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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Winter weather Florida..so far so good
« Last post by Robdallek on December 15, 2017, 07:53:37 AM »
A nice stretch of cool to cold dry weather...should bode well for mango and lychees😊
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overmulching?
« Last post by pineislander on December 15, 2017, 07:52:08 AM »
If the soil is very dry and you apply heavy mulch light rains will not penetrate deep enough to get to the soil and you may have to irrigate. Eventually rain will get down through and the soil will stay moist much longer than without mulch. 3" isn't so much. In a dry climate that is about right. Tree trimming mulches get better as they age so just store what they propose to give you.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango bloom one mile from my house.
« Last post by zands on December 15, 2017, 06:37:18 AM »
Nice blooms onthat one part of the mango tree. I’ve never seen guarana before, do you make a drink with it? There’s caffeine in the plant IIRC.

Simon

You use as much guarana powder as coffee.
To experiment w guarana buy 4-8oz on ebay. Amazon might be reasonable too? Guarana capsules are a total rip-off.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango bloom one mile from my house.
« Last post by zands on December 15, 2017, 06:33:28 AM »
Lol, looked at the pictures before reading your description.  I was trying to figure out the words for how to break it to you that those were guaraná and that mangoes look nothing like that  ;)

AFAIK, they're processed just like coffee.  Remove the skin, thoroughly dry, dry roast (but don't burn), and grind in a coffee grinder.  If there's another way to eat it, I don't know about it.

I have bought guarana seed and ground it up in a Krupp's grinder. Did not bother roasting it. You simmer it in water and its about as strong as coffee. Black coffee tastes better but guarana's caffeine stimulation is smoother.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overmulching?
« Last post by zands on December 15, 2017, 06:26:51 AM »
I have over mulched in soggy Florida. Really over doing will cut off O2 here. I have not done this so far but I do see thinner/minor tree roots growing upward into the mulch layer after many years.

In your dry climate it will be very difficult to deprive tree roots and soil of O2 via too much mulch. So get as much tree chips as you can. ALSO away from your trees, You can also pile it up and let it rot for a while like a compost pile.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overmulching?
« Last post by Frog Valley Farm on December 15, 2017, 06:22:25 AM »
Mulching is a basic component to farming organically.  I don’t think you could over mulch especially with the type of soil in San Diego.  3” is just a start.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: KEITT Mango
« Last post by Lory on December 15, 2017, 06:19:16 AM »
thanks for your review!  Is it a constant and reliable bearer?
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Citrus General Discussion / Can you overmulch citrus in San Diego?
« Last post by ExpertPruning.com on December 15, 2017, 06:13:22 AM »
I have loads of woodchips ready to go, I just don't know if I can overdo the mulching.

How much is too much mulch?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: KEITT Mango
« Last post by Capt Ram on December 15, 2017, 06:09:27 AM »
Definitely a keeper..late season good mango
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Tropical fruits like atemoya and nam doc mai are expensive over here. Carrefour sells them at $13/kilo in Dubai and other Gulf region.
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