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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2017, 11:15:30 AM »
Looks like you got some fruit set on the pina colada. How has production been on yours?
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2017, 06:56:53 PM »
Looks like you got some fruit set on the pina colada. How has production been on yours?

You asked what I omitted. Nice bloom but zero fruit production last year 2016. iirc not even any tiny bb size fruits formed to later fall off due to fungus or whatever. Which I think is part of the reason it is doing so well so early this year. But in 2015 good production of small and delicious fruits.

Last year with no fruiting it grew more than ever before
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2017, 07:30:57 PM »
OK. Last year was a bad year in general for mangoes. Rain at the wrong time.

Looks like you got some fruit set on the pina colada. How has production been on yours?

You asked what I omitted. Nice bloom but zero fruit production last year 2016. iirc not even any tiny bb size fruits formed to later fall off due to fungus or whatever. Which I think is part of the reason it is doing so well so early this year. But in 2015 good production of small and delicious fruits.

Last year with no fruiting it grew more than ever before
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2017, 05:34:58 PM »
My pina colada is the same way. It had massive blooming last year, but only a few fruit set which later fell off. I was ok with that because it was only on its second year. This year, again, it has beautiful massive flowering, but only a couple of tiny fruitlets. It isn't poor pollination or disease, there are no female flowers. I'm wondering if this is just some age related hormonal issue for the tree, or can I expect to be frustrated and disappointed by this tree every year?

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2017, 05:54:34 PM »
Yesterday,  the forecast showed the lows in the upper 40s here for mid to late week this upcoming week.  Now it has been pushed back to end of next weekend and overall, the lows are trending a little warmer.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2017, 07:06:52 PM »
Yep, but it looks like we have a solid block of a week or more with lows in the 50's. I'm starting to get a second wave of blooming here, and my lychees are looking like they will put out a bloom this year.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2017, 07:15:24 PM »
Yep, but it looks like we have a solid block of a week or more with lows in the 50's. I'm starting to get a second wave of blooming here, and my lychees are looking like they will put out a bloom this year.

Yeah, comsistent lows from low to upper 50s for the next week plus.

My LZ which has been a reliable fruiter the last 2 years does not even have any bud swell yet.  Peach Cobbler and NDM  the same.  Coconut Cream,  which usually throws tons of blooms has only thrown about a 33% of normal bloom amount so far...hopefully this cold snap tyrns them on.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2017, 09:25:56 PM »
Still nuffin by me...........boooooooooooooooo

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2017, 12:58:43 PM »
Several of my trees are just starting on a second bloom: carrie, pickering, sunrise, sweet tart, coco cream, ... lots of swollen buds on the rest.

Coco cream is a funny one; it will bloom on unhardened / near-red-stage leaves. Only tree in my collection that does this.

We've got a 5 day block of low temps ahead of us, including 2 nights in the mid to high 40's.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2017, 11:02:41 AM »
Well if this recent weather doesn't induce my NMD or Cogshall (my biggest trees), I give up
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2017, 12:34:55 PM »

Starting to see second bloom on my Carrie, Lemon Meringue and Ugly Betty. The rest are yet to wake up, not even showing signs of it.

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2017, 12:59:40 PM »
The bloom will come, just give it some more weeks. We have one more night in the 50s tonight.

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2017, 01:11:58 PM »
OK. So, we should end up with 3 asynchronous blooms this season.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2017, 03:00:58 PM »
Got down to low 40's in Naples.  Temp said 43 at 7:30am.  That should definitely fire up the bloom fairy on some of the trees around here.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2017, 06:53:20 PM »
i have no doubt my mango blooms will come, not worried about that..more importantly (and more variable) is that my lychees have remained dormant all fall and winter so far and luckily didnt wake up during the warm december...so i can only hope these recent chills spell good things for my lychees whenever they wake up.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2017, 10:44:38 AM »
Reporting that my Florigon is now loaded with blooms and some fruit set from earlier.  Same for sweet tart.  Fairchild is starting to show at tips. It looks like the last little cold front had an effect.  The temps dipped down into the low 40s.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2017, 02:45:11 PM »
The blooms are starting at my place. This hot weather after the cold spell seems to be driving out the blooms.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2017, 04:41:20 PM »
Me to just started ,I hope the major bloom, before hit and miss had me worrying

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2017, 05:10:19 PM »
Buds on my Irwin just started to swell.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2017, 06:09:18 PM »
Buds on my Irwin just started to swell.

Sorry to hear that, lol
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2017, 08:01:38 PM »
Buds on my Irwin just started to swell.

Sorry to hear that, lol

Don't be a hater lol. I bought after trying a few. I needed something compact in my small yard. I grew up on Hadens and I still love them. The fruit last year were not that great, but winter last year sucked too with all the water. So I'm hoping it does better this year.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2017, 09:28:38 AM »
Finally seeing some action in some tree in my area.
My Cogshall and Coconut Cream is pushing. We'll see in about a week if they are flowers.

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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2017, 10:45:17 AM »
Yep, pretty much everything in my yard is pushing bloom now. That last 2 weeks of chill was magic.
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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2017, 11:20:26 AM »
My three trees that are big enough to hold fruit are NDM, Cogshall, and Neelam.

The NDM has had swollen buds for months now, i have yet to see anything pushing. The only slightly intriguing thing i saw was that one terminals has a drop of fresh white sap. But it could just be from something injuring it.

Last year the Neelam gave me a pretty big crop considering its size. I harvested and trimmed it back in September. It recently flushed out leaves in December so i don't expect fruit this year. (3 flushes since Sept then, I dont know how this is condo mango.)


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Re: Bloom Fairy Coming to South Florida
« Reply #49 on: February 09, 2017, 12:56:45 PM »
Thats because Neelam is not a "condo mango".  That term, which may have originated from PIN, is nonsense and should be ignored.   Many of the varieties they term as such can and will get 20 - 30 feet tall.  Bottom line, ignore the varieties termed this way and just let your pruners, loppers and hand saws be your friends...but make sure you know the proper way to prune to restrict size.  Dont just hat rack or give "hair cuts".
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