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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango leaf damage. Cause for concern?
« on: October 23, 2018, 06:20:26 PM »
Hard to see but looks like tbat graft union was very close to the soil or possibly underground at sone point.  This is extremely bad and can kill a tree.  Mangoes should be planted a tad "high", and in any event the graft should definitely be above the soil line and mulch.

One last post to prove Karen is I just took of my 12+ foot fruiting Praying Hands (and this was knocked to the ground last year in Irma):

Ornamental?  I think not...

This is why this site has deteriorated dramtically and the quality of posts have diminished.  People incessantly post when they dont know and then support their garbage.  I have tried not to post cause I truly dont need the $hit responses to every post.  People dont want help, they want to prove they are armchair experts.  I am truly done. are right, you are always right.  No sense in ever responding when you post. 

Bye bye...

You dont need to orune it.  Carambola fruit twice a year, late summer and again late in the year around December.

Praying Hands and Thousand Fingers have no ornamental look to the.  They are just like any other green-colored pseudo stemmed banana.  Same with Monkey Fingers.  These are edible bananas and nothing more.

AeAe is variegated.  Meh.  Would not fare well in the winters in his area.  Same with Siam Ruby and Zebrina which are much more colorful but fruit is inedible.

Veluntina is ornamental and I suppose fruit could be eaten but seeds are like beebees (bite down on one and you bought yourself a hefty dental bill).

Many of the other inedible true ornamentals have some cool tolerance.  These are used in the landscape for their tropical look and their color, not for any fruit.

Edit - there is no merit to my post cause Karen is always right.

Well, 1000 Fingers and Praying Hands are neat looking, and edible - although there are certainly better cultivars for eating.

I've never tried any, but there's also variegated bananas that look pretty cool. Ae ae is supposed to be a pretty decent eating banana.

Neither of those are ornamental (they are unusual looking in terns of the fruit but in no way classified as an ornamental banana).  Praying Hands is a delicious banana.

Edit - there is no merit to my post cause Karen is always right.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to Pick Wurtz Avocados
« on: October 07, 2018, 11:00:01 AM »
A Wurtz I planted in the summer of 2015 bore 18 avocados this year -- plucked the last two today (they were pretty well hidden in the tree, so I missed them earlier).
Have been eating them the last month. Give them 7-10 days to ripen after plucking them off the tree, and they're fine.
My Wurtz isn't as fast-growing as someone on this thread mentioned. It's about 8 feet tall now.
A Day avocado planted at the same time is a bit taller than the Wurtz, and a Lula is much taller and wider.
But they all take well to pruning. I took a couple of arm-sized branches off the Lula a month ago, and it's putting out new growth in several spots - not just near the cut, but all along the branches. The Lula carried 60 or so full-sized fruit; have already eaten some, and letting others stay on the tree longer to see if there are changes in flavor if I harvest them later.
The Day had just one this year, but it was delicious. Nothing like the Hass, more "watery," but tasty nevertheless.
All the avos are planted in the ground.

You are picking too early.  Lula is a couple  months away from being ready (season is usually later into Decemband through January (sometimes into February).

Wurtz is just coming into season in a few weeks.

I also bought an Excalaber Red and it produced 16 fruit on first fruiting,at 3 years old, the fruit had a slight red tint and was firm or crisp, with a nice taste. ive only tried 3 other kinds of Jak before  and it's my limited experience it seemed very good..I've tasted  ns1, bankok lemon,Amber/berry cross
And it seemed as good as them, but this was from memory..
There was no laytex at all

That bunch at the bottom appear to be below the graft and from the rootstock.  Very common for this to happen.  Who knows what type of fruit the rootstock came from.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: October 03, 2018, 10:23:22 PM »
Yes, skin is thicker than most.  I agree on this one, proper harvest time is difficult.   I havent had the opportunity to hone in on it yet.  There have been a handful of the newer ZHPP varieties that in tge past, took a few seasons to learn how to perfect picking time.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: October 03, 2018, 03:21:40 PM »
By looks alone, I would say yes.  Here is one from Auvust.

I think when the M4 when grown in certain conditions and picked properly, the color will have a slightly different and even lighter coloration.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Banana Corms
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:44:51 AM »
The Pitogo that I got from you looks great now. Fantastically healthy plant, thanks!

Glad to hear it. One thing that I have noticed with Pitogo is that the first inflorescence tends not to hold fruit for some reason. Sometimes it does, but don't be disappointed. I have always gotten fruit the second time around. I have two baring currently.

So you lose a year plus on the first stem since it flowers and doesnt fruit?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Aracaboi seeds
« on: October 01, 2018, 10:23:54 PM »
Veeeeery sooooouuuur but quite good flavorwise.  A great fruit used in the right ways...

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Cherimoya and Atemoya scions
« on: September 30, 2018, 11:04:18 PM »
Leo  3

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarf to semi-dwarf Haden offspring?
« on: September 30, 2018, 10:16:17 PM »
Isn't cogshall from haden?

Yes, most likely but I sure wouldnt recommend it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: J-31 Jackfruit Fruits or Plant Needed
« on: September 30, 2018, 09:33:09 PM »
I dont believe Excalibur propagates J31.  They do or at least used to propagate J30, which to me is better (more orange in color, better taste and lower laytex).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarf to semi-dwarf Haden offspring?
« on: September 30, 2018, 09:30:09 PM »
Glenn is to vigorous for pot culture.  Maybe try Frances Hargrave.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is it
« on: September 29, 2018, 11:24:41 AM »
Gac fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question about grafting
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:30:35 AM »
Some people need to read before posting. I do, however have some really nice swamp land for sale for those who are intrested. Would be great for those loving to grow pond apple...or a bridge.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Medium Height Banana Plants
« on: September 24, 2018, 06:43:49 AM »
Goldfinger exceeds 10 feet easily.  Namwa tends to hit and at times exceed 10 feet too..

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Medium Height Banana Plants
« on: September 23, 2018, 09:31:02 PM »
Raja puri is short but dwarf cavendish makes way more fruit.  Both stay small.  Not sure about frost tolerance, I dont get frost.

Raja Puri is one of the few with cold tolerance.  Dwarf Cavendish is RP tastes wayyyyy better.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry plants and sun . . .
« on: September 23, 2018, 09:09:38 PM »
Mulberries are really more of a zone 9 tree. The most tolerant variety for zone 10 is Pakistan mulberry.
(You can grow any mulberry variety in warmer areas, they just may not do as well)

This statement is so far from the truth.   Besides Pakistani, Austrailian  aka Green, Tice, Everbearing and East Coast all grow and produce very well in South Florida.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Medium Height Banana Plants
« on: September 23, 2018, 09:02:12 PM »
Raja Puri

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Florence
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:54:09 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Florence
« on: September 05, 2018, 12:15:23 PM »
Florence is nowhere near land and not expected to ever make landfall. It's turning north and heading into the cooler waters of the north Atlantic where it will fade away harmlessly.

While nothing is set in stone this far out, you may want to rethink (and retract) that statement...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango: when to pick Alampur Banishan
« on: September 05, 2018, 07:31:53 AM »
How "small" is the tree?  In ground or pot?

As for determining "mature green"...that is tough to describe in a post.  You will see a slight color change but really takes experience with monitoring your own tree and even experiment with timing.  Also very tough to do with only one or two fruits.

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