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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarf Macadamia tree ?
« on: Today at 01:02:30 PM »
never heard of a dwarf but they can be pruned for size, also do'not know why 1  would want a dwarf as the nuts fall to the ground when ripe.

Or the squirrels eat them well before they are ripe...

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WANTED: Karen Michelle Mango
« on: August 13, 2018, 08:14:09 PM »
As I stated, Karen Michelle has not been propagated for release by ZHPP (or anyone else)...and there are no plans to do so at this time.  Yes, it is an excellent mango and nobody is arguing that however it is stated to be a light and inconsistent producer (which is why at tbis time ut has not been released).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: August 13, 2018, 07:09:34 AM »
From the pictures I am seeing posted,  does the m-4 ripen with greenish skin like that, or are people posting green mangoes next to ones that are ripe?  I wouldn't mind a green ripening variety in Florida,  to deter two legged thieves.

From all I have seen over the years, a dull green.  Will it get any color/lightening near the coast, time will tell.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tobago red custard apple worth keeping?
« on: August 11, 2018, 11:26:30 PM »
I am in no way questioning not to let it grow and fruit. My issue is with places selling seeds of a "named variety" that may not come true. If it does not come true it is not the name variety, but a seedling from the name variety.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tobago red custard apple worth keeping?
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:18:20 PM »
I think you are generalizing.   People say sugar apples are true to seed but Kampong Mauve must be grafted.  As far as custard apple, Sartaneja must be grafted as does Fernandez and San Pablo.  Jyst sayin...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tobago red custard apple worth keeping?
« on: August 11, 2018, 09:52:12 PM »
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/annona-reticulata-tobago-pink-custard-apple-seeds

The problem I have is that as far as I know, they are not true to seed...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passionfruit juice?
« on: August 11, 2018, 09:49:03 PM »
Strainer and back of a soup spoon...

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What was the title of this thread again?.?.?.?.?...




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who grow Durian in South Florida?
« on: August 11, 2018, 01:13:23 PM »
Champedek do not seem to like our weather or soil.  Texture is soft, too.  Cheena, meh...grow good jackfruit, you will be much happier.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« on: August 11, 2018, 09:25:56 AM »
I'm sure the climate in North Florida would support Zaiger peaches, but here in deep S FL it's probably UF peaches or nothing.  UF has done a great job with their program.  Go Gators!  Let's hope the football team starts to look good.

There are some Zaiger that may work but not get released to consumers (my friend is growing them and quality is amazing).  Their white oeaches and nectarines truly are flavor bombs and blow away the yellow ones.

As to the footvall team, I am afraid a blow up is going to be needed to right tge ship (like UM has done).  Too much lingering garbage being inherited.   Need to clean house of it all, once and for all.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« on: August 11, 2018, 12:08:23 AM »
You need to check out Dave Wilson's site...track down some Zaiger peaches, nectarines and interspecifics.  Trust me, that UF peach would be bbq wood..

Will be tough finding the super low chill stuff but anything you can would be worth it.

You apparently havenít had a UF Best peach.  Come over here next June and youíll change your mind.

I have.  There is nothing wrong with any of the UF peaches but....  Have you had any of the Zaiger fruit?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WANTED: Karen Michelle Mango
« on: August 11, 2018, 12:02:11 AM »
I know the owner and just sent him a message.  They are showing a number of varieties that fruit was available but trees never released.  You will notice those all say "sold out".

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Banner year for sugar apples
« on: August 10, 2018, 11:02:50 PM »
I have a Kampoung mauve, geffner  and San Pablo. as well as 2 unknown sugar apples which are the two  ones doing so well.

Is there much of a problem with critters stealing them?  I have one lone sugar apple on one of my trees (thought I got all the flowers off, I apparently missed one).  If there is, I was going to try and take some measures to stop the critters.

I have 3 sugar apples and one tobago sugar apple.

I think you are mixing up custard apple with sugar apple.  I believe the Tobago Pink is a custard apple (A. reticulata).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:54:12 PM »
You need to check out Dave Wilson's site...track down some Zaiger peaches, nectarines and interspecifics.  Trust me, that UF peach would be bbq wood..

Will be tough finding the super low chill stuff but anything you can would be worth it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan Fever in South Florida, USA
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:51:05 PM »
Once you try a good pulasan, you can easily forget about the greatness of rambutans.

I donít think Iíve tried a good Pulasan. So, Iíll keep a lookout for them. Meanwhile, the Rambutan Fever continues.

P.S.
They (the Rambutan) are hairy and red, rivaling (if not overpassing) the beauty of the Lychee; This fact is also a big Commercial plus!

I don't get it, sorry.  I've had both, and I'm perfectly happy with a good lychee.  Kinda like arguing which mango is best. OS, LZ or PPK??  Wouldn't you be happy with any of those??

Lychees are good, but it a different class.  Lychees are a favorite any day. If the choice was between longan, rambutan, and pulasan. I might take the worst named pulasan variety over the best longan or rambutan variety. There are probably as many named pulasan varieties as longan varieties. 

Disclaimer: I have 3 longans and 0 pulasans growing, but it is on my search list. It is extremely hard to find a good grafted one here.

Well thanks a ton!  Now I want a Pulasan!  Let me know if you find one.  You guys are hard on my wallet LOL...

Its an ultra  tropical.  Wont grow in Florida, how you gonna grow it in Cali?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Children and Grafting
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:36:39 PM »
Here I thought someone was grafting children..

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anybody growing jackfruit in container?
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:35:12 PM »
Here in SFla it will definitely fruit in a pot.  Will need to be a rather large pot, basically 100 - 300gal but I have seen stunted/stressed trees fruit a runt fruit in 15 and 25 gal pots (fruit was mostly rag).

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Red lime falling off
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:30:49 PM »
The Red Lime was developed in Florida.  It thrives here and produces heavily.  It will definitely fully color up.

Gary, as to yours, please describe its habitation (size of tree, if in a pot...size of pot, soil/mix, care, water, fert, etc.) in detail and post pictures.  Hard to say what the issue might be with seeing the "big picture".

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WANTED: Karen Michelle Mango
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:25:21 PM »
Not released yet.  No budwood or trees available.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit identification
« on: August 10, 2018, 01:42:03 PM »
I am surprised nobody has mentioned that except for a variety or two that are hermies, you either need a male and female tree (they are dioecious) or a special grafted tree with both sexes (and they are a pain to graft).

Oh, I sure wouldnt waste my time grafting onto lychee...

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Will milk be made available to us?

Excuse me, Dick, uh, Rob. You'll find out the answer to that question next mango season.

Grab some wood there bud.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Galaxy Mango
« on: August 09, 2018, 10:46:36 PM »
So this year I got 8-10 fruit on my 5 year old, potted tree. I picked them early, middle, and let some drop. Not a one turned remotely dark. Mostly yellow, very round (and clean) fruit, with some green. Fairly fragrant, deep orange fiberless flesh. However, the last one ripened about 2 weeks ago. So definitely not late season - more mid. Taste was mediocre/good but deteriorated very quickly once completely ripened (drops). So not late season (I'm just harvesting my Keitts now).

In short, I think I got a mislabled plant (or else, Mike Bender did). Anyone else have a similar experience? Bender's grove used to source them direct from PIN. Bought it newly grafted in a 1 gal. I imagine we have other posters on here who have the same plant. I'd like to know your experiences.

BTW, its a 15-gallon for $50 if interested in pickup.
Keith

Man, with that description you are going to have people banging down your door for that tree. You may even get into a bidding war for it.

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I just at a M4 that was picked on Saturday.   Fruit was perfectly ripened and had a very complex tropical fruit and coconut flavor with a good  acidic balance.  After eating the flesh and scraping the seed, i looked at the skin (which is a little thicker/tougher that average).  I thought, there is still a very thin layer of flesh left.  I scraped it off with my teeth...it tasted like a pina colada lifesaver, found in the package below, with an extra blast of creamy coconut flavor.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who grow Durian in South Florida?
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:57:54 PM »

If you like jackfruit,  go add a Red Morning.

Thanks! Will do more research about Red Morning, time to get busy Googling again  ;)

It is the best of the locally available red fleshed jackfruit.  It has less of that juicyfruit flavor and what I would call a distinct sweet slightly musky (in a very good way) red berry flavor.

If you can find a grafted Amber, that would be an excellent orange fleshed variety.

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