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my first year also. I had the same observation, I was thinking they were going to drop off.

Tommy Atkins is pretty good dehydrated.

I purchased 
so far I give it a thumbs and it was cheap. I have only used it twice so far.  It gets heavy so I limit to 2 gallons of spray. To pick it up I use a 6x8 laying on my tailgate so I don't bend and lift . It can hit 15 feet high, I use 4 gallons sprayed over 35 trees. My only knock so far is it runs 25:1 oil to fuel, yes another gas container and the throttle needs a little work so tension will lock it in place.

Once the fungus situation is resolved I think you have to wait for a new flush of leaves as the damage is done and a leaf cannot repair itself.
It sure works that way with orchids.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:20:12 AM »
I am down to one lychee (had two Mauritius) after Irma, the survivor was damaged by losing 25% of the canopy when a branch from a Jacaranda cleaned out the East side. top to bottom. It is full of buds and new growth is appearing where the damage occurred. fingers crossed

Not too deep.

i cut the fallen branch side to see how far it traveled and the dead wood was minimal. I will leave it till post fruiting for the big trim and canopy reduction as it getting large.

I would definitely wait until post harvest. At that point, you have two options:

 - You could leave it. It's not ideal, but the wound will heal over in a year or two. The tree will form a barrier around the dead portion internally, but it wouldn't impact tree health. Personally, I would probably leave it unless cutting it would not leave the canopy ugly or significantly imbalanced.

 - If you decide to cut it, you would take it back to the crotch where the branch attaches to the trunk

I think the interior damage might of been from a recent hurricane. Todays high winds in Broward broke it off. Should I cut the the other half now or wait till after it fruits? It is a Hatcher and about 8 years old.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What’s bloomin?
« on: December 29, 2017, 07:41:32 PM »

i have a lot getting ready, the only ones with mango bb's is rosigold and hatcher. primed and ready are venus, honey kiss, palmer, pim sane mun (too young), sweet tart and ugly betty

When Wilma came through S. Florida it shook my lychees within an inch of its life. Best year I ever had. Hoping for the best again this year.

Lychee Mauritius broke at the trunk, Coconut Cream mango sheared clean at about ground level, Glenn mango leaned, overgrown Tropic Beauty peach leaned, pomagranate leaned. Carambola broke off about 7' above the ground.
There might be a good reason to trim the trees back every year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:45:44 PM »
My coconut cream did the exact thing, I also lost a lychee that snapped, had to reset a few mango and peach that were leaning,  tropic beauty peach almost fell over. What I came away with from Irma, the trees that were trimmed fared better than those I let go to get bigger.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good luck everyone!
« on: September 08, 2017, 08:50:20 PM »
Thankfully the storm is leaning towards the West so the EYE will miss. Sorry West coasters. Out of Biz? I think we would have to buy more trees if these get wrecked.
Stay safe everybody.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pugging
« on: September 01, 2017, 08:15:09 PM »
I pugged number 2 and tipped pruned number 1 and 3. I looked at that Gary tree for a while, it has 3 branches so I just reduced them. If it doesn't fill in, it gets pugged next spring. thanks for the input. And may Irma us by.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pugging
« on: August 29, 2017, 07:25:03 PM »

gary about 6 feet tall

pineapple pleasure about 7' tall

pheonix about 5.5' tall

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pugging
« on: August 29, 2017, 11:04:15 AM »
I have searched till my eyes glazed over. How long should I wait to pug a mango after planting? The future trees are 3 gal. and quite tall.

I found a table full of Keitt at Excalibur today. 8/21 I also had a Pineapple Pleasure, Maha. Gary, Phoenix and a Cotton Candy tree follow me home.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rain = Washed Out Mango Flavor?
« on: July 19, 2017, 10:09:07 PM »
Lots of rain, bigger fruit? I had a TA go 2.14

Of my three trees about half of the fruit had fly damage, last year 2016, one or two fruits (colder winter?). Tropic beauty had bigger fruit, UF One had the most, around 100 peaches on it. UF Sun had 3 fruits. Later in the season the more fruit fly damage.
 All that being said it is nice having some fresh fruit on the eve of mango season.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: venus mango
« on: July 02, 2017, 01:56:54 PM »
I am not the famous HMH, just a distant neighbor. He has his jackfruit sign outside but no mangoes on his stand when I drive by. ?
"and in my growing conditions" was one of his disclaimers.
I will drive by a little slower and see if there is any activity in the grove.

Raul, the mango tree might of gave it up early due to its young age.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mystery Mango
« on: July 02, 2017, 11:00:47 AM »
I did get a couple of Fairchild this year (off year for me). I will give it a go and compare the flavor profile also. That greenish yellow skin threw me.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rain = Washed Out Mango Flavor?
« on: July 02, 2017, 10:55:21 AM »
The first 10% of my Lemon Merengue were off flavored, I was thinking I lost my taste for the trophy tree. That being said, the last half of the harvest is full flavor as I remembered, my island mango buddies concur.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mystery Mango
« on: July 02, 2017, 10:38:54 AM »
A coworker handed me this mango and asked me to ID. His friend has two trees in his yard and they are identical. The Glenn is for sizing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: venus mango
« on: July 02, 2017, 10:18:23 AM »
I had my first and only fruit this year off my tree on 07/01/17, in the ground 2 years. This fruit is a keeper as I bought it because of the reviews, and it does not disappoint based on that single fruit, juvenile tree "and my growing conditions"(Harry H.).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango splitting
« on: June 11, 2017, 06:00:52 AM »
Just like Cookie Monster said in the past. I watered trees holding fruit, maybe 10 gallons, twice a week standing in the yard looking like a dummy wondering if it was worth it. My Springfel will spit but it has a full load of fruit this year. So far no fruit splitting.

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