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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New guanabana disease?
« on: Today at 09:08:55 AM »
Huge problem with growing guanabana on pineisland for at least 5 years  anthracnose, mealybugs ,Annona Seed borer.Not worth growing unless you have blocks of trees so you can set up a concentrated spray program. Anthracnose die back of new growth (wilt) and then fruit,frustrating to say the least.They did improve  this year because every time I was spraying mangos with micro's and fungicide I would flip the sprayer on them .

Is there such thing as successful “organic” or “natural” treatment against Anthracnose ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New guanabana disease?
« on: May 18, 2019, 11:59:08 PM »
My guanabana seedling has another thing going. It stats new branches growing and shortly after they wilt and turn black. More new branches are growing, but only a few survive.

Fungal disease as well?

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Congrats!
My mango season started at the end of April (officially)   ;)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / In FLORIDA: How tall is you Mamoncillo?
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:37:02 PM »
For those of you in Florida, who grow mamoncillo (Melicoccus bijugatus) - how tall is your tree and what age?

Thank you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Atemoya?
« on: May 14, 2019, 11:00:55 PM »
African Pride,
Bradley,
Gefner,
Page,
Priestly,
Pink's Mammoth

I have only tried half of them but of those I would definitely choose Pink's Mammoth. I haven't heard of the other three, any good?

Thank you Ulfr for your suggestion.
I only tried Gefner from this list, which I liked a lot, but can't compare to others, as I haven't tried those.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Homestead fruit nurseries?
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:57:55 PM »
Thank you Bradflorida and Bigalxx15. Great suggestions!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Homestead fruit nurseries?
« on: May 14, 2019, 08:59:07 PM »
Thank you Acheta...
Yes I have been there. Looking specifically in Homestead.
Anyone can suggest?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Homestead fruit nurseries?
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:31:06 PM »
Going to Homestead, FL. What are the fruit tree nurseries that are worth visiting besides Pine island Nursery?

Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Which Atemoya?
« on: May 14, 2019, 03:04:38 PM »
Which atemoya, do you think, I should choose?

African Pride,
Bradley,
Gefner,
Page,
Priestly,
Pink's Mammoth

Your input is highly appreciated. Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cecropia fruiting is in full swing
« on: May 13, 2019, 05:25:28 PM »
This tree is monoecious and unfortunately it does not require any pruning. Mostly propagated by air-layerings.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cecropia fruiting is in full swing
« on: May 13, 2019, 03:29:32 PM »
My Cecropia peltata is full of fruits. Although, the fruits do look weird and for some not appetizing, they are one of my favorites. Very juicy and sweet, remind me eating kiwi.

Does anyone grow other Cecropia species? How are their fruits?

 

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Mine has been self-pruning. I would think the tree would abort a good portion of those. But could be cultivar dependent.

This is how it looks all over the underside of the tree.





Can anyone chime in about if this amount of fruit so close to each other is okay? Is thinning needed, or should I go for more? As it stands, still pollinating. Has become a ritual.


Jeff, what cultivar are you growing?  How big are the fruits? Would like to get a few  seeds from you.


Are there any known cultivars of Rollinia?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant identification
« on: May 09, 2019, 12:38:21 PM »
Syzygium jambos ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: red mombin not leafing out
« on: May 07, 2019, 02:07:24 PM »
It blooms, its fruits, then the leaves come out. Just wait.

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Welcome to the club. Was dead end for me too.

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With Annona, first day flower is narrowly open - it is a female stage. The next day the same flower opens widely, indicating a male stage. That’s when you collect the pollen in a little container. If no female flowers  found at this time, keep this container in refrigerator for up to 48 hrs. Next day look for female flowers and transfer pollen to them with a soft narrow brush. Collect fresh pollen from the male flowers. Flowers on my annonas are usually ready for pollination around 6 PM.

I did try to pollinate Rollinia with Atemoya pollen. Nothing took to far.

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Offering Dillenia indica (Elephant apple) seedlings for sale.
Seedlings are approximately 4 inches tall (measured without pot) -- $10 each + shipping $14.35 (Priority Mail 2-Day). USA ONLY.
Payment through PayPal.
While supply lasts.








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Offering Dillenia indica (Elephant apple) seedlings for sale.
Seedlings are approximately 4 inches tall (measured without pot) -- $10 each + shipping $14.35 (Priority Mail 2-Day). USA ONLY.
Payment through PayPal.
While supply lasts.








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona Grower Drop
« on: April 30, 2019, 08:13:56 PM »
The plant rejects the flowers ,probably because its too young.

Possible. But I had as young tree fruit already.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annona Flower Drop
« on: April 30, 2019, 07:15:57 PM »
What attributes to flower drop on young Annona squamosa? Some flowers while still small, turn black and fall.

Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Syzygium polyanthum
« on: April 28, 2019, 10:57:27 PM »
Looking for Syzygium polyanthum.
Anyone have fresh seeds or plant for sale?
Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When do I pick this black sapote?
« on: April 27, 2019, 01:41:32 PM »
When fruits reach their mature size, squeeze the fruit with your fingers. It has to be very firm, but slight give in is what you should be looking for. Pick the fruit that is still green, keep it in the brown bag until it turns completely black/brown. The softer the better. Then it's ready.

You can let the fruit brown on the tree, but the animals can get it or if you miss it, it will drop to the ground and will get ruined as it becomes very tender.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: About the seller Tropical
« on: April 27, 2019, 12:40:58 PM »
I haven't seen any negative comments about India on this forum.  I think most people in this modern era, even most Americans, respect and appreciate your culture.  We have millions of Americans who are from India or their parents were--extremely intelligent and industrious citizens.  (It was the British empire that colonized your country, disrespected and exploited your people, and stole your wealth and resources.)

Let's focus on  FRUIT TALKS and take our political views outside this forum. PLEASE!!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Durian/mangosteen harvest upcoming
« on: April 26, 2019, 10:06:34 PM »
So, I’ve just come in from walking around the farm.  We’ve been talking about durians but this season is going to have a lot of top tier fruits at the same relative time that would be very hard to find fresh and good quality in North America and Europe.
Early on, we’re talking early August, along with mangosteen and durian, will be a lot of Matisia, chupa chupa.  There’s going to be marang.  Baccaurea dulcis, then Langsat, champedek is flowering now.  We’ll have pulusan.  There’s some poshte coming along, rollinia is flowering now.  Great rambutan.  Cherapu!
There’s more, it’s exciting.
There’s another farm with a good fruit collection on the beach, Punta Mona.  The owner, Stephen Brooks, tells me he will be planning some fruit consuming events at the same time.
Peter

Sounds like a fruit heaven! Exciting!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jackfruit fruiting question
« on: April 26, 2019, 01:33:21 PM »
Do you need presence of both, female and male flowers for a fruit set on jackfruit?

Thanks.

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