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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Caught in the act
« on: September 29, 2020, 11:33:16 PM »
Send them here, my son would love to catch them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: why can't I lose weight
« on: September 13, 2020, 09:16:23 AM »
Many of the fruits we love are dessert fruits that are very high in sugar and calories. A couple of cherimoyas has as many calories as a slice of cheesecake. So heck yeah they can cause weight gain if we eat them like they are low calorie Vegatables. Same with other Annona, litchis, sweet mangoes, grapes etc.. many offer a great dose of vitamins and fiber but that does not cancel out the calories. Life is just not fair😭

Itís not all about calories. More concerning are insulin spikes that foods represent. Fibers associated with fruits damper much of the sharp spikes associated with processed sugars, which is a prime culprit in diabetes.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: why can't I lose weight
« on: September 11, 2020, 11:01:19 AM »
Some people demonize fruits because they contain sugar but unless you are a severe diabetic the fibers and vitamins present in whole fruits offset some of the risks they pose.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: September 07, 2020, 07:46:59 AM »
I would hate to be the sand in the Vaseline of a Floridian mango appreciation thread but Tommy Atkins, Julie, Keitt and Kent ...really? There is an over representation of Floridians mangoes mentioned. I do wonder just lemon zest and orange sherbet would stack up against KP lines, Maha Chanok, okrung or even the humble NDM in taste tests.

I really like maha Chanok, and rate it up there with lemon zest and others. My wife likes lemon zest more. A lot of my Asian friends think ndm are the epitome of mango deliciousness, this stems from being told at a young age how good it is.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What are the best varieties of wax jambu?
« on: September 06, 2020, 10:41:29 AM »
I have a few of the seedlings from this globe Jambu, the one under the canopy of an avocado tree has tremendous growth.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What are the best varieties of wax jambu?
« on: September 06, 2020, 06:55:45 AM »
The best one I have had with globe shaped. Very crispy and refreshing.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Outa Season Monthong Durian
« on: September 06, 2020, 06:53:09 AM »
Beautiful fruit, with the hotter days, maybe they can grown in Florida eventually.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tommy hass
« on: September 06, 2020, 06:15:41 AM »





They are starting to ripen earlier this year. I forgot to fertilize this year but still lots of fruit. Fruit size is not uniform. Shelf life is quite long. You can eat at the soft green stage or wait till itís black and the flavor can get real nutty and slightly sweet. It seems an indicator of when its ready to pick is a darkened stem.
My neighbor gave me the larger avocado that is used for a size comparison, it tastes like water.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Berry jackfruit seedling fruit
« on: August 14, 2020, 01:08:15 PM »
Really like that bulb size and separation.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to plant in fill dirt
« on: August 13, 2020, 04:13:50 PM »
Orkine, just start putting mulch in that area, a lot of it.  Do some banana circles and put garden scraps and kitchen scraps and anything organic you find there. It will all slowly breakdown and make that fill more fertile.  Thatís what I did to my filled pond and itís a fertile area now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing sugar apple from seed
« on: August 05, 2020, 10:04:33 PM »
I just throw them in my garden beds and they sprout. Gary, if you need some sugar apple seedlings come on up.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pura Vida Avocado in S. Florida
« on: August 02, 2020, 12:32:25 AM »
My neighbor has this tree. He told me he brought it over from Cuba. It currently has a lot of fruit on it. Next time I drop by Iíll get some photos. I grafted a couple of branches and they took.

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Thanks Murahilin!

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I always appreciate a good rain.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peach Cobbler Mango ripening
« on: July 01, 2020, 09:40:33 AM »
I only had it one time And it was a delicious mango.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much fruit harms society ?
« on: July 01, 2020, 09:19:57 AM »
Im not saying that plants dont have aminoacids.They have aminoacids but they dont have the ,,essential aminoacids,,.
Proteins break down to aminoacids,aminoacids break down to amines ( bad smelling substances) and from there you go on with the Nitrogen cycle where ultimately the Nitrogen goes back to the atmosphere as it is a gas.
Plant proteins contain all the otther aminoacids except the so called essential aminoacids.
Not all aminoacids are called essential.

By eating bio plants ,not treated ,they contain yeasts and the worms inside the fruits wich are a source of essential aminoacids (and B12 vitamin).
But a vegan that eats only ,,clean,, fruits with no worms,no yeasts,etc, will be lacking B12 and essential aminoacids.
Its one thing to be a vegan in India and eat algae like Spirulina( its not a plant) and organic grown fruit infested
 with worms ,and a totally different than be a vegan in Europe and eat only supermarket fruits .

Read more about nutrition in case you want to school otthers about it.Start with essential aminoacids,fructose ,or else i dont see a difference between a vegan or a priest/ pastor wich thinks ,,sea fruits,, are actually plants   :D ( im mad on these guys because they steal all the lobsters and shrimps when their fasting come).

Nobody said fruits are bad just im adressing to growers with big lands that can grow a lot more than what they can consume then if fruit is in excess they can make a lot of alcohol from it wich can potentially affect theemselves and their family.

I plant houndreds fruit trees and grow tropical fruit trees in the greenhouse,3 types of guava,feijoa,madras thorn,a few citrus ,cherimoya,garcinia,etc.


Plants contain all essential amino acids. Most arenít complete so you have to combine sources, but some contain all of them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much fruit harms society ?
« on: July 01, 2020, 06:08:21 AM »
Jabba the hut,plants dont have the ,,essential aminoacids,, .
These are found only in animal byproducts and in bacteria and algae.
Algae are not plants for the matter .
And talking about bad rotting smells ,the bad smell that comes from rotting meat ,its due to the essential aminoacids being turned into amines.
These amines are bad smelling substances with names like cadaverine,putrescine,etc.
Plant matter doesnt smells bad when it rots due to the fact that it doesnt contains these essential aminoacids.
This is just to inform you not to tell you or vegans what aminoacids you should eat .Its science and organic chemistry.
If you want to take essential aminoacids you can get them from algae but algae are not plants ,they are protists so its not vegan and when it rotts it smells exactly like meat.
As i said,i have raw vegans friends that eat only raw plants and i respect them even thogh i eat meat every day .
I dont open the can of worms about B12 vitamin thats not found in plants and how vegans will get to take it as injectable solution after a few years of being vegan.
Forum is about fruit turned to alcohol wich kills a quarter of the population of a country.

Ok, but what breaks the meat down in the first place to produce these chemical reactions? Bacterium. Anaerobic bacterium like e. Coli, Samonella, b. Proteus, Staph. Of course most of these bacteria can also survive and switch to aerobic but the point is the same. Fruit goes through fermentation and doesn't bring in the gnarly bacteria you see in rotten putrefactive environments like dead flesh. You see more fungal breakdown like molds in fruit.

While we are speaking of microorganisms, guess what B12 is produced by? Bacteria! Gut bacteria can synthesize B12 even though it is mostly in the colon which still has an immense amount of absorption capability if we'd only stop impacting it with fecal matter from putrefactive sources in the first place. So outside of synthesizing you have soil microbes that also produce B12 but most people are too overly concerned with "hygiene" and kill their source of natural B12 on their foods. Not to mention all the Roundup and other chemicals sprayed in our soils that don't allow proper soil microbial symbiosis to occur in the first place. Why don't we just blame it all on the fruit?! ::)

Jabba you are arguing with someone that says plants donít have amino acids. You can obtain all your amino acids from plants. Cholesterol is the deficiency in plants.. Iím not a vegan but it really canít be disputed that plants are good for overall health. You only need to look at the overall health of America to acknowledge how wrong the recommended diet has been.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much fruit harms society ?
« on: June 30, 2020, 06:50:37 AM »
For those wondering, problem with veganism is that you dont get the proper nutrients your body needs. its scientifically proven that your intelligence drops if you go vegan. You literally become an idiot. Thats just one of the downsides. It is indeed healthier to eat less meat and more plant products, but not 100% plant products. For example i'm mostly vegetarian, I eat mostly plant based meals. Most commonly rice and beans. But I still eat things such as eggs and certain dairy. And occasionally certain kinds of meats.

Hopefully you get it now.
I'm not vegan, but where is the scientific literature on this?

There are some things that can drop your IQ, but being a vegan isnít one of them as long you someone gets all their essential amino acids. Blanket statements are almost always false.

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/260118/going-vegan-may-make-you-stupid-says-study.html#:~:text=According%20to%20researchers%2C%20giving%20up,health%20consequences%20for%20future%20generations.

https://www.animalactivistwatch.com/animal-rights-activism/going-vegan-makes-you-dumb/

https://neurosciencenews.com/vegan-diet-brain-health-14845/

Those are just 3 of some of the ones I found from a quick search. Look into it yourself.

As I said if someone can get all their essentials from a vegan diet they won't have any physiological deficits. Most vegans need dietary supplementation to meet those needs. All articles point to a nutrient deficiency causing a deficit, which can be incorporated with supplementation. A more plant based diet is generally conducive to good health.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much fruit harms society ?
« on: June 29, 2020, 08:44:45 PM »
For those wondering, problem with veganism is that you dont get the proper nutrients your body needs. its scientifically proven that your intelligence drops if you go vegan. You literally become an idiot. Thats just one of the downsides. It is indeed healthier to eat less meat and more plant products, but not 100% plant products. For example i'm mostly vegetarian, I eat mostly plant based meals. Most commonly rice and beans. But I still eat things such as eggs and certain dairy. And occasionally certain kinds of meats.

Hopefully you get it now.
I'm not vegan, but where is the scientific literature on this?

There are some things that can drop your IQ, but being a vegan isnít one of them as long you someone gets all their essential amino acids. Blanket statements are almost always false.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much fruit harms society ?
« on: June 28, 2020, 06:59:51 PM »
People need to start accepting responsibility and stop placing blame for the insults they place upon themselves.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Leaving Mango Grafts for 5 weeks
« on: June 24, 2020, 03:38:00 PM »
Trees will be fine , you did a good job. Iíd probably poke holes in the top for supplemental rain and air flow.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Problem with my Lychee tree
« on: June 24, 2020, 10:56:54 AM »
Yes, he is serious.

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After undoing the tape for about the fourth time, and figuring the graft is pretty much doomed at this point anyway, I decided to use a pin through the graft to hold it in place... Who knows, maybe I'll get lucky.

Btw, your rootstock looks like a seedling. no? I would wait for seedling to bear fruits before doing any grafting to avoid slow glowing.

That could be a really long wait in regards to mango.

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Start a wrap from the scion then down into the union.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to ripen Mangoes
« on: June 18, 2020, 12:57:13 PM »
We usually put them in the rice bin but if thatís full we just place them on the kitchen table.

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