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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..

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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 not...plus RP tastes wayyyyy better.

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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.

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

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

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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...

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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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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Why won’t my miracle berry produce fruit?
« on: September 05, 2018, 07:24:29 AM »
Here they tend to like some shade.  They are also acid loving.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: I need more guavas in my life.
« on: September 02, 2018, 10:38:30 PM »
roadway north of the driveway.  Might even have fruit to try on or under the tree (fruit flies leave it alone so no worms on the fruit from the ground).  It has an extremely tropical flavor like no other guava.  It is however very tart but truly delicious.
Rob.. I've tasted this fruit from this tree, is that tree being propagated at Excalibur..

Yes but in small quantities.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: eugenia - sell
« on: September 02, 2018, 09:25:26 AM »
The majority of surinam cherries,  especially those random seed gwon plants used for hedge material, are insipid.  Since they dont come true to seed, that is why the known/named and grafted varieties are coveted.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: eugenia - sell
« on: September 02, 2018, 09:21:32 AM »
Nobody likes a dull eugenia.

kj

This is a joke people...the OP says plant was "sharpened"...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan Fever in South Florida, USA
« on: September 01, 2018, 11:06:49 PM »
With every post, the sillyness increases...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: first time seeing a penis ..
« on: September 01, 2018, 12:09:04 PM »
I know there have been some pictures posted of "female" fruits...maybe some real plant breeding can be done...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what's happening to my annona grafts?
« on: August 30, 2018, 10:44:29 PM »
I know this is not a great time of year to graft annonas.  I wonder if that is playing a roll here...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what's happening to my annona grafts?
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:20:15 PM »
Were both "failed" graftd in the summer?  How long from the time of grafting to that flush at that stage?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help identifying a mango type
« on: August 29, 2018, 09:43:42 PM »
Cushman does not attain that orangey color with the rosy hue.  Its a dull paler yellow when fully colored.  Shape is wrong, too.

Post a picture of a fruit cut in half.

What is the tree's size/shape ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best lychee?
« on: August 29, 2018, 08:41:23 PM »
Mauritius is my least favorite (at least based on Florida grown).  Not saying its bad but xomoared to other available varieties grown here, its my least favorite.

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You cant and wont go wrong with a Dave Wilson product

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best lychee?
« on: August 29, 2018, 08:15:07 AM »
Here in South Florida,  Emperor seems to only be productive when we have our coldest winters.  The warmer the winter, the lesser the crop.

Brewster, and then replaced by Mauritius, for the choice of commercial crops here are consistently productive no matter what the temps.  This would lead me to believe that cold does not play a role in productivity.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is it Ready?
« on: August 28, 2018, 05:33:40 PM »
Very tasty; a mixture of strawberry/grape.

I purchased some Physical Graffiti and Haley's Comet cuttings a few
years ago. Does the fruit look like either one of them?

To me, based on what I have seen labeled as Haleys and PG, I would say no (not only does the interior color look a bit too datk but the color of the all red exterior looks wrong for these two).  With that being said, not sure that there have not been some mislabeled cuttings being sent around.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is it Ready?
« on: August 28, 2018, 04:15:03 PM »
You were right Rob. The timing was perfect.




Cool...how was it?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee ID + deficiency ID please
« on: August 28, 2018, 08:11:08 AM »
Make sure lychee stays hydrated (do not let it dry out).  Young lychee trees, especially potted, can have survival problems if tbey dry out and are very finicky and stubbirn about taking up nutrients.

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I have never seen ilama with glossy leathery leaves.  Lory, maybe post a picture dor assistance

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Registration of New Variety of Mango
« on: August 27, 2018, 09:38:21 PM »
Renaming is not a good thing, for many reasons.

With PIN, if you are talking about the Young-Tebow debacle, there is no excuse for that.  Actually,  it was an insult to a known Florida breeder/family.  They have also supposedly done the same with some dragon fruit.

With ZHPP,  if you sre talking about Lemon Meringue-PPK naming, there was a reason for it at the time (and was not for marketing or sales).  They also dont try and cover up the PPK name at this point.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: bannana tree prop.
« on: August 27, 2018, 05:29:58 PM »
Not that I have done it or can guarantee sucess however you can buy tissue culture kits online.

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