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I'm staying in the area.. Smaller yard. I have already started multi grafting a mango and avocado tree, built two dragon fruit trellises, and started a potted collection.

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I am selling my home in Haverhill, FL.  Along with the home comes my .35 acre fruit tree collection.

Here are some of the trees (10 year old and fruiting)

Mango (multi‐grafted trees)
Carrie, Edgar, Pickering, Lemon Zest, Pineapple Pleasure, Maha Chanok, E4, Honey Kiss, Glen, Lemon
Merengue, Dupuis Saigon, Ivory, Cogshall, Neelam, Super Julie, Nam Doc Mai, Sweet Tart, Providence,
Ugly Betty, others…
Avocado (Choquette, Marcus Pumpkin)
Lychee (Mauritius, Kiamana, Sweetheart)
Sapodilla (Silas Woods)
Carambola/Starfruit (Fwang Tung/Kari on same tree)
Sugar Apple (Australian, Kampong Mauve)
Custard Apple (Ferdinand Red)
Guanabana (Soursop)
Mamey Sapote (Pace and Pantin)
Ross Sapote
Grumichama
All Spice
Bananas (Pisang Klotek, Dwarf Cavendish)
Abiu
Jaboticaba (Red and 20 year old Sabara)
Lemon Drop Mangosteen
Fig (Brown Turkey)
Madruno
Jackfruit (Crunchy Lemon, Dang Suria)
Dragonfruit (Giant White, Natural Mystic)
Achachiru
Dwarf Mulberry
and others...

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5469-Toronto-Rd-Haverhill-FL-33415/46795023_zpid/

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Just made the payment to GoDaddy.. We are good for another year...


A special thanks to all who donated.. BFG Tropical Fruits and Plants (Palm Beach County), Tropical Acres Farms, Inc.(Palm Beach County), and all who posted here.. Without your support we would all lose a great place to communicate!





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Thanks Karen! Funds confirmed..

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Its that time of year again folks.. Our web host costs for another year of advertising free tropical fruit discussion.   The admins of this site hope that we can continue to provide this service and not sell out to the corporate machines that fund most sites.  I have attached the screen shot of what it will take to keep us going.. If we dont get it paid by the 25th of December we lose the site..

The total needed to raise for this calendar year is $177.39.



Once you send a payment post the amount you have donated if you wish to this post and once we reach the goal I will use the money to pay the web host immediately.  I will also post a screen shot of the payment made..

Thank you for your support...








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A special thanks to everyone who donated this year!!! We are set till this time next year!!!!!

On behalf of the staff and all the members thank you to our generous donors!!!






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The total for one year would cost $192.56.. That covers the hosting and the forums web address. 

My paypal account is under my email ___ALL DONE___, as I mentioned before make your contributions public by adding to this post what you send.  Once the bill is paid I will post a receipt showing the funds being used to fund the forum!!

Thank you in advance for helping keep the forum alive, well, and AD free for another year!!

Good growing..


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I have approximately ten days to secure our server for another year.  I plan to post my PayPal email in this topic in the next day or so to allow people to make donations to keep the forum alive.  We are 100% self sufficient and rely on no advertising whatsoever. 

Like last year anyone who donates is required to post the donation and amount in this topic so that all donations are public.  At the end of the fundraiser I will pay the entire amount to our hosting provider and provide an copy of the receipt for proof!

I hope everyone enjoys the forum and can make a small contribution... No obligations of course...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mature Mango Trees Without Bloom 2016
« on: March 11, 2016, 06:05:06 PM »
My TBC is without blooms or signs of them either..

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annual fundraiser to support the forum
« on: November 17, 2015, 09:31:02 AM »
WE ARE FUNDED FOR THIS YEAR!!! THANKS TO ALL THAT DONATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annual fundraiser to support the forum
« on: November 17, 2015, 09:11:52 AM »
We have raised $58 dollars in the past couple hours! Thank you to all who have donated.. As stated above the email is the account to fund in paypal. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annual fundraiser to support the forum
« on: November 17, 2015, 06:54:30 AM »



This is a copy of the total cost of renewal for the year we just paid for continued service.. Although the forum is 100% free to join, use, and enjoy, this is the basic monetary cost to operate.. If you would like to donate feel free to paypal funds to account ***************.  Any amount is greatly appreciated and please make a public post in this thread as to the amount of your donation... We wish to only collect $133.90 or less..  If by any chance we collect additional funds the money will be used to further extend the hosting and a receipt will be made public!  There is a slight cost of using paypal that we will absorb.. 


WE ARE FUNDED FOR THIS YEAR!!! THANKS TO ALL THAT DONATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lemon Zest Skin Coloration
« on: June 28, 2015, 09:04:34 PM »
I have some lemon zest that look like this w mottling. Is it a sign of uneven ripening? Because it is definitely that on some my sweet tart mangoes/  Some of which get half green and half yellow

Patrick's foliar feeding 2012. He might have updated editions.  http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=241.msg2849#msg2849


I have still been using pretty much the same mix.. I limit copper to wet months primary on the mango trees in flower/fruiting cycle.  I didn't invent the mix I use, I basically copied what Bill Whitman spoke about in his book and incorporated PhytoFos.  If you have Whitman's Book the article is a "Letter From Bal Harbour- Minor Element Sprays for Major Plant Growth"(pg.263).  The same information is also provided in many IFAS and other TF related docs and studies.  Whitman was actually using a lot more Cu and Fe in his mixes than I am.  Have I seen results? Absolutely.  Have I seen any lack of fruit because of vigor? Only in lychee, but my trees are only 4 years old and we have has dismal years overall lately in South Florida.  I have never burnt leaves or had adverse reactions either.  The overspray can easily be spotted on nearby lawns within a week or so, the lawn shows areas that appear sprayed with dark gloss green paint. 

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Gary recommended not growing the E-4, did he tell anyone why? Is it a lack of resistance to disease or poor production? He said it was difficult to grow, I assume that means it wont get a name and release.... Shame, its a good one for sure!

I have spoken to Gary and Walter about it before (as it has always been one of my favorites ).  It is not a super producer but probably good enough just on that issue alone to be propagated.   The main issue is its ripening.  It is difficult to determine when it is ripe (it has luttle color change staying green) and it can also tend to have an issue with ripening evenly, which may be related to the difficulty of knowing when to actually harvest.

Thanks Rob! I was nice seeing you and your wife last night.  I didn't stay long enough to visit with anyone, I had the little one with me!

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Gary recommended not growing the E-4, did he tell anyone why? Is it a lack of resistance to disease or poor production? He said it was difficult to grow, I assume that means it wont get a name and release.... Shame, its a good one for sure!

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I would probably pick Fairchild

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mychorrhizae; is it worth it?
« on: May 28, 2015, 12:14:40 PM »
It also helps to use a rain stick during dry season to induce thunderstorms.  I would inoculate the soil with fertilizer at the same time though.  I actually did plant a lot of my trees with mychorrizae just because (Murahilin duped me into it).  Its magic stuff!

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Most the mangoes sold here in Florida are from other places. Its really not a major commercial crop here.  Not to repeat the arguments again but even planting 25000 random seeds could not isolate cold tolerance.  The breeding program that Zill has used for the creation of the new mangoes wasn't a random planting.  Selective breeding was used to cross particular genetics.  Known progeny with traits of value were crossed in multiples with selections taken on those offspring that met certain criteria.  They use intentional cross pollination to create new varieties using many different decades old known quality varieties.  It would be more likely in the very slim chance a "cold hardy" variety was found that it was identified in a seedling planting of the many million random attempts in cooler areas.

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Incredibly they also can produce oranges from time to time!

https://youtu.be/pkYNBwCEeH4


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee and Mango u pick farms!
« on: May 24, 2015, 08:13:33 AM »



The front had as much as the sides.. I have these in front of my fruiting trees. I heard a rumor that a sniper with a pellet gun may be shooting thieves without my permission! Shame on him!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee and Mango u pick farms!
« on: May 23, 2015, 08:25:02 PM »
In a gentle way..

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee and Mango u pick farms!
« on: May 23, 2015, 07:48:47 PM »
I just installed my first "Private Property- No Trespassing" Signs this afternoon.  My days of luck have run out.  I went bass fishing this afternoon and came home to a neighbor informing me that a nice couple had been stripping my mango trees.  I may have to install an electric perimeter fence for my dog, thieves suck!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: J-12 mango
« on: May 21, 2015, 09:26:03 PM »
Im with Jeff! Where would you place it in a line up?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Mango seedlings
« on: May 21, 2015, 09:38:15 AM »
Get some mangoes now! If you lay the seed flat on top of the soil and cover it with a 1/4" of soil you'll have seedlings ready in early fall.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Longan without fruit- ready to pull
« on: May 18, 2015, 02:47:51 PM »
You can get Potassium Chlorate on Amazon for really cheap.. The instructions to induce flowering are easy to find online. 

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