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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Last post by Squam256 on Today at 10:38:24 AM »
Yay... first mango of the season.

Rosigold:




Pfft, Rosigold is so last month  ;)

Venus and Maha Chanok:


That's right, I eat Venus in April AND October.
BrettBorders beat me on Maha.
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They grow better closer to God

And touched by angels.  That's why they're so sweet.

I doubt if Miami ever gets 100 chill hours especially over last "winter".  My peach trees look sick because of so few chill hours, the norm being 750 + where I am.  Elevation - 1,800'.
I didn't realize Miami ever received average chill hours, especially recently.  I only get about 50 to 75 hours of chill in the winter on average, and areas near the coast even less.  This year I received about 160 hours which hasn't happened in about 7 years.  I can't say if that will have much of an effect on Cherimoya fruit production.  I think the extra rainfall we had will help more.
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Nice project Simon, your inspiration tree is a work of Art! I think this is the way to go for many different fruiting trees. Espalier to the ultimate ;) 8)Keep us posted on this worthy effort i like it! :)
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I spent a fair amount of time getting mine into a nice shape only to have winds from a strong cold front negate my efforts. A lot staking and tape to support branches until they firm up.



what a shame. It occurred to me as well, the wood of coconut cream appears to be brittle and snaps easily under light pressure. this plant needs constant staking and tying to prevent this sort of damage. feel sad for you to have this happen to such a beautiful tree.
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Thank you!

What is the best method to graft the marang in a jaca seedlings?





Marang and Chempedak will graft to jackfruit. I would think that Lakoocha and Kwai Muk would be compatible but I haven't tried it yet. I know breadfruit is commonly airlayered here in Florida.
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Just don't plant too deep.

Most failures are too deep


Leave the top root showing or its too deep

You will see the roots when you buy

That is correct depth

Some are selling mango already

Do yourself a favor and go to west palm and try before you wait on fruit you may not like


Then buy your trees knowing the outcome
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Need Help Identifying This Fruit Tree Seed .
« Last post by edzone9 on Today at 10:00:23 AM »
Hello Gang;

I met an old gentleman who shared the same passion for fruit trees that we do .

Today he gifted me some Guandules seeds and 1 Large brown wrinkled fruit , Is it Sapote?
Thanks Ed



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia... yum
« Last post by Guayaba on Today at 10:00:05 AM »
The tree is pretty big. Maybe 15-20 yrs? And looks like it's going through its normal flowering/fruiting now. This particular fruit was one that set and developed thru our "winter" and there is a bigger fruit still on the tree from same bloom but not quite ready yet. The fruit and texture seems like it can go from semi firm to full on custardy snotty mush very fast after reaching ripe and harvesting but flavor is still good.

Have you guys growing Rollinia seen much variability in taste of fruits from seed? Maybe superior selections out there but this one was tasty to me.

That sounds like the tree is doing really well. Nice to know that it is producing more blooms and will fruit more this year.  Mine has a way to go before that happens.  I think it will be a few years before I get to taste one.....maybe I'll have to take a fruit vacation in Florida!  Thanks for posting.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia... yum
« Last post by Guayaba on Today at 09:55:34 AM »
Nice size tree and fruit!  How many fruit were on that tree?  Was the fruit firm or snotty? I understand Rollinia are shy bloomers and low in fruit production. I am only asking because I'd like to hear other peoples experiences. I have a small tree and know that attempting to get it to bloom well, let alone fruit will be difficult in my climate. I think I see several flowers on my tree growing in now with the new growth, but only time will tell.
That has not been my experience, though rollinia does do better in a humid climate like we have here. Mine is flowering heavily now, and generally sets fruit well on its own.
Good to know that they can perform well and fruit nicely in the right climate.  I have had a couple of growers in Florida tell me that they did not fruit well.  Perhaps their trees are still young.  Keep us updated on the progress, I'd like to see some photographs of your success!  It will give me hope of actually getting fruit some day.
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They grow better closer to God

And touched by angels.  That's why they're so sweet.

I doubt if Miami ever gets 100 chill hours especially over last "winter".  My peach trees look sick because of so few chill hours, the norm being 750 + where I am.  Elevation - 1,800'.
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