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A lot of the "Cherry type" fruit requires a lot of water to make them flower even when large bushes for me in S. Fl. Jaboticaba is especially water hungry and must be watered frequently for blooms... Cherry of the Rio Grande is close behind in my yard for needing water to get blooms... Thus my pleasure with them has dropped.

Black or White mulberry has required none to almost no additional watering in my yard once the trees/bushes are a large size and both are preferred by me as my sweetness of choice prior to mango season...  :P
(The everbearing mulberry was dinky and pathetic in my yard & I ran over it with the lawn mower to end it's lousy existence of puny fruit in my yard)

I see you already have 3 mulberry on the list....

You could also try Rose Apple as some years I have gotten a good quantity..... But most all years the fungus hits the new growth in the spring moving to the fruit and destroying the crop unless a lot lot lot of fungicide is used.... Much more fungus prone than any of my mangos.... So, a large tree with a lot of fungus this year and a few fruit. It can go on like this with very little care if you can ignore the ugly brown leaves (so keep it in the back unless you want to spray fungicides a lot)  ... But it is a very hardy plant requiring no water where I live now that it is larger.... (also the fungus does not affect the older limbs to any noticeable degree). The Rose Apples in the picture have a slightly sweet rose water taste and are fun to open the center around the seed and crunch the outer fruit shell.

Dead leaves are covering the ground under the tree......A few survive without fungicide but pics show the fungus growth on new growth areas:::



Thanks for Info that is a reason i ask so i can get advice to go to markets and try it to see how it taste and something i would like to grow

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Atemoya, rollinia, custard apple, green sapote, mamey, abiu, white sapote, tamarind, kwai muk, rain forest plum, grumichama, mamey apple, persimmon, achachairu, madruno, lemon drop mangosteen, caimito
Thanks will have to try in person to ensure i get something my family will like

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Longan, Jaboticaba, Miracle fruit in a pot, Carambola, Barbados Cherry to name a few.
I didnt like Barbados Cherry and i took out,
Carambola I have which is what i called Star fruit
Miracle fruit i been wanting to try
Jaboticaba also wanting to try before planting

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What else is a good grower in S Florida
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:09:13 PM »
What I have now.

Bombay Mango
Dunkin Mango
Emperior Lychee
Super Haas Avocado
Cotton Candy Mango
Star Fruit
Mahachanok Mango
Cinnamon
Glenn Mango
Fruit punch Mango
Sapodilla alano
Sugar Apple
Macadamia
Peach Cobbler
Beverly Mango
Passion fruit Yellow
Passion fruit Grandular
*Tricia Dragonfruit
Haileys Comet Dragonfruit
*Frankies Red Dragonfruit
*Lisa Dragonfruit
*Country Road Dragonfruit
*Orejona Dragonfruit
*Mr Woo Dragonfruit
*Ocamponis Dragonfruit
*Florida Sunset Dragonfruit
*Condor Dragonfruit
*Red Jiana Dragonfruit
*Nicaraguan Red Dragonfruit
*San Ignacio Dragonfruit
*El Grullo Dragonfruit
*S8 Sugar Dragonfruit
*Armando Dragonfruit
*Voo Doo Child Dragonfruit
Perviun White Dragonfruit
Roja Valdivia Dragonfruit
Hawaiian Pink Dragonfruit
Spineless Yellow "Desert King" Dragonfruit
Seoul Kitchen Dragonfruit
Phoenix Red Dragonfruit
Hawaiian Orange Dragonfruit
Hawaiian Purple Dragonfruit
Hawaiian Red Dragonfruit
Maria Rosa Dragonfruit
Santa Barbara Dragonfruit
Texas Holdem Dragonfruit
Asunta 2 Dragonfruit
Asunta 3 Dragonfruit
*Asunta Dragonfruit
*American Beauty Dragonfruit
*Ax Hybrid Dragonfruit
*Vietnamese White Dragonfruit
*Kathie Dragonfruit
*Selenicereus megalanthus (Yellow) Dragonfruit
*Hylocereus Sp (Yellow) Dragonfruit
*Giant Hawaiian Gold Dragon-17486 Dragonfruit
Vietnam Banana
Pineapple
Mulberry 2X year huge tree
King white Shahtoot Mulberry
Red Pakistan Long Mulberry
RDR Jackfruit
Stevia
Strawberry Tree
Eggplant
*Zamarano Dragonfruit
*viet jana Dragonfruit
Jamaica red banana
Australian Mulberry
Roman Salad
Broccoli
Vanilla Bean Orchid
Oregano
Rosemary
Thyme
Red Robin Hybrid Cherry Tomato
English Thyme
Sage
Cucumber
Primadona Blueberry
Strawberry plant
Coffee Plant



Loxahatchee, FL

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Got it on West Coast and they were good size cuttings and use black kow and get roots in a week

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: April 01, 2018, 09:41:17 AM »
Im now trying to put cuttings in AeroGarden

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S8 Sugar is in South florida already

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: March 31, 2018, 01:39:14 PM »
South Florida people:
I emailed Linda Nickerson hoping to purchase a cutting or two of her s-8. She informed me that she ships only in large flat rate boxes ($25) plus $8 for a large cutting. Seems like it makes sense to order 10-20 cuttings if I go in with a few forum members.

If you are interested, check the buy and sell forum or PM me directly.
Keith
Sorry already have a S8 in  S FL

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: March 30, 2018, 09:37:36 PM »
My FloridaSunset and Condor are blooming already





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Dragon Fruit variety
« on: March 30, 2018, 07:14:51 PM »
When i Dug up a very established Dragonfruit, the roots where no deeper then 6 inchs but went as far as 6ft out

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: March 30, 2018, 02:47:50 PM »





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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: March 25, 2018, 07:36:19 AM »
I got leaves and fruit but just checked and has no roots?

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Just remember 10 ft in order to get flowers, and hand pollinate

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frankies Red Dragon Fruit
« on: March 10, 2018, 04:22:31 AM »
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=26440.0
But God luck with yellow or Frankies red, one place that does have 2 different kinds of yellow is Top Tropicals, and Frankies Red is still to rare

Frankies Red is going to be hard maybe you get lucky in end of season.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frankies Red Dragon Fruit
« on: March 10, 2018, 04:19:46 AM »
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=26440.0
But God luck with yellow or Frankies red, one place that does have 2 different kinds of yellow is Top Tropicals, and Frankies Red is still to rare

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It Survived Hurricane Irma





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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: February 22, 2018, 04:55:14 PM »
My Mulberry is on N side and full sun. Florida

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Frost of the year
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:00:49 PM »
Frost damage usually raises its ugly head in days/weeks to follow, some results are immediately the day following to 3 days, some struggle to hang on and die in 2-3 weeks. again, keep roots warm, you can lose limbs but save roots and bottom few feet and plant will grow back up.
100 agree most will show up within the next week or 2

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: February 21, 2018, 02:09:51 PM »
Mulberry Cutting and Mulberry Tree











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Is there a good website on how to build these structures? I know there must be lots of variations on the theme.
If you find one let me know

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Frost of the year
« on: February 21, 2018, 11:00:45 AM »
Hopefully mattslandscape or others dont lose Asunta from the freeze

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Frost of the year
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:54:09 AM »
Weather In Florida is doing great for the Dragonfruit now, already alot of new growth
https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USFL0512:1:US

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http://www.excaliburfruittrees.com/fruits.html
They are located in Lake Worth so not that far from Miami

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:18:50 PM »
I like the concrete supports, and thought about making my own but decided instead to try making them out of ABS pipe. Wood only lasts 4-5 years in my yard before rotting out or getting eaten by termites so that was out. I drew up a few designs, and settled on this one - 4" ABS main support with 1 1/2" top supports. In order for it to handle the weight (eventually) I cross drilled the top with a 1 1/2" conduit hole cutter and trimmed down a PVC cross to fit. Everything glued together perfectly and appears quite strong. I wrapped the main post in four wraps of burlap using self tapping screws. I'll be wrapping the top supports also to protect it from UV damage.
I got these cuttings from Simon a year and a half ago, and they have barely grown since - they really did not like the shaded sandy location they were in and needed a move. Time will tell and we shall see...




Wasnt as creative as you but i tried before knowing anything about how setup was, survived hurricane Irma though

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:17:10 PM »
My Setup


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