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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Room for 12 Trees Max
« on: July 31, 2019, 02:56:00 AM »
plant things you like eating

sapodilla, soursop, mulberry

Not sure about leaves but it has been known to be a fragile tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Video of someone stealing my mangoes
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:50:24 AM »
recently I've been paranoid about snakes in my yard, but now I think it might be useful to have them around for thieves

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Myrica rubra
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:09:12 AM »
Here's some photos of the best of my small collection.

I protect the one in the ground with a wire cage filled with dry leaves and then wrapped in plastic sheeting.

The newly purchased tree shows its label but all I can read is Yamamomo without any cultivar or variety name.
There was an addition ribbon tag put on by the friend that brought it to me with the hand written name 'Zulko'

I grew up in Japan and that is not a Japanese word.

ah so it's called mountain peach in Japanese, good to know

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Time Difference
« on: July 18, 2019, 04:40:09 PM »
no good deed goes unpunished

just use grass clippings or horse manure

I donít find posts like this helpful, if a person is coming to this board they will generally have basic knowledge like this. I asked for a source, as in, a place I can go to get some volume of what I need, I am not asking for methods of making my own.

I disagree, a lot of people come this board with no prior knowledge. Also if you get mulch from an outside source you don't know what insects, pesticides, herbicides, etc. are in it so making your own or using manure is usually better.

Also you can get horse manure from most ranches in Davie, it's really good for bananas and attracting earthworms.

just use grass clippings or horse manure

white sapote grows fast, is very productive, and very cold tolerant

So which are you planning to get?  Sugar Loaf and why?  I'm having similar dilemmas picking out here in hawaii.  Thanks!

if I didn't get sugar loaf I would've gotten an m-4

sugar loaf seems to be spreading and fairly disease resistant like a honey kiss, plus it's a green mango which will deter thieves a bit

Does sugar loaf tree produces lots of fruit in South Florida?

don't know it's still too new to tell

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Truly Tropical video: PPK vs Lemon Zest
« on: July 11, 2019, 01:27:34 PM »
goes over the history, tree, fruit, and then a taste test

1. Sugar Loaf: pineapple/coconut flavor, fairly fast growing tree with a spreading habit. Green mango, gets a little bit of yellow when it's ripe.

2. orange essence: not very disease resistant, seems to be a huge tree that doesn't like to branch laterally, fruit is similar to orange sherbert. Medium sized yellow fruit.

3. honey kiss: dwarf slow growing tree, very precocious, highly productive, highly disease resistant, essentially the perfect tree. Fruit is 8/10 traditional mango flavor, polyembryonic, small red/yellow mango that will ripen on the tree. The fruit are also very easy to peel.

those are the 3 in my yard, if I had to get more then it'd be

4. Cac: highly vigorous, probably not precocious since it's a huge tree, highly disease resistant, best Indochinese mango (that I've tried) very sweet and very acidic, kind of similar to sweet tart.

5. sweet tart: vigorous, vertical growth habit, not sure about precocity, fairly disease resistant. Fruit is small and has a strong Indochinese flavor. May have trouble flowering.

6. po pyu kalay (lemon meringue): early season, easy to tell when to pick, great citrus flavor, very consistent producer. Fruit falls off the tree and bruises easily though. Parent of Lemo

7. pickering: dwarf tree, very precocious, good coconut flavor, fairly disease resistant

but it's probably a better idea to get fruit that will ripen out of mango season like sapodillas, jackfruit, avocados, etc. than be awash in a sea of mangos

I picked Honey Kiss a few days ago, should ripen up in a week or so

I don't know about socal but in sfl alano tastes good even if you pick it when it's not ripe

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 10-30 Ruby Supreme Guava.
« on: July 04, 2019, 03:50:18 AM »
just bought a Ruby Supreme and didn't want to start another thread, any new information?

Honey Kiss would probably fruit in 3 years depending on how it's own roots fare in your ground.

I don't like this defeatist attitude, you can always make more room

but to answer the question:

1. m-4 mango: best coconut mango
2. sugar loaf: pineapple/coconut mango
3. sweet tart: complex flavor
4. orange sherbert: just to see how it does in my yard
5. coconut cream: cool looking tree and coconut cream flavor
6. Kathy: just to see how it does in my yard

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mysore "raspberry"
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:47:54 PM »
At least its a tree that seems to take care of itself. I enjoy the fruit from it too. I've heard of another tropical raspberry that is supposed to grow good in FL but I have yet to find it.

did you ever find it?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help ID these plants
« on: June 30, 2019, 11:33:51 PM »
the second one kind of looks like an olive

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New cultivar recommendation
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:08:15 PM »
this is a good place to start with recommendations

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What type of fruit tree is this ?
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:12:06 PM »
Like someone else said those are carrotwood. It's related to longan/lychee/ackee


looks like okrung to me but I'm pretty bad at identifying mangos. The info tropical acres farms has is good but I haven't gone through every mango

or PIN's mango info

looks like mealybug to me but I'm not 100% sure

let it grow in ground and inside of a big compost pile, but not big enough that it'll cook the tree

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How are your trees growing right now?
« on: June 27, 2019, 06:35:45 PM »
David Bowie dragonfruit has a flower on it.

Honey Kiss mango is getting big, but no color or smell yet. Maha Chanok has 15 fruit on it and my neighbor's abandoned 30 year old tree has a bunch of half bright red/half yellow Bailey's Marvel shaped fruit

Molix and Alano both have a few fruit/flowers forming

Guanabana flowers on my seedling trees seem to have been sunburnt to death

everything is throwing out growth flushes after being heavily pruned. Orange Essence is the only tree that wants to grow straight upwards in spite of pruning. Every other plant sends out at least 3 new branches but the orange essence is vertically sending out 1-2

I've also noticed orange essence's leaves are more than twice the size of the Honey Kiss. Sugar Loaf is medium. Sugar Loaf seems to be the middle ground mango.

HK: red mango, small leaves, slow growth, compact spreading habit, great disease resistance, late season PRECOCIOUS
SL: yellow-green mango, medium leaves, moderate growth, upright but responds well to pruning, good disease resistance, mid season, maybe precocious
OE: yellow mango, big leaves, vigorous growth, upright, poor disease resistance, mid season, not precocious I remember Mike Bender saying they take a while to bear fruit when I bought it

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