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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black sapote problems
« on: Today at 11:57:11 AM »
I recehecked my smaller tree and it is loaded right now with flowers and none
are setting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black sapote problems
« on: August 02, 2020, 10:12:15 PM »
How tall are they?

I have 2 different seedlings growig and one of them produced a couple
fruit last year at 2 years old and this year it has 10+ fruit. The other tree has
not grown as fast and is flowering this year constantly but hasn't set yet?
I assumed the second tree would start setting eventually? The tree
that produced fruit was the only tree that flowered and set last year

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: hypoglauca
« on: August 02, 2020, 01:15:59 PM »
Pretty sure mike is referring to anonna hypoglauca... not pouteria, pretty cool man congrats.

It is Pouteria

Tropical Fruit Discussion / They're here!
« on: August 02, 2020, 12:53:01 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / hypoglauca
« on: August 02, 2020, 12:50:35 PM »
I was given these 4 seeds last year in October and I left them in damp
vermiculite until a couple weeks ago. Initially I was told to crack the seed coat
and I should have tried it on one. A couple weeks ago I chipped the edge off all 4 and
was pleasantly suprised today when I checked them. The coat was so thick I wonder
if they would have ever germinated? So how deep do you plant germinated Pouteria seeds?


This is on your way!
Real nice guy just starting out.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Real cherilata
« on: August 02, 2020, 08:20:13 AM »
If you give a Birula a 10 then the Florida cherilata is a 8.2 with proper fertilization

I recently ate about 8 carries and they were 90% green.
It was a freinds tree and he left town. I noticed a squirrel had eaten one
and one was lying on the ground. I like to lift the mango sideways and when they
are ready they pop off. I ended up taking about 4 of them and within a couple days
they softened. They have an explosion of flavor to me. I went back and took the last
4. I wasn't sure the very first time I ate one but the next day I ate another and I was hooked.

I have seen one fruiting tree and it was 10'-12' high and at least 15' wide.
I have 3 trees planted and I notice right now they are very happy in our
rainy humid season. In the dry cool Winter they don't grow much and the new leaves
seem yellowish and burnt. Now the new growth is dark green. I give mine
Holly tone which is for acid loving plants? I was considering giving it some
8-4-8 with micros that I use from Diamond R.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Green Thornless Jujube Tree?
« on: July 29, 2020, 07:00:27 AM »

I do this every Spring to my 2 jujube trees.
The trees end up 12' x 15' by now.
They flower now and don't set and I get a good fruit set around Xmas.
If you keep trimming them I think you would sacrifice fruit production?
I'll add a NOW picture later today

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Malika mango
« on: July 28, 2020, 08:58:07 PM »
I am closer to you in 9b and my malikas were done by the end of June?
I had a couple blooms and was eating them by the first of June
I watched a good video by a forum member sulcatagrove and he
said pick them green when the shoulders are full and wrap in
newspaper. It worked perfect but I waited until they were 80%
yellow and they were very sweet. I cut one open more green but
soft and it was more tangy. I need more practice.  I only had about 20
this year.

It's unlikely, but my Dream Atemoya leaves look identical

Im hoping for atemoya. I already have two small cherimoya trees.

I planted 30-40 African pride atemoya seeds last year and I noticed some of the
plants had rounder more cherimoya leaves and some had more slender pointed
sugar apple leaves. None of them were as round as your leaves. Your leaves look like
cherimoya. They would be perfect root stock to graft a top tier atemoya or cherimoya
next Fall or better next Spring.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me choose some mango varieties!
« on: July 28, 2020, 04:37:53 PM »
I always take the seed out of the husk and put the seed in between damp
paper towels for a few days and let it germinate. I think it makes the process go
quicker but be careful you don't chip part of the seed when you remove it from the
husk. I noticed some seeds fill the husk completely and I cut the edge off with
good scissiors until I can get my fingers in and pry apart. Some husks the seed fills
about 3/4 of the husk and you can cut apart the empty section and pry easy. I just
started 16 turpentines and they fill the husk completely and I broke a few seeds

I produced 6 sweet tarts this year and was really impressed with the flavor.
I also just ate about 8 Carries this past week and I like those too. Both I would suggest
trying first hand before you plant.

I had a similiar problem last year and it was suggested it may need Zinc.
I sprayed with Southern Ag 2 weeks apart the suggested dosage for trees
that are deficient. This month the tree is flushing and looks much better

I also have/use miracle grow and the Southern Ag has more Zinc

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Clementine fruit tree?
« on: July 18, 2020, 07:21:26 AM »
What is your location?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Clementine fruit tree?
« on: July 16, 2020, 10:32:09 PM »
Kishu is my best performing tangerine by far.
It is also called cutie.
I proabably have eaten 1500 in the past 5 years and not one seed.
Not sure where to get the tree and it would depend on which state you are in

I have a small collection of mulberries. I have 12 different types I think but a couple may
end up being the same. I also have had a couple types including a white and a black fruited one
that never fruited from lack of cold. I removed those. Almost any mulberry will flower and set fruit
if you prune them. The more you prune the more fruit you will get.   My everbearing types set
fruit the best in the Spring. The fruit later is much less and to me doesn't taste as good. The Thai dwarf
is always my first to fruit in February usually a month before the others. I also have another Thai type that
I received from Thailand and I rooted. So far it has produced a little fruit and it is tangier then the
Thai dwarf from here? It looks similar but I am not sure if it is different? I also have a couple growing
from Indonesia and one from Hawaii. I have a contorted one and a weeping one also.

If you feel like a project I have some atemoya seeds and also sugar apple seeds for sale.
You can grow some seedlings and graft scions later. I have scions and many other people
on this forum sell scions. It's a project but I am raising some seedlings now for next Spring.
There was a person from CA on ebay selling African Pride at a reasonable price but the listing
is not up now?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 47-18
« on: July 14, 2020, 08:53:27 PM »
Congrats on the successful graft achetadomestica! Did you hand pollinate the followers or did it set on its own?
It set on it's own and there is another fruit that just set and more flowers.
The flowers are real different they have very thick straight petals.
I shouldn't let it hold the fruit it's not even 3'.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 47-18
« on: July 14, 2020, 07:08:47 PM »

Where did you buy the tree from?

I grafted it last year from a scion I got from Spain.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / 47-18
« on: July 13, 2020, 08:58:41 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Citrus greening question
« on: July 13, 2020, 02:04:36 PM »
There is another post about a breakthrough treatment for citrus greening.

The only previous treatmant I know of was placing the tree in a tent and increasing the
temperature. The Imidacloprid is for leaf minor and is not effective for greening.
Some people tried to plant Asain Guava near their citrus to attract the psyllid which
carries greening. Greening results in a tree producing about 1/3 of the usual crop
with 3-4x as much fertilizer. Most groves have been fertilizing year round and barely
being profitable with the reduced harvest. For door yard growers with a couple trees
you can expect your tree to produce 100-150 fruit per tree, not 350+ per tree like previously.
This is usually more then enough for a family. I have a Kishu tangerine and it has produced
300+ tangerines the past 3 years. More then enough for me to share.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Myrciaria Guaquiea
« on: July 12, 2020, 09:05:37 PM »
I picked up this seedling this year and wondered if You would stake it vertically or
let it grow horizontally? I have seen some pictures and it seems like this tree is more of a
shrub then tree? This was one of those trees that eluded me for a long time and I really want it
to thrive.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peanut butter fruit
« on: July 12, 2020, 08:56:48 PM »
My seedling also fruited at 2-3 years old. It is larger and produces more
fruit then my other tree which was grown from a cutting

here's a shot of the new flowers starting to set

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Potentially Huge News for Citrus
« on: July 12, 2020, 03:23:30 PM »
I have been saying this for a long time, the big growers have been planting during the
citrus pandemic. All this did was get rid of the small growers. A friend that manages
a grove told me if it wasn't for greening orange juice would have been 10 cents a gallon
from over production and Brazilian imports?

It all makes you wonder like the current pandemic.

How does a virus go all over the World but stays in a little tiny town in China.
That virus should have been all over China before they even gave it a name.

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