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I have Alphonse, Mallika, and Alampur Baneshan.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grapefruit Tree Dying?
« on: May 28, 2020, 03:08:11 AM »
Nitrogen deficient, and bare, unshaded trunk will sunburn and peel back leaving inroads for gummosis. Consider painting the trunk white with latex paint ASAP.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to get rid of birds?
« on: May 27, 2020, 08:00:43 PM »
I've been bagging the fruit to protect them from birds.

Bird feeders are not, they are actually squirrel feeders.

A lesson from bagging fruit, thin heavily. Then you have less, but bigger fruit to bag. This makes the chore easier.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Mislabeled Pluot?
« on: May 27, 2020, 07:49:39 PM »
In one of my first years as a CRFG member I picked up a grafted tree from the opportunity table. It was labeled as Flavor King and it was grafted on apricot seedling.

I've only ever seen apricot style leaves above the graft.

I recently visited another member, and their Flavor King has Plum-like leaves.

It blooms exactly in time with Flavor Grenade.

Is it mislabeled?

If it weren't for the bloom corresponding with Flavor Grenade, I would be thinking it was Flavor Delight.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Seedlings and grafting???
« on: May 27, 2020, 12:27:57 PM »
You can do it. If you can't find a suitable scion, budding will work.

Very interesting.  I didn't realize until this morning.  The only fruit is hanging from the branch is the one I used string to lift it up due the branch is blocked my driveway.  Is this possible increase the tree fruit faster and explain why I only have one fruit?

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The branch is girdled. Girdling is used to stimulate bloom on juvenile fruit trees and those which may take a long time to bear.

In short this is a known technique, though it can also cause the limb to die if it doesn't heal over. Now is a good opportunity to practice bridge grafting should you ever need it.

My J12 results are encouraging as well. Growth and fruit set look awesome on both random seedling (Exotica) and Turpentine rootstock. This is despite strong PM, which I'm not seeing on your bloom, but is everywhere here.

It's reported that this one is exceptionally vigorous in Fl, so looks like we may have something that will make the grade here.

I've been reading up on grafting knives also, and it seems that some think that a single bevel knife is better for grafting than a dual bevel, but I can't find an explanation for that belief. Any thoughts?

The thought is that the cell surface which will be connecting to a new network should be as undamaged as possible.

A single bevel knife achieves this due to being hollow ground. The beveled side will leave damaged tissue on the surface of the cut, while the hollow ground side provides a "relief". The tissue on the hollow ground side of the cut should remain undamaged.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: SoCal mango trees for sale
« on: May 26, 2020, 11:02:25 PM »
I will take the small Rudy 20.

That infection is all the way to the cambium layer, so it is not just superficial.  You did well to prune.  I hope you sanitized your clippers after cutting into the infected area.
Ah ok, thank you for the clarification and for your initial advice.
I cut the whole branch from the base as the first cut in order to avoid spreading any infection. then i started to explore the cut branch and take the pics away from the tree. And yes i sanitized the clippers afterwards as well for future utilizations.
Best regards

It is better to do it this way to avoid spreading the infection.

Though in my case it did not appear to have spread from the surface, but the cambium was already infected down to the trunk, even though it was not evident from the bark. In other words I caught it too late though it looked very similar to yours. Cross your fingers.

For optimal fruit quality, I suspect it is the same as for citrus, which is water deficit. Water while young, then only enough to keep the tree from dying. Yield will suffer though.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inches of Rain today Fl
« on: May 25, 2020, 10:01:14 PM »
Incredible, our average/year is like 16". Most of it does come in sudden downpours though.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Reviews
« on: May 25, 2020, 09:56:39 PM »
If you are interested, I can get you Dovyalis caffra aka Kei Apple, thorns that will dissuade a rhino.

My Maha acquired an infection like that earlier this year. I pruned heavily to try to save it, but it killed the tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Reviews
« on: May 25, 2020, 04:34:54 PM »
I had one pineapple pleasure from Walters, it was great.

Mangos from zhpp
The other buttercream I had was decent along with candy corn. I could tell from the wrinkles and texture that they were picked to early. I guess they're still trying to get the timing right.
Didn't have much of a problem with the valcarrie and ugly Betty from them though.
LZ was sweet but lacked much complexity that I love about it. Don't think I'll be able get much more this year.

From my tree.
Cac has be consistently great, but they are from my tree so I have the luxury of checking on them often.
Ndm is falling left and right finally started to taste better but only have a few left on the tree.
Cogshalls have improved over last year's crop.
Angie's started out great but seemed to have suffer from the rains.
Pickering are great as always
Nelepete is nice, still trying to figure out the best time to eat them.
So do the people who keep taking them.
Any headway on preventing the theft this year?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Reviews
« on: May 24, 2020, 12:57:10 AM »
Is M4 candy corn?

Or is Candy corn a Corne seedling?

Either way, another CC to add to the abbreviations list.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Indian Mango Season in So-Cal
« on: May 23, 2020, 08:06:02 PM »
Thought I would save you a trip, went to Mirmar C&C today, and they said there won't be any Indian mangoes this year, the importation was shut down.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: my Mahachanok mango are so cute
« on: May 23, 2020, 07:48:41 PM »
Looks like the genuine article.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: "Tangerine" ID
« on: May 23, 2020, 04:00:58 AM »
Here's some pics

Flavor is similar to Jarritos Mandarina.


The base of the tree looks as though it was slapped by a weedeater.
No weeds! Weed eater has never been in the backyard

Looks like rabbits girdled it.

You can try to repair it by bridge grafting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what to do
« on: May 20, 2020, 06:11:08 PM »
It's more of a seasoning for Kerala cuisine, you use it as a topping for bland things like rice where there is not enough salt/spice. I will see if I can get the recipe for you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what to do
« on: May 20, 2020, 12:52:56 AM »
How spicy do you like them?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Heavy bearing mango varieties
« on: May 20, 2020, 12:49:59 AM »
Rootstock also plays a role as well as climate.

I would check out since the climate is more similar.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Identification.
« on: May 17, 2020, 10:28:41 PM »
I judge based on feel, I like them when they just start to give.

Where you are, I would just buy them, they're too much hassle to grow in a container, but that's just my opinion.

Mine fruited in a container the year I purchased the tree. I put it in the ground last year, it grew vigorously and died this year.

Not really worth the expense in creating a pot-bound tree, but they seem to rebound much better in Florida.

It certainly appears to be an off-type. The leaves are quite narrow for CC.

Without people planting off-type seeds, new varieties would never be selected.

The sibling is likely a true to type offspring. Have you crushed immature leaves and compared the aromas?

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