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Ok, I was not familiar with their cold sensitivity. Are they any more cold sensitive than A traditional Mamey Sapote? Lara is right in my area so maybe I’ll check them out this week and bend their ear.  Thanks CM !

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There’s not much info on growing this species online, other than general info. I’m working on grabbing a tree now and want to ensure I’m not missing something. I know they tend to grow fast and large and that most of the grafted trees are hermaphroditic, but I’d like some information on cultivars, growing experiences in south Florida, and anything else unique to this tree. I know Fairchild has undertaken and extensive breeding program to determine superior cultivars, but nobody ever calls me back or can answer any of my questions. Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit at whole foods
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:52:32 PM »
I would recommend not buying the Mexican imported ones or the fruit from Johnny Redland's neighbor.

 ;) X 2

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lemon - deformity
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:37:32 PM »
Fukushima. Now you go on and git over to the citrus forum. YA GIT!

Lol.  Nobody reads that sh!t and I wanted everybody to see my weirdo fruit.

Haha

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit at whole foods
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:35:54 PM »
We have a Mexican flea market down here in Miami that I get them from for $1.50/lb. Not a special variety by any means....but they never disappoint. I have a neighbor with 40 pounders annually on her tree in her yard and they are tasteless garbage. So you really never know

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Least Colorful Mangos
« on: February 16, 2018, 11:02:18 AM »
Ice Cream and Okrung come to mind

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Oozing Brownish Orange Sap
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:05:09 AM »
Same problem on my Lemon Zest. I saw several spots that looked like brownish red bubbles appearing to be sap. We had temps in the upper 20s for several nights. Not a single green leaf on them currently but scratching the bark reveals green. Spray it with neem?

I've got a bunch of new green little sprouts coming out now, so what I did was cut back the burnt tips far enough to see green wood, but not far enough to remove any green sprouts that are shooting out of the branching.  I think this will help the tree recover, especially with spring around the corner.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Oozing Brownish Orange Sap
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:22:41 AM »
Abiu is a major PITA but it is also one of the best fruits known to man. I will continue murdering them until they submit or I end up living on the streets from buying too many seeds and plants and not paying my bills.

Well then...let us suffer together my friend

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Oozing Brownish Orange Sap
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:10:07 AM »
I'm just going to hack it back, fertilize with micros, and cut watering back to once per week on that tree and see how that goes.  Other than Abiu, this would be the first out of 40+ trees that I've lost so if I have to replant, no biggie.  But my mango trees shine in the summer down here, so it has the best chance its gonna get at recovering. Man.....Abiu is a PITA

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Oozing Brownish Orange Sap
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:26:44 PM »
I have had similar issues in the past with potted mangos and heavy rains. The overwatering was probably the main issue but they most likely had some micronutrient deficiency as well. How much water have you been giving them?

I irrigate every 2 to 3 days during winter for around 40 minutes. All other mango trees on my property look stellar

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Oozing Brownish Orange Sap
« on: February 14, 2018, 08:09:40 PM »
Looks like Gummosis.

Yes it does. I read that freeze damage can be one of the triggers. But Squam is right, that recorded temps did not get below 38F as far as I can remember

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Oozing Brownish Orange Sap
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:49:23 PM »
Freeze damage. Cut it back and it will grow out ok.

Gotcha. I figured but just wanted a second opinion before hacking away. Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Oozing Brownish Orange Sap
« on: February 14, 2018, 04:08:50 PM »
As you can see from the photo, my juvenile Golden Nugget Mango tree is oozing this ugly orange sap from several places. The tree took it the hardest out of all my mango trees after the few cold snaps we had this winter.  Would this have anything to do with it? Is this something to be concerned about? Tree looks worse than frozen dog sh*t now.



Not really. Just the two cold snaps near 39F. There is some new flush coming out now, so that’s a positive sign but otherwise it’s a crispy tree

Definitely concerning.  Looks to be on the decline. Did it incur any drought stress or flooding?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: If you like PINA COLADAS
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:32:14 PM »
Is it normal for this tree to (or any mango tree for that matter) to produce flowers directly after new flush? I thought mine was going to disappoint because it only produced 3 flowers and the rest turned into new flush, but now it appears in the center of the new flush some flowers are appearing and even some new flush that actually has flowers on the stalk directly below the flush. Is this normal?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango Tree Oozing Brownish Orange Sap
« on: February 14, 2018, 08:52:11 AM »
As you can see from the photo, my juvenile Golden Nugget Mango tree is oozing this ugly orange sap from several places. The tree took it the hardest out of all my mango trees after the few cold snaps we had this winter.  Would this have anything to do with it? Is this something to be concerned about? Tree looks worse than frozen dog sh*t now.



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Citrus General Discussion / Blood Orange ripened early and small on tree
« on: February 11, 2018, 06:11:32 PM »
Did anyone else in south Florida have any issues with their citrus where Hurricane Irma shocked their trees and caused fruit to ripen early and drop off of the tree? My blood Orange tree looks super healthy but had this issue after Irma

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Adding minor elements ‘how to’ ?
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:25:47 PM »
It’s hard to overdo the soil drench here in the Redlands due to rocky alkaline soil.

Hey man, it was good to meet you briefly when I dropped off the amber jack to ya. Sorry I had to jet, but newborn at the house has a lot of my calendar time slots booked up these days. Hopefully we can get together and bullsh*t one of these days. We’re building the house 3 blocks south of Knausberry on the corner, so we’ll be neighbors

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I have an electric 16 gallon high pressure tank sprayer from Northern Tool. I should have bought the Tow-Behind one.  It sprays 15 vertically with a good mist and maybe 25 with a jet spray.

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200649533_200649533

This was more along the lines of what I wanted. I can tow it behind my golf cart or mower and not have to worry about a heavy backpack, as I do have a lower back issue as it is. Thanks for this. 15ft is fine as I don’t let any tree get bigger than 12-15ft

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Here's a good discussion that you may want to read up:

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=21508.0

Good luck!


Good Call!! Thanks for the Thread, that's exactly what I needed

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Adding minor elements ‘how to’ ?
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:14:54 AM »
Instructions say how to mix it and note to spray up to tree runoff. Are they talking about the ‘dripline’ Of the tree and if so, I assume add it directly to the soil, is that correct?
They mean to spray the leaves until the spray "runs off" those leaves.
The rate application is different for foliar compared to soil drench. Good to fully understand directions before applying either since you could do damage if done incorrectly.

Awesome! Appreciate the clarification. The directions were rather short and ambiguous

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Adding minor elements ‘how to’ ?
« on: February 05, 2018, 11:03:34 PM »
Instructions say how to mix it and note to spray up to tree runoff. Are they talking about the ‘dripline’ Of the tree and if so, I assume add it directly to the soil, is that correct?

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Looking for something to trail behind my mower or golf cart and that can adequately spray and cover numerous fruit trees up to about 15ft high. Any popular brands or models I should look into? Thanks

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My understanding is that there are hermaphroditic types.
That is one of the reasons why the ones sold at nurseries are grafted.

I've heard they're large tree as well but I'll try controlling the sizes like I do mangoes

Yeah, I've also read several places that the size can be controlled, almost like that of a sapodillia.  I just checked with Pine Island for reference and they do only sell self-pollinating, grafted varieties.  If I do decide to go with a smaller tree from pine island, they will be available in about 4 more weeks I was told, just in case anyone else reading this may be interested.

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I grafted one and planted it early last year.
I started the seedling rootstock in late summer.

It grows really fast. Went from 1.5ft to about 5.5 feet in one growing season.
Would have grown more but I tipped it so now it has 4 main branches

This is one of the cases where I'd say save the money and get a 3 gallon.
I'd do the same for a VP mango, banana, or mulberry.

In Either case, I'll keep an eye out for bigger ones

I've read that a few need to be planted in order to ensure pollination/fruit set.  What have you found on the subject?  They are rather large trees, so I'd like to plant as few as possible but ensure fruiting down the road.

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Pine Island Nursery should carry them. At least according to  their website.

It’s very rare for them to have any tree larger than 3 gallon

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