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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: This seedling look familiar?
« on: January 13, 2021, 07:15:52 PM »
Thanks guys. Loquat makes sense.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / This seedling look familiar?
« on: January 13, 2021, 04:11:22 PM »
I thought I had planted Szechuan pepper but this doesnít look right. Any guesses?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Your favorite variety of feijoa
« on: January 13, 2021, 04:09:38 PM »
Thereís some discussions of this on the forum.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: January 13, 2021, 12:17:31 PM »
Nice brad! how's the persea mite resistance on that one? In my yard mexicola grande is the only one that appears to be resistant.

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The leaf thing has been discussed before. I donít have that many named varieties but from the handful I have Iíd never have kept them based on leaf smell. Theyíre just bland. Someone with a big collection could walk through and tell you how many leaves match the wonderful fruit.

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I didnít know any mangoes did two crops. Cool.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Arbutus / strawberry tree
« on: December 24, 2020, 10:56:25 AM »
Iíve had some decent fruit off marina. And I eat fruit off my elfin king more often than gin berry or red strawberry guava. True only one each time. Id rank it equal with your average pineapple guava.

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Iím aiming for more tropical than vall. I donít have to have coconut but I wonít miss growing stone fruits. Iíll be happy with a few mango, avocado, lychee, citrus, annonas and guavas. And a nice community with a couple interesting other things to do.

We had you until you got to the "other interesting things to do." Unless that includes church functions, bass fishing, and the occational car race. Lol!

Funny :). Yeah fishing will do. Anything to do with water really thatís within 30min drive. Gardening is fun but I donít want to become a full time farmer and my wife isnít even into the trees. Pure consumer. I saw a couple places in Jupiter farms and in homestead that are promising.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Arbutus / strawberry tree
« on: December 20, 2020, 01:51:53 PM »
Yep.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Arbutus / strawberry tree
« on: December 20, 2020, 12:50:33 PM »
I have a few. Pretty tree. Fruit is pleasant. Like an apricot paste.  Seeds are annoying. Get stuck in your teeth and need a toothpick to remove. Marina has nice fruit and the most beautiful bark. Elfin king fruit is a bit better and way more productive. You might have access to better named varieties though.

Iíve never seen volunteers under trees but havenít had too much trouble manually germinating.

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Iím aiming for more tropical than vall. I donít have to have coconut but I wonít miss growing stone fruits. Iíll be happy with a few mango, avocado, lychee, citrus, annonas and guavas. And a nice community with a couple interesting other things to do.

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Thanks Null. Very cool vall. We should compare notes. I don't think the toxic stuff is the same as the red tide we have in SoCal occasionally. I think its quite a bit worse. For your search, are you looking for a house too or just land? And are you trying to be close to Vero Beach?

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Here's three threads to check out:

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=13389
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=14194
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=19190

rereading these i had completely forgotten about edranol and ismael. never tried sir prize either.

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I'd be happy with a city vibe as long as i can still have a dozen trees and not spend too much. I have found a couple in the area that are worth considering.

Question on another topic:
What's going on with the algae blooms? I like swimming, surfing, sailing etc. and am imagining myself doing a lot of that. But I'm coming across all kinds of articles on horrible algae blooms, smell, toxins etc. Seems like anything around and north of Ft Myers is the worse, but also around St. Lucie. Doesn't seem like there's a solution in sight either. Actually I've read plenty on what's going on. My real question is: how bad is it and should I avoid those areas, including pine island?

https://www.pineisland-eagle.com/2018/08/08/pine-island-residents-dealing-with-red-tide-and-blue-green-algae/

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You won't be taking chances and you'll probably have more fruit than you need as a backyard grower.

However there are dozens of varieties better than that one and its worth the research and/or drive time to get a good one before you spend years caring for it and waiting. Check out the search function on this forum. There are dozens of discussions here on the best varieties for So Cal. I have Jan Boyce, Mexicola and Mexicola Grande in one hole and Reed, Sharwil and Fuerte in another. Still waiting to see who is going to win.

I believe the "semi-dwarf" is Holiday? Semi dwarf by virtue of being slow growing i've read.

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A and B are not strictly necessary since you'll have both male and female flowers on your tree as they transition. Having A and B will boost production though.

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That's promising. I'll PM you.

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Starting to think about retirement. Anyone know of a small house with established fruit trees, especially mango, for sale in south Florida? Planning to visit in May.

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$100

Iíve missed the cutoff so many years

Thanks for the forum!

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The CYP inhibition is also used to boost the effect of recreational drugs. Came across that entirely by chance while on a jury for a murder trial. The guys involved all hit 7/11 for grapefruit juice before heading to the railroad overpass to get high. Seemed like such a strange detail I had to look it up.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Thanksgiving
« on: November 26, 2020, 11:41:07 AM »
Cheers to a productive year!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya tasting /get together
« on: November 22, 2020, 12:02:56 PM »
Thanks for hosting again Brad! always a good time. And to Simon. I second the comment on the Inca Red. Great acid/sweet balance. Almost lemony.

The golfball sized yellow strawberry guavas were also well received. And the bananas.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Question on Kishu mandarins
« on: November 20, 2020, 03:51:30 PM »
Mine have always been bland. Very easy to peel though.

Had my first Xie Shan this week from grafts last year. Definitely a winner Millet.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marula Germination
« on: November 18, 2020, 03:57:49 PM »
Looks like two or female to me. The other lids eventually fell off on my seeds.

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