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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stake this tree?
« on: December 10, 2020, 05:45:41 PM »
Is the root system compromised as to where its not stable?  If not, and its just growing sturdy at a slight angle, then do as in the mortal words of the Beatles ..Let It Be.
I agree with this^^^

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Glenn without a doubt. I love glenn though so may be a little biased toward it lol

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilizer/Soil Order for Mango Tree
« on: December 10, 2020, 05:32:45 PM »
Did the tree bloom and not produce? Sometimes they do that.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: November 26, 2020, 06:30:58 PM »
Upper 40's Brevard county fl. next week. Looking forward to it... ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stake Mango Tree Branches or No?
« on: November 14, 2020, 03:08:00 PM »
My approach to straightening/training branches is to use bamboo as a splint along the length, binding every 6-12" with cloth ties. It doesn't have to be the full length of the branch obviously, just the section that needs it. I'll then also do an in-ground stake like you did if I'm not just looking to straighten, but also grow in a certain direction.

Sometimes I'll use a length of bamboo longer than the branch and have it protrude beyond the trunk, then I use the trunk as a fulcrum and stake both ends of the bamboo, ala:


This seems easier than what I've been doing.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stake Mango Tree Branches or No?
« on: November 13, 2020, 06:25:59 PM »
Heres a Glenn and a Haden

First is the Haden



Heres the Glenn



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Same Glenn this summer




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stake Mango Tree Branches or No?
« on: November 13, 2020, 05:59:41 PM »
I do the same with my young trees. Interesting to see how others do it.

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Also I would add that I considered just driving to the beach with spade and a few 5 gallon buckets but decided against it as likely the sand at the beach probably has high salt content so if going that route Id have to wash out the salt of the sand and just seemed like work so bought the play sand instead at HD.

-joe
Interesting beach sand is looked at like this here, in the reef/coral aquarium community we will use play sand also and cycle it to get the impurities out but beach sand is chock FULL of bad silicates and just plain too polluted to use in a reef tank. There is also a sand sold just for reef tanks called live sand which is full of good bacteria for the aquarium. Am I rambling? lol
Since you a reefer, ever heard of WWC?
Don't think so? Is that an acronym for a reef forum?
That must be the reef store in Orlando? I've been there once, Nice place for sure!!

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Also I would add that I considered just driving to the beach with spade and a few 5 gallon buckets but decided against it as likely the sand at the beach probably has high salt content so if going that route Id have to wash out the salt of the sand and just seemed like work so bought the play sand instead at HD.

-joe
Interesting beach sand is looked at like this here, in the reef/coral aquarium community we will use play sand also and cycle it to get the impurities out but beach sand is chock FULL of bad silicates and just plain too polluted to use in a reef tank. There is also a sand sold just for reef tanks called live sand which is full of good bacteria for the aquarium. Am I rambling? lol
Since you a reefer, ever heard of WWC?
Don't think so? Is that an acronym for a reef forum?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Panama Red passion fruit question here.
« on: November 12, 2020, 06:48:13 PM »
My most productive self fertile passionfruit, 1 plant gives maybe 200 fruit per season.
I always see honey bees (amongst others) going from flower to flower but still not getting pollinated. It doesn't sound like your pollinating them yourself...getting that much fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Panama Red passion fruit question here.
« on: November 12, 2020, 06:43:17 PM »

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Panama Red passion fruit question here.
« on: November 12, 2020, 06:42:53 PM »
Heres the size of it. The Panama red growing from the left and the federicks growing from the right.



I have a couple passion fruit plants, and I would love to grow them in the same way over a trellis. Can you give a few pointers on how you trained them? The look beautiful.
It was very simple. I started with attaching twine horizontally about a foot apart then ended up using those bamboo stakes that are about 1/4"-3/8" in diameter, you get about 6 of them at hd or lowes for a couple bucks. As they grew I helped the tentacles ( or whatever they're called lol) attach to the bamboo stakes.
  It's very easy and they probably didn't need much of my help.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Panama Red passion fruit question here.
« on: November 11, 2020, 08:47:14 PM »


Earlier this year

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Panama Red passion fruit question here.
« on: November 11, 2020, 08:44:25 PM »
Heres the size of it. The Panama red growing from the left and the federicks growing from the right.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Panama Red passion fruit question here.
« on: November 11, 2020, 08:07:17 PM »
Planted early this year, it's now a monster to where I'm pruning it. It's also been flowering like crazy, why is it not producing fruit? Is it not self fertile? There's a Frederick's passion fruit  entangling with it but not flowering yet. When the Frederick's blooms will it pollinate the panama red and vise versa?

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Also I would add that I considered just driving to the beach with spade and a few 5 gallon buckets but decided against it as likely the sand at the beach probably has high salt content so if going that route Id have to wash out the salt of the sand and just seemed like work so bought the play sand instead at HD.

-joe
Interesting beach sand is looked at like this here, in the reef/coral aquarium community we will use play sand also and cycle it to get the impurities out but beach sand is chock FULL of bad silicates and just plain too polluted to use in a reef tank. There is also a sand sold just for reef tanks called live sand which is full of good bacteria for the aquarium. Am I rambling? lol

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I'm in the camp that the tree/trees will adapt to the soil you have. Heck once they start getting larger that sand you add won't even make a difference. Aren't the roots just going to grow past the sand you add eventually anyways? I am in a different area so not sure about yours but I've never added anything when planting a mango tree here in Brevard County and my trees thrive.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: November 06, 2020, 07:40:47 PM »
Has anyone had any luck taking a few cuttings and growing them on an oak tree trunk?
 Would the shade be an issue or is it one of those deals where one person has great success and the next is a complete fail?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my Passion Vine Self Fruitful?
« on: October 22, 2020, 06:39:24 PM »
I have several Federicks and one Panama Red and they are growing like mad. The Panama Red is flowering alot but no fruit, the Federicks havent flowered yet. Sorta in the same boat.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapple thread
« on: October 11, 2020, 08:27:12 PM »
Why not plant in the ground. seems like everybody is keeping them in pots?
 Is it the climate? I'm in east central Florida, would planting in the ground be
better?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Basic mango fertilizer numbers?
« on: October 02, 2020, 08:47:48 PM »
Now I feel irresponsible lol
I hardly ever fertilize my mango's and they look amazing and productive.  :P

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I think it all depends on how long the property is completely saturated. Fix the drainage issue if it's saturated for a week after the rain. I sorta deal with this too in Brevard County, Fl. I put a Haden in a wet area after a big rain and its thriving. I need to also fix a drainage issue, the homes built around my house are newer with higher foundations.

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Hooking up this freebie water storage tank to the rain gutter downspout and adding a pump and a nice looking enclosure for the tank.


Also making passionfruit jelly for Christmas presents.

And catching up on my homebrewing.



What kind of passion fruit is that?

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You're kicking butt Bo! Good luck to you.
what kind of passion fruit is that?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this Mango tree "V" trunk OK?
« on: September 03, 2020, 08:32:39 PM »
I would just let it grow and enjoy it. If you are really worried plant another and enjoy both lol Can't have enough  ;D

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