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Only our pickering is starting to show some blooms and very few at that. Fairchild zero. Honey Kiss zero (but hopeful since later season), PPK zero, Cocunt cream zero.

Patience.

I am not the right person to be saying this considering a checked out my trees sometime twice a day looking for a sign.  Interesting thins is the Mallika and Keith that I hardly looked at now have most flowers on them.  The other trees clearly are showing sign with swollen buds, a rouge young graft that flowered etc.  It has been a strange year but it appears that things are beginning to flower so hang in there, you could be posting an update singing a different tune this time next week.

Yes still very early!!


Hereís some of the recently planted trees that are already flowering despite only being planted about a week before Thanksgiving-
(A lot of others have had swollen buds & just havenít emerged especially for lack of rain/water.)

  (Florigon grafted w/ Rapoza)

  (Venus grafted w/ Glenn)

  (Phoenix)

  (Carrie)

   (Hatcher)

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In order-

Best
ShweHintah
Guava
ButterCream
Venus
SweetTart
Kathy
Dot
Cac
Orange Essence


Others that would make my top 20 if I could only plant about 2 dozen trees-

Zinc, Zill 36-8(India), Coconut Cream, M4, Gary, Jehangar, Lemon Meringue, Pina Colada, Honey Kiss, & Fruit Punch.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Miracle Fruit for Sale?
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:11:28 AM »
I sell for local pick up whenever I have them available... waiting on another crop to fully mature at the moment

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« on: December 20, 2018, 02:21:23 PM »

Got a few more days (nights) in the 50s coming up.
Should be good news for the upcoming season.

BTW, I guess now is a good time to start spraying some sulfur. (and maybe copper)



Copper for rain, sulfur for the cold weather..

Iíve found OMRI approved copper, is there an organic sulfur spray that is known by you more experienced growers? (Perez mango has had issues setting fruit on the first bloom years prior, Iíve never started spraying with copper or sulfur but hear all the time about how much it helps with fruit set)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« on: December 20, 2018, 10:20:08 AM »
I haven't seen any flowers on my trees.
Other than the known early varieties anyone seeing anything?


Perez Mango usually starts flowering at the first sign of cold usually at the end of October every year.. Iím hoping this year will it will set an early crop

















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Mango trees arenít best suited for air layering. They need a tap root or they eventually die from lack there of from my understanding and thatís why mango trees are grafted rather than air layered.

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Local pick up/Meet   *All Brand New & Unopened*





Plant Doctor $25





KMag(SulPoMag) [0-0-22K, 11%Mag, 22%Sulfur] 50lbs $22

Citrus Nutritional Spray $5.  Or All Three (3) for $50

(Please P/M)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can I grow Navaho blackberries in zone 10b?
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:45:00 AM »
I want to know if I can grow Navaho blackberries or kiwi in zone 10b? Thanks, everybody!

Should grow fine. I grow Navaho & Von Blackberries with no issues. Just watch younger plants, I lost a Triple Crown variety during one of our recent brutal summers.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for a White Sapote
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:45:56 PM »
Looking for a White Sapote, anyone know someone or somewhere that sells them?

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Sweet potatoes are easy to grow  in South Florida ,but doing so with out bugs eating holes in them...seems difficult...

Iím growing several varieties with ease

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Dragon Fruit Cuttings for Sale
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:22:24 AM »
Wish I wouldíve seen this before everything sold out. & wish I wouldíve known youíre local too

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Photo of an M4 mango needed
« on: September 21, 2018, 12:55:24 PM »





(Sorry itís not the best, I probably shouldíve taken a photo of the whole fruit before I cut into it)

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I enjoyed Buttercream WAY more than M4. (Though Iím only going off of one tasting evaluation). Agree with SweetTart. & Fruit Punch is good... but Iíve found some more of the newer varieties that I enjoyed most this year like ButterCream, Him Sagar, & Guava.

What made u said that u rnjoyed buttercream more than m4?

Title of this post said ďFlavor BombsĒ & to me ButterCream fit that more than the M4.

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I enjoyed Buttercream WAY more than M4. (Though Iím only going off of one tasting evaluation). Agree with SweetTart. & Fruit Punch is good... but Iíve found some more of the newer varieties that I enjoyed most this year like ButterCream, Him Sagar, & Guava.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: August 02, 2018, 03:57:41 PM »




Sure tasted like Coconut & even before I cut into it, it smelled the kitchen up with the sweet smell of Coconut... watch out CC lol

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« on: August 01, 2018, 11:45:13 AM »
How do Kauai Sugarloaf & White Jade pineapples compare in flavor? Quite similar/slight differences?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« on: July 31, 2018, 02:47:22 PM »
When Ordering Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapple from Jude.... on the order page there is a spot you can leave a message before placing an order..... if you plan to grow from the crown you need to leave a note saying for them to not break the crowns cause you plan to grow them. when she goes out she will look for pineapples that are ripe and have smaller crowns on them so they will fit in the shipping box. they mite be a little bent but should still grow great


she does ship them in small boxes  to save on shipping cost i would guess

I meant to ask Jude to do this but thought it wouldíve arrived intact from the videos on YouTube of othersí previous orders. No biggie as Rob stated that theyíll still grow back, lesson learned.. though I agree with Mark, if Iím paying $60 for a single pineapple I would rather they twist the top off for both to easily fit rather than cut it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« on: July 29, 2018, 05:55:00 PM »






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« on: July 28, 2018, 02:45:17 PM »
You can always place an order with Jude and get a fruit and a top...

Did so recently as I purchased Kona Sugarloaf pineapple starts thinking they were the same as the Kauai Sugarloaf.
Man that pineapple was delicious 🤤




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 36-8 Mango
« on: July 22, 2018, 09:25:08 PM »
The coconut flavor was pretty pronounced.  My wife also immediately said coconut.  Also a mild indian flavor in the background and some sweet/tartness.   Seed is very large mono.

 Im no mango expert but this was one of the better ones I've tried.

This post is 100% spot on! & To be quite honest it blew the OS out of the water for a well rounded mango- (complex taste, shelf life, & size). Tried the OS a little over ripe in all fairness but even still 36-8 seems like itíll be more desirable in certain aspects.. I think itís a keeper, anyone know how resistant it is to diseases?

Zill 80 is parent, which is from Kent...probably not good.  What I have seen in past years was a short shelf life and dirty fruit.  Not sure how it would stand up in ciastal areas but I have my doubts...

Again , its not released so the anticipation of planting one should be shelved for now.

Thank You. Iím not even thinking about it since itís not released.. if anything Iíll pick up a Coconut Cream & eat with another resinous mango like Kathy next season (worst come to worst haha). I did like the resinous flavor on this & Fruit Cocktail with 36-8 being my choice out of the samples I tried

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 36-8 Mango
« on: July 22, 2018, 08:48:08 PM »
The coconut flavor was pretty pronounced.  My wife also immediately said coconut.  Also a mild indian flavor in the background and some sweet/tartness.   Seed is very large mono.

 Im no mango expert but this was one of the better ones I've tried.

This post is 100% spot on! & To be quite honest it blew the OS out of the water for a well rounded mango- (complex taste, shelf life, & size). Tried the OS a little over ripe in all fairness but even still 36-8 seems like itíll be more desirable in certain aspects.. I think itís a keeper, anyone know how resistant it is to diseases?

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Waren, I called Zills (nursery, not fruit stand) and they have boat load of these for sale to evaluate at $2/lb.

To be quite honest, When I found out they were $2/lb I almost soiled myself in front of everyone in the office 🤣 Also in my excitement over OS I skipped out on Juliette they also had for sale (and even forgot to mention it on varieties they had lol)

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Thanks for the video. has anyone else tried this?

the one I had was not watery, not sure why anyone would say "watery" to a mango, it should be called Juicy, no?

Iíve had mangos that were watery and washed out in flavor this season & this was not one. As for 36-8, the flavor is awesome!! Super sweet (almost coconut/pineapple like taste like a Coconut Cream) with an incredible resinous aftertaste (that reminds me of Rosa mango). Great flavor combinations! & it was very juicy!!! Hereís the beauty I just enjoyed-












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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).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 14, 2018, 12:01:31 PM »
anyone had a chance to record?

4real!? Did anyone record last nightís lecture?

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