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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planting papaya seeds
« Last post by greenman62 on Today at 04:55:45 PM »
germination rate is high, basically no matter what you do.
fresher seeds are better though.

there is a small gel-sac around each seed.
some poop it, and it might germinate a little faster
but, i leave it on.
it keeps the seed from drying out.
it might prolong germination, but, i think it is healthier with the sac
(in the long run) than without it.

i would clean and dry the seeds with the sac on
and then plant ASAP after.
or, do not dry them... i havent seen a lot of difference.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Great Morning for Mangoes
« Last post by FruitFreak on Today at 04:47:18 PM »
A nicely grown and ripened Lemon Zest should not be sour. It should be very sweet with citrus notes but not have any sourness like a lemon. My later season Lemon Zest are usually sweeter and more full flavored.


The only one I have tried was like lemon candy.  Very sweet with strong citrus.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A wealth of different types of Uvaia
« Last post by Cassio on Today at 04:45:30 PM »
Vitiga, there isnīt a real "sweet" uvaia.
You can just find a few vars less acid, but sweet, not. ;)
I'm really looking forward to this show! What are you most excited to bring to the show? Anything new and exciting?
Probably grafted purple passion fruit vines (these are doing great at our place and out producing the non grafted vines with no signs of crown rot so far). Also Fe’i bananas, some Inga trees, a nicely branched Dream and grafted Jackfruit trees which look great right now.

Geo - did somebody buy that dream you brought with you?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone recognize this mango?
« Last post by baccarat0809 on Today at 04:22:57 PM »
I also got one.  There was a tag on mine when it arrived and was labeled "La Nina".  I bought it as a bare root plant last year and the part circled in red was the only branch it came with.

It flushed 3 or 4 times last summer and put on more growth than other mango that I owned.  No flushes during the wintertime at all but it had an enormous amount of flowers.  The flowers resulted in about 30 fruits being formed which I let get to about 50 cent piece size before I cut-off the pannicles and seem to be growing very, very fast.  The tree became VERY wide during that time as the weight of the flowers and the subsequent mangos bent the branches towards the ground.  The tree flushed again about 2 weeks ago and seems to have gotten the message to put its energy into growth rather than fruiting now.

Probably the most anthracnose hardy mango I have growing as NONE of the leaves have any sign of damage from that.  I do have a few leaves with insect damage but its minor.

The flushes have been light green in color as compared to all my other mangos which flush with a red/brown color in the leaves until the harden off.

Close inspection now is showing the tree is getting ready to flush again - i'm thinking maybe in another 2 or 3 weeks.

Lastly, the tree took the cold very well for me on the 32 degree nights but i did move the pot up under the fronch porch during those nights.  On the nights it went below 30 I moved the pot indoors.

Package arrived, Thanks Dada
Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Gamthi Curry Leaf Tree
« Last post by EndUser on Today at 03:47:50 PM »
Will check it out- thanks!
Although Is dormant oil and lotion petroleum the same as engine grease/ tool grease? Thanks, Matt
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Great Morning for Mangoes
« Last post by roblack on Today at 02:07:39 PM »
Thanks Simon. I was thinking it was not at optimal ripeness. Will keep trying!
Thank you so much guys! Now my worries have gone to rest
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