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I have a 2 year old in ground seedling and a newly sprouted ( since may ) seedling growing at my friends yard .
These 2 readily shot up out the ground with multiple trunks.
My 2 year old seedling is in full sun.  I protected from the heat last year , this year i noticed a big growth flush during our heat and let it be no protection for the whole summer in 110-115 degree heat we have been having. ***Huge caveat is that these plants are in my friends flood irrigated yard around other  tree mostly citrus**** . The older seedling gets the full afternoon sun.
Of all the seedlings i planted in the hole (in may) along with 10 other seeds ( store bought kent/ haden) only the dupois seed i got from Florida is growing and growing well. This is in a more protected area of my friends yard.

Just wanted to share my observations.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Reading contradictory info on Little Gem
« on: September 08, 2020, 01:17:09 PM »
Satya...Shew ya Za ma is a great mango.
Retry that one next year.
I had these at the F&S park 2 years ago.
Trying to grow seedlings out here in Phoenix and that one is a must to graft for me down the line.

 I have had great success with cleft grafting my inground 6 year old guava Bush. The best bet is spring...
  Study and know when the tree gives its first growth flush in spring
  A month or two before that known upcoming growth flush feed the tree and heavily water it.
  Drive your neighborhood and beg for scions when its about to flush
  Graft as many different varieties that you can get a hold of.
  Keep the tree hydrated during growth flush and whlie grafting
  My result this year i had over 50-100 fruit here in Arizona for the first time.
  Not one of the fruit were from the grafts i did because they were done in the spring.
  I would say 75-80% of my spring grafts made it through our tough 110-115 degree heat ...pretty  long and very harsh summer we had , i even noticed a lot of natives dying due to the prolonged
  The key to me was early feeding b4 growth flush, good hydration for the tree and good scions and timely grafting just as the tree started to push new growth.

  Hope that helps.   Ohh also heavy free woodchip mulch i dumped around the tree after feeing it and watering heavily.


I love both but I like ValCarrie better...i think it to me its more complex.
Val Carrie, if i remember is also a bigger fruit kinda wierd shaped. I do not know of the production ...probably produces less than the Carrie in that when i go to Florida to buy mango i do not see a lot of Val Carrie available..maybe its later and i miss the height of its season.

Too pricey Brian....people are getting laid off already.
At that price you gonna end up throwing much of your fruit away.
Lower that bro!

Anyone has any to sell ??
Has to have some sweetness to it.

Pine islander , approx how many frozen bags are in that freezer?
Do you favor freezing a specific variety / type and why?

I need to be your friend lol . I love freezing mangoes for smoothies.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kasturi and imbe in the park
« on: December 18, 2019, 01:55:01 PM »
Great pics Mike. Are those orange fruit apricots?
If not,are they imbe ? I never seen or tasted an imbe.. what is it like in taste?
Are these trees all  growing at a public park for all to harvest if they want?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rusty's market for lunch
« on: November 22, 2019, 02:32:42 PM »
Beautiful pics Mike.
I love the look of that sugarcane and for $2 ..i think that's a good price
You friend managed to forage all those mangoes? Are there mangoes growing wild in areas around you?
If so i'm moving to Australia.
Mike - Phx

I love that mango. I tasted it 2 years ago and the tree was loaded at the time. It's a delicious mango. Last year i don't remember tasting it ...don't think there was much on the tree or i came too late for any fruit?
Anyway , Alex is this an Indian mango or SE Asian any info on it? I remember you saying you got budwood from this tree and i hope you will have fruit next year.
Thanks for the pics and info.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nam Doc Mai Seedling
« on: October 18, 2019, 01:22:10 PM »
Great looking seedling tree FF.
BTW , with that aggressive pruning job will you get fruit next year?

Anyway , congrats on your fruit from your seedling ... a mostly september fruiter ...seems like a winner!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New cultivar recommendation
« on: October 10, 2019, 11:40:04 AM »
Easy, send Alex (SQUAM) and Cookie Monster a pm on the question you have. They are 2 good resources. As far as the new varieties are concerned they are so new that some of the trees that have been growing has not reached full maturity as hard to tell size wise. I'm sure those 2 may have some idea about a few other varieties that have been out longer such as Sweet Tart and Lemon Zest.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Wanted Apple scions
« on: September 30, 2019, 11:44:35 AM »
Anyone have some to sell or know of a person i can buy from?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 5 sprout mango seed
« on: September 25, 2019, 06:41:22 PM »
Yep, normal . I got 3 in ground seedings like this . A Dupois seedling , A Kent ( thought was supposed to be Mono) , and a random neighborhood mango seedling from WPB FL.
Leaves have just hardened off and  i'm going to cut out 3 or so and leave the 2 furthest from each other to grow.....
Good luck with your seedling

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zone 9b space coast Florida peaches?
« on: September 13, 2019, 11:27:44 AM »
Hey Botanicus, thanks very much for the link . How can a regular citizen get a few scions from the UF. ? What is the process?
I'm in Phoenix Arizona and a friend of mine has Huge Nectarine and Peach trees i would like to graft a few of these  low chill varieties on.
Let me know.

Ok, great guys , i will try your suggestions this weekend.
Yes, the leaves has just hardened off so good timing.
Thanks so much!!!

Please post link / video/ explanation...
I have a Dupois seedling with 4-5 shoots and a random poly seedling with 5-6 shoots in 1 gal that i want to separate this weekend but i do not want to kill the shoots.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar apple tree in raised bed?
« on: September 10, 2019, 02:26:50 PM »
Why don't you grow Cherimoyas instead?
Don't they grow fine over there in California.? I've tasted both and Cherimoya IMO is superior.
Search the Cherimoya threads and learn!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting...successful or not
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:40:09 AM »
Graft looks good. How long ago did you graft?
Also, remove the shoots!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I top off my Cherimoya tree?
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:37:35 AM »
Boy you guys are lucky to live in California. If i tried to plant a fruit tree close to the wall like that in Arizona ( other than maybe a pomegranate) ..... it would burn to a crisp lol.

Yeah, Top it man!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to increase yield on Lemon Zest Mango?
« on: September 09, 2019, 11:23:24 AM »
Thank you Simon for this very informative post. I live in phoenix in a farming community. I have seven seedlings in the ground doing well. Five are on Flood irrigation.
Lemon Zest will definitely be one of the varieties i plan to graft on one or two of the trees when they get to size probably in 3 years. I'm patient. In the desert we get none of those fungus issues.
Congrats to Gary his tree looks phenomenal!!

Thanks again for the valuable info.

JakeFruit , just curious why are you growing seedling trees in Florida?

To me a Top 3 mango.  Plant that tree now Zands.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango name?
« on: August 26, 2019, 01:37:55 PM »
Hope its not Sandersha...those mangoes are horrible!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango name?
« on: August 26, 2019, 01:37:05 PM »
Looks like one of those big Thai / SE Asian mangoes.


I'm sure Alex knows.

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