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First mango fruit of 2017
« on: March 19, 2017, 02:12:59 PM »



About 11 days early compared to the last few years.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 02:18:31 PM »

Congrats!! My trees are still in bloom stage  ::)

Looks yummy!!

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 03:00:16 PM »



About 11 days early compared to the last few years.

 :D

What variety?

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 05:26:11 PM »



About 11 days early compared to the last few years.

 :D

What variety?

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 09:37:17 AM »
When I was a boy the Edward mangoes were much larger.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 12:05:31 PM »
When I was a boy the Edward mangoes were much larger.

 :P

The early ones always come out small. I see some larger ones on the trees though, probably April fruit.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 01:41:11 PM »



About 11 days early compared to the last few years.

 :D

What variety?

Edward
Congratulations Alex.

Per google, Spring Equinox 2017 in Northern Hemisphere was at 6:28 AM on
Monday, March 20

Two signs that it's time to finish off a few recently discovered mango bags frozen and buried in freezer from last year.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 04:14:29 PM »
How was the quality of the flavor?

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 04:39:37 PM »
Edward
We knew this before you posted /confirmed. Anyone who pays attention here would know in advance via osmosis.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2017, 06:18:45 PM »
How was the quality of the flavor?

It was good for an early mango but the April fruit are always considerably better.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2017, 12:36:27 PM »
Harvested first Rosa yesterday:



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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2017, 05:58:25 PM »
Edward
We knew this before you posted /confirmed. Anyone who pays attention here would know in advance via osmosis.

Sorry Zands - some of us are newbies here and still learning our way.

Mango's have been my favorite fruit since I was a kid, but never had a realistic chance to grow when i lived in New York.

Now that I made my way to sunny Florida and had a chance to buy some drop dead amazing mangos at a roadside stand last year, I caught the bug and I'm trying to learn about the species and growing them myself - especially as I'm trying to grow my own seedlings then graft on.

I got pretty good at growing fruit trees and grapes in New York, but I need some time.  I hope i didn't offend you as you are a wealth of knowledge and I hope to pick your brain in the future.

Thanks

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 10:04:56 AM »
Harvested first Rosa yesterday:



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😍😍😍 can't wait.. (keep telling myself just a couple more months)
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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2017, 11:14:31 AM »

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2017, 06:30:40 PM »
Are they for sale yet?

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2017, 06:57:24 PM »

In hot muggy Orlando might need more fungicide

I think you meant cool muggy Orlando at night = more fungal infections.
The recent outbreak of powdery mildew was reported by cookie monster after cool moist nights reaching far south florida.
1. http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/r/download/57038 It's good to know similar situation occurs in COOL moist environments usually dark at night. (Cooler in Orlando than Delray/miami/etc. normally at night)
Grass looks as though it is sprinkled with flour. Kentucky bluegrass and shade areas are the most susceptible. Grass will wither and die. It is FAVORED BY TEMPERATURES of 60-72 F
Water only in the morning; reduce shade by pruning, aerate and check drainage in the area.

2. https://www.practicalwinery.com/marapr03/marapr03p16.htm
 Note that whereas the fungus can multiply rapidly when temperatures are in the mid-60s to mid-80s, it is inactive while temperatures remain above 90F. In fact, some spores and colonies are killed after relatively short exposures above 95F

3. http://www.begonias.org/Articles/Vol72/PowderyMildew.htm
 Most powdery mildews have an optimum temperature of 21C (Celio & Hausbeck, 1998). The germination of spores is less efficient at higher temperatures. Also the growth of hyphal threads will be curbed at higher temperatures. There is no infection if the temperature is above 30 ,(C. Research has found that the maximum temperature is 30 C for appresoriumformation, while the colonies die at a temperature of 32C (Quinn & Powell, 1982). Mildew will not die at lower temperatures, but its growth will decrease.

1 =favored temp.60-72F
#2 Mid 60s to mid 80s F and slow at 90F and some killed at 95F
#3  21C = 69.8F = great powdery mildew temperature for growth
#3 No infection if above 30C = 86F = Lucky Miami a lot of the time for less fungus growth.
...Just thought I would open a few eyes...

I might as well add a link to the highly paid professionals opinion... aka pot growers...
https://www.420magazine.com/forums/frequently-asked-questions/102994-powdery-mildew.html

I just thought to write this when reading prior post; however, it would be better served in cookies powdery mildew thread...so copying to it.
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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2017, 07:38:53 AM »
Are they for sale yet?

Another couple weeks and I should have some available for local purchase.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2017, 10:19:40 AM »

In hot muggy Orlando might need more fungicide
I think you meant cool muggy Orlando at night = more fungal infections.

You know the fungal ins and outs and problems better than I do.  I was  saying to baccaratX that in Orlando he can probably grow northern type grapes he has grown up north with but will need more fungicides...

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2017, 04:49:40 PM »
Hard to grow northern's here with pierce disease so common.

Lakeridge winery to my west grow a lot of grapes on site

Just north of Clermont on hwy 27

Muscadine 's grow well here

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2017, 06:32:38 PM »
First Lemon Meringue. Mmmmmmm:




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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2017, 06:55:35 PM »
Hard to grow northern's here with pierce disease so common.

Lakeridge winery to my west grow a lot of grapes on site

Just north of Clermont on hwy 27

Muscadine 's grow well here


Lakeridge winery is growing northern grapes? Despite the Pierce's disease.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2017, 10:38:37 PM »
So, I LOVE concord grapes and had 5 amazing vines, each producing about 100 lbs of grapes a year.  I planted the spring of 2001 after buying the house and provided the vines with a vary large trellis, then culled the fruit the first 2 years to allow the vines do their work and grow the main stem and and branches into double T shape, with two branches on each vine about 3 feet off the ground, and then 2 more branches 5 feet off the ground.  Every fall I wacked the hell out of the plant back to that double T shape.  After those first 2 years of culling fruit and working on growing the main vine I ended up with about 25lbs of grapes for each plant, then the production increased by about 25lbs a year until they hit the 100lb mark.

The trunk of the vine ended up being almost 3 inches thick and the T branches were 2 inches thick and produced an abundance of new growth every spring.  Had them in the ground for 15 years before I sold my house and moved down south.  Pisses me off as the new owner of the house pulled them - probably my most prized plantings - without ever tasting those succulent morsels.

Anyway, I was under the impression the vines needed a good freeze and a dormant period to really produce.  If you guys think it'll work down here, damn, i'll give it a shot, but from what i've heard they'll never set fruit without the dormancy.

Thoughts?

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2017, 07:00:01 AM »
Please do not hijack this thread with talk about grapes.  Not trying to be rude but this will be an important one throughout mango season.
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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2017, 09:39:18 AM »
First Lemon Meringue. Mmmmmmm:



That looks real good.  Did PPK have a decent fruit set for you this year?  Fruit looks clean!
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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2017, 11:13:00 AM »
First Lemon Meringue. Mmmmmmm:



That looks real good.  Did PPK have a decent fruit set for you this year?  Fruit looks clean!

Yes where they bloomed they set well. Unfortunately I have several decent sized ones that had incomplete/minimal amounts of bloom.

 

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