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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gardening by the moon-phases
« on: October 16, 2017, 07:06:37 PM »
I have been told by our elders that whenever there is full moon, water ur plants hard.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical fruits in Socal
« on: October 15, 2017, 11:26:30 PM »
Lol

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I have chatted with guy before. He is a nice man. Lets also support him.

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Thank u all who have donated this means to alot to him.

Any amount of donation is enough. Lets all help him rebuild.

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I have notified our friend, Abimael about this campaign and this is his response.

Quote
Hi friend
My house is Ok. Because here not power I am not working, I let more of 200 trees in pot out and this trees are destroyed.
Thanks for all friend.


Every little donation helps.

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Adam
Can we pay PayPal? And can you see if we can add our other good friend Abimael from Puerto Rico somehow?
Frank

i think gofundme allows people to use paypal as a payment method!

wow I forgot about our dear friend Abimael. 

Let me know if you need help setting up a gofundme for him, it's pretty easy.   The hard part is coming up with a decent story (sob story  :'( :P )  I think you could pretty much just copy and paste my story for Bob, and replace his name with Abimael's, and also change is location in PR, so it's not the island of Vieques....and also maybe change the list of rare plant that he's introducing.

there's no lie being told, because these guys are honestly pushing the limits and trying to enrich their local communities, with new rare fruits that have economic, and nutritive, and medicinal potential.

I have spoken to him. I asked if we can help. He said he is ok. But we do really want to help him. How does the processing go as far as giving the money using go fund me?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Truly tropical top 5
« on: October 12, 2017, 11:49:17 PM »
California ST, hard to beat at this time or anytime of the year. They are sweeter and more complex than any mangos I've ever had anywhere


That sure is a yummy sweetart.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: La Habra yard
« on: October 12, 2017, 07:03:11 PM »
Hey JF,

Can we get an update on your mom's back yard? We would love to see what the jungle looks like after three and a half years of hard work.


JF, actually uploaded in the 2017 socal mango tasting.

Here is the link reply #18

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=25557.0

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Good find! I never heard the sea water part of it before. I thought all of the trace minerals were from the ash blasting out from deep within the Earth. I used to the beach with net bags and fill them up with seaweed to mulch with. At first I would rinse it off but I think that the small amount of salt would be just fine. I use Redman's Real Salt from Utah. I'll just throw some Azomite on my food instead.  ;D I have heard of humans eating Azomite but I can't image much of it would absorb. I know Azomite is fed to animals.

What is the problem with rock dusts/Azomite? I would think they would be very beneficial to a extremely biologically active soils. Wouldn't the root exudates, microbes and fungi help break down the minerals into plant soluble forms?

If your soil analysis suggests the need for the minerals they may provide, then go for it.  I don't see any value myself.  The analysis is Na, Cl, (who needs table salt), a little Mg and K and a lot of Ca.

I think it's another feel-good thing with folks who forked out money seeing what they expect to see regarding claimed improved plant performance.  Plenty of anecdotal evidence too which isn't worth the screen it appears upon.

https://www.amazon.com/Root-Naturally-Azomite-Rock-Dust/dp/B0149L0EJ2/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1507809270&sr=8-18&keywords=mycorrhizae





 Im after the minerals & trace elements not table salt. :)

It wasn't my find. It was actually the link of Mark in Texas provided. I just had to read everything what was written there. :D

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What is the problem with rock dusts/Azomite? I would think they would be very beneficial to a extremely biologically active soils. Wouldn't the root exudates, microbes and fungi help break down the minerals into plant soluble forms?

If your soil analysis suggests the need for the minerals they may provide, then go for it.  I don't see any value myself.  The analysis is Na, Cl, (who needs table salt), a little Mg and K and a lot of Ca.

I think it's another feel-good thing with folks who forked out money seeing what they expect to see regarding claimed improved plant performance.  Plenty of anecdotal evidence too which isn't worth the screen it appears upon.

https://www.amazon.com/Root-Naturally-Azomite-Rock-Dust/dp/B0149L0EJ2/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1507809270&sr=8-18&keywords=mycorrhizae





 Im after the minerals & trace elements not table salt. :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Truly tropical top 5
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:42:24 PM »
Trulytropical top 5

Carrie
Lemon meringue
Glenn
Vp
Edward





My top 5

Lemon zest
Honey kiss
Senyorita
Coc
Leo keitt seedling - fairchild close

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 King Of Mango
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:37:43 PM »
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 King Of Mango
« on: October 11, 2017, 08:15:32 PM »
Any one reporting on the M-4 this year? Is this being supplied to Pine Island or anywhere online yet?

The original tree had an obscene amount of fruit on it this year. But it's been an alternate bearer.

At least 4 of us in California received small 3 gallon M-4 trees.  M-4 has been an extremely slow grower in CA for us, compared to the other newer Zill's varieties Delores, Phoenix, Seacrest, and Ambrosia.

Hey warren, How many flushes have u had on your m4 since u received it?

So far i got 2, 3rd flush is pending.

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I'm curious -- which mycorrhizae did you use / from what source?

I did a little experiment using mycorrhizae.

Without mycorrhizae



With mycorrhizae




Both were planted as seedlings... prior to planting them the photo ofnthe top was acutally bigger after a few months the one with mycorrhizae is way bigger than the one without.. i dont believe its a waste to add mycelium in the soil.








Bought it on amazon. I use this prior to planting the tree. What i've been told that when u add myco it shud be directly to the roots.

If not  it will all goes to waste.

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I did a little experiment using mycorrhizae.

Without mycorrhizae



With mycorrhizae




Both were planted as seedlings... prior to planting them the photo ofnthe top was acutally bigger after a few months the one with mycorrhizae is way bigger than the one without.. i dont believe its a waste to add mycelium in the soil.

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Kesar does well in South Florida. It is a really good producer, the fruits do not require spraying and tastes great.  I have planted Son Pari as well, based on reports that it does well here. It is growing nicely.

If you have pix of your Sonpari please post to verify, no body wants to post pix,  with our real non Florida Sonpari.....the leafs and fruits from Florida's trees are fake.


I got mine from Zills; the chances of being fake are next to nothing.. I am out of station but will post photos later this week.
Kesar does well in South Florida. It is a really good producer, the fruits do not require spraying and tastes great.  I have planted Son Pari as well, based on reports that it does well here. It is growing nicely.

If you have pix of your Sonpari please post to verify, no body wants to post pix,  with our real non Florida Sonpari.....the leafs and fruits from Florida's trees are fake.


I got mine from Zills; the chances of being fake are next to nothing.. I am out of station but will post photos later this week.

Yeah, post pics. We will share with you pics of it's leaves and fruit, leaves have cery distinctive shape to it. We tried to verify our from Florida and reply was it's not real. Response we got was from the creator of sonpari in the Indian research Dept. I would believe on them more than zills on non zill varety unless of course our sonparibfrom zills was mislabeled. Let's check leaves out
Post yours and we’ll post a real one from Gujarat
Zill is from Florida not from India.

Oh my...i have indian varieties from zills  & does that mean zill sells fake mango varieties?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 King Of Mango
« on: October 07, 2017, 02:27:53 PM »
Kent from mexico has a coconutty melon taste...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava season in Socal
« on: October 06, 2017, 03:34:10 AM »
King of guavas

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 SoCal mango tasting
« on: October 01, 2017, 06:07:21 PM »
Whats up with the "real alphonso"?  Whats the fake alphonso?  I got a seedling "real alphonso" tree from exotica a few weeks ago.

I took a photo comparison of fake & real alphonso.





Here is a photo of the fake kesar




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 SoCal mango tasting
« on: September 30, 2017, 02:06:09 PM »
My top 5 are

Lemon Zest
Señyorita
Leo Keitt Seedling
Fake Kesar
Villa Clara

Some that are runner-ups for me(not in order)

Peach cobbler
Carrie
Sweet tart
Ice cream
Honey Kiss
Sunrise



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For the win

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zinc and its application to the Mango Tree
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:13:00 AM »
1 to 2 teaspoons.




I recently drenched 3tbsp of manganese monohydrate paired w/ 2 tbsp of zinc mono on a 5 gallon hd bucket on my mango trees... my question is
How often shud this be applied on mango trees?
'

i have also read that zinc can be used as a fungicide?

thank u so much.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zinc and its application to the Mango Tree
« on: September 17, 2017, 01:53:53 AM »
Thank you for the cheap source information.

Another source is the Hi-Yield brand.

Old Bridge Chemical in New Jersey sells several grades of Zinc sulfate.

It is important to know which compound you are working with:

Zinc sulfate monohydrate (specific gravity around 3.28) is very concentrated;

Zinc sulfate heptahydrate (SG around 1.97) is much less concentrated, because it has 7 molecules of water bound in it instead of 1.

If a recommendation does not specify which Zinc sulfate molecule is being talked about, to be on the safe side, assume that the recommendation is for the heptahydrate.  If what you have is monohydrate and you don't know how to calculate chemical moles, use only about 1/6 of the recommended amount.

I didn't lay hand on a specific recommendation for mangos just now, the recommendation for heptahydrate on cherimoya leaves is 1 gram per liter of water.

You said the zinc monohydrate is concentrated, my question is on how many tbsp of zinc monohydrate do u put on a 5 gallon home depot bucket?

Thanks

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