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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


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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.

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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.

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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



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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.).

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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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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rain...
« on: June 08, 2017, 09:03:09 AM »
Is there anything positive out of this like millions of drowned Sri Lanka weevils?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rain...
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:53:44 AM »
In Davie, I am seeing the animals pairing up. ;) all my trees roots are saturated and some covered. SFWMD needs to pump a little harder.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilizer for container trees
« on: May 12, 2017, 08:22:31 AM »
Just to put a fly in the ointment, orchid growers are using the Dynamite Red time release in So. Fl. they say it has a slower release for the heat and humidity over the summer.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Macadamia Nuts
« on: May 08, 2017, 05:48:33 AM »
I have a Beaumont and get a bountiful crop every year for the squirrels. It is a 20' high squirrel feeder. They eat them when it is too green to pick and process.

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I don't think its lac scale as it is not symmetrical.

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I am loaded with this on just about all my mango trees, it seems to coincide with low fruit pruduction.


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Benders showed me this pricey one.
http://frostproof.com/ars-4-to-7-foot-long-reach-telescoping-pruner-la-180zr203/
it is strong enough to hold large mango. I have no complaints

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:22:08 AM »
First round of PPK, nothing else for a month or so.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Easy ways to dig holes
« on: April 03, 2017, 08:22:25 PM »
a skid steer with an auger is the way to go. Probably 60 to 80 dollars an hour with operator. It should take about 3 hours. mark your spots a day ahead with spray paint.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Custard apple San Pablo
« on: April 01, 2017, 02:33:45 PM »
thanks, the first one was picked way early

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