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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:31:16 AM »
Kathy, buttter cream and honey kiss just missed my top ten

Very good season for me

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: which grapes do best in south florida?
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:01:51 PM »
Central Florida here but any of the muscadine types do well here.

Southern home, a bunch grape muscadine cross has done very well at my place also

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gary Zill explaining his mango project...
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:09:28 AM »
The Phoenix is a great mango as I got my first and only fruit from my tree

Sweet and sour like a sweet tart only smoother which allowed other goodness to come through

A top ten mango imo


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gary Zill explaining his mango project...
« on: September 14, 2018, 03:46:09 PM »
i had one Phoenix on my tree this year and I loved it

The mix of sweet and sour flavors reminded me of a refined sweet tart with a mix of others goodness

But E-4 and LemonZest were even better tasting

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: September 12, 2018, 05:14:03 PM »
Count me in also as of yesterday

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gary Zill explaining his mango project...
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:22:46 PM »
34-24

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gary Zill explaining his mango project...
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:12:32 PM »
Looking back at my top ten list for this year they are all Zills

He doesnít mention the Ceci Love that Gary created and Dr Campbell selected as per his wants  It is a great mango.

If CL is to be sold Zills will most likely do the grafting as Doc is a grower not a nursery






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Excalibur or PIN for fruit trees?
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:04:16 AM »
Eric and Pine Isand Nursery supply the Brevard Fruit Sale for our club

They have s lot of stuff and ship.

Excalibur has more variety and a fun trip in its own

Donít ship


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is all citrus extinct in palm beach county?
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:59:53 AM »
I grow without pesticides but this season I used sulfer for the first time on my lemon zest

I do use oil spray but been awhile

Diversity of plantingís helps

This year has been a banner year for production and taste

This Dancy was ate up with greening a couple seasons ago but it is doing a lot of better now






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« on: September 05, 2018, 08:49:04 PM »
Picked my last mango today, a honey kiss

Been a great year with some very good mango

10. Fruit cocktail  Zills

9  Orange Sherbet. Campbelll

8 Phoenix  mine

7 Guava   Mine

6 Ceci Love. Campbell

5 0-2 mine

4 coconut cream   Zills 

3 sweet tart     Mine

2 E-4. Zills

1 Lemon Zest  Mine




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is all citrus extinct in palm beach county?
« on: September 01, 2018, 07:29:37 AM »
Brevard county was handing out bugs that feed on the bugs that cause it. 

Limes and lemons are being commercially  planted but little else

They can outrun greening by giving you crops before it gets it.

My key lime had it bad and I stumped it below all the damage

Itís a seedling that grew back as good as new

Got plenty of Dancy tangerines to boot

I donít use any pesticides in my yard

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achachairu Growing Information Please
« on: August 22, 2018, 04:49:46 PM »
The taste has been great so far but these are the last of them

We put some in the fridge to judge any changes in taste and they have similar to the ones that didnít but skin did look worse and bigger percent of  bad ones


On the bright side auchacharu seedlings coming soon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achachairu Growing Information Please
« on: August 22, 2018, 08:54:57 AM »
Taste has sweet and sour components that is pretty darn good

Still prefer mango by far




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Wouldnít doubt it but running out of mangos and sharing time is over
 

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I can bring you some if you like

Just caught yesterday after challenging the dog over territory

Meanest one I ever caught it even barked at  me but released miles away

Itís against the law to transport them and youíre supposed to kill them but as long as they are away from me. Caught on second half of Young mango. He ate the first half previous night





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Iím on my third round of replacing trees for trees that taste better

Got no room and have an m-4, orange sherbet and pina colada needing spots

Providence, Pickering and maha chinok are going to be re homed to make room

I love the Providence but it has major powdery mildew problems at my place

Not fond of that spice flavors others enjoy on the maha

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achachairu Growing Information Please
« on: August 20, 2018, 11:10:32 AM »
I over wintered mine in the bucket and planted in spring

Took longer than mango to leaf out afterwards

Planted in shade with direct morning light

The shade should give it some cold protection also


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I have as a huge crop of Southern Home and a muscadine that may be a jumbo variety
 
Sh being a black bunch grape cross with a muscadine





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Neither.

Robinson tangerines makes the best juice. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dispute with neighbor about fertilizer
« on: August 16, 2018, 12:04:25 PM »
It has more to do with the river of grass not allowded to filter water on the way to the sea


Now they use the big O as a retention pond and send that pollution through canals

The home prices affected more than outweigh the sugar profits

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dispute with neighbor about fertilizer
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:53:43 AM »
It has more to with the river of grass not allowded to filter water on the way to the sea


Now they use the big O as a retention pond and send that pollution through canals

The home prices affected more than outweigh the sugar profits

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dispute with neighbor about fertilizer
« on: August 15, 2018, 03:57:21 PM »
Use 0-0- 50 or KMag which is 0-0-22

Without nitrogen and phosphorus you canít be blamed

Brevard bans the use of nitrogen fertilizer in summer to prevent algae bloom

So if your using nitrogen and phosphorus in your fertilizer you have some but not all the blame.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stolen fruit grrrr
« on: August 15, 2018, 07:32:30 AM »
One blast of a shotgun over their heads does the job

Birdshot sounds as bad as buckshot but wonít  damage anything where the pellets fall

Plus if they turn you in you can have them trespassed as they have to admit they were on your land
 
If they steal what is next

Get a game camera which are cheap and film the trespassing

Price the stolen fruit at felony levels when you turn them in.

Might want to call the ag department and turn it in to them as they are more responsive to ag problems




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any info on J-17 Mango?
« on: August 11, 2018, 12:11:24 PM »
I have tried the M-17

Round greenish yellow tasty fruit and I put pics up on this board and taste description if you want to search

Carrie was the parent

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