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Thanks Oolie, i did a citrus foliar spray this evening. It seems to have zinc together with manganese, copper and sulphur in it so hope this will help. There is some rain predicted in 2-3 days so hoping for the best. The vikaspedia link was also very helpful.

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Thanks sapote. I had posted this query in the mango diseases and pests post as well and found out this is drought induced zinc deficiency causing the leaf curl. I had a citrus spray that seems to have zinc, manganese, copper and sulphur in it so i did a foliar spray today. Hope to see improvement and will post update. Thank you.

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Drought can exacerbate zinc deficiency.

http://vikaspedia.in/agriculture/crop-production/integrated-pest-managment/ipm-for-fruit-crops/ipm-strategies-for-mango/nutritional-deficiencies-of-mango


thanks. Seems like drought and zinc deficiency is the case. Is there a way to provide  zinc through soil irrigation rather than foliar spray?

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I havenít fertilized them. They dont get city water. I collect rain water and have been using them in buckets whenever dry period starts. Some of the trees have been in ground for 1 yr now and were bought as 7 gallons last year.
The soil is dry and the thick mulch isnt helping due to high heat and lack of rain. But is it common to have leaf curl due to drought, is it a mechanism of the plant to reduce loss of moisture? I will look into zinc deficiency, and how these curly leaf will look as they grow bigger. They have flushed many times before but never had this problem.

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Going around my yard this morning i noticed all the mango trees that flushed in the last 1-2 weeks have this weird curly pattern. I did not notice any bugs on the undersurface or on top and do not see any discoloration in the leaves. Could this be a response to the drought in this area, the north miami beach did not get a good rain in the last 2 weeks. Could this be some nutritional deficiency? Surprising is that the trees in the same area that flushed a few weeks back and have enlarged leaves and show no deficiency, and these affected trees are scattered around the yard. Even a potted Nam doc mai has new flushes that showed this.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.












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Going around my yard this morning i noticed all the mango trees that flushed in the last 1-2 weeks have this weird curly pattern. I did not notice any bugs on the undersurface or on top and do not see any discoloration in the leaves. Could this be a response to the drought in this area, the north miami beach did not get a good rain in the last 2 weeks. Could this be some nutritional deficiency? Surprising is that the trees in the same area that flushed a few weeks back and have enlarged leaves and show no deficiency, and these affected trees are scattered around the yard. Even a potted Nam doc mai has new flushes that showed this.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.











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All tapes shipped. You will get tracking numbers, check email you provided.

Dont let it sit in the mailbox, it will melt.
Dont store in the garage, it will melt. store in cool dry dark place

thanks behlgarden, greatly appreciate it.

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I hope its not so and he is just busy and is planning to ship them... but what was strange is that the forum showed he was active until yesterday evening with posts and replies in other posts so i am surprised a bit he would not reply to PMs. $30 is not the problem here, i am new to the forum and to grafting and look up to people who have helped this community and have provided so much valuable info. If he had no supply or time for shipping i would have looked at other places for purchase since i needed them within a certain time. 

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Buddy tape still available, limited quantities left.

Hi behlgarden,
i paid you via Paypal on the 20th and PM you twice since then. I am worried because i haven't heard any word, not even confirmation of payment from you or if you have shipped the tape or when you will ship it. Please let me know if its going to take time, how long before you ship it since i had already ordered grafts for next week and do not have any buddy tape. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Costa Rica mango cultivar question
« on: July 12, 2019, 09:16:54 PM »
Thank you Doug and Peter. The land i was watching was an hour up north from Tamarindo, 30 mins up hill from Santa Barbara, the village closest to it is San Jose del a montana. The elevation there is 1500 ft. I saw mango trees growing there and asked the variety to a local guy. He didn't know and said the locals grow 3 varieties, one is Mango, other Mangga and the other is 'small yellow one'   :D I forgot to ask about the fruit set amount in the trees...it was the beginning of March and i didn't see any flowers or fruits on the mango trees so i was wondering if they bear fruits alternate years. There were also soursop trees with good fruit set, a noni tree and jacote plum trees.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Costa Rica mango cultivar question
« on: July 11, 2019, 07:58:34 PM »
Hi guys,
i am reviving this topic as i could not find a mango topic relating to Costa Rica.
anyone here could help me in this? I am trying to buy a small piece of land around 5-6 acres in CR and have no preference to any particular area except that i want to grow mangoes, avocados, annonas and soursops. I have been told that CR has many different climate types. What part of CR is more suitable to growing these fruits especially mangoes. Do i need to be close to ocean or can i be on mountain at altitude around 1000-1500 ft? I visited the Pacific coast side this March and it looked dry and saw many mango trees but did not see much flowering or fruit setting. Is it because the cold temps are mild and don't encourage flowering? will it help to go up to mountains of the Pacific side where temps drop lower?
I am not talking about growing for commercial production but for hobby like i do here in South Florida and for the taste of mangoes and avocados that i enjoy here in South Florida. Please help. 

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Congratulations!! Looks good Ed. I was wondering if you know, if is there a specific seedling that we should graft avocados to, just like turpentine rootstock here in South Florida for mangoes or any seedling will do, i mostly have Hass seeds growing in the compost from store bought avocados.
How is the new grafting scissor doing for you? I bought one after seeing your video, i think its good for thick scions but thin ones didnt hold well since the cut V portion is short to hold together with rootstock. Mine haven't been doing anything yet but still green.

Swami Saurav

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop SOS
« on: September 10, 2018, 10:23:21 PM »
Har and Dane, thank you so much for your suggestions,  i suspected there is problem with micro-nutrient deficiency in our garden since we were on solid coral with almost no soil, all the soil had to be imported and it was quite infertile. We are trying to build it up organically with mulch, manure, mycorrhizae, bacteria etc, but seems like it will take time. Will try neem oil spray and work on these specific deficiencies as you suggested.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop SOS
« on: September 10, 2018, 07:31:18 PM »
Thank you Jeff and Coach62 . Here are some more pics








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Soursop SOS
« on: September 10, 2018, 03:15:41 PM »
Hi,
i have been reading this forum for a long time but never posted. Really appreciate the knowledge i gained from you guys, its very helpful in maintaining our fruit tree garden. We have a meditation garden focused on edibles and fruit trees in North Miami Beach, FL.

I just noticed leaves on my soursop with these little gall-type growths and many leaves with discoloration as well (pics attached). The new leaves do look green with no discoloration but have these small nodules along the central vein. We were thinking either a gall-forming insect or fungus, but don't know for sure. Please let me know what it is suffering from and how to help the tree. Thanks in advance!









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