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Tropical Fruit Discussion / 🥭Maturing With Mangoes🥭
« on: May 03, 2020, 08:01:00 AM »


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Finally planted one of my 7gal mangos
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:00:32 AM »

Finally replaced the Fruit Punch that didnít make it with a 7 gal Duncan thatís been wanting to be planted. May not be as popular with the forum but I enjoy the flavor and it gets me closer to having every tree in the collection established in the ground! So 1 down, 5 more to go!!!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Starting to sell.. (U.S. only)
« on: June 12, 2019, 12:52:44 PM »
So Iím having to start selling some stuff out of necessity..if youíre able to help out I really appreciate it! I ship 2-Day Priority USPS with Tracking (so shipping depends on size of your order).
***Shipping prices are not included!*** Shipping will either be a- Small box-$8, Medium box-$15, or Large box-$20
Or If youíre local we can setup a meet thatís convenient for both.

Bananas Pups(1-$10,2-$15)- Truly Tiny(7), Rasa Kadali(1), Gran Nain(Sold), & Dwarf Cavendish(2).
1 Manzano(Apple)pup- (Sold)
Banana Corms ($5)- Truly Tiny (3).

Mango Scions(6-$20)- Cogshall, Carrie, Taralay(*), Edward(*), Phoenix(*), Florigon, Hatcher, Keitt, & PPK(*). *indicates new flushes &/or limited quantity left now.

Avocado scions(3-$10)- Day(1) & Oro Negro.  (Also have a family heirloom from Homestead that is a Florida avocado-Perez)

Sweet Potatoes Cuttings (6-$5,15-$10)- Omani Pink, Red Japanese, Pumpkin Yam, Jersey Yellow, Okinawan Purple, Molokai Purple, Myanmar Purple, & Korean Purple.

Black Pepper Cuttings(3) (Piper Nigrum)(1-$10)

Vanilla Bean Orchid Cuttings (Vanilla planifolia)(4) (1-$20)

Dragon Fruit Cuttings(1-$10,2-$15)- Red Mystic, American Beauty, & Haileyís Comet.

Rooted Turmeric 1 gal (3) (1-$10) (local pick up or I can an send bareroot)

Green Sugar Apple Seeds (Iíve been told theyíre 100% germination so far)- (25-$5)

Carambola Seeds (12-$6)

And I also have sprouted coconuts for local pick up. $10 for small and $15 for large

Mango and Avocado Grafting/Topworking (South Florida)

I DO NOT HAVE PAYPAL!!! Payment will be done over an app- Cash App or Venmo.

(PM for any orders and/or questions)

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Sweet potato 🍠 harvest
« on: January 27, 2019, 05:11:51 PM »
  pumpkin yam variety

Harvested another 20lbs of sweet potatoes on Friday the 25. Itís funny, I thought sweet potatoes only do well when itís hot outside but not the varieties I seemed to harvest this time of year compared to the other 20lbs of sweet potatoes grown during the hotter part of the year. The Omani Pink produced the most, & I also produced some pumpkin yams, Jersey Yellow, a Myanmar Purple, & a nice bit of Molokai purple.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / HoneyGlow Pineapple 🍍
« on: January 23, 2019, 10:49:45 AM »
I recently came across these at work and started grabbing some tops to plant.. (theyíre super delicious for yellow variety of pineapple) but Iím wondering if anyone else here has already been growing these?

Local pick up/Meet   *All Brand New & Unopened*

Plant Doctor $25

KMag(SulPoMag) [0-0-22K, 11%Mag, 22%Sulfur] 50lbs $22

Citrus Nutritional Spray $5.  Or All Three (3) for $50

(Please P/M)

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for a White Sapote
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:45:56 PM »
Looking for a White Sapote, anyone know someone or somewhere that sells them?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Backpack sprayer 50% off
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:36:21 PM »
So long story short, I was Harbor Freight and seen that they had backpack sprayers for $30 down from $60. I couldnít pass it up as I was recommended it by Har a few months prior but I didnít want to pay $60 for a sprayer.. turn into an early Birthday present for me but hopefully this post will help out someone else 😁


Rapoza scion seems to have taken and already flushed.. is it too early to cut off the branch I side cleft grafted onto? Going to try and use the piece I cut off as more budwood for grafting as it looks like the perfect stage to take for grafting.. right?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango tree fertilizer
« on: August 18, 2017, 04:22:45 PM »
So I wanted to change my fertilizers & was wondering if I use these to fertilize my mango trees (& my Miracle fruit), am I over doing it?

Wanted to use this as my base. And then add this supplement for K-

Or use this to supplement-

Can I use this one regularly with the first one?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Experience ordering from FloridaHillNursery?
« on: August 08, 2017, 03:02:50 PM »
Has anyone ordered banana cultures from FloridaHillNursery? They seem to be the only place that I can find the 3 varieties of bananas I'm looking for & thought I read in a similar post about their plants not being properly labeled from someone else's experience?? Tried going through but they didn't have the varieties- Dwarf Namwah, Blue Java/Ice Cream, & Praying Hands.. anyone growing them & have pups? (Looked on Craigslist with no luck) any help is appreciated  ;D😁

Tropical Fruit Discussion / 1st successful mango graft?
« on: July 31, 2017, 12:54:09 PM »

So it looks like my 1st successful graft!! ;D😁

Should I remove all the old parafilm & re-wrap where I grafted with more parafilm or is it unnecessary??
Thanks for your help!!!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango tree (possible Haden seedling?)
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:59:53 PM »
So I'm always on the lookout for Mango trees and sugarcane & I happened to find a mango tree on a vacant lot just North of Northlake blvd on A1A & Richard Ave. Found some drops that looked great. Very strong flavor & then sweetness & some fiber like a Haden. Brought the fruit to show Har & after talking for a bit, we came to the conclusion of a Haden Seedling being the most likely mango. Hoping to get a ripe one before it drops for a real flavor evaluation!!

You never know what you can find if you just look sometimes...  ::) :D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please Help ID this Banana
« on: May 29, 2017, 09:58:29 PM »
So I was hoping someone with expertise on banana cultivars could help ID this variety. Neighbor was giving away a few plants & I got 1 of the 2 bananas she was giving away. But they weren't labeled & all she could tell me is that it's either Dwarf Cavendish or Dwarf Orinoco. Thank You!!!  :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Too late to use this for grafting?
« on: April 26, 2017, 09:10:27 AM »
So I have yet to graft my first tree & have been doing research and was also told to use bud wood that has not started pushing out new growth. Will u tell me if it's possible or to late to use this top piece since a new flush has already started pushing out?

So I would like to give a major thank you & shoutout to the forum member who went out of their way to help me obtain these new cultivars for my garden!!  ;D (Shall remain anonymous out of respect for the individual) Again just very much appreciative for what you did & now very excited to also share here in the forum!!



Venus (already flowering!!!)


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Must Have Top tier Mango Variety?
« on: February 01, 2017, 08:49:45 PM »
What variety do you consider a top tier mango? I tried going back several pages & seeing how everyone liked these varieties & now wonder if any will do well against disease & fungus out west in Loxahatchee?? The varieties are- Fruit Punch, Juicy Peach, Peach Cobbler, Sunrise, & Venus. Or do you have a recommendations for growing other varieties out in Lox? Looking for something that'll thrive, realiable, & taste like candy or super sweet? Also looking for Kathy, OE, & Pheonix where is this possible or than ZHPP?


Also what potting soil is best for containers?


Have real bad scale infestation & I think I shocked it with salt fertilizer...?

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