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Chop and drop it. It goes anaerobic quickly sitting in water. The soil life will eat it up.

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There's a video from Chris at Truly tropical that showed how she threw all of her mango scraps around a sick tree and it had an amazing recovery.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7W2djHTfc1M

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I would go closer to August. I tipped a lot last October and it got cold around Halloween. My trees flushed out in April.

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Check out nelsons family farm in Fort Pierce too. They resell Zill mango trees. I bought a bunch of mine there.

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You should visit tropical acres and try out some of his mangoes. Going down there multiple times last year inspired me to plant over 20 mango trees in my front yard. He has over 260 varieties and valuable input on variety selection.

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I'd consider Cac or Fairchild. They both do very well in my yard and they are both delicious. Fairchild can easily be kept smaller. Cac is a little more vigorous.

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Nice looking tree. I remove the central leader on all of my mangoes. It allows more light into the canopy and increased airflow. It also helps control height. I prune the scaffold branches every foot or so. This will create a bushy tree that is easy to harvest and control.

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How is it not doing well?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango bacterial spot
« on: April 25, 2018, 05:13:15 PM »
I recently purchased and planted a mallika and a Maha Chanok mango. I was unaware that the spottting on the leaves is bacterial leaf spot. Are these cultivars susceptible to the strain that affects the fruit as well. Is bacterial leaf spot common? And is there any way to find a list of mango cultivars resistant to bacterial spot that affects fruit? Thanks for any help.

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The third set of pics are scales. Had same thing on my lemon zest mango. Tended by ants. Only on 2 leaves so I cut the off. Been fine since. First pics are that weevil. Look for a whitish beetle. Easy to catch and kill. They love mango and lychee. I go out at night with a flashlight and flick them into a cup filled with dish soap and water.

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Caterpillars eat mine. Also my passion fruit leaves. Fast too

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango pruning question
« on: April 11, 2018, 03:20:52 PM »
I waited until it set pea size fruit. Then stripped the whole panicle leaving panicle intact. The panicle dried up and fell off. Now flushing vegetative growth.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango pruning question
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:25:41 PM »
Thanks for the video excellent information

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango pruning question
« on: April 01, 2018, 05:01:25 PM »
I have some young trees in the ground less than a year that I am planning on tip pruning "to make their canopies dense"
They are now starting to put out mixed blooms. If I prune a few inches below the mixed panicle will they try to rebloom or flush vegetative growth? Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too Late for Mango Rebloom?
« on: March 31, 2018, 12:01:09 PM »
As of today
Fairchild-pushing fourth bloom, first was in early November only one panicle
Nam doc mai #4-pushing a mixed bloom
Coconut cream-looks like a mixed bloom,first time flowering
Cogshall-dormant? Flowered like crazy last year but I removed all baby fruits
Mallika-buds swelling,neighbors is blooming
Sweet tart-swollen buds
Cotton candy-dormant
Lemon zest-pushing 2nd bloom. First riddled with powdery mildew.
Lemon meringue-dormant
Choc anon-pushing 2nd bloom
Carrie,ice cream,cac and fruit punch bloomed in February.
Pickering is still sleeping
Lil gem flushed growth in march



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango’s - Which of These is Best
« on: March 30, 2018, 12:10:04 AM »
I don't believe orange sherbet is available although rumors say its in the works. Coconut cream and sweet tart are top tier. Lemon zest is plagued with problems in Florida and Zills is no longer propagating it

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pruning rollinia problem
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:57:25 PM »
I wish it wasn't so dark id take a picture. The branches died back to sub branches not all the way to the trunk. I guess ill prune off the dieback and water more frequently as it has been bone dry here. The cold could also be a factor as it dropped to around 37 in February which completely defoliated my soursop. Thanks for your help.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango’s - Which of These is Best
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:52:03 PM »
I know Keitt is farmed commercially in California but have not heard about any of the others.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango’s - Which of These is Best
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:20:20 PM »
Out of those varieties Carrie is my favorite. I'm in florida though. I personally consider the others mediocre at best. Valencia pride is an extremely vigorous tree. Carrie is delicious if picked at the right time with a lot of flavor depth similar to some fine Indian mangos

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pruning rollinia problem
« on: March 29, 2018, 09:47:26 PM »
Hi I'm new to the forum and this is my first post. All of my rollinia branches have died back after pruning. I sterilize my pruners with rubbing alcohol and have never had a problem with any other tree before. I was wondering if this is common or if there is a special technique involved. Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Mangos of 2018
« on: March 28, 2018, 07:54:46 PM »
Hey are you going to be open tomorrow?

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