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Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ) & Forum "How To" Guide
« on: January 14, 2012, 01:06:30 AM »
I will be adding to this FAQ over time and I will include a link to a post that answers the question if it cannot be answered in one or two sentences in the FAQ.

1)How do I care for a mail order tree?


2)What type of potting mix should I use?


3)What are everyone's top 5 tropical fruits?


4)What are the best books on tropical fruits?


5)What are the best websites for tropical fruit information?


6)How do you "pug" a tree?


7)Which variety of sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) should I plant?


8)Where can I buy tropical fruit tree seeds online?


9)How do I fertilize my fruit tree?


10)How do I label my trees?


11)What is wrong with my mango tree?


12)Where can I buy tropical fruit online?


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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 03:57:48 PM »
what do you do if you are in PR at a deserted mountain top garden and you relalize you have lost your car rental keys

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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 05:26:11 PM »
Sheehan's guide to FAQs:

Q:(Insert question...?)

A: Use google.


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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 06:13:51 PM »
Gerry, I wish I had an answer to that questions two years ago.

Squam,
Well, I am hoping now with a forum with sticky's and FAQs I wont have to tell everyone to use google lol. Let's see how well that works out.


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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 11:19:00 PM »
Sheehan's guide to FAQs:

Q:(Insert question...?)

A: Use google.
you forgot to add, "use the forum search feature"  ;D
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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 06:30:25 PM »
So where are the frequently asked questions.......and the answers, more importantly?  Someone better get on the ball here.

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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 06:32:31 PM »
So where are the frequently asked questions.......and the answers, more importantly?  Someone better get on the ball here.

Harry

Don't worry Harry, it will be up soon. I know you are dying to know which mango variety you should plant.

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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 09:35:55 PM »
When I type in the message box the font color is very light in color, almost impossible to see.  It is the same in the subject line when I am typing in a post.  Is there any way to darken this ?


UPDATE! The button in the post screen with the little blue arrow inside red [ ] will change the text to black when typing!!
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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012, 04:42:02 PM »

"So where are the frequently asked questions.......and the answers, more importantly?  Someone better get on the ball here."

Speaking of questions, Harry, what kind of mango is the one you're using as your profile photo?  More importantly, may I have some please?  Right now?  It is gorgeous.
I feel some good karma coming your way.  ;)


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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2012, 08:11:06 PM »
Dan:

The mango I am using as my avatar is a fruit from one of the three Maha Chanok Seedling trees I planted in one hole and which all fruited for the first time this past year.  This was obviously the best looking of the three.  Frankly, the picture doesn't even do it justice.  Perhaps I'll do a summary thread of this project here in the new Forum as I do want to document the fruiting this year  to see how the fruits changed or remained the same in their second year.

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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 04:20:45 AM »
Can I suggest a:

5) What are the best websites on tropical fruits?

To me, a Google search does not always provide the best results as it often is the most "mainstream" answers.
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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2012, 01:32:11 PM »
Can I suggest a:

5) What are the best websites on tropical fruits?

To me, a Google search does not always provide the best results as it often is the most "mainstream" answers.

Thanks. Excellent idea. I will make a post right now.

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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 10:42:31 PM »
When I type in the message box the font color is very light in color, almost impossible to see.  It is the same in the subject line when I am typing in a post.  Is there any way to darken this ?

That is a problem for me also. I don't know why it is not a solid color. I think it may be because of the theme we have installed. We will try to fix that soon if possible.
Thanks, murahilin!

In case members have not already seen my other post, all you have to do is click on the "toggle view" button when making a reply, and it will switch fonts from very light grey to dark black color. It's the button on bottom right, and has red brackets around it.
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 02:31:17 PM »
Just curious... who's Cindy BTW???
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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2012, 03:15:02 PM »
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So, The forum is Haunted ;D ;D ;D I tought she was a real person or the owner of this forum... go figure!!!
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2012, 03:12:45 PM »
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 :o ahahahahha...you crack me up, Adam  ;D
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2012, 05:17:11 PM »
I'm unable to  share pics using picasaweb :'( Am i doing something wrong? :-\
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2012, 06:48:15 PM »
Steven, words are just important as pix and I too have retired from posting pix.I tried a few methods and hit the wall.It might be an omen that we should be spending more time in the garden.

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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2012, 07:22:17 PM »
Steven, words are just important as pix and I too have retired from posting pix.I tried a few methods and hit the wall.It might be an omen that we should be spending more time in the garden.

Hi Mike,
I agree  ;) Though, I tried several times with picasaweb...and hit the wall, like you said :( I have no problem with p.bucket...though, it takes long to uplaod pics with large pixels :-\ I really hope it's not an omen...YIKES :o
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2012, 08:02:22 PM »
I will post some more detailed instructions on posting pics later tonight. Harry was having the same problem figuring out picasa earlier today also.

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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2012, 08:27:28 PM »
I will post some more detailed instructions on posting pics later tonight. Harry was having the same problem figuring out picasa earlier today also.

Hi Mura,
Thanks in advance :) I prefer using Picasa over Photobucket...uploading a pic with picasa is much faster compared with bucket.
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2012, 09:39:57 PM »
I will post some more detailed instructions on posting pics later tonight. Harry was having the same problem figuring out picasa earlier today also.

I beg your pardon. I was having no trouble.  I was just testing you to see if you really knew what the heck you were talking about.  Thankfully, you passed the test.

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Here's a page with helpful instructions on how to apply for a Small Lots of Seed permit. 
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« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2013, 07:25:13 AM »
Is there a sorting utility so we can find the most viewed, most replies, etc. posts?
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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2013, 08:24:59 AM »
Is there a sorting utility so we can find the most viewed, most replies, etc. posts?


There is a statistics page that gives this info. You can find the link at the bottom of the main index page:  http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php

Click the "more stats" link towards the bottom of the page.
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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2013, 09:26:58 AM »
I found that using the RSS feature on the website is a great way of getting emailed every time there is activity on ANY part of the forum. The email messages are placed in a separate folder so as to not overcrowd your main email Inbox.

Doesn't always work, though, especially if you use separate computers...

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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2013, 09:49:25 AM »
Hey does anybody here know if the fruits of Old Fustic are edible??? On an unrelated note I am curious to know if coconut palms can be grown in Madeira or the Azores...

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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2013, 05:08:15 PM »
Hey does anybody here know if the fruits of Old Fustic are edible??? On an unrelated note I am curious to know if coconut palms can be grown in Madeira or the Azores...


Hi Wanderer94,
Yes, the coconut palm grows very well over here and even flowers...but, do not set fruit.

Here's some pics :)
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There is a few more palms in Santa cruz, Madalena do mar and Ponta do sol! 8)
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Hi, happens that  today I wanted to see my inbox to send some seeds request, and it shows that is empty, also I was considered a "member" with some 15 comments and I notice now Im back in "newbie" stage with only one comment, looks like my past 2 weeks history was erase, how that works ? I have to set some function in preferences or what Im doing wrong? any help will be appreciated it thanks a lot....
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« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2013, 11:23:47 AM »
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9)How do I fertilize my fruit tree?

Just what I was looking for... but there's no link? I was interested in the best fertilizers (preferably liquid) for jackfruit and longan seedlings.

Does anyone have any tips for me? Thanks in advance!

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« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2013, 10:38:19 PM »
I would like the most experienced posters on this site who have had success trading not only seeds and fruit with other members, but also live plants to consider a "How to Ship a Live Plant Safely"  addition to the FAQ you are creating.

I have received several live plants from three professional plant dealers  in the mail and although they all use different packing materials and techniques, they all consistently achieve all four results in their shipments:

1.  The plant's root ball is well secured so it cannot possibly move even it the box is jostled.
2.  The top of the root ball is secured so there is no way for soil material to fall out.
3.  The plant is packed and secured so the main stem is always 1-3" from the sides and end of the box.
4.  Tracking info is always sent to the recipient when the plant is shipped.

I post this list as my opener so it can be amended by those experienced in trading and shipping live plants.    Hopefully, combined suggestions will help create a conical version that can be added to the FAQ.

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« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2013, 08:25:28 AM »
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Just what I was looking for... but there's no link? I was interested in the best fertilizers (preferably liquid) for jackfruit and longan seedlings.

Does anyone have any tips for me? Thanks in advance!

The truth is that there is no one best.  You can be successful with many formulations.  You can go organic or synthetic.  It largely depends on your growing conditions and everyone's growing conditions are somewhat different.  You should be bold but not too aggressive.  With fertilizers, less can often be more.  Try any balanced fertilizer you have access to with light feedings for a month or two.  If you have good results, continue, if not try another or re-post the results for further recommendations.
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« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2013, 06:19:41 PM »
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9)How do I fertilize my fruit tree?

Just what I was looking for... but there's no link? I was interested in the best fertilizers (preferably liquid) for jackfruit and longan seedlings.

Does anyone have any tips for me? Thanks in advance!

It's best to give regular feedings rather than, as most people do, put the plants on a feast or famine schedule. With this in mind i like to recommend that people use slow release fertilizers, especially for small potted plants. Once the plants are in the ground i concentrate more on cheaper sources of fertilizers, like manure, compost, mulch, grass clippings, etc.
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« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2013, 03:33:05 PM »
Thanks fruitlovers and HMHausman!

I opted to start with an organic fertilized potting soil which contains kelp and alfalfa meal. They have responded really well to it and are growing much faster than I had anticipated. :) I'll look into the slow release fertilizers for their next "feeding".


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Also, can we see a FAQ or "how to" on shipping seedlings?



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« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2014, 03:32:48 PM »
Hello,
We're looking for assistance in obtaining (economically) and then planting fruit trees on our property on Koro Island, Fiji. We have no idea where to go (presumably in Suva or Nadi) to purchase small trees, and also want to verify we'll have no issues with the government when we transport the small trees via the ferry to Koro (from Natovi).
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« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2014, 11:11:06 AM »
Hello,
We're looking for assistance in obtaining (economically) and then planting fruit trees on our property on Koro Island, Fiji. We have no idea where to go (presumably in Suva or Nadi) to purchase small trees, and also want to verify we'll have no issues with the government when we transport the small trees via the ferry to Koro (from Natovi).
Thank you!

For obtaining the trees i suggest you contact Fiji Forestry department. You should also ask the agriculture department about any requirements for transporting trees inter island.
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« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2015, 05:00:39 PM »
a few tips from: (the bastard who spends the most time on the forum, i'm embarrassed to admit...just check the forum stats  :-[ )  some will find them useful, while others will find them worthless

1) set up your forum account so the most recent posts appear first, you can do this under the tab that says "profile/modify profile/look and layout" (I believe)...this way, you are always reading the most recent posts, without having to click on the last page of the thread, also having to scroll down looking for the most recent post.

2) also, check the forum stats regularly, you can do this on the main page, it's a discreet link that says "more stats"...this can be a helpful tool, for researching the most popular topics, learning more about members, and the forum in general.

3) viewing who's online, click the link on the first page underneath the title, "users online", it will have the total amount of people currently on the forum for you to click.  This is a very important tool for me...it allows me to see who is looking at what, if your profile is not hidden, I can start to figure out who reads the same topics as me.  I'm always searching for members who share common interests, and I'm also curious to see which threads are getting the most attention, and when.

btw, you must be a member to do all of this, so it's another reason to join the forum and quit lurking!!

these are just a few tips I wanted to share, being that I'm a tropical fruit forum fiend....misery loves company!
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Cam Byram

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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ) & Forum "How To" Guide
« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2015, 04:02:02 AM »
Hi, I am in Australia but my family has 50 acres at Kadavu, we have so many coconut trees, breadfruit and noni but just now starting to push with mango and tiana.  If you want a few hundred coconut sprouts ready to plant just let me know.  You can come get them anytime.  Gutugutuwai-Byram family at LAGALEVU, Nakasaleka, Kadavu.     Cam Byram.    Would love if you could bring some mangrove seedlings or seeds of the variety for the tidal beach front (not tiro type). 

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« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2016, 05:10:00 PM »
im a newbie, but ive already sent several PM’s successfully.  but now when i try to do so, no “picture” appears with letters for me to type.   clicking on “Listen to the letters”  or “Request another image.”  does not work.   logging out and back in does not work.   can anyone help?
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Re: Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ) & Forum "How To" Guide
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2017, 03:53:25 PM »
Hi, did you solve the problem or still need help?
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