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I bought an Angie, which apparently produces great fruit in south florida's soil, but on sandy soil (what I have) the fruit are not good.

Are you sure the excessive rainfall or another factor was the cause? I hear over and over people say
mangos perform differently each year? How many years has the Angie been bad?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia Mystery Plant ID Help Please!
« on: April 19, 2019, 06:41:14 PM »
No the calycina didn't have salmon colored sepal leaves or new growth.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenia Mystery Plant ID Help Please!
« on: April 19, 2019, 05:48:27 PM »
My COR has produced about 100 fruits sofar and their isn't any salmony colors in the new leaves or
flowers? COR are variable? It wont be long and you will have fruit to sample

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best variety of loquat?
« on: April 19, 2019, 05:44:42 PM »
For the first time after 6 yrs my big Jim is producing big fruits. Crop is 50% of last year but huge nuggets.

Do they taste different/better this year?

I am also in zone 9b but on the edge of 10a.
I am curious are there any large mango trees growing in your area?
If you anticipate weather issues try to find the warmest spot in your
yard, like the South side of your home or the South side of an oak tree.
There sometimes is a 5 degree difference in yards. Every fall I stockpile
mulch. If we were to have a mid 20F or lower night I plan to water heavy
and put mulch above the graft lines. Unfortunately I have allot of trees that
will need protection if you only have one it will be much easier. If you are
barely able to keep your tree alive each year the fruit production will be poor
and you can always remove tree and plant a low chill peach or something else
that is productive and needs some cold.
Here's a great website for info on mango types
Our kids nursery has a great reputation. You may want to consider a more compact
tree like pickering

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: April 17, 2019, 08:45:20 PM »
The cotton candy fruits are available

I have 9 different types of mulberries and counting. I also have dug
up a few that wouldn't fruit in my zone and I haven't had problems with
roots. I have not seen runners yet? The Thai dwarf and the Dwarf everbearing
stay smallish? My dwarf everbearing was about 8 feet high and 6 feet wide
and the Thai dwarf seems to be smaller but very prolific.

Hopefully you will get allot of practice picking them!
I like the reds better a little under ripe when they are red colored.
I am also paranoid the birds will figure them out if I wait.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: April 16, 2019, 11:23:46 AM »
New arrival Eugenia calycina a wonderful fruit!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:51:34 PM »

pm sent

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote thinning ?
« on: April 09, 2019, 07:49:23 PM »
Will you have scions available for sale?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote thinning ?
« on: April 08, 2019, 03:08:49 PM »
Wow.  Wish I had that tree :)  Where did you pickup the supersweet?

I got the supersweet from Fruitscapes.

Will you be offering some seeds?  :D

I hope!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote thinning ?
« on: April 06, 2019, 10:49:18 PM »
Here's some pictures Do I need to thin this fruit?

Here's a couple of the clusters

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: April 05, 2019, 02:05:08 PM »
pm sent

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me pick my next mango variety
« on: April 04, 2019, 09:29:01 PM »
In July there is a mango mania weekend at the German American Club on Pine Island rd.
The same weekend Fruitscapes has their version. You pay 5 bucks and they give you a toothpick
and you can sample 20+ varieties. I went to Fruitscapes and it was interesting how my boys
picked their favorite, my wife had hers, the lady who worked for Fruitscapes had her opinion.
Everyone had a different idea what is best. July is right around the corner. I never went to the
German American club, I like Steve and Fruitscapes. After you sample the varieties he will tell you
what grows best. His growing location is very similar to yours. The lady went on and on about Dot
and it didn't do anything for me? I am glad I picked mangos I like not what others say is the best

I would go lychee over longon. Not as productive but even a slight winter storm will knock a longon to its roots and a lychee wont care. Figs do well. Mangoes need protection, Key Limes will grow great, loquats will do great.
I never heard that longans are fragile? My yard took a beating from Hurricane Irma and none of my
longans were knocked down?

I would reconsider a longan instead of a lychee. They produce more consistently.
I have  2 kohalas and this is 2 years in a row they are loaded with flowers again.
My fortune eye longan was first to flower a month and a half ago and my biew kiew
and my sri champoo both have flowers too. 5 out of 5 longans meanwhile my lychee is
flushing leaves.
This year is my first year my Eugenia calycina has produced and I really
like the fruit. The tree is 3 years old and about 6' x 6' and has about 25 fruit.
It is reportedly suppose to fruit more then once a year in a greenhouse hopefully
it does the same in the ground?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds/cuttings/scions
« on: March 31, 2019, 11:36:45 PM »

My brother's alano tree is full of small fruit now from heavy flowering the past couple
months.  His tree was not effected by the hurricane.  Is your tree full of flowers?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: eugenia calcynia
« on: March 31, 2019, 10:57:53 PM »
I ate my first Calycina fruit today actually 2 of them and the 3rd
should be ripe tomorrow, My tree is 3 years old and is 2 meters
high and almost just as wide. I didn't get flowers or fruit last year.
My tree is in the ground and I really liked the fruit.  Very cherry like
I see allot more fruit developing. I will put at least one more in the

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black sapote
« on: March 31, 2019, 08:56:48 PM »
That fruit must came from my tree as I was the only one that propagated Silas Wood at the bequest of Silas.It's the second best tasting after Reineke  for my tast but Reineke is very low yield for me
I indeed got the seedling from a forum member who lives on Pine Island.
I am glad to hear it is flavorful. Do you know if it is self pollinating?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black sapote
« on: March 31, 2019, 03:27:57 PM »
Black sapote trees from seed can be either male or female I once planted a seed and it turned out to be male I didn't realize it till or 5 years later,I noticed it flowering a couple of times already but no if you happen to get a male tree you're not going to get anything you're better off to get a grafted tree

I was told that the seedling was a Silas Wood and it's characteristics are very large
but bland fruit and it was self pollinating? I live on the edge of 9b and 10a and it can get
cold here. It hasn't lately but it will one day. I figured a self pollinating seedling was the
best way to go? Does anyone have experience with Silas Wood Black Sapote?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Black sapote
« on: March 27, 2019, 10:58:55 PM »
I got a seedling black sapote that is 1 1/2 years old and about 4 feet,
It has 3-4 clusters of fruit? I didn't even notice the flowers. It was suppose to be
a Silas Wood variety known for very large bland fruit. It may not hold them but
Has anyone heard of a seedling having fruit set?

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