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Seed sexually produced, so not true to parent.

Long juvenility, often in excess of 15 years.
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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.
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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.
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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:
http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/Weather_Services/chilling_accumulation_models/Chill_Calculators/

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

Thanks,


Gotcha!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangoes purchased from neighbors
« Last post by Tiberivs on Today at 05:54:35 PM »
Thank you.
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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!
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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.

https://mwhorticulturerecycling.com/garden-soils-%26-mulch

http://www.diamond-r.com/
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Chalta is used extensively in Assam NE India, pickles, curry, etc.
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Kohala longan held up better than biew kiew longan during Hurricane Irma.
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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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