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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Starfruit won't set fruit
« on: September 22, 2019, 09:02:30 AM »
I also have issues with fruit set on this variety.  I have a 5 year old tree, but it has only fruited well once - last year.  I feed it regularly, so I'm not sure what the issue is.  It blooms every year, but no fruit.   After 5 years, I'm done and the tree is on my short-list for removal.  Amberroses, I note that your tree is in partial shade.  Mine is also, and perhaps that's the issue.     

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In my very limited experience, I've had the "best" luck grafting on seedlings using full cleft and whip grafts.  I put the grafted plants in shade simply because the bud wood is often so small that it seems to cook pretty much immediately in full sun.  This might be why the bags are used in those online videos.  I've had numerous seedling graft apocalypses (is there a plural for apocalypse?), so I'm trying to learn from my failures.
 
At the moment I have K-3, Keitt and Florigon (I think) stone grafted.  The grafts were done about 3 weeks ago and, of the 3, only K-3 is flushing.  It seems like it often takes a fairly long time for grafted seedlings to flush.  Not really sure why that is.  Maybe the bags help.  They seem to flush in seconds on those Youtube videos :-)

Best regards,
Scott 

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I do some seedling and stone grafting - mostly for propagating narrow, twiggy bud wood.  My take rate is probably 50-60% which isn't super - but it does work (at least half the time LOL!).  I always keep the seedlings in shade for a few weeks until I see new growth.  I've seen a lot of videos in which the grafts are bagged as well.  I don't do that, but it might be useful to maintain a moist environment.

Regards,
Scott

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Email sent!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: OTM mango
« on: August 24, 2019, 05:24:10 PM »
HAHAHA!  I hate abbreviations :-)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: OTM mango
« on: August 24, 2019, 06:16:32 AM »
It doesn't appear in the USDA's collection, and I can't find any web references to it other than on this forum.  Perhaps it's a little-known local variety?

Regards,
Scott

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Hi George,

The scions arrived in perfect condition (as always!).  Thank you so much - and many thanks for the extras!!!

Best regards,
Scott

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Bump

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Hi Alex,

I have a small seedling project this year.  I'm playing with Venus, Phoenix, Coconut Cream, Lemon Zest, Orange Essence, Ice Cream, Julie, Banganapalli, PPK, ZINC and Rosigold.  Some of them are poly, so I'm hoping to get at least one hybrid seedling.  Once they reach 2 feet or so, I'll take bud wood and graft to older root stock to (hopefully) speed up fruiting.

Regards,
Scott


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This is dioecious right?

Normally, yes.  But there are self-fertile varieties available.  Trees are also available grafted both male and female.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cat Chu mango
« on: August 01, 2019, 07:58:39 PM »
Perhaps slightly off topic, but has anyone had any luck fruiting Hoa Loc here?  I've had a tree in the ground for several years and nuthin.  I'm slowly converting it to Cat Chu (CAC).

The grafts I got from you are growing nicely.
Compared to the Cac tree its grafted on, Cat Hoa Loc is a lot more vertical oriented.
Hopefully, I'll can some fruit next year.
Hi Sayyid,

I'll be really interested in hearing about how they do for you.  I'm wondering if they're just not getting enough winter stress down here to initiate bloom.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cat Chu mango
« on: August 01, 2019, 12:19:12 PM »
Perhaps slightly off topic, but has anyone had any luck fruiting Hoa Loc here?  I've had a tree in the ground for several years and nuthin.  I'm slowly converting it to Cat Chu (CAC).

I’ve fruited Hoa Loc. It’s more Thai flavored.

Cac/Cat Chu is much better and most people from Vietnam have never had it. They only know Hoa Loc.

Thanks, Alex.  It seems I'm making the right choice by grafting that tree over.  I was a little concerned that I might be grafting over a fantastic mango, but if it's "standard" Thai taste, I'll convert it. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cat Chu mango
« on: August 01, 2019, 06:31:23 AM »
Perhaps slightly off topic, but has anyone had any luck fruiting Hoa Loc here?  I've had a tree in the ground for several years and nuthin.  I'm slowly converting it to Cat Chu (CAC).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Phoenix mango
« on: July 19, 2019, 03:29:03 PM »
I've had a few Phoenix fruits this year, and they have all been delicious.  Nice texture as well.  Definitely in my top 10.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Melicoccus bijugatus (Spanish Lime)
« on: July 19, 2019, 03:23:32 PM »
I believe that Lara Farms Nursery has grafted self-fertile trees.

https://www.facebook.com/larafarmsnursery/

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Hi Sayyid,

They were actually my first go-to.  Unfortunately, they advised that they lost both plants (and, tragically, much of their collection) to the hurricanes.

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It was a terrible year in my neighborhood in East Miramar.  Even reliable old Haden trees were nearly bare.  And of my 20-something trees, only one fruited.  Not a single bloom on Maha Chanok, my star performer last year.  Very disappointing.  I'm blaming the warm winter last year.  I'm not hoping for freezing temps this winter, but a couple of weeks of cold weather would be greatly appreciated.

Scott 

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boost

Another boost.  Someone out there has got to have these.... :-)

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I'd plant Jehangir, Neelam, Zill Indochinese, Shwe Hin Tha, Mulgoba, Lemon Zest and Banganapalli.  Then I'd totally cheat and graft at least 3 more varieties on each.  Variety is good :-)

Best regards,
Scott

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Not yet.  it's only 2 feet tall.

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https://getchipdrop.com/  Free mulch delivered.

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I'm pretty sure that mango de Piña gets slapped onto any mango with a pineapple flavor.  So everyone's got their own mango de Piña.  If you search the net you'll see pics of very small fruit bearing this name, and also extremely large fruit bearing this name.  Also, if you talk to people from Puerto Rico about the fruit some will remember a small fruit and some will remember a large fruit. 

I've got what's supposed to be a mango de Piña tree growing that was provided by a friend from PR, but I don't have any illusions that it's from a cultivar by that name.  I don't think there is one.  Maybe it's a Tommy Atkins. Who knows.....

Best regards,
Scott

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boost

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Boost :-)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fake Mahachanok?
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:21:02 AM »
That sure looks like Maha to me.  Unless, of course, my tree is also a fake :-)

Best regards,
Scott

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