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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Natural Mystic Dragon Fruit
« on: August 05, 2018, 03:04:58 PM »
Yes, they are self pollinating and can be very good.

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Sleepdoc was kind enough to share the tasting of the first forum documented fruit grown to maturity on mainland U.S. with me today.  Thank you Sleepdoc!

The fruit had fallen from the tree on Tuesday. The decision was made to allow the fruit to continue to ripen until Saturday before tasting. However, today, the fruit was very soft and looked like it was going down hill fast.  The fruit was very small.  Sleepdoc scored the skin of the fruit, which was very thin, and pulled the two halves apart. Unfortunately, the seed was nearly full sized and the fruit barely had any flesh. There was less than half a teaspoon to share between the myself, Sleepdoc, and his son.  The flavor was suprisingly sweet and only had the smallest hint of acidity and I thought it was very pleasent. It was one of the sweetest garcinias I have ever tasted. The skin had a thin layer of flesh, which I scraped with my teeth. It had a little more acidity and tasted similar to a sweet achachairu.




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I just ate my last Harvest Moon that I grew. I like this mango. It is large but ripens evenly. It stays clean and sets a good amount of fruit in my fungus prone area. I would rate the flavor as very good, 4 out of 5.  I would recommend this to someone that wants a care-free mango tree. It was not precocious, it took 4 years to bear but, to be fair, the tree may have been set back by being grazed by a falling washintonia palm.  Quite a few people that I have shared fruit with have commented that the fruit are surprisingly good.  I have not eaten a Kent in many years so I cannot offer a comparison. I also ate a honey kiss this morning and I rate harvest moon's flavor above honey kiss.

Harvest Moon does not have any resin.  It is an extremely clean, almost milder basic mango flavor.  Looks great but for taste, a pass.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Best Mango - On any given Sunday
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:27:45 AM »
Most of the varieties came from Sleepdoc's yard or my yard. The others were grown by CookieMonster, Walter Zill, and Zill HPP.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Best Mango - On any given Sunday
« on: July 02, 2018, 09:54:40 AM »
Yes, we tried a phoenix. I had picked a phoenix from my tree last Monday to allow it to ripen for Sunday but it was picked too early. It was soft but sour, just like a dot that is picked too early. I have 3 more fruit and I will let them get soft on the tree before picking.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Best Mango - On any given Sunday
« on: July 01, 2018, 06:09:35 PM »
Friends and mangos, doesn't get much better than that.

Top 3: E4, dot, J12/super julie.

Angie, pina colada, valcarrie, pickering, cushman, harvest moon, florigon, duncan, and sunrise are some of the others we also tasted.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:07:43 AM »
This is incorrect. It is on the latest zhpp availability. My M4 is growing similarly to the other varieties I planted at the same time. I have one mango on the tree, yellow but rock hard.

I recall hearing that M-4 is no longer propagated by Zills HPP.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus ?
« on: May 22, 2018, 01:56:52 PM »
Maybe artocarpus hirsutus, wild jakfruit.

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Did you get fruit when it flowered in October? Are you seeing fruit on the tree now?

Time of day is pretty important when hand pollinating. The window is only a few hours. I do atemoya around 7pm.

I have a dream in the ground and a couple in pots. I just recently planted the tree in the ground and I do not want it to set fruit. I have not hand pollinated it. It has had plenty of flowers but no fruit set. The trees in pots have had lots of flowers.  The fruits on the trees are the ones I hand pollinated.

I have no doubt that under the right conditions, dream is self pollinating. Unfortunately, the conditions at my location require hand pollination to get fruit.


So my dream has a full bloom for the first time..

Should I hand polinante or not? Tried a couple but they didnt take.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maha Chanok fruit is splitting
« on: May 08, 2018, 07:45:38 AM »
No, MCs do not generally split here in Florida but your conditions are not really comparable. NDM #4 is one that seems to split early and often. Is this the Top Tropicals or the Plantogram?

ok, so the Maha Chanok in a pot in the greenhouse wth fruit is splitting.  I water it every single day.  What's the deal? I thought if you give it regular water, it should be ok. But no, that's not the case.  splitting is a trait with mama chinook or i'm not getting the real MH ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Supposed fruit tree to identify
« on: May 07, 2018, 05:05:47 PM »
Maybe something in Syzygium. Reminds me of jambolan. Pics of the fruits might help.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Badly split Jackfruit tree trunk.
« on: April 29, 2018, 07:05:07 AM »
Your issue could be sunburn. The splits are a nice home for fungus, which may be aggravating the problem. Mix up some copper spray and spray directly into the split.

I have four or five jackfruit trees in my yard that have this issue. These trees are not healthy. They suffer from limb dieback.  Based on soil analysis, my yard is deficient in phosphorus, potassium, manganese, copper, and boron. The most likely cause would be boron deficiency. I would not treat your tree for boron unless you do a soil analysis first to verify this is a factor.

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Ian is a great person and the farm is incredible. The people working there are the best. This is really sad that they have not been able to get any assistance. I wish I could give more.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: TransAtlantic Bare-root Mango trip
« on: April 26, 2018, 08:11:38 PM »
If you can take live plant materials, why not take budwood and graft on to trees sourced at your destination?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pics from the garden
« on: April 25, 2018, 08:12:56 AM »
Nice! I would wait until it is fully yellow. I have tried a couple with similar coloring and they tasted green. Winter fruit from my trees are generally not as good as summer fruit and can be bland.

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That explanation on the website seems to defy what I was taught when I was a youngster, something about diffusion and equalibrium. It could be true when using a powder that fully saturates the water volume of the tank and continues to dissolve over time.

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My point is that on day 1 the strength of fertilizer in the tank is 100% but on day 20 it would be down to 33%. From what little I have read on fertigation, the rate and frequency is not as important as the overall quantity (lbs of N-P-K, etc).  However, I feel injecting an undiluted nutrient solution is easier to understand, control, and manage.

Here is a link to a website that sells the venturi injectors I was looking at purchasing. The components can be purchased on amazon for less $$$.

https://www.dripworks.com/1-mazzei-injectors-and-accessories

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Does the tank have a bladder to keep the fertilizer separate or does the fertilizer get diluted by the incoming water line as it gets pushed into the stream?

When I do this, I will probably use a venturi injector. For a 1 inch line it was around $150 plus the cost of a tank.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Artocarpus collection and spacing
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:21:38 AM »
There is a commercial jackfruit grower here with the trees at 8 x 15 spacing. He claimed to get 100lbs per tree.  My jackfruit trees are mostly planted at 15 x 15. My trees are only 5 years in the ground but I don't think this will be an issue with a once a year pruning.

You mentioned doing serious pruning. Pruning is apparently very effective with jacks but not sure about the others. With consistent pruning Oscar could those spacing be reduced?

My grafted jacks are planted high density and spaced 15-16ft. I am hoping this is doable long term, time will tell.

I guess you also have the problem that stuff grows more quickly there and so would require higher spacing.
Pruning is effective on all. The only question is, will you really do it consistently? Moxt people lax off after the trees get big, and then they get out of control.

I will (canít speak for op). I use the same spacing for mangoes currently and only have a half acre to play with. Doable at my spacing you reckon?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Triple Sec mango
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:11:49 PM »
Aaron, did the label at least say "(AKA <something>)"? When I bought my Lemon Zest, it was labeled with Lemon Zest (AKA 27-1).

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Atemoya, rollinia, custard apple, green sapote, mamey, abiu, white sapote, tamarind, kwai muk, rain forest plum, grumichama, mamey apple, persimmon, achachairu, madruno, lemon drop mangosteen, caimito

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Local and year round may not be easy. Tropical Acres/Squam256 in WPB will be a source of off-season mangos. Truly Tropicals might be another source of fruit outside peak season. Lots of road side fruit sellers on Krome Ave in Homestead but I have no idea how much of what they sell is local or imported. I have seen jackfruit and some other fruits at Robert Is Here in Feb/March.    Maybe papayas can be found year round. Buy a chest freezer, buy when fruit are in-season, and freeze and dehydrate a supply for when things are off-season.  Maybe it is easier than I think to find local fruit year round but I am ok not having fruit in the off-season so I don't bother searching it out.

I have 40 jackfruit trees in the ground (with only 20 producing trees so far) and will be selling fruit. My jackfruit crop is from June to October. My trees have not yet produce off-season fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Triple Sec mango
« on: April 13, 2018, 01:43:08 PM »
I agree 100%. Names should not be changed after release.

Itís Seacrest. They decided to change the name.

The names are getting worse and worse. Seacrest was an excellent name.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Triple Sec mango
« on: April 12, 2018, 08:57:13 AM »
It is a top 10 mango for me.  Others do not agree. Try for yourself.

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The top tropical one looks right. The other looks like it might be sia tong or some similar variety.

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