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It's been 3-4 years of this in ground. It flowers profusely pretty much all year, but to date it has given us ONE fruit - and that was on a branch that semi-snapped (likely due to a squirrel on PCP) so I think it was stressed into fruiting. It seems like quite a few people have issues with Hasya. I'm all for giving trees a chance, but if something like Morena is going to fruit profusely I'm inclined to swap them out at this point. What say you, fellow fruit freaks?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cogshall
« on: May 21, 2017, 06:20:10 PM »
Pluto will always be a planet and I will always say Cog-shall.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Molix or Morena
« on: May 20, 2017, 11:16:33 AM »
I'm considering removing hasya and replacing with something more productive. 3-4 years in ground, 8ft tall, and we've got 1 fruit thus far, and that was on a  ranch that snapped and thus was stressed.

is there any source to get a maprang tree locally (south florida)? and more importantly, is it worth growing here?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Perfect Mango Variety
« on: May 16, 2017, 06:28:37 AM »
you basically described the glenn mango... except for "taste" which is somewhat lacking for us mango snobs that are like junkies for the next flavor bomb to be introduced. the vast majority of normal, non-mango growers that I know love glenn like it's the best fruit they ever ate. To a non-snob, it's probavly the perfect tree. It will fall out of favor though by the 5th tree planted in their yard.

Quote from: Zafra
What's unique about the texture of a Carrie?

you ever see a mama bird feeding a baby bird? basically that.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« on: April 27, 2017, 04:06:40 PM »
Yay... first mango of the season.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropic Beauty Peaches almost ready?
« on: April 26, 2017, 07:55:04 PM »
smell them if they smell peachy, they're good to go. note they will also smell great to every rat, iguana, and squirrel with a 5-mile radius, so pick them before they do.

We've had a hasya un the ground for 3 years... we got 1 fruit off it and that's mostly because the branch semi-snapped and stressed itself.

we planted an alano 6 months ago - it has 5 maturing fruit on it and is loaded with flowers.

I have two ultra-rare "rose of the gold" mangoes that I will sell for 50% off - only $1800 for the pair.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Easy ways to dig holes
« on: April 04, 2017, 05:36:28 PM »
ask your wife whether she's putting on weight. hole dug.

wife has a cousin voming to visit who is vegetarian and apparently likes the stuff.

Good news is the sri lankan weevils seem to be slowing down, bad news is the sapodilla tree is now covered in these bastards. All of them are chomping at the leaves. What are they and how do I destroy them?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« on: March 30, 2017, 08:24:08 PM »
I've always been curious. Are the early mangoes east or in loxahatchee? And is there something special about the location that yours always seem to come in weeks if not months before most?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« on: March 26, 2017, 04:56:50 PM »
another year of super heavy bloom on coconut cream, another year with 2 or so bb sized fruit when all is said and done.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiu tree?
« on: March 23, 2017, 09:37:13 AM »

Noel had the best tasting Abiu at his old house in Springs.

Waiting for my Noel abiu seedling to bloom. Been in the ground about 2-3 years and is about 8 feet tall and bushy. Generally healthy except for the recent attack of lobate scales which I have been scraping off.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Time to spray sulfur
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:46:17 AM »
Haven't noticed any powdery mildew on my trees thus far, though a couple of the younger, non-fruiting mangoes (sweet tart and edgar) seem to have some anthracnose spots showing up that I should spray some copper on to keep from spreading.

These types of complex financial transactions are what I specialize in as a business lawyer. I'm on the case. Just need you to pay for my first class ticket to Hawaii and a few hotel nights so that I can fly out there to take Oscar's deposition (or take him to lunch). I'll get to the bottom of this.

Universal Supply

I tried to find that place once, ended up surrounded by huge semi-trucks in the middle of a bunch of warehouses, chickened out and went home. I'm sure it's where I was, but I was getting a bit claustrophobic.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Where to get sulfate of potash locally?
« on: March 03, 2017, 07:06:10 PM »
Any ideas? Looks like online it's around $70 for a 50lb bag. Wondering if any better locally.

I recommend watching the latest Rambo movie, which is Stallone's tourism video on Burma. Does work allow you to bring a bow/arrows or a .50 cal machine gun with you?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Big Island / Kauai folks... tourist questions
« on: January 29, 2017, 09:27:09 AM »
Not really tropical fruit related (unless someone wants to give the family a tour of their fruit tree paradise), but we're trying to plan a trip to Big Island and Kauai in July or August this year. I've got points burning a hole in my pocket and the kids/wife really want to go.

Looking for suggestions from the local experts on places to see, things to do, where to eat - local knowledge is better than internet reviews. We'll probably be there for 7 - 10 days. Looks like we'll stay at Hilton Waikoloa Village on Big Island (seems to have a ton of stuff to do for the kids and my son loves water slides). No idea about Kauai at this point. Would love to gorge myself on fruit while there too, though I assume my wife/kids are more interested in volcanoes/beaches. Any suggestions appreciated.

If not appropriate for this forum, feel free to PM me. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 fruit set
« on: January 27, 2017, 09:06:03 AM »
nice. The sri lankan weevil seems to have taken a liking to your venus :-).

Oh that's nothing compared to what they've done to some of the other trees. They really love Fascell, Cambodiana, and Harvest Moon but they'll attack pretty much any mango. I think about half the Sri Lankan weevil population in SFL lives on the farm here in West Palm.

I run a weevil sanctuary here in Coral Springs. We take weevil refugees from the tri-county area and give them an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of lychee, mango, and sapodilla leaves.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are these cherimoya ripe?
« on: January 21, 2017, 01:33:20 PM »
ok the VERDICT is in based on one that was eaten at a ripe stage today (we ate a couple that were not yet fully ripe yesterday/Thursday).

Can't really judge every cherimoya variety that is out there, but from what I was shipped, it's alright/ok - has a mildly pleasant taste but nothing that knocks my socks off/would make me move to California/would make me spend absurd amounts of money having another box shipped to me.

I'm actually glad I got these when I did because last weekend we bought some soursop/guanabana from a local store. First time for eating both soursop and cherimoya. Comparatively speaking, I found the soursop to be much better in terms of flavor and overall enjoyment. Guess I can stay in Florida!

No idea if this is normal or if something is going on with this tree. It seems healthy to me and appears to be sending out flowers, but want to know if these brown splotches all over are a problem.

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