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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 05, 2020, 06:35:21 PM »
As far as Tommy Atkins goes....... There is a mango grower in Palm Beach County. I went to his place five years ago to buy a large gallon Supreme Loquat tree from him. I think he mentioned he was 80 years old. May God bless, I hope he is still around. He had some avocado trees but mostly mango trees. He really knew grafting and was in the process off grafting lots of X mango scions onto a tree looked 25 years old.

As I drove into his ops  the first two trees / large and in the front/ on the left hand side/old trees were Tommy Atkins. I asked him directly about Tommy ....He said they are  good sellers, and I believe him with all the red Tommy coloration..

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit tasting get together san diego
« on: July 22, 2020, 03:38:01 PM »
Thanks BS Bullie.    Now prove to me that corona virus exists in the great breezy sunny outdoors of Florida suburbia.   Go into your backyard and tell me that you have random covid viruses floating around out there waiting to strike random doom on any guests you have over.. Or do you actually wear a face mask when you go in your backyard to look at fruit trees? Perhaps you do.

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just want to say thanks to Guanabanus for my neighbor. He was talking about Dwarf Hawaiian,  how he wanted one and I never asked him why. Why bother. I told him to go to Truly Tropical in Delray for a grafted Dwarf Hawaiian. He headed up there with family in tow and got a dwarf Hawaiian and a Carrie tree too.  What great choices! He has Keitt too so is mango covered for long months.

Both are already planted so I looked at them. I  saw but did not inspect the Carrie tree but the graft on the Dwarf H was exquisite and probably done by Har/Gunabanus

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit tasting get together san diego
« on: July 22, 2020, 09:27:25 AM »
Covid can exist indoors. It does not exist outdoors. Spaugh has breezes and lots of sun, there is nothing to worry about. Spaugh can always set up a few electric fans to make more breezes

Indoors covid? All depends on who is there, how crowded and is the indoor air circulating to disperse virus. Outdoors covid is a joke. The brainwashing is very intense though, because when I take a long walk 50% or more are wearing a mask. Outdoors! tw-- The covid testing center near me (Tamarac) is more jammed up with cars than ever before. So much so that a Sheriff's cruiser was at the back of the longest line I have ever seen. The cruiser carrying an electric billboard saying "Testing Center Closed"

Florida has a huge number of positive covid test results because more testing is done than ever before----They say covid deaths will reflect  (have a lag time) more infections after 3-4 weeks.  I doubt we shall see this. My take is that 90% of these infections are asymptomatic and will remain asymptomatic and big nothings. If Broward schools are closed this fall then dock the teachers pay. Paying them for online classes, so called remote learning BS is BS.

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We picked up some of those cherries from Aldi.  They're pretty damn good.  But I still like mangos more!  Aldi sure helps us save money on groceries.  A great little store!

So did the Bangladeshi gentlemen steal your mangos, or did he pay for them?  I'm not clear on this.

He paid. I buy cherries every summer. The first cherries that are shipped out are under ripe. But they are at peak ripeness now. They are one fruit that ships so well and that ripe ones get to the stores. Contrasting with apples which are almost always under ripe.

I like Aldi's too!

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I will admit I am a cherry fanatic ever since George Washington chopped that cherry tree down. In my youth we had a neighbor. Her husband was a serious architect. They had a tart cheery tree, I gathered many of the cherries for....  my mother who baked pies from them. Go to Aldi and at $2.20/lb you can get nice black dead ripe cherriesfrom Washington State.  Like I did two days ago.These cherries transport here to South Florida better than any mango sent up there at 3.300 miles away. Check it out

I will never pay that per pound price for mangoes that are just as delicious. Got me own trees out back. I think I have a cherry vs pina colada mango mix this week/  I wuz robbed (lulz) of my last 6 Carries (very green and rock hard) by (he payed for this) by a Bangladeshi mango fanatic who has children who like... and according to him. And I have seen her. His wife teaches at the local Islamic school  Al Azar near McNab and University in Tamarac.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Zill Mango Variety?
« on: July 19, 2020, 04:21:44 PM »
@bovine421 -----  You are representing in a great way. I like all your posts but where the heck is half hop Florida? All i know is that under our South Florida summer sun we endure. You seem to have the money so plant lots more mango trees  so your family and children friends can eat them and smile and say thank you.

Selling of course too. Too many trees...you must sell and take money. Especially if this is EBT/welfare money dropped on them. No one appreciates free stuff. In fact they will hate you.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: New Nursery in Tampa
« on: July 19, 2020, 04:12:19 PM »
Anyone / everyone brave enough to call himself/ his operation a food forest has my respect.  Please post here often as you progress into the food forest. In other words--- Represent!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Trying to contact dongeorgio
« on: July 19, 2020, 03:46:31 PM »
Insanely the residential market is still rocking with Industrial close behind.   The only people really feeling a pinch is retail (short term) and office (long term).   I wonder how many people realized they could work and be productive from home during this pandemic. 


On a side note, how did you know what I do for a living Zands?  I don't think we've ever met

Don't call me baby, I'll call you. 

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I'm not talking. But all I got to say. Is I planted an Orange Sherbet last November and it is doing great.

And I planted this after a poster here said Richard Campbell planted 30 of Orange Sherbet, he had such confidence in them. What is good enough for Richard Campbell is good enough for me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Trying to contact dongeorgio
« on: July 14, 2020, 01:31:24 PM »
DG is a real estate investor. He over charged for years for scions. Now due to a black swan event called Covid the local real estate has crashed all around him. Good luck unloading DG!

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I like Carrie from my tree at all stages of ripeness. But slightly under ripe is more acid and less sweet. (Complex)  Just a bit less sweet. So I like this the best
The one i tried was a little soft for my liking. I read about a medical after taste and i did taste that. It was not offensive or appealing but i will give it another try slightly under ripe. I do like mango with sub acid after taste :)

Yeah do try Carrie at green but a slight bit of give to it as in ever so slightly soft. Not even any yellow showing on the skin

My original instinct was at least see some yellow to pick Carrie.  A tiny smile of yellow then see if Carrie has any give.  You say medical taste but what you mean is medicinal taste. Too piney for some.  Carrie has a very good reputation in Broward. People from India know about it. A neighbor just planted a Carrie and a Hawaiian dwarf. Bought them at Delray mango farm.
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Dwarf Hawaiian/Tete Nene | Tropical Acres Farms
https://www.tropicalacresfarms.com › product-page › dwarf-hawaiian-tete-nene
This mango is now commonly known as ‘Dwarf Hawaiian’ despite actually being from Puerto Rico, where it was given the name ‘Tete Nene’. It was likely a Julie seedling, and its growth habit and foliage resemble that of Julie, as does the flavor. Dwarf Hawaiians are compact, dwarfish trees that require hardly any pruning when young.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2 more Mangos
« on: June 30, 2020, 09:36:26 PM »
I went by Tropical Acres and talked to Alex. He seemed pretty enthusiastic about the Cac, so I went with that one. He will graft me a Son Pari ready in October.

Cac is very good. You had many mango choices thrown at you and Cac is solid!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much fruit harms society ?
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:32:34 AM »
Jabba The Hutt....... You lived in freezing ass Lockport NY and now you are in prime mango growing Florida territory. It is imposible to be a vegan in Lockport but Florida maybe. I love the vitamin D intake when I go outside here in FL. Wearing a t-shirt or not, the sun making vitamin D for us all is something else. And we all know vitamin D is very anti-Covid virus.

Unfortunately - all vegans hit the wall. Eventually. My advice to them is that when they cave, eat white meat fish like cod and flounder. Or any kind of fish. Become a pescatarian for a while, while you figure out what to do next.

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Veggie Proff ---
All hack jobs are forgiven this early in the growth season. Mother nature is going to paper it over. Growth is so rampant it (what you did) will look some genius pruning in 4-6 weeks. If you are worried then water this mango tree every other day to accelerate growth.

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I like Carrie from my tree at all stages of ripeness. But slightly under ripe is more acid and less sweet. (Complex)  Just a bit less sweet. So I like this the best

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much fruit harms society ?
« on: June 29, 2020, 06:30:28 PM »
Years ago I was vegan for 6 years. Let me be more precise. I ate fish every now and then so I was 99.5% vegan.  For all vegans out there----And this is no lie---- You will all hit the wall eventually.  More so for men than women. Women can hold out longer on a zero animal food diet.

Vegan men will definitely cave in sooner and give it up.  You want to try a real health kick. Juice two bunches celery before you eat anything. Celery juice X2 for breakfast. Optional add ins are ginger and lime and MSM powder.
https://www.amazon.com/Medical-Medium-Celery-Juice-Worldwide/dp/140195765X/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=celery+juice&qid=1593470122&sr=8-6

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much fruit harms society ?
« on: June 28, 2020, 02:49:00 PM »
SeaWalnut--- I think you are talking about Slivovitz made from plums? The Romanian equivalent of Slivovitz.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slivovitz

So too many plum trees in Romania means too many drunk on Slivovitz. I have never tasted Slivovitz. It is rare in America and always imported. I was curious but it was too expensive. Slivovitz must be dirt cheap in Romania. My guess is one dollar per liter. How much sugar are they adding when they make this?

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Arroz con Pollo--- Here is the ultimate peasant food. Go to Aldi and buy the family pack drumsticks that is 99˘/per lb

Go outside and rip off the skin/ use an old rotten T-Shirt to grab onto these skins. Animals always come by and eat these discarded skins at night for me.  Steam cook these drumsticks and serve with rice white or brown. I ate this with white rice a few days ago/  Take the chicken steaming liquid and cook your rice in this along  with 10 whole black peppercorns.


All else in commentary

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Minus a nice watering system you can always take a plastic one gallon water jug. Or maybe milk came in it? One pin hole at the bottom and this will drip irrigate a new fruit tree. All kinds of other plastic containers can be used the same way. New fruit trees. At least hit them with garden hose every second day. And of course they are wood chip mulched 3" deep to bank the water.

"Water is your best fertilizer"  --  Harry Hausman/ The long time, decades in the making, mango guru who used to post here. He had 118 different mango varieties planted. Lol now full time >>>>

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What a shame. R.I.P. Mike. I was over to his place ten times through the years. He has lots of trees planted. I hope this continues. He could move a lot of fruit trees. One time I was there, every tree I wanted, they were all reserved for one man ordering 50.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Squirrels
« on: June 03, 2020, 10:51:30 PM »


I like how she steps up close to the camera every few minutes . Only problem is that with so much sun glare we cannot see what she is pointing out.  Her first go tos are Carrie and Pickering which are mine for this season.

But her bruised n ugly mangoes are still too nice. When you keep your best for paying/non-paying friends.  Minimal varmints this year but when they do dip in, I sanitize with my garden hose turned onto blast. This blasts away all soft spots. too.

A great n delicious video! Listen to the birds tweeting in the background.

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1. Lemon Zest

The list need not go on from there.

iow - All else is commentary. Not to mention the lies, the bulsht and the double talk. I am out tomorrow to fertilize my 9 year LZ after cutting it back last week. 8-3-9

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Watermelon ripeness
« on: June 03, 2020, 10:10:54 PM »
Thick rinds need to be juiced. I have a  Breville  fast RPM juicer but the green skin gets caught up in the blade

It takes more time but a green power- green star twin auger does it better. It is the Cadillac Escalade of juicers. But these days the ChiComs have single auger juicers. I have not surveyed eBay but at Amazon it looks like 80 dollars or so for a ChiCom single auger. Double auger extracts 10-15% more juice/

Juicing watermelon rinds with some ginger or lime is the best. Right now is the worst time to buy new or used green power on eBay.  After summer is the best as people dump their juicing programs.  I bought a green power-green star used cheap on ebay 5 years  ago. It was a back up. Then lo and behold my trusty older green power pooped out after 10 years. My back up was ready to swing into action.

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Lemon Zest
Sweet Tart

Are the only ones on this list I have tasted.  I rank Carrie above them and Carrie was a new Zill back when FDR was President. Carrie is probably as good or better than all the new Zills on your list. Some are too sweet on the hypoglycemic index. But he (Zill#whatever) gave the people what they want. Cue the Kinks tune if you like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=hGcwpJgge6g&feature=emb_logo

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