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Surely someone on this forum is going to this exchange.... h

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted Mango avocado Scion wood
« on: February 10, 2020, 07:40:23 AM »
Peter... it maybe better to put this into the tropical fruit buy and sell.Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mono Mangos
« on: January 20, 2020, 12:09:56 AM »
I  have planted both varieties and can confirm both are mono ..... Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Summer grafting
« on: January 01, 2020, 05:46:44 AM »
My experience with these is that you have most success when you graft in the spring when the plants come out from their dormancy.
. What varieties are you grafting???? Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Reed Avocado Seeds as Roostock ?
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:34:50 PM »
Avoman in OZ Reed is used commercially as a rootstock & nurseries pay Aus $1 per seed...... With a good potting mix they can be grafted at appox 12 inches in height..... Used far more than Zutano & Bacon..... Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Aussie Mango in USA 19/20
« on: November 01, 2019, 04:09:56 AM »
At us7.99 That is a costly experience... In our major food chains the KP are aus$1.50 each...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Aussie Mango in USA 19/20
« on: October 25, 2019, 08:15:39 AM »
Most  of our Commercial mangoes are crosses with Kensington Pride....R2E2 KP & Kent....Caipyso KP & Sensation....newer varieties NMBP 4069 KP & Van Dyke....NMBP 1201 KP & Irwin.....NMBP 1243 KP & Irwin...... others include Lady Jane & Lady Grace both R2E2 & Irwin .......  The mango that you will be eating from Gelson's would have been picked green  & not ripened on the tree...... In the case of R2E2 they are 10 times better if tree ripened ......I would love to hear from any one that get get some to try or perhaps Simon  or someone could tell us what the Brix reading is on these mangoes....... Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Aussie Mango in USA 19/20
« on: October 22, 2019, 04:59:41 AM »
OZ mango varieties will be available in Los Angeles at Retailer Gelson's until Feb/20........ Varieties will be Kensington Pride...R2E2...Calypso and Keitt.... All are from the same Commercial farm in Northern Territory....... Enjoy & please provide comments..... Mike

I usually wait until the leaves harden up before splitting up the seedlings...... I find that losses are minimal then.......Mike

Ed... Well done looks like a good take to me...... Mike

Can't wait for your expert tasting report..... Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: importing seeds into country
« on: June 25, 2019, 03:00:10 AM »
Just a further word re vermiculite or like products..... Customs usually don't know what they are & if in doubt destroy or think it is soil & destroy better to be placed in a moist paper towel inside a zip lock bag....... Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: importing seeds into country
« on: June 23, 2019, 06:32:17 PM »
Jackfruit Jo .... My first attempt to bring Mango seeds into OZ failed due to the fact that the seeds were still in the fruit husk..... OZ customs destroyed .......If you got these seeds from say USA & right on Christmas period you may have a chance with Customs not checking as closely due to volume being received at that time......

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Polyembronic Mango Seed
« on: June 10, 2019, 03:47:24 AM »
I would leave it alone until leaves harden before spitting up into pots..... Have a better survival rate this way....... Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is E4 Top Tier Mango ?
« on: June 03, 2019, 07:04:07 PM »
Future..... Are you doing your reviews this year ?????? Regards Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are these maha chanok ripe?
« on: May 30, 2019, 07:11:29 PM »
They are not ripe yet..... You have a small amount of colour so keep your fingers crossed they may ripen up.......

Druss...... PM sent.... Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to get Avocado scions
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:08:29 AM »
Try Tropical Acres Farms..... Alex sells Avocado scion wood......

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sale: 2019 anona scions sale
« on: February 16, 2019, 02:33:24 AM »
Frank.... I can only wish that we could get scionwood into OZ.............. I know you will have a successful & very busy period.....Mike

In OZ the Queensland Govt. have been doing work on a Small Tree High Productivity Initiative..... On 3 blocks with the same 3 mango varieties they have planed high density 1250 trees per hectare 416 treesper hectare medium & small at 416 trees per hectare..... Project commenced in 2013....After 4 years the fruit picked yields were High 16 tons Medium 8.6 tons & small 4.7 tons......They also have been doing a project with espalier on trellis with an high density best yield of 46.9 tons per hectare after 5 years...... Still a way to go but looks like high density maybe the way of the future........ Mike

Yes Finger Lime can be grafted to citrus trees.......Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Poly Mangoes
« on: January 30, 2019, 06:01:38 PM »
Kensington Pride.... Grown commercially in Australia & used for Rootstock,,,,,,,,,,Mike

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Mangoes in Florida
« on: January 28, 2019, 01:43:36 AM »
Alex..... Of the Indian varieties you have tasted which ones haven't got a turpentine edge to them ??????   Mike

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Swap from Australia
« on: November 16, 2018, 02:56:17 AM »
Ali... I'm in Queensland Australia what exactly are you lookimg for ????? Mike

Like all mangoes the taste of a store brought to a tree ripened are wildly different...... R2E2 are a good tasting mango if not picked early as the ones in the stores are..... Honey Gold originated at Fitzroy Nursery in Rockhampton Queensland Australia from a batch of Kensington Pride seedlings......So whilst it doesn't have the colour of a Kensington Pride it does have some of its traits.....Both are poly. Honey Gold is under PBR (Plant Breeders Rights).......Nayelie321 if you don't have any luck with the R2E2 seeds & you can graft send me a PM..............Mike

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