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Messages - TnTrobbie

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Like the tittle says., I'm looking to BUY fresh loquat seeds...quantity 200+ .

PM me.

Regards

Roberto

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Looking to buy YELLOW fruit Muntingia calabura plants. pm me if you have one for sale.

Regards,

Roberto

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Is the flesh crunchy or soft?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Canistel
« on: December 23, 2020, 05:30:00 PM »
Fairchild II, in ground, fruited for me in 9B. If you have sandy soil (tends to be devoid of nutrients) I suggest you amend when planting. Mines struggled for the first 2 years.

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My only regret since planting fruit trees first when I lived at my moms (in Broward) in 2006 was not planting a coconut tree. Now that I have my own space for about 4 yrs in 9B I try to grow everything I like tropical and sub tropical- that I can find. If you like coconut water, go for it. They take a while to bear but you will be rewarded. It sucks when I feel for coconut water and Publix and Walmart has good quality ones for $5 for an 8oz or $10 for a larger size. The water, jelly, husk (have you seen the prices for coco coir!?!?!)......lots of uses.

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To start over huh. I'd go Julie (must have for obvious reasons  ;) ), Ice Cream, Sweet Tart and LZ. Mabye add PSM/ TBC and Maha for some asian representation :P .

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Got my order today. Plants were much larger than expected, healthy and very well packaged. Everything arrived intact. Great communication. Thanks again :).

p.s. I just Love the jaboticaba sticker  :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rose Apple / Syzygium jambos
« on: December 04, 2020, 05:49:09 AM »
"Anomaly" Rose Apple :) . Very cool.

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I'm in 9B as well. It hit 37oC yesterday in my area. Only mild leaf damage so far is my hog plum and some banana leaves. Young coconuts look fine. Both in ground caimitos look fine and my young in ground Jackfruit. Brought in my sensitive seedlings though.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: MANGO ID
« on: December 02, 2020, 07:17:41 AM »
I have harvested some NDM and Tog Bi Con with that shape before. Maybe one of those. Leaning more to NDM.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabaholics Anonymous
« on: October 28, 2020, 09:11:53 PM »
Noticed today that my Myrciaria glazioviana is flowering for the first time :D. Its in a half way filled 15gal pot, all shade, and about 2.5 ft tall. I got it from Adam 3-4 yrs ago. My Stringipes is also flowering. 1.5ft  foot tall in a 7gal pot full shade. So excited. :D.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Taiwan guava
« on: October 28, 2020, 11:53:36 AM »
I have a couple growing in ground, some sourced from PIN (Taiwanese and Vietnamese) and I do prefer to eat em with some yellow on em or when "rust spots" appear. They are quite hard to bite into directly- also due to their large size as well. So I cut with a knife. The taste of the skin is also a turn off for me. It can be bitter.

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Look into French drains (installed or DIY) if you have a route for this excess water to go away from your property. If you're lucky and the location of your trees permit it, your French drain system can be passive (gravity/ slope powered) or active (with a sump pump).

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Deer suck
« on: July 16, 2020, 10:20:19 AM »
Deers really suck a$$. I havent tried it yet, but I know some garderners in my area that swear by using pieces of Irish Spring soap as a deer deterrant. In any case I fence (10' circumference) my young trees to protect em from deers and its been working great thus far.

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Ice Cream, Kesar, ST Maui, Neelam, and East Indian.

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Venus is mono. I had a mature tree and planted 3 seasons worth of seedlings....all one sprout each seed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Muntingia Dropping Flowers
« on: June 16, 2020, 09:50:31 AM »
I've noticed these trees like fertilization to hold fruit- like sapodillas. I fert my inground with a slow release fert about 3 weeks ago....flowerless...and this is the 1 week now since I'm picking fruits daily.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Central Florida Mango Trees
« on: June 03, 2020, 12:37:27 PM »
I've seen a couple of huge ones (40+ yr old) in Winter Haven (Polk County).

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Bought a "sugar cane" jujube around Nov 2019. Its still in a 3 gal pot and it hold a fruit :D. Gonna bag so I can get to taste.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Florida Prince peaches in Central FL
« on: May 16, 2020, 09:06:11 PM »
Anyone else harvesting this and or any other low chill varieties?
Harvested two fruit this month. The first was lack luster- only the texture was like a peach. But the second one....my my. Delicious!!! Brix was surprisingly low at 15 (Tasted sweeter). Granted, my tree is still in its 3 gal pot but I'm thoroughly impressed and looking to get more.

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Agreed. Looks like a Red.

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Nice specimen. Now is a good time. Its not fruiting.
(p.s. Just a unsolicited recap for red jabos likes: acidic, moist soil. They easily get fertilizer burn with high N ferts (use HollyTone), mines don't like full direct sun.)

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Guava, ZIC, Buxton Spice, Orange Essence, M-4, Dusheri(sp?), Kesar, and Southern Blush. First crop from my inground trees :).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Acerola in So. Flo.
« on: April 07, 2020, 08:51:52 AM »
HD and Lowes sells big ones for like $65(?) or was it $99. Flamingo nursery sells 3 gal ones as well but I'm not sure their open with the covid19 restrictions.

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I like the grit as well. gives the mouth feel of tiny sugar crystals :D. I've had good results when picked with yellow flesh after a skin scrape test then allowed to counter top ripen.

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