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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Updated Mamey Info please
« on: May 11, 2020, 06:28:52 PM »
Since no one seems to want to offer any guidance, I guess I will. What I want to avoid is buying a tree, wait a couple of years for it to fruit, wait a couple of more years for the fruit to ripen, and then decide I don't like it. But it also sounds like I won't go too far wrong with any of the varieties I asked about. I'm just puzzled that there was a robust discussion about this a few years ago with nothing since, and seemingly no interest now. I love mangoes, and understand that they command most of the discussion, but to me, mamey comes in a close second.

Inland Broward and California are different from Merritt Island. Pantin or Pace grown somewhere else are not going to taste the same or fruit at the same time as the ones you would grow. Any advice people would give would not apply to your area.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Updated Mamey Info please
« on: May 10, 2020, 11:04:47 PM »
My Pantin was doing great with no special care before the trauma. I'm really just trying to decide on the best variety for a second tree. I'm surprised no one has any suggestions, as there seemed to be a fair amount of discussion a few years ago. Is there a standout among the cultivars I had listed, or should I just decide based on the other factors in my original post?
Thanks!

You should just pick one and try it out, if you don't like it you can replace it. What tastes good in one area can taste terrible in another. Viejo is supposed to fruit in the winter, but a lot of things affect when they flower so it might not in your area.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Updated Mamey Info please
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:56:13 AM »
I gave up growing mamey even though they're my favorite fruit because they're pretty high maintenance but still look bad in my area. Even with spraying and good fertilization/irrigation the trees don't look that great https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr4ddVSC4Dk&t=3m39s they always look kind of chlorotic. In my yard a lot of insects ate the leaves too so it was never doing well.

The only way to know if it'll do well in your area is to try it.

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Not picky about the variety, looking for someone around Davie that has some plants or cuttings

EDIT: meant to post this in the selling section

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: February 22, 2020, 08:22:33 PM »
my sugar loaf has half blooms on it's windy side, honey kiss/orange essence no blooms. My oro negro is starting to bloom too but I'm not sure if it's because of  the cold or not

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inga edulis, pond apple, and bananas.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: February 19, 2020, 05:46:44 AM »
My sugar loaf is pretty small but has a few blooms on it, no diseases.

orange essence which is 4 years old has no blooms just a moderate amount of bacterial leaf spots.

honey kiss shouldn't have blooms yet, but the tree looks great and this will be it's second year fruiting so I'm not worried.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: January 21, 2020, 11:47:13 AM »
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...WIND CHILLS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE FROM THE MID 20S TO MID 30S. * WHERE...ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA. * WHEN...TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS, MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES. &&

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: January 14, 2020, 04:34:45 AM »
orange essence, honey kiss, and sugar loaf are all putting out a lot of branches

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: January 06, 2020, 07:05:10 PM »
Dry and windy, but none of the mangos in my neighborhood are blooming

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tropical berries to grow?
« on: November 21, 2019, 12:56:02 AM »
 E. involucrata and E. pyriformis

feijoa

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What kind of fruit tree is this?
« on: October 25, 2019, 07:40:01 PM »
A good friend of mine moved to Hawaii a few years ago and ate a fruit and planted the seed. The seed sprouted but she doesnít know what fruit it came from. Does anyone know what kind of fruit tree this is. Please see attached pictures of the seedling and the seed. Thanks in advance!





Simon

some kind of Pouteria like a canistel, mamey, green sapote, or abiu

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bee magnets
« on: October 18, 2019, 06:01:01 AM »
Figs... Damn bees bite through unripe figs tunneling into the barely sweet interior, followed by ants. The figs sour before they even ripen. Then the fig beetles follow. The local beeshop doesn't believe me that the bees eat the figs but I've got pictures.

let's see these fig eating bees

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Room for 12 Trees Max
« on: July 31, 2019, 02:56:00 AM »
plant things you like eating

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sapodilla, soursop, mulberry

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Not sure about leaves but it has been known to be a fragile tree.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Video of someone stealing my mangoes
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:50:24 AM »
recently I've been paranoid about snakes in my yard, but now I think it might be useful to have them around for thieves

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrica rubra
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:09:12 AM »
Here's some photos of the best of my small collection.

I protect the one in the ground with a wire cage filled with dry leaves and then wrapped in plastic sheeting.

The newly purchased tree shows its label but all I can read is Yamamomo without any cultivar or variety name.
There was an addition ribbon tag put on by the friend that brought it to me with the hand written name 'Zulko'

I grew up in Japan and that is not a Japanese word.







ah so it's called mountain peach in Japanese, good to know

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Time Difference
« on: July 18, 2019, 04:40:09 PM »
no good deed goes unpunished

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just use grass clippings or horse manure

I donít find posts like this helpful, if a person is coming to this board they will generally have basic knowledge like this. I asked for a source, as in, a place I can go to get some volume of what I need, I am not asking for methods of making my own.

I disagree, a lot of people come this board with no prior knowledge. Also if you get mulch from an outside source you don't know what insects, pesticides, herbicides, etc. are in it so making your own or using manure is usually better.

Also you can get horse manure from most ranches in Davie, it's really good for bananas and attracting earthworms.

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just use grass clippings or horse manure

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white sapote grows fast, is very productive, and very cold tolerant

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So which are you planning to get?  Sugar Loaf and why?  I'm having similar dilemmas picking out here in hawaii.  Thanks!

if I didn't get sugar loaf I would've gotten an m-4

sugar loaf seems to be spreading and fairly disease resistant like a honey kiss, plus it's a green mango which will deter thieves a bit

Does sugar loaf tree produces lots of fruit in South Florida?

don't know it's still too new to tell

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Truly Tropical video: PPK vs Lemon Zest
« on: July 11, 2019, 01:27:34 PM »
goes over the history, tree, fruit, and then a taste test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWmfVliN0GQ

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1. Sugar Loaf: pineapple/coconut flavor, fairly fast growing tree with a spreading habit. Green mango, gets a little bit of yellow when it's ripe.

2. orange essence: not very disease resistant, seems to be a huge tree that doesn't like to branch laterally, fruit is similar to orange sherbert. Medium sized yellow fruit.

3. honey kiss: dwarf slow growing tree, very precocious, highly productive, highly disease resistant, essentially the perfect tree. Fruit is 8/10 traditional mango flavor, polyembryonic, small red/yellow mango that will ripen on the tree. The fruit are also very easy to peel.

those are the 3 in my yard, if I had to get more then it'd be

4. Cac: highly vigorous, probably not precocious since it's a huge tree, highly disease resistant, best Indochinese mango (that I've tried) very sweet and very acidic, kind of similar to sweet tart.

5. sweet tart: vigorous, vertical growth habit, not sure about precocity, fairly disease resistant. Fruit is small and has a strong Indochinese flavor. May have trouble flowering.

6. po pyu kalay (lemon meringue): early season, easy to tell when to pick, great citrus flavor, very consistent producer. Fruit falls off the tree and bruises easily though. Parent of Lemo

7. pickering: dwarf tree, very precocious, good coconut flavor, fairly disease resistant

but it's probably a better idea to get fruit that will ripen out of mango season like sapodillas, jackfruit, avocados, etc. than be awash in a sea of mangos

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