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You don't need to put any shade cloth over the top of your greenhouse?  Won't it get very hot during summer?  I have 80% shade cloth on the top and it reaches 100+ Inside during summer.  My greenhouse size is 20'x10'   Do you have your heater on all night or put it on timer?

I take out one side panel from both sides end of June to maintain GH temp. I also installed an automatic vent opener and couple of downspray  sprinkler heads to maintain high humidity. Heater is on a thermostat, I set it to turn on when temp drops below 61F and turn off at 62F. I keep an eye on the temp and humidity with a weather station sensor. Everything is pretty much automated and requires minimal attention.

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The really large one is a diamond grafted onto probably turpentine. I top worked it with some peach cobbler which all seem to have taken, NDM with no luck, and maybe 50% with Sweet Tart. To be seen.

I have about 20 seedlings from this year from FL mangoes, lots of types, no grafts yet - they're not shown. The large grafted plant in the photos is 1 year old VP seedling with guava (which is pushing strong), and Peach Cobbler that is still really nice and green and fat but hasn't pushed yet. I think they need more fertilizer but I'm hesitant with winter and all. Maybe another greenhouse owner can chime in if feeding is ok?


I fertilize my trees that are in the greenhouse even now. I do keep GH temp above 60F with a 1500 watt heater. Itís a 6íx6í palram hybrid with BioGreen heater. Here are some of my seedlings and grafted trees. Seedling is a Harvest Moon, planted on 5/23/20 and behind that is a grafted Ok Rung on Manila seedling, grafted on 4/13/20.








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From my experience, trees shipped from Florida by ground without pot takes 6-12 months to recover. That is if it doesnít die during winter. Trees shipped with pot fare much better but still takes at least 3 months to recover.

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Cat Saigon tastes good when green and also when ripe, fruit size is big as well. The others you mentioned (maha and cac), I only tried them ripe.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Choosing only 2 Jaboticaba to grow
« on: October 28, 2020, 06:42:20 PM »
i read everywhere that jabos need a lot of water.. what does that really mean, does it need a drip system installed to irrigate them constantly?
if so,  have been thinking of planting mine near the air conditioner water drain, that water is basically distilled water, should be ok for this type of plants..
maybe

I had the same impression after reading lots of posts and watching youtube videos. I kept my Red (3 gal from plantogram), 15 gal sabaras from local nursery, grafted anomaly and grimal from flyingfoxfruits in pot saucers with water the entire summer and winter of 2019. All died this spring, ouch, anomaly was expensive. I took them out of pot saucers in January after seeing them deteriorate (yellowing stiff leaves, no growth etc.) but non survived. I only water my new Jabos in pot every 2-3 days now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inga as windbreak
« on: October 28, 2020, 06:28:10 PM »
My Inga was leaning over my neighbor's 3' high bush hedge after the Santa Ana we had on Monday, fortunately, I was able to plant it back the same day. It is over a year old (planted from a 5 gal pot) and over 15' high with 3" trunk that is after pruning it to 8' this May. I checked my weather station and it showed we had 30 mph wind gusts. It is about 10' from the house and partially shielded from direct wind. I don't think Ingas can handle Santa Anas in SoCal unless they are mature.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Taiwan guava
« on: October 26, 2020, 10:41:28 PM »
I was looking for a pearl but couldn't find it anywhere, bought a generic Taiwanese guava from Champa instead which most likely came from Pine Island or an independent grower in Florida.  I will find out about the fruit next year hopefully, it flowered but didn't hold any fruit this year. I like guavas sweet and crunchy.

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Man, I thought I was set with lychees after getting hold of fruiting Kaimana and Hak ip recently besides the Mauritius and Sweetheart I had for couple of years. Giant and seedless lychees  :o  It appears I am not set with lychees yet.

We need to create the demand for the Ďgoodí lychees😩. Lol no one knows about them. I only found out cause Iím obsessed with lychee

Definitely, I am surprised Phuket and Bangkok markets didnít have these lychees last summer, I had giant lychees (probably 2x the size of hak up) at Bangkok China town but they were sour with seeds.

that's disappointing, were they unripe?

They were bright red, I bought 2 kg for their size and color, but couldnít eat more than 2.

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Man, I thought I was set with lychees after getting hold of fruiting Kaimana and Hak ip recently besides the Mauritius and Sweetheart I had for couple of years. Giant and seedless lychees  :o  It appears I am not set with lychees yet.

We need to create the demand for the Ďgoodí lychees😩. Lol no one knows about them. I only found out cause Iím obsessed with lychee

Definitely, I am surprised Phuket and Bangkok markets didnít have these lychees last summer, I had giant lychees (probably 2x the size of hak up) at Bangkok China town but they were sour with seeds.

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Man, I thought I was set with lychees after getting hold of fruiting Kaimana and Hak ip recently besides the Mauritius and Sweetheart I had for couple of years. Giant and seedless lychees  :o  It appears I am not set with lychees yet.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pine bark uses for 5-1-1 potting mixes
« on: October 08, 2020, 07:43:17 PM »
Ace hardware sells pine bark mulch in 2 cu ft bags for under $9 with free local store pick up. I am wondering what are you going to plant in the mix.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB scarlet jabo plants
« on: October 06, 2020, 08:00:41 PM »
Pete is selling some Scarlet seedlings probably around a year old from the picture. I am not sure if his prices are high compared to Florida prices. Waiting for UPS to deliver mine.

https://www.greendreamsfl.com/online-store/Jaboticaba-Tree-Scarlet-Plinia-cauliflora-p217360561

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Jabos For Fall Eating - Photos!
« on: October 06, 2020, 07:56:48 PM »
Very nice, congrats.

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Itís possible but I am not sure if you will be satisfied with amount of fruits you will get each year. https://www.tropicalfruittrees.com/lychee-1 has lychee in 25 gal pots with fruits.

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Probably best not to talk about on this subject here, but itís been done without issues.

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Maha is usually once only and not late like say Keitt and brooks (or is that palmer?). I have said it before that SoCal and Florida could use good quality all year fruiting mangoes from Thailand such as 3 seasons (nothing to do with Frankie Valli) so late and early can be overcome.

I donít know why I didnít try or thought about bringing scions on our yearly trip to Phuket and Bangkok If travel becomes normal, we plan to go and I will visit some nurseries while I am there. We like to make Phuket a base and go to other countries from there, perhaps Myanmar would be a good place for superior mango varieties as well.

Where is the best place to put scions into,  suitcase,carry on or carry them with you?  I was so tempting to bring some scions and seeds back every time I went back to Thailand.  One time i came back with jackfruit seeds, but threw them into the trash at customs check points.

I would bring scions in carry-on luggage, in check-in luggage it should be ok too. Probably best to wrap the scions in buddy tape for the journey.

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Fruit heaven for sure, this was from last year :)


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Update: 2 days after my post, STs and CAC started to turn yellow!



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Maha is usually once only and not late like say Keitt and brooks (or is that palmer?). I have said it before that SoCal and Florida could use good quality all year fruiting mangoes from Thailand such as 3 seasons (nothing to do with Frankie Valli) so late and early can be overcome.

I donít know why I didnít try or thought about bringing scions on our yearly trip to Phuket and Bangkok If travel becomes normal, we plan to go and I will visit some nurseries while I am there. We like to make Phuket a base and go to other countries from there, perhaps Myanmar would be a good place for superior mango varieties as well.

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Does your Maha have multiple crops a year? I heard that Maha takes a few years before they start to bear fruit, is that true?
Btw, I followed your suggestion about the soil mixed with sand for my mango trees, and they thrive. Thank you!

You are welcome :) I am not 100% sure if maha will produce multiple crops a year, we will have to wait and see what it does next year. I kept this maha in a greenhouse and didnít let it flower, took it out and planted it in May. It hasnít flowered until now. Here is the overall pic of the maha.



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palingkecil - congrats, glad to hear mangoes doing well in your backyard

johnb51 - wong farm's season seems to run between July - September and not as late as mine

bsbullie - the trees are in fact small, some had seen 2 winters and some 1. They were bought as 15 gal (California size) at planting which is probably 5-7 gal in Florida.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sick mango tree is this anthracnose?
« on: October 03, 2020, 10:50:18 PM »
What bsbullie said, Neem oil if not constantly mixed while spraying will burn young leaves. I learned the hard way after burning my CC leaves, it took a while for the CC to recover. Those black spots should disappear in a few months if the tree is kept outdoor with good airflow.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / SoCal mango growers with very late mangoes
« on: October 03, 2020, 12:14:14 PM »
My mango season is usually late but this year in particular most mangoes are still green and hanging. Only cat Saigon, buttercream, orange sherbet and Pickering ripened around August and September. I would like to know if others have the same late ripening issues. Are you guys picking the fruits so the trees can grow a little before winter hits?

Sweet tarts are still green.


CAC is still green.


LZ still green.


Peach cobblers still green.


Maha flowering and fruiting again.


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Thatís a nice looking tree, if it were in SoCal I would keep it as it is. However, since you are in Florida, you can shape the tree the way you like it because it will grow back in no time. I like the shape of Dr. Campbell trees.  https://youtu.be/ns5jYsTswnQ

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Experiences growing Yellow Jabuticaba..
« on: September 05, 2020, 02:25:52 AM »
Pete has a short informative video on yellow jaboticaba you may want to see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_cWKEHRY5E

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