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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Land size
« on: August 26, 2020, 12:25:28 AM »
I use an acre for appox 150 mangoes 30 avocados 15 lychees and 15 atemoyas....all are 6 meters apart so that I can drive the ute through the trees..... qld dpi in mareeba are doing trails on mango trees at only 2.5 meters apart with success.....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit tasting get together san diego #2
« on: August 11, 2020, 05:05:44 PM »
Brad... very impressive table of fruit.... you should be very proud of your achievements ..... Mike

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit tasting get together san diego
« on: July 21, 2020, 03:52:16 PM »
Brad If I  could travel would love to attend .. Please all keep safe.....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Id
« on: July 21, 2020, 03:50:26 PM »
Fruit is black from start to finish but a dull black with a smooth skin the seed is bigger than a Reed ....flesh after cutting has very little oxidisation.....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Id
« on: July 21, 2020, 01:50:02 AM »
What varieties have large round fruit.... thanks...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado Id
« on: July 19, 2020, 06:45:28 PM »
Have found a Avocardo tree over 50 years old that  variety is not known..... Fruit are larger than a softball round and black... Any ideas what variety this is ???

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In OZ we have had our bananas  destroyed by white cockatoos......

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In OZ we have had our bananas  destroyed by white cockatoos......

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I seperate only after the leaves have harden up... you then don't have any losses.... Mike

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Brisbane in OZ at that time is in the middle of winter and no tropical fruit is around.... don't know about Brisbane in U.S.

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I've found that if you separate after the leaves have harden up you don't have any trouble...Mike

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Membership
« on: March 10, 2020, 05:50:40 PM »
Is anybody on the forum a member of the Monterey Bay chapter of the CRFG ???? Thanks Mike

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Surely someone on this forum is going to this exchange.... h

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted Mango avocado Scion wood
« on: February 10, 2020, 07:40:23 AM »
Peter... it maybe better to put this into the tropical fruit buy and sell.Mike

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mono Mangos
« on: January 20, 2020, 12:09:56 AM »
I  have planted both varieties and can confirm both are mono ..... Mike

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Summer grafting
« on: January 01, 2020, 05:46:44 AM »
My experience with these is that you have most success when you graft in the spring when the plants come out from their dormancy.
. What varieties are you grafting???? Mike





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Reed Avocado Seeds as Roostock ?
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:34:50 PM »
Avoman in OZ Reed is used commercially as a rootstock & nurseries pay Aus $1 per seed...... With a good potting mix they can be grafted at appox 12 inches in height..... Used far more than Zutano & Bacon..... Mike

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Aussie Mango in USA 19/20
« on: November 01, 2019, 04:09:56 AM »
At us7.99 That is a costly experience... In our major food chains the KP are aus$1.50 each...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Aussie Mango in USA 19/20
« on: October 25, 2019, 08:15:39 AM »
Most  of our Commercial mangoes are crosses with Kensington Pride....R2E2 KP & Kent....Caipyso KP & Sensation....newer varieties NMBP 4069 KP & Van Dyke....NMBP 1201 KP & Irwin.....NMBP 1243 KP & Irwin...... others include Lady Jane & Lady Grace both R2E2 & Irwin .......  The mango that you will be eating from Gelson's would have been picked green  & not ripened on the tree...... In the case of R2E2 they are 10 times better if tree ripened ......I would love to hear from any one that get get some to try or perhaps Simon  or someone could tell us what the Brix reading is on these mangoes....... Mike

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Aussie Mango in USA 19/20
« on: October 22, 2019, 04:59:41 AM »
OZ mango varieties will be available in Los Angeles at Retailer Gelson's until Feb/20........ Varieties will be Kensington Pride...R2E2...Calypso and Keitt.... All are from the same Commercial farm in Northern Territory....... Enjoy & please provide comments..... Mike

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I usually wait until the leaves harden up before splitting up the seedlings...... I find that losses are minimal then.......Mike

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Ed... Well done looks like a good take to me...... Mike

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Can't wait for your expert tasting report..... Mike

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: importing seeds into country
« on: June 25, 2019, 03:00:10 AM »
Just a further word re vermiculite or like products..... Customs usually don't know what they are & if in doubt destroy or think it is soil & destroy better to be placed in a moist paper towel inside a zip lock bag....... Mike

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: importing seeds into country
« on: June 23, 2019, 06:32:17 PM »
Jackfruit Jo .... My first attempt to bring Mango seeds into OZ failed due to the fact that the seeds were still in the fruit husk..... OZ customs destroyed .......If you got these seeds from say USA & right on Christmas period you may have a chance with Customs not checking as closely due to volume being received at that time......

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