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Seed sexually produced, so not true to parent.

Long juvenility, often in excess of 15 years.
Skin flaps eaten in curry.

Chopped and soaked two weeks in alcohol, then that alcohol is applied to arthritic joints for pain relief.

So I'm told.   Never ate nor used.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are Pitangatuba Self-fertile?
« Last post by Island_Three on Today at 06:03:56 PM »
I'd love more, but I'm living in an apartment so my space is limited! I'll wait it out and see what happens.
Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Paw Paw questions.
« Last post by Triloba Tracker on Today at 05:57:10 PM »
Triloba Tracker,

I looked at the chill hour chart here:

My area (Kern County) has above 800. I'm more worried about the hot dry wind. I'll plant them in a sheltered area.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangoes purchased from neighbors
« Last post by Tiberivs on Today at 05:54:35 PM »
Thank you.
Those are mixed blooms due to temperature fluctuations confusing the tree. I would prune them off but not right away as the tree may try to push bloom once again. Wait about a month or so. I personally would not let a tree that small fruit especially since you just planted it. Let it get established and maybe hold a few fruit next season. The tree looks healthy those yellowing leaves are normal especially with new growth coming. Good luck!
Chad, check out MW Horticulture in N. Ft. Myers or at Alico Rd. and I-75 they have a full range of soil, compost and mulch. They will deliver by dump truck or sell by pickup truck load, a regular pickup can carry 1 yard. Their compost contains a good proportion of sand and could be mixed with your current soil then mulched on top. The compost is about $12/yard which would make a great mound. The compost is only part of the equation. I drive out to Diamond R in Labelle and get a 50 lb bag of Nutricote Total 180 day Slow release with micronutrients, it works wonders for growing anything and lasts six months.
Chalta is used extensively in Assam NE India, pickles, curry, etc.
Kohala longan held up better than biew kiew longan during Hurricane Irma.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is the Longan tree wind-intolerant?
« Last post by nullzero on Today at 05:29:11 PM »
Yeah Longan is noticeably more resistant to drought and wind then Lychees.
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