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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Pests, Diseases, and Nutritional Problems
« Last post by simon_grow on March 22, 2019, 10:23:50 PM »
It could be nutritional or due to the size(establishment) of your trees. Your Coconut Cream looks like it could use some fertilizer based on the light green color of your leaves.

Your other trees may have a more established root system and canopy so it may have more energy to push out larger blooms.


I have been feeding 20-20-20 with micros through Ez-Flo during regular watering which is a few times a week, and fish emulsion + kelp every two weeks. Can it be in a nutrient lock condition for any reason?

Those ratios are too high for Mangos grown in SoCal, especially when combined with fish emulsion. Unless you are using the 20-20-20 in diluted feedings, you can be causing nutrient lock but it depends on many factors.

Going into the fall and especially in Winter, Mangos donít need much if any fertilizer since they basically stop growing vegetatively when itís cold.

Too much Nitrogen in Fall and Winter will encourage wayward( out of season) growth that may start out vegetatively but will end up usually turning into blooms. This out of season growth is exposed to cold weather and the growth often gets injured by the cold or fungus.

Your fertilizer regimen may work well in the warmer months between May through August but I would decrease Nitrogen and increase Silica, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc around September. Increasing these micros and some of the minors around this time will help your tree uptake these elements before it gets too cold. When it gets too cold, it becomes more difficult for mango trees to uptake these nutrients partly because of slower respiration and partly because of decreased microbial activity in the soil.

Orange sorbet grafted to Lemon Zest starting to push.

Here is picture of how these look. Prepped and plump ready to take.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nishikawa Avocado in Florida
« Last post by Squam256 on March 22, 2019, 08:52:24 PM »
Weíre growing it. I think it came up in another thread talking about Hawaiian cvs. Itís quite good.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nishikawa Avocado in Florida
« Last post by shot on March 22, 2019, 08:27:16 PM »
I have grown Nishikawa for 15 years in florida.I like it very thick and rich
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / scions wanted
« Last post by StCloud on March 22, 2019, 08:17:52 PM »
hello everyone. i m looking for these scions:

avocado: bacon, fuerte, queen, nabal, pinkerton, reed, sharwill, stewart

annona: giant yucatan sugar apple, birula, ppc, lisa, giant AP

wax apple: thai jumbo fragrant, green

please indicate price per scion. thank you
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passionfruit crosspollination
« Last post by Jct on March 22, 2019, 08:15:26 PM »
Cross pollination shouldn't affect the fruit.  If you plant out the resultant seeds you might get something interesting.
Iím looking for one too! Rolling river nursery has them but last time I got plants from them they never did great so iím cautious to buy from them again
Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Ugli fruit seedlings available
« Last post by SoCal2warm on March 22, 2019, 07:45:56 PM »
Jamaican Ugli fruit small seedlings available, grown from seed

can't ship to citrus states or Europe
free, but you pay for shipping

seedlings are not in the best shape but should survive if you give them proper care
Thanks all, for the ideas!
I love the idea of the white landscape fabric to brighten it up! I wish I could keep something like that clean. Sure wish they made that stuff in green or tan color!  I am leaning towards just straight, REALLY HEAVY landscape fabric. The stuff I have under the much probably would not hold up to much traffic.
The broken-down mulch-powder covers everything with a fine coating right now, so I will keep scraping it up and then figure out what to replace it with as I go.  My banana roots have delved down through bark, fabric and clay. I can't budge the pot an inch.  When this one is done fruiting I am going to put the best pup in a bigger pot.

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