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When you were at ZHPP, did anyone happen to say whether they would have any Cotton Candy mangos available anytime soon???  That's one fruit I'd like to taste!

Didnít see any this morning, & I forgot to ask 😓😣. Tons of crates of Orange Sherbet, half a crate of Van Dyke, & an almost full container of 36-8 (I think was the number).

If it's 36-8...does anyone have comments on this one?  I don't have any notes on this.  Thx.

This is one that got named ďIndiaĒ. Gary likes itís commercial potential. Iím wary of it because of the Zill-80 parentage that it shares with Fruit Punch, and this potentially itís susceptibility to MBBS and rot.

It has an outstanding shelf life though, very productive and good enough flavor that we're Growing it for evaluation.

If thats the case, sulcata grove has made a r3view of india variety.
U may want to check this out, behl.

https://youtu.be/TO3-iURjaHQ

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Pineapple Pleasure may work as a partner on your Peach Cobbler.  They have two different fruiting seasons.

This is helpful. Im glad i have those 2 grafted on my ataulfo rootstock.

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I pruned off the 3 main middle branches on my phoenix & this is how it looks like right now. Oh and tommy atkins taste superb paired with miracle fruit. :o

https://ibb.co/ijLaGy

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangoes of Vietnam
« on: July 18, 2018, 07:52:41 PM »
Here are photos of the real cat hoa loc & cat chu  from a contact in Vietnam.
 
Bigger being cat hoa loc vn's #1 mango  & #2 is cat chu being the smaller side







Cat hoa loc

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brutal heatwave 7/06/18 in Socal
« on: July 18, 2018, 07:41:31 PM »
Out here in Riverside I have my trees covered with 30% shade cloth (younger trees) and I thought they held up well to that heat wave. But over a couple days they started showing the damage black sun burns on stems, roasted new growth, shriveled and dropped all fruit and now my little Mallika looks like it may be dead.

That said it looks like the best may have kicked my lancetilla that has sat around and done nothing for almost a year into growth.

Should I leave the shade cloth up the rest of the summer or just let it best down on them?

My manilla in the ground with no protection got roasted too.... But not much worse than the others

I wasnt here when the brutal heatwave occured & i lost the mangoes i have on sweetart and some minor leaf damage.



However, my 3 gals mango i received a month ago from florida took the brutal heatwave like a champ considering they get more sun than of the sweetart.




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That was Rob but the fruit was taken from the mother tree I believe and am pretty much sure of. These grafted trees are different animals.  It is an amazing tree, very healthy and vibrant. I will let mine fruit one time to prove if it stays or gets the ax. Do not need multiple years to tell if it has value!

I should have let my  15 gal Phoenix hold fruit this year to evaluate. Good thing i havent planted it in-ground. It may or may not improve flavor here in our dry California weather.

15 gal Phoenix???  It was just released about a year and a half ago, how big could it have been in a 15 gal pot in California?
This is what it looks like b4 it was sent to me last year.





https://ibb.co/bSf2UJ


(I was told i got the authentic phoenix unless something is cooking?)

You got that tree last year?  That tree looks to be about 8-10 feet tall?  While anything is possible, its a little suspicious to me.  I wont ask where it was from...

It also looked to be in no condition to hold any fruit.

True & its fairly small to hold fruits compare to a 3 gallon.

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That was Rob but the fruit was taken from the mother tree I believe and am pretty much sure of. These grafted trees are different animals.  It is an amazing tree, very healthy and vibrant. I will let mine fruit one time to prove if it stays or gets the ax. Do not need multiple years to tell if it has value!

I should have let my  15 gal Phoenix hold fruit this year to evaluate. Good thing i havent planted it in-ground. It may or may not improve flavor here in our dry California weather.

15 gal Phoenix???  It was just released about a year and a half ago, how big could it have been in a 15 gal pot in California?
This is what it looks like b4 it was sent to me last year.





https://ibb.co/bSf2UJ


(I was told i got the authentic phoenix unless something is cooking?)

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Me too, I did not think it would give me any doubt of it's worth, but it did. Now have to ride it out another year. If it sucks, the space will give me more room for another shaded structure for my figs, so I can't lose. lol

So far what are ur top 10 varieties this year?

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That was Rob but the fruit was taken from the mother tree I believe and am pretty much sure of. These grafted trees are different animals.  It is an amazing tree, very healthy and vibrant. I will let mine fruit one time to prove if it stays or gets the ax. Do not need multiple years to tell if it has value!

I should have let my  15 gal Phoenix hold fruit this year to evaluate. Good thing i havent planted it in-ground. It may or may not improve flavor here in our dry California weather.

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Thanks for info Rob. I sorta figured that may be the case but I was hoping there might be a chance. PC is a fast grower and HK seems so slow. Cotton Candy I had and dumped so am looking for something with a different flavor profile. Phoenix has shown poor quality so far in evaluations out here. All have been sour and off tasting. My friend Steve from Fruitscapes has said every one of them has sucked no matter how long they have ripened on the tree so not a good sign. Then he went on to say Gary said the same thing, that he is disappointed in the tree so does not sound promising.  So that tree more then likely will be pulled!  So I want another variety for my Peach Cobbler for that flavor profile is a bit much for a whole tree!  What about Nancy?  this is upright I believe since it is related to Sweet Tart and that is upright!  Nancy I loved, a great mango!

I thought someone posted last year that Phoenix variety is in the top tier category?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Site Outage
« on: July 17, 2018, 01:57:22 AM »
I hope sooner or later that someone can sell tff shirts, decals, keychains & etc as a part of a fundraiser for the forum.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Site Outage
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:42:22 PM »
Whatever the cost may be, im pretty sure most of us will contribute.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Malaysia Adventure
« on: July 14, 2018, 01:29:17 AM »
I had some golden, ndm, & maha & musang durian in Singapore.

They were absolutely delicious.

(On the side had some mangosteens,lychee & longans)






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OS is top tier.  Makes #5 on my list.
I have to go back & read all of your posts. However, i have no time to search it.

WHat are your top 5?

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How much did u get it for?

WHat variety, seems like a seedling?

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They are more of 1 gallon sizes.  ;D

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I use 100% dirt. They seem to thrive.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Searching for Grafted Abiu
« on: June 17, 2018, 02:24:28 AM »
Try flyingfoxfruits

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Yes

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet tart mango
« on: June 15, 2018, 04:33:53 PM »



Swertart

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One of my friends im Florida told me that the Dept of Agri are cutting down all Lychee trees in Lee County, Florida due to Aceria Litchu (lychee erinose mite) & Florida is in quarantined?

This was due to a guy who brought plants from China which were infested with the said mites. First citrus, now litchis. I hope they are able to control this problem or else, in a few years it will reach California &all over the Mainland US.

We Californians wont be seeing lychee's anytime soon on the nurseries unless thee existing. :(



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cainito fruit set photo in San Diego
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:42:17 PM »
How old is it?

U grew it from seed ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Subtropical abiu relatives?
« on: June 07, 2018, 02:47:24 PM »
Canistel growing impossibly fine in Northern California, Thanks for the report.
Why is it always about what doesn't grow in Northern California with you?
It's nice to see your growing a good looking Canistel ( cut fruit picture?.
You know how to grow things well in Orange County. 
You have no idea who is growing Canistel and how it's growing in Northern California, but I guess if it makes you feel good continue to harp on how nothing grows in Northern California and add it too the list.


I live in SoCal San fernando Valley, usually  10 degrees colder or hotter than LA.  &have killed 3 yellow canistels during the winter (considering infusing all the good stuffs)... unprotected while my lucuma is hardy on the winter..
 In my area, it is difficult to grow tiesa unless u protect it during the winter...

I was wondering if ur canistel is protected or has a better microclimate in your place?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jim Neitzel passing away
« on: June 05, 2018, 01:52:32 AM »
This is sad news.



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