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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Concerning hand pollinating soursop
« on: November 26, 2020, 09:27:48 AM »
I thought i did a rather fine job of getting pollen on the gooey stigma @ 5.30 am but still not seeing a fruit set, there must be something I am missing. I see another Florida grower has removed a couple soursops from his yard because they did nothing for him, he did show one of his soursop trees that is actually a producer and loaded with fruit with no hand pollinating.  Im just curious why some soursops seem so reluctant to set fruit. From looking at how the pollen falls and is collected near the stigma on the petals naturally it seems to me it should set fruit rather easily on its own.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Whats wrong with my mango trees?
« on: November 25, 2020, 01:25:37 PM »
Im all for mixing compost with the native soil prior to planting. You just gotta blend it in well, also great to mix in bone meal and blood meal too, and any other organic input that will feed your tree.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Eugenias
« on: November 20, 2020, 06:38:05 AM »
Search for thread best Eugenias for eating

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Grows very quick in florida, taste is great reminds me of avacado/peanut. Can steam cooked like veggies for 9 minutes

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: FmFruitforest- Guava Trees 2018 stats
« on: November 12, 2020, 08:39:35 AM »
The trees are doing great especially after storm etna, my best producer has been Excalibur guava which i think is also known as common homestead guava. Its in the lowest spot for my guavas others are further up on hill and donít do as good, i would plant Guavas in lowlands.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Purple Possum Passiflora not putting out
« on: November 12, 2020, 08:23:55 AM »
It just takes them a while to get going. Same thing happened with PP, Panama Red, and Brazilian Gold. Planted in ground, grew like crazy, flowered, and no fruits for a while. The PP made tiny empty "fruits" for a while.

Then, they all started producing like crazy. The roots are probably doing something.

Keep hand pollinating. They will come.

Thank you for the hope

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Purple Possum Passiflora not putting out
« on: November 12, 2020, 04:39:19 AM »
Planted possum purple passion fruit along my fence in full sun bout 2years back. Tons of flowering but none fruit. No other passionfruit growing in the area. No bumblebees here either.  Does this variety need another companion plant to sex with?

It sounds like we both planted the possum purple passion fruit at about the same time and we apparently have similar results after 2 years as I have gotten one mature fruit with seeds and the typical taste. Most of mine have been empty green balls that turn brown and empty like table tennis balls and light weight. It has been a major disappointment to me and something I wish I had NOT purchased as no one is responding on how to get it to fruit with juicy seeds to be enjoyed instead of empty fluff balls.

Originally I fertllized and then stopped and it grew good and I thought I should decrease fertilizer to help it fruit. It did not or very little. Probably next year I tried fertilizing a lot and in hind sight this is probably what I will continue doing as that is when I got some fruit and one with some seeds and typical taste.

If someone knows, please comment as apparently many people are not getting typical juicy fruit after even 2 years of vine growth...

So, should we fertilize very heavily like bananas as maybe I still have not given it enough??? Also what type of fertilizer was successful and inorganic or organic or both etc. etc. etc.  My guess is yes but just a guess.....

Yea i feed mine too, I donít think its the fertilizer for me since It has no problem flowering but will not set any fruit, I have honey bees in the yard but I donít think they interested in the flowers.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Purple Possum Passiflora not putting out
« on: November 11, 2020, 07:29:17 AM »
Planted possum purple passion fruit along my fence in full sun bout 2years back. Tons of flowering but none fruit. No other passionfruit growing in the area. No bumblebees here either.  Does this variety need another companion plant to sex with?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Concerning hand pollinating soursop
« on: November 10, 2020, 07:22:20 AM »
Is this the flower in right stage for hand pollinating?




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Seedling from first batch you sent awhile back, got the other rain forest plum seeds planted. Thank you


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to repot jaboticaba?
« on: October 17, 2020, 12:43:53 PM »
I follow Flying fox fruits advice and step them up once the taproot hits the bottom of the pot and has started to branch out some roots on the bottom.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: something cool or possibly stupid
« on: October 16, 2020, 05:42:40 AM »
No leaves to push energy into the graft. For stone grafting they use a veneer graft.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jabotica plant height
« on: October 16, 2020, 05:24:07 AM »
Got more than a foot of new growth in a year on Sabara here in Florida.


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The Abundance, and its superfood

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Must-have eugenias (based on flavor)
« on: October 09, 2020, 05:39:58 AM »
Great Thread, I feel itís worth a bump. I wish I could find more nutrition facts on the fruits.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help ID fruit Bonita Springs, FL
« on: October 04, 2020, 11:06:18 AM »
Not a fan. Mildly sweet and very astringent. The experience reminded me of eating American Beautyberry.
The American Beautyberry doesn't have much flavor at all .

Damn that bad lol ill never forget eating beauty berry

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Excellent work

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help identify my new jaboticaba
« on: September 29, 2020, 06:57:45 PM »
Sprinkle it with some love (Epsoma HollyTone Fertilizer) around the base of the tree and water in, the tree will respond!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sand into soil
« on: September 29, 2020, 05:28:23 AM »
Lifeís short, I would go ahead and start by spotting a few areas for fruiting trees you want then i would dump organic compost(from lee countywaste facility) on those areas and mix it throughly with the native soil(digging and mixing in about 2 feet deep)in an effort to improve nutrient quality of the soil in that area.  And yea chop and drop to continue feeding the soil.

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Is potassium sulfate appoved for organic farming? If not allowed what is the associated potential harm

Ps. Thank you for your list of organic inputs

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cacao Fruit Varieties
« on: September 22, 2020, 11:00:35 AM »
Thank you all for your responses ill check them out

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cacao Fruit Varieties
« on: September 21, 2020, 04:19:09 PM »
Interested in possibly growing cacao, is there a variety I should search out, hows the taste?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is this?
« on: September 18, 2020, 06:44:59 AM »
Maybe a fatty Lisa


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