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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best winter fruit in South FL?
« on: November 17, 2020, 05:59:39 PM »
something's off with those June plums
June plums got Juiced before I could get a photo :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best winter fruit in South FL?
« on: November 17, 2020, 04:56:01 PM »
Meyers lemon Pink Barbie guava June plum


Today's Harvest

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With the trees that I'm more interested in growth than Fruit production. I like to use the water soluble fertilizer in the spring dry season. Then switch to Time released in the rainy season. Having concerns of leaching I only fertilize my piccabeen palm once with Time released because of its proximity 2A mango tree that I wanted to stay calm :)

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I pretty much agree with what you're saying and I too would be curious to know what the commercial Growers use as a product or special recipe :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stake Mango Tree Branches or No?
« on: November 12, 2020, 07:45:28 PM »
In my opinion you're doing the right thing.

Nothing wrong with shaping and pruning mango trees the way that you want. They're very resilient :)

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Watermelon
Coconut water
Lychee

Lychee juice I like the sound of that. I'm also going to have my wife process some sugar apples and make juice this coming season :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree and lychee flush growth concerns
« on: November 04, 2020, 07:46:31 PM »
Thank you for your reassurance and information on timing of pruning. That is a beautiful tree you have what variety is it? I think mine must be an emperor by the size of the tree and the fruit.  It's been productive so it must have been air Layerd. I have my fingers crossed that everyone will have a good season for lychee

Post a picture of a branch and the leaves.  The Emperor has a distinct look to it




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Multi grafted persimmon tree
« on: November 04, 2020, 03:59:07 PM »
How difficult is it to graft a persimmon tree. I have a fuyu that's been in the ground for two seasons. It hasn't really produced fruit yet. I should have been patient and bought one that I could physically see that it had fruit on it.  I didn't so just in case this tree is not productive. Can I graft different varieties onto it. Is it like grafting an apple or pear tree or is it more difficult?

Ps it's a beautiful day in Florida with a nice breeze. The migratory birds are returning. Saw a kingfisher dive in my pond today :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree and lychee flush growth concerns
« on: November 04, 2020, 02:59:30 PM »
Thank you for your reassurance and information on timing of pruning. That is a beautiful tree you have what variety is it? I think mine must be an emperor by the size of the tree and the fruit.  It's been productive so it must have been air Layerd. I have my fingers crossed that everyone will have a good season for lychee

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Question does a half girdle or half Notch have any effect or does it have to be the full girdle to get the desired effect. Nervous Nelly :)

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Very interesting thread. I have a situation where one of the tropical storms broke off two of my red stems that were part of  scaffolding branches that I desired. I went below where they broke off to side leaves and pruned. Which eventually fell off and it looks like it could potentially bud there.




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Oh Not a Studio Apartment anyways he has a Closet
just do not think it suits  his needs.

I think A tree in the day for decoration will be nice, at night can switch on the grow lights , and cover

-- Like I said maybe a curtain, and a book shelf in Living room

Anyone do something like this, or have any picctures (has a small area in summer between 2 windows like a foot of space.
Get some PVC and some 90s or electrical conduit and a shower curtain Home Depot has a special on SpongeBob curtains . I prefer Patrick starfish he's my friend :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carla mango info
« on: November 01, 2020, 03:07:23 PM »
Well if it was feasible and permissible I would send you a box of its first fruit. That is my wife custom is to give away your first fruit. I keep telling my mother-in-law to give me her first fruit and I will share it with her LOL

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree and lychee flush growth concerns
« on: November 01, 2020, 02:49:57 PM »
Most likely a Seedling it has really big fruit almost the size of a walnut. Is an alternate bear but I never really took any photos of the fruit because at that time I wasn't into photography. I was planning on submitting some photos with the next crop to see if you all could identify it. It used to be the second week in October we got relief from the heat but the last couple of years it's been a never ending summer. Almost like October is a summer month :(

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree and lychee flush growth concerns
« on: November 01, 2020, 02:20:48 PM »
Yes I pruned it back in early July. I only water in the dry season if I feel they need it. After last week's rains they took off like a rocket ship. Fortunately only a couple my mango had partial flush growth. I do not fertilized or water my sweet tart but it grows like a beast.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree and lychee flush growth concerns
« on: November 01, 2020, 01:11:57 PM »
The variety is unknown. I got it from the Vanderpool sisters which is Saint Cloud version of the Baldwin sisters. Anywho it's over 10 years old and about 8 ft tall

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Has anyone tasted Carla mango
« on: November 01, 2020, 01:05:32 PM »
Haven't quite a few tasting videos included Carla?  I think Alex has tasted it and likes it.  It sounds like a great mango in the "classic Florida" tradition and might be better than Fruit Punch.

I've been told by a couple heavyweights that it's average but I didn't have the presence of mind to ask them if they were referring to production or taste. I would also like to know is this going to be vigorous large tree?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango tree and lychee flush growth
« on: November 01, 2020, 12:45:56 PM »
Last week we got rain not near as much as South Florida but a couple of my mangoes and both my lychee are having flush growth. This is a little concerning to me because I want them to calm down and prepare for flowering season. Is it still early enough that I shouldn't be concerned. I had zero lychee last season :(


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gardening by the moon-phases
« on: November 01, 2020, 07:39:33 AM »
Hi Bovine , and Everyone I took some moon pictures I have a better Camera ,
but no Charger so didn't get any pictures on time, I may try soon in the next hour.
The first One I saw as I sat on couch the light blaring at me
Like a psychologist  with Ink smeared on paper what Image do you see in the moon
(edit I am busy -- 4 more pictures to edit )


























Yes the moon was very beautiful last night. I could not do it justice with either of my cameras. As for your photos the the first one looks like a troll under a bridge the second one I see a gargoyle flying. The third looks like a witch on a broom and the last one looks like a rabbit eating carrots out of my garden. So I have to say that the last photo is the most terrifying!I'm happy you have a camera now. My battery went dead on my good camera also.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Carla mango info
« on: October 31, 2020, 06:32:42 PM »
Could not help myself I bought a Carla mango tree today. I am hoping it has a similar taste as fruit punch which I like very much :)


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A heart of gold with wow factor.
« on: October 31, 2020, 06:28:29 PM »
Come on Mike you really think we're going to believe that cockamamie story. I think it's more likely that you have been playing banjo opera music during the new and full moon




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rollinia Q's
« on: October 31, 2020, 12:26:54 PM »
sorry for late reply,(busy.unwell just wanted ask which of those live longest.
Hope you feel better soon your friend bovine


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Ingredients

    200 gram raw mango
    1/4 cup Pudina/mint leaves
    1 lemon juice
    1 tsp cumin powder
    1 tsp black salt
    to taste Salt
    1 tsp chat masala
    1 tbsp Finely chopped raw mango
    1 cup sugar
    Pinch green food colour

Steps

    Wash mango and remove skin with puller, cut into small pieces
   

    Add the all ingredients in the mixer jar and grind till the puree smooth
   
   

    Transfer in the bowl add the one glass water(as require) and add pinch of food colour mix well it
   

    Pour it in the Popsicle mould and add 2 -3 piece Finely chopped raw mango, keep a freezer for overnight
 

    Now run the mould in water and in unmould it, ready yummy popsicle
   
   
 



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A heart of gold with wow factor.
« on: October 30, 2020, 09:33:30 AM »
Sometimes a single fruit makes you go wow. Not many soursops are as good as gold and none may be worth their weight in gold, but they aren't fools gold either. Planting one of these might make me a gold digger. Anyway today my brother brought a fruit to show me today that made me go wow. I know other people have experienced the same thing with a spectacular specimen and feast your eyes on this bouncing 8lber. From one side it looks a bit like a heart.




That is a beauty A. Seems to have been influenced greatly by the lunar cycle.



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Keo savoey can be great but the taste differs on condition/location. They can also be bland when green.

Mun khun si is always perfect, buy them very green and still hard...in the fridge they slowly ripen and can be kept for 2-3 weeks easy. Also ripe they are great.

namdocmai gold is not eaten green.

Thanks Sunny for that information.
 I gave my neighbor's a Keow Savoy because they are accustomed to eating unripe green mangoes. I will graft your suggestion on to their tree this spring. I am pretty sure the Cool Cat in West Palm Beach should have that bud wood :)


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