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Citrus General Discussion / Re: C35-Meyer lemon incompatibility
« Last post by mehmetsaygin on Today at 04:35:43 AM »
Thank you very much Millet.
Actually the symptoms I see on internet don't look very similar to our situation. Also we haven't notice much problems on fruits. But in any case it is very easy to try applying the correct fungisit and check the result. We will see.

Have a nice day :)
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help me save this M4 mango tree
« Last post by jmart777 on Today at 03:21:55 AM »
JM, when you get trees from the nursery, it is best to step up the size of the pot slowly. From the pictures you posted, it looks like you have a small plant inside a big pot. When I up pot, i usually use a pot that is about 1-2 inches deeper and/or wider.

Got it.  I will up-pot more gradually from now on.

That looks like hardwood mulch on top of the soil.  If it is I would remove it as it's to rich for it. Pine mulch would be a better choice.

I believe it is small fir bark.

Also avoid compost in mango pots.

Thanks for chiming in Har.  I do avoid placing the compost inside the mix in the pot, but I thought it was okay to top dress with compost.  Should I avoid compost completely with potted mango trees?  How do you feel about compost with mango trees in the ground?


Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Persimmon tree to buy
« Last post by Radoslav on Today at 03:07:01 AM »
I can recommend Hana Fuyu, heavy bearer, sweet, no need pollinator.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mammey Apple
« Last post by luketrollope on Today at 02:38:21 AM »
Friend there is not a lot of information on Mammea americana out there. I can tell you my experience with the tree. Firstly not a lot of Mammea americana will fruit on their own but some trees do fruit very well on their own  so I am thinking there is male female and hermaphrodite / self pollinating. Better to plant 3 trees it seems. The flowers are very beautiful and fragrant. The seeds take a few months to germinate but then grow very quickly. I think the seeds could be classified as semi recalcitrant and would store for several months if kept slightly moist. The trees are very hardy and tolerant of  flood and drought. They are a great ornamental, shade and screen tree. They don't drop a lot of branches but the wood is brittle.

As for the fruit it can be hard to judge when they are ready to pick but they seem to fall to the ground when they are ready. Often they are hard even when they drop and need to be ripened off the tree. I don't think it is ever possible to pick a fruit and eat it straight from the tree it needs to soften off the tree. I am thinking this may be a reason it has a reputation for being slightly toxic in that the fruit needs to be fully ripe and soft.  Even when the fruit is “soft” it is still quite hard and it is best to cut it with a knife. It is as hard as a hardish rock melon and a similar colour. The flavour is good not so strong flavour and is similar to a apricot but with a more fruity flavour. I have never experienced any ill effects from the fruit. I have a dog and kids and never worry about the tree. The seeds if they are poisonous would be very hard to swallow as they are very large and impossible to eat unless you happen to have a pet pelican.

I would like to know if anyone has mastered how to judge when they are ripe. There must be a way maybe by scratching them and looking for a colour change like with sapodilla or something else. I have just picked them when i think they look ready but some don't ripen properly like that they will soften eventually  but not be good. The ones off he ground all so not all ripen properly and that may be because fruit bats knock them off early.  Anyway I recommend the tree and am just about to plant about 10 more myself here as they do well  in my area in marginal soil.

Keep it fruity!
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SF Bay Area Tropical Fruit Experiment
« Last post by joehewitt on Today at 01:28:22 AM »
A drier winter would certainly have helped. I see more and more black spots and other fungal issues as winter goes on. These plants just don't have the defenses for this combination of cold and dampness. As far as microclimates, I did plant some trees in the canopy of oaks (green sapote, babaco, tamarillo) and observed significantly less damage to them on frosty nights. The canopy is good for at least 5F difference and little frost forms there. No doubt, if you can provide cover for your trees the odds are in your favor.
Mango scale.  If the scale is already dead and dried up, it will just flake off.  If it is still alive (or if it is recently dead and not yet dried up), it will smear, or leave a wet spot.

Har and Spaugh, thanks for the positive identification. I tried to get rid of the scales and sooty mold by hand using paper towels as much as I could today. There are just too many leaves, lol. Sprayed with neem oil as well. Hope CAC will recover soon now that it is under full sun.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help me save this M4 mango tree
« Last post by NissanVersa on December 10, 2018, 11:37:20 PM »
That looks like hardwood mulch on top of the soil.  If it is I would remove it as it's to rich for it. Pine mulch would be a better choice.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora Ligularis help needed
« Last post by NissanVersa on December 10, 2018, 11:29:47 PM »
Is the pot holding water? It looks to me like the roots are having issues.
Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Persimmon tree to buy
« Last post by forumfool on December 10, 2018, 10:36:19 PM »
Rojo Brilliante looks intriguing, but may be impossible to find here in the states.  Would Giombo be a good alternative for a good astringent variety?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« Last post by ManVFruit on December 10, 2018, 10:27:25 PM »
Thanks for the update, that is a place I'd like to visit one day, sadly I am bout 2.5 to 3 hours drive south of that place, I will visit Exotica this weekend see what they have. :-)
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