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To break apical dominance spray only the top with anti gibberellins, and on lower parts of the tree dress it with a paste at high concentration of BAP and TZ. The tree should grow new buds in a couple of weeks. Of course using the hormones is like cheating the nature, but at least you get results.

Do you think that if I remove 10mm round piece of tree bark and apply this Keiki-Paste this will work to make new branches? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Orchid-Keiki-Paste-Cytokinin-Kinetin-Auxin-Vit-B-1-C-E-1g-30g/172632284277?hash=item2831af9c75:m:mvqc43j2RDOG_VeBs_PTs6A

I've used cytokinin paste (ELIT brand on Amazon) to induce bud formation on a citrus rootstock whose scion had died back. I decided to try it since I already had bought it with the purpose of generating keikis on my orchids. I just scratched the surface and applied it thinly. It worked, so maybe it would work on mango as well.
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I think kind of relevant, since so many international exchange here...  Yesterday was quote $4.99 flat rate plus the exchange spread to send $60.  It was funded by my paypal balance.

Wanted to get some seeds.. so what will we do now... has everybody else been paying the merchant fees, is that how business is done on this forum, or has everybody been doing f&f transfers.

check it out here  https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/ua/upcoming-policies-full
just went into effect the other day.

There are alternatives, perhaps admin can design sticky for standardized payment terms, transferwise.com looks like a cheaper alternative, but no buyer protection, but if you doing Paypal F&F there is no buyer protection anyways.

Note, this is just for international, exchanging money within US by bank or balance is still free by Paypal.
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Took photos of the baby cados today. Reed only recently started blooming and I was surprised to see fruitlets. Glad to see Sharwill producing again. Fingers crossed mexicola will grow strong enough to handle those fruits.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The weeds love my mulch
« Last post by sahai1 on Today at 07:52:41 PM »
a nice lawn will keep out the weeds, concentrate on growing good grass, remove the weeds from the grass.  Time consuming, but that is the solution.  Make sure you choose a grass that is not a runner, but if you have crab grass, just let it spread up to the tree, and mow it under the tree.  The grass is not going to harm the tree, and the tree will like the fertilizer provided from mown grass.
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Caterpillars eat mine. Also my passion fruit leaves. Fast too
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The weeds love my mulch
« Last post by Orkine on Today at 07:17:57 PM »
Thanks, that explains why its aggressive where I mulched.
I do use the bedding in compost, aging it until it all breaks down.  I turn the heap and no weeds grow.
Looks like I will spend time watching and weeding. 
I will try the cardboard layer also but if i am importing seeds, I am thinking "Sisyphus."

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Well, I'm in Coral Springs (the north side near university and Sample) also and nothing has been molesting my three small papaya.  Deer might do that but CS has none and I don't think butterflies eat papaya, at least not in my yard. 

I would get some tent stakes and stake that plastic fence to the ground and cover the top with the same fence / net and tie wrap it to the sidewalls. Maybe at the very least a destroyed fence will give you a clue as to the size of the culprit.

Also if it's a herbivore, spreading some dried blood on it might keep whatever is from decimating the leaves and may leave it alone.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus collection and spacing
« Last post by Ulfr on Today at 06:48:02 PM »
You mentioned doing serious pruning. Pruning is apparently very effective with jacks but not sure about the others. With consistent pruning Oscar could those spacing be reduced?

My grafted jacks are planted high density and spaced 15-16ft. I am hoping this is doable long term, time will tell.

I guess you also have the problem that stuff grows more quickly there and so would require higher spacing.
Pruning is effective on all. The only question is, will you really do it consistently? Moxt people lax off after the trees get big, and then they get out of control.

I will (canít speak for op). I use the same spacing for mangoes currently and only have a half acre to play with. Doable at my spacing you reckon?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus collection and spacing
« Last post by fruitlovers on Today at 06:39:39 PM »
You mentioned doing serious pruning. Pruning is apparently very effective with jacks but not sure about the others. With consistent pruning Oscar could those spacing be reduced?

My grafted jacks are planted high density and spaced 15-16ft. I am hoping this is doable long term, time will tell.

I guess you also have the problem that stuff grows more quickly there and so would require higher spacing.
Pruning is effective on all. The only question is, will you really do it consistently? Moxt people lax off after the trees get big, and then they get out of control.
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