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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #100 on: March 12, 2017, 01:49:22 PM »
I'm with you, greenman.  My neighbors are fascinated with my sapodilla tree.  They think it's kiwi fruit.  I, too, give samples, and someone at the end of the block planted their own, so this does work!
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« Reply #101 on: March 14, 2017, 11:00:31 AM »
A video walk-through of about 90% of my mango grove. Many varieties, 50 trees in all some I haven't identified. The trees were planted 5 years ago. I bought the place 3 years ago but wasn't able to be there and attend to them, they are in need of pruning. Good bloom this year even with no maintenance so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Urfo160to

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« Reply #102 on: March 14, 2017, 02:16:31 PM »

What a beautiful sight to see, Wow!!!! All those future mangoes!!! Congrats!! Thanks for the video  :)

Are you planning on selling them to the public when they're ready?

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #103 on: March 15, 2017, 06:28:47 AM »
Yes, I'll be selling what I can't eat.

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« Reply #104 on: March 15, 2017, 09:11:37 AM »

Please post when they are ready for sale, Thanks! Please email me with the info when the time comes...I'm not that far from you.

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« Reply #105 on: March 15, 2017, 12:05:08 PM »
Holy moly! You could make a killing selling mangoes dude!

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #106 on: March 15, 2017, 12:24:34 PM »
A video walk-through of about 90% of my mango grove. Many varieties, 50 trees in all some I haven't identified. The trees were planted 5 years ago. I bought the place 3 years ago but wasn't able to be there and attend to them, they are in need of pruning. Good bloom this year even with no maintenance so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Urfo160to

Curious to know the tree x row spacing?  Looks nice
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« Reply #107 on: March 15, 2017, 08:10:58 PM »
Curious to know the tree x row spacing?  Looks nice

Spacing is 14 ft in row and 23 ft between rows. They are bedded about 18" high for drainage.
Planted in 2013, but may have been from 25 gal or more nursery stock.

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #108 on: March 16, 2017, 08:19:21 AM »
The cold snap of yesterday and today/hopefully tomorrow should stimulate more swelling buds to put out mango panicles. Or is March 15th too late?

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« Reply #109 on: March 16, 2017, 08:38:08 AM »
The cold snap of yesterday and today/hopefully tomorrow should stimulate more swelling buds to put out mango panicles. Or is March 15th too late?

Not too late to push out flowers but I have also seen on very late blooms, if temps rise to extremes when fruit is trying to set, actual set can be inconsistent to somewhat on the poor side relatively speaking.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #110 on: March 16, 2017, 09:25:43 AM »
A video walk-through of about 90% of my mango grove. Many varieties, 50 trees in all some I haven't identified. The trees were planted 5 years ago. I bought the place 3 years ago but wasn't able to be there and attend to them, they are in need of pruning. Good bloom this year even with no maintenance so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Urfo160to

That is impressive!  Happy harvest!

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #111 on: March 16, 2017, 09:30:48 AM »
A video walk-through of about 90% of my mango grove. Many varieties, 50 trees in all some I haven't identified. The trees were planted 5 years ago. I bought the place 3 years ago but wasn't able to be there and attend to them, they are in need of pruning. Good bloom this year even with no maintenance so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Urfo160to

wow, thats awsome.
I love the sound of "crunch crunch" of the leaves.
good natural mulch.
I think i would grow a couple of acacia on the north side
or plant some eleaegnus in between the rows as a nitrogen fixer
and comfrey for mulch and minerals.

do you plan on selling the place anytime soon :)
i guess i would have to also buy a house in Fla which isnt cheap... LOL

My backyard is getting really full
i might have to lok at buying an empty lot near here.

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #112 on: March 16, 2017, 12:16:12 PM »
A video walk-through of about 90% of my mango grove. Many varieties, 50 trees in all some I haven't identified. The trees were planted 5 years ago. I bought the place 3 years ago but wasn't able to be there and attend to them, they are in need of pruning. Good bloom this year even with no maintenance so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Urfo160to

Wow - at about a minute 40 seconds in there's a tree that's full of fruit already.  Do you know the variety on that one?

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« Reply #113 on: March 16, 2017, 09:23:13 PM »
Wow - at about a minute 40 seconds in there's a tree that's full of fruit already.  Do you know the variety on that one?

A Thai variety of 'green mango', very early and very sour now which is just what they want. I'm advised to sell it that way because the variety gets large but is quite susceptible to anthracnose later. Can't recall the name, and have a lot of sorting out to do on the varieties here.

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #114 on: March 16, 2017, 09:37:48 PM »
wow, thats awsome.
I love the sound of "crunch crunch" of the leaves.
good natural mulch.
I think i would grow a couple of acacia on the north side
or plant some eleaegnus in between the rows as a nitrogen fixer
and comfrey for mulch and minerals.
There's really no room at this point for more trees in the mango planting which is 1/2 acre. I'm preparing an acre to plant this summer, and will be doing misc tropical fruit with intercrops as it matures. My northern border will be 350 ft of sweet edible shoot bamboo, 3-4" diameter x 30-40 ft tall, western border is the seagrape lined fence at the start of the video. Neither Russian Olive or comfrey do very well around here, but the dryland tropical legumes do well. I'm about zone 10a-b.

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #115 on: March 17, 2017, 05:17:47 PM »
The cold snap of yesterday and today/hopefully tomorrow should stimulate more swelling buds to put out mango panicles. Or is March 15th too late?

Not too late to push out flowers but I have also seen on very late blooms, if temps rise to extremes when fruit is trying to set, actual set can be inconsistent to somewhat on the poor side relatively speaking.

Thanks bsb. The bloom situation is being monitored closely!  8)

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2017, 05:23:35 PM »
My northern border will be 350 ft of sweet edible shoot bamboo, 3-4" diameter x 30-40 ft tall,
You must be planning on selling fresh bamboo shoots. They seem to have good shelf life. I see them sold in bulk in Chinese supermarkets. Submerged in water in 5 gallon plastic buckets. Where did you buy them? I should plant a few.

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« Reply #117 on: March 17, 2017, 08:08:11 PM »
My northern border will be 350 ft of sweet edible shoot bamboo, 3-4" diameter x 30-40 ft tall,
You must be planning on selling fresh bamboo shoots. They seem to have good shelf life. I see them sold in bulk in Chinese supermarkets. Submerged in water in 5 gallon plastic buckets. Where did you buy them? I should plant a few.
I was going to plant a windbreak along the border anyways, and was offered cuttings. First I have to clear a 350 ft treeline full of Brazil Pepper and Earleaf acacia, and then plant cuttings in situ under drip irrigation this summer. I'm told there is a market, and why not grow something which can be harvested as a dual purpose planting? Hopefully I will see how it goes. If the propagation is successful, in a few years I'll be able to sell shoots/plants/cuttings.

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #118 on: March 18, 2017, 10:33:08 AM »
My northern border will be 350 ft of sweet edible shoot bamboo, 3-4" diameter x 30-40 ft tall,
You must be planning on selling fresh bamboo shoots. They seem to have good shelf life. I see them sold in bulk in Chinese supermarkets. Submerged in water in 5 gallon plastic buckets. Where did you buy them? I should plant a few.
I was going to plant a windbreak along the border anyways, and was offered cuttings. First I have to clear a 350 ft treeline full of Brazil Pepper and Earleaf acacia, and then plant cuttings in situ under drip irrigation this summer. I'm told there is a market, and why not grow something which can be harvested as a dual purpose planting? Hopefully I will see how it goes. If the propagation is successful, in a few years I'll be able to sell shoots/plants/cuttings.

Internet says they grow 40 ft high so should look nice. If I get some planted I will top them off at twenty ft. I will have to research if this is harmful to bamboo. Good luck!

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #119 on: March 19, 2017, 02:23:41 PM »
My Peach Cobbler.


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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #120 on: March 19, 2017, 04:01:13 PM »

Very nice tree DM!!! Great looking blooms!!

 

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