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Citrus General Discussion / Can I get an opinion on Ponderosa Lemon ??
« on: August 28, 2017, 09:18:43 PM »
I have a tree/bush and I've tried these things at all different times of year and man the only way to describe them is HORRIBLE.  What an awful taste they have; hardly any sweetness, hardly any juice, and they have kind of an off-putting chemical taste to them. Just a bitter mess. I hate yanking trees but this one has to go. Am I missing something here??

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So I have two juvenile/mature trees producing a ton of flowers, but zero fruit set.  I've watched hand pollination videos where you can easily see the pollen when brushed off of the male flowers into a container.  My flowers on both my custard apple and soursop trees don't seem to have any pollen.   I've tried at all times of the day.  Why may this be?  Is it possible for a young tree to produce flowers but be too young to produce fertile pollen? Or is a tree considered mature once it starts to produce flowers and I have a different problem?

Any ideas/help would be great.  Trees are about 6-8ft each.

-Jon

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Citrus General Discussion / Is this Citrus Greening ?
« on: July 27, 2017, 05:46:39 PM »
Tree produced nearly 200 key limes last year. This year there is only a handful on the tree, but not distorted in shape. Tree looks healthy overall, but never has been fertilized or sprayed with insecticide or fungicide. Most if not all of the leaves look like the photo




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There is an older pretty lengthy post on this subject but I'd like to get fresh opinions. I've only had SES 2 variety from Fruit and Spice park. I'm in that same area. It's really good and Fruits we'll. I wouldn't be upset if that's the variety I plant next. I currently have a Redland variety that hasn't fruited yet. Any recommendations if I get another variety ?? Also, any information on the taste quality of the Redland? Thank You.

-Jon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Passion Fruit Question
« on: June 30, 2017, 12:09:47 PM »
My passion fruit vines are flowering nicely but keep dropping the fruit prematurely, or at least I think so.  It is a purple variety.  They seem to fall off when they start to shade purple just a tad, but are only abut the size of a golf ball. The purple I buy in the store are more like the size of a tennis ball.  Do I have a different, smaller variety or am I missing something?  Thanks.

-Jon

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Looking for opinions on the best Grapefruit variety for sweetness and seedlessness. Next on the priority list would be disease resistance and overall look of a maintained tree. Any opinions are welcome.  Thank you

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tebow Mango Surprise
« on: June 26, 2017, 07:43:50 PM »
So I tasted my first Tebow Mango today. What a surprise. The taste is very light and refreshing. But the real treat was the texture; it was like silk/custard. Really unique. The look and the feel of the unopened fruit is also soft and pleasing. It's just such a unique mango. I assume due to its parents it will want to grow large. Has anybody had any experience in keeping this tree sub-12 Feet ????

Jon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What type of mango is this?
« on: June 23, 2017, 07:08:39 PM »
Picture was taken today. Tree is a large 40ft, prolific producer. Virtually fiberless mango




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What's wrong with this Mango Tree?
« on: June 14, 2017, 09:39:13 PM »
I'm curious as to the reason these leaves are wilting and turning color. Tree was planted about 3 months ago and took well until about 2 weeks ago. The only thing I can think of is the excessive rainfall we've been having down here in Miami. I hope it's not root rot. But tree has adequate drainage, as a 3ft wide by 4ft deep hole was dug straight through the coral rock to plant it. Any ideas?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Identify This Mango
« on: June 03, 2017, 05:56:52 PM »
I'm not trying to make a habit of posting pics of unknown mangos, so I swear this is the last one. This tree was removed by my father in law last year and he wants to know the cultivar. It's going to be something more common like Kent or Haden; but I'm not sure. The photo was taken June 26 so you can see the stage the mangos are in. What do you think? Sorry, wish I had better pics but this is all we had






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Custard Apple Pollination Question
« on: June 03, 2017, 03:31:57 PM »
I live in south Florida. I have two custard Apple trees that are flowering for the first time. Do these trees need to be hand pollinated or will they fruit naturally? I have bees on the property as well, FYI. I don't want to miss my window. Also, if they need to be hand pollinated, can someone offer the details of this? Thanks!

-Jon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this REALLY a Mahachanok Mango ???
« on: June 01, 2017, 11:20:50 AM »
I bought this tree from a reputable grower and it was supposed to be Mahachanok but the mangos don't have the typical elongated "thai" shape that I've seen before. What do you think?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango Tree Size Help
« on: May 25, 2017, 10:15:56 PM »
Believe me when I say I've searched this forum for the answer with no luck, at least not for the CC. How large are mature Sweettart Mango trees? How about Coconut Cream? Thank You

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help With Guava Variety
« on: May 22, 2017, 11:47:45 AM »
So I have a few Ruby Supreme Guava trees and my neighbor commercially grows Asian Guava, so I'm pretty much covered there. However, I really enjoy the small, yellow-skinned pink fleshed guavas that are no bigger than a golf ball.  I believe a lot of them come from Mexico.  Anybody know what variety that is? Can they be grown adequately in deep south florida area?  Thank You.

-Jon

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I have around 25-30 different species of tropical fruit trees in South Miami area and I'm looking for a good all around insecticide and fungicide or a combo spray that will work fairly well across the board, by not harm my honey bees. Can some make some recommendations on brands  and how often to spray??? I've searched the forum to no avail. Thank you. -Jon

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / 8FT Custard Apple for Trade
« on: April 20, 2017, 04:54:21 PM »
I'd I'm taking my custard apple out of the ground this weekend to plant an avocado in that location.  I'd like to trade it rather than replant it.  It will be in a pot with fresh soil.  I'd like to trade for 15/25 gallon size Seedless White Grapefruit, White Sapote, or Jackfruit.  Reply to Thread or PM me. Thanks.  -Jon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bagging Mango Grafts....When to remove?
« on: April 18, 2017, 03:39:33 PM »
Just grafted a new variety of mango onto my Haden. I wrapped the entire graft in paraffin tape and covered the buds with small thin plastic bags to keep moisture in like I've seen. I'm in Miami so its pretty humid here.  How long should I leave the bags on ???

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Anybody have experience with this??

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I'm looking for a nicely established, even in ground oro negro avocado tree. I can pay for a reasonable deal or trade a nice Calloway XHOT 10.5 degree driver for it. Let me know what you have, any size 15 gallon or larger. Thanks. -Jon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fruit Identification Help
« on: April 12, 2017, 02:50:09 PM »
So my aunt has a tree in her backyard planted around 30 years back by the former owners (a Jamaican couple).  After all these years, I noticed it looked awfully like my sapote trees, especially by the new flush and flowers.  On the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of a fruit.  The fruit looks like a type of Mammea  Americana (Mamey Apple) but the seeds look like Sapote Seeds and I cannot find any photos anywhere for a Mamey Apple that has anything other than the large brown woody pit looking seeds.  I cut the fruit open (pre-ripe fruit) and the orange tinge also makes me think its a mamey apple.  Too bitter to determine via taste at this point.   Its a massive tree that only produces a handful of fruit every year.  My guess is that if its a mamey apple tree, it must be a female and somehow a male in the area is scarcely helping to pollinate it.  But the leaves also look more like a sapote than a mamey apple. I'm confused.  Any thoughts?










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Please let me know if you have scions for sale or a mature budding tree that I may remove some for myself and pay accordingly. Thanks! -Jon

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Will pay for mango scions from Sweet Tart & E-4 Mango cultivars.  If you have a producing tree, I will come cut a few new growths off, pay you and leave.  You won't even know I was there.  Want to graft onto some of my current mango trees. Please let me know. Preferably Broward County or South. Thank You!!!

-Jon

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Will pay for mango scions from Sweet Tart & E-4 Mango cultivars.  If you have a producing tree, I will come cut a few new growths off, pay you and leave.  You won't even know I was there.  Want to graft onto some of my current mango trees. Please let me know. Preferably Broward County or South. Thank You!!!

-Jon

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