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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please identify this fruit for me
« on: August 06, 2020, 07:43:05 PM »
Thank you  :)  Do they fruit on new growth? Can they be maintain to reasonable size by annual pruning? Wife said it was red and they should not be given to children because of large seed. Is this something you would grow?

http://rfcarchives.org.au/Next/Fruits/Spondias/RedMombin3-94.htm

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please identify this fruit for me
« on: August 06, 2020, 05:25:19 PM »
Okay my wife was on the phone talking to her Caribbean friend going on and on about a plum so when she got off the phone I asked her what type of plum and she said I don't know we call it plum. When we were at Tropical Acres Farm I was walking in the park next to it and I took this photo. Can you identify what type of fruit this is :)


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 06, 2020, 05:06:02 PM »
I recommend you try Graham West Indian profile I like it

Cac  E-4 Sweet Tart

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 06, 2020, 06:21:44 AM »
It has a deep rich mango flavor and I can detect a subtle spicy note of nutmeg. Now it's time to turn the table and ask you some questions. What part of Mexico are you from? If it's the southern part what mangoes are available at your local market? I would think South American and Caribbean which Graham and Buxton spice would fall into that category. If you're in the northern part of Mexico i would think that you would only have available what they do in California. Now getting varieties of trees and bud wood would be another logistical feat for you to accomplish. If you don't have access to any of these varieties were just hypothetically beating a dead horse.:)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 05, 2020, 08:56:56 PM »


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cocktail Mango Tree Idea
« on: August 05, 2020, 08:23:21 PM »
A Sweet Tart tree is available in Saint Cloud if you're interested I will send you the 411 does anyone say that anymore? information

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 05, 2020, 07:20:14 PM »
I am soy so soy for being facetious about Diamond mango but in my mind it must be the best it's a Fairchild Diamond! The fruit of the Gods but I've been told it taste like kimchi :-*




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Newbie here!!!
« on: August 05, 2020, 06:50:31 PM »
Welcome aboard! I have only recently in the last 2 Seasons immersed myself in the education of mangoes. This forum is a wonderful resource. I have learned much from putting in keywords into the search engine and then grinding on the numerous post. It sounds like you're on the right track by keeping the center of your tree open for circulation but the best decision was to come here for knowledge. From what I've learned I prune at the second growth ring or flush. On the first growth ring if there is a multiple branches I keep one vertical and one outside branch I prune any branch that is pointing into the center tree. Keywords for search engine fungicide anthracnose PM powdery mildew

This one not a problem


Problem multiple branches rub off or prune


3 day late after pruning all but main vertical and one outside branch


On some varieties u can use the leaves to train to not grow so vertical 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 05, 2020, 06:20:18 PM »
Tommy Atkins
Why you say that?

Was a joke come on
It's no diamond* LOL but I have heard if it is properly ripened and not store bought it can be good! :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 05, 2020, 06:13:50 PM »
I like Graham but my wife would agree with that statement that Julie is better than Graham but then again she was named after Julie. If you ask her what dessert mango would you like to have after a Julie it would probably be Sweet tart or Dot. Next season if we get a chance to taste LZ that may be added to that list. :)

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I think that is wonderful advice. Question how long would it take the birds to fill in when you have them spaced 13 ft. Could you still plant a couple of mangos Barbados cherries and maybe a Monroe avocado what would that hurt?






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 05, 2020, 04:39:32 PM »
Yes Graham or Grammy in West Indian lingo is excellent I would also recommend you try Buxton spice


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 05, 2020, 12:23:08 PM »
U also might want to try Diamond some say it is a real treat :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 05, 2020, 09:14:24 AM »
I recommend you try Graham West Indian profile I like it


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cocktail Mango Tree Idea
« on: August 04, 2020, 06:52:29 PM »
That is a 15 gallon that I got August 2019 from tropical Acre Farms. There could be some Sweet Tarts locally what size are you looking for 3 or 7 gallon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My review of nurseries I have visited.
« on: August 04, 2020, 05:51:17 PM »
@Bovine421 Lucas has a pretty good selection of fruit trees with some oddballs no one else carries in stock but their prices are astronomical. Their flowering plants are much more decently priced and they have an amazing selection of those so the place isn't not worth going to. In fact if I was traveling to Central Florida to look at nurseries then I would for sure make it a stop just to wander around. I was there this past weekend actually and picked up a couple odds and ends and came to the conclusion they should pay me since I spend half my time helping confused people since the actual staff is overwhelmed or are just there to help old people load heavy trees on carts. They really make their money off of their lucrative landscaping/care contracts and I know they used to have a multi-million dollar deal with the University of Central Florida so I assume they have the super high prices on trees because they don't care if their stuff is ridiculously over priced, its just a bonus for them.

Nicks-(open by appt only) is hit or miss on prices. I think most of his stuff is over(maybe not Lucas over but over priced) but some of his stuff is amazing. I wont buy bananas from anyone else, but come to his fruit tree prices and you are bordering on Top Tropical's prices. He is a knowledgeable person and if he has a nursery that gets opened up for wandering I will probably check it out and will likely impulse buy trees I don't need since he does have some stuff I haven't seen elsewhere. Given benefit of the doubt based purely on the bananas(which he delivered during the height of the shut down) I imagine the other trees he sells are pretty good sized and might actually be worth what he is selling. I would rather give my money to a small nursery that needs the income than a multi-million dollar corporation.
I am with you on Lukas nursery I to like hang out there and I'm waiting for the first cool day in October to get some lavender plants and oleanders. Hopefully Excalibur is as ecstatically pleasing! because I will make it there one day two. I'm into Short cycled dwarf plantain and Nick is the guy I've got a (Brazilian) ( Puerto Rican) (Oriental)((Hawaiian) and an (African) from him. When I deal with him I always round up because I appreciate the fact that on some things I don't have to drive to South Florida! which reminds me of the movie Mad Max :o. Green Jungle and Bob were a wonderful asset to our community and on most things retail his prices were the same as South Florida's

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Mark I had a Tick ranch in Green City Missouri that had soil that looked a lot like yours. Will it stick to your boots or your shovel when wet? Do you have any locust trees planted LOL :)

It's a red clay loam.  Sticky and slippery to stand on when wet, hard as concrete when dry.   Calcareous but full of minerals.   Stuff grows crazy in it if the ground is prepped right.

Locust?  No thank you!
With clay a little loam is a good thing. I'm glad you're not cursed with the honey locust. With honey locus all you can do with those is cut them off at the ground and spray them with Spike stump killer. Then push them into the waterways and hope you don't get a flat tire on your tractor. After that keep your pastor mowed.

ps We only raised Lone Star ticks LOL

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cocktail Mango Tree Idea
« on: August 04, 2020, 04:43:42 PM »
I like cac which some consider as top-tier me included it said to be very vigorous. You just might as well start off with the number one top tier Tree in my opinion sweet tart to me it is vigorous. But I'll leave it up to others to say how vigorous


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Now you made me curious one of my neighbors has one I took my tape measure and measure the shed which is 10 ft High this is Central Florida imagine they would get taller in South Florida


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Make a mango hedge like Truly Tropical Chris with Dwarf Hawaiian NDM Neelam. I like Calypso Oleander or Dwarf Clump Arrow Bamboo




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My review of nurseries I have visited.
« on: August 03, 2020, 07:59:42 PM »
What about Dwarf June Plum the green one's make really good juice but I don't know how I would do in a container? Also plantogram has a dwarf guava. I had one they get about 7 feet tall 6 ft wide no pruning required makes really good juice it's the red guava. I tried to figure out what variety it was and where it came from. I think it may have came from Hawaii but someone else on this form would probably know. But it definitely stay small in the ground.

https://plantogram.com/product/guava_dwarf/







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Mark I had a Tick ranch in Green City Missouri that had soil that looked a lot like yours. Will it stick to your boots or your shovel when wet? Do you have any locust trees planted LOL :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon Taproot question
« on: August 02, 2020, 10:05:10 AM »
Thank you for your in-depth answer :) I was just curious i saw where natural farms nursery had 15 gallon Persimmon trees. This time last year i got a 7 gallon from Green Jungle Nursery. I was able to uncoil the taproots and dig a shallow trench out seven feet to one side to bury it. Ideally I would have preferred to bury it a little deeper but I did it in the Heat of the day.  My soil is a silty loom clay mix which is not a easily dig. I am wondering if a 15 gallon tree's taproot would be so rigid that you probably wouldn't be able to uncoil it. If you cut taproot by 50% would that kill the tree? Be beneficial or do more harm than good?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Persimmon Taproot question
« on: August 01, 2020, 06:05:11 PM »
I see where someone has a 15 gallon Persimmon tree for sale. Don't they have a Tap Root and wouldn't it be coiled around the bottom of the pot? So what is the best procedure to handle that.  Cut the taproot or try to uncoil the taproot.Would getting a smaller gallon tree have the best outcome.

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Never seen anything like that in Brevard County
Yeah right I've been to the drive-thru at Popeyes in Melbourne LOL

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