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Yup, we need to get some of these over here.
Panama red has been the best I've tried so far

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Concerning hand pollinating soursop
« on: November 26, 2020, 11:15:53 AM »

I've used this in the past with pretty good success. My father in law tried it on his tree too, first time he got fruits.
At least this is what works in our limestone and sand soils

Zinc, iron and boron seems to help annonas set fruit.
There is a research paper from India the goes into it. I've linked it in the forum a few times.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / 2021 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: November 25, 2020, 06:21:14 PM »
Between the late cold and the late rains, our growing season was extended this year.  My Garcinias liked it though.

I was losing hope but it looks like we'll have a cold front next week.
Low 50s for a few days might be enough to get some flowers going in a few weeks. To bad half my trees have pretty recent flushes

I'll update near the end of December.

Freshly harvested ginger has a reddish tint on the stem ends.
Don't know if this is what you're describing

Id love to get a cotton candy please! Can you get Coconut Cream? If not, put me down for a pina colada!
Sure I should be able to get you any of the three.

Coconut Cream is patented so you may need to check with the patent holder for permission to propagate.

Good point
No coconut cream trees.
If i ever have time to check the patent info I'll post back

Id love to get a cotton candy please! Can you get Coconut Cream? If not, put me down for a pina colada!
Sure I should be able to get you any of the three.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Cocktail mango
« on: November 18, 2020, 01:00:23 PM »
I only had the mangos a few times from ZHPP but they don't always pick them at an optimal time.
I think I only had one that was great. Still like Fruit Punch better.

I'm not too thrilled about the texture, It wasn't melting or anything but had more of a Kiett like text.

I'm hoping to get some from some other growers next season

Panama red is one of the flavacarpas that are self fruitful.
Been growing it for years, it's one of the best we have access to in the America

For the conventional fert route, I'd say
Mangokothia has some good advice.

I'd just add.
If your cheap and have time you can switch to straight potassium 0-0-22 when they reach the size you want.
Add some SouthAg micros once every year or so

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pickering's Charge
« on: November 17, 2020, 02:20:55 PM »
I'm sorry to hear you lost it.

A few questions.

What size pot was it in?
Does it have holes in the bottom?
Is the bottom touching the ground?
Also, fine Coir mixed with Potting soil alone wouldn't make it fast-draining, did you add anything extra?

I have grown many mangos in pots with no problem but I'm not an expert in that subject.
In SoFlo our PH is pretty high so I don't think it matters much

Sounds to me like an overwatering/too much water issue.

What are the options for the scion?

I have access to most of the popular ones.
I'll add a list soon

I have a bunch of Neelam mango seedlings that I really have no use for anymore.
I planting them for breeding and selected the ones I wanted based on sap smell. 6 out for 50

Anyway, I figured I can graft some small trees in spring and send them out in summer.
I should be able to fit 1 in a medium box and 2 in a large.

$30 for 1 not including shipping
$50 for 2 not including shipping

If anyone is interested let me know

Sorry guys, i don't have a phyto so I can't ship to CA

Post here please, it will be easier for me to keep a tally of varieties
I'll reach out to confirm before i start grafting

I have these on mine or my Fathers Yard
Black Spice (seedling)
Butter Cream
Cat Hoa Loc
Cotton Candy
Dupuis Saigon
Frances Hargrave
Fruit Punch
Honey Kiss
Juicy Peach
Lemon Zest
Maha Chanok
Nam Doc Mai #4
Nele Petite
Orange Essence
Orange Sherbet
Pim seng Mun
Pina Colada
Pineapple Pleasure
Son Pari
ST Maui
Thai Everbearing
Ugly Betty
Valencia Pride
Vellia Colomban
White Pirie
Yi Xuan

If its not on the list just ask as i maybe able to get it anyways

**Note: Coconut Cream is Patented so i can't graft that

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Have your trees recovered from Irma?
« on: November 16, 2020, 09:53:35 AM »
I had a 10+ year old Keitt mango that was uprooted during Irma, set back in the ground within a week of the storm.  So far it's only produced 1 fruit since.  It looks alive and healthy enough.  Is this normal?

My father has to VPs that partially fell over. You would never guess by the look of them now.
They haven't really produced much after Irma.

If I had to guess I think you'd need to trim the tree a lot before uprighting it.
The leaf area to root mass balance would be all off

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stake Mango Tree Branches or No?
« on: November 16, 2020, 09:50:20 AM »
Im no mango expert but I just chop long droopy branches down to 18" so they can stay erect on their own.  What will happen when you need more stakes and taller stakes...

I agree.
Any time I tried training branches in the past (Keitt, Lancitilla, Coconut Cream, Cac) they never-ending up supporting themselves in the future.
Just let to a maze of stakes and string.

I just trim back to wood now

Cotton Candy and Buttercream 7g sold

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best winter fruit in South FL?
« on: November 15, 2020, 06:40:57 PM »
I vote starapple, custard apple and passion fruit.

You can try mangomen homestead or even miamifruit.

The former picks a little too green for my taste (Though things like Malika are spot-on), the latter might be a little more expensive.

The best places that i get from (excluding my yard or forum member yards) are Zills Mangos and Tropical Acres Farm.
I have yet to go to Hidden Acres

Sorry can't ship to CA

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How Good are Star Apples?
« on: November 08, 2020, 08:20:07 AM »
Where does a star apple rank among great fruits like mangos, cherimoyas, lychees, etc.?

Of the varieties I've tasted (not the top tier ones yet), would rank star apple below all the fruit you listed. Nowhere near as good as mangoes.

I agree, the star apple that remain on the tree during mango season tend to be forgetting.
I'm sure if it wasn't for these new Zill types they'd compete better .
With all that said i still love them

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best banana tree for South Florida
« on: November 06, 2020, 08:31:09 AM »
I have a Kandrian that throws flowers and the bananas emerge and never develop.  This is as far as they get...

Wow, thats strange. How long does it stay like that before it goes bad?
The Indian pome type banana i was mentioning takes 6 months from flower to fruit.

I'm going to pot up the Cacao soon, getting way too big for the plugs.
Reducing price.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sale: Papause seeds (Ilama) Rosada
« on: November 05, 2020, 04:33:10 PM »
Is it similar to Annona diversifolia ilama?  They look identical..

Yes, its a variety of ilama (A. diversifolia)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best banana tree for South Florida
« on: November 05, 2020, 02:51:14 PM »
I like kandrian the most. It's different enough from store bananas and i love how big it gets.
I have a mystery pome type banana from India that i got from a forum member. It's a sturdy tree, i like the flavor when is not too ripe. I gave some samples to some banana experts and they really enjoyed it too.
Sh3640 is nice and sturdy but it taste too similar to the normal store type. Still growing it though... For now

Added starapple seedlings

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