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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chaya in socal
« on: June 23, 2017, 05:46:51 PM »
True Chaya


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Happy Father's Day
« on: June 19, 2017, 01:32:19 AM »
Happy Father's Day everyone! Frank, another bountiful and beautiful harvest from your orchard.

Simon

Same to you Simon. Just patiently waiting for mango season to start

Hey Frank, what type of canister is that?

Xue
they are trumpo canistel. Moist, sweet great to eat out of hand or make smoothie or gelato. I like it better than bruce

beautiful trung rembrandt couldn't have done it better

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Happy Father's Day
« on: June 18, 2017, 11:52:33 PM »
Happy Father's Day everyone! Frank, another bountiful and beautiful harvest from your orchard.

Simon

Same to you Simon. Just patiently waiting for mango season to start

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Happy Father's Day
« on: June 18, 2017, 11:13:48 PM »
Happy Father's Day JF and Ethan! Wow the SAPODILLAs are ripening now? The one I have is still a tiny fruit..  :'( Even the mangos I have are bigger.. and the SAPODILLAs is under full sun too..

everything is dropping with the heat. To my surprise the canistel have been excellent

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Happy Father's Day
« on: June 18, 2017, 06:33:30 PM »
With summer upon us everything is ripening
6  stone fruit vars,
3 sapodillo vars
golden nugget
PM atemoya
Mangos are coming in 5 weeks we are going to have a decent tasting in Sept after all 60 varieties ripening!



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Hass hangs on the tree forever. I've have a friend with a tree that gets fruits year round.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: photo of Irwin mango?
« on: June 16, 2017, 12:12:25 PM »
I grew Irwin in La Habra for three years. This variety was  very productive red fruits medium size of below quality. If you do a forum search you might find it

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I wonder if there are people out there that pay for trees and never receive them?
Tim promise me he was going to bring his mangos to my tasting but always came up with excuses.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Mango season 2017 has begun!
« on: June 12, 2017, 08:38:03 PM »
I rolled the dice a bought a box. I'll report back on the quality of these later season fruit. The fruit already looks better because they are not super green.


Simon
kesar were subpar a few black inside the others as you reported below average compare to last few years

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Hola Jose

76f 46f sounds cold for August its 90f 70f in Los Angeles in August.

No, no, I meant 76.46 F as a whole number (76.5), i.e 76-77 F degrees average! We got already 90 F this month and will get it again this week and the next one. In August we can get easily 105 degrees the hottest days. Minimum temperatures in summer are always over 70, just like in LA. Here in the western part of Costa del Sol there are also subtropical crops (mango, avocado, zapodilla, guava, litchi). Litchi actually was first planted in Spain here in my village, but currently they are commoner in the east of Costa del Sol precisely because of the weather, that is better here (less extreme) so tourism became the main industry in our side of the coast, and crops are commoner in the eastern half. But weather is as good as there (probably better) for this kind of crops. Just here it's more profitable to build a tourist complex and a golf course than to plant mangoes, and yet people is planting new professional crops of mango and avocado this very year in western Costa del Sol.

Solved the misunderstanding about temps I hope I still can go for the Zill varieties! My list so far is this one: Edward as the early one, Maha, ST, LZ and Cac as mid season and Honey Kiss and Venus as late ones. Seven varieties in total since I will listen to you and regraft the Keitt with Venus or HK.  Anyway I'll check the other varieties that you commented. Thank you all for the great info!

Hi Jose
Despite that this forum is international, the majority of the members are from the USA. the mangos you are seeking are also from Florida so please use US units to avoid misunderstandings. It sounds like your climate is identical to ours what is your yearly rain total? and when is your rainy season?  Maha, ST, LZ and Cac should do very well the other have been problematic.

Hi JF

I'm using only Fahrenheit and miles, precisely to avoid misunderstandings. But still we use "," and "." differently in English and Spanish for the decimals of the numbers, so the misunderstanding  ;D

I got here, measured at home, about 30 inches of rain per year, this being the average (I'm not sure inch is exactly the kind of unit you use for rain in USA, I just "translated" from 750 mm) and rains are concentrated in the Fall and Spring (with the main part coming from October to December). Winters are temperate and overall sunny, with some scarce rains, summers are very sunny and quite warm (right now is 10:26 PM here, and we still have 75 F outside). In summer there are only 3-4 days of rain, if any. Typical Mediterranean climate regarding rains.

I think is quite interesting for both people from SoCal and South Andalusia this similarities in our Mediterranean climate, because rootstocks and varieties should behave more or less in a similar way in both areas, since soils are also very similar in many cases.

Jose

It was my bag.you were adding your high&low (in Fahrenheit) and averaging it to give you the July average. You get double the amount of rain. Our yearly average is 14" this year we broke out of a 6 year drought and we got 24". Gomera rootstock is from cannery islands I doubt it would work any better than turpentine rootstock from Florida. I would love to visit La Mayora station next year to learn more about your rootstock....see if I can convince my wife to make a detour on our way to las canarias.
Saludos

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Hola Jose

76f 46f sounds cold for August its 90f 70f in Los Angeles in August.

No, no, I meant 76.46 F as a whole number (76.5), i.e 76-77 F degrees average! We got already 90 F this month and will get it again this week and the next one. In August we can get easily 105 degrees the hottest days. Minimum temperatures in summer are always over 70, just like in LA. Here in the western part of Costa del Sol there are also subtropical crops (mango, avocado, zapodilla, guava, litchi). Litchi actually was first planted in Spain here in my village, but currently they are commoner in the east of Costa del Sol precisely because of the weather, that is better here (less extreme) so tourism became the main industry in our side of the coast, and crops are commoner in the eastern half. But weather is as good as there (probably better) for this kind of crops. Just here it's more profitable to build a tourist complex and a golf course than to plant mangoes, and yet people is planting new professional crops of mango and avocado this very year in western Costa del Sol.

Solved the misunderstanding about temps I hope I still can go for the Zill varieties! My list so far is this one: Edward as the early one, Maha, ST, LZ and Cac as mid season and Honey Kiss and Venus as late ones. Seven varieties in total since I will listen to you and regraft the Keitt with Venus or HK.  Anyway I'll check the other varieties that you commented. Thank you all for the great info!

Hi Jose
Despite that this forum is international, the majority of the members are from the USA. the mangos you are seeking are also from Florida so please use US units to avoid misunderstandings. It sounds like your climate is identical to ours what is your yearly rain total? and when is your rainy season?  Maha, ST, LZ and Cac should do very well the other have been problematic.
 

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JF, what are the "problems" with Honey Kiss, Pickering & "other" Zills mangos?

Fungal issues..,slow growth due to powdery mildew. His night times temps are a problem

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Hola Jose

76f 46f sounds cold for August its 90f 70f in Los Angeles in August. That's our winter low here in la habra. Is there mango groves in your area? We know Malaga grows them commercial and you are south of then. I would stick basic varieties
Edward
Duncan
Cogshall
Thomson
And maybe Sweet tart
Zill newer mangos have had some issues those five thatinreccomended will spread your season from August to December

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« on: June 11, 2017, 11:19:44 PM »


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here is my Edward, Edgar, Gary, Parson,Providence, Jegenghir and Duncan they are loaded with fruits inside outside the canopy the only problem is that they don't have enough room to spreed their wings.














In front there is Calostro with ten grafts of his own.



and Hayse on the east side


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sale: anona scions
« on: June 11, 2017, 11:17:46 AM »
Hi Orkne
In the end of July, most likely early August, there will be a smaller anona scion sale.
Mark, I've had quite a few grafts dried after I went on vacation in April but that was due to neglect
I looks like you have good fruit setting on your Frankincado let us know the best of the bunch.

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I like both Angie is an overall better mango along he line of sunrise, neelkarin and puneet.

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Those are very nice young trees but far From being mature
We appreciate your experience but growing and fruiting mangos in SoCal is doable but not easy like iin south Florida. Use the forum search you might learn something

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=20139.msg248968#msg248968

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=ec41f3e9f458cb3da79449b77dc4cc4e&topic=2992.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=1835.msg25169#msg25169








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I have found that mangos do exceptionally well in so cal. I have been able to grow and produce fruit every year consistantly.i have a Carrie mango, and and unknown fiber free variety in the ground. I also have a Coconut Cream, Ice Cream, Irwin, and Cotton Candy mango ready for ground planting next year. I have fouund mangos to be exceptional, reliable trees in this climate. Very hardy.

let me get this straight....so you concluded from your 2 year old 3' Carrie that mangos in socal do exceptionally well and are very reliable?
No, my two trees that i have had here in The ground are about 5-6 years old now. The 3 foot tree is a natural dwarf, and it chosen a low growth habit. The other tree s much larger, about ten feet now. I have also seen other mango trees in the neighborhood. Some specimens quite large, and much more developed than my trees. I generally like to trust what i see, and can personally experience. I have had failures here with plants, but never with mangos.

Have you meet Gary a senior member of his forum? He lives in Palm Springs  and his accounts are quite different than yours so all of us know that  growing mangos in SoCal as easy as you make it out be. He has survey his area for mango trees and has seen no more than a handful of mature seedling trees. Mango seedling seems to do well in SoCal grafted trees are another story they take a long time to get establish .... I trust senior members of this forum and their research.

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What is then......anyone want to guess?? I'll take more pictures later fruits are large.  This sets in clusters and is a vigorous grower

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Mango's don't always color up all the way when grown in SoCal. Here is a picture of a fruit I harvested from my tree. At first I thought it was Pineapple Pleasure but based on size and shape, I believe it is Sweet Tart. This fruit was picked green but got a slight yellow blush when it ripened. Notice how wide and filled in the shoulders are.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=21404.msg261476#msg261476

Simon


That's a Pineapple Pleasure.


Yes I think Simon is confuse. Alex, is PP a heavy producer? I got dozens of first time fruits in a three year graft. Does it sets in clusters like sweet tart ?


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I have found that mangos do exceptionally well in so cal. I have been able to grow and produce fruit every year consistantly.i have a Carrie mango, and and unknown fiber free variety in the ground. I also have a Coconut Cream, Ice Cream, Irwin, and Cotton Candy mango ready for ground planting next year. I have fouund mangos to be exceptional, reliable trees in this climate. Very hardy.

let me get this straight....so you concluded from your 2 year old 3' Carrie that mangos in socal do exceptionally well and are very reliable?

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Simon
Rob is correct,  there are slipping issues even here in SoCal. I agree with you that ST has a long shell life, 7-10 days when picked green, on par with Edgar.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Spicezee
« on: June 06, 2017, 04:45:27 PM »
You need to thin down to 4-5 pieces per branch

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya seedlings
« on: June 06, 2017, 04:43:49 PM »
Every anona tree has seedlings from drop fruits. Once your trees get a few years under them you won't need to do any work they'll just pop up in spring.

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