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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is it?
« on: September 10, 2018, 02:53:31 PM »
Euphorbia milii

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba fertilizer
« on: July 22, 2018, 11:53:58 AM »
Pretty much good result with soluble potassium nitrate. 40grams in 10 liters of water.

I do the same thing here for agroforestry purpose. The best grass for that job in our tropical climate is Panicum maximum cv Mombaša. Huge biomass producer, long lasting fibers. The soil underneath that mulch is just wonderful

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropical cherry - ID please?
« on: May 30, 2018, 05:50:54 PM »

Here is mine, Barbados cherry behind. Growing fast these days, seems to love heavy mulching, water and chicken manure!

Here, 2 years old, flowering and fruiting continously. A must have fruit very juicy, sweet and good flavor. my daughter loves it. As it is a wild species you got a lot a variation in taste shape and sweetness. They love potassium, i give them plenty of it. can only compare it to uniflora and stipitata, love them both equal, flavor is so different. From my opinion eugenia candolleana is more consensual in term of flavor comparing uniflora and stipitata

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Julie Mango
« on: November 16, 2017, 04:24:27 AM »
No it is monoembryonic

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rare jaboticaba dying .....
« on: July 12, 2017, 08:25:13 PM »
Two studies published in Nature last year cited evidence that overuse of neonicotinoid pesticides was harming bee populations. One of the studies found that bees were drawn to neonicotinoids, which are derived from nicotine, possibly similarly to how humans are attracted to nicotine. This means that bees may prefer a food source that harms their nervous system. from

Can't find the article talking about long range remanence of this product but this article explain that toxicity for bees remain for at least 1 year.

So as I was answering to Luc, efficient product but not very Earth friendly...

Excuse me if Wikipedia said its true then it has to be true.
I don't see anywhere in that passage that says it is toxic to bees for multiple years after an application? I do see where it
says it takes 30-60 days to move through the tree. And where does it say it is more attractive
to bees then regular untreated flowers from citrus??? The forum members who are using this product
are applying it to trees that are in decline not trees that are flowering anyway?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rare jaboticaba dying .....
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:33:13 PM »
plants treated with imidacloprid remain toxic during many years for bees
If this was true all the bees would be dead

 Imidacloprid-positive flowers attract bees more than untreated one and kill them
This is just stupid. Have you been in Florida when the oranges are in bloom?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rare jaboticaba dying .....
« on: July 12, 2017, 01:13:03 PM »
Luc, for sure this is an efficient product. But be careful as this product kills many beneficial insects. Thanks to the last studies they show that plants treated with imidacloprid remain toxic during many years for bees. As it is a systemic product a root drench will also "contaminate" flowers. Imidacloprid-positive flowers attract bees more than untreated one and kill them. We hope that this product will be banned in France in the next months.

Well , I bought the " Gamo " that Raul suggested . A big soup spoon in 5 liters of water , the plant is back to normal and doing better than before . Pleased with this great result I did the same thing on a vexator that was staying behind compared to the other one . It made a huge difference , this one is also thriving now . All that in a very short time ....2 weeks maximum . I am gonna poor some of this stuff on all my plants that are not doing 100 %.

I'm not very fan of bananas but I use them in my garden to provide rapid biomass to soil and rapid shade to young trees. It works perfectly.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Someone can contact Colombo973?
« on: June 14, 2017, 04:52:51 PM »
I have tried to contact him 2 weeks ago by mail but no answer...

Failed on xantochymus for me, success on achachairu

Is it compatible to G. Xanthochymus?
How long is the shipping time with EMS to Europe if you know?
Can you estimate the shipping cost in advance for a few scions?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Developing a hybrid mango variety
« on: May 24, 2017, 08:16:40 AM »
I would like to share this study about mango breeding, plenty of useful informations.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Banana trees "fixing" the soil.
« on: May 13, 2017, 07:50:34 AM »
This video will show you show banana, manihot, eucalyptus, citrus mangosteen and a lot of plant work together instead of compete each other.

Bananas produce shade and a huge amount of organic matter very beneficial to mangosteen for example. Root system is also different deep for mangosteen, shallow in comparison for banana. In sufficient amount of water and nutrient conditions, this association is very useful.

My yard:

heberger image

Just cut the bunch as it got no leaves to feed it. Select a sucker and wait for the next bunch.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Digital Soil PH Meter
« on: February 02, 2017, 05:07:23 PM »
I use this one:

Which allow you to check soil pH directly

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gambeya lacourtiana - African abricot .
« on: November 23, 2016, 06:13:15 PM »

Flowering is almost an "hormone dependant" process (auxin, cytokinin, gibberelic acid, absicissic acid). K should help but I'm not sure it will induce flowering, but we're all ignorant in front of mother nature so give it a try! :)

Also interested! Thank you

How is your myrica rubra? Size, color, sweet sour, name of the variety?

Thank you

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee grafted onto Longan?
« on: January 26, 2016, 05:09:26 PM »
Ok, will make a try shortly on very young plant, I'll let you know

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee grafted onto Longan?
« on: January 24, 2016, 01:20:28 PM »
Hello, is your graft still doing good?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annual fundraiser to support the forum
« on: November 17, 2015, 09:21:06 AM »
10$ sent, thank you for maintaining this wonderful place

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