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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Topworking cogshall
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:36:13 AM »
LZ is fantastic. But I give the edge to Sweet Tart. Just pure all-rounded excellence.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sabará jaboticaba loaded
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:31:35 AM »
That is just stunning and gorgeous. Whats good spacing for sabara trees? 30ft?

I agree. The first sight of any single banana ripe I pick the whole thing. Unless you want to deal with squirrels, possoms, rats, bats etc. They ripen just fine in the garage/indoors. I've noticed no difference in cutting  off the remnants of the flowers after banana set. If you do decide to cut it off, cut as far as possible from the closest hand (I've noticed creeping rot as the stalk dries out). Carefully cut the hands and allow em to "bleed". In most of the Caribbean Islands we let em soak in bucket of water till they stop bleed. The juices stain clothing badly so wear old clothes you don't mind losing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dr Earth soil mixes no longer in SoFla ?
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:28:36 AM »
I been to HomeDepots in Miami, Broward, Polk and Manatee county. Does HD still sell DR. Earth soil mixes in FL? Dr. Earth website shows only west coast and east coast for their soil mixes. Its a shame cause they were really good for my potted plant mix and the soil looked and smelled rich. My plants loved it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: need help identifying this plant
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:19:15 PM »
Friendly bump to help i d this plant. Here is another view

Do you think its a type of citrus or Jabo? Was Sourced from Adam.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / need help identifying this plant
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:37:04 PM »


Kind of looks like maha now. The leaves are off though. Is there a graft union/line on the trees that you can see?

6 from a Cac and 5 from a Sweet Tart. Was able to separate 4 sprouts from each and they're about 3 ft - 5 ft tall now.

For me it depends on how many mango trees. Less than 10 trees you can easily protect during the "winter" with fencing stakes (3 per tree) and prefabricated frost plant/tree protectors. Irrigation is important as well for the dry season. Filters for drip irrigation is a must.

Thank you all for the suggestions. In reality I only have one full day in PR, so I may just have to settle for fruits instead.

I liked "Amy" mango when I was fortunate to have one in 2015. The seed sprouted (single) and has been inground for about 10-11 months now.

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.

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