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Pics from the garden
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:43:32 AM »
Guanabana tree (Homestead), in ground almost 1.5 years


2nd fruit of our tree. Very tasty


Kesar mango, in ground a couple of months


Coconut Cream mango, in ground a couple of months


Nam Doc Mai #4, in ground 1.5 years


Purple Caimito, in ground 1.5 years



Seashore Mangosteen, in ground a month



Silas Woods Sapodilla, in ground 1.5 years

I was thinking of chopping the top off on this one. Any suggestions on pruning are welcome.

Yellow Dragon Fruit flower, growing on pine

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 12:42:46 PM »
Your silas looks way better then two of mine that I have been meaning to prune.
You probably should cut the top off and all the longest branches cut around 12"
off. It will bush out and the long branches would snap anyway if fruit developed
out there? I pruned one of my three and it is starting to really look better. The
best looking sapodillas I have are two I grew from seed and I topped them early and now
they have nice round canopies.  I am always afraid to prune and in the end
I am glad I did. By the way your trees look great!

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 12:54:11 PM »
thanks! i'm going to follow your advice and do some pruning. For some reason, I am afraid to prune trees/branches that look healthy. Silly, I know.

the SW has a few fruit on it now. so going to wait until they are done to cut. Or does it matter?

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 03:47:50 PM »
Nice collection! How many seashore mangosteen do you have? Wouldn't you need separate trees?
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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 04:00:19 PM »
thanks Anisha! Seashore mangosteen is dioecious from what I can tell, and I have some smaller ones in pots. So hopefully it will work out. Will even squeeze another in the ground nearby it if turns out to be good. Its an experiment in foliage and flavors.

Could g. hombriana be cross pollinated with other flowering garcinias?



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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 04:05:28 PM »
Jaboticaba (unknown, dark fruit)


Jackfruit (grown from seed, farmers market variety: fruity sweet and a little crunchy)


Lemon Drop Mangosteen


Monster Moringa


Rollinia/biriba


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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 04:19:04 PM »
Abiu


Glenn (in ground over 2 years)


Glenns (sweet and peachy)


Sweetheart Nanners


mangoes, bananas, and passion fruit (Panama Red)


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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 06:24:12 PM »
Awesome photos thanks for posting  8)

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 07:08:23 PM »
Looking good.

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 07:44:50 PM »
May i know where you able to buy a grafted Kesar mango? I am looking for one if available at a reasonable price and can be shipped to california.

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 08:59:06 PM »
May i know where you able to buy a grafted Kesar mango? I am looking for one if available at a reasonable price and can be shipped to california.

Mike at TreesNMore (Palm City area) hooked me up with the Kesar (at a good price), and a few of those pictured (lemon drop, seashore, abiu, coconut cream). Pretty sure he does not ship trees. Wish he did. Worth the drive for me, might be a stretch for you.

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017, 09:58:42 PM »
World Famous Pineapple Annona

I should hold a tasting for this one. Literally one fruit. Not expecting much, but who knows.

FL Everbearing Mulberry, one of my favs


Red Lady Papaya

Was told this thing tops out around 6 feet. Has to be over 10 feet or more, and still growing.

Red and Yellow Cacao


Red and Yellow Cacao

These were getting beat up by the wind. Would start looking great, new growth, and then wind would tear the tender new leaves to pieces. Had to dig them up. They like their new hiding place, so time to dig new holes. 

Borojoa

These are going with the cacao in the shady low light hi humidity jungle zone.

Mangosteen

Working on a pit of biochar in the middle of the jungle zone for the mangosteens.

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 08:30:47 AM »
LOVE the photos! Do you garden organically, or add chemical fertilizers etc? Do you supplement the poor SFL soil? Supplement with water?

You say how long the trees were in-ground, but what size were they when planted?

Also, yes, the sources of your trees is always appreciated info!

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 11:33:17 AM »
Thanks alot LP and everyone else!

I mostly grow organic, but do use some synthetic fertilizers. Fox Farms Ocean Forest and Happy Frog soils are my favorite soil mixes, mixed with backyard dirt, vermiculite, perlite, kitchen compost, worm castings, worms, charcoal, ash, and mycorrhizal amendments. Sometimes use whatever is at HD (Dr. Earth, miracle grow cactus, citrus and palm soil).  Over time, a mix of Neptunes fish emulsion, bat guano, worm castings, Osmocote, Diamond fertilizer (ph balanced for my area), charcoal, and wood ash have been sprinkled around the trees, and then covered with pine bark mulch. 

No synthetic pesticides, no herbicides. All organic when it comes to pest control. I would rather stomp on grasshoppers than spray my fruits and veggies with pesticide. Because my trees are mostly small, it is easy to care for them. Have sprayed (with the water hose) scales off the soursop tree so many times they seem to have given up for a while. A mix of neem oil, lavender, tea tree, and a few other oils and soapy water goes a long way as well.

In addition to a sprinkler system with well water and getting lots of rain, I water a lot. Makes me happy spraying plants with water, always has. Probably should talk to someone about that.

When planted, many of the trees were around 3 to 5 feet, in 3 to 7 gallon pots. The Glenn was bought from PIN as a 15 gallon plant. It was the only Glenn tree (in May) for sale with no fruit on it. But it had a bunch of branches, and the others were straight up with a branch or 2. It paid off, it grew out rather than bearing fruit, and the following year produced a nice little crop of tasty fiberless mangoes. The large jabo came from a landscaper who has his own nursery. It came in a large pot, at least 25 gallons, and was about 6-7 feet when planted. When asked what variety of jabo it was, he answered, "its a jaboticaba."

Many of the trees/plants are from PIN: (ceylon cinnamon, Glenn, Silas Woods sap, yellow cacao, Gefner atemoya, miracle fruit, jujube, Panama Red passion fruit, goji, American Beauty and Purple Haze dragon fruits, etc.), TOP: (Alano sap, rollinia, soursop, pineapple annona, Sabara jabo, jasmines, aphelandras, neem, jujube, etc.), and the aforementioned from TreesNMore. Also have grown some stuff from seeds and picked up some plants off eBay (acai palm and coconut) and from other online sellers, forum members, and local sellers. Couple of the plants (nam doc mai #4) came from Fairchild. Plant buddy at work has given me black sapote, peanut butter tree, curry tree, soursop, opossum purple passion fruit, and vanilla orchid.   
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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2017, 10:24:53 AM »
Yellow dragon fruit flower, night and day





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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2017, 02:43:41 PM »
Awesome! Thanks for sharing! 

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Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2017, 03:11:21 PM »
Thanks Mugenia!

Found some plants shooting up out of a pot. Obviously something I planted. Cannot figure what they are.

Anyone know what these might be?





 

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