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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya ID
« on: November 27, 2018, 09:22:27 PM »
Hello Everyone,

     So I was given a pair of cherimoya fruit by my uncle who has a huge tree.
This will be my first taste of this fruit which I hear so much about so Iím very excited to finally try it.
I was wondering if anyone can help in identifying the variety as he doesnít know which it is.
I know that it might be a bit difficult to ID from a picture but I thought Iíd try.
If I like it,  I would like to plant the seeds.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Here are a few pictures

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Kesar Mangos
« on: July 20, 2018, 05:44:28 PM »
Stopped by Pioneer ash and Carry today hoping to buy some India variety Mangos.
Unfortunately At this time,  they only had green mangos which a worker said from Mexico...nice lrg mangos... sold individually and Lrg Kent Mangos 6 to a box.  The price was not listed so I passed on them and purchased several green mangos.
Still wanting to get some India variety mangos,  I decided to stop at Surati Cash and Carry diagonally across the street from Pioneer cash and carry.  They too only had the Kent Mangos from Mexico for $5.99 but speaking to the owner, he informed me that he was receiving a shipment of Kesar mangos later today around 4pm. He said he was only receiving 20 boxes and that they would go fast so wanted to share the info for all you India mango aficionados.

Citrus General Discussion / Mexican lemon tree Advice
« on: July 19, 2018, 07:07:35 PM »
I need some help....advice on what I might need to do to get my Mexican Lemon tree to grow leaves.
The tree is still growing.... slowly that is but it doesnít seem to grow any leaves on the lower branches.
I hate seeing it like this.  Is there anything I can do or nutrients I can give it to help it grow more leaves?
Here are a few pictures...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rabbit or Squirrel or Skunk
« on: June 17, 2018, 03:57:56 PM »
Came home today from a family getaway to find 3 mango seedlings that had just started to grow half eaten.   A couple of other mango seedlings that are a little bigger had the leaves eaten.
Also a couple of grafts that I did had been gnawed on.
So Iím curious as to what animal did this? 
I know that there is a rabbit that has been hanging around eating the green grass, as well as a ground squirrel that has been running around during the day.
At night I have seen a skunk searching for food.
Iíd like to get rid of the one thatís doing the damage but not sure which one it is.
Has anyone had this happen and know who the culprit is?  Which one of these 3 animals eats mango leaves and would try to eat a scion?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango ID help
« on: June 01, 2018, 04:18:27 PM »
I was wondering if someone can help in IDíing his mango.
It was given to me buy a friend.  She informed me that it came from a tree grown from seed.  The mango came from Mexico and that it is called: mango barranca in Mexico.
I asked her if it was another known Mexican mango they call corriente and she said that it wasnít.
I then told her that it looks like Manila or Ataulfo.  She said it was neither.
The taste was a mellow taste.  Not to sweet and had no tartness to it.  Kind if fibrous.
And it was a small mango.  The seed was almost as big as the mango.
Here are a pair of pictures of the mango, and several of the poly embryonic seed...
As you can see from pictures 5 and 12,  the seed is small,  ids say 2Ē

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Soil for Mango trees
« on: May 31, 2018, 01:11:50 AM »
In Covina, where I live,  the soil is not all that great.
I am thinking of amending a mixture of soil for my Mango trees.
I am going to add:
Fish Bone meal
High phosphorus Bat Guano
Blood meal
Oyster shell
Kelp meal
Epsom salt
Dolomite Lime
Powdered Humic Acid
Worm castings
High Quality Potting soil with mycorrhizae
Peat moss
I have made a mixture similar to this for my citrus trees and it really helped them grow strong.
One question I have is will this soil be to hot for mango trees?
Your thoughts and advice are appreciated

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sweet Tart Budwood Graft
« on: April 21, 2018, 12:28:52 AM »
Just wanted to share a new Sweet Tart veneer and cleft graft.
Thank you Behlgarden for the beautiful budwood, your help and advise.  Thank you also for sharing your beautiful garden.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Type of Mango Seed
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:41:52 AM »

I was wondering if anyone can help me in identifying these seeds.
The first picture.  Seed came fro a mango that was give to me.  They didnít know the type.  To me it looked like a Haden or Tommy Adkins... maybe a Glen.  The taste was sweet,  with a hint of peach flavor.
Not sure which it would be.  It just looked like one of those varieties to me.  Could be wrong.

The second seed picture.  This mango was also given to me.  I believe it was either a Kent or Keitt.
The mangos were purchased at Costco.
I figured that I would germinate and plant, but now Iím curious on what I have.

If anyone has any idea,  Iíd appreciate the help.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mangoís - Which of These is Best
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:02:27 PM »
Which of these varieties is your favorite ?  Glenn,Alphonso, Carrie, Keit, Valencia Pride.
What is your description of the taste from your favorite.
Which of these varieties does best in Southern California?

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