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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tree's and floodings
« on: November 15, 2020, 03:38:24 PM »
Thank you Frog Valley Farm I always find wisdom in your comments and will think about more wild areas, but Iím also going to dig some swales.  Jagmanjoe hang in there. It was worse thus year than last year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tree's and floodings
« on: November 12, 2020, 12:16:46 PM »
I had flooding Florida Zone 9b back in September and now again after Hurricane Eta. All the trees were under water for a few days, before the water drained away.  The peaches and nectarines did not like the wet conditions and I will have to see if they live after this latest flooding.  In my wettest area I had a Hog Plum, Neem, Barbados Cherry, bananas, Noni, Starfruit and Java Plum.  This area had standing water for 3 weeks. The Hog Plum lost all its leaves and I had to move it to a drier location, (it's now got new leaves), whereas the others were okay and the Java Plum actually thrived and increased in size.   

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rosigold Flowering Now
« on: October 14, 2020, 10:33:28 AM »
i have a Valencia Pride that is flowering (October 2020 Zone 9b).  Seems kind of late or early to me.  One of my neighbors has Nam Doc Mai that often flowers in November and produces fruit very early in the year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Quickest producers from seed?
« on: October 12, 2020, 02:53:18 PM »
While cuttings are always quicker to fruit and will be truer to the parent, the following can fruit in a couple of years:  cocoplum, noni, seagrape.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Would Che tree fruit in Bradenton, FL?
« on: October 07, 2020, 02:38:30 PM »
If planting here in Bradenton I would not put them in a suntrap area.  Put them in the coolest part of your yard, with shade in the afternoon.

I have dozens of Asimina reticulata growing on my property.  Unfortunately the fruit are pretty small and not that appetizing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« on: September 23, 2020, 03:55:12 PM »
For me they are as different as surinam cherry is to CORTG.  My grumichamas are like miniature peaches, the jabos like tropical custard. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichama flowering!
« on: September 23, 2020, 03:45:54 PM »
I'm in 9B W. Central Florida.  The Eugenias flower in March and September.  They give more fruit after the March flowering when it is drier here.  Less fruit after the September flowering, when it is wetter here.  Not a completely scientific experiment, but I would say they fruit better with drier conditions. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit id
« on: September 18, 2020, 11:40:39 AM »
I appreciate the replies.  It didn't taste anything like peanut butter.  Just blah.  I had one of these plants and sold it.  Glad I did.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit id
« on: September 18, 2020, 06:05:54 AM »
Hereís another fruit I did not recognize.  Again it was not very tasty.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit id
« on: September 18, 2020, 05:51:57 AM »
I thought it was possibly in the Annona family and with your opinions I cross checked it and it does appear to be a pond apple.  It tastes similar to the Asimina reticulata.  The tree I found was in Palma Sola Botanical Park, Bradenton, FL.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fruit id
« on: September 17, 2020, 12:22:07 PM »
Please let me know what this fruit is.  It doesnít taste that great, but Iíd like to know what it is.

I've had success with ground layering low lying branches.  Weighting them down and putting some soil on them for a few months until they grow roots.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Land size
« on: August 25, 2020, 06:35:15 AM »
We acquired 6.2 acres last year and now have over 200 tropical trees on the 3 cleared acres.  Itís a lot of work.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pawpaw orchard video update
« on: July 29, 2020, 12:16:37 PM »
Looks beautiful.  Where do you get the tree nets from?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wonderful pomegranate FL
« on: July 23, 2020, 09:53:36 PM »
This year has been very dry, which pommes like to a degree.  I have a young Padgett pomegranate, less than 3í high, which fruited a couple of months back, but then it rained and the fruit split.  Someone near me has a slightly older bush which is covered in fruit.  I donít know the variety they have.  Zone 9b.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stink bugs on avocado tree
« on: July 16, 2020, 01:47:27 PM »
The smell doesn't bother me so I just grab them and squish them if i see just one or two.  If you have larger numbers bothering your trees, there are some videos out there that show you how to make a homemade stink bug catcher. You can make a free scooper or one with a light. 

All the Eugenias will do well in Apollo Beach.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Beneficial nematodes for weevils?
« on: June 30, 2020, 07:39:02 AM »
Does anyone know if they send them in the mail will they get too hot in the mailbox in the summer heat? Also i read they need warm humid conditions, so does that limit what time of year they can be applied?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: precocious pitangatuba
« on: June 26, 2020, 02:45:06 PM »
I have a plant not much larger than that with flowers.  Iíll see if I can get a photo today.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit tree id
« on: June 05, 2020, 08:06:12 AM »
Many thanks.  The taste was okay and his tree has quite a few fruit and it takes the cold weather without problems.  Iím going to try and grow one from seed. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fruit tree id
« on: June 04, 2020, 08:29:54 PM »

Can anyone help me ID a friendís tree?   Itís like a gooseberry/grape tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit thieves rant
« on: June 02, 2020, 07:17:37 PM »
Two footed rats steal my lychees every year from the side of my house.  They would even break branches, climbing up to strip off all the fruit. Iíve finally dug the trees up and moved them to my acreage out in the countryside.

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