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There are nurseries here that have trees planted in the ground so kinda like an actual orchard. California Tropical Fruit Tree Nursery, Exotica and another one I can't remember that has lots of large cherimoya trees.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet Tart Mango
« on: Today at 09:19:10 AM »
Nice mangos Mark, how many did you end up letting your tree hold?  As you know, first fruits from a tree are sometimes sub par but if you get a full flavored Sweet Tart or Lemon Zest, I'm sure they will blow your mind.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:15:53 PM »
Thanks for the report, I have both Tissue cultured and tops of the White Sugarloaf and the leaf just comes to a point like the White Jade so not really any thorns like the Queen.

Simon

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Thanks for the report, sounds like Diamond River will be a good choice for those growing in more tropical regions. Glad you had a nice harvest of fruit this year.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« on: July 24, 2017, 02:20:55 PM »
Hey Jimmy, do you notice any thorns on your White Sugarloaf? Mine seem to have about the same amount as White Jade, pretty much on at the tip of the leaf. These guys are growing fast!

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:17:14 AM »
Thanks for the info appresser! I have not had a chance to try the Meli Kalima yet. Too bad it is patented. If you ever find extra Meli Kalima seeds that you would like to sell, please let me know because I would be very interested in getting my hands on its genetics even if it's from seeds.

I am growing White Sugarloaf and White Jade but I've only tasted White Sugarloaf and it is the best tasting pineapple Ive ever tried. I hope the White Jade will taste similar.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: July 23, 2017, 11:58:34 PM »
Beautiful plants apresser! How does the White Jade taste compared to a White Sugarloaf? Are they pretty much the same except for the spines?

In my opinion, the larger the plant, the better. The larger the plant, the larger the fruit. Hopefully it will bloom for you soon. If it doesn't fruit for you soon, you can use calcium carbide to induce blooms.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: July 23, 2017, 03:58:00 PM »
Thanks for the picture Jimmy! After seeing that picture, I bet it's more slips. I just can't believe how many daughter plants this pineapple has.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« on: July 23, 2017, 03:55:38 PM »
I am worried that my pineapple plants will fruit too soon but with my new fertilization schedule using the Nutricote fertilizer, the plants seem to be growing at a super fast rate. I can't believe these guys are already 11 inches in a little over two months. Not just these tops but my Tissue cultured White Sugarloafs are also growing super fast.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet Tart Mango Tree On Ormus....
« on: July 23, 2017, 10:44:38 AM »
I've never heard of Ormus before so I had to look it up, Google is a wonderful thing, lol!

Sounds like it's plausible for it to be beneficial to plants but it could be difficult to know exactly how much of each element is in a feeding. I throw excess wheatgrass juice and pulp onto my trees and I'm pretty sure they are getting something out of it. I think wheatgrass may act in a similar manner as kelp emulsion. Please keep us posted on how your plants perform.

Simin

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Rootstock for mango tree
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:42:28 AM »
Plant them now. If you wait too long, the tap root can grow awkward. If you are going to eventually plant the seedling into the ground, you may as well plant the seed into the ground now so you don't have to transplant later.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: July 23, 2017, 12:54:23 AM »
This White Jade plant keeps on surprising me. I was checking out the plant this morning and noticed it had a baby ratoon coming out of the ground next to the much older ratoon and it also has multiple suckers coming out from in between the leaves. All this is on top of the multiple slips coming off the peduncle!

That would have been enough surprising for the day but as I inspected the baby pineapple, I noticed some flecks of green growing from the uppermost portion of the baby pineapple, adjacent to the crown of the baby pineapple. Does anyone know what this is? Is the pineapple adding additional bracts or flowers? I was thinking the pineapple has a set number of flower sections as soon as it emerges?
Side view of flowering White Jade and her larger ratoon

Small ratoon

Suckers

What's this green growth?



Current state of the fruit


Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« on: July 23, 2017, 12:31:35 AM »
Here's a little update of the top from the Kuai White Sugarloaf I got from Jude. This top is about 2-3 months old and is now 11 inches tall. It would be great if I can get this top to fruit in about two years.





Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Arizona Purple dragonfruit
« on: July 23, 2017, 12:08:49 AM »
Yup, that looks a lot like S8 Sugar Dragon

Simon

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Thanks for the slides, very informative!

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango haul
« on: July 22, 2017, 01:06:59 PM »
Rob, I trust your assessment of the mangos based on the pictures but sometimes that's all people can get. We often run into this issue for our mango tastings when we must pick fruit early in order to get many varieties to ripen within a short window period. I would much rather have a fully tree ripened fruit but sometimes it's the choice between harvested a bit early or nothing at all.

Simon

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Nice little beauty there and personal size. Please let us know how it tastes. It would be great if you can get s Brix reading as well. I'm trying to figure out average Brix of Tropical Gold varieties vs Extra sweet varieties like MD2.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango haul
« on: July 22, 2017, 12:56:35 PM »
Nice pick up. Let us know how they turn out. They look pretty green in the pictures but I've had great mangos that were picked mature green.

Simon

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Thanks for the report, I'm sorry the squirrel got to it before you harvested it but looks like the jellyseed would have affected it anyways. First fruits are usually sub par so hopefully it will get even better with age.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much sun for my young lychees?
« on: July 20, 2017, 05:42:52 PM »
Lychees love a thick mulch layer extending past the drip zone. This will also help with the humidity. During heavy growth flushes, a little extra Iron is beneficial.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much sun for my young lychees?
« on: July 20, 2017, 05:23:54 PM »
Lychees have very sensitive new flushes of leaves that are extremely prone to drying out. High heat combined with low humidity is bad for new leaves, combine wind with this and it gets worse. Once the canopy gets large enough, the outer canopy will partially protect the inner canopies new growth.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« on: July 20, 2017, 01:53:59 PM »
That's probably about how much we get if for except we have to pay for shipping. I believe one fruit is about 3-4 lbs and she sells a single fruit for about $27.5

These pineapples are super delicious and worth every dollar. I can't wait to harvest from my own plants!

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 20, 2017, 12:58:13 AM »
Just make sure however you make your posts, that its securely anchored to either the world, or a wall. Plants get top heavy fast and you don't want them falling over.
And since we're starting to show off pictures of our collections, here's the first harvest from my plants. Its a mix of S8 Sugar Dragons (smaller ones) and my experimental crossbreed.



Nice harvest, can you give a flavor description of your experimental crossbreed? Would you happen to have a Brix reading on your cross?

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Have you heard of Daiso?
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:20:37 PM »
Yup, been there. They also have lots of containers for food and other stuff, mostly house ware.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 Cherimoyas
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:11:28 AM »
Here is my cherimoya tree, how would you guys rate it as far as healthiness go, I pruned all the leaves in march


I agree with Sam that your tree is much too tall. I would actually take it down to about 18-22 inches which means all the branches and leaves would be removed. If you do head it back, just make sure it's above the graft or make sure you have scions to graft onto it. If you leave it as is, it will be very difficult to hand pollinate, bag, harvest and spray the fruit and tree.

Simon

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