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Got mine from TrulyTropical in Delray Beach. If youíre in Miami I think cbss_daviefl is your closest source🤓Happy Hunting!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango talk near Bradenton tomorrow 2/12
« on: February 11, 2018, 07:58:25 PM »
Any chance it will be recorded?

Iíve been hoping someone would too...😔 Iíve been wanting to make it to one of these & so since I havenít, still hoping lol

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: OK to start fertilizing in South Florida?
« on: February 11, 2018, 07:49:14 PM »





Just did my parents yard a few hours ago.. (been trying to get a chance to do the same to my container plants at home..)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Steps/Help for Curing Vanilla Beans
« on: February 06, 2018, 01:45:34 PM »
https://youtu.be/UUZXIPL2TEY  @ 4:13 she starts to explain the curing process

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Plant a sweet tart and youíll thank me later...

I 2nd this!! Highly recommend SweetTart!


Fruit Punch- 1st few I had were washed out & no flavor. Then I had 1 that blew me away & totally changed my opinion on it.
Peach Cobbler/O2- Canít comment at this time,yet to try. (Been on my hit list since last mango season)
Pineapple Pleasure- agree flavor is good to really good but not excellent..
Cotton Candy- Same as Peach Cobbler
Mahachanok- unfortunately this was my biggest disappointment last season after reading reviews here on the forum... did not like the taste at all but I will try & get a better evaluation this season.
Nam Doc Mai- very delicious, would rate it really good

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Golden or Yellow Dragon Fruit?
« on: January 21, 2018, 05:05:08 PM »
I also saw these exact DF in Whole Foods in Gardens

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Orange Essence Mango AKA 40-33
« on: January 10, 2018, 09:50:25 PM »
According to Ms Marlys in her tour of her mango farm, her’s out in Loxahatchee (where it’s more humid & less air circulation) has not yet set fruit in the years in the ground & also highly susceptible to anthracnose & scale. (Which her’s had according to Chris’ Video of her yard.)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree Christmas lights
« on: January 04, 2018, 06:28:56 PM »
Hung on a tree in my front yard.  Cold white LEDs. 20 meter string by 200 leds. I will probably order more for next year.









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😍😍😍 Now thatís how you do it!!!

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Iím also in my first year of grafting & now have about 50% of mine take lately. Focusing on my cuts instead of where to cut & graft has really helped increase my success. Also whenever I Tip my trees, I usually end up saving all the branches I can so I can utilize as much of the budwood as possible whether I try grafting on my trees or the ones at my parents house. I have yet to try grafting avocados, hopefully at the proper time in 2018!!


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Truly Tropical Tour - Marlys Zill's Mango
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:12:28 AM »
Seems she had decent clean crops from:
Marlys
Hatcher
Juicy Peach
Sweet Tart
Angie
Pickering
Neil Petite (Never heard of this one)

I was shocked as to how many trees either had very low yields, like 2 or 3, or none.  I guess I have this impression that most of ya'll in the central to south Florida area have "perfect" clime/soil/conditions for producing mangos and they should produce well most years.   Seems you have many challenges like we do with fruit trees just different in scope.

Yeah it's pretty bad.. the 8 year old Haden seedling that produced fruit for the first time this year out there at my parents house only produced 1 mango & the skin was not clean.. but the fruit was delicious & fiberless according to my mother who had it. I've been starting to top work some seedling trees to other varieties that will produce well out there- Florigon, Duncan, & especially SweetTart now that I know it will do well out there 😁

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A Peach Cobbler that I cleft grafted 14 days ago onto a Sweet Tart is just beginning to push.  I'd say a definite "no" for avocado and citrus now, "yes" to mango depending on where you live.  Being that our night time temps are getting down there I expect most of my trees to go dormant within a few weeks. We're in the 30's in a couple of days.

Nice job on that veneer graft 561MangoFanatic!

(Going to try replying for the 3rd time) Mark in Texas- Congratulations on your Peach Cobbler taking!! When we had those quick cold snaps I tried to take care of the recent grafts I did by covering with plastic poly-bags which seemed to help keep them alive and green -




Noochka1- Good Luck with the Haitian Cocktail tree!! Keep us updated

Orkine- Good Luck also!! I tried doing the same with grafting after the cold. Keep us posted as well!!

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I believe Truly Tropical had a 3gal last time I was there but I'm not sure about 7gal.. (I've only seen 3gal)

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Pics are from yesterday.. Grafts were done 2 weeks prior on 10/8. First successful veneer graft onto a tree started from seeds. (Variety grafted- Florigon)








Awesome!  :)


Thank You!! I hope the ones that haven't pushed thru yet of yours, take!! 😁

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Pics are from yesterday.. Grafts were done 2 weeks prior on 10/8. First successful veneer graft onto a tree started from seeds. (Variety grafted- Florigon)








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar Cane varieties
« on: October 22, 2017, 08:21:13 PM »
Its cane season again. Here's is a photo I made of most of the varieties we grow.

if anyone is looking for sugar cane cuttings we updated our website with many new types.


Thank You!! Been waiting!  ;D😁 I also subscribed to your YouTube channel

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Haven't tasted Nancy or Delores either but I would definitely pick Van Dyke!! EVERY Zill mango I've ever eaten literally made me want to vomit 🤢.. (& came really close)
Wow, don't think I ever had a Zill.
Now I'm actually curious to try it

When Zill is allowed to go overripe it becomes musky and nasty as described. This happens to mangos like Dot and Baileys Marvel as well, among others. It's a mango that should be ripened off the tree. When done this way it has a nice pleasant flavor.


PLEASE TEACH ME Your Knowledge & Wisdom!!! 🤓

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Haven't tasted Nancy or Delores either but I would definitely pick Van Dyke!! EVERY Zill mango I've ever eaten literally made me want to vomit 🤢.. (& came really close)
Wow, don't think I ever had a Zill.
Now I'm actually curious to try it

Yes has a very horrendous off taste if not eaten at proper ripeness which is why.. I personally wouldn't rush to get it & I'm giving it one more chance next season but even so every palate is different, hope to get your opinion on how it tastes to you

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Haven't tasted Nancy or Delores either but I would definitely pick Van Dyke!! EVERY Zill mango I've ever eaten literally made me want to vomit 🤢.. (& came really close)

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1. Best 

2. Ah Ping, SweetTart, Guava, & Taralay

3. LM/PPK, Honey Kiss, Dot

4. Edward, Dupius Saigon, Fruit Punch, J-12

5. Rosa, Florigon, Duncan, Juicy Peach

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Jaboticaba Hydroponic Project
« on: October 05, 2017, 11:18:02 AM »
October 3rd:


I'll start updating on the forum once a month instead of weekly.
I'll have weekly pics on the flickr album though for whoever is interested.

Thanks

Really awesome!! Would've never thought to add perlite or even trying growing a Jaboticaba in an Aero!! AirStones really improve root development. (Just a helpful hint) I'm very interested in updates on this post 😁

Thanks Serg,
The Aeros have a water pump so the water is at least moving and gas exchange should be going on.
I'm a bit to lazy to drill a hole in this thing and add an air stone, but i might if i get some time.


No need to drill holes!!! I've ran the airlines thru one of the several openings on my AeroGardens! 🙂

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Jaboticaba Hydroponic Project
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:39:16 PM »
October 3rd:


I'll start updating on the forum once a month instead of weekly.
I'll have weekly pics on the flickr album though for whoever is interested.

Thanks

Really awesome!! Would've never thought to add perlite or even trying growing a Jaboticaba in an Aero!! AirStones really improve root development. (Just a helpful hint) I'm very interested in updates on this post 😁

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When is the latest date this year to fertilizer younger trees with  8-3-9 in South Fl.?





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growth habit of Phoenix mango tree.
« on: September 24, 2017, 01:17:09 AM »
Mine in ground for 8 months with two flushes but very small flushes, appears to be slow grower in CA.

Can someone please post pictures of new fresh growth leaves and matured leaves? wanted to compare if I got real one, lately Florida nurseries are sending us mislabeled stuff.








My Phoenix just sprouted new flushes recently, hope this helps!!! ;D😁 :D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree fertilizer
« on: September 01, 2017, 12:40:08 PM »
The langbeinite and Seaweed extract and that Citrus mix will provide most of what mangos need, except for Manganese, of which you need as much at least as Iron, and except for Calcium.  The 3% Calcium in the Citrus mix is not nearly enough to balance with all the Potassium going on from the three other products--- unless your soil or irrigation water are already rich in Calcium.

Have you had your soil and irrigation water tested?

Thank You! & No I need to but unfortunately I'm also growing my trees in containers for the moment as I hope to find them a permanent home.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree fertilizer
« on: August 25, 2017, 01:01:44 PM »
I recommend Espoma Citrus Tone to fertilize your young mango trees (and most other fruit trees). I've used it for years and my trees have all done well. It's organic and has a good ratio.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Espoma-8-lb-Citrus-Tone-Plant-Food-100047221/202258534


edit: I also wanted to point out that I don't think "inorganic" is the correct term you should be using. "Non-organic" is better suited. Inorganic usually defines something that is not carbon based.


Thank You!!!😁👍 I was looking at that & this also-





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