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It's been a very long busy summer...

by CJW_Asia » 3 weeks ago in PNW Palms and Exotics

I am very sorry that I didn't get a chance to post on here during the "summer" and late spring, however I've got some interesting pictures that some of you might find interesting. Also some updates on a few things I have been working on.
I have been involved with one of the local colleges over the past few months teaching a combination of Cambridge AE, IELTS and CLB leveled classes. Combine this with marking and family coming from ROK, the schedule has been crammed full.


Now for some interesting news. (subtropical plants)

I have got a few more plants in my collection now, namely Lycium barbarum, Zanthoxylum schinifolium, Hydrangea serrata (from Bijarim on Jejudo), Persea/Machilus Thunbergii (from Busan) and a very quickly growing Cinnamomum Camphora (now ~3ft tall) from California.
As all of you know we just came through a wickedly cold winter with a prolonged cold spell that lasted well into the first week of April. Though my minimum temperatures didn't fall below -4c, the below 0c temps certainly stuck around for far longer than normal and as such there was some damage done to things that I normally don't see damage on.. I lost my some of my bananas even though they were insulated. :(
I had cold burn on some of the leaves on my 15ft Cinnamomum septentrionale tree.
(Cinnamomum inunctum (Nees) Meissn. var. albosericeum gamble)

However, there were some major surprises. Both the Cinnamomum camphora and the P.thunbergii thrived, and with the summer heat grew amazingly fast.
Neither plant had any damage on them.

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White Dragon Fruit cuttings for trade

by Michelle » 2 months ago in Exchange Scions

Hi I have large white dragon fruit cuttings available for trade (2-4 feet long). Looking for things like kiwi vines, passion fruit vines, miracle fruit plant, brown turkey fig (or other varieties), any other edibles.
Contact me at meixue88@hotmail.com if you're interested in discussing a trade. I can also share scions of chicago hardy fig, rose apple, champaca, Michelia alba, red dragon fruit cuttings, pomelo, etc..

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Sarasota FL, Looking 4 trees,Logan,Mulberry,Guava, many more

by temecula » 2 months ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

Hi. I'm in Sarasota, FLorida. Looking some trees to fill my new home. 3 gal is a plus.

Logan, Mulberry, Guava, Jack Fruit, Sapodilla, Sapote, Kaffir Lime.

Thank you

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Proposed Hardy developed Mangos went up in smoke ?

by DavidLJ48 » 4 months ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

I was talking to a friend and he told me that the guy who was so proud of developing a selection of cold hardier mangos, went belly up, they did not prove out in colder areas.

Can anyone tell me more .

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Fruits in Florida

by tsaephan » 5 months ago in Rare Fruits, Edibles and Permaculture with a focus on tropicals

It's been a while since I've posted, but I am looking for any feedback on where to find tropical, rare, exotic fruits in southern Florida.

I will be visiting/vacationing in the Miami to Homestead area. I've seen a few farms from yelp that sells fruits such as mango, guava, etc. I'm from Sacramento, CA so I know I'm in for a treat.

Mainly looking for fresh coconuts, durian, jackfruit, mangosteen, etc.

Any input/ideas on specific areas, farms, shops, certain fruits I should/must try while there would be grwatly appreciated

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