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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Field of trees
« on: Today at 09:02:00 AM »
Nice. Looks like you got some more stuff since the last time I was there :D.

Its been in the ground for the past 9-10 months. It flowered 2x since the start of spring but did not set. Then with the afternoon showers, the leaves started the wilt.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry and Lychee recommendations.
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:36:25 PM »
Tice is my fav. Can be very sweet with a sharp tart to it. Delicious. I'm also starting to appreciate Everbearing mulberry as well.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / can the peanut butter tree take wet feet?
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:33:54 PM »
Anyone knows or has experience? It was doing fine for about 9 months then with the daily summer afternoon showers the past 2-3 weeks, it started to decline. Have a Geffner that did the same thing. Leaves looked wilted.

$50?!? Peanuts :P. I'd love to participate in this.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ice cream mango
« on: July 14, 2018, 03:56:59 PM »
I'm a huge fan of it. Very delicious fruit that can get fairly big with a flan like textured flesh. Extremely sweet with strong piney taste and sweet smelling piney sap. Seems like a alternate year bearer (mabye every 2 years) and can set a 2nd crop from it's second bloom. Moderate vigor with a natural branching habit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut palms in Sarasota, FL
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:56:16 AM »
Yup, Coastal areas by Sarasota all the way up to St Petersburg even by Clearwater have Cocos. Not inland. On the East Merrit Island is about as far North. Nothing in Central INLAND Fl.

Not true. Driving on US27 (North of SR 70) before reaching Lake Placid, there is a Inn near a small lake with 7-8  40-50ft tall coconut palms. 10-12ft Coconut palms can also be see scattered in the Lake Placid Area. I have yet to see one in Sebring.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 08, 2018, 05:18:39 AM »
Finally. One on a day I'm not working. I'll be at the Monday one in Davie.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's Ripening in Zone 9B
« on: June 29, 2018, 11:53:20 AM »
Nice to see another 9B fruit grower- especially for mangoes. Manzanitas (strawberry cherry tree) and Barbados cherries have been ripening daily in my area by the handfuls. Tice, Everbearing,  and Australian mulberries I've been enjoying every other day as well. My mangoes are holding fruit (Maha, San Felipe, himsagar, and Ice cream are holding fruit but they are young.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: This year’s Malika Mangos
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:44:55 PM »
Mango cultivars can have off-seasons. Growing conditions, climate, macro/ micro nutrients etc etc. One year they perform/taste mediocre. The following year(s) they are spectacular. Some mango cvs can "perform" more consistent than others. Ice cream mango, as an example, this years for me has been the best ever (6 years). Decent production (uncharateristic) and top quality tasting. Brix in the 23s.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangoes purchased from neighbors
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:34:05 PM »
Dosent look like Haden to me either. I've been enjoying some random seedlings mangoes picked in the Coral Gables area that my co-worker has been giving me. Thought very fibrous, they have been very sweet with that classic mango flavor- and seemingly bullet proof to anthrac spots. Sad to say even killing some bland Pickerings I've been having from my pampered tree in Broward this season. I wish there was a way to have a Mango Seedling competition.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Mangos of 2018
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:41:19 AM »
First mangoes of the season. Had 4 Julies. Severely undersized. Enjoyable but still sub par for Julie. Mean brix was in the 17s. Just had an Ice Cream mango (most production I've seen since owning this tree). Custard like yellow flesh that was sweeet. Delicious mango. Brix was 19. Maha and Pickering to come.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: June 10, 2018, 09:31:27 PM »
Just had my first taste of "Australian" mulberry. The tree is barely 3ft tall and was dormant until the last maybe 6-7 weeks. Looking at google images they are similarly shaped  and ripe colored like "White Shahtoot". They were delicious. Very sweet and delicate with a hint of melon/cantaloupe. Got it from TopTropicals so who knows what it really is.

Thanks for posting pics. Nice looking green house btw :).  Neither tree leaves looking like Maha. I have some Maha seedlings with leaves similar to the ones for the TopTropical tree. Thats a really bummer though. To pay so much for those tress and its not what it claimed to be. I bought a "Heidi" and "Mesk" (reluctantly) from TopTropicals early this year cause I could not find them anywhere else. Who knows what they'll be in 3-4 years (I would) :(.

Do you have pictures of both trees' leaves? I'd be interested in seeing them. Maha has very distinct leaves.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Barrets tree nursery Venus FL
« on: May 29, 2018, 06:52:14 PM »
I've drove past there numerous times and haven't seen a roadside ad for that place.

Thats very disappointing. I could see some similarities with the longer one to Maha but I never had a Maha with a valley down the middle. Mabye budwood was sourced from a Maha seedling (monoembryonic). How did they taste?

For Maha, I like to pick em as soon as I see a break of yellow on the skin (sometimes seen first at the base of the mango). They counter ripen just fine i.m.e. The same for Imam Pasand as well.

Rosigold sometimes has that protuberance growth near the stem of the fruit. I've seen pics of some Cali cvs. that has that as well. Sorry to hear TT's label wasn't accurate. Fruit looks pretty though. Reminds me of PSM (Pim Sane Mun) mango- a favorite of mines among the asian cvs.

I decided to go to the Sale on the fly from Broward County on way to central Fl. Seemed like they had more patrons buying trees this year than last years one. Got Siamese, Cambodina, Amarapali, and Graham mango trees. Time will tell if these are true. Saw 3 Fiji Dwarf coconut trees for sale (~2ft tall)....snagged one just in case and in the event it was true.  Saw Adam (FlyingFox) and got some stuff from him as well. Got a Blue Java from GoingBananas as well. Will definitely go again next year God willing. Spent about $500.

Like the tittle says, I want something that can take the rare freeze with a fast growth rate. I plan on the occasional trimming (8-9ft) with a spread no more than 10ft wide. Was looking at neem but read that it can't take anything less that 30 o F. Murraya koenigii (curry tree) is a fast grower (I see some in Broward neighbourhoods) and the trimming can be used as mulch. Podocarpus was on the list but it seems like a slow grower for my needs. Recommendations welcomed. Bamboo is expensive :D. Looking to run a 200ft length for the windbreak.

Nice recommendations. There is a group of 4 deers that easily hop my 5ft property barb fence every night and defoliate a few of my newly planted mango  and ornamental trees before the frost. Individually protecting the young trees is expensive when it comes to 100+ trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 02, 2018, 01:27:49 PM »
Really nit picking here but needs direct sunlight to get pretty looking fruit (color/blush). Also, imo, needs 10-12ft space to grow. Though slowish growing, internodes are long. Otherwise...a solid mango cv.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best of the New Zill Mangos
« on: March 01, 2018, 10:05:08 AM »
Was "Amy" ever released? I enjoyed it when I had it some 2-3yrs ago.

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