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Puck. No wonder my "Langra" in 9B flowered so early being barely 2ft tall. It's a frickin Julie. I too bought from Guavaking on ebay. I have a Langra inground since 2014 from Zill (Fairchild extras 2013-2014) at 10B that I got fruit from already. I thought the leaves looked the same. ......Crap.

I see that my area is expecting 30s for a low on Wednesday. Yikes. Gonna cover up what remaining my recovering banana and coconut trees. I cant lose these.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Taiwan Gold - A big time mango
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:42:07 PM »
Looks like Tong bi con I got from Excalibur.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: starch mango
« on: January 10, 2018, 06:14:46 PM »
I have a seedling (poly, two sprouts) about 1 ft tall so who knows what that would be. Don't have a top 5, but my top 3 would be Julie, Starch, and 3rd Calabash. Mind you, I have not even heard of Ice Cream and Graham until migrating to the US :P.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: January 10, 2018, 04:58:44 PM »
Whats a good spacing for mulberries (Tice, Giant, Pakistani, etc) ? I want them to be productive. 10 ft? Right now my Pakistani has fruit on it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: starch mango
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:07:30 AM »
Forgot to mention, if you love the "chaulky" mouthfeel character that some ripe mangoes have, Starch mango has it while being juicy and sweet without being dry. Delicious. Produces in clusters. I'd estimate brix to be around 24-26%

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: starch mango
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:08:39 PM »
Creamy, rich, very sweet, yellow flesh, lots of fiber (not a bad thing), about the size of a retired tennis ball but not round so it fits in the hand. Very susceptible to sap burn and anthrac on the tree and when picked ripe. Shelf life is short (3-5days). Very productive. Vigorous upright grower. Gets mango seed borer insects allot. This is from observing it in Trinidad.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cleanup after the freeze in Orlando area
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:00:55 PM »
We have another cold front coming in on Sunday (I believe) where my area will hit the mid 40s. Since you're north of me, it might get cooler in your area. My train of thought is that these dead/damaged limbs will protect whats alive if anything. I'd wait after this last cold front come in. I know its unsightly. My banana core where new leaves emerge is green so there is hope it will continue where it left off. Some of my mango trees leaves looked like tanned colored poinsettias. Leave em untouched. When warmer weather comes you'll see whats alive with new growth and can remove from there.

Did a walk through the property today. My mango trees are young and new planted from 3gal to 25gal. Some burn was evident. Julie, East Indian, Ice Cream has some bad burn but still green stems.  ZIC's 5inch inflorence are droopy so potential crop loss there. 1gal Coconuts took a hit. Crispy brown but the cores are still green so we'll see. The bananas will survive. Jabo looked normal. Grumichama, Jamacian Cherry, Pitomba.....normal. The next few days will reveal the true damage. Thinking about tall hedges and multiple burn bins.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your favorite tropical cherry?
« on: January 04, 2018, 05:32:07 PM »
Grumichima. Sweeter but smaller and a short crop season. Barbados Cherry can really produce. Better pulp to seed ratio but not as sweet as Grumichima. Get em both.

Wanted to add that my two in ground peanut butter trees did well so far.  I have a pond on the front about 1/2 an acre. My neighbour to the left has a 1.5 acre pond in the back, and to the right, that neighbours has about 4 acres of wetlands.

Lake Placid in Highlands county. We has a little frost about 2-3 weeks ago. Only some discoloration on my young sapodilla leaves. This morning however, my Raja Puri banana pup (3ft tall) looks like a goner. Young coconuts (1gal) not looking too good either. Fronds are brown-er. Seeing some frost damage on some of the lower mango tree leaves. Jackfruit trees not looking to bad neither. I didn't bother to venture too deep into my yard to fully assess the damage as I didnt want to lose too much sleep over it. After the next 2-3 more nights of this very cold weather then I'll fully assess. Brought in all of my seedlings and cold sensitive plants yesterday. Thank God I did. Mulberries did well.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Juicing Mangos
« on: December 31, 2017, 01:16:12 PM »
Ewis or Esis (tasted it at Excalibur nursery about 2-3yrs ago). I thought it was a nice, big, sweet juicy mango. Worth a spot in the yard imo.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What’s bloomin?
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:23:41 PM »
A bunch of my young newly planted trees in 9B are flowering. Orange Essence, Phoenix, Himsagar, Buxton Spice, ZIC, Dwarf Hawaiian etc. Even a Coconut Cream. In 10B Ice Cream is enroute for another spectacular bloom and equally disappointing fruit set. Both Julies are blooming too. Dot was the first to flower with fruit set already.

I enjoy them cause it's something I grew up eating not only as a fruit, but in preserves and West Indian/ Caribbean dishes as well. Granted, its not the sweetest fruit but its very productive. See if you can grow to like it. If not then you can get rid of it (compost or "you dig you keep" charity).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carambola
« on: December 20, 2017, 05:59:35 AM »
I'm growing all but Possum Gold, Fwang Tung, and that one chance seedling near a Chinese restaurant that was being promoted whose cv name I forget a.t.m. .
In any case, Bell is the sweetest I've tasted- even green. 

The mass below (the root ball) should exceed the mass on top (leaves and branches). Depending on the initial size of the tree, you will have to prune its current structure so think about what branching you'd like at it's new location. When possible, I like to allow the new uprooted tree to acclimate in an appropriately sized container in the shade for at least 1-2 months. Then partial shade for a similair time then in ground there after. Full sun or windy conditions or both can really dehydrate a plant already in shock thus not being able to recover. Transfer to pot asap and water water water.

looking to buy 2-4 plants. South Florida or central florida region.

pm me.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wtb Yellow Grumichima plant/tree.
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:08:33 PM »
Looking for yellow grumichima plant/ tree to buy. 3gal and up.

Not seedlings from yellow fruit as they can revert back to black fruit. pm me

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango blooming now.
« on: December 05, 2017, 08:28:35 AM »
Dot in Pembroke Pines. Langra and Julie in central fl.

aka manzanitas (little apples).

in the south florida or central florida region. pm me directly.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya prices skyrocketing
« on: December 03, 2017, 01:45:30 PM »
Bravo in Coral Spring had em for 5.99/lb. They looked mighty green. I didnt buy any.

There is a lemon drop tree in North Broward that I had the pleasure of sampling/ picking fruit from by a generous forum member some 2 yrs ago. It was about 6ft tall and healthy.

Thank you for the report. Jabos are in my top five fav fruits. (#3 or #4 on my list)

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