers who received seeds from me could also tell us if they get triangular fruits from their plants..

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Chiletepin
« on: October 03, 2021, 04:05:14 AM »
Hummmm..       Chiletepin seems a bit fussy compare to others cultivated Capsicum..
My climate is not as hot than in southern part of Texas, but we get pretty high temperature in summer ( up to 37 degrees this year, and sometimes 40°C - However it seems it's maybe not enough hot for rattlers, the reason of their absence :p )
Maybe the blossom is numbered to the day length..  like suggests Walt..
Anyway, as soon as possible I will try a cross with other Casicum annuum.

Maybe some of you have more domesticated Casicum annuum var. Glabriusculum ?

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