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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tangelo tree pollination
« on: September 21, 2017, 05:15:04 PM »
My tangelo didn't need pollination but it might differ per variety, like with white sapote

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 17, 2017, 07:21:33 AM »
Here comes Hurricane "Maria" , as of this writing,  it is projected to be on, or near us in the DR, and go right over PR,  supposedly will be a Cat2 when it gets here around Thursday.   thing is,  where will it go after that?  I know you guys got nailed pretty bad, last thing you need is another.

It'll be at 110 mph+ winds by the time it hits puerto rico so it doesn't look good, but it's still about a week to early to tell where it'll go

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Anyone have any information on Phoenix and Orange Essence? How are they compared to Lemon Zest / Sweet Tart in terms of taste, disease resistance, vigor, growth habit?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango and/or Avocado 24/7
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:04:20 AM »
I have an Oro Negro for November and December and a Honey Kiss for July and August

What do you recommend for the rest of the year?

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Irma opened up a few vacancies in my yard so I was looking at the new Zill mangoes and couldn't find too much info on seasons except for Lemon Zest (mid season) and Honey Kiss (very late) even on the mango google doc list. Does anyone have info when Sweet Tart, Coconut Cream, Phoenix, and the other Zill mangoes ripen?

EDIT found some info

Coconut cream: June
Lemon zest: July
Sweet Tart: July
Pineapple Pleasure: July
Honey Kiss: August

not sure about the others like Phoenix, Orange essence, etc.

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Jackfruit is good, the yellow ones do taste like juicy fruit but I hate  the soft ones, they seem kind of slimy to me. They're good enough that I bought 2 trees: one yellow variety and the red variety Excalibur sells that's not Excalibur Red

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Pugged my Lemon Zest similarly, it's going to be extremely bushy now

http://imgur.com/a/tA6oX

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango and/or Avocado 24/7
« on: April 29, 2017, 09:43:32 PM »
Anyone have a recommendation for how many gallons of water / how frequently should you water a 3 gallon avocado or mango when you first put it in ground?

Lots of variables like where you live and if it rains and how hot, how humid, etc.  But a very small tree will only need 5 to 10 gallons a week during summer.  Its ok to over water if your soil drains well but not so much if its heavy clay or something that stays soggy.

Sometimes I forget that not everyone here is in sandy Broward

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango and/or Avocado 24/7
« on: April 29, 2017, 08:40:23 PM »
Anyone have a recommendation for how many gallons of water / how frequently should you water a 3 gallon avocado or mango when you first put it in ground?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia... yum
« on: April 28, 2017, 03:40:01 PM »
Nice size tree and fruit!  How many fruit were on that tree?  Was the fruit firm or snotty? I understand Rollinia are shy bloomers and low in fruit production. I am only asking because I'd like to hear other peoples experiences. I have a small tree and know that attempting to get it to bloom well, let alone fruit will be difficult in my climate. I think I see several flowers on my tree growing in now with the new growth, but only time will tell.

in california rollinia are hard to grow because they need high humidity, my rollinia is a year old and has 11 fruit starting to grow

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My vote is for jackfruit, or banana

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Struggling Mango Tree
« on: April 22, 2017, 12:24:17 PM »
Thank you much for all the responses.

I just got a text message from my wife and her and my daughter just cut the tree back  :-[.
I am purchasing the HD citrus foilar spray today. I'll start spraying that tomorrow. Those hedges behind it do not block it from sunlight so It gets a good 6-8 hours a day. I bought a fertilizer from a small local fruit guy (benders in davie). Just last week I used a miracle grow for fruit trees to try something different. I just sprinkled it under the tree and watered.

Is there a certain type of mulch you guys recommend? I didn't know if mulch would block the tree from getting certain nutrients.
The copper fungicide? Any brand you guys like? Should I spray all my trees with the copper?

Currently have a starfruit (Kembangan)
Avocado Oro Negro
Carrie Mango
Tangelo Orange which gets these caterpiller bugs on it all the time. Looks like bird poo. I spray it with seven along with my Lemon Tree. Not sure if the seven is even doing anything
Banana Tree
Mango Tree- Newer variety (Venus?) Leaves also getting eaten.

Planting a mulberry (everbearing) and another avocado tomorrow

Where I live the soil is really black. It was probably swamp land before they developed.

citrus and white sapote are larval hosts for swallowtail butterflies

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone grow melons in South Florida
« on: April 20, 2017, 10:40:13 PM »
I've grown sugar baby watermelons before, they don't do well until it's dry.

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Didn't PIN release 'Cantaloupe' 'Orange Crush' and some other fruity sounding named jackfruit within the past couple years?

yeah, Bender's Grove had them but I didn't like the names so I went with the one they didn't name RS-22 which is supposed to be a crunchy yellow jackfruit. The tree is over 10 feet tall in ground and I got it in a 3 gallon last summer. It's doing way better than the jackfruit I got from Excalibur which I think is a red morning but I'm not sure.

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So having a B flower avocado will make A flower avocados set more fruit?

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How does Honey Kiss measure up compared to Lemon Zest / Coconut Cream / Seacrest in terms of quality of fruit/tree vigor?

Honey Kiss has the least vigor.  Better than Seacrest,  not as good as LZ.  I am on the fence with Coconut Cream.   Starting to be less enthused about it.  I would eat some during season but dont think I would want a tree for personal consumption.

I bought a Honey Kiss from bender's grove based on your description of the fruit, wondering now if I should've gone with Lemon Zest or Orange Essence since this will be my only mango tree.

Its a late season, very compact and heavy producer.  Taste is very good.  Better than Orange Essence in my opinion.   There are some who shop at Walter Zill's who like HK better than LZ and vice versa.

Why your only mango?

Space reasons, also I like mango but  I won't be able to eat most of them  or give them away since most people I know aren't big on fruit.

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How does Honey Kiss measure up compared to Lemon Zest / Coconut Cream / Seacrest in terms of quality of fruit/tree vigor?

Honey Kiss has the least vigor.  Better than Seacrest,  not as good as LZ.  I am on the fence with Coconut Cream.   Starting to be less enthused about it.  I would eat some during season but dont think I would want a tree for personal consumption.

I bought a Honey Kiss from bender's grove based on your description of the fruit, wondering now if I should've gone with Lemon Zest or Orange Essence since this will be my only mango tree.

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How does Honey Kiss measure up compared to Lemon Zest / Coconut Cream / Seacrest in terms of quality of fruit/tree vigor?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice on this Oro Negro avocado?
« on: April 09, 2017, 12:26:54 AM »
Was not a very good looking tree to start with.
Best to get a new one and do not water every day

How often do you recommend watering an avocado when you first transplant it from a 3 gallon pot?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice on this Oro Negro avocado?
« on: April 07, 2017, 07:01:05 PM »
Was not a very good looking tree to start with.
Best to get a new one and do not water every day

Besides Oro Negro what are some winter ripening avocados?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Advice on this Oro Negro avocado?
« on: April 07, 2017, 06:12:05 PM »
Transplanted this avocado a month ago and it has not taken it well even though I watered  it lightly every day maybe because it got kind of cold as soon as I moved it.

right after transplanting: http://i.imgur.com/Ymz9L9H.jpg

today after removing dead parts: http://imgur.com/a/IrF4J

should I get a new one or can it be saved?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pugging
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:52:19 PM »
the property lines are different from where the fence is but they don't care anyway

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pugging
« on: March 05, 2017, 09:19:45 AM »
Was forced to prune my oro negro avocado cause my neighbor's kindergartener vigorously stabbed it and my rollinia with a knife for fun. I'm afraid of pruning it any more because it's not upright at all, it looks like some branches might grow into the ground


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« on: March 04, 2017, 07:34:47 PM »
false bloom alarm

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Need some advice with some trees
« on: March 04, 2017, 07:22:34 PM »
Having some minor problems with a Lemon Zest mango, Hasya Sapodilla, Red Morning jackfruit, Pace mamey, and Oro Negro avocado.

Mamey is growing slowly and something is eating it's leaves.

Jackfruit has weird spots and discolored leaves.

Avocado is recently transplanted since my neighbor's 5 year old cut and stabbed it for fun I moved it. So now it's oddly shaped and dealing with transplant shape, what should I do?

Sapodilla was dormant for a long time but is now starting to grow. Since it's pretty leggy it's growing horizontally, should I prune it?

Mango has browning tips/yellowing leaves, probably because I gave it some iron should I prune it? Also I think it has some flowers?



Pictures here: http://imgur.com/a/j1FBn they're pretty big pictures if you zoom in

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