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I don't think white sapote needs chill. I've seen fruit on a tree in waimanalo which has january lows of 66f.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not enough Durian Discussion
« on: November 24, 2021, 12:28:47 AM »







Update on the large tree I cut down to graft onto. I was advised to leave at least one branch or run the increased risk of the tree dying. I was concerned I may not get any new shoots lower down on the trunk ( I want to start the new tree as low as I can) and so Trina suggested ringbarking the tree around 50% of it’s diameter to stimulate new shoots below the cut.
As you can see it worked well!! … the lower pictures are from a couple of months ago just after I cut it.
We will have a go at cleft grafting onto several
If the new shoots soon
Cheers Jim

That is an interesting technique. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for the advice I managed to get both fruit.

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I'll be visiting the big island of hawaii this weekend and i'll be near kurtistown. Does anyone know where I could find rollinia/durian somewhere near that area?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tasting Palaquium galactoxylon FNQ AU
« on: November 16, 2021, 10:39:07 AM »
would you say this is better eating than a ripe breadfruit?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant id pls
« on: October 30, 2021, 11:42:05 PM »
looks kinda like cashew to me but im no expert

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: annnona vine , kudsura coccinea
« on: October 26, 2021, 03:16:39 PM »
annona?

No, Kadsura coccinea is not an Annona; it is neither in the genus Annona nor in the family Annonaceae. It is in the family Schisandraceae.

Right that's what I thought. I was confused about the title of the thread. Perhaps an old classification?

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Here's an update on my top 5.

Durian
Dragonfruit
Banana
Mango
Cherimoya

Mango is down from last time due to convenience when eating and discovery of good dragonfruit. Still have a lot of annonas and myrtaceae to try.
Banana and dragonfruit.  Really?  Please explain.  I've yet to taste a great dragonfruit.  Even "tuna" (opuntia or prickly pear) seems better to me.  Bananas are so common, and even the best ones are merely a step up from the ordinary.  (Mango, yes.  Cherimoya, yes.  Haven't tried durian so far.)

Banana isn't super exciting to eat, but neither is french fries. It's just a very satiating fruit to eat and very convenient as well. When I was thinking about what I should put on the list, my thought process was what fruit would I actually go out of my way to consume and how often. I eat bananas all the time for breakfast. I don't eat the other common supermarket fruits very often.

A lot of dragonfruit is bland and sometimes has a soapy flavor. I do not like those dragonfruits. When it is sweet without soapy flavor its fantastic. It's also fairly convenient.

Also common theme for my favorite fruits is that they are on the soft side. That's just my personal preference.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: annnona vine , kudsura coccinea
« on: October 26, 2021, 01:55:39 AM »
annona?

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Here's an update on my top 5.

Durian
Dragonfruit
Banana
Mango
Cherimoya

Mango is down from last time due to convenience when eating and discovery of good dragonfruit. Still have a lot of annonas and myrtaceae to try.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« on: October 03, 2021, 03:59:59 AM »
Congrats! Let us know how they taste.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is wrong with my sugar apple leaves?
« on: October 02, 2021, 04:05:20 PM »
From the sugar apples I've seen the leaves go yellow to brown when going dormant. This looks different to me.

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Awesome. Gonna plant some seeds today.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Plant Identification
« on: September 21, 2021, 02:30:09 AM »
like some kinda wax jambu or mountain apple. maybe another close relative.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Saramuyos; cherimoya killer
« on: September 19, 2021, 11:26:37 PM »
does CA stand for custard apple?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Plant Identification
« on: September 19, 2021, 09:10:59 PM »
looks like it might be a syzygium

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is red rover an edulis cultivar?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not enough Durian Discussion
« on: June 17, 2021, 01:30:24 AM »
So what are yalls favorite variety? I think mine is sitebel and chanee close second. Not a big fan of bitter flavor.

Arancillo was quite sweet and carmelish making it one of my favorites so far.

I had frozen arancillo from yearofthedurian, and it was really good, but it was nothing like it was described as. It was very "plain" tasting. Not sure if it was picked early or mislabeled.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Not enough Durian Discussion
« on: June 16, 2021, 03:18:32 AM »
So what are yalls favorite variety? I think mine is sitebel and chanee close second. Not a big fan of bitter flavor.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona id . Help
« on: June 09, 2021, 12:23:08 AM »
maybe annona sericea.



this is the photo used on this listing https://www.seedshuntershop.com/store/products/annona-sericea

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Durian pollination outside native range
« on: June 02, 2021, 01:21:04 AM »
I was wondering if there was any wildlife that pollinates durian outside of its native range. Has anyone observed anything like that in Central America or anywhere else besides Southeast Asia?

EDIT: After some googling I have found this https://tropicalstudies.org/rbt/attachments/volumes/vol17-2/03-Baker-Bats.pdf

"A single tree of this species, planted in the botanical garden of the Tela Railroad Company at Lancetilla, Honduras, was watched for four hours after dusk on July 15, 1968. Photographs were taken of visitors to the flowers as they could be perceived dimly silhouetted against the sky. There was no evidence that the flash was disturbing to the visitors which never spent more than two or three seconds at the flowers. Figs. 1-5 show that the visitors were one species of bat and one species of hawkmoth, respectively. This is not the first time that these two kinds of animals have been seen to be attracted to (and photographed on) the same flowers (cf. Kigelia africana Benth., Bignoniaceae, in Ghana, HARRIS and BAKER, 15), but it is of interest in once again challenging the popular belief that it is only sweet smells which are attractive to moths.

It is clear that  the microchiropteran pictured in Figs. 1-4 is capable of carrying pollen from one flower to another for its head is liberally dusted with the abundant Durio pollen. It would seem  that cross-pollination with another tree is necessary for fruit-setting, however, because the isolated tree at Lancetilla has not been known to set fruit.

The hawkmoth also appears capable of cross pollination, for small masses of pollen may be seen (Fig. 5) adhering to the extended proboscis of the moth as it approaches a fresh group of flowers.

Visits by the bats were less frequent than might have been expected if the flowers provided their whole food supply for the night. Thus, intervals of as much as 20 minutes occurred during which no bat activity could be detected in the vicinity of the tree. It is probable that in this case, as in others studied by me elsewhere in tropical America, these microchiropterous bats were engaged in hawking for insects between their very brief visits to the flowers to lap nectar. Before it is concluded that this reduces their efficiency as cross-pollinators, how­ever, it should be considered that this behavior may lead to a higher proportion of pollen transfers from one tree to another than the more concentrated attack upon one tree at a time which megachiropterans may make in the Old World."

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia fruit id
« on: May 29, 2021, 03:14:51 AM »
I'm no expert but they look pretty close to achachairu

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: My fingerlime isnt looking too good
« on: May 22, 2021, 05:54:31 PM »
I'm having the same problem on my fingerlime tree.

@Gogu if you read this, I am curious to know which steps you took and how well it went.

@Millet I was planning to spray neem oil on my tree. Should I spray pure oil, or should I dilude it?

sorry for the late reply. i moved it into my shower and washed it in there and it solved the problem.

i meant in my case i cant because its on the balcony of my apartment

Does your place have big rain?  Can use water wash it during the rain?

there is a ceiling above that covers the whole balcony.

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I can ask, but I think he only does local. I'm hopeful these trees will fruit soon since they are so old. I want to try hand pollinating, but I dont know anything about these flowers.

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Tree #1


Tree #2


Their proximity to each other


Size of trunk compared to 20oz gatorade bottle (both are similar)


Flower

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