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LZ, extreme topping last year.  Now a  4' or so high heavily branching tree setting fruit. 

You need to knock off the panicles after they've done their thing, go against the forum NPK grain like I did and apply a high N food with micros to develop a good mass of roots and foliage.

Your choice of where to cut will be based on a weeping vs upright profile, local disease pressures, etc.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia... yum
« Last post by dwfl on Today at 09:23:22 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.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pingan and Marang
« Last post by Chandramohan on Today at 09:09:50 AM »
Hello Prachya, Do you have Pingan and Marang seeds?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia... yum
« Last post by ftmyersfruit on Today at 09:08:53 AM »
Most mature trees in SWFL are covered with fruits. Same for the ones at F&S.
Fairchild is the best mango for a first timer in my opinion

Even without sprays and doing it exactly right you will get a smaller tree with very tasty fruit

The Pickering is your smallest tree.  The Cotten candy has grown faster than my Pickering.  Honey kiss as well

Polk county is a lot colder than Brevard

Place your tree on the southwest side of your house to add protection or plant a Pickering in a bucket and move it in and out
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Last post by mangomongo on Today at 08:46:48 AM »
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia... yum
« Last post by TheDom on Today at 08:21:45 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.
Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citsuma Prague
« Last post by Radoslav on Today at 07:50:15 AM »
Of course, you need a large population of nucellar seedlings to produce better varieties.
But somatic mutations are not particularly rare.  Out of 200 nucellar seedlings  of Miyagawa-wase two new varieties: 'Okitsu-Wase' and 'Miho-Wase were selected in Japan.

Interestig article. There s a nice story related to satsuma cultivars released in sixties mentioned in that article. Professor Pospisil from Czechoslovakia met with japan delegation at symposium at that time and they offered to him and his university in Prague some budwood.
It arrived in 1971 or so trough Japan embassy. It was then encrypted under names J1, J2 ....J6, means Japan 1 etc. and put on tests. For better chance to survive, budwood was also secretly given to 2 experienced growers to test it in thier private colections. I personally saw last week these trees in private collection still alive and kicking. Then it was oficially announced to USSR. Russians asked for budwood, but official statement from CSSR was that budwood did not survived.
After some time the names were released.
J1 - Okitsu
J2 - Matsuyama
J3 - Miyagawa
J4 - Miho
J5 - citrus sulcata
J6 - citrus sunki
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