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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee time
« on: May 19, 2018, 03:28:57 AM »

Jaw dropped jealous!!!

Oscar, Happy to hear that you, your family and farm are not affected by the lava. How old is your sweet tart?

“Frank” (your avatar and screen name are hilarious) hope the rains subside. Do sweet tart have descent diseases resistance to your knowledge? Please let me know how your first crop tastes :)

How old are your trees and is this the first year they are producing?

I hope Oscar and all you guys near the flow area are safe and your property untouched 🙏 sad to see such devestation in Kauai with the floods and now you guys on Big Island 😢

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sweet tart mangoes growing in Hawaii?
« on: May 04, 2018, 06:24:48 PM »
Anyone in Hawaii growing sweet tart mango? If so how is it doing?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kosrae green tangerines
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:31:48 AM »
Thanks Citrange and Millet! I didn’t know that citrus in the tropics remain that green. In Hawaii they don’t turn as yellow/orange as they do in the mainland but They never are that green

Sadly he never came across a single seed nor has his friends for that matter. But if it is a fairly common tangerine then there is no point in me trying to hunt it down.

Thanks again!

Citrus General Discussion / Kosrae green tangerines
« on: April 23, 2018, 04:48:34 AM »
My husband use to fly through the island of kosrae regularly and would rave about their green, seedless,  sweet, easy to peel, tangerines. Sadly he was not allowed to bring any back home due to Hawaii’s agriculture regulations. He no longer flies to kosrae and really wants to find out what kind of tangerines grow there and how to get a tree if even possible. Does anyone know the name of the local green kosrae tangerines?

So my father has suffered from insomnia for a very long time and was very skeptical about the passion fruit leaf tea. He often had to take tranquilizers to help him go to sleep and stay asleep. He is a retired doctor and does not believe in homeopathic and herbal medicine. That being said, we made him try the tea. 3 fresh leaves steeped for 15 minutes and drank an hour before bed. It worked so well for him that now he will not go to bed without drinking it. He has been drinking it every night for almost 2 month and swears by it. So thanks Karenrei and everyone else for the very helpful post :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peaches growing in Hawaii?
« on: April 19, 2018, 03:24:05 AM »
Oscar are you growing the Red Ceylon peach?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peaches growing in Hawaii?
« on: April 19, 2018, 03:23:29 AM »
Oh man I was really hoping we could grow peaches here. Wishful thinking. But now John has got me wondering about those blackberries  :o

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Peaches growing in Hawaii?
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:40:11 PM »
Home Depot sells Long Beach Peach trees. They claim it can produce in Hawaii even though it states 200 chill hours. So I was wondering if anyone has successfully grown peaches in Hawaii? More specifically lowland Hawaii or on Oahu.

Dang it! I just threw out a bunch of sugar apple and cherimoya seeds cause I read that floaters are no good! Glad I saw this!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 16, 2018, 03:47:14 AM »
That is possible. Fortunately I live in Hawaii so cold tolerance isn’t a concern for me, but slow growth is. I am not known for my patience  :o

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 10, 2018, 01:23:20 PM »
I don’t think they are pushing any in particular, but the lady at Frankie’s did suggested himayuddin and Rapoza. All I know is that the few nirseries I talk to try to dissuade me from buying Maha Chanok and suggest alternate Thai mangoes. One tried selling me a chok anon instead which I though was only an ok tasting mango

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 10, 2018, 03:01:52 AM »
aloha mango carries Maha Chanok but the owner also tried to dissuade me from getting it. He called it a “bland flavored mango”. I wonder if they just don’t produce well in Hawaii

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my Isan Indigo sugar apple a runt?
« on: March 06, 2018, 05:36:09 AM »
Not sure what triggers it, time, temperature or maybe day length but sugar apples have a dormancy which stops growth during winter.
No matter what you do they stop. As spring progresses they will awaken and start growing again. Be aware they won't be using much water while dormant so best to leave them on the dry side lest they rot.

Does this dormancy stage apply to places that do not have a true winter like Hawaii?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 05, 2018, 07:00:15 PM »
Anyone in Hawaii growing Maha Chanok and if so how well does it produce?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 05, 2018, 06:58:42 PM »
Kangtt I was just at Frankie’s yesterday inquiring about it and they said the same thing. They didn’t seem to impressed with MC and told me to get Kook Lom Krong instead. They said it’s just like the MC but lacks the blush and is a better producer. I tried kook Lom Krong once before and I dont recall it tasting alike. Maybe it was a bad one though. Anyone have input on this mango?

Bummed Frankie’s doesn’t carry Maha Chanok. Not sure where to get it on island.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my Isan Indigo sugar apple a runt?
« on: March 05, 2018, 02:07:19 AM »
Mine germinated around the same time but with a lower success rate. All but one died I believe due to fungal issues but not for sure. The lone survivor looked like it was a goner when I sprayed it with copper fungicide and it recently pushed new leaves from what appeared to be a dead seedling so your looks much better than mine... sadly that’s not saying much. Hopefully someone else can be of better help.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 04, 2018, 06:08:00 AM »
Roblack I have minimal experience with grafting and I am worried if I try top work a mango tree I might butcher it

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 04, 2018, 06:04:29 AM »
The few MC that I tasted didn't seem mild in taste, but then again I haven't tasted all these mangoes you guys talk about. I can't seem to find them on island and sadly I can't easily order a shipment from the mainland. I need to go to Florida one summer and check out all the mangoes you guys have.

So I guess there are minimal drawback other than there are better tasting mangoes out there.

Do the mangoes like Lemon Zest, Pińa Colada, Peach Cobbler, cotton candy, ice-cream, etc actually taste like their names or is it a subtle hint of flavor?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 02, 2018, 06:33:11 AM »
I want to get a Maha chanok but told the husband I won’t plant any more fruit trees for a while... so before I sneak one in, I was wondering if there are any drawbacks to this mango? Any reason why I shouldn’t get it? Also I have read mixed information in regards to the growth and size of the tree. Some saw it is a slow growing dwarf while others say the opposite. Your input would be greatly appreciated :)

Ah gotcha. Thanks Mike.

I must have missed the answer to this somewhere. Why shouldnt you amend the soil when planting avocados?

Aaaah.  I was under the impression that they were related. Good to know they are not. I guess the vendor was making up the yellow/gold pirie to sell it. Our China town sell only 3 types of mango Pirie, Haden, and “local mango” which means any/all other mangoes. Often times they falsely label mangoes pirie which is frustrating.

Wslau, they are all locally sourced but not sure from which island. It definitely is way to early in the season, but my friends Haden and my moms white pirie both have super small early crop of about 10-20 mangoes that are presently ripening while the rest of the tree is in full bloom. Not sure why this happens. I have seen this happen with my moms white pirie before but not haden. I just had one of each the other day and They were both pretty good.

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