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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tangelo tree pollination
« on: September 17, 2017, 05:31:38 PM »
Hey Guys, been a while, but back at it again. I have a tangelo tree that is about to flower here in Canada ans I was wondering if it needs to be cross-pollinated? Google gave me mixed answers. I also have a lime flowering right now, but it will stop really soon. Can the pollen from the lime pollinate my tangelo? Is there also a way to preserve pollen? I'm unsure if they'll be able to have flowers at the same time.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Should I prune or pug this mango tree?
« on: July 11, 2013, 10:45:56 PM »
Hi everybody! I have a small question for you guys. Should I prune this new mango tree? It is a haden and it has already new shoots growing. I don't know if I should prune it because it looks great, but it's big. I took a picture of it next to my grow room for the winter to give an idea of the height of the room. I need to keep it small enough to fit in it? Any ideas? It's already over 6 feet tall if you're wondering.


The tree:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / My first homegrown mango in Canada!
« on: November 19, 2012, 07:33:22 PM »
Hi everybody :) Today I tasted the last mango from my Carrie mango tree. Unfortunately, the condition of the tree isn't so good and I had to remove all the fruits before they came mature. They did ripe, but only the last one tasted great! I did taste some herb medecine in the other ones, but not in that one and it was very juicy :) I can now proudly say that I have mangoes in Canada!

Here's some pictures:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Update on my tropical fruit trees in Canada!
« on: October 20, 2012, 11:07:35 AM »
Hi guys! Unfortunately we are at the point where the temperature in Canada is starting to be cold. We already had two frosts. We also get tons of rain. It gives me to the point that all my plants are inside and I wanted to show you a update. I did have some problems...Temperature in the grow room was too high, it got the 37 celsisus or 97 farenheit one day. I had to open my garage door to about 1 inch to cool the room down. I also had some weird disease on my mango. We still don't really know what it is ,but Harry says that it my be due to cold and the variation of temperatures. I just got a call from my gaden center and they say that it is also. Even wth those problems my plants are doing wonderful under my lights!

Here's some pictures :)

My pickering mango just finished to flower and it is now flushing! I didn't let it hold fruit.

My lychee is also flushing. It really surprise me, because the leaves are really big 5-6 inches long. A lot longer than the previous flush outside.

Even of my carrie mango have cold damage which we think. The mangoes are developping well and it is also flushing were it was pug and at other places.

Mango are not quite ripe yet. They are only 4 inches long. How much will it take from here to ripen?

I also added some warm white cfls. This was a advice of Coplanut. To be more precise I added 12 23w cfls on each sides.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ladybugs on my plants, should I worry?
« on: September 14, 2012, 05:36:13 PM »
I found about 10 ladybugs on my mango tree and I don't know if I should worry? I know they kill aphids, but should I remove them? I don't see any aphids on my tree.

Yes I know, you are wondering why I'm not happy that my pickering is flowering? It is basically because it is only 2 feet tall. I don't know if I should let it hold fruit or cut the flowers later on? I'm worry that it will waste all of its energy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grow room vs Greenhouse?
« on: August 13, 2012, 06:53:32 PM »
I just wanted to have your opinions on what you found the best to grow tropical plants in cold climates. Maybye jay could help me on this and others. What are the qualities of a grow room and a greenhouse?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Can mangoes ripen indoor?
« on: August 03, 2012, 07:37:18 PM »
As some of you know, I have a Carrie and a pickering mango in Canada. The carrie is currently fruiting, but I know that the mangoes will not be ready this will need to go indoors with the fruits. I guess it takes 5 months to ripen. I just wanted to know if it could ripen with a 1000w mh grow light indoor?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Did somebody ever heard of maya mangoes?
« on: August 02, 2012, 05:27:37 PM »
I saw maya mangoes today at my supermarket which I tasted already last year and they were amazing. I bought two of them again because they are expensive 3$ each, but I'm sure I'll get some others :) Could anybody give me information on those? The only thing I found was they are produced by Niva in Israel.

Here's a picture if this can help, I'll post some others when cut.

Relatively small mango about 4-5 inches in height.

Hi Greenthumbs! Me and my friend just built a grow room with panda film for the winter. What is nice about that setup is that I can remove the panda film each summer, because it's mounted on roler shade. The room is 8 feet by 6 feet 8 inches. I will put soon a 1000w mh grow light. I did too an update on the mango by video aslo for the grow room.

Here are they:

I live near montreal, the fig was propagated by cutting this fall and has now two figs growing on it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Just bought a new mango!
« on: July 04, 2012, 10:25:13 AM »
Hi everyone! Tto my suprise, flora exotica brought 2 pickering mangos from pine island which I order, but didn't he would find some. Pine island told me a week ago that they were too small to be ship???Well they were wrong :) Perry brought some for me. I took one and here's what it looks like:

It's true the tree is small only 2 feet tall, but has some nice braches and for 65$ I couldn't go wrong with that tree :)

I would like to buy a mango tree and ship it to the US and then pick it up at a warehouse and bring it in canada, since I think I don't need a phytosanitary certificate and shipping cost would be lower.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Problem with my mango tree.
« on: June 30, 2012, 10:14:46 PM »
I pug my mango tree a month ago and now the tree is currently flowering, but where I pug it, the tree is pushing some flowers too. What should I do? Remove them? Pug it a little bit more below?

I have never put my potted plants in front of my yard not sure why, but I would like too put them there now. I just wanted to know if someone got one steal by somebody?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / My small tropical collection in Canada!
« on: June 20, 2012, 09:21:15 PM »
Here's some pictures of my garden, hope you like :) We have a heat wave by the way currently the high temps were 43 celcius with the humid sensation same thing yesterday and same thing tomorow.

Kadota fig from cutting

Katoda fig bought from the nursery, 9 figs on it, it's is second year of producing at only 2 feet tall.

Passion fruit from seed which was a purple fruit, 5 feet tall and only 1 year old, but I got ants problems with :(

Sweetheart lychee bought this year from pine island pushing out leaves!

That's a cool story, this is a mandarin seedling my uncle grew in a 6inches pot with another plant in it for about ten years and it survive!!! The roots were all messy! he gave it to me, after a pug it looks better, maybye someday it will produce :)

This is a musa dwarf green red banana, which I had to cut the leaves who were sunburned, but it's coming back,

Yes, Kiwi does grow in Canada! These are arctic kiwis male or female, don't remember...These thing grow fast!

A little arabica coffee plant seedling.

My favorite for sure, my Carrie mango from flora exotica which is from pine island in a 15 gallon pot :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango blooms in canada?
« on: June 12, 2012, 06:24:52 PM »
Hi guys, the ''flower bud'' that I taught was just opened :) I noticed at the base of the flush something unusual which I think are flowers, could you confirm guys?

Here's some pictures:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Are those inflo buds on my mango?
« on: June 03, 2012, 10:09:36 AM »
Looked some buds yersterday and found ones that may look like inflo buds, but I just want your opinions on this.

I think that one is a grow bud.

Flower buds

Sorry blurry


I would like to make a bunch of soil for my future repot of my mango tree which I'd like to be pine island soil.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is it good to mulch your potted plants?
« on: May 18, 2012, 09:09:56 PM »
I have a bag of uncolored cedar mulch, is it good to mulch your container plants? I'd like to use it instead of throwing it away.

Hi guys! I'm just wondering how much a mango (Carrie) can grow in a year, so I can predict its size and how much should I prune it.

I may buy a super root pot for my mango tree, but I want to hear from other about their experiences with them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / My new mango tree in Canada!
« on: May 07, 2012, 05:12:13 PM »
Hi guys!

I just picked up my new mango tree from flora exotica close to 7 feet tall. It gotted some old bloom spykes, but no fruit :( hopefully, it might bloom again this summer. I have a question the tree is really high I would like to prune it back to the pink tape that you will see in the picture. Is it a good idea or I should leave it like that?

Here's some pictures

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pics of my flowering pear tree.
« on: May 05, 2012, 05:26:39 PM »
Just wanted to show you guys my 10 years old flowering pear tree ;D

Hi, I'm looking for a Mahachanok and I know you imported yours from Thailand, but from who?

Samuel Forest

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