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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anonas
« on: Today at 08:12:22 AM »
I hand pollinate. My fruitvis pretty seedy due to my hand pollination and I tend not to thin enough so my fruit size is smaller.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anonas
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:33:28 PM »
Nice looking fruit Brad. The wind and dry weather have been knocking fruit off my trees the last couple weeks. These were knocked off yesterday or the day before


I just found these on the ground right now



Simon

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Sapodilla fruit
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:20:59 PM »
Thuận phŠt supermarket in san Diego sales it for $5.99/lbs

Thanks Dragon, Iíll check them out if my market runs out.

I ate a couple fruit and theyíre pretty good. These fruit are more pale in color and less sweet than Alano. This unknown variety has very little grit and has a butterscotch flavor. The fruit quality would have probably been better if they left it on the tree for another day or two but itís still a good fruit. Here are some pictures





Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Multigraft Annona harvest
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:45:10 PM »
Beautiful fruit! Please let us know how they taste for you. Which one is your favorite? Iím especially interested in how the apinks Mammoth tastes since our Australian friends hold it in high esteem.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anonas
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:42:39 PM »
Brad, I would have to agree that Cherimoya was the best tasting out of the group. I was really hoping the Illama would be a good tasting fruit but was very disappointed in the flavor, texture and seediness.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafted Luc's garcinia onto Imbe
« on: November 17, 2018, 07:04:19 PM »
Mark, thatís awesome, hopefully it will Fruit for you in the near future. My graft is still really small as itís in full shade.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: November 17, 2018, 05:05:46 PM »
Fang, yes, all my plants are from the original tissue cultured plants from Adam. They all started growing exactly the same until I changed their environment. The plants with larger pots, more fertilizer grew larger. This particular fruit has a very short stalk. Iíll try to keep track to see if itís clones also result in short stalks.

Mark, I think I have the Peters, I just have to start using it regularly.

Simin

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2-3 mango trees in one hole
« on: November 16, 2018, 09:10:13 PM »
I agree with skhan, from what Iíve observed in my yard, PiŮa Colada is a much slower grower for me compared to Orange Sherbet. I think the Orange Sherbet will take over if you donít prune the OS often to keep it in check.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zills top tier Mango Sugar Loaf
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:54:39 PM »
You picked out an excellent variety to plant out 16 trees of. I wish you a bountiful harvest once your trees are established. Please keep us updated on your trees, Iím sure there are a lot of people on this forum that is interested in the growth rate/habit of this variety.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:51:05 PM »
Simon, thanks for sharing. Nice size pineapple fruit. Mine is small this year again but also it looks different. 






Galka,  have a couple White Jades that look exactly like yours, smaller and more puffy around the eyes. Iíll take a picture when I get a chance.

Fruitfool, youíll be happy with the plant. It grows well here although mine dies back from the frost in Winter. This particular fruit is good sized even though it got almost completely frozen back earlier this year. You can see a picture of this plant with a small fruit on it in previous pages of this thread.

Iím actually surprised that this plant was able to form a good sized fruit with respectable Brix even though it started out the year with hardly any leaves. I would hazard to guess that the Brix would be 2-4 % higher if the leaves didnít get frozen back.
Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: November 16, 2018, 02:38:22 PM »
Thanks Adam!

I just came back from the orchard at Brads place and we sampled this White Jade. It was a good sized fruit and this fruit tasted better than the last WJ I harvested. This fruit had a Brix reading of 17% for the highest reading and the lowest reading I got was 15%. This fruit has much less acidity than all previous WJs Iíve sampled. I believe leaving the fruit in longer has helped with decreasing acidity.

Although this fruit has higher Brix and lower acidity, the vanilla and candy flavor was not as strong as the last fruit. I attribute this to my increased watering to try to pump this fruit up bigger. I usually withhold watering prior to harvest but this fruit was bottom heavy and I wanted to see if the top would fill in more. I should have known better since I knew this fruit was close to harvesting.

Anyways, this fruit tasted sweet with almost no acidity. The little bit of acidity it had was very enjoyable. The flesh texture is soft and extremely juicy.

I didnít fertilize this plant regularly so I believe this fruit would have tasted even better and probably gotten even larger if I did fertilize on a schedule. Hereís a picture of the fruit cut in half. This plant is so easy to grow and the fruit is so delicious that I recommend everyone try their hand st growing it. Itís definitely a hot topic of conversation for all my neighbors.



Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: November 16, 2018, 11:17:15 AM »
I decided to harvest another one of my White Jades today so I can bring it over to Brads for sampling. This particular fruit was growing for approximately 7 months so the 6 month rule does not always apply. I harvested a fruit at 6 months and it wasnít fully sweetened. For this fruit, I waited until The underside away from the sun, had yellow eyes all the way up and down the fruit.

After harvesting, the underside of the fruit looked a lot more green than I originally noticed right before I harvested it but I was worried about critters getting to it before I did so I took a chance. Iím hoping that this fruit will have a Brix higher than the 16% I got from my last Fruit. Iíll update with a taste report after we cut it open later. The fruit, with the top on, weighed approximately 3lbs 10 Oz so the fruit itself probably weighs about 3 lbs. here are some pictures









Simon

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Sapodilla fruit
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:34:47 PM »
Just a heads up for anyonin the San Diego area that Lucky Seafood supermarket has Sopidilla fruit for sale for $6.49/pound.

I bought a few pounds but donít know about the quality yet.


Simon

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Congratulations on the first Fruit. Hopefully the fruit will get larger as the graft and tree matures.

Simon

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I agree with Spaugh,

Remember that Mangos are evergreens and they donít really go dormant. In Winter, I let my pots go dry between waterings. Go to the nursery and get a good copper soap to try to stop the browning leaves. My mango seedlings often get brown spots on them but I ignore it and they seem to do fine.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Todayís Harvest from the orchard
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:29:45 PM »
Damn, I have a bunch of potted trees knocked over too so I can only imagine how bad it is at your place where it more windy.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Sapodilla fruit
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:30:30 PM »
Iím looking to purchase some Sapodilla fruit. A good friend just sent me a few fruit and they were absolutely delicious and Iím craving more. If you have any fruit available for sale, please contact me.  Thanks for your time.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:22:10 PM »
Hereís an update of one of my White Jades. This fruit is one of my larger fruit. It is almost completely yellow on the sun exposed side but the shaded side of the fruit is still half green although the eyes have yellowed. The night time low temperature is around 50F now and based off the last white jade I harvested, the fruit is slow to increase sugar content and I believe leaving the fruit on the plant as long as possible will significantly increase the eating quality.

Iím hoping the Brix of this fruit will be closer 18%. At 18%, I know that the Sugar content will balance out the natural acidity of this fruit and the candy and vanilla flavors will stand out more.

For those that have not sampled a White Pineapple before, the candy and vanilla background flavor is absolutely delicious and cannot be compared to any other fruit that I can think of. Hopefully this fruit will fully ripen before animals get to it. Here are some pictures.
Sunny side

Shaded side and top view



Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Todayís Harvest from the orchard
« on: November 08, 2018, 03:16:41 PM »
Dragonfruit varieties were Dark Star, Natural Mystic, San Ignacio and Physical Graffiti. The Dragonfruit were delicious and the Gold Rush Apple is the best home grown apple Iíve ever tasted. The Gold Rush Apple was solid, firm and crunchy with Dense flesh that was sweet with a perfect acid Balance. This can be one of the best apples out there.

I forget which DF variety was my favorite today, maybe Brad remembers .

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Todayís Harvest from the orchard
« on: November 08, 2018, 03:10:04 PM »
Thanks to Brad for the mini fruit tasting at the orchard. Today we sampled 4 different Dragonfruit varieties along with Gold Rush Apple and two different varieties of Guava.














Simon

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Quang is not always there and heís the most knowledgeable. If heís there, Iím sure he can explain what the difference is. I would like to know myself.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: World's most sweetest mango, Petricia..
« on: November 01, 2018, 03:52:49 PM »
We had a Lemon Zest with 32% Brix which is slightly higher than the 31.4 of this mango but the refractometer I was using was not the most precise. I got a new refractometer that is much higher quality.

Anything above about 30% is extremely sweet. Iíve literally gotten sick from eating mangos in the 30% range. You have to eat something first, donít eat these Mangos on an empty stomach.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=12675.0

Simon

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Yeah, I would contact Frank. Leo Hybrid is also excellent but itís a Cherimoya x Atemoya.

Simon

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Mark, that is absolutely incredible growth. Looks like you should get some good fruit next year. Please keep us updated.

Simon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: YucatŠn in the fall
« on: October 30, 2018, 07:53:43 PM »
Great assortment of fruit there Frank!

Simon

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