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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.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Soursop and Guava
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:25:45 AM »
I recently planted these from a 3 gallon container and wonder what to expect. The soursop was from seed and is 3 feet tall, the Guava came from Walmart with a ,Pine ,island info tag but no variety name other than showing a pink inside . What variety might this be?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado for Florida Treasure Coast
« on: July 04, 2017, 06:52:01 PM »
I want to add another avocado to my yard . I live in zone9b. Currently I have three others: Lila, Day and Oro Negro. We have a problem in Florida with the ambrosia beetle killing avocados so I want to hedge my bet by having several. So far the Lula is the only one bearing but I find the fruit bland. Suggestions would be appreciated.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / New planting
« on: July 04, 2017, 02:59:10 AM »
Just added two mango's to the grove, a Pickering and a Coconut Cream., already have a Carrie and a NDM.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Florida persimmons
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:17:41 PM »
I recently bought a persimmon tree from a farm stand retailer and it was labeled Florida Persimmon. Can anyone share any experience with this variety, I assume it is the astringent variety.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Slow grumichama
« on: June 25, 2017, 04:10:03 PM »
I bought a grumpy 4 years ago in a 7 gallon  container, since then I have tried to baby it but it grows little but does flower but only 6 fruits this year. Could it have been in the pot too long? And will it recover? I hate to dig it up but 4 years is a lot when you are 73 years old. Advice please. It is getting a lot of sun with a southern exposure, water, fertilizer, micro nutrients.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dragon fruit germination
« on: June 21, 2017, 05:01:05 AM »
How can I get my dragon to fruit, dozens of flowers but no fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sulphur on mango
« on: June 15, 2017, 09:37:47 PM »
I recently learned to spray sulphur on my mangoes if I have powdery mildew, what is it, how is it applied, is it in powder form or is it sold by another name. I don't have the problem yet but want to learn. What amounts to use.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jujube
« on: June 09, 2017, 05:14:04 PM »
I planted one last year and got fruit in 6 months, been looking for additional plants to no avail, I live on Treasure coast. Suggestions please? Btw, I love the taste, the plant is blooming now. Trouble free but has tiny thorns at leaf base.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lisa atemoya and Grumichama cherry
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:57:54 PM »
I have a Lisa atemoya purchased from a local nursery and it is 3 years old. I have three small fruit for the first time, naturally pollinated but the tree looks more like a shrub than a tree. It has a central stem but it is only about 2 inches in diameter and it has 4 very long branches . It is nout 5 feet tall and just as wide. No central stem above the 4 branches that almost touch the ground. I m supporting it with ropes and stakes. It is mulched and gets regular weekly watering. Is this growth natural? Had lots of flowers in April and. Few now. How can I get more fruit. This is my first atemoya and don't know what to expect.

Mt grumichama is 4 years old and about 6 feet with two main branches but very few fruit, it gets regular water and fertilizer but vas very slow growth, suggestions to make it more vigorous please?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dragon Fruit on the Treasure Coast
« on: September 12, 2014, 05:50:34 PM »
I moved into a house that had several large vines growing in oak trees, I successfully made cuttings and planted them in the ground on a ladder type trellis, they are blooming But no fruit. Is it too hot? I tried to polinate with brush on flowering about 6 weeks ago and just recently tried shaking them, lots of pollen but of 13 flowers on two 6 ft vines no fruit. Suggestions please. I do not know the variety.

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