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I have been trying to graft a red guava on a white guava seedling rootstock but keeps failing. I was able to graft another white variety on it fine. I was then thinking the two colors are maybe not compatible or cannot be mixed. Any thoughts?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Grafting techniques
« on: June 28, 2017, 11:43:42 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion Johnny.  Last year I tried in August without success. I must be doing something wrong. Frank, thanks for the offer. I will contact you.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango Grafting techniques
« on: June 28, 2017, 09:34:21 PM »
Is there a special technique or trick needed to graft Mangos? I have tried cleft and side veneer and cannot get the grafts to take. Sometimes they push a little and die. I have been grafting fruit trees like Cherimoyas, guavas and stone fruit with good success but cannot get mango to take.

Any suggestions?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar apple hand pollenate issue
« on: April 18, 2017, 10:07:37 PM »
Simon is correct. The open flower in the picture is still in the female state. You need to wait until it turns male. This usually happens after 24hrs. Best times to pollinate is in the morning before 10am or afternoon after 5pm.

Good Luck

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava flavor or lack of
« on: March 29, 2017, 07:25:26 PM »
I also think it may be due to lack of water. I will increase watering times to see what happens. Thanks for your inputs.

Great JF. Mine has been pushing new growth only. Keep waiting for one day. Thanks

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Guava flavor or lack of
« on: March 26, 2017, 06:22:26 PM »
I have a Turnbull white guava that  last crop had no flavor at all. Very good size but what a waste of fruit. The previous year it was very good. I was wondering if this may be due to either over watering or not enough. What is the water requirement for Guavas. Is it like Mango that if you water too much it loses flavor? Thanks

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote eating
« on: March 26, 2017, 06:15:03 PM »
Funny Rob. It's just that I read some place that the skin is a laxative. I guess only for some people. Thanks for input Oscar.

Good to know on flowering times. Thanks Oscar

When do green sapotes flower? I keep reading some people say spring while others say fall. Maybe depending on the variety?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / White Sapote eating
« on: March 25, 2017, 03:47:13 PM »
Is it ok to eat the skin of a white sapote fruit? I have a Suebelle white sapote and the flesh is flavorful but hard to scoop with seeds seeds and soft skin. I end up eating parts of skin and flesh together. Skin does not have bitterness of other cultivars.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mamey sapote
« on: August 28, 2016, 11:00:29 AM »
Doug, mamey sapote is very popular in Cuba. They are simply called Mamey or Mamey Colorado. Not to be confused with Mamey de Santo Domingo (Mammea Americana) which is also popular there.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chirimango?
« on: August 21, 2016, 03:11:01 PM »
The inside of that fruit looks more like Mamey de Santo Domingo (Mammea Americana).  Here is a video of a Mombin tree that produced Mango (in Spanish).


Hi knlim000, Where did you get those bags? I been looking for something like that.


I had seen lots of these bugs chillin on the branches and did not know what they were or did. The fight begins.
Thanks Simon


That looks like a Cherry of the Rio Grande (Eugenia aggregate).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Liquid Copper Fungicide...
« on: April 12, 2016, 09:34:57 AM »
Thanks for the input guys.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Liquid Copper Fungicide...
« on: April 10, 2016, 03:32:27 PM »
I have been spraying Bonide liquid copper during flowering. I now have tiny and pea size mangos. Question is should I still keep spraying them with copper every 10 days? If so, for how long? thanks

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rooting Purple Mombin cutting
« on: August 16, 2015, 11:10:09 PM »
Thanks Raul & Mark, that is good info. I was hoping I could root green cuttings. Have any of you tried green instead of hardwood?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rooting Purple Mombin cutting
« on: August 16, 2015, 08:19:01 PM »
I was wondering if anyone had experience in rooting purple mombin cuttings and can explain the best process. I have seen videos for other plants and trees using rooting hormone and planting it in soil. Others show rooting in water first. Which method works best? Also can't see to find whether all or some rooting hormone are safe for edible plants as far as not being toxic.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Heatwave in Socal
« on: August 16, 2015, 07:34:08 PM »
104 degrees today. Had to cover up my mango tree. White Sapote is usually tough but I an seeing leaves scorching. My poor lawn is drying out. Hope El Nino gets here soon,

Is the question what/why are the flavor (and other) differences between the same mango varieties grown in the Caribbean (which still isn't homogenous) vs grown in Florida?

Or just something more general as a comparison?


My question was just more of a comparison between Mangos from Florida and the Caribbean. I grew up eating Cuban mangos that were stringy and of no particular variety (seedlings). So I wanted to know if there was such a big difference in flavor. When my paisano JF mentioned stringy, spicy (yodo taste) being some of the characteristics of the mangos I was familiar with, I knew exactly what he meant. Thank you and Tropicdude for your input.


Now I see what they mean by spicy.

Thanks JF.

After reading a lot on this forum about the different mango flavors (spicy, mild, etc), I have to ask, how do Caribbean mangos differ in flavor to Florida mangos?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Tasting Mangos of 2015?
« on: August 08, 2015, 01:42:29 AM »
Hi Raul,

I had a harvest moon. I was a very large, good tasting mango. I liked it a lot. I considered planting it, but I was told by Walter Zill, that he tree didn't fruit this year and that it's not known to produce much fruit.
I ended up planting a CC, LZ and a Providence instead of the harvest moon, which is also a very large, good tasting mango!
Fruit punch is another large and excellent tasting, well balanced mango.


John, thanks for the information.

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