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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Last post by Orkine on Today at 01:48:53 PM »
I'm growing a few varieties of dragon fruit in South Florida, I planted a little over a year ago and they've grown pretty well. Since around May I've had some Zamorano and American Beauty flowers open, and I hand-pollinated. Every single time though, we got a nice Miami rainfall overnight, and I've heard that will typically ruin your chances, and each time the flower has fallen off within a week or so. I'm thinking about putting some kind of tarp over them, but can I do something else like cover the open flowers with garbage bags, or would that cause some damage? Also, does it need to avoid rain the entire time the flower is open for it to stand a chance, or is it only a problem if it rains after it's been pollinated?
Thanks for any info - I've been looking forward to getting some fruit this year and want to do what I can to improve my chances.

Andy
Bag it after you have hand pollinated.
I recall reading somewhere that people trying to develop new cultivars bag to avoid pollination by random varieties.
In your case you just need it dry.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to pick lemon zest mango fruit
« Last post by simon_grow on Today at 01:27:09 PM »
I wait until it turns mostly yellow. Once itís completly Yellow, it can fall from the tree very easily. Iíve picked some with just partial yellow and they ripened fine. You can gently cradle the fruit in your hand and if it breaks off, itís probably ripe.

Simon
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Last post by sidney on Today at 01:17:21 PM »
I live about 5 miles as the crow flies from the ocean between US1 and I95. Just came from a mango tasting at Pinders Nursery and loved the Coconut Cream, Cogshall and Maha Chanok.many varieties were not represented. So I like sweet mango flavor, tried Springfeld, ugh, too spicey, not sweet. Since I am wanting a small tree my choices are limited..
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One of my favorites. Wait for ripe when fruit is not hard to get Full flavor

Hi Wonderfruit,

Could you please tell me, how good is Mammea Americana compared to Sansapote and Olosapo ?.

Thanks
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Last post by MangoCountry on Today at 01:06:16 PM »
Fairchild is really good too
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please ID Mango Variety
« Last post by Squam256 on Today at 01:05:53 PM »
Tommy Atkins and Valencia Pride
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I used to have  a greenhouse sunk about 1 1/2 M into the ground.  This was in cenrtral Kansas, USA, zone 6.  Tomatoes survived the winters in it without any extra heat.  Just sun and heat stored in the walls and floor.
Tomatoes didn't grow during December until late March.  But green fruit stayed good through that time and began growing again and  ripened when longer days arrived in late March.
My fig also did fine in that greenhouse.
I think many citrus would do fine in such a greenhouse. 
The greenhouse only had automatic vent openers.  No fans.  In fact no electricity or gas.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Last post by MangoCountry on Today at 01:03:39 PM »
Mallika or Cotton Candy
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 Fence and a dog work well
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Im looking to buy a few giant yellow megalanthus cuttings. PM me if you have or know where I could get.
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