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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« on: August 18, 2018, 05:20:54 AM »
Thats it. Delicious fruit. The seed can take forever to sprout (6 months plus).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Any plant nurseries in Puerto Rico to visit?
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:12:50 PM »
I'll be there next week. Hoping there are suggestions.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya Disaster!
« on: August 12, 2018, 04:40:59 PM »
Thank you for the feedback. There is some hope for my 9B property :D.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya Disaster!
« on: August 11, 2018, 01:06:45 PM »
Im wondering, how did the atemoya do this past winter in your zone (9b)?

Chlorosis and drying leaves are a sign that the roots are not getting oxygen in standing water. I don't think shading the tree is going to help. Two things can be done. Installing a sump pump in ground to  pump the excess water (mabye 1-1.5ft of water below the ground level) or a French draining system. Considerations have to be made to see if either is viable (co$t, slope, water easement etc).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango ID needed
« on: August 01, 2018, 07:52:41 PM »
Definitely not Kesar. Jacquline? Based on the 2nd pic.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango ID needed
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:03:35 PM »
Bailey's Marvel?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Barbados Cherry
« on: July 28, 2018, 07:38:25 PM »
How old or big is the tree? It could be a maturity issue. Also as already mentioned they love water.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: looking for a sweet mango
« on: July 23, 2018, 09:11:48 AM »
PSM is a solid recommendation as well. I enjoy it much more than NDM. Though I think NDM fruits can be larger and may be more productive. Avoid NDM on root stock #4 (more incidence of fruit splitting). I can only speak about my experience on that Okrung takes a while for the tree to mature to flower and bear fruit versus other popular Asian varieties.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: looking for a sweet mango
« on: July 22, 2018, 10:37:18 PM »
Nam Doc Mai

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / wtb Persian mulberry cuttings
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:05:54 PM »
pm me.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry and Lychee recommendations.
« on: July 18, 2018, 04:50:22 PM »
The fruit is green and turns light yellow when ripe. Its about 2.5" long.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry and Lychee recommendations.
« on: July 18, 2018, 02:51:44 PM »
I got a mulberry from *gulp* TopTropicals "labelled" "Australian". It fruited abundantly and it's flavor was along the description from Rob and Cookie. Very sweet with mild melon/cantelope notes. I'll see if I can post some  actual pics .

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Field of trees
« on: July 18, 2018, 09:02:00 AM »
Nice. Looks like you got some more stuff since the last time I was there :D.

Its been in the ground for the past 9-10 months. It flowered 2x since the start of spring but did not set. Then with the afternoon showers, the leaves started the wilt.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry and Lychee recommendations.
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:36:25 PM »
Tice is my fav. Can be very sweet with a sharp tart to it. Delicious. I'm also starting to appreciate Everbearing mulberry as well.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / can the peanut butter tree take wet feet?
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:33:54 PM »
Anyone knows or has experience? It was doing fine for about 9 months then with the daily summer afternoon showers the past 2-3 weeks, it started to decline. Have a Geffner that did the same thing. Leaves looked wilted.

$50?!? Peanuts :P. I'd love to participate in this.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ice cream mango
« on: July 14, 2018, 03:56:59 PM »
I'm a huge fan of it. Very delicious fruit that can get fairly big with a flan like textured flesh. Extremely sweet with strong piney taste and sweet smelling piney sap. Seems like a alternate year bearer (mabye every 2 years) and can set a 2nd crop from it's second bloom. Moderate vigor with a natural branching habit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut palms in Sarasota, FL
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:56:16 AM »
Yup, Coastal areas by Sarasota all the way up to St Petersburg even by Clearwater have Cocos. Not inland. On the East Merrit Island is about as far North. Nothing in Central INLAND Fl.

Not true. Driving on US27 (North of SR 70) before reaching Lake Placid, there is a Inn near a small lake with 7-8  40-50ft tall coconut palms. 10-12ft Coconut palms can also be see scattered in the Lake Placid Area. I have yet to see one in Sebring.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 08, 2018, 05:18:39 AM »
Finally. One on a day I'm not working. I'll be at the Monday one in Davie.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's Ripening in Zone 9B
« on: June 29, 2018, 11:53:20 AM »
Nice to see another 9B fruit grower- especially for mangoes. Manzanitas (strawberry cherry tree) and Barbados cherries have been ripening daily in my area by the handfuls. Tice, Everbearing,  and Australian mulberries I've been enjoying every other day as well. My mangoes are holding fruit (Maha, San Felipe, himsagar, and Ice cream are holding fruit but they are young.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: This year’s Malika Mangos
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:44:55 PM »
Mango cultivars can have off-seasons. Growing conditions, climate, macro/ micro nutrients etc etc. One year they perform/taste mediocre. The following year(s) they are spectacular. Some mango cvs can "perform" more consistent than others. Ice cream mango, as an example, this years for me has been the best ever (6 years). Decent production (uncharateristic) and top quality tasting. Brix in the 23s.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mangoes purchased from neighbors
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:34:05 PM »
Dosent look like Haden to me either. I've been enjoying some random seedlings mangoes picked in the Coral Gables area that my co-worker has been giving me. Thought very fibrous, they have been very sweet with that classic mango flavor- and seemingly bullet proof to anthrac spots. Sad to say even killing some bland Pickerings I've been having from my pampered tree in Broward this season. I wish there was a way to have a Mango Seedling competition.

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