Rapoza budwood source in US?

abayomiAugust 25, 2011

Does anyone know where budwood for the Hawaii cultivated Rapoza budwood can be sourced in the US? I need to ship to California for grafting.

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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Check with Jeff Hagen. He grafted one up for me. Not sure where he got the budwood or if he has any more available.

Harry

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 11:01AM
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jeffhagen(10B)

There are several places in Homestead that have it. You can check with Fairchild Farm to see if they will ship. Be forewarned though - it's a somewhat difficult cultivar to graft.

Jeff

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 11:06AM
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abayomi

Thanks. Searching the entire web I see only one reference to Rapoza budwood so it is good to get such aspeedy response. W.r.t Fairchild farm, what is the best way to contact them? Are you talking about the fruit stand or the place in coral gables?

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 7:08PM
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jeffhagen(10B)

I can't remember if TREC had the rapoza too, but that's another place to try. As for fairchild farm, just call the number on their website and ask if they ship budwood. I know you can pick it up locally at a couple of dollars a piece. The farm is located behind the fruit stand.

Jeff

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 11:26PM
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squam256

If all else fails you can try to get it from the USDA.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 1:41AM
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pikorazi

frankies nursery in hawaii do ship scions. 5 dollar each. they do have rapoza:

http://www.frankiesnursery.com/

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 5:24AM
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jeffhagen(10B)

You're right. USDA has it: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/acc/display.pl?1102687

Jeff

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 11:53AM
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abayomi

I'll give them a call. Btw how does one order from the USDA?

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 7:26PM
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abayomi

What is TREC?

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 7:27PM
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squam256

TREC stands for Tropical Research and Education Center. It is UF's tropical fruit research farm down in Homestead, FL.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 8:41PM
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bsbullie

Jeff - a few weeks ago Linda had brought back a mango from Zills that they had marked Rapoza. Do they have a tree(s) and would Gary part with any budwood ?

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 11:20PM
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jeffhagen(10B)

It's possible that they have a tree. But, they never sell budwood.

Jeff

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 11:46AM
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abayomi

Thanks all. The hunt is on.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 7:48PM
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