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Going to dig up my maha Chanok and give it to a friend for a prime spot in my yard to put in Orange Sherbet...

And yes I have tasted both.

Hawaiian tropical plant nursery

Ship to all 50

Second the crossbow as way to bbq and not wake the neighbors you will invite to it ...

Ordered two from Hawaii on a Saturday, they filled the order and got to fed ex Sunday and sent Monday morning and was  at my door by Tuesday.

Both in great shape.

Only problem is the one I gave my girlfriend is outgrowing mine.

Ordering may be the fastest way.

I planted some of the fan favorites recently and since then they have faced Irma and freezing temps to blooming.

I donít spray or didnít as for the first time I sprayed sulfur on the Lemon Zest.  I knew it was going to have PM problems and love the fruit.  The others I watched from blooms being frozen off to rebloom to weeks of perfect weather for PM.

So the winners

Fruit punch had a couple panicles get pm but I clipped those off.

Peach cobbler very clean. Juicy peach  Kathy , sweet tart, Phoenix, and honey kiss all clean.

Nam Doc Mai had the most for older tree and Providence for the younger.  Showing up for first time in Fairchild and a lesser  amount was the  Edgar and
Young. Light return on fruit punch.


Pics are

Fruit punch
Peach Cobbler blooms
Cotten Candy. The only one not to bloom
FP blooms
Honey Kiss
Juicy Peach

I have a Lemon Zest in full bloom for the first time.  But I have other types to protect so depending on the issues I have with the fruit will decide if I keep it or not.

The O 2 is very clean next to the LZ.  That may be another choice...

Alex had Lemon Zest on his do not buy list.  The problems are causing the discontinuation of newly grafted trees.

Juicy Peach would be my choice

Here is his do not buy list and his suggested list based on disease susceptibility.

Plant your seed that grows in your area and top worh with a chosen scion.  Might get you to healthy and types you want faster.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guava mango tree..vigorous or not?
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:31:00 AM »
Mine is shorter than Pickering planted about same time.  It has grown wider than tall.  It had a big bloom frozen off but I cut the dead out and it has since rebloomed through some cool and dry conditions. It looks to be quite precocious.

Shortest by far of my other new plantingís.

27 pineapple among the plants.  Iím going to have to expand.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cutting panicle on young mango trees
« on: March 06, 2018, 11:34:24 AM »
Iím cutting about 7/8 of  the panicle off on my younger trees.  That way it  wonít  waste time setting a large crop to be taken off anyhow.  After fruit set I will remove some, most or all of the fruit depending on tree.

If you cut it all off it blooms again wasting even more time.

Thatís how I lost my Sunburst tangerine grove. 

High temps for weeks and then 22 for mid day temps and then back to warm again. All tangerines and their Orlando Tangelo pollinators a total loss. 

8oís had more freezes than usual. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dream annona question
« on: March 05, 2018, 02:14:50 PM »
Thatís how warís start...

To buy fruit

Walter Zills fruit stand

Tropical Acres

Truly Tropical

For mango tree selection Excalibur is hard to beat.  Some places sell both fruit and trees.  I bought my fruit punch tree at Walters. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 03, 2018, 10:10:07 AM »
Still waiting on it to push something. 18 of 20 mango trees have blooms and one has leafed out nicely but still waiting on Maha...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« on: March 01, 2018, 10:27:42 AM »
Alex has posted his mango presentation to his web site at his tropical acres Facebook site.

Lots of mango info and advice for types to avoid and ones that are more resistant.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« on: February 28, 2018, 08:22:00 AM »
They film all our guest speakers. Where it goes after that Iím not sure but iíll ask tonight.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Identifying Mangos to Plant Seed
« on: February 28, 2018, 08:17:55 AM »
Mono will be a combination of parents and wonít be the same as the fruit you got it from.

Poly will have combinations and one clone of the fruit.   Plant them all and graft the trees you donít  like and keep the ones you do.

Grafting  scions onto a mature tree will get you there faster. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« on: February 28, 2018, 07:59:37 AM »
Hard to beat a big grumachama bloom for smell.

Orange blossoms out and the mix is a perfume that can only be  believed when smelled yourself.   

I have a cherry row wilth Zill Black Suriname, Barbados, Kona coffee, Corg, and grumachama

Plus a pitangatuba and pitomba planted not far from others 

As a landscape planting the grumachama  scores big there also.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wurtz Avocado from Excalibur is Type AB?
« on: February 27, 2018, 02:41:11 PM »
We bought a Wurtz in 2016 and another 2017 and both are flowering.   One is knee high and blooming like a big boy.   The lula bought at same time as last Wurtz  is much bigger and leafing out.

Pickering mango

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« on: February 27, 2018, 12:36:36 PM »
Lisa and I have been looking forward to it.

Sheís bringing cookies.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Digging up a mango tree
« on: February 26, 2018, 09:32:12 AM »
Tex first you say it canít be done and then tell people how to do it.

I have moved a lot of trees in my day the hardest being a twelve ft Jaboticaba which took four men and a boy to move.  The boy didnít show.

All lived including the two mango I gave to friends to make room for new types.  I havenít lost a single tree doing it the way my dad did it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Trouble Growing Lemons Indoors
« on: February 23, 2018, 12:36:57 PM »
If it grows in south window move it back...

Without direct sunlight it is easy to over water

Move it outside and rehab when temps allow

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Digging up a mango tree
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:37:19 AM »
My dad taught me how to transplant trees long ago and if you cut roots the top has to go too.

Itís a balance between the two that matches each other

Too little or too much of one and itís gonna have a hard time surviving.

Transplanting a fruiting tree will get you fruit sooner than planting new.

If you have time to root prune it will increase chances but either way you will learn. 

Make sure itís planted at same depth as before.  And have fun. 

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