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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical Fruit Literature?
« on: June 26, 2020, 09:24:10 AM »
I havenít had a chance to read it yet myself but try looking for bill Whitmanís book. I think it is called five decades with fruit or something along those lines. Guy was a pioneer

If anyone inside the us (preferably Florida) has any seedling they want to trade hit me up. Iíve got hella myrtaceae up for trade.

Also does anyone know the graft compatibility with myrcianthes fragrens? Iíd be down to trade something for some bud wood and Be the test dummy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lemon Drop mangosteens
« on: June 23, 2020, 02:03:56 PM »
They can fruit in their own

I really like these fruits. I think they have a taste similar to lemonade. When they are still yellow they have a thinner skin that is more edible. Once they turn orange the skin becomes more thick and I donít like eating it. I have a container tree That is 4 or 5 years old. Iím still waiting for it to fruit

I have a bunch of lemon drops in one and three gallon containers. They have been through a lot of neglect and lasted long times without water. I keep some 3 gallon containers in a corner of my yard that regulalry floods in the summer and they are fine too. I keep some one gallons in full sun. They donít seem to like it very much but arenít dying either.

My estimation is once theyíre decently established (over a year) they can handle a lot. I have Also tried the improved brasilensis lemon drop too. They have a pointed bottom and are smaller. The fruits taste sweeeter than the round ones.

Lots of eugenias do well in containers and most can fruit in. 2-5 years

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Myrciaria pilosa
« on: February 05, 2020, 12:59:51 PM »
let me know if you find any or a source for seeds.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Plants for Sale - Delray Beach Florida
« on: December 18, 2019, 11:43:30 AM »
Hey I have some extra plants I am looking to clear out. Shoot me a message if you are interested in any. I will have more available in the upcoming weeks. Let me know if you need any additional information on anything. I am located in Delray Beach, Florida.

Velvet Apple (Diospyros Blancoi) - $15

Tamarind (Tamarindus Indica) - $7

Bungo Fruit (Saba Comorensis) - $25

Narrow Leaf Guava (Psidium Striatulum) - $15

Lemon Drop Mangosteen (Garcinia Intermedia) - $10

Imbe (Garcinia Livingstoneii) - $10

Gamboge (Garcinia Xanthochymus) - $10

Black Sapote (Diospyros Nigra) - $10

Achacha (Garcinia Humilis) - $10

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with lisa atemoya
« on: November 06, 2019, 12:40:26 PM »
looks like maybe over watering

I have some year old seedlings in one gallons. Still small though. Shoot me a pm if you are interested

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia id
« on: June 16, 2019, 01:21:48 PM »
Could be g parvifolia


Can anyone of these grow in zone 7b-8a?
Some can be container grown and over wintered

I am going to start doing some research in bonsai trees because many mrtyle sp seem to be good candidates

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: February 09, 2019, 06:13:09 PM »
Have these become available?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Miracle Fruit for Sale?
« on: December 24, 2018, 11:11:37 AM »
At truly tropical in Delray they sometimes have miracle fruit for sale. Usually open Saturday mornings 9-noon

I'm not a big fan of guavas either but I like the cas guava (Psidium friedrichsthalianum). I've only had them a couple of times but It's a sour fruit (which I love) with a nice tropical flavor. Bit of a grainy texture. I'm growing a few from seed but I like them enough I'm thinking of buying a tree to put in my yard to skip some of the wait.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 28, 2018, 09:22:13 AM »
If you find a source shoot me a pm I might be interested as well

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 28, 2018, 09:21:30 AM »
Myrciaria flouribunda is the scientific name. Also known as rumberry.  They're related to jabos. Small red to dark berries that have a sort of woody flavour. I really enjoy them but I wish they were bigger.

The berries are used to make a guavaberry liquor that is popular in sint marteen. They sell the liquor at total wine too. beautiful landscape tree as well. Not too sure where to find a tree however.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this cocoplum?
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:47:21 PM »
Those look like coco plum to me

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Why wonít my miracle berry produce fruit?
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:21:10 AM »
Do miracle fruit benefit from cross pollination? My plant is going through something similar. Last year when I bought it, I brought it home with close to 50 fruits on it. This year I've only gotten 3 fruit as well. I only have the one plant at this time - in partial shade in a 7 gallon pot.

What's the germination rate for seeds?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Melon from southern mexico ID
« on: September 04, 2018, 11:16:08 AM »
They have them here in Florida too. They seem to kind of invasive growing up into trees and can spread pretty quick. Apparently the red flesh is  edible but I can't quite remember their name.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: eugenia - sell
« on: September 01, 2018, 04:28:17 PM »
I must be a nobody because I enjoy red and black e. Uniflora. My neighbor has a massive hedge that I could eat fruit from all day if he'd let me.

Looks like a good size. Good luck!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« on: August 23, 2018, 10:33:53 AM »
Eugenia pitanga (dwarf pitanga) is supposed to be a great container fruit that is supposed to fruit within the first year or so.

Lots of Eugenia's fruit in under 4 years from seed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advise on growing Annona Scleroderma
« on: August 23, 2018, 10:17:07 AM »
This is one that has interested me as well but I've heard it will be challenging in Florida. Did you start from seed or buy the plant? I tried a few seeds last year without any luck

Has anyone fruited this in the continental us? Haven't read too much about them

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