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I forgot which of the two spray tanks is used for fertilizer and which for Roundup.  Found the smaller one first that had a bunch of mix left over so I used it.

Turned out to be the fertilizer solution.  Further search found the Roundup sprayer which is clearly marked for weed killer.   Mixed up a new batch and went at it.  I hope this never happens again!!!  It's too hot out there !!!!!!!

Dan
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Last post by Viking Guy on Today at 01:08:33 PM »
If a cutting hasn't started new growth in weeks/months, then make a fresh cut on the top to create a new wound.  Even removing just a half inch slice is enough.  They can handle full sun and need it.

You do this after it has been in the ground already for a few weeks, it might sprout branches from nearly every node.

That said, morning sun isn't enough.  You need to put your cutting in some nice hot scorching sunlight with maybe a little filtered light overhead.  Such as at the base of a small open canopy tree.

When you are watering at this stage, avoid too much wet in the soil.  Water the cactus itself, and only dampen the soil occasionally.  Otherwise you will create rot and prevent it from sending out roots properly.  This cactus needs to search for water to properly establish roots from a cutting--force it to do so.  Water the outer edges of the pot when you do water it.
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How does 'Seacrest' compare to 'Beverly' in terms of quality, taste, production and season?

'Beverly' Mango is superior in taste when compared to 'Keitt' (TFForum research: Jeff...).

The Seacrest I've had are in a higher league than Beverly as far as taste
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID: Mango Variety from Florida
« Last post by fruitnursery on Today at 12:46:20 PM »

Those mango fruits sure are beautiful! I hope they taste as good as it looks...keep us posted Berns!

I assume you are growing this in the Philippines?

Yup, growing them in a place with 6 months dry season and 6 months of rainy season in the Philippines. A mango growing area.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Guidelazeri
« Last post by mazha on Today at 12:38:02 PM »
 Received seeds from Guidelazeri in very good condition. Packing was great. Very good seller. Also he gave few tips about germination of marolo seeds
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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Spicezee
« Last post by Samu on Today at 12:15:50 PM »
Actually, my mistake last year was picking it (only 1-2 fruits) too late... :D
Ok, I'll start looking for the net, hmm, what men would do
for their hobby..., thanks for the heads up, Frank!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango and/or Avocado 24/7
« Last post by skhan on Today at 12:03:50 PM »
I usually buy ripe brogdons from Bender's Grove during the summer. Maybe starting in July.
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dear , u can plant mango seed in vertical position , as it is hung on the tree...after all it can germinate if u plant flat..what u need is a healthy embryo inside...
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Feedback: Scionon Grafting Tool
« Last post by fyliu on Today at 11:35:09 AM »
Haha, yeah. I remembered it being pricey compared to a grafting knife.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya problem
« Last post by BajaJohn on Today at 11:22:43 AM »
Those same papayas are looking much healthier now. Treatment was soap spray.

I also found this review of papaya growing conditions. A bit technical and sometimes hard to follow but it seems very comprehensive. One section suggests that papayas are extremely sensitive to overwatering because their roots need oxygen to survive. Hana, be sure you have well draining soil.

Thank-you Greenman. The soil is 50/50 compost and alluvial soil which is sandy with natural gravel. It is drip irrigated twice daily. Two of the 4 plants in the row showed no symptoms of problems and one seems to be producing nicely although nothing is ready yet.

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