« on: July 26, 2014, 10:32:07 PM »
Very nice. I think you'll be running out of yard space soon!
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Jamaica has mountains, so not all of it is tropical, up in mountains would be considered sub tropical. Difference is that southern Florida is flat as a pancake. The are some tropical lychee types in Thailand, but i doubt they have any of those in Jamaica. BTW chakapat, or emperor, is NOT a tropical lychee. It is mostly grown and fruited in northern Thailand around Chiang Rai.
Do other countries have HLB as bad as we do? Is this a new disease or just new to the USA? You would think that if it is this devastating to citrus that it would have wiped out the citrus everywhere.
Mulch is a necessity to get the full potential out of your trees. The mulch REMOVES nitrogen, aerates the soil, helps control weeds, provides humus that supports the soils living systems, and protects from harmful funguses when properly applied. It is time consuming though, and that may make it something that would make one hope that it is harmful.. Unfortunately, and once again..... No pain, no gain..
Some people who are into the study of citrus, might have heard about flavor packs being added back into orange juice. I believe the general work a day public knows nothing of flavor packs- Millet