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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado suggestions Treasure Coast
« on: July 31, 2019, 09:38:24 PM »
I have a Lula, Oro Negro and Day avocado and want just one more - not too big. Wurtz?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lisa
« on: July 01, 2018, 03:09:19 PM »
My Lisa is holding fruit snd I am excited. It is 4 years old in the ground. Kinda whispy tree almost shrub like.
Also my jujube is blooming and it is 3 years in the ground.

All in all very happy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Selecting dooryard mango
« on: June 23, 2018, 09:12:22 AM »
So far my small yard has a Carrie-4years old and wonderful, a coconut  creme -one year old, a NMD one year old and a Pickering one year old. There is room for one more small variety and would like suggestions? Considering Cogshall?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jackfruit
« on: June 12, 2018, 07:52:53 PM »
How can I identify my jackfruit tree, it is baring for the first time. Cant figure out how to post picture from my Apple Ipad.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Persimmon
« on: June 08, 2018, 05:54:24 AM »
I planted a florida persimmon in the ground with a SE exposure but it is not growing. Tje leaves sll have numerous black spots on them and no new leaves are appearing. It gets water snd fertilizer and has grown little since I planted it from the nursery 3 gallon pot, it is mulchec too with the cheap red mulch from Lowes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fig trees
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:52:48 PM »
Having trouble growing fig trees and getting fruit. Whats the process?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Orange sherbert mango
« on: April 22, 2018, 02:21:26 PM »
I recently viewed a video where Dr. Richard Campbell and he stated there were several varieties of orange sherbert, anyone growing it?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Key lime seedling
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:14:49 AM »
I have a key lime tree that i grew from a seed and now it is in a 20 gallon pot. It loks healthy but thorney and is about 3 feet tall. When should it begin to bloom. It has lots of thorms but no bloom.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Atemoya blooming
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:44:34 AM »
My Three year old -in ground tree is finally blooming and heavily for first tine, variety Lisa.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sapodilla choice
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:14:55 AM »
Ilive in zone 9b on Florida se coast and would like to know anyones experience with growing Chico. What i read Alano is best but how fast does it grow from a 3 gallon pot. Are other varieties better suited for home yards?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Loquat grafting
« on: March 31, 2018, 02:54:06 PM »
I am looking for some scion wood from a sweet louquat to graft on my reluctant to bloom tree. I am on Florida Treasure coast in zone 9b. Anyone want to share?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dradon fruit dieback
« on: March 31, 2018, 02:49:15 PM »
At ground level all the green flesh is off and only a brown stem. Abone is normal growth. I wonder if this is a problem?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado leaf
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:31:52 PM »
I am in zone 9b. My avocado trees have large brown spots on them as if burned, the center of the spots are dry and cracking. Spots begin in center of leaf not border edges. What is this ?remedy?

Thank you

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cold protection tropicals
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:31:38 AM »
What is the best covering for new small tropical fruit trees, sheets? I live in 9b and it got near freezing. So for next time what covering is best?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Carambola
« on: December 19, 2017, 07:36:49 PM »
Wanting to plant a sweet variety of carambola. There was a sour one on the property when I bought it but cut it down.i recently tasted a sweet one at a friends house but he did not know the he started it from seed someone gave him. He claims the tree is only 3 years old, itís about 7 feet and prolific. I would have place for one carambola but have a sweet tooth. What varieties would be recommended.please?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ever blooming mulberry
« on: December 19, 2017, 05:08:23 PM »
I live in zone 9b ion the Florida Coast. I have 3 everblooming mulberries and they took a whipping after the hurricanes in October. To get them bearing again should I prune them. Do they fruit from new growth?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado lace bug
« on: November 23, 2017, 06:37:55 PM »
I have brown burned looking spots on one of my avocados and looked uhder the leaf and saw some tiny black headed bugs aunning around. Will a spray of horticultural oil kill them? I think they are lace bugs.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grafting
« on: October 26, 2017, 09:55:44 AM »
I am new to grafting and learned that there is a chart somewhere that gives the best months to graft different tropical fruits and best temperature range for graft. Where can I find this.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lisa atemoya
« on: October 25, 2017, 06:31:31 AM »
If I plant the seeds will I get an atemoya.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Figs in south Florida
« on: August 22, 2017, 05:38:53 PM »
I need help growing fig trees. If anyone has success please share.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grafting atemoya
« on: August 18, 2017, 06:07:48 AM »
Can atemoya be successfully grafted to sugar apple root stock?o or ?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Everbearing Mulberries
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:28:37 AM »
I have three trees now and the t,so oldest bore fruit onc3 in the early summer but nothing since. They look healthy. Where is the everbearing part?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Calcium Helpful
« on: July 21, 2017, 11:09:31 AM »
I attended a talk last night about sapodilla trees and the lecturer recommended calcium for slow growing saps. I wonder if this might be true for other tropical fruits , my Grumichama is very slow growing and not fruiting after 4 years in the ground. A ready source for calcium is sheet rock.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help text size and color
« on: July 15, 2017, 07:30:51 AM »
Sorry, but I need help reading the postings. My text is light grey and very small, how can I make adjustments?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mesh bags
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:16:57 AM »
Looking for a source of mesh bags to protect the fruit on my fig trees.

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