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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Alano boo-boo
« on: June 22, 2017, 01:37:45 PM »
Looks like it is healing well...

I love saps, and agree with those who suggest allowing the tree to mature a little more... meanwhile whatever is eating the leaves maybe contributing to fruit set failure or may in fact be eating the flowers/germinated fruit. Just a thought.

OP here, thought I'd post an update to my Luc's G. since this thread was started more than 3 years ago. It's now about 16-18 inches tall and has 2 new branches. I think the steady supply of water from the small sprinkler may have helped a bit. Otherwise its a slow grower in this environment.  Does seem to look healthy though, what do you guys think..?

They fruit here in 3-4 years under the right conditions...

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Delete...
« on: August 19, 2015, 10:41:25 AM »

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seeking Sapodilla scion exchange
« on: August 19, 2015, 10:36:51 AM »
Samu, I sent you an email. Hoping I can buy a few Hasya scions from you... please let me know.

Also grows wild here, and is appreciated by most. During the season people gather up the fallen fruit and sell them along the road side. There are two varieties here. One is bigger, more of a brown color when ripe, has more flesh and a very slight difference in flavor than the more widely available smaller purple variety. Never tried the wine or jelly either, enjoying them ripe is a enough of a treat... the edible portion is sparse but the intense taste is well worth the effort to gather up a couple pounds in my opinion.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finally - First Sapodilla Harvest
« on: January 06, 2015, 09:03:00 AM »
Congrats...! looks like a pretty large one. How many more still on the tree...?

It does look big. Do all the fruit get to this size or do you get some that are smaller than others...? Our local variety produces in a range of between 2 to 6 ounces. How old was your Molix when it first started fruiting...? and how old is it now...? looks like it shouldn't be more than 3 years old. 

You can try applying some Epsom salt to your sap. It is common here to use it on soursop trees that flower a lot but do not want to set fruit. It works every time. It may work for saps as well... Post some pictures of your yard, lets see that Hasya and the others you have growing...

Jegpg1, I am thinking of getting a Molix as well. How big does the fruit get...? PIN states on their site that fruit can average 13 oz. has any of yours gotten this size on your small tree...?

In my opinion sapodilla do not need hand pollination. If there are other trees in your vicinity that are fruiting and have no issues then your problem may be a soil deficiency or nutrient imbalance that is impeding fruit set. If there are none in your area that are producing then the saps may have a problem with your micro-climate. There are some other fruit varieties that flower profusely and hardly if ever set fruit because of climate conditions. There is another member at or around your latitude that posted earlier this year about problems with sapodilla. See the link.

3 years old, in a pot...? in the ground...? how many times has it flowered...?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla tree problem
« on: May 18, 2014, 10:09:34 AM »
This may not help the OP but maybe someone else that will be getting a somewhat rubbery sap in the near future. Once you dig the hole for the transplant take a stake (bamboo mostly) and push it into the ground dead center inside the hole maybe a foot or more deep (the hole for the root ball should be about the same depth depending on the age of the tree, so the stake will be about two or more feet deep when done) then place the tree in the hole accommodating the root ball so that the trunk is aligned as much as possible with the stake, fill in, press down firmly but not excessively, then tie the trunk to the stake leaving about a half inch gap between the stake and the stem. If the stake is taller than the tree I would cut it off to just below the top of the sap. Ideally this should be done before pushing the stake in the ground to avoid loosening the stake once in place. This is what I did and it worked well for me, just thought I'd share...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fairchild Fest photos 4/12/14
« on: May 18, 2014, 09:34:52 AM »
Thanks FGM, the size even looks to be similar to most on the table... at least in the first picture.

I don't remember planting them but I do remember my dad saying one day, "OK, its time to harvest the peanuts...!" my sisters and I got exited and ran out to see how these peanuts would be harvested and how they would be eaten. They grew right in the sand in the front yard next to the beach. Following the little vines and pulling them up was fun, opening the shells and eating the raw nuts... not so much. Only after we had gotten our mouths full of the unpleasant taste did Dad tell us that they tasted better roasted…

My next experience was planting cassava. Dad had brought home some sticks and asked that I help plant them; well somehow it turned into a competition. He would plant his in one area and I would plant in my area… 6-8 months later the results were in, my cassava had bigger and fuller tubers, I had no clue what made the difference, I was just happy I beat the old man…

After my glorious victory with the cassava, maybe at around 6 or 7 years of age, I planted a sapote (mamee) seed. It sprouted and grew well but at that age I expected to see flowers and fruit every time I went to check on it ... impatience pushed me to apply some of Dad’s Miracle grow. I mixed a whole cup in about a quart of water and poured the whole thing over the little seedling. The next evening I could still see some blue on it but it had already withered... I felt so sad I actually cried…

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fairchild Fest photos 4/12/14
« on: May 18, 2014, 12:27:04 AM »
No comments on the saps...? I can get onto some Soco seeds so I would love to hear about it's taste, sweetness and texture, as well as on the others...

It would be nice if you could put some names to these... especially the big yellow/green one...

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: CAMU CAMU = Myrciaria dubia
« on: April 06, 2014, 12:20:47 AM »
PM sent Carlos...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Why is my Sapodilla so sick looking?
« on: April 05, 2014, 09:43:41 PM »
I'm no expert but I am familiar with saps. I have seen them grow practically in salt water here in the Caribbean. Just an impression I have at this point, but I believe that the high salt uptake actually provokes the tree to produce year round.  I know of two particular cases where the tree's are growing on low ground with salt water only a foot or two underground. These are not young trees. One is about 50 years old, the other is around 30, and both have fruit on them constantly.  Other trees farther inland fruit only once a year. Also, I can remember reading somewhere that in the Philippines -if not mistaken- salt is applied to induce flowering/fruiting.
It could be different in your area but a waterlogged sap in these parts shows pale light colored leaves and growth is restricted. They do like a lot of water, but drainage is a must. Your saps leaves, at least the unburnt ones are green and appear healthy. It may be a good idea to transfer it to a barrel into some well drained rich soil... If the problem persist then the poor sap is most likely out of its element.

Hello, I sent you an email...

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted : Want kind of some seed
« on: March 27, 2014, 11:57:54 PM »
Yam, I will also make an effort to locate seeds, and if found will likewise message you... I saw this fruit on facebook and for the life of me I cannot locate the post again, but will continue the search.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted : Want kind of some seed
« on: March 26, 2014, 04:16:55 PM »
Did you find a source for the Willughbeia elmerii...? The descriptions I've read make it sound like a fruit worth growing... Would love to get some seeds as well.

Great info in this thread... Can someone please comment on the viability of bare rooted grafted sapodillas shipped abroad... how long do they remain viable...? I have estimated the timing down to around 4 days that the plant will be "exposed"... I have access a several varieties here but non are as appealing as Hasya, and I must have one... Question for mods... should I have started a new thread with this question...? or how long must a thread remain inactive before one can no longer post in it...?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia leaf discoloration
« on: January 19, 2014, 10:21:10 PM »
If all the seedlings are affected then the culprit must be the fish oil or some unknown component in it... Is this the first time you used the fish oil fert...? if not have you noticed any similar reactions from previous applications...?

Add me to the list too please...

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