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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Diospyros descandra Golden Apple cy thị
« on: March 06, 2021, 08:07:05 PM »
I just had this tree identified recently and looked through most of what I could easily find on the internet about it. It seems to be pretty common in Vietnam and Thailand. Does anyone have any growing experiences with this? Is it monoecious? Taste reports?

Jaboticaba Plinia phitrantha (Otto Andersen) 'Branca Vinho' scions. Sizes will be similar to photo below. I have had lots of requests for these. Definitely compatible with Sabara and probably a ton of other Plinia rootstock.

$7 each. Minimum 2. Shipping is $4 in a padded mailer with tracking. I will harvest and ship on Monday. USA only. Scions will be unwrapped in a ziplock bag.

PM me for my paypal. I'll get to my messages tonight/tomorrow. Thanks for looking.

SOLD. Thanks for looking.

Escalarte Jaboticaba.

8 seeds. Just picked and cleaned.

$20 including shipping. USA only.

First PM gets them.


Otto seeds sold out.

Just harvested some fresh Jaboticaba Plinia phitrantha (Otto Andersen) 'Branca Vinho' and cleaned the seeds. 21 available right now.

I still have some Guillermo Ilama seeds from this Fall that are in dry storage. I recommend holding them until March or so before planting and looking up how to sprout them on the forum.

Otto Andersen Jaboticaba - $4 per seed.
Guillermo Ilama - $3 per seed.
Shipping in padded envelope with tracking. $4  USA only.

Message me for my paypal. Thanks. - Josh

Fresh Guillermo Ilama seeds for sale. Grown in Sarasota, FL.

$3 per seed. $4 for shipping in a padded mailer with tracking. USA only.

Please research how to grow these. Some have sprouted fresh for me before. Some I have used ga3. Some I have stored for 1-2 years. I think this fruit is massively underutilized.

Message me for my paypal. Thanks. - Josh

Sold Out. Thank you. I'll repost when I get some more fruit. Multiples seasons per year.

Fresh Florida grown Abiu seeds. $3 ea. $4 shipping in a padded mailer with tracking. USA only.

Decent flavor and super productive. Could possibly be crossed with other slightly better tasting less productive types since the tree has 5 different grafts on it. This is a seedling I bought from Zill's years ago.

PM me and I'll send my paypal info.

I'll be back on Tropical Fruit Forum a bit more. I took a much needed break from most social media, excessive phone use and whatnot outside of a couple dedicated projects. Thanks for looking.  - Josh

Fresh white sapote seeds. Mix of Redlands and Younghans.

USA only.

$1.50 each plus shipping. I can ship up to 20 or so for $4 in a bubble mailer. Anything over that will be shipped in a flat rate box starting at $8 for the small box.

Sold! Thanks.
13 seeds
$45 includes shipping with tracking
USA only

This is all I have. First person to message me gets it.

SOLD. Thank you.

Just harvested some fresh fruit and cleaned the seeds. 5 seeds available right now. PM for paypal address.

$20 for 5 seeds shipped in a padded envelope with tracking.



Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB B-10 and B-17 carambola scions
« on: March 12, 2020, 01:48:50 PM »
Looking for B-10 and B-17 carambola scions. Thanks!

I am pruning soon. USA only. 2 scion minimum order. Mix how you like.

$4 per scion. $4 shipping.

Vinho Tinto Seedling
Annona spraguei

Sent in padded envelope with tracking. All scions will be wrapped in Buddy Tape.

The Vinho Tinto seedling hasn't fruited yet because it never gets hand pollination at it's location. Nice healthy tree that flowers heavily and is fully mature. Looks like reticulataish but probably a natural hybrid with squamosa. Search for more info. One thread is here.

Dream is the best tasting Annona I have grown.

Annona spraguei has fruited. I don't know of a compatible rootstock but scions are for sale. More info here.

Message me for paypal info.

EDIT: All scions will be wrapped in Buddy Tape.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best tasting Mexican race avocado cultivars
« on: January 13, 2020, 01:56:28 PM »
What are the tastiest cultivars? Stewart/Mexicola/Mexicola Grande? I have a Bacon here which I like but is that a true Mexican avo? I remember hearing reports that the more common cold hardy avocados don't taste very good like Opal, Gainesville and Joey and whatnot. I don't need the cold hardiness, I am just interested in interesting flavors and flowering.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Inga edulis set fruit in Sarasota, FL
« on: January 04, 2020, 11:11:39 AM »
Just saw my first fruit set on my real deal Inga edulis tree. Has anyone seen Inga edulis fruiting in Florida before? I was hoping for my gold medal if I can get it to mature.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lecythis in Florida
« on: December 11, 2019, 02:13:28 AM »
I have been wanting to grow Lecythis species for quite a while and I saw that Fruit and Spice had a Lecythis pisonis recently planted out.  I think John Painter mentioned he either fruited it or still has a fruiting tree but I could be wrong. Anyone growing any of these in Florida. This video with Paul Recher mentions that they are surprisingly hardy.

Another thing that I was curious about was the studies on the selenium content and the poisoning from eating too many. I am guessing the study happened in it's native range and I wonder if the nuts grown somewhere else without excess selenium in the soil would have lower amount to allow for safely eating a lot more.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bocar guava
« on: November 14, 2019, 04:00:09 PM »
Does anyone have any info on this. I had a graft take and just pulled an air layer off of a friends tree. Maurice Kong has been propagating these. The only info my friend has is that the fruit is supposed to be resistant to pests.

SOLD OUT. Thanks all.

$20 for 5 seeds includes shipping in a padded mailer with slightly moist sphagnum.

Hand cleaned and only shipping seeds that pass the "float test". No BS. These were harvested on Monday.

More details here.

Shipping in USA only. I will hand pollinate in spring and hopefully open up international shipping next year to spread this ultra rarity around.

PM for paypal address.

Thanks! -Josh

All of these are underwater.

I am doing a presentation tonight on the Fruits Fruits of Costa Rica at the Calusa Rare Fruit Exchange in Ft Myers. Meet up at 6:30 and talk at 7pm. 

2166 Virginia Ave Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annona spraguei fruiting in Sarasota, Fl
« on: November 05, 2019, 02:11:47 PM »
I got my first fruit yesterday. This is the second fruiting in the USA that I know of. Steve from Fruitscapes on Pine Island was the first a few months back. Both of our trees came from the same seed batch that the late great Ray Jones germinated.

The fruit was mildly sweet and very seedy. It was fully tree ripened and eaten within hours of picking. The flavor was reminiscent of Rollinia. Definitely edible. Nothing objectionable flavor wise. This is an unimproved wild fruit and a collector item. The tree is absolutely gorgeous with giant pubescent leaves.


Fresh seeds from a self pollinated grafted Guillermo Ilama.

$2 each seed plus $3.50 shipping. Will ship in vermiculite in a padded envelope with tracking. USA only.

Just finished eating this one. The fruit just before this one was almost two pounds but dropped while I was out of town. Tastes kind of like a berry yogurt. Not over the top sweet like the atemoya or squamosa. I eagerly devoured this entire fruit in minutes.

PM me for my paypal address.


SOLD OUT  Thank you.

First fruiting on a small tree. I got these seeds from Kona Fruit Farm which came from an almost 8lb fruit. This was a little under 1lb. Taste was excellent. Harvested yesterday.

I have 3 packs of 9 seeds. $10 each pack which includes shipping. Shipped in vermiculite inside a padded envelope with tracking. USA only.

PM me for purchase and my paypal address.


Jeff's original picture.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Does this look like herbicide damage?
« on: June 19, 2019, 01:09:33 PM »

Pickering Mango

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mangifera caesia graft compatibility
« on: June 13, 2019, 10:11:58 AM »
Does anyone know what species are graft compatible with Mangifera caesia?

31st annual MRFC tree sale. Over 20 vendors inside the convention center. I'll be there but I will mostly be selling dragonfruit and whatever odds and ends I can dig out. I am pretty sure Adam (Flying Fox) will be there as usual. Lots of other great vendors. Come on out!

I have some more seed available. Fresh fruit picked today and some more on the tree. Message me if you are interested.

Pitomba Eugenia luschnathiana seeds

Just harvested.

$2 per seed. $4 shipping with tracking in a padded envelope.

USA only.

These are really good. They remind me of apricots. I think this is a better strain then some others since I have tasted bad ones and other people have bad taste reports. I have branches from another tree from the same seed batch grafted onto this and they taste the same so they should be similar high quality.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Crystal Guava When to pick?
« on: March 20, 2019, 01:02:05 PM »
The Crystal Seedless scions I got from xshen are starting to fruit. Most of the pictures I can find show somewhat small fruit. I feel like this needs to get a little larger. When is the optimal time to pick? Thanks.

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