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First mango fruit of 2017
« on: March 19, 2017, 02:12:59 PM »



About 11 days early compared to the last few years.

 :D

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 02:18:31 PM »

Congrats!! My trees are still in bloom stage  ::)

Looks yummy!!

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 03:00:16 PM »



About 11 days early compared to the last few years.

 :D

What variety?

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 05:26:11 PM »



About 11 days early compared to the last few years.

 :D

What variety?

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 09:37:17 AM »
When I was a boy the Edward mangoes were much larger.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 12:05:31 PM »
When I was a boy the Edward mangoes were much larger.

 :P

The early ones always come out small. I see some larger ones on the trees though, probably April fruit.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 01:41:11 PM »



About 11 days early compared to the last few years.

 :D

What variety?

Edward
Congratulations Alex.

Per google, Spring Equinox 2017 in Northern Hemisphere was at 6:28 AM on
Monday, March 20

Two signs that it's time to finish off a few recently discovered mango bags frozen and buried in freezer from last year.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 04:14:29 PM »
How was the quality of the flavor?

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 04:39:37 PM »
Edward
We knew this before you posted /confirmed. Anyone who pays attention here would know in advance via osmosis.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2017, 06:18:45 PM »
How was the quality of the flavor?

It was good for an early mango but the April fruit are always considerably better.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2017, 12:36:27 PM »
Harvested first Rosa yesterday:



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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2017, 05:58:25 PM »
Edward
We knew this before you posted /confirmed. Anyone who pays attention here would know in advance via osmosis.

Sorry Zands - some of us are newbies here and still learning our way.

Mango's have been my favorite fruit since I was a kid, but never had a realistic chance to grow when i lived in New York.

Now that I made my way to sunny Florida and had a chance to buy some drop dead amazing mangos at a roadside stand last year, I caught the bug and I'm trying to learn about the species and growing them myself - especially as I'm trying to grow my own seedlings then graft on.

I got pretty good at growing fruit trees and grapes in New York, but I need some time.  I hope i didn't offend you as you are a wealth of knowledge and I hope to pick your brain in the future.

Thanks

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 10:04:56 AM »
Harvested first Rosa yesterday:



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😍😍😍 can't wait.. (keep telling myself just a couple more months)
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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2017, 11:14:31 AM »
Edward
We knew this before you posted /confirmed. Anyone who pays attention here would know in advance via osmosis.

Sorry Zands - some of us are newbies here and still learning our way.

Mango's have been my favorite fruit since I was a kid, but never had a realistic chance to grow when i lived in New York.

Now that I made my way to sunny Florida and had a chance to buy some drop dead amazing mangos at a roadside stand last year, I caught the bug and I'm trying to learn about the species and growing them myself - especially as I'm trying to grow my own seedlings then graft on.

I got pretty good at growing fruit trees and grapes in New York, but I need some time.  I hope i didn't offend you as you are a wealth of knowledge and I hope to pick your brain in the future.

Thanks
Danny
Sqaum is the Edward mango king with 50ft tall old old Edward trees. A must see if/when you get down here
Mangoes are tough in Orlando. Being near a large body of water helps to moderate winter temps. Lychees are harder to freeze/frost to death where you are.
If you are willing to try Muscadine grapes try Ison plus you can search this forum for my Ison comments. I think regular grapes will grow where you are. In hot muggy Orlando might need more fungicide than up north. Muscadines have thick skins so less effective attacks by fungus

You probably know by now that to insure against frost killing mango trees where you are you can plant the more compact varieties and rig up frost protection structures. Even old type Christmas tree light...not the LED kind..... can help when strung along mango tree branches.

Think lychee and longan for Orlando. Delicious and longan blooms can be very pretty. Loquat too...Adam is the loquat prince with great varieties, he is in yr area

Avocado trees should do better with your winter cold than mangoes... But definitely grow mango trees. It's just that it takes more planning and thinking where you are than in South Florida. Your summer is about as hot as South Florida so good for mangoes getting ripe. When your mango trees get established you will get ripe mangoes two-three weeks later than we do in South Florida. Keitt and other late mangoes might have problems getting fully ripe in Orlando. And don't get trees that give really large fruit like lancetila. The fruit will have trouble getting fully ripe.

Its the winter frost that will give your mango trees problems. But they will survive and come back even if they lose half their branches and leaves to frost
Puglovr here has posted photos of her mango trees doing this

zzzzz
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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2017, 06:30:40 PM »
Are they for sale yet?

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2017, 06:57:24 PM »

In hot muggy Orlando might need more fungicide

I think you meant cool muggy Orlando at night = more fungal infections.
The recent outbreak of powdery mildew was reported by cookie monster after cool moist nights reaching far south florida.
1. http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/r/download/57038 It's good to know similar situation occurs in COOL moist environments usually dark at night. (Cooler in Orlando than Delray/miami/etc. normally at night)
Grass looks as though it is sprinkled with flour. Kentucky bluegrass and shade areas are the most susceptible. Grass will wither and die. It is FAVORED BY TEMPERATURES of 60-72 F
Water only in the morning; reduce shade by pruning, aerate and check drainage in the area.

2. https://www.practicalwinery.com/marapr03/marapr03p16.htm
 Note that whereas the fungus can multiply rapidly when temperatures are in the mid-60s to mid-80s, it is inactive while temperatures remain above 90F. In fact, some spores and colonies are killed after relatively short exposures above 95F

3. http://www.begonias.org/Articles/Vol72/PowderyMildew.htm
 Most powdery mildews have an optimum temperature of 21C (Celio & Hausbeck, 1998). The germination of spores is less efficient at higher temperatures. Also the growth of hyphal threads will be curbed at higher temperatures. There is no infection if the temperature is above 30 ,(C. Research has found that the maximum temperature is 30 C for appresoriumformation, while the colonies die at a temperature of 32C (Quinn & Powell, 1982). Mildew will not die at lower temperatures, but its growth will decrease.

1 =favored temp.60-72F
#2 Mid 60s to mid 80s F and slow at 90F and some killed at 95F
#3  21C = 69.8F = great powdery mildew temperature for growth
#3 No infection if above 30C = 86F = Lucky Miami a lot of the time for less fungus growth.
...Just thought I would open a few eyes...

I might as well add a link to the highly paid professionals opinion... aka pot growers...
https://www.420magazine.com/forums/frequently-asked-questions/102994-powdery-mildew.html

I just thought to write this when reading prior post; however, it would be better served in cookies powdery mildew thread...so copying to it.
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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #16 on: Today at 07:38:53 AM »
Are they for sale yet?

Another couple weeks and I should have some available for local purchase.

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Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« Reply #17 on: Today at 10:19:40 AM »

In hot muggy Orlando might need more fungicide
I think you meant cool muggy Orlando at night = more fungal infections.

You know the fungal ins and outs and problems better than I do.  I was  saying to baccaratX that in Orlando he can probably grow northern type grapes he has grown up north with but will need more fungicides...

 

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