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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Your Favorite Telescoping Pole Pruner?
« on: November 03, 2018, 07:51:30 AM »
I second this move. This is the route I took.

Battery powered pole saw all the way. It's an investment, but I use the blower, hedge trimmer, and chainsaw already. The pole saw worked extremely well in pruning ever-growing mangoes this year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Banana Pruning Tools
« on: November 02, 2018, 09:42:25 PM »
I use a large razor knife
Stanley 10-817 25mm Fat Max Xtreme Snap Off Knife
amazon about $10.00

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:56:02 PM »
It might be difficult to market the particular mango.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Osmocote on sale (Amazon)
« on: September 18, 2018, 01:12:10 PM »
nailed it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: which grapes do best in south florida?
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:00:17 PM »
I have a bunching muscadine "Tara". One plant can run 20' each direction.
 All leaves will drop in Jan. Feb. "then I know to prune".

And here in Palm Beach County, Florida, we have 0-3-16 with micros, at Truly Tropical and at the Rare Fruit Council.

I am using what HAR said, this Summer is my first usage of this product. I am using it on the mature trees only. Using 8-3-9 with micros on the young ones.

Watering may be the issue in the first few weeks as we enter the dry season, if it is new construction and a new community it might be taken home with a worker.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dispute with neighbor about fertilizer
« on: August 16, 2018, 08:31:12 AM »
I personally think it will all calm down after dart throwing election/campaign ads. then carry on.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dispute with neighbor about fertilizer
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:04:29 PM »
Not the news you want to hear but the neighbor is some what right, everybody adds nutrients, with septic tanks it even increases.
Example: My mother lived in a community in Tallahassee where she was one of the first home owners, in the center of the community was a small natural lake which was clear in the Summer when she first moved in and i would fish it, with the ever increasing density of home owners the lake slowly greened over in the Summer and hardly any life.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarf Macadamia tree ?
« on: August 14, 2018, 01:08:49 PM »
Or the squirrels eat them well before they are ripe...

The squirrels do in my yard. One year I counted 11 coming in for brunch, shooed them and picked the whole tree, maybe 1/3 had a full kernel.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Broward rare fruit council
« on: August 14, 2018, 09:19:16 AM »
I am a new member, been to 3 meetings. For $25. a year it is well worth it. (maybe just for the snack table alone). Seed Exchange seems to be an interesting concept, fruits/vegetables.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« on: August 11, 2018, 12:03:28 PM »
How do you keep the fruit flies from ruining the peaches? 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Galaxy Mango
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:25:23 PM »
I put a 3gal. in the ground in 2014. It thinks it is a Valencia Pride with its growth habits. Yup no flowers, maybe next year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Southern grapes
« on: August 08, 2018, 05:05:00 PM »
My only grape is a  Muscadine "tara" it is running 25 feet in each direction growing on a fence trimmed back to 9 feet each way  in January. it has given me about a 5 gallon bucket of grapes.
It is about 4 years old.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Alano fruit set
« on: August 02, 2018, 02:25:40 PM »
First time I got ripe fruit was this year. It took ten to eleven months.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 09, 2018, 10:22:58 PM »
Went to the Broward Rare Fruit and Vegetable council tonight. It is definitely worth spending the evening listening to someone passionate about mangoes. Make the trip mango lovers you wont be disappointed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 08, 2018, 04:48:46 PM »
I marked my calendar a while back.  See you Monday.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to pick lemon zest mango fruit
« on: July 06, 2018, 05:47:40 PM »
I have been whispering sweet nothings at my first, one and only Lemon Zest for the last few months, I opened up the protective clam shell and it had a split from stem to stern. #%$&^*

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Zill adventure Tuesday
« on: July 05, 2018, 09:47:53 PM »

The Fairchild festival is truly no longer worth making the trip for.  You are much better off visiting local growers and farms and sampling fresh picked/ripened local grown fruit at one's liesure and enjoyment .

You can buy quite a few bags of different tasty mangoes for that Fairchild entrance fee

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Best Mango - On any given Sunday
« on: July 01, 2018, 06:00:10 PM »
That is one lucky young man.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« on: June 30, 2018, 04:23:48 PM »
I just served Peach Cobbler to my co-workers. It was unanimous, the crowd went wild. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Citrus Mango Survey Shootout
« on: June 28, 2018, 07:37:19 PM »
woo hoo waiting for PC first fruit to ripen.

I tasted it and it was off the chart. PC is a great mango

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« on: June 24, 2018, 11:22:08 AM »
Honey Kiss appears to be a mid to late and easy to keep small in my yard.

Lemon Zest a dud this year? dab-gumit  My first year fruiting and I am waiting for some color change on this fruit, it is in a clam shell(maybe I should use two) for it being highly prized. The 1/4 sized fruit that was purged from the tree was intense.

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