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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Site Outage
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:47:35 PM »
Thanks for handling that stuff for us ..... keep us posted on your decisions and please include the info on how/who/when/where to contribute

Thanks again

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« on: July 06, 2018, 01:43:26 PM »
A couple of firsts for me ....... I let a few fruit stay on my newly planted grove so I could try a couple of varieties that I haven't had before

Val Carrie was excellent

Venus was excellent ..... they fell of early in a storm but ripened up perfect

I also tried a Haden from my neighbors tree and thought it was great

I have had it before but Carrie was also great as was cogshall

Glenn and Pickering washed out ....... coconut cream picked to early

I have one lemon zest I'm hopeing will make it so I can try it

Yes thanks I will check it out

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Morning Jackfruit tasted
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:23:46 PM »
Ok ty

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Morning Jackfruit tasted
« on: March 22, 2018, 07:27:33 PM »
I hit Excalibur after zills a couple days ago and bought a grafted Excalibur red ....... is that the same variety as your red morning?

What is the name of the fort Myers nursery?  Or is that the name?

I would like to get one of these

Shoot the 4 this year ....... the savings from not buying beef at Publix for the next 12 mos will pay for the fence next year  : )

Kinda kidding ...... spaugh is prolly accurate ....... more will come

If it's only the 4 deer and they have other options for food taking one or scaring the hell out of all 4 might work.  You may just have 4 deer that have dialed in on your shmorgessboard ( spell check that please )!!

Long term though a fence is the only way ........ they drive the farmers crazy where I hunt

That's a bummer ....... I'm heading back down there Wednesday to get 30 more trees ...... not sure what I will end up with ...... obviously I can only buy what they have available.

After these 30 go in the ground I won't be planting any more mango until after the barns go up ( July/august completion ) ....... wonder if I should buy trees now for later and just keep them in pots until I'm ready? ........ sounds like it will be even slimmer picking if I wait

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any drawback to Maha chanok?
« on: March 16, 2018, 08:34:39 PM »
That's funny Har

I really wish I could read those lists ....... I'm planting 30 trees tomorrow and I think some of them are on that slow miserable death list ........

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Water tests before and after acid
« on: March 04, 2018, 06:18:30 PM »
Good god I have a lot to learn ........

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good/safe water?
« on: March 03, 2018, 11:44:01 AM »
Interesting thank you ....... how long did it take before you had problems and how did you figure out things had changed?  ......... stress on the trees?

I just had it checked and it is 400 ppm right now

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Good/safe water?
« on: March 02, 2018, 07:58:20 PM »
I put in a well and the irrigation will be up and running tomorrow ( hopefully ) ........ the irrigation guy tested the water and said it is very very low in salt and was kinda shocked because salt is sometimes a problem in my area.

The water is Mirky .... kinda milky looking and has a slight sulfur smell ....... I'm going to take some to the pool company in the morning to get tested

I am assuming salt won't be an issue but what other stuff should I look for or be afraid of before I use it on these newly planted mango's?

Thanks very much

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Identifying Mangos to Plant Seed
« on: February 28, 2018, 07:09:11 PM »
How long for the seedlings to fruit typically from seed?

A grafted Bud light, miller lite, Coor's light Franken tree?   ......... if you can only pick one

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SaveMeJebus Yard Tour: 2018 Update
« on: February 26, 2018, 06:56:52 PM »
Just took the tour ......... WOW! ....... well done!

That does not look like iguana damage ........ I'm thinking t-Rex

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Slow hoop house build at the homestead
« on: February 26, 2018, 06:43:08 PM »
Keep posting pictures as you go please ...... good luck on the project

man thats amazing they are growing that fast!

yes i saw the sign but could never read the whole thing fast enough to figure out what happened?  very weird ........

Did they get a " lean "  during Irma?   I'm thinking I might go 3' in the ground and make them 9'

The multi mold 5 at a time is very smart btw

ive got about about 4 weeks of stuff planned ahead of this project but when i do it i will post picks and any thing interesting i run into ....... im glad you pointed out that dry crete is strong crete ...... i thought it was the oposite.   do they sell the concrete with fiberglass fibers in it in bags or is that only from the big companies delivering premix? ....... seems like that would help with the brittlenes .....

That's probably the route I will go .......... I like the texture of the concrete  ( you could even create more in the mold ) it gives the burlap and the roots something to grip and the concrete can hold some moisture

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone familiar with Florida Grande peach?
« on: February 23, 2018, 07:22:00 PM »
Your in for a treat!  I have not had that variety but all of the low chill varieties I have had were fantastic.  I agree on letting nature take its course for a bit but definitely eventually thin some fruit ..... they remaining will get bigger

Also the limbs will not be able to support the ones out at the ends so you may want to thin those first and leave the ones on the beefier portions of the branches

Hope that helps

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Using weights on young mango trees
« on: February 23, 2018, 07:08:33 PM »
Perfect timing for me to see this post ..... I agree ..........any effort you can put in the early years to change the shape of the tree for the better should be done ....... no different than pruning

Looks like fun!  Thanks for posting

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