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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get best deal on 0-0-50
« on: October 26, 2018, 05:43:52 PM »
Yes, buy the  0-3-16 plus micros from Har or Truly tropicals.

If you are dead set on 0-0-50, Helena chemicals,$26.50 a 50 lbs bag is what I paid. They sell it in a few different forms. Ask for the mini, which is granular.

Thanks for the Helena reference. I finally got around to stopping by their Boynton Beach location and opening an account. They did not have the mini in-stock and couldn't source it from their other locations. I ended up with their "Greens Grade" shown below. It was $25.00/bag. How does the grain size compare to the mini?

That's a great deal for someone. I dug up a similar sized Mallika last year when a fellow member extended the same generosity. Mango trees transplant very well this time of year.

When I've done mango tree transplants in the past, I always trim the tree way back and water it multiple times per day for the first few weeks. Never had one die, even when I couldn't keep soil around the root ball during transport.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Zill adventure Tuesday
« on: July 05, 2018, 03:45:36 PM »
An E-4 that is soft to the touch and ready to eat -

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get best deal on 0-0-50
« on: March 23, 2018, 10:07:21 PM »
0 0 50 granular potassium sulfate ----
Universal Enterprises will have some in next week      42$ for 50lb bag.........I got two reserved   They carry this item on and off. Not regularly.
If interested call them today and add to their order

Universal Enterprises Supply----They are way in the back at this address. You must drive past two other buildings to get to Universal Supply
Address: 2171 Blount Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
    Phone: (954) 979-0600

Thanks zands. As an FYI to others, I called them around lunch time to reserve some bags. They said something along the lines of "I was able to order two bags for a guy yesterday, but we aren't getting any more than that in". He offered to take my number and attempt to add some additional bags to their main order, but I haven't heard back.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« on: February 22, 2018, 03:37:25 PM »
Have you tried They have both wamin and striped wamin. They ship 3 gallon sizes. Note the minimum temp recommendation (Min. temp 27F. MIn USDA zone: 9b).

Thanks for the feedback Mark and John. I found a forum member to provide the budwood.

Hello all. Looking to buy some Kahaluu and Greengold avocado scions. I don't need much. Perhaps 2-3 scions of each variety. Please let me know your cost with shipping. Thanks!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ISO Larger Red Jabo
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:47:48 AM »
Mike Bender of Bender's Grove was selling fruiting red Jabos 1-2 years ago. He doesn't seem to post much anymore but I would try calling him.


Hi David
I'll trade with you. I would like
Pineapple pleasure
Ugly betty
And you have newer zill var.


Thanks Frank. I'll shoot you an email direct.

It seems we have posted similar threads within a few minutes of each other. Sorry about that. Didn't mean to steal your thunder.

Greetings. I would like to obtain some Alano and/or Makok Sapodilla budwood for either trade or purchase. Silas Wood would be a bonus. Please let me know your price or if you're willing to trade from the list below.

NDM (not # 4)
Pineapple Pleasure [limited budwood]
Okrung Tong
Lemon Zest
Maha Chanok
Southern Blush
Harvest Moon
Best [released by Truly Tropical - limited budwood]
Frances Hargrave
Ugly Betty
Angie [limited budwood]
A dozen or so more varieties, but I'll have to inspect them more closely. Let me know if you have something in mind and I can check.


Excalibur Red [limited buddwood]
Borneo Red

Lula [limited budwood]

Same. Planted a Hasya in 2013. I've gotten a total of 5 fruit. I tried grafting a couple of other varieties onto it but even that has proved tricky. Very high failure rates. I finally got a Makok scion to take, only to have it die off six months later.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A 3rd mango bloom?
« on: April 04, 2017, 11:12:34 AM »
Okrung Tong pushing its 3rd bloom in Loxahatchee. No sign of a 3rd bloom on my other trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What would you replace Mallika with?
« on: March 16, 2017, 02:53:13 PM »
In case you are still interested in Honey Kiss, here are some progress pics. It is planted out in the Loxahatchee area. The owner takes care of it about as well as a forgotten stepchild locked in the attic.

August 2014

March 2017

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Annual Mulch Sale
« on: February 25, 2017, 09:27:12 AM »
The sale is back, at least in Palm Beach and Broward. $1.00 per bag for Timberline Red Mulch. If you want to buy in bulk, there are 65 bags in a pallet and they can fork lift it into your truck/trailer.

Let the hate begin again, lol.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: South Florida Dot Mango blooming!
« on: December 06, 2016, 04:57:31 PM »
Would now be a good time to apply wettable sulfur (1 tbsp/gal)? Any issues with spraying the panicle directly at this stage of growth?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: One last Mango Tree
« on: July 07, 2016, 04:21:30 PM »
Some pics of the fruit from the unreleased ZHPP varieties. The pictures are from last season. No idea what the trees themselves look like.

Cotton Candy


28-18 (I think this is Phoenix - Rob can correct me if I'm wrong)

Of the mangos mentioned in this thread, including the unreleased varieties, I'd still vote Sweet Tart. K-3 was my favorite among the newer bunch though.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Scions for sale
« on: April 28, 2016, 02:12:44 PM »
Coconut Cream

Patented, no?

Pineapple Pleasure -

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Liquid Copper Fungicide...
« on: April 25, 2016, 11:17:15 PM »
Nice find. Good info..

I just realized my last reply was a bit vague. When I said "Trees in this area do poorly...", by "area" I meant a particular section of my property. I have other trees located elsewhere on my acre that do well, including some close to a large pond. This problem section was subject to a large amount of fill being brought in years ago from a source high in CA. The high CA in the test result does not surprise me (though it does disappoint me, lol). The tree decline comes in the form of stunted leaf development and leaf burn (beginning from leaf tips/edges and moving inward).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Liquid Copper Fungicide...
« on: April 25, 2016, 11:35:10 AM »
Awesome, thanks Jeff. I'll give them a shot. Their report looks more detailed than UF's.

UF Report (modified slightly for brevity) -

Side note, I think the extremely high calcium is locking up the potassium and phosphorus. Trees in this area do poorly and some even die out.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Liquid Copper Fungicide...
« on: April 24, 2016, 11:13:09 PM »
My soil tests are in.

Hello Jeff, do you mind sharing the name of the lab that you used for the soil test & the cost?

Better off than Loxahatchee for sure.....but coastal PBC, no chance.  I don't even need to spray copper here.  8)

There are diseases like scab, sooty blotch, and flyspeck that are rampant in central county that are practically non-existent east of I-95.

Alex, which of your Loxahatchee based varieties are faring well this year? (so far)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Lisa atemoya scion
« on: August 22, 2015, 12:10:19 AM »
Hello Adam, how would you rate Atemoya grafting success now vs late winter? Ex: 20% vs 80%

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marlys mango
« on: August 16, 2015, 09:58:23 PM »
I like it. Pic of the fruit -

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