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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Last post by 561MangoFanatic on January 15, 2019, 10:25:20 AM »
Only our pickering is starting to show some blooms and very few at that. Fairchild zero. Honey Kiss zero (but hopeful since later season), PPK zero, Cocunt cream zero.

Patience.

I am not the right person to be saying this considering a checked out my trees sometime twice a day looking for a sign.  Interesting thins is the Mallika and Keith that I hardly looked at now have most flowers on them.  The other trees clearly are showing sign with swollen buds, a rouge young graft that flowered etc.  It has been a strange year but it appears that things are beginning to flower so hang in there, you could be posting an update singing a different tune this time next week.

Yes still very early!!


Hereís some of the recently planted trees that are already flowering despite only being planted about a week before Thanksgiving-
(A lot of others have had swollen buds & just havenít emerged especially for lack of rain/water.)

  (Florigon grafted w/ Rapoza)

  (Venus grafted w/ Glenn)

  (Phoenix)

  (Carrie)

   (Hatcher)
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla talk tonight, Sarasota/Venice
« Last post by Cookie Monster on January 15, 2019, 10:14:00 AM »
Right. I think he means the group. They do expand their territory quite rapidly.

He said one 3 gal. so the pot could have had 3-4 suckers peeping and then 3-4 suckers each in the rattoon so it's possible.
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i will get home soon and send many packages
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit identification
« Last post by roblack on January 15, 2019, 09:31:58 AM »
you have to be careful with monterosa too. Takes a long time to ripen, and if eaten too early it feels prickly and irritating to the mouth and mucus membranes. Like needles of glass. Delicious when ripe, no fun when underripe.

Recommend you get plants/fruits/veggies from other members and reputable sellers. Foraging around the neighborhood can be dangerous if you don't know your plants/neighbors extremely well.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Raising soil pH in a calcifuge plant?
« Last post by KarenRei on January 15, 2019, 08:58:11 AM »
If your container is anaerobic the container could be forming acetic acid from fermentation. You may be able to smell that and alleviating the drainage issue might stop the problem. So, it may just be the conditions of low oxygen. Perhaps charcoal or something neutral to promote drainage?

Droseras like constantly waterlogged soil.  They're supposed to be left in a pan of water.

I haven't noticed a smell, but I'll check.
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Citrus General Discussion / Name that orange! (Please)
« Last post by Zafra on January 15, 2019, 08:55:13 AM »
Our property has a lot of citrus trees on it, all were abandoned for several years and weíre trying to bring them around. Most are Valencia oranges, but there are three of these oranges I canít identify. The trees are much smaller than the Valenciaís. The fruit is smaller too, with an tendency to be wider than tall. The navel ranges from a tiny pin hole to a weird inverted cone thing- couldnít get a picture of that extreme but I show a couple of the more common variants. Peel is very smooth, peels easily, very few or no seeds. The fruit is definitely not for juicing, itís firm, And itís vesicles separate easily without bursting. Theyíre just starting to ripen to good flavor now, overlapping with but somewhat later than the Valenciaís here. Once I finally ate a really ripe one I was really impressed- very sweet and delicious flavor.
Any ideas ?? Thanks in advance!











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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Visit to Malaysia.
« Last post by mangokothiyan on January 15, 2019, 08:29:29 AM »


Great job, Chandramohan :). I hope the trees you brought back home do well so that there will be budwood available for others in the future.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Raising soil pH in a calcifuge plant?
« Last post by pineislander on January 15, 2019, 08:09:32 AM »
If your container is anaerobic the container could be forming acetic acid from fermentation. You may be able to smell that and alleviating the drainage issue might stop the problem. So, it may just be the conditions of low oxygen. Perhaps charcoal or something neutral to promote drainage?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit identification
« Last post by pineislander on January 15, 2019, 08:02:21 AM »

As for cycads (I can't see the picture here to confirm the ID): all parts of them are poisonous.  Even with Cycas revoluta, which is traditionally used to make a type of "sago" flour from the pith (not to be confused with true sago palms), you have to leach the starch carefully to render it edible, and even then it's considered to present a serious health risk.


Coontie, a native cycad in Florida, was brought to the brink of extinction for harvesting the flour/starch.

http://www.eattheweeds.com/zamia-floridana-making-toxins-edible-2/
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Raising soil pH in a calcifuge plant?
« Last post by Frog Valley Farm on January 15, 2019, 08:01:36 AM »
Iíd start with a Barrel Compost Biodynamic spray. Followed by small increments of  various organic carbon inputs applied every two weeks starting with a finished Biodynamic compost.
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