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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Registration of New Variety of Mango
« on: August 29, 2018, 08:46:09 AM »
What is the status of the Hatcher Mango in reference to registering or patent question?

I don't know if I would agree that LZ is a poor producer.  I am located in Brevard County and have 2 LZ trees about 15' tall that are producing very nice and had good production last year.  I have 3 other LZ trees that are in 7-8' range and did not produce this year but in prior years gave me about half a dozen mangoes.  The flavor this year and last is superior!  So far I am experiencing that the larger and older the tree, the more dependable and precocious the tree become.  Remove a healthy, growing one at your own detriment,  I say. :P

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's Ripening in Zone 9B
« on: June 30, 2018, 12:24:26 AM »
My Glenns, rosigold, sunrise, cogshall are coming right now, Maha chanok is close as well as chok anon and pim saen mun. picked up first ripe coconut cream today. Squirrels and racoons have been tearing into the glenns, finally just picked all the glenn trees as they were frustrating me to much.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bacterial spot on rosigold mangoes
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:28:45 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bacterial spot on rosigold mangoes
« on: June 13, 2018, 06:20:37 PM »
I have what appears to be bacterial spot on 1 of 2 rosigold mango trees. pictures included for help verifying this.  Last year I had this same presentation on 1 out of 2 of my sweet tart mango trees.  It has not presented itself again this year on the sweet tart tree that was affected last year. Fingers crossed that it will not be a consistent yearly affliction.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« on: February 27, 2018, 01:31:54 PM »
Awesome! Look forward to being there.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: If you like PINA COLADAS
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:16:58 PM »
Last year mine set a ton but I took my eyes off of it for like 3 days and bam!!! Powdery mildew explosion killed them all off.  You guys make a strong case for keeping it, I guess not holding any fruit will just make it grow bigger and better for next year.  Would it do better in The ground?  Does anyone have pictures of their trees for comparison?

Here is both of mine in bloom, in Melbourne Florida

I have 2 that look just like that.

And I'm assuming they're doing well?

Tree is about 5' tall and doing fine, but has not produced any fruit or held any blooms.

I have 2 that look just like that.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sweet tart rotting on the stem
« on: August 06, 2017, 06:36:25 PM »
You've got "the new rot" unfortunately. Hate to see Sweet Tart getting it.

Thanks for diagnosis. Any other info you could relate (treatment, is it easily spread to other trees) would be appreciated!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sweet tart rotting on the stem
« on: August 06, 2017, 11:57:18 AM »
I cant see any in thise pictures but do you see any distinct star patterns in the middle of the spots that turn black and rot?  Is the rotting initiating from the stem down or on random areas of the fruit?

What care have you been giving them since beginning of fruit set?

I don't notice a star pattern on the spot.  And the rotting is not stem specific.  Some start around the stem and others like the first picture is developing the rot around the beak.  So I would say it is more random.  At the beginning of the fruit set this year, I did a copper spray.  But that was it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sweet tart rotting on the stem
« on: August 06, 2017, 10:08:17 AM »
This year one of my sweet tart mango trees has all the fruit starting to rot prior to ripening. Any one else having this problem?

Post photos. Could be regular old stem-end rot or could be one of the new terrible rots.

Here are some photos of what is happening to the fruit. The last two images are one of the fruit I just pulled off as it is split at the rotted area and attracting flies.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / sweet tart rotting on the stem
« on: August 05, 2017, 10:10:04 PM »
This year one of my sweet tart mango trees has all the fruit starting to rot prior to ripening. Any one else having this problem?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Keitt mango...slow wait
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:20:11 AM »
Oh, the Squirrels will know when they are close to ripening, and when they know you will know! lol   I live in central florida also and mine are months away from ripening.  My Valencia pride, kents, sweet tarts and lemon zest are not ripe yet so the keitt are going to be way behind these others.

I'm curious to hear your results Mark in Texas.  Mangoes don't all seem to wash out, but definitely had a few disappointments this year.  I'm not sure if the over watering is more detrimental right before harvest or during other stages of development.  Maybe start a new thread with your results, especially if you have previous experience with those varieties to compare with.  I love sweet tart too!

I've seen great jackfruit turn almost inedible with heavy rains... 

UPDATE: just tried an OS and a LZ side by side from Dr Campbell (latest batch) and LZ wins it for me(barely).  They definitely tasted a little different to me.  I love that "lemony orange crush soda" flavor if the LZ.   Could be differing ripeness stages.  I enjoy PPK and LZ a little under ripe.  The OS may have been a little past prime if it ripens the same way.

I don't think you can match with hand watering, what mother nature gave us about a month ago. 2 weeks of solid rain, every day, all day.  I don't think you need to worry about creating the washed out flavor in the mangoes even with some aggressive manual watering.  We just can't match that complete deluge that we received.  I am a little more in the central Florida area and our season is a lot later than the season in South Florida, so my mangoes had lots of time to acclimate back to normal conditions.  So the mangoes that I am harvesting now show no signs of the washed out taste experienced by others several weeks ago.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 19, 2017, 04:11:31 PM »
First American Beauty of the year, I don't have my refractometer on me but the flavor is good. These early fruit are not too sweet yet but they have a good balance of flavor. First fruit to ripen were my Sugar Dragons and they are really small. This year, I have a very light crop on all my vines, probably because they are getting old and I haven't been pruning and renewing the limbs like I should be doing.


Thanks Simon, I do have another variety right next to the dragon fruit that is flowering, unfortunately that other variety has not flowered yet :'(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 18, 2017, 02:51:25 PM »
Hi, I have a dragon fruit of unknown variety that has flowered in past years but never fruited. It is flowering nicely again this year as photos below indicate.  I have no experience with this fruit and am wondering if there is something I should be doing to promote fruiting?  I was unsuccessful using search option trying to find info relating to my problem.  Thanks ahead for any info or help relating to this.

very interesting point about the desired lack of nitrogen and also the desired lighter green leaves and it's positive effects on the brix index.

I noticed that.  Here's my take on NPK ratios or at least what I practice.  Too many pros have stated that mangos don't like much if any N.  I feel that applies to 2 yr. or older fruiting trees, an age at which Campbell tries to fruit his new mango transplants.   So, I hit them with N when juveniles to build a canopy but am adjusting the NPK to a low N,  high P food, or giving them potassium sulfate exclusively.

Fascinating too that he and his son are digging out a hole in coral/limestone and planting in the hole chiseled out.

sound like a logical strategy.  Other than the weather, does not seem like the most ideal location to put in tree orchard.  Chiseling the holes out with hand tools to boot. Wondering when they will get rid of the jeep in the background as a way of demonstrating the anti-machine/technology statement. lol

very interesting point about the desired lack of nitrogen and also the desired lighter green leaves and it's positive effects on the brix index.

Between my brothers property and mine(we are neighbors) we have trapped and removed over 40+ squirrel, more than a dozen raccoons and a dozen possums. We probably removed at least this many last year also. But the odor of the ripening mangoes is causing them to ignore the bait in the traps and just go after the mangoes at this point.  Trying to use an air gun takes to much time and they almost have a sixth sense of when they are being hunted and become very sparse.  As quick as we remove them, it appears other squirrels from other territories move into the vacancy and I am sure the odor of over 100 mango trees with ripening fruits is like a flame to a moth. They probably smell the fruit several miles out.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: four tree ID (mangoes)?
« on: July 13, 2017, 03:39:09 AM »
they were 7 and 15 gallon pots that I transferred later and this is the first year they have held fruit.  I don't remember which ones were 7 or 15 gallon as I had dozens of trees in pots at that time.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: four tree ID (mangoes)?
« on: July 12, 2017, 12:07:52 PM »
Tree's are about 4 yrs old, the first tree/picture is the only one not labelled correctly as a carrie, the others had lost their labels so truly unknown.

This collusion conspiracy may have more "teeth" than the Trump/Russian collusion conspiracy.  Squirrels, who are creatures of nature, with great smelling senses should be able to determine what is a ripe mango.  But contrary to that logic they raid my tree's pulling down unripe mangoes, take a little bite and move on to the next unripe mango.  They might find one ripe mango after five or six attempts on the unripe ones.  If I leave them on the ground, the night crew(raccoons) come in and polish off the unripe mangoes left by the squirrels.  This is definitely nature working together, aka colluding! My evidence in the picture below.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / four tree ID (mangoes)?
« on: July 11, 2017, 06:42:55 PM »
I have four separate mango trees that were either mislabeled or not labeled and this is the first year bearing fruit.  I would appreciated any help trying to ID the trees.  I have a picture of the tree and the fruit that is on it in the picture below the mango tree picture. Thanks in advance!

first tree

second tree

third tree

fourth tree

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wildlife in your fruit trees ?
« on: June 28, 2017, 10:55:41 AM »

Thank God these guys don't climb trees!

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