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Messages - Johnny Redland

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 12' greenhouse in san diego
« on: March 30, 2018, 03:34:20 PM »
Pickering is Hardy and very dwarf....I'm not a fan, but enough people swear by Nam Doc Mai...you could try that

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat recommendation
« on: March 30, 2018, 07:23:12 AM »
Gold Nugget is Excellent

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pruning rollinia problem
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:21:19 PM »
Same thing with mine. Itís supposedly a vigorous grower in my area, but it doesnít quite seem that way for me yet and hasnít really taken to pruning, although itís been quite dry here so maybe Iím rushing judgement. I do know that most potted Rollinia down here at nurseries quickly outgrow their pots and try to reach for the sky

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Anybody know how to get in touch with this guy? He is right down the street from me and Iíd sure like to stroll thru his tropical fruit tree paradise one day

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If this is one of the amber seeding that were distributed by Patrick or Sheehan, I would recommend that you put it in the ground.  These trees were distributed for free in the hopes of bringing a great jackfruit to the US. So far the results have been very good. My tree, unfortunately, is sickly.

I have jackfruit trees that have been putting out males for the last three years without fruiting.

Gnappi, taking 4 to 5 years to fruit is not a bad thing for a jackfruit tree. Small trees produce inferior fruit, fruiting puts a lot of strain on the tree, and BKL is a heavy producer.

The Amber will eventually go in the ground, just not in that spot apparently

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So I bought a 12ft jackfrut Seedling that was essentially rootbound in a 15 gallon pot and had no expectations whatsoever for it. As a matter of fact it was shaped like a lollipop with the lollipop stick being twice as long as normal....real ugly.  But I planted it early summer 2016 and it didnít do much of anything. So after Irma, I essentially cut it in half. It still didnít grow very much, although the trunk is now more proportional to the canopy.  I decided I would give it one more summer to get its act together or else I was going to pull it and replace with an Amber seedling I have in a pot currently. I was convinced this thing was getting chopped down in September. But today I was pleasantly surprised by a beautiful male flower and another that had already shriveled up and dropped onto a leaf below. What a great feeling. I really wanted to give this tree a chance and Iím glad itís showed some signs of progress well before the eleventh hour. It was a very exciting day




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Just picked up a 2 year old seedling tree and I was curious if anybody has any recommendations? I'm planning on treating it like my other Garcinia's which are growing in partial shade until mature, then introducing them to full sun.  I know F&S park grows them, but I've yet to pick their brains about it.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: wanted : Mammea americana
« on: March 25, 2018, 06:26:40 PM »
Iíd like the fruit. Not really interested in seeds. PM me if you have

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote: USDA and SES 2
« on: March 23, 2018, 03:08:43 PM »
Excalibur lists USDA and SES 2 as unique cultivars, so I assume they are different. F&S Park indeed still has many White Sapote trees, including a few BIG unnamed seedling trees.  I was at the Asian Festival at the park a few weeks ago and one of the large seedling trees was sporting over 1,000 fruit easy.  VERY COOL

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote: USDA and SES 2
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:54:35 AM »
Good to know the SES 2 produces well and is compact! I don't have an abundance of space in my backyard so that's helpful. They are still pretty small right now so I'm going to keep up potting them until they are a bit bigger. I'm wanting to get two more varieties to fill out the area, any suggestions on which cultivars I should keep an eye out for?

I'm going with a second Redland tree and a Younghans (or Younghans Gold) variety....I've heard that they are 2 of the best for South Florida.  I also have heard that Smathers and Florida Suebelle are excellent as well.  I've done quite a bit of research in this area because I've been planning on adding some more for a while.  If I knew they grew so darn well down here in my area, I would have planted them years ago.  I was always under the impression that they struggled down here but after seeing several LARGE established trees at Fruit and Spice Park, coupled with how well my current trees are growing, I'm definitely on the White Sapote Train now.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WANTED: White Sapote Tree 7g+
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:46:02 PM »
Have you tried lara farms?

I have not. I donít know why I always fo get about them. Iíve only bought a dozen damn trees from them. Iíll give them a call tomorrow. Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote: USDA and SES 2
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:25:46 PM »
Fruit and Spice Park in Miami has a tree that I eat fruit off of every year; SES 2 that is. Itís more like a big bush, but it produces around 200-300 fruit per year Iíd say. Itís a good tasting fruit, but very small. The average size is slightly slightly larger than a golf ball.  Iím still on the fence about picking one up, as Iíve heard other varieties are better tasting and larger.  But you wonít be disappointed.  No clue on USDA

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WANTED: White Sapote Tree 7g+
« on: March 22, 2018, 06:04:21 PM »
Looking for either Redland or Younghans variety in 7 gal or larger.  Please message me with pic and price.  Preferably in South Florida Area.  Thanks!  -Jon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My new Sweet Tart is full of fruit.
« on: March 22, 2018, 05:53:24 PM »
I don't know about Socal or other locations, but here in South Florida, in over a decade of growing mango trees (about 3 dozen of them), I've never pruned fruit on young trees and it's never been an issue.

While pruning fruit is necessary for some species (eg, Jackfruit -- which will go into decline if allowed to carry too much fruit), mangoes will do one of two things: either they will abort the fruit on their own, or the fruit will turn out small. But neither case presents a detriment to the tree.

My sweet tart did the same thing actually. I planted mine out from a 7 gallon, and within a year, it produced 2 dozen fruits -- all of which I allowed to remain until maturity. The fruit were all excellent, albeit a bit small.

X2 .  My Pickering is about 4 ft high and probably has set about 100 fruit.  Most likely it will abort 50-75% of those and be just fine.  Let trees do what trees do

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My new Sweet Tart is full of fruit.
« on: March 21, 2018, 05:18:43 PM »
That is awesome! Post update pics, Iíd be interested in the tree siz vs how many fruit it carries to maturity.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mammea time, spring fruit
« on: March 21, 2018, 08:20:12 AM »
Thatís great! I picked up a healthy 4-5 footer a few weeks back. Not sure on the variety...it was grafted at Lara Farms. In a few years, I hope to be doing what youíre doing

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Why are my Lychee leaves yellow?
« on: March 12, 2018, 10:03:18 AM »
Jonny, sorry I can't help you but I have a sweetheart lychee I bought that looks the exact size, could you tell me how old yours is so I can get an ideal of how old mine is.

Itís about 4 years old and been in the ground almost 2 years

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I disagree. Oro Negro tastes and looks very similar to your average Haas. In my opinion, they taste better; they are more creamer and richer. I wouldnít (and havenít) plant another variety of someone paid me

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Why are my Lychee leaves yellow?
« on: March 11, 2018, 04:01:15 PM »
As you can see from my below photo, one of my Sweetheart Lychee trees refuses to green up. At first I thought it was lack of water, but heavy watering hadnít changed it. Then I thought it may have been nutrient deficient so I fertilized with 8-3-9 with micros. The thing flushed out like crazy but leaves cane out yellow and never changed to dark green. Canít figure it out. My other Lychee trees are all dark, dark green.


Try doing a soil drench using Sequestrene-138 chelated iron.

Thank you!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My are my Lychee leaves yellow?
« on: March 10, 2018, 06:23:42 AM »
I didn't know it was even possible to grow green-leafed lychees in the redlands without heavy foliar micronutrient application. Don from Going Bananas showed me the difference between lychees given regular foliar treatment and those without. The latter group looked horrible.

Well itís true that a few miles east of us closer to the coast in more sandy/silty soil the Lychee trees look much darker on average, but we still have quite a few Lychee groves out in the Redlands, including a neighbor a few doors down that has about 40 trees and all are pretty darn dark green. And even after my neighbor sold his home about a year ago to folks that donít really know much about fruit trees, those trees still look pretty amazing. Plus the others in my yard are considerably greener. The tree is the photo is a 4 year old specimen, growing nicely with good branching, I just wish it was more aesthetically appealing

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Why are my Lychee leaves yellow?
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:28:44 PM »
As you can see from my below photo, one of my Sweetheart Lychee trees refuses to green up. At first I thought it was lack of water, but heavy watering hadnít changed it. Then I thought it may have been nutrient deficient so I fertilized with 8-3-9 with micros. The thing flushed out like crazy but leaves cane out yellow and never changed to dark green. Canít figure it out. My other Lychee trees are all dark, dark green.


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These professionals make it look like 4-12 inches. I enjoy their channel and hope they make a little money with 220,000 subscribers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS3SwFQLZ5U

Looks good. I wonder if itís a function of time or sprout height? Looks like maybe time alone, as long as itís sprouted. 4 months they say. Iím going to experiment. Todayís was good, but not very sweet.

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Any ideas on the best stage to eat sprouted coconut for maximum sweetness? When the sprout first shows? When itís 6 inches? 12 inches? Etc


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cacao Tree Loaded with Pods
« on: March 05, 2018, 02:30:50 PM »
Nobody from Hawaii should be permitted to post photos in this forum..... :'( :'( :'(

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Water tests before and after acid
« on: March 04, 2018, 05:29:18 PM »
You may be correct regarding the sudpemded solids, as my assumption was backwards anyhow; I was thinking that the higher acidicity would have killed off any bacteria, fungus, algae, etc. that was contributing to your suspended solids but the ppm increased, so that theory is out the window

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