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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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I remember seadation offering me a tree but I had 30 seedlings that had sprouted. I got my seeds in 2013. If your tree came from the same batch, 2013 is right.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya pollination experts please...
« on: April 05, 2018, 10:33:16 AM »
1) My geffner does not self pollinate. Yes, the 30% are female and the fully open ones are male.  http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=5687.msg194935#msg194935

2) I would not let a tree that has only been in the ground a few months fruit. You spent a lot of money on the tree so why chance it. It should not be impossible for you to find someone selling geffner within driving distance.

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Sign me up!

Are you familiar with Sabor? If so, how does this compare?  Sabor was my favorite from a box of Pierce, Campas, Honeyhart, and Fino de Jete because of the acidity.

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This marang tree as been negelected and unprotected for the last 4 years. Every once in a while, I pick it up after it has fallen on its side.  It got down to 37F here this winter.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pruning rollinia problem
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:34:21 PM »
I had to cut my big rollinia tree down by 60% to stand it up straight after Irma.  It took it ok.

These trees are touchy. Maybe this winter was a bit too cold in your area for rollinia.  Some people believe some strains can handle a little more cold but others are tropical. It may be a watering issue.  I have a vigorous tree that always has a section dying back only to come back strong and another tree that is more level headed but stays dwarfish. I had a tree at my rental property die this winter, after at least 7 years in the ground.

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If this is one of the amber seeding that were distributed by Patrick or Sheehan, I would recommend that you put it in the ground.  These trees were distributed for free in the hopes of bringing a great jackfruit to the US. So far the results have been very good. My tree, unfortunately, is sickly.

I have jackfruit trees that have been putting out males for the last three years without fruiting.

Gnappi, taking 4 to 5 years to fruit is not a bad thing for a jackfruit tree. Small trees produce inferior fruit, fruiting puts a lot of strain on the tree, and BKL is a heavy producer.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get best deal on 0-0-50
« on: March 23, 2018, 10:55:31 PM »
Yes, buy the  0-3-16 plus micros from Har or Truly tropicals.

If you are dead set on 0-0-50, Helena chemicals,$26.50 a 50 lbs bag is what I paid. They sell it in a few different forms. Ask for the mini, which is granular.

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