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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Banana Tree leaf tips yellowing
« Last post by Bananimal on December 12, 2018, 07:22:08 PM »
Move to south Florida --- problem solved.  At least take a visit.  You are welcome to check my bananas mangos and avocado.  Best time for fruit is June/July.
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Most prefer to graft their mangoes over layering. I would be really interested to see Steve's mango layers. When I've purchased from him in the past, they've all been grafts.

Lack of a tap root shouldn't be an issue. They can be a little less resistant to the wind I suppose? Most of the mango trees you buy from a nursery are going to have a badly malformed taproot anyway -- you'd need to grow them in a tree pot (long and narrow) to allow the taproot to develop.

The main reason mangoes are not layered is because it's far less efficient for mass production. Grafting is quicker and easier. Plus, you can produce hundreds or thousands (using budding) of grafts from a single tree vs a few dozen using layering.

Another common reason nurseries will prefer layers over grafts is when the tree has a tendency to sucker from the rootstock (eg, guava). However, a good nursery will skip the layering and just use tender cuttings (Pine Island, for example), which are faster and more efficient.

That said, I would suspect that layering would be best in the fall (Sept), as that's when mangoes send a lot of energy into root production.
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Sign me up for 3 bags please. What is the general application rate?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 1st cherimoya of the season
« Last post by behlgarden on December 12, 2018, 06:02:43 PM »
Pierce is my # 1 cherimoya. Hns down it has performed every year.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for cherimoyas
« Last post by Mikey on December 12, 2018, 05:22:09 PM »
Atkins nursery have fruitsó$5 a pond
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Another rewarding Borneo fruit trip
« Last post by ben mango on December 12, 2018, 04:33:33 PM »
Kota Kinabalu, Tenom, Lawas, Sandakan (for orangutans, not fruit), Miri and surrounding areas.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help me save this M4 mango tree
« Last post by EvilFruit on December 12, 2018, 04:08:27 PM »
Copper deficiency in mango could also cause gummosis and die back. so try to spray/drench your trees with chelated trace elements
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Please ID these tangerine and grapefruit
« Last post by Tony714 on December 12, 2018, 03:36:16 PM »
I forgot to mention you're right about old of the tree.  The trunk is small and only a little over 8 feet tall.
how do you know when grapefruit is good to pick?
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Please ID these tangerine and grapefruit
« Last post by SoCal2warm on December 12, 2018, 03:29:33 PM »
Both Satsuma and Oroblanco are really good varieties (two of my favorites), so I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Please ID these tangerine and grapefruit
« Last post by Tony714 on December 12, 2018, 03:19:06 PM »
Thank you Socal2warm for your input.  I fertilized when it fruit and maybe water too much.   I did not want to waste water since i have to do water change for my fish tanks. 
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