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One of my mangoes sufffered aesthetic damage due to cold.
We have been getting Constant 3 weeks of low 30s & high 20s (27f) on several occassions.

Awesome list.

No pina colada & guava?

Can he approach graft a different rootstock?  Would that at least alleviate the problem?

I have tried this but the results were mixed so I don’t recommend it. I would rather start with a rootstock that does perform well here.

For anyone using Abound, make sure you are following the recommendations and not applying it more than you should. Also make sure you are alternating it with other fungicides from a different group so that the organisms don’t build up resistance.

If you’re using this product without knowledge of How to alternate it with fungicides from a different group, you probably shouldn’t be using it. We could be creating superbugs that are resistant to Azoxystrobin.


Absolutely. I used it once upon drenching a newly transplanted plant from Fl to kill any possible harmful microorganism as a precautionary measure. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Gummosis & dieback.

I lost all my mango trees from FL few years back but after using abound on newly delivered trees from FL, i spray and drench them with abound. As well as drench with seaweed and powder & pellet mycorrizae...

So far so good. No noticeable gummosis or phomompsis(dieback) for close to 2 years now.... i know i still have a long way to go since my trees are still on the juvenile stage.

Im no expert, however, im jst sharing on what i had observed.

Here are the mango varieties i lost b4 infusing abound 15gal  carrie, 3 gal buttercream, 7 gal sweet tart, 3 15 gal lemon zests, 2 25 gal coconut cream & 3 gal guava & 3 gal taralay.

Not sure if this vetiver but it sows it self on steep bare spots.  Its like natures fix for bare hillsides.  It also spreads everywhere.  Wish my neighbors didnt have it growing.  It doesnt need any water and has super strong root system.

Yep u are right... those r strong can survive drought and mid 20s temps as far as my observation to my neighbors yard.

You can buy lemongrass seeds.  The thing with lemongrass is its tropical and needs water in summer and gets cold damaged in winter.  There are better grasses to use for our arid climate but most of them are highly invasive.

My cousin who lives 20 mins away from me (unprotected frontyard) have a big lemon grass and never got cold damage. I personally own a small lemon grass on pot & we have been consistently been on the low 30s, 27 the lowest and i dont see no cold damage. I own the lemon grass for 2 yrs now.

Some aesthetic damage to my mango & lucuma seeems dont like my high 20s temps....


Currently 39 out in the front.   


Wind chill warning overnight Santa Clarita / San Fernando Valley … The Morongo Basin …

How cold did u get waterf?

Low of 27 today

28 for 3 hours

Currently 36f at 11:23pm.

I suspect will dip 28-30f at 6am

We had 30f for 4 hours earlier in San Fdo Valley.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dropping in ground Luc’s Garcinia
« on: January 28, 2019, 08:01:49 PM »
I got fuyu, jumbo, sharpie, regular luc seedlings growing in pot full sun & out in the winter with a lowest 27 temps & 122f temp last yr in CA & they are not bothered by the extremes we have.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut cream normal?
« on: December 26, 2018, 11:12:41 PM »
Yes it looks normal. Wide spreading growth like a spider web on a tree.

I would remove the lower growth which gets less light and focus on the top half. On my Concut Cream hear in California I trimed the lateral growth shoots and forced growth up Vertically. ( See Photos)

It is a virgous grower so it responds well to trimming.


Wow looking good. Is this on a manila rootstock?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best mango variety.
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:31:02 PM »
Best mango Variety? 

I will only respond to growth and in that regard, Coconut Cream is Number 1 at my location. My Grafted two-year-old tree is doing very well. (see Photo)

In two years it has outgrown other mango cultivars here in Calif. I do not know why but in our mild climate CC does well indeed.

My Lemon Zest appears to be #2 in terms of growth but I need more time to make that determination.

Sweet Tart is #3 in terms of growth at my So Cal location.

More information is needed to draw any long-term conclusions but there are many new exciting varieties now becoming available thanks to zill.


That is nice coconut cream on manila.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I cover these roots?
« on: October 27, 2018, 05:43:01 PM »
I don't cover them &i did this on purpose & its growing perfectly fine.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« on: October 11, 2018, 11:32:27 PM »
As mango season approaches and end in SoCal I edit my top ten list once again

2. Señorita
7.Creme brûlée

Change in the rankings. California mangos are much sweeter than the hundreds of Florida mangos I’ve tried this year, amazing 1.6lb LZ!!

I hav to agree with u.. ur last year cac & lz was way sweeter than the ones in Florida

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« on: October 02, 2018, 01:13:47 PM »
Hey Mark
This year señorita went up against over 200 Florida mangos and come out on top.
Frank, did you say that this Señorita mango is a variety that came from Hispaniola (Haiti or D.R.)?  How did it come to California?  Is anyone in Florida growing it?  What's the flavor profile?

This was an 7 year old madame francis seedling same profile but sweeter and totally fiberless. Brix range from 25-28 has that nice Caribbean spicy flavor

That sounds tasty.
I wonder how this will do in FL?
Is anyone trying to grow it down here?

Its a very good mango on par with newer zill varieties. As his Senorita matures, flavor will also improve.
I also believe that JF is not releasing this variety to the public but himself. :D

1 year old isan atis from seed. Out of 6 seeds, this was thriving 122f temps & 27 temps. I do wonder of its only me that its growing too slow for me(perhaps lack of humidity)?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to buy Mango Trees for Los Angeles?
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:39:23 PM »

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sale: mango and anona trees
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:35:10 PM »
My lz in a manila rootstock by JF.

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