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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pinkertin Budwood
« on: June 03, 2018, 09:12:01 PM »
I ordered a tree from Calf and it came in at just 2 foot. Someone had plugged or topped the tree at 2 foot. I need a 1/4 wide fat scion so I can graft the center branch again.
Anyone know who might have one to spare or sell?

Thanks for the help.


Hi everyone,

Luc said I should try here on the forum to find 1 of his tree's in Fl. Does anyone have one for sell? Please let me know.

Thanks, Joe.

He responded to this thread, send him a PM. Not sure what he has available this year
but the tree I got from him 2 years ago is setting fruit all over the place. I have never
eaten this and can't wait.

What is his user name?

Everything I have from thedom has done exceptionally well. Including several dream and other annonas.

Does anyone have a web-site or a phone number for this thedom fellow so I can order a dream.

Thanks, joe.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:35:29 PM »
Very nice trees all. My I ask which Lychee is the most sweetest?



May I ask you guys what you spray your trees with. They look very clean.

Thank you everyone for your replies. I think I'll let her grow until about 8 to 9 ft and see then.

Pinkerton is not a fast grower here in CA.  You can probably just shape it.  I wouldnt pug any avovado trees.  Maybe top it when its 8 or 10 feet tall and then shape the sides how you want.

Its fast here Brad sort of compact but you can you can prune each year and still get tons of fruits next year.

Here are two great varieties overlapping Sir Prize and Holiday this will put to rest Carlo's doubts

Very nice looking trees JF.  Bottom top is the pinkerton?

Does anyone know how tall I should allow my Pinkerton avocado tree to get before I top or pug it to stay small and bushy? My tree is about 4 1/2 foot tall now, with what looks like a lot of branch buds on the truck wanting to push out above the branches around the 2 1/2 height Mark.

Or should I leave it alone, and let it just keep growing upward?

Thanks, Joe.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Truly tropical top 5
« on: October 12, 2017, 07:13:15 AM »
My top five are
1 Lemon Zest
2 Sweet Tart
3 Kesar
4 Seniorita
5 Leo Keitt seedling


What is this LEO KEITT SEEDLING a couple of you are talking about?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growth habit of Phoenix mango tree.
« on: September 24, 2017, 12:40:12 PM »
Mine in ground for 8 months with two flushes but very small flushes, appears to be slow grower in CA.

Can someone please post pictures of new fresh growth leaves and matured leaves? wanted to compare if I got real one, lately Florida nurseries are sending us mislabeled stuff.

My Phoenix just sprouted new flushes recently, hope this helps!!! ;D😁 :D

Thanks for the pictures. Kind of looks like a keitt.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growth habit of Phoenix mango tree.
« on: September 22, 2017, 12:56:56 PM »
This dude looks like he has some success in Tempe AZ.

Nice movie, but had nothing to do about a Phoenix mango tree. ::)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Growth habit of Phoenix mango tree.
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:41:15 AM »
Has anyone had a Phoenix mango tree long enough to be able to describe the growth habit of the tree. And do you like the flavor of the fruit.

I did a search, and no info available .



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Super small dragon fruit..?
« on: September 01, 2017, 02:26:46 PM »
Guys, how come everyone dragon fruits look big and mine looks super small? What in the world is this variety? It's just one inch big??? I have 6 fruits and they are all riped, but super duper small cheese..

Looks just like mine. It's called Sugar Daddy. Got it from a couple in Calf. Very sweet, My daughters eat them up like candy. I get three crops from it each year.


A friend from this forum recently notified me that there were some Asian mangos available at Lucky Seafood so I went there and picked some up. My friend said they could potentially be Kook Lom Krong but I know very little about Asian mangos so I have no idea what it is. 4 fruit were $6.99

Today, I stopped by Vinh Hung in Mira Mesa and they sold these same mangos in cases for $26/case.

I spoke to an Asian lady there and she said these mangos are sweet even when they are green and crunchy so I decided to purchase a case.

The 4 pack I bought from Lucky Seafood is blushing with a bit of yellow so I decided to cut one open so that I can sample these at different stages of ripeness. This one I cut open is just starting to turn soft so it is not in the crunchy phase anymore. The flesh gave little juice in this stage and it had a Brix of 19%! The flesh was sweet and tasted a bit like a sweet green apple and was very enjoyable. I think this mango will be excellent if prepared in the southeast Asian tradition with a bit of fish sauce or shrimp/crab paste and some chilly peppers and eaten chilled on a hot day.

The most exciting thing is that these were grown in Mexico so they were hot water treated and not irradiated. This variety is polyembryonic so it is a candidate for my seedling experiments.

Can anyone confirm the identity of this new commercial variety?


Those don't look  anything like of the Kook Lom Krong I have growing in the grove on Merritt Island.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice for one last mango tree
« on: May 22, 2017, 01:29:29 PM »
PPK is awesome!

What does PPK stand for?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice for one last mango tree
« on: May 11, 2017, 12:26:39 PM »
Thanks for all the replies everyone! I know that the logical course of action is to wait to try varieties this summer, but mango mania has fully taken hold. If I can find a Sweet Tart in the near future I will pick one up. I tend to like boldly flavored (actually most) mangos, and based on all the descriptions here, I'm pretty confident that I'll like ST. I also like the fact that it's late season and isn't a super vigorous tree. The only two varieties that I've ever actively disliked were Neelam & Lancetilla. My only regret is that although I'm pretty happy with my current selection of mango trees, I wish I had discovered this forum years ago. Rob, I will consider replacing the Alphonso. I remember when I was planting it and was so excited to have gotten "the best mango tree in the world"  :P

If you are on Merritt Island, Then give John a call at Tropical Islands Nursery. He has most of the new variety's, even Sweet Tart.

I planted this dragon Fruit in August 23, 2016 today March 23, 2017,  7 months have passed by. Does not have any intention of sending new growth out. It is as  fat as a pig.  Roots are shooting out from the bottom of the pot. The only thing that occurs to me is to cut an inch from the top to shake it up. Any body has any experience with similar situation?


Your Dragon looks very good. Your cactus is swollen and the top is going to push soon.
Some where on this forum is a mix for Cactus soil, find it and Mix up a batch and put your cactus into a bigger pot(it works great) and use a Liquid Cactus fertilizer once a month for it and lot's of sun.


I tried to add the thread for the mix but it didn't work.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Time to spray sulfur
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:42:23 AM »
I've got what looks to be a really good fruit set on my pina colada. I'm sure there will be some abscission, but it's set a lot of little bbs. I think the key is to treat it for fungus.

I've been really pleased with THAT flowable sulfur, but there are many other products out there.

Jeff that's the one you want to use. But you should spray your trees at the end of December before Bud brake.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ty Ty Nursery
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:03:12 PM »
Contact Olive Branch Tree Farm in Citra,  Florida.

Again, Thank you Rob. I have a call into them. They are closed right now for the season and will open in April.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ty Ty Nursery
« on: March 05, 2017, 12:35:44 PM »
They say that they have a hard to find Olive tree(Sevillano). I just don't want to spend the time growing a tree, to find out it wasn't the variety I wanted.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ty Ty Nursery
« on: March 04, 2017, 11:48:06 PM »
Anyone have any dealings with this nursery? Good or Bad.

Thanks, Joe.

What a disappointment. I wasted my time reading through every one of these posts, but not a single one save for the OP was actually about Mahas. I wanted to hear about MAHAs, not everything BUT Mahas... it would be nice if people stayed on topic, but since this thread turned out to be something else, perhaps the title could be changed?

I would love to hear more about people's experience eating Maha Chanok, and also see more photos, etc., as I continue to wait what seems like forever for mine to actually fruit (at least it seems happy, and put out a big flush of new leaves this summer). Also, I would love if anyone had recommendations of any fruit stand that sells the fruit in Miami-Dade/Monroe/Broward FL, if there ever are any. I have been trying for several years but still never found an opportunity to taste them. Had high hopes for last year's Mangofest, but not there either. :(

Squam shipped me some of his Maha Chanok a week or so back. He isn't too far from you... and he created a thread announcing it on the for sale forum.

Regarding the Maha Chanok from Fruitscapes, I got some from them too and they were on the small side but still delicious. Have you searched the forum? Lots of people have posted about Maha Chanok

Thanks. I'll take a look - I don't care about size, I just wanted a fair representation of taste so I know what's ahead of me.

I wasn't really looking around for info about Mahas, but when I saw this new thread, I clicked on it because I definitely wanted to read recent info on people's experiences if they're out there. I think it's fair to be disappointed that the thread turned out not to be about anything related to the title. I didn't see earlier threads from this year because I have been away from the site for a while. I think I've read most of the archived threads regarding Maha Chanok before, but I was interested to see a new one that relates to this season specifically. They've been around longer now, so now that they're not such a novelty, I'm interested to see if perspectives on owning one have changed as more and more people have experience both tasting and growing the fruit. I could have put a different variety in the same place as this one that would have produced fruit for me by now, so this had better be worth the long wait! :)

*To be clear though, I am looking for a market where I can buy one in person. I value my privacy, and don't want to give my name and address to a stranger on the internet to sample a fruit. I live in an area where mangoes grow readily, and I am looking for a place I can just show up anonymously and buy a fruit, which in my mind should be possible somewhere, even if it's at a nursery on a back road West of Krome Ave. in Homestead.

If you would like to P.M. me with your mail address, I'd be glad to send you a couple. Joe

Thanks Rob!  I heard those were the top of the top tier mangoes!  Nothing beats that turpentine flavor in my book.

I don't know if you and Rob are joking with each other. But a lot of the bigger mango stands ship mango's out of state to friends. We do, and I know Zill's ships also.

Hope this helps,


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