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I sold the book, thanks all for your interests!!



I have someone interested in buying the book tomorrow, thanks for all your interests.

I have a Mango book like new condition I'm selling. It's called Tropical Mangos "how to grow the most delicious fruit" plus a free bonus "Mangos of the world quick guide pic #2. I'm selling it for $25 plus $7.00 shipping you get (both) priority mail. Any questions please ask.

If this is not the right place to post this LMK and I'll move it  :)


Hi Sun, actually those pics I posted using the aluminum window screens were from several years they are eating anything in sight, found many that were totally green and some very light yellow  :'(...I'm glad you have your cats, I'm sure they do keep most of your squirrels away, I can't get one now but maybe I need to borrow my neighbor's cat Lol... ;)

Those heavier wire do work, it's just very time consuming and hard for me to I would need SO many of them...I think I just have to live with the fact that I may only get 15-25% of my fruits, sad but it's a reality.

Palmcity Thanks! I have a screened porch that I can try and ripen the greenish  ones. I thought the 90's temperature would be too hot for them, so good to know that is the better choice than the pantry which would be in the 70's degree range... 

Thanks all! I'll probably take the chance and pick them now...if they don't ripen I can a few of them green Lol...nothing to lose at this point if I don't pick them they will just eat them all!

The fruit bags didn't work for me, once they figured out how to chew thru them that was the end of that! I also used plastic clamshells, window screening, bird netting...they eventually figured out how to get to them **sigh**

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Will this mango ripen in the house?
« on: June 17, 2019, 12:37:17 PM »
For the mango gurus out there I need some advise, I found this mango hanging on the tree, clearly either squirrels or birds or whatever else has been chewing on it. I noticed the mango is already yellow inside. Do you think I can pick some of the mangoes on the tree now and what are the chances of them ripening inside the house? I'm losing about 5 or 6 mangoes daily to squirrels/varmints and I'd rather pick the few that they left me or I'll end up with nothing  :'(...This is a Glenn mango btw. Thanks in advance


You're SO lucky, the the squirrels ate 90% of my harvest and they weren't even sweet yet  :'( :'(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Let the Lychee war begin...
« on: May 25, 2019, 05:11:14 PM »
Well so far I've lost about 1/3 of the fruits on the tree. Between the birds and the squirrels (I'm tired of chasing them off) several times a day.

I forgot I have some of the shiny holographic tape that bradflorida mentioned, Thanks Brad for reminding me  :)

Hubby put a bunch on the tree so hopefully I will get to eat at least 1/3 of what's left...Fingers crossed!!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, ideas and experience. Good Luck to all of us!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Let the Lychee war begin...
« on: May 21, 2019, 11:44:27 AM »
Found several birds stealing my lychees, lots of remnant pieces and seed on the ground, they are still green and super sour  :(...soon enough the squirrels will be next  :'(

Few months ago...


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I plant lychee while flowering?
« on: April 01, 2019, 05:11:06 PM »
Thanks Cmichael! Took these today, some look promising, hope some of it make it through to maturity.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I plant lychee while flowering?
« on: April 01, 2019, 02:37:25 PM »
Good luck with your new Lychee tree...if it were mine I would plant it right away (as long as you are okay about possibly losing) a few fruits. For me the benefit of planting it now so it can start growing sooner rather than later is worth losing a few fruits...but that's just me  ;)

Last year I had blooms but a late frost in March damaged the flowers, this year looks to be a better year. Fingers crossed I will get some this year  :)

Looks like my Glenn, Palmer, Kiett and Young/Tebow are taking a year off, first time blooms for me are Phoenix, Gary, Kent, Harvest Moon and Maha Chanok.
The weather is going to cool S.Fl for a few days around March 20, fingers crossed.

Yes, if you're sure the tree isn't going to produce any blooms this year it should be fine to prune a little bit of slow release fertilizer (water in) from time and time and you should see some new growths in a few weeks, Good luck!


Great looking tree!! Have you tasted one mangoes have been washed out in flavor due to having about 40 inches of rain since May Lol...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Mangos of 2018
« on: June 21, 2018, 12:06:59 PM »

My poor pug would die of heat exhaustion outside or I would put him outside (not fenced yard) but with my luck he would just sit there and watch them while they raid the tree, he's very non confrontational  ::)

Sounds like your dog is doing a great job for you  :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Mangos of 2018
« on: June 21, 2018, 11:34:56 AM »

January 21 and still NOT a single mango ripe...I've had about 25 completely green/raw mangoes eaten by mostly squirrels so far, yes I'm keeping track  >:(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangoes purchased from neighbors
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:38:56 AM »

I'll take a guess, Haden? Looks yummy!!!

I already picked 40 cogshall, about have my crop this year, they've been really good.

Skhan, are you picking them mature green or waiting till they have some pinks/yellows and a slight give when squeezed? Mine are rock hard and only a hint of color and those are only present on the fruits that get full sun... thanks!


Thanks all!! Apparently I'm way behind the rest of you  :(...I'll try picking one and see if it will ripen?


I have Glenn, Cogshall and a few Maha mangoes on my trees. All are still green but we've had about 25" inches of rain since May 13 so I'm not too excited that the flavor is going to be great, but I still want to eat some before the squirrels eat them all, they've been eating a few since they were the size of a large egg totally green!! I was hoping to pick it mature green and let them ripen on the counter or in a paper bag before they eat them all. If some of yours out there are almost ready maybe mine are not far behind?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frist Mangos
« on: June 03, 2018, 02:49:13 PM »

Spoke too soon, I received 6" of rain Friday night ( in 3 hours) which brings my total rainfall to 22" in less than 3 weeks  :'( :'(
I LOVE rain but it's going to to do a lot of damage to the mango flavor!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frist Mangos
« on: June 01, 2018, 04:07:32 PM »

Very sorry about your bland mango Treesnmore  :'( mangoes I'm sure are going to be in the same situation. I haven't had as much rain as you've had but I've had over 16 inches of rain in a little over 2 weeks. My mangoes won't be ready for at least 2-4 weeks.  2 Cogshall, a Glenn and a small Maha...It's a shame since we wait all year for our mangoes and between the squirrels, raccoons, too much rain...**sigh**

Very pretty Hibiscus Ed and nice looking mangoes, I hope yours have more flavor and not watered down  :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Critters Eating Mangoes
« on: May 27, 2018, 02:46:04 PM »
I am SO  sorry!!! Been there before and there right now  :'(, and it is very frustrating and sad. It might be a squirrel or raccoon? Really hard to say. I am dealing with the same thing but mine are squirrels. I've seen them from the window  >:(

OMG, after I posted this I zoomed at your picture (#3) in particular and I saw what "looks" like snake skin!?!? Running down from that mango...Could it be????

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee time
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:37:25 AM »
"quote author=kc_moses link=topic=28171.msg320293#msg320293 date=1526493212]
Any tips on pruning lychee tree? I have a Mauritius lychee and a Sweet Heart. So far the Sweet heart is very slow growing so I think they need different way of pruning?"

KC, I tip prune my lychee tree once a tree is only 7 years old so it's not huge yet but I remove about 12-14" of the fruit spikes after fruits are picked. This year my tiny fruitlets got nipped in a late frost we had in March so no fruit this year. I decided to prune the lower limbs since it was difficult mowing the grass near and around it. You can prune them pretty much anyway you like to keep the size in check usually the best time is after the fruits have been picked...if the tree has no fruits you can prune them anytime after frost/freeze is over till mid is a link from on that subject

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee time
« on: May 17, 2018, 12:09:48 PM »

Keep us posted on what your mango tree ends up being...I've never tasted Florigon (there's so many I've never tried), so many mangoes so little time Lol...

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