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Tropical Fruit Discussion / When to pick Carrie- Truly Tropical
« Last post by AlwaysHotinFL on June 22, 2017, 10:08:44 PM »
I'm loving Chris from Truly Tropical's YouTube channel. Great information here. Latest upload: How to know when to pick your Carrie Mango

https://youtu.be/3mYi8osFXkY

In a nutshell look for (in no particular order):

1. Color change- from green to yellow
2. Smooth skin
3. Plump fruit
4. Browning on the stem
5. Sap lines/marks

Doesn't have to be all the above. But should be at least a couple.

-Hopefully others can share if these tips also play out for those in Carrie's family tree (Angie, etc. )
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Last post by arvind on June 22, 2017, 09:34:45 PM »
Here's an update of my White Jade Pineapples I got from Adam. The leaves get frozen back a bit every winter but I just cut off the dead parts and it grows fine.

One of my plants that I overfed with fertilizer in the middle of its crown of leaves had severe fertilizer burn and the original plant died back only to give me about 10 suckers, slips or ratoons. Maybe the way to induce suckering is by harming the plant?


Here are the pictures. The picture with multiple plants in one pot is the one I killed back and multiple suckers replaced the original plant that eventually died. I already removed 4 suckers from that pot.











Simon
what a beauty .Your pineapple seems happy .Unfortunately we dont have this variety here in malaysia.The pineapple that is considered superior and have good demand due to taste here is sarawak and MD2 (introduced from hawaii) .From what i read here this variety can easily beat the two varieties we have in malaysia.Now i am looking for suckers or slips of this variety :)
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Citrus General Discussion / Citrus Greening Spreads To Alabama, US
« Last post by Millet on June 22, 2017, 09:30:35 PM »
A highly contagious bacterial disease that seriously threatens the U.S. citrus industry has been found for the first time in Alabama.

http://www.freshplaza.com/article/177607/Citrus-greening-spreads-to-Alabama,-US
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Why young Chempadak plants die
« Last post by arvind on June 22, 2017, 09:25:32 PM »
I have mentioned the sudden death syndrome of chempadak a few times in past threads. It isn't climate related and some varieties are more prone to it than others. Two people can get seeds from one fruit and they might all die for one person and all live from another. They die when the are small and transitioning to food from the seed to be self sustainable.
I am pretty sure it is soil related and probably due to soil fungus impacting the roots during a short window where they are most vulnerable.If the get to a foot high they seem to grow past the vulnerability and are just the same as young jackfruit.

Wow that is interesting and valuable info there.One of my favourite fruit too and love it when it is deep fried as snack
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Citrus General Discussion / The Tough Gold Nuggget
« Last post by Millet on June 22, 2017, 09:19:20 PM »
The Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association Citrus Nursery Division held a meeting in Apopka recently. Part of the sidebar discussions among attendees included the amazing health and vigor of the ‘Gold Nugget’ mandarin.

NVDMC originally brought the ‘Gold Nugget’ to Florida in hopes of finding an alternative to the ‘Honey Tangerine’ for the late season. As is typical with new mandarins in Florida, all of the early trees were grafted onto ‘Cleo’ liners. The trees grew well and looked decent, but did not produce enough fruit to be commercially viable.

As HLB continued to wreak havoc on old-line varieties, the ‘Gold Nugget’ seemed to hold its own. The worse everything else looked, the better the ‘Gold Nugget’ looked. The oldest planting of ‘Gold Nugget’ mandarins was at Conserv II. At the time this article was written, the front-end loaders were closing in on the block, but the trees were still standing. A small group of nursery owners drove out to see the trees. The trees remained dark green with a thick canopy, despite 14 to 18 months without irrigation, pest control, or nutrition.

NVDMC recently converted its ‘Gold Nugget’ contract from trial only, to also include dooryard and commercial production. This variety is a natural fit for dooryard growers. The jury is still out on its commercial utility in Florida, but more growers could be working with it soon.




http://www.freshplaza.com/article/177510/Citrus-variety-Gold-Nugget-becoming-more-appealing-for-Florida-growers
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Branches dying off on Mango tree
« Last post by Schutzhund on June 22, 2017, 09:08:15 PM »
Your tree doesn't look too bad. The dropping of the fruit is normal, especially when the panicles are holding too much fruit. Sometimes smaller branches that are shaded out will naturally die back.

Simon
It's never done this before it just started this year, my other mango tree is fine just this one is acting strange this year
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Citrus General Discussion / Second Announcement:2017 Southeastern Citrus Expo
« Last post by Marj on June 22, 2017, 09:05:10 PM »
The Southeastern Citrus Expo is coming to Savannah, Georgia on November 17 and 18, 2017.

Optional tours on Friday the 17th will include Franklin Farms of Statesboro and a Savannah back yard citrus orchard in the afternoon, as well as self-guided visits to the plantings at Armstrong State University and the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. Additional tour possibilities will be forthcoming.

Saturday's conference sessions will be held at the beautiful Skidaway Island State Park, which borders Georgia's intracoastal waterway.
http://www.gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Confirmed speakers include Jamie Burrow of the University of Florida on citrus greening and other citrus growing challenges;
Lindy Savelle of the Georgia Citrus Association on the progress with commercial citrus growing in Georgia;
Billy Renz on the commercial citrus groves of Franklin Farms in Statesboro;
A panel of experts will share experiences and provide advice.
More presenters will be added.

If you grow citrus or want to learn how, mark your calendars and watch for further announcements about the conference schedule, as well as more information about tours and the citruholics banquet on Friday the 17th. If you have program ideas or questions, contact Marj Schneider at <marjschneider@bellsouth.net>
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: P. Coronata Restinga Seeds
« Last post by bradflorida on June 22, 2017, 08:52:14 PM »
How does the fruit taste?  Similar to red jabo?

Brad
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Branches dying off on Mango tree
« Last post by simon_grow on June 22, 2017, 08:48:33 PM »
Your tree doesn't look too bad. The dropping of the fruit is normal, especially when the panicles are holding too much fruit. Sometimes smaller branches that are shaded out will naturally die back.

Simon
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: P. Coronata Restinga Seeds
« Last post by RiversOFT on June 22, 2017, 08:34:20 PM »
Any pictures ?
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