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which one you like the most?

usually lemon zest but this year they've been very washed out. some are starting to get some citrusy flavor but nowhere near as intense as they should be.

Super colorful fruit punch and colorful others. Fruit punch looks like a mango that would sell based on "curb appeal" plus I read it has great taste. Have not eaten one yet.

the couple we've had so far have been leaps and bounds better than everyrhing else this year. Thus far it is the only non-washed out mango in the yard.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Nice selection of mangoes picked today
« on: June 16, 2018, 01:52:06 PM »
Nice small group of mangoes picked while walking around the yard doing general maintenance. Fruit Punch, Lemon Zest, Rosigold, Coconut Cream, Angie, and Cogshall.

This, of course, is in addition to the dozens upon dozens of Glenn and even more Haden (from my wife's mother) that are rotting on the counter because we can't keep up with cutting/freezing them for smoothies.

My abiu seedling from Noel is about 5 years old and around 8ft tall (pruned somewhat to keep it under control). Other than doing battle with lobate scales, it is relatively healthy. It has flowered the last 3 years - thought this year we'd finally see fruits as I really babied it. More disappointment as every flower did nothing. Another year of waiting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Mangos of 2018
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:34:34 AM »
Thus far everything has been totally washed out with Cogshall being the closest to having somewhat of flavor.

Glenn, Nam Doc Mai, Angie, Cogshall, Rosigold, and Lemon Zest... all mehhh.

The most frustrating has been the couple very early LZ. Yiu can taste the faintest hint of a citrusy flavor and knowing it's therr under all that blandness is infuriating. Hopefully everything will start getting better.

Nothing ripening yet on Pickering, fruit punch, or coconut cream.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: High rainfall == Low brix?
« on: May 29, 2018, 07:56:33 PM »
Every mango to date from my trees (Angie, Glenn, Rosigold, and a few Lemon Zest) has been relatively tasteless/bland. The LZ I can understand because what we've had so far was super early, but I'm definitely concerned about the total washout of flavor.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Mangos of 2018
« on: May 28, 2018, 07:34:20 AM »
Where do you buy the clamshells online?

There's a bunch of places, but I bought from Berry Hill Drip:

(make sure you select the strawberry one - not the cherry tomato default)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Mangos of 2018
« on: May 27, 2018, 07:41:54 PM »
Doing my best to protect the harvest this year - been saving strawberry clamshells for a couple years and also bought a box online of 500 more. Going to try clamshells and a pepper wax spray on the clamshells. Maybe between the two I can keep the squirrels and iguanas at bay.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Mangos of 2018
« on: May 26, 2018, 08:10:18 PM »
So I was wondering what type lychee savemejebus has and is it good during the rainy weather?

Mauritius. They are delicious this year. We picked a bunch before the cruise because we were worried they'd be gone by the time we got back. They were not fully ripe at that point and, while good, did not have the full lychee flavor. The ones we picked today were at the perfect ripeness and a full/deep red. Excellent flavor. Unfortunately, both of my sweetheart trees set a ton of flowers/fruit but everything fell off/aborted. So it's just one tree for us this year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Mangos of 2018
« on: May 26, 2018, 01:30:38 PM »
Just got back from a cruise today and found a few lemon zest fallen from the tree (heavily affected by fungus) in addition to 1 rosigold and 1 angie ready to pick. Hopefully they'll be salvageable.

The lychees are at their peak - we were worried the birds/critters would have demolished the tree while we were gone. They took a lot, but we still get a nice harvest.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chipper recommendations
« on: May 23, 2018, 02:59:43 PM »
this is what I use. not as fast as gas, but super convenient and easily eats through about 1.5 inches relatively quickly. only issue is supplying enough power - you want to make sure the outlet you're using is not providing elsewhere or you'll likely blow a fuse.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Amazing new lychee variety...
« on: May 05, 2018, 01:32:35 PM »
The "great dane" lychee - for some reason, standing under this tree is his favorite spot in the yard.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Very large Hasya sapodilla fruit
« on: May 03, 2018, 03:46:21 PM »
Are all your fruit that round? My Haysa doesn't have round fruit.

most of mine were oblong like in the picture posted by the other guy above. this one was a genetic freak.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soon.... soon, my pretties!
« on: May 03, 2018, 10:54:44 AM »
Starting to get some color... won't be long now before the squirrels, blue jays, and iguanas start to take interest.

Beautiful.  What variety?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Very large Hasya sapodilla fruit
« on: May 02, 2018, 09:31:35 PM »
We've had about 10 sapodilla off this tree thus far, but this one (which held on the longest) absolutely dwarfs every other fruit that was on the tree (which were not tiny). Not sure why this one grew to freakishly large size but looking forward to devouring it in a couple days.

And before the jokes start rolling in... no, I'm not a manlet.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Soon.... soon, my pretties!
« on: May 02, 2018, 08:36:01 PM »
Starting to get some color... won't be long now before the squirrels, blue jays, and iguanas start to take interest.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichama in full bloom
« on: April 22, 2018, 12:01:58 PM »
Nice; how old?

I guess around 5-6 years in ground.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grumichama in full bloom
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:55:48 AM »
That time of the year - went outside and smelled the flowers before I saw them. Looks like the whole tree (which we keep around 7') will soon be completely covered in flowers and fruit.

This is about the 4th time this one and the two others near it have been decimated. It's not leaves falling off - it's a full set of leaves one day and nothing the next morning. If they were falling off they would be inside the mesh cage in the morning. I have 3 more papayas on the other side of the yard planted from the same group - they are growing like crazy and have yet to be attacked. Those ones are close to the dog run and I figured that might be keeping whatever is attacking the others away. It's really frustrating because every time these flush out, they get eaten.

At first I thought it was the iguanas that hang out in the area, but now I have no clue. I've wrapped them up in mesh fencing but every time they get a set of leaves on them they get wiped out. I am guessing it happens at night. Iguanas? Snails? Ninjas?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat - when is it ripe ?
« on: April 12, 2018, 05:01:14 PM »
Sweetest when they just turn orangish.

Agree - I usually eat them full yellow to a hint of orange. They don't usually last on the tree much longer than that between the fruit flies and the critters.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too Late for Mango Rebloom?
« on: April 12, 2018, 04:43:02 PM »
A few varieties have some blooms here or there, but my coconut cream is really loaded with flowers. That may not translate into a lot more fruit, but it's neat seeing it full of flowers when it already has a lot of fruit holding.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too Late for Mango Rebloom?
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:24:32 PM »
looks like coconut cream, glenn, lemon zest, and NDM are all flowering again. assuming the flowers translate into fruitlets it should be an extended harvest which is nice.

will hopefully do a better job with sulphur and MKP application to control the powdery mildew. lemon zest and NDM both got hit hard previously but are bith holding lots of fruit.

MPK Mono-Potassium Phosphate 0-52-34. Not a ton of info out there about it, but I have read that it is used to control powdery mildew and obviously for foliar feeding. I mix a very small amount (less than 1 tbsp per 3 gallons) in with my foliar sprays - no way to physically observe what, if any, effect it actually has. I guess I'll find out if the whole family starts glowing after mango season this year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Are these abiu flowers?
« on: March 18, 2018, 08:11:00 PM »
For those in the know, are these abiu flowers? Been in the ground for a few years... I've seen these before but nothing came of them previously. Wondering if they're flowers.

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