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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Scotch Bonnet Peppers
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:57:01 AM »
It won't help you immediately, but the plants are pretty easy to grow here.  And they are perennial which is nice.  Mine are coming up on 3 years, and doing just fine.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Saint Dominic Sour Orange
« on: February 07, 2020, 06:08:48 AM »
Super!  Thank you so much.  I'll add a calender reminder for myself in October. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Saint Dominic Sour Orange
« on: February 06, 2020, 12:49:21 PM »
Any chance you'll be offering seeds?  I would very much like to have this plant.

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I'm seeing 50s and 60s as low temps for first part of January - and only scattered.  No prolonged periods.  I'm certainly not opposed to some additional cold temps, but I would very much like to keep the mango blooms I've got going now - few as they may be.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: December 28, 2019, 07:47:46 AM »
Adding Shamsul Asamar.  Nice surprise :-)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: December 26, 2019, 12:10:46 PM »
Adding Aung Din and Kesar.  Hopefully, Kesar will hold some fruit this year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« on: December 22, 2019, 07:35:48 PM »
Fruit within my lifetime?  :D :)
Jus' sayin.  It would be nice :-)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Olosapo ( Coupeia Polyandra)
« on: December 22, 2019, 09:33:13 AM »
I've had mine in the ground for a little over a year in east Miramar.  It's definitely not a fast grower, but it's probably pushing 2 - 2.5 feet now.  It's in full sun.  I water and fertilize it often and it seems to respond well.  I'd estimate that I've had 2-3 inches of new growth this year, and leaf size has increased pretty dramatically.  It's definitely growing faster than my glacially slow pitangatuba - and certainly faster than any of my garcinias.  But it is certainly no speed demon.  I'm hoping for fruit within my lifetime :-)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: December 16, 2019, 06:25:10 AM »
I think I'm seeing the beginning of flower spikes on Sienta Lone, Arka Puneet and Neelkiran.  YAY!!!

Adding Corn, Katar Rum Rung and possibly USDA Himsagar.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: December 14, 2019, 06:18:40 PM »
I think I'm seeing the beginning of flower spikes on Sienta Lone, Arka Puneet and Neelkiran.  YAY!!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best canistel variety for Florida
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:34:01 PM »
Fairchild-2 or a Ross sapote


Have you seen this list?  https://www.growables.org/information/TropicalFruit/canistelvarieties.htm

I have Ross Sapote and Oro planted in Hawaii.  Oro not big enough to fruit yet.  Love this fruit-the Ross is quite good when allowed to get extremely ripe.

Thanks a lot.  Yes, the list is one of the reasons I'm asking:  They list the Fairchild varieties as "not recommended" but I keep hearing really good things about them, so I'm curious what people here are growing and happy with.  I also know absolutely nothing about canistel - other than the fact that I like it a lot :-) so recommendations are definitely welcome.  Have you had Oro?  What did you think of it?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:28:16 PM »
Many thanks, Shot.  I'd been using phosphate spray and drench as well but stopped because the leaves were clean.  Suddenly, they weren't :-(  You are probably correct about letting them dry.  I must admit I've been lazy about watering. 

I applied Agri-Fos last night and removed all the infected leaves.  They got drenched this morning by that downpour, so they are good for the moment (fingers crossed).  There's lot of new leaf growth, so I'm hopeful.  Kinabulensis and graveolens look the cleanest.  Kutajensis and zibithinus have really taken a beating.

Please keep in touch, if you don't mind.  I'd love to compare notes as the trees get older.  Are you planning to trellis yours?

Regards,
Scott   

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruiting Durian in Florida?
« on: December 13, 2019, 05:51:29 AM »
Shot,

I left you a message on the other thread but just in case you don't see it:  I'm wondering if you are having any problems with leaf anthracnose and if so what you are doing to combat it.  4 years for durian is super impressive. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durian seedlings
« on: December 13, 2019, 05:49:07 AM »
Shot,

you're just "up the street" from me.  Are you experiencing any issues with leaf anthracnose?  If so, what are you using?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durian seedlings
« on: December 12, 2019, 04:24:23 PM »
Mike T, are you using a fungicide?  My plants often succumb this time of year to what appears to be leaf anthracnose.  I've tried Bayer Advanced and copper but it doesn't seem to make much difference.  New leaves are still infected, and young shoots still die off.  If it wasn't for the anthracnose, I think the plants would actually be OK.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durian seedlings
« on: December 12, 2019, 06:06:23 AM »
D.kinabulensis might not be the selection of choice for the Durio connoisseur.

I completely agree :-)  But if the choice is fresh kinabulensis vs. some hideous frozen Mong Thong it may be an easier choice to make.  Anyway, we'll see what happens.  I'd love to fruit durian here, but 8 years worth of failed trials doesn't leave me very hopeful.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durian seedlings
« on: December 11, 2019, 08:42:04 PM »
I'm placing most of my hopes on D. kinabulensis.  It seems the least affected by the winter temps.  The others have lost leaves and look pretty unhappy despite regular watering.  I'm on sand, so I've given them all lots of gypsum and time-release fertilizer.  Hopefully, they'll perk up again once the weather warms up.  We'll see.  I'm just hoping they survive.  This is the first batch that has actually made it to the 2 year mark.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durian seedlings
« on: December 11, 2019, 02:55:41 PM »
I'm told that grafted durian trees do fruit faster.  That's reasonable.  But I'm also told that there are several varieties that can bear fruit from seed in 3-5 years in optimal conditions.  Who knows....  I'll just be happy if my trees reach 3-5 years of age.   Mangosteen appears to be significantly easier than durian in my extremely limited experience.  I don't have a fruiting mangosteen (yet) but I do have mangosteen growing happily in the ground right next to the very cold and unhappy durian seedlings.  Temperatures have been as low as the mid-50s here, and that doesn't seem to have bothered the mangosteen at all.  It's really wreaked havoc on the durian, tho.  Oh well - tough love.  I don't want a tree I have to pamper, so I'm admittedly pretty rough on my durian.   

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durian seedlings
« on: December 11, 2019, 02:05:11 PM »

So these are some grafted durians in my nursery. Durian is not a fast grower but my intention would be to keep these trees in these pots for maybe another four months or so. To keep for much longer Id go to at least a 3 gallon pot. Actually the ones you see are likely to get planted out within the next 2 months with a commitment to very good care.
Peter

Beautiful trees!  You're very lucky to be in a climate that supports them!!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durian seedlings
« on: December 11, 2019, 02:04:07 PM »
I'm told that seedling durian are under-story plants, so low light shouldn't be an issue.  I have 15 durian seedlings (Chanee, Ganyao, kutajensis, graveolens, and kinabaluensis) planted in the ground under a large oak tree in my yard.  They seem to enjoy the partial shade when they are young.  What they don't seem to enjoy is winter in Florida LOL!  But they have survived for 2 years now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durian seedlings
« on: December 11, 2019, 01:00:25 PM »
I totally agree with Finca La Isla that wider pots may be used if the intent is to encourage lateral root growth - particularly if the intent is to ultimately plant them in the ground.  But, unless I'm mistaken, you are in Pennsylvania so you're probably not going to be planting these outside.  I have not had good long-term results when I have cut the tap root on my potted durian, so I leave the tap roots alone and plant in deep, fairly narrow pots with a well-draining mix.  They like constantly moist soil but they hate soggy soil.

Regards,
Scott   

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: durian seedlings
« on: December 11, 2019, 11:28:45 AM »
Your "citri-pot" is the better choice.  My experience is that the taproot doesn't like to meet resistance.  Good luck with your seedlings!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best canistel variety for Florida
« on: December 10, 2019, 10:45:38 AM »
Hi all,

I have room for just one more tree in my yard and I'd like to plant a canistel.  I've read that there can be a lot of variation in fruit quality, so I'm hoping I can get some recommendations for named varieties (and possibly sourcing as well) from folks out there who are currently growing canistel.  Which variety is the tastiest and grows best here? 

Regards,
Scott

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cats and durians
« on: December 05, 2019, 06:07:45 AM »
Most of my cats are indifferent to durian, but a few of them really love it. 

Rgds,
Scott

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone bought from 9waters on ebay/etsy?
« on: December 05, 2019, 06:03:31 AM »
Excellent quality plants.  I've ordered many from him and have never had any issues.  Highly recommended.

Rgds,
Scott

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