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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida Low Temperatures
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:52:22 AM »
38 degrees at 7 AM in St. Petersburg.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cold temps in tampa
« on: January 21, 2020, 06:05:55 AM »
48 degrees at 6 AM. Temperature dropped to 45 degrees by 8 AM.
https://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Mangos Are Left (Florida)?
« on: August 19, 2019, 04:09:51 PM »
I am picking my last Mahachanok today.
Its season has lasted 7+ weeks.
Are you happy with Maha?
Yes!
It's an excellent tasting mango and very productive too. I never have had any disease problems with it at all.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Mangos Are Left (Florida)?
« on: August 19, 2019, 11:22:09 AM »
I am picking my last Mahachanok today.
Its season has lasted 7+ weeks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can we use egg shells for our fruit trees?
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:17:49 PM »
Yes. I've been doing it for years.
As a side benefit, birds are attracted to eggshells and they will hang out in your garden area and eat some pests too.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chilly Florida AM
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:29:38 AM »
This morning was colder than the last cold snap here. 32o

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Chilly Florida AM
« on: January 04, 2018, 07:19:07 AM »
I had a low of 38o F this AM. I have probably lost my mango flowers. Most of the FAWN stations in my area show temperatures near freezing.
FAWN - https://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cavendish Banana & Panama Disease
« on: November 15, 2017, 04:21:57 AM »
Apparently the Australians have made headway against TR4 fusarium wilt in the Cavendish banana.
https://phys.org/news/2017-11-cavendish-qut-world-first-panama-disease-resistant.html

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Try cottonseed meal.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Post-Hurricane Tree Recovery
« on: September 28, 2017, 10:53:18 AM »
UF tree restoration guidelines after hurricane damage - http://hort.ufl.edu/woody/documents/EP300.pdf

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Post Irma Satellite Image of Keys
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:14:23 AM »
Expand this picture as needed - https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/irma/index.html

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Picking Pickering mango question
« on: May 05, 2017, 06:29:03 PM »
Two Pickerings ripened after picking



Pickering with red blush at upper left

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Florida Loquat Festival
« on: April 05, 2017, 03:05:56 PM »

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: USDA Will Revise Zone Map
« on: February 14, 2017, 12:14:51 PM »

TBRFC had a field trip to ECHO at Ft. Myers and Fruitscapes on Pine Island late last year. This is a picture of Fruitscapes' 3-4 year old unprotected breadfruit tree.
If I recall correctly, it has already produced some fruit there. I would not be surprised if Pine Island is USDA zone 11.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Transplanting Jaboticaba
« on: August 19, 2016, 06:50:14 AM »
I called Excalibur and was told that supplementally watering the foliage twice daily for 2 months after transplanting would help moderate shock and leaf loss. No preferred time of year was specified.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Transplanting Jaboticaba
« on: August 13, 2016, 08:12:40 AM »
What is the best time of year to dig an established jaboticaba (Grimal) and transplant it to another spot in my yard? The tree is about 3 feet tall.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pomegranate as a Superfood?
« on: July 11, 2016, 11:24:58 AM »
Interesting medical article - http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-07-pomegranate-reveals-powerful-anti-aging-secret.html
According to the text, your intestinal flora has to be up to the task of converting the urolithin A for it to be effective.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mallika Fruit Rotting
« on: June 28, 2016, 05:42:49 PM »
I checked out the tree and could find no leaf or stem symptoms as described in the PDF. However, there is one small fruit that has a suspicious looking light yellow nose. I'll keep an eye on it.
Interestingly, the symptoms began after TS Colin came by in early June with high winds and heavy rainfall for two days. There are many uncared for "wild" mangos in nearby yards that only serve as shade trees.
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Do any of those Mallika have a "star" patterned wound (open wound) in the black/rotting area?
No stars that I recall. All the infected fruit were bagged and went out with the trash this AM.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mallika Fruit Rotting
« on: June 28, 2016, 03:33:52 PM »
This fruit rot on Mallika has plagued me (and others) for two years. It appears only on the base of the fruit and eventually the afflicted fruit falls off. It doesn't affect all the fruit on the tree either. None of my other mangos have this problem. It doesn't look like anthracnose. Cookie Monster says he had a similar issue with Keitt and copper seems to have helped.
I don't use fertilizers on my trees: mulch only with micronutrient supplements.
Any ideas?



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: West Coast Weather
« on: June 07, 2016, 11:08:02 AM »
TS Colin left me 11.6 inches of rain since Sunday evening along with many downed branches. Mangos have held all their fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Top 5 heavy producing Mango Trees?
« on: June 05, 2016, 03:43:10 PM »
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How do you guys rate Sunrise mango still have a chance to dig it up!

Ed
On both occasions when I tasted Sunrise at the F&S park it was very good but not as good as Edward or Mallika. I am not sure about its productivity.

You're likely thinking of the Merritt Island Sunset, which the Fruit & Spice Park has a tree of, rather than Sunrise which is a new Zill-mango.
Correct. Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Top 5 heavy producing Mango Trees?
« on: June 05, 2016, 01:54:26 PM »
How do you guys rate Sunrise mango still have a chance to dig it up!

Ed
On both occasions when I tasted Sunrise at the F&S park it was very good but not as good as Edward or Mallika. I am not sure about its productivity.

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