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I forgot to mention that we are out of the ideal time period for grafting mangos because cold weather will be here soon and sometimes grafts put on too late will have a delayed push next year. It is still very possible but it's just out of the prime period.

Most younger trees will keep growing throughout the warm winters we have had the past couple years.
There is no reason to

With the hurricanes this order might be upset and give us a cold winter, such as in 2010 when I had frost on my car's windshield that I was scraping off and it measured 27 degrees Fahrenheit outside at 7AM/  In the 33321 in Broward County.
What I wouldn't give for a cold winter!  Would kill off all the freakin' iguanas, too!
So may God deliver us a nice chilling 2017-2018 winter to put mango trees into hibernation and for you too puggsy-wugggsy. As far as God goes I wrote prayers on each piece of plywood I put up for hurricane Irma. Seems to have worked. God helps those who help themselves.

Here is a good video on top working a mango tree:

How is the fruit from your tree? Can you give as much of a description as possible? The California Rare Fruit Growers association and others out there like myself are trying to preserve good unnamed mango, mostly seedling grown fruit trees. Is the fruit fiberless, sweet, any unique flavors?

If your tree is huge and it is difficult to pick your fruit, you may want to bring the height of the tree down. When adding varieties to an established tree, I like to personally bring down the height and either do a bark graft or wait until there is new growth and work the new growth.

The newly worked portions of the tree will only be a very minor fraction of the established tree unless a lot of the original variety is removed so you must make sure to clear room and divert energy to the new grafts.

anyone bought the vietnamese mang cau dai (from vn) seeds from RichardN?

I would love to get this variety to grow.

Me too!! LOVE to have a colder winter as long as there is NO killing frost Lol...what's wrong with 40's for lows and upper 60's to low 70's for highs for about 6 months!!! Gosh knows we deserve it after 11 months of HOT weather!!!
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Barbados Cherry can't set fruit
« Last post by Das Bhut on Today at 02:46:12 PM »
My Barbados Cherry is blooming like crazy but never set fruit. Anyone out there has the same problem can help? Thanks

barbados cherry need a lot of water to set fruit
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Barbados Cherry can't set fruit
« Last post by Si Duong on Today at 02:39:11 PM »
From my experience none of mine began setting fruit until the trunks were as thick as two pencils. I read somewhere that maturity has a huge role to play and for me that was certainly the case. Now i cant get it to STOP giving fruit. I have mine on the West side of my property in full southern california sun, and it takes the 100+ days like a champ.

Congratulation and thanks for your info.
Do you know the Barbados plant can handle the freeze well?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Vietnames sugar apple
« Last post by green thumps up on Today at 02:15:22 PM »
RichardN, anyway I can get a few seeds from you?
I had a dream about these seeds last night. In my dream each seed was numbered with a sharpie that corresponded to the pdf.  ;D

That's too funny.  I dreamt about his Cherimoya/Attmoya seeds last night.
Citrus General Discussion / Re: new greenhouse planning
« Last post by Millet on Today at 01:20:18 PM »
Tom I grow them in either 3 or 5 gallon RootMaker containers.  It really doesn't t seem to make much difference which size container I use.  I grow new plants from slips that grow from the sides of mature pineapple plants.  After breaking the slip from the mother plant, let it set on top of the bench for 3 or 5 days to develop some callas,  then stick it in the growing medium, where it will start to root.  In a year or so when the plant reaches approximately 3 feet wide it will develop a pineapple.  I let them remain on the plant until they turn yellow to insure a high sugar content.  The fruit sold in the supermarket are normally sold while still green.
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