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For Maha, I like to pick em as soon as I see a break of yellow on the skin (sometimes seen first at the base of the mango). They counter ripen just fine i.m.e. The same for Imam Pasand as well.

Rosigold sometimes has that protuberance growth near the stem of the fruit. I've seen pics of some Cali cvs. that has that as well. Sorry to hear TT's label wasn't accurate. Fruit looks pretty though. Reminds me of PSM (Pim Sane Mun) mango- a favorite of mines among the asian cvs.

I decided to go to the Sale on the fly from Broward County on way to central Fl. Seemed like they had more patrons buying trees this year than last years one. Got Siamese, Cambodina, Amarapali, and Graham mango trees. Time will tell if these are true. Saw 3 Fiji Dwarf coconut trees for sale (~2ft tall)....snagged one just in case and in the event it was true.  Saw Adam (FlyingFox) and got some stuff from him as well. Got a Blue Java from GoingBananas as well. Will definitely go again next year God willing. Spent about $500.

Like the tittle says, I want something that can take the rare freeze with a fast growth rate. I plan on the occasional trimming (8-9ft) with a spread no more than 10ft wide. Was looking at neem but read that it can't take anything less that 30 o F. Murraya koenigii (curry tree) is a fast grower (I see some in Broward neighbourhoods) and the trimming can be used as mulch. Podocarpus was on the list but it seems like a slow grower for my needs. Recommendations welcomed. Bamboo is expensive :D. Looking to run a 200ft length for the windbreak.

Nice recommendations. There is a group of 4 deers that easily hop my 5ft property barb fence every night and defoliate a few of my newly planted mango  and ornamental trees before the frost. Individually protecting the young trees is expensive when it comes to 100+ trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 02, 2018, 01:27:49 PM »
Really nit picking here but needs direct sunlight to get pretty looking fruit (color/blush). Also, imo, needs 10-12ft space to grow. Though slowish growing, internodes are long. Otherwise...a solid mango cv.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best of the New Zill Mangos
« on: March 01, 2018, 10:05:08 AM »
Was "Amy" ever released? I enjoyed it when I had it some 2-3yrs ago.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: jaboticaba prunning
« on: March 01, 2018, 08:32:45 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« on: February 28, 2018, 07:14:24 AM »
Me too. 9B 34240 I have been watering them heavily.

I like pitomba better than grumi.

Thats very encouraging news for pitomba for me. I tasted grumi for the first time last year off of two trees at a nursery and was blown away on how sweet and delicious they were. Bought the two trees on the spot. I too give my trees a good slow soak with the hose about once a week.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« on: February 27, 2018, 05:37:45 PM »
Anyonelses? At my 9B location, 1 of my 3 inground purple/red Grumichima trees is flowering for the first time. They're over 5 ft and been inground since October/November 2017. The other 2 have swollen buds so hopefuly they'll be flowers. The pitomba I bought at Truly Tropical around the same time and its about 3 ft tall. Never tasted pitomba some I'm hoping I'll like it. Both took the cold like a champ.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 5+ must have for SW Florida??
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:04:37 AM »
Red Jaboticaba and a dessert type Banana (Ice cream, manzano, raja puri etc). But definitely a Red Jaboticaba or two. Such a beautiful tree to watch, watch it flower, and fruit. Delicious fruit too. Multiple seasons.

Plant / Tree nurseries in your area usually sell various sizes. Some give them away for free if you ask.

It happens sometimes. And dont disturb the soil looking to see if it rot. About 70% of the time they put out new sprouts after the initial die back. Keep in indirect sunlight. Keep soil moist. Dont give em too much care. I've noticed that they do not like heavy, dense mixes when wet.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is 1 jaboticaba enough?
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:12:57 AM »
1 is not enough. Get multiples of the young bearing ones- especially Red Jabo.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Making changes after this freeze
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:21:29 PM »
Anyone else getting antsy :) ? I just wanna cut the dead, dried wood off my mangoes and see if sprouts above the root stock emerge. But that can open a window for disease on an already stressed plant. Waiting sucks. My Cotton Candy is already pushing growth above the graft union.

Leave the crispy trees untouched for now. See if the warmer weather in spring rejuvenates them back to life. Only then you'll know what needs to be replaced. The "scrape test" (to see if it's green underneath) can be misleading in cases like these.

I have a inground CC (3gal) at 9B. We saw 29oF on the 2nd night of the cold weather early this January and the CC got fried. Time will tell if all of them are still alive (some 32+ mango trees). Peach Cobler however took it like a champ. 3-4 minor leaf patchy discoloration for a bushy 6ft tree. Its flowering right now actually. Not one leaf lost. No microclimate going on their either. 1 gal rows of coconuts 20ft to the east...crispy. Rows of mangoes 16ft south..crispy. Rows 16ft north....crispy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: skhan yard update 2016
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:17:30 AM »
Looking really good Sayyid :thumbs up:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with damaged trunk on sapodilla tree
« on: January 21, 2018, 08:18:45 PM »
Yikes. Looks like a healthy chunk of the trunk was lost and at a critical spot too. A perpendicular shot to the ones you posted would help determine how much is left. I'd stake it indefinitely until (hopefully) it can scar over it and recover.

I guess well see in 3-4years when they bear fruit. For the record, I ordered 3 trees from this vendor (Anwar, Sindhri, and Langra). When I got them, the Langra was consistent with the mature tree I had at another location. And the others didn't remind me of any cv. I'm familiar with- even Julie. I looked really hard. The grafts looked really clean though- like big nursery operation clean. Oh well...

I bought from him before Thanksgiving. Now I see he has sellling Banganapalle and Chaunsa. amd using the same "mature tree" photo for both cvs.

Puck. No wonder my "Langra" in 9B flowered so early being barely 2ft tall. It's a frickin Julie. I too bought from Guavaking on ebay. I have a Langra inground since 2014 from Zill (Fairchild extras 2013-2014) at 10B that I got fruit from already. I thought the leaves looked the same. ......Crap.

I see that my area is expecting 30s for a low on Wednesday. Yikes. Gonna cover up what remaining my recovering banana and coconut trees. I cant lose these.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Taiwan Gold - A big time mango
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:42:07 PM »
Looks like Tong bi con I got from Excalibur.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: starch mango
« on: January 10, 2018, 06:14:46 PM »
I have a seedling (poly, two sprouts) about 1 ft tall so who knows what that would be. Don't have a top 5, but my top 3 would be Julie, Starch, and 3rd Calabash. Mind you, I have not even heard of Ice Cream and Graham until migrating to the US :P.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: January 10, 2018, 04:58:44 PM »
Whats a good spacing for mulberries (Tice, Giant, Pakistani, etc) ? I want them to be productive. 10 ft? Right now my Pakistani has fruit on it.

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