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I have a small one as well that is doing fine so far. I'm on top of the Everglades, so I'm also getting showers every afternoon. Where my tree is located the soil gets very saturated since it's near where the pool overflows.

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Thanks a lot guys!! Great comments!! Hopefully it'll heal nicely.

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Can someone please shed a light on what's going on with this little Pickering Tree? It looks healthy until you see that part of the bark is gone —everything is dry, no gummosis or something of that nature. Have you experienced the same issue? should I keep it or get rid of it now that it's just a little over 2' tall?

Thanks for your input!!





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 5 best dwarf mango tree/fruit
« on: July 11, 2018, 01:02:52 PM »
Hard to beat Pickering.  Recently got a custom select box from Alex (Tropical Acres) and his Pickering confirmed how much I like this small, productive tree and its great fruit.

I totally agree. The tree itself is a winner. I have one located on the north side of the house where it gets flooded with torrential summer rains and very shady in the winter time and where hurricane Irma did more damage to my property last year by knocking down a full ficus hedge, part of a clusia hedge, a guava tree and a Fruit Punch mango tree —the Pickering was still standing up with a few broken branches. This year it set 18 delicious mangos (not washed out at all) with practically no new growth. For me, it's the most wet feet and shade resistant mango tree I have seen. Mine is still 4' x 4' after 3 years in the ground –I'm hoping it will flush some new growth soon, so it'll get more light this winter.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango identification (Rapoza???)
« on: July 10, 2018, 12:45:41 AM »
OP’s fruit might be a Manzanillo.

You're right, it's a Manzanillo. A new flush is showing brownish young leaves —they quickly turn to light green, but yes, they start with that brown-reddish color. I'll probably keep the tree since it seems to be a great producer and decease resistant. The fruits have the classic Florida flavor but more spicy and hints of other flavors that I cannot describe. It also has very little fiber and a small seed.

Thank you guys!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango identification (Rapoza???)
« on: July 09, 2018, 12:43:56 AM »
Definitely not a Rapoza  :(

I was reading about the Manzanillo variety and it says that "Young leaves are brown-reddish in color" but the young leaves of my tree are light green. The tree is not a vigorous grower at all and the leaves are on the small side.

Great  >:( I now have a mango tree without a name  :o

Any input will be greatly appreciated

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango identification (Rapoza???)
« on: July 08, 2018, 03:14:12 PM »
Hello everyone, I just ate the first "Rapoza" mango off my tree. The fruit was delicious, spicy, juicy and I was able to detect some citrus flavor as described by TopTropicals (where I bought my tree from) However, it wasn't completely fiberless —the fibers were not enough to bother my daughter or myself though. Now, I'm curious to know whether I have a real Rapoza or something else since Rapozas are supposed to be fiberless. The tree's characteristics seem to jive with those of a Rapoza tree like random blooming throughout the year, over 20 mangoes on a 6'x6' tree, very decease resistant and even got some gummosis due to cooper deficiency last year.

This is the link to TT:
https://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find=mangifera%20raposa.



These are the pictures of the mangoes I just picked off the tree ( The tree still has some green ones )










Thanks!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to pick Mallika mango?
« on: July 02, 2018, 12:28:16 AM »
I just tasted one of them for the first time and it was beyond my expectation. Wow, what a great mango, is all I can say. It's very juicy, but has a compact, fiber-less flesh. It's very sweet, but has a complex spectrum of flavors that I cannot describe since I'm not a mango expert.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Identification?
« on: July 01, 2018, 11:04:52 AM »
I agree that it could also be a Carrie. I do also have a Carrie tree and the flushes and fruits look similar, except that my carries don't get as yellow as my glenns.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Identification?
« on: June 30, 2018, 11:14:36 PM »
The tree and the fruits look a lot like my Glenn. If they taste peachy, then it's definitely a Glenn.

Here is my Glenn:


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to pick Mallika mango?
« on: June 30, 2018, 11:02:46 PM »
I recently picked all mine. They're larger than what I thought (see pics) and definitely mature green. This is the first year that my tree set fruits, so I only have a few of them and I don't want the squirrels to eat them. Next year I'll let some of them ripen on the tree to compare the flavor. Can you post some pictures of yours?





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anthracnose on my Mangos?
« on: June 29, 2018, 05:47:47 PM »
You're definitely doing something wrong —perhaps too much nitrogen and/or not providing your plants with essential micro-elements. I have received a lot of water here as well and I also have sprinklers, but my trees are very healthy and my mangos have no signs of anthracnose. Take a look at my pickerings and mallikas.








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango thief captured
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:08:21 PM »
Two days later and I haven't lost another mango. Before the squirrel got captured and relocated, I was losing one per day.





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango thief captured
« on: June 26, 2018, 12:44:38 AM »
I relocated the squirrel a few miles away —across I-75. Let's see tomorrow what happens.

Now, take a look at the marks left on a Mallika mango, do they look like a raccoon's teeth to you?



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango thief captured
« on: June 25, 2018, 07:19:11 PM »
I haven't seen a raccoon around my house in a long time. Years ago there was a couple hanging around but I believe animal control eliminated them. The reason why I believe it was the squirrel is because the mangoes were getting eaten right under the tree and at around noon time (raccoons are nocturnal animals.)  Let's see what happens next...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango thief captured
« on: June 25, 2018, 05:18:25 PM »
Here is the one that was eating my Rapoza mangoes before I had the chance to try them for the first time. I used a half eaten mango to lure him into the trap and it worked. Now, it's BBQ time my friends.





The critter tried my Mallika mangoes first, but apparently the Mallikas were too hard, so it switched to the Rapoza tree. Now, since I'm already here, can someone please tell me whether it's time to pick my Mallikas 'cause they all look mature green to me. I have a Mallika ( see picture below next to a Pickering) that the prisoner knocked down but didn't touch, which is approx 6 inches long and has started to turn yellow.






The ones on the tree are even larger (7 inches long) as shown in the picture below (keep in mind that I don't have small hands)





Thanks a lot for your input!!

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"but I still want to eat some before the squirrels eat them all"

This year I started using cayenne pepper & petroleum jelly and coating the trunk of the trees with the mix. So far, I have even found a couple of Pickering mangoes laying untouched on the ground and the squirrels are nowhere to be found.

Talking about the Pickering, I have also had the same experience with all the rain we have received or continue receiving here in Broward where the mangoes are turning very yellow and either dropping from tree or getting detached by just holding them in my hand. The flavor is not what I experienced last year —the coconut flavor is barely noticeable.

Here is one of them still waiting to be devour:


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frist Mangos
« on: May 31, 2018, 05:31:02 PM »
no offence to pest lovers

Which type of pest lovers?

These?


Or these?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone recognize this mango?
« on: May 30, 2018, 08:29:05 AM »
Definitely Julie  :o

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I agree with pineislander, your tree shows some signs of iron chlorosis and that could be one of the reasons why it's dropping so many fruits.

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Sometimes I touch my mangoes with my greasy hands after eating chicharrones de puerco (pork's skin) at the Palacio de los jugos in Hialeah and I can tell you that there is nothing better than a greasy mango skin.  :P

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Enhh? What do you mean?


Just saw this:

Hawaii
Breaking NATIONAL GUARD JUST ORDERED A MASSIVE EVAC

BREAKING ON FOX NEWS

Evacuation affects about 1000 people on the island

This is not yet on place, authorities are on preparations to it due the danger of ashes, stronger explosive eruptions and big quantities of gas in the air.
This is all totally false. Fox News is the KING of fake news!





Hmm, the fake news only seem to be happening on this site – interesting.

What I mean is that when I google the following "news" posted by a member on this forum [Evacuation affects about 1000 people on the island] I only get this site as the only site that has ever published such statement. anyway, I'm happy to be in Florida with my lovely hurricanes and my prayers are with those in Hawaii.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya questions
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:51:10 PM »
Ive got 3 solo plants started in 5 gal pots from seeds out of grocery store fruit. I have a few questions to make sure they do ok after moving to the ground.

1.) Do I need all 3?  I really only want to grow one but know they may need a male and female to produce?  Should I plant 1, 2, or 3?

2.) Spacing of the plants?  10ft?  They are going on a hillside in fullsun, I expect them to get big.

3.) Ammending?  Cow manure, chicken manure ok?  Top dress with mulch, what else?

4.) Wind, its windy here.  Not much I can do about it.  Can give them a little shelter but they will be getting some wind.  Is it a deal breaker?



You can wait until your seedlings start blooming, so you can identify which type of flowers they produce (male, female or hermaphrodite) and if you're in luck, you'll have a hermaphrodite to put in the ground. I do have two females that get pollinated by hummingbirds, so I guess they (the hummers) are finding male trees somewhere in my neighborhood where papaya trees are in abundance. If you get male and female and don't know of anyone growing papayas nearby then plant them both.

Papaya trees don't need much space since they don't branch, they just keep on growing up and their leaves and fruits start to get smaller after they have reached a certain height, which is in indicator that the tree needs to be replaced. I would say that 4 to 5 feet of distance between them is enough.

Papaya trees are always hungry here in South Florida. They take whatever you throw at them, but I prefer to feed them with organic fertilizers for the best raw taste. They love cow manure, chicken manure, horse manure and other organic fertilizers like Espoma tree-tone.

Wind? Does it get more windy than hurricane's winds where you're at? I...don't think so.  My tree not only survived hurricane Irma's winds last year with minimal damage, but not a single fruit fell from the tree — I was amazingly surprised.

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Just saw this:

Hawaii
Breaking NATIONAL GUARD JUST ORDERED A MASSIVE EVAC

BREAKING ON FOX NEWS

Evacuation affects about 1000 people on the island

This is not yet on place, authorities are on preparations to it due the danger of ashes, stronger explosive eruptions and big quantities of gas in the air.
This is all totally false. Fox News is the KING of fake news!





Hmm, the fake news only seem to be happening on this site – interesting.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone recognize this mango?
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:09:48 PM »
I also ordered one of those trees from eBay seller "Rustikos" last summer. The tree flushed once, went dormant for the winter and it's still dormant  ??? - it looks healthy, but extremely slow grower for me.

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