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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Size Help
« on: May 26, 2017, 08:34:42 AM »
Since they are just 6 years at most since release, trying to find true accurate info on the mature, or outright height,  would be difficult.   Based on the mother tree and growth habits of both since release, I would expect both to exceed 30 feet with the Sweet Tart probably easily exceeding 30 feet. Of course, the heights can be controlled with a proper annual pruning regimen.

I just assumed someone might have seen the original 10 year old or so trees from Zill, but looking at the parents is a great indicator.  Thank You Sir. 

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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 / Re: Help With Guava Variety
« on: May 23, 2017, 11:22:29 AM »
The guava I'm talking about looks like the one marked "priceless" in the attached image.  It is extremely thin skinned, greenish/yellow when ripe, pink inside, and no bigger than a golf ball.  I tried looking at Excalibur fruit trees since they sell many types of guava but I don't see any called 'priceless'. 


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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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Do you dilute the neem oil? A standard 8oz container would not go far on my property. Thanks

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You will find your information in here.

How to reduce bee poisoning from pesticides - College of Science

http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/bpp/insect_clinic/pests/pnw591.pdf


Thank you. This is perfect. I will print it out at my office in the morning and give it a good read

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By the way, Thank you for bringing this topic up.

As you know. Bees are not the only pollinator around, other types of insects play a major role in the pollination process.

This is very true. But I keep bees so they are a little closer to the heart  ;)

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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 / Re: 8FT Custard Apple for Trade
« on: April 21, 2017, 03:24:23 PM »
I will try to find out the variety from the nursery I purchased from. It was a seedling. Obviously the pic below is not gonna win it any beauty contests since it loses all of it's leaves late winter every year, but you can see all of the new flush that is appearing in the Spring. It is a very healthy tree.




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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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If you wrapped with parafilm, you don't need the plastic bag. You can leave the parafilm and the new growth should be able to push through as long as don't over wrap it.

Simon

I didn't wrap the buds, because it would have been an awkward wrap, so I stopped just shy of them and bagged them and ties a knot with the paraffin to hold the bags in place.

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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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Ahhhhh. I undertand.  Looks like sugar apple. Is it worth growing? I mean, I was even a bit skeptical about growing it when I thought is was "Cherimoya" because of the crazy seed content.  It's just a bear to eat.  But no doubt the flesh is great.

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You sure what you bought locally is a cherimoya and not chirimoya?  I dont know many SFla cherimoya growers or nurseries selling cherimoyas.  Was there a variety name on it or is it a seedling?  Custard apple,  which some call churimoya, do fine here but us in no way similar or comparable to a cherimoya.
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Yup, I confirmed it is Chirimoya.  What is the difference. Hard for me to find any info online.  Keeps referring me to Cherimoya.  Any photo links or information links on the tree, fruit, quality, etc. would be awesome. I planted it about 1 year ago, it dropped its leaves during winter and now has new growth everywhere.  Its about 7Ft tall or so, but not the loveliest looking thing if you know what I mean.

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I bought one from a local grower who has a bunch. I just assumed it would until I came across some random posts indicating it might not. Is red custard Apple as finicky? Because that fruits well here and almost looks identical

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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

Fruitscapes, in Bokeelia, should have some really nice ones (doubt they would have any interest in trading for a golf club, though lol)

Haha I know I just threw it out there. There's gotta be a place in the Redlands where I love that has them. That's where the cultivar originated

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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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That's awesome man, thanks! PM me your number. I just extracted a bunch of honey from one of my hives so I'll bring you some as a peace offering. Least I can do as a thank you.

Next time, lead with the honey trade and I'm sure you'll get more responses.

Haha. I'm actually gonna use that piece of advice shortly. Looking for a 15 gal or larger oro negro avocado tree.

Btw, just wanted to say thanks to Andrew. Good guy. We met up this morning and all went well. Off to graft my new sweettart budwood now.

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Itís no problem. I should warn you that itís not the best time to graft right now because most mango trees have flowered and are setting fruit now but I think my Sweet Tart may have a few branches that are pushing buds if you want to try. Donít worry about price, if you just want a couple of branches you can have them for free. Actually, I also have a newly grafted Kathy mango tree thatís a new release and close relative of the Sweet tart that you can also have.

That's awesome man, thanks! PM me your number. I just extracted a bunch of honey from one of my hives so I'll bring you some as a peace offering. Least I can do as a thank you.

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If nobody else has offered and you are willing to travel to Davie, I can give you some Sweet Tart budwood.

I don't mind taking the drive at all. How much and how many buds? I appreciate you reaching out. I thought there would be a bigger response for such a popular cultivar.  I could come up early Saturday morning if that would work. Let me know. PM me your number

Thank You,

-Jon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Identification Help
« on: April 13, 2017, 09:56:27 AM »
Are most of the fruit that "tomato" shaped Johnny? I like the shape of that sappo.

Yes, the young fruit are round like Chico varieties and then kinda get tomatoe shaped as they get larger.  I'm just surprised at the size. I've never seen them get this large in the rounder varieties.  I'm gonna fertilize and water heavily now that its starting to flower and see if that changes the game as far as yield and fruit quality.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Identification Help
« on: April 12, 2017, 06:47:11 PM »
Any reason why the tree might be fruiting so lightly and irregularly? It looks healthy and has a ton of flowers everywhere. It's a 40ft+ mature tree in direct sun. Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Identification Help
« on: April 12, 2017, 05:18:27 PM »
It is Manilkara sapote or commonly called sapodilla. I have tree which produces fruits like the one in the photo.


These fruits are the size of a softball and the flesh is orange. I have several different types of sapodillia on my property, none of which look anything like this one. Can you post a pic of one that looks similar?

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