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Jardines Eneida's!

PR-103, Cabo Rojo, 00623, Puerto Rico

Great plants, fruit stand and really nice people!

I second Ethanís recommendation.

I think Montoso Gardens may be selling plants again. Not sure though.

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Edit: So I guess we can forget about the gift certificate :(

What do you mean?

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I am giving away one $20 gift certificate to anyone on the forum who has never been to Tropical Acres Farms before. The gift certificate is good only for local pickup of the mangos not for shipping. It also expires this mango season so you will need to use it very soon as mango season is almost over.

Post here and I will select a winner on Wednesday.

https://tropicalacresfarms.com/

Edit: I just spoke to the owner of Tropical Acres Farms, forum user Squam256, and he told me that they are currently only open by appointment only on weekday afternoons.

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If you are going to call others stupid, then you should really know the difference between "no" and "know," as well as "then" and "than." You should also probably know when you are spouting off to an administrator of the forum.  It's kind of like sending your employer an email saying, "Hay boss, you is dum!"

That was written by your moderator, not myself. I did not have any typo's so you just called out your moderator for lacking proper use of the English language!

"If I am spewing stupidity than obviously facts and truth are void in your head. This is not peanuts or milk so confusing the subject matter with that is totally foolish. Eating skins since 3 has nothing to do with anything either so go study and learn something on the subject matter. People have been eating lard since 3 and that doesn't make it smart either. It's about the same intelligence as you are showing here and now."

She was referring to your use of the "than" instead of "then". See bolded text. I don't think she was referring to my post, because while I do make mistakes, I don't see any misuse of then/than & know/no in my post.

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Lots of people eat mango skin. Pretty common among mango connoisseurs. Mango neophytes are generally averse to eating the skin though.

Till your dumb ass gets dermatitis and you then realize you cannot do it any more because your skin is cracking on the corner of your mouth and won't stop. I have seen so many stupid posts you make but this one may be tops for the dumb ass of the year award, which is a crowded field so congrats on the win. Gain some knowledge on this subject before you spew stupidity for others to see.

Tone it down or you're going to be banned.

I have been eating mango skins since I was at least 3 years old and I have not had any ill effect. There are people who may have an allergy to mango skin, and those people should not eat mango skins then. It's the same as with any allergy. Should no one eat peanuts or drink milk because some people have allergic reactions to them?

I think you're the only one "spewing stupidity" here right now.

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How was it?

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You should make a go fund me page or something and link to it so those of us who want to donate and can't make it to the tasting can do so.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Site Outage
« on: July 16, 2018, 07:06:34 PM »
Thanks Jeff! You're the best! We would honestly be forumless without you.

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ALL fungal problems?

Are you going to delete this post also like you did to all of your other posts?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Total Mango Harvest From 2018
« on: June 14, 2018, 08:34:14 PM »
If these are your own trees, is there a reason why you harvested them so early?

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I saw a pic once of a Martex mango farm with fields in three different stages: vegetative, flowering, almost mature fruit. That was pretty interesting. They didn't explain how they did it though.

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While out in the yard today I noticed a brown spot on the trunk of one of my Pickering trees. It's not got sap coming out, it's just a dry wound. I noticed the same thing on the trunks of some of my seedling carambola trees as well.

The Pickering is in a 7-gallon pot. We've had heavy rains recently and now it's been hot and full sun and humid, if that gives any help determining what might be going on.

Any clue as to what's caused this? And if so, what to do about it? It's one of my favorite trees and I don't want to lose it.




That looks fatal and contagious. I think you should cut them all down and burn them.

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Has anyone ever compared the 2 regions? Since being transferred to Norfolk, Va in the Navy, I've started purchasing Mango Boxes from South Florida growers.

Although many factors come into play such as rain, fertilization, temperature, time of the season, age of the tree etc, so I've had Nam Doc Mai, Edward, Coconut Cream, Sweet tart, and Lemon zest from South Florida and not one mango from any of those boxes have even come close to ripened Nam Doc Mai from my old tree in California.... The Brix, flavor profile, texture... everything is just on a whole another level.

I've often heard on here of how bland Nam Doc Mai is... Well the ones from Florida were exactly that, extremely bland and washed out with mild sweetness... While the Nam Dac Mai from my tree in California was like pure sugar Candy in Mango form with extremely mild complexity of acidity and spice. That Nam Dac Mai has remained my baseline for Mangos as it's wiped the floor with everything I've had from Florida. Again might I add, this may be a bad season for Mangos, maybe too much rain, too early in the season, young tree, picked too green... lots of factors here folks...however so far it appears that California may have better growing conditions than South Florida to produce high quality Mangos.

All those are probably why you weren't impressed by the mangos. Even though mangos are available right now, I don't usually start buying mangos until the end of June because I don't think the flavor in the early ones are all that great.

Mangos picked for shipping will also usually not be as good as a mango that you grew on your own tree.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee: Seed vs Air-layered
« on: June 11, 2018, 08:42:22 PM »
Thanks for the advice everyone. I guess I'll be going with air-layered. Apparently lots of people have had a bad experience with lychee grown from seeds. I guess it's not like apples where there are 100 varieties that only taste a little bit different (sure, lots of people may have a favorite but if they ask for an apple they'd probably be just a fine with a red delicious as they would a honeycrisp).

I also don't want to put in the effort needed to grow a lychee tree from seed if the seedlings are that fragile. I've never had much success growing anything from seed, come to think of it...

That's ludicrous. I should ban you from the forum for blaspheming Honeycrisp apples.

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I haven't used my refractometer since 2012 or 2013 so I figured I'd sell it. I bought it in 2012. Here is the Amazon link for it: https://www.amazon.com/Hanna-Instruments-Digital-Refractometer-Analysis/dp/B002NX0WHI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1528643356&sr=8-3&keywords=hanna+instruments+refractometer&dpID=41ym8V%252BdS9L&preST=_SX342_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

I'll sell it for $110 including shipping to anywhere in the US. I still have the original box and manual.

Here is a link to a post that I used it in: http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=457.0

Edit: SOLD

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dekopon Brix Test
« on: June 10, 2018, 11:13:20 AM »
I haven't used the refractometer since 2012 or 2013 so I figured I'd sell it. Here is the Amazon link for it: https://www.amazon.com/Hanna-Instruments-Digital-Refractometer-Analysis/dp/B002NX0WHI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1528643356&sr=8-3&keywords=hanna+instruments+refractometer&dpID=41ym8V%252BdS9L&preST=_SX342_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

I'll sell it for $110 including shipping to anywhere in the US. I still have the original box and manual.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: lychee online.com
« on: May 28, 2018, 07:58:07 PM »
Just bought some organic lychees in whole foods yesterday.

I paid about $8.99 for a quart of them.  Not sure the actual weight.

BTW they were excellent.

Just for a frame of reference, have you had fresh lychees before not from the grocery store?

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I am considering selling the lychee fruit from my tree and shipping it via Priority Mail but I am not sure of the best way to package the fruit to ensure they survive the shipping. I was thinking about putting them in a plastic bag first but I think being in a sealed bag would ruin the fruit in the heat.

If the box even gets slightly squished in transit, it would probably crack all of the fruit.

I have about 100lbs of Mauritius still on my tree that I would like to sell this week, ship by tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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I think I will delete this account in a few days. If I don't can someone please remind me to? Thanks.

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Sweet Tart tastes good green. You can just peel them and eat them like an apple.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Mango scions
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:12:48 PM »

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How large are the fruit on average?

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Yep. Divorce takes a heavy toll on collections, Noel and Harry being notable examples of this.

All it takes is one major financial error, divorce, or career relocation.  Years of collecting and growing can disappear frighteningly quick :(

I've been trying to get Harry to post a yard update at his new house, with no luck. I had lunch with him this week though. He's not a fan of soup dumplings.

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There are many seasoned campaigners and earlier contributors who frequented this place and have now diminished their posting or disappeared. I could name quite a few who had plenty to say who no longer seem to be with us.

Yeah, the admins (except for CookieMonster) seemed to have vanished as well.

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