Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Recent Posts

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10
11
Thanks for sharing your knowledge Warren. Hope I can make it!
By the way,  will you be bringing some of your favorite mangos so that we too can have a mango tasting feast like the Florida crew? ....lol
Just throwing it out there 🤔🤔🤔🤔
12
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Last post by fisherking73 on Today at 12:25:08 AM »
Has anyone grown sugar dragon in South Florida?
13
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Mexican lemon tree Advice
« Last post by Lionking on Today at 12:21:05 AM »
LionKing, you need to feed your tree with real fertilizer.  Citrus absorb nutrients in a 5-1-3 ratio, meaning for every 5 parts nitrogen, the tree will also absorb 1 part phosphorous and 3 parts potassium.  From my experience, you can throw away "Superthrive", its pretty much worthless. Citrus are heavy feeders, requiring more nutrition than many plants.  Find a fertilizer with a formula that is higher in nitrogen and potassium that also  contains trace minerals, and feed your tree 4 times during the season.  You should have started a good fertilizer program for your tree last March.  You are starving the poor tree. Good fortune to this trees.

I failed to state that I did fertilize it with Osmocote 14-14-14 in March.  About a month after that I fed it with Dr. Earth organic fruit tree fertilizer 5-5-2, 
3 weeks after not seeing any new leaf growth, I fed it with Alaska fish fertilizer 5-5-1
So at that point,  It did start showing new leafs growing but only on the upper part of the tree.
But then that stopped as well.  At this point,  I was thinking that I am doing more damage than good by giving it all these different fertilizers.
I think it was mid to late May and I tried yet one more fertilizer.... Happy frog fruit and flower...5-8-4.
Did I over do it?   Thatís one of the reasons Iíve been giving it Superthrive and sea Kelp lately.
14
I will giving a presentation "Growing Mangos in Southern California, a hobbyist's perspective" on Saturday August 4, 2018 at the LA Arboretum in Arcadia, CA for the Foothill CRFG group.
Parking is free.
Admission is free if you tell the Arboretum staff you are going to the Foothill CRFG meeting. 
You can also join the Foothill CRFG for only $10/year too.
I believe the meeting will be in the Palm room.
Folks gather around at 9:30am.  Presentation lasts about 1.5 to 2 hours.

http://www.foothillcrfg.org/

Topics:
Origin
Climate
Fruit charactersitics
Tree charactersitics
Soil/potting soils
Fertilization
Watering
Diseases and control
Pests and control
Flower to fruit
Pruning
Propagation
Rootstock
Newer Florida varieties
Where to buy trees?
Where to buy scions?
Where to buy fruits?
Good References for mango information
Q and A
15
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Last post by fisherking73 on Today at 12:15:10 AM »
My neighbor has a DF likely over 20 years old which is growing on a tall Flame/Flambouyant/ Royal Poinciana tree (Delonix Regia) here on Pine Island, Lee County, SW Florida. The DF is nearing full bloom and is every bit as flowerful on the far side. It is a white fleshed variety rather plain in taste.



Wow! That was Probably quite the site when they bloomed! Wish I had a tree open enough for them to grow on. All my trees provide too much shade
16
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee grafting experiments
« Last post by Ethan on July 20, 2018, 11:48:44 PM »
Great job Simon, it'll be interesting to watch it grow and fruit!
17
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: rarest papaya on earth. palanda papaya
« Last post by nattyfroootz on July 20, 2018, 10:24:34 PM »








18
Despite keeping it well watered, the small tree got baked in the 105į heat wave.



Two chairs were later put up on either side to put a shade cover over it.
19
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Flying Fox Fruits Nursery
« Last post by simon_grow on July 20, 2018, 09:47:58 PM »
Thatís awesome Adam, Iíll keep my eyes on EBay to see if you have anything special.

Simon
20
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brutal heatwave 7/06/18 in Socal
« Last post by SoCal2warm on July 20, 2018, 09:45:27 PM »
Mangosteen got fried


Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10
Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers