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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cocktail tree with sweet tart
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:07:45 AM »
I have sweet tart on part of my Chocanon tree. I'm thinking of adding another great variety. Any top tier suggestions as to what would have a similar growth pattern? Thanks

I throw mine under the banana trees

I just trapped all the squirrels in my yard along with an opossum and a raccoon. It didn't take long. They are all happily living in a spot not to near my house! Non retuned so far... I think I'll do this every year before the harvest

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tripod Ladder
« on: May 20, 2018, 08:55:22 AM »
Werner makes a 10 foot fiberglass tripod ladder that can be delivered for free to your local home depot. $233 has anyone tried it? I want one too!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulching with seaweed?
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:06:27 PM »
I used it on my bananas. They liked it! Had to wash it a and let it ferment in a black garbage bag for a few weeks. A lot of work I thought

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How were your mangos this year
« on: August 30, 2017, 10:14:06 AM »
My Dot was a flavor bomb this year! It was very early and did not get a lot of rain. People at work were like wow, I've never tasted a mango like that, let me know if you have extra :-D  Not a huge crop, but off the chain. Florigon only had about 20 for the first fruiting after grafting. It was my wife's favorite mango. choc-anon only held a few and we're OK. Keitt still fruiting and awesome big delicious fruit, hope the squirrels don't destroy them! Got a bout 35 on a small tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rogue mango tree!
« on: July 02, 2017, 07:51:47 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rogue mango tree!
« on: July 02, 2017, 04:16:21 PM »
It is a seedling of whatever variety the "discarded pit" was....not much more to say on yhe subject.
Thought maybe some one had seen a variety that looks similar. Very red when flushed, unlike my other trees...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rogue mango tree!
« on: July 02, 2017, 11:37:19 AM »
  This tree was a volunteer that sprung up from a discarded pit. Any idea what kind it is? Thanks in advance!  It has very unusual very red leaves when it flushes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: South Florida Dot Mango blooming!
« on: December 05, 2016, 10:32:03 PM »
Great info thanks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: South Florida Dot Mango blooming!
« on: December 04, 2016, 09:07:43 AM »
Should I cut off some of the panicles, to make it bloom again to stretch out the harvest?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / South Florida Dot Mango blooming!
« on: December 03, 2016, 09:25:52 PM »
My Dot is putting out blooms already. Seems pretty early to me but I'll take it  ;D

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Trade Mango Scion Exchange
« on: September 06, 2016, 10:18:01 AM »
I have scions to trade if anyone is interested. I am interested in mostly local in South East Florida.  I have Dot, Florigon, Keitt, and Choc-anon. I am interested in grafting Providence, Lemon Zest, Lemon Meringue, Orange Sherbert, Rosigold, Cogshall, Fairchild, Maha Chanok, and Pickering. PM me or email:
Thanks, Paul

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya cocktail?
« on: August 19, 2016, 07:24:30 AM »
Here is a one year atemoya cocktail
Birula & Calostro

Nice tree!  Thanks

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Atemoya cocktail?
« on: August 18, 2016, 10:59:58 AM »
Can I graft a Gefner on to my Lisa and make a cocktail tree?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee Harvest
« on: August 11, 2016, 07:29:29 AM »
Wow! Fantastic crop!!! Enjoy  ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lychee Leaf Curl
« on: August 07, 2016, 10:38:47 AM »
Is this leaf curl from too much fertilizer?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting Mangos of 2016
« on: August 01, 2016, 06:36:46 PM »
I've finally started coming around to ST. I basically wait until its fully yellow.
Definitely a flavor bomb, the more i eat the more it grows on me and i can't understand why.

I plan on going to Zills mangoes tomorrow for lunch, anyone knows whats available?

Kent, hatcher, providence maybe pickering

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lisa vs Gefner
« on: July 09, 2016, 04:40:01 PM »
Wow great looking fruits!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango leaf curl
« on: July 09, 2016, 04:38:04 PM »
Did you spray onto the soft, new foliage?  If so, what time of day?

How big/old is the tree?  How often and how do you water?

Guilty of spraying it on new foliage!  Tree is 8 yrs/ 12'  X 5" diameter trunk. Sprayed at night. Water thoroughly once a week, along with sprinkling about 3x week.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango leaf curl
« on: July 09, 2016, 01:14:05 PM »
My Dot's new leaves are curling  :-[ maybe I over did the fertilizer? I put some palm fert that I had left over along with a couple handfuls of calcium. To top it off i sprayed with some nutrient spray. Maybe I over did it???

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lisa vs Gefner
« on: July 09, 2016, 11:58:42 AM »
Nice picture comparison thanks!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lisa vs Gefner
« on: July 09, 2016, 11:02:44 AM »
Ok Thanks. I am not opposed to the idea of hand pollinating

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lisa vs Gefner
« on: July 09, 2016, 09:03:35 AM »
I want to plant a tree in my sandy soil yard in FL about half mile from the ocean. I went to Excalibur, and I told them I wanted a Gefner. They took me  around and we picked out a nice tree that had a fruit on it. I considered this a good sign. We went back to pay for it and I asked what kind it was and they said Lisa. The guy said that Lisa is better, and the lady that was there should know, because she has worked there for 20 years. She mumbled something about Gefners having more worms in the fruits and drove off. They said I could trade it for a Gefner if I wanted, but Lisa is better. I know from looking at the threads that there is quite a bit of opinion about this. All I want is a tree that is productive and tasty, with no fuss and can be maintained at about 15 ft in south Florida near the coast. Thanks for your input

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with lychee!
« on: June 15, 2016, 12:07:08 PM »
How old is the tree ?
just curious as mine is 3 now, but still pretty small comparatively.
I think about 7 years

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