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What about Dwarf June Plum the green one's make really good juice but I don't know how I would do in a container? Also plantogram has a dwarf guava. I had one they get about 7 feet tall 6 ft wide no pruning required makes really good juice it's the red guava. I tried to figure out what variety it was and where it came from. I think it may have come from Hawaii but someone else on this form would probably no but it definitely stay small in the ground.

https://plantogram.com/product/guava_dwarf/







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Mark I had a Tick ranch in Green City Missouri that had soil that looked a lot like yours. Will it stick to your boots or your shovel when wet? Do you have any locust trees planted LOL :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon Taproot question
« on: August 02, 2020, 10:05:10 AM »
Thank you for your in-depth answer :) I was just curious i saw where natural farms nursery had 15 gallon Persimmon trees. This time last year i got a 7 gallon from Green Jungle Nursery. I was able to uncoil the taproots and dig a shallow trench out seven feet to one side to bury it. Ideally I would have preferred to bury it a little deeper but I did it in the Heat of the day.  My soil is a silty loom clay mix which is not a easily dig. I am wondering if a 15 gallon tree's taproot would be so rigid that you probably wouldn't be able to uncoil it. If you cut taproot by 50% would that kill the tree? Be beneficial or do more harm than good?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Persimmon Taproot question
« on: August 01, 2020, 06:05:11 PM »
I see where someone has a 15 gallon Persimmon tree for sale. Don't they have a Tap Root and wouldn't it be coiled around the bottom of the pot? So what is the best procedure to handle that.  Cut the taproot or try to uncoil the taproot.Would getting a smaller gallon tree have the best outcome.

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Never seen anything like that in Brevard County
Yeah right I've been to the drive-thru at Popeyes in Melbourne LOL

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Osceola county give out 400,000 sand bags last year. It use to be a very civil community event years ago. Now its more like smash and grap Mania! I've  seen people run out of gas in line. Some cut in line! Then other smash their windows out with shovels even with Deputy's present! >:(  I can only imagine what S.Florida is like 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My review of nurseries I have visited.
« on: August 01, 2020, 08:30:19 AM »
@JohnB- Wait, Bob died? My coworkers and I were wondering when he was going to reopen and never has. He was a great guy and always called me Dave(my name is Mike) and we would have long conversations about various trees, he joked about selling me the place a couple years ago. Further, that's a major blow to fruit tree growers in the area seeing as now we really don't have a source for decently priced trees, some of my friends out in my neighborhood would spend literally thousands on trees because he would make really good deals if you were friends with him and/or bought in bulk. There's Nicks and Lucas but both are fairly or extremely overpriced(Lucas). I wonder if the nursery center down the street is going to start carrying fruit trees now, they had a friendly agreement with Bob to not step on each others toes when it came to inventory.
Soon, my friend. Right now everything is out in the open.
Now you're just speaking in Riddles and Rhymes are you talking about Lukas's off of Sullivan Road they've always had Mango's avocados Persimmons the other two mentioned work off Facebook Marketplace and there's our kids Nursery Works off of Craigslist. Bob had 15 gallon mango trees at a very reasonable price the same as you would get in South Florida. If there's is another Nursery just tell us the name!

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Thank you :) I guess i should of asked if it has a tap root and would anything bigger then 3 gal be counter productive. I wonder if this is something that ZHPP would carry?

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Other then the size of the fruit are there differences in vigor and production? Most importantly flavor! Is this the same variety with two name's? Can they be easily sourced in S.Fla? 

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@JohnB- Wait, Bob died? My coworkers and I were wondering when he was going to reopen and never has. He was a great guy and always called me Dave(my name is Mike) and we would have long conversations about various trees, he joked about selling me the place a couple years ago. Further, that's a major blow to fruit tree growers in the area seeing as now we really don't have a source for decently priced trees, some of my friends out in my neighborhood would spend literally thousands on trees because he would make really good deals if you were friends with him and/or bought in bulk. There's Nicks and Lucas but both are fairly or extremely overpriced(Lucas). I wonder if the nursery center down the street is going to start carrying fruit trees now, they had a friendly agreement with Bob to not step on each others toes when it came to inventory.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=39556.msg396593#msg396593

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This is much less likely to happen when multiple branching is not all from the same growth node.
Most first growth rings are like this one. Going to prune after second growth ring

But a few first growth rings are like this. Should all multiple branch's except main vertical be pruned?


Elementary ? but i have to ask

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Was this ppk die back?

planted Feb



April (no fertilizer was applied)






Now






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I will truly miss Green Jungle nursery and Bob he was super friendly and easy to do business with

This is  a Pickering i got from Bob

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Very impressive.  Quite a lot of information!  So you've driven all the way to California from North Carolina just to purchase plants and trees?  Do you think you might be able to go back and edit to include the location (city) of each nursery?  That's the one thing I noticed that was missing.  Regarding Excalibur, I've been told that they do all their own grafting.  (Your comment about Linda Wilson was funny but true.)  Sorry to report that the owner of Green Jungle, Bob, did in fact pass away from covid-19.  He wasn't that old, just under 71.
No! I sent one of my co-works there I think in march. He said Bob was very paranoid and cautious about covid so i assumed he was ok but was still concerned because i have called there several times and got a recording with a young guys voice saying closed because of covid-19. Dang it i got my pickering from him :( He was on Goldenrod Rd in Orlando 

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I had one Phoenix this season. I should of let it ripen a few more days so i do not feel i have good assessment of it. I would like to hear others thoughts since we all taste and describe things a little differently.

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I was hoping that Beth would have been more descriptive. I feel that she did a much better job describing Carla in a different video. I would like to know if Phoenix has any acidulousness to it? I would like to know in what way is it comparable to Dot.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me choose some mango varieties!
« on: July 29, 2020, 10:31:08 AM »
I asked a young fellow from homestead who's in the know and that's all I'm saying :)

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Hopefully we'll get a pass and there will be no tropical storms or hurricanes this year




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Indian Green Thornless Jujube Tree?
« on: July 29, 2020, 06:06:16 AM »
What is the minimum size HxW a Indian Green Thornless Jujube can be maintained with annual pruning and still be fruit productive?  Rate of growth?

 i would really like to get one if i can make it fit in my yard
  Thank you in advance :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me choose some mango varieties!
« on: July 28, 2020, 10:29:38 PM »
  Since most of the top-tier mango trees are vigorous top work your ndm with cecilove. They say it is very manageable and is a sweet tart junior.

https://www.tropicalacresfarms.com/product-page/cecilove-zill-34-24

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Gonna finally get to taste some M4's in a day or so and then I'll let you know how I feel about them...

Suagrloaf was fantastic and I had an unripe one but that was the only one I tried so far.

Phoenix was amazing had a bunch so far.

M4 is on the platter for tomorrow and the next day.
Sounds good but let us know which one your copilot prefers :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me choose some mango varieties!
« on: July 28, 2020, 05:21:16 PM »
Since it sounds like it's inside a greenhouse and size might be an issue I agree with Pickering and Honey Kiss but I would make room for a Dwarf Hawaiian to. All three are precocious and it would give you the coconut the classic and West Indies taste profiles

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I am disappointed that no one is crowing about M4 we've had one mention and it's mostly crickets chirping. I was looking for a little confirmation because I just planted a 3-gallon M-4 tree. Because of limited space i may replace it with a 7 or 15 gallon Phoenix.

My E-4



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I know those snapping turtles from TV.We dont have them in Europe.
Just came from one of the almond fields where i installed chicken wire around 58 trees today.
Will post pictures in the chicken wire tree protection forum i made .

As for the camera,i bought this drone DJI Phantom wich came with the 4 K camera for free.
Its a Phantom 1 ,the oldest model from DJI and not the newer expensive ones .
I am building a custom battery for it to fly a lot longer time and longer range ,then il make nice videos with all my trees and also i want to film with the drone where Nitraria Scoberi grows .

That is way cool my friend i am very happy for you can't wait to see photos of your trees.  I do think you should plant a few pecans tree's. In Texas they have a fast-growing variety not sure of the name. Ugly Betty is actually a softshell turtle she would be highly insulted if she knew you called her alligator snapping turtle. LOL :) :D ;D

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Been living in a city and i like to hear owls at night.
I even like to hear dogs barking at night or roosters in the morning.

I even find relaxing to hear the ships engines passing on the Danube at night when i go fishing and sleep outdoor.
Sea Walnut how are your almond trees coming along. When are you going to get a decent long-range camera? I would love to see  photos from your country. Here is a photo of Ugly Betty who likes to eat mangoes and baby ducks


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