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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: January 13, 2021, 01:17:27 PM »
Guava, Kesar, and NDM4 pushing now. More on Sugarloaf. Glenn and OS look to be starting as well.

Paid a chunk to have 2 palm trees chopped and 2 more trimmed, so lots more sun for some shy fruiting trees that were too shaded.

Have a feeling its going to be a sweet mango season.

I agree, just about everything in my yard is pushing flowers now.
It might not be a complete bloom on every tree but i don't mind a staggered crop

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: January 06, 2021, 08:50:27 AM »
Pretty much all the Sugarloaf trees are flowering now.

Sugarloaf is just sounding better and better

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skhan,

Two possibilities, neither of them easy to deal with:

Mango malformation, caused by internal infections of Fusarium Fungus, especially the second photo of your Father's pruned-back tree.  Infected branches should be removed--- cut several inches below the lowest visible infection, and the whole tree should be sprayed with Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate and a penetrant adjuvant.  A separate spray with several nutrients plus Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin-C) can also help.

Microscopic bud-mites.  Prune off infestations.  Follow up with a suffocating oil spray, or with a penetrating miticide.

Thanks Har,

The Juliette has only produced a handful of fruits so far so this gives me an accuse to top work it


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help. I need to buy 400 pot 10 gallon
« on: December 27, 2020, 03:22:57 PM »
Universal supply in pompano

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These are two separate VPs in my father's front yard.
Both seem to have the same issue and don't really fruit that well.





This VP is on the same side where all the mature mango trees have struggled this year. We think the neighbors lawn people put some herbicide down.




Took some more pictures of the what was going on the north side of my dad's property.
I'll definitely get a soil test soon.

Malika (over 10yrs)
It flushed out in summer and the new leaves died back




Juliette (7yrs)
Same problem as Malika, right next door.
My dad cut the branches back after the leaves fell off







Cotton Candy (2yrs)
Wavy new leaves, bunching branches, tiny internode spacing







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: December 25, 2020, 11:27:02 AM »
You can apply potassium and micros if you want.
Also spray sulfur to prevent PM would be a good idea, same goes for copper.

That being said, i hardly get a chance to do any of that, hopefully this year

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing persimmon in FL
« on: December 25, 2020, 08:57:42 AM »
One more thing to consider is that the ones they graft down here (at least what i've seen from ZHPP) are grafted on native persimmon stock.
Fairchild garden has a write up on growing them too.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: December 22, 2020, 03:46:50 PM »
Got some action on Cac as well

I see buds pushing on OS, E-4, Pickering

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Here some pictures of abiu pilosa. Which is torta ssp glabra i think.








Heres a picture of a regular abiu



I got to do something about the scale

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Himsagar Lehore. Any fans of this variety
« on: December 21, 2020, 11:14:22 AM »
I had it a few times, i liked it.
It had that "classic-acid" flavor which was surprising because most mangos from that region have some type of resin notes. (I still prefer a good Neelam though)
Its also a late-season mango so that's great too

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: December 21, 2020, 09:14:41 AM »
seeing a mixed flush on my NDM.
Angie and Zinc look like they're pushing

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Thanks guys,

The plants don't get as much fertilizer as they should and there have been fruit trees all over the yard for over 20 years so I'm sure the soil is depleted.
I'll start adding some potassium and magnesiun.

We are out near the glades and he fill in his pool about 4 years ago.
 

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These are two separate VPs in my father's front yard.
Both seem to have the same issue and don't really fruit that well.





This VP is on the same side where all the mature mango trees have struggled this year. We think the neighbors lawn people put some herbicide down.




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One word of warning about Malay apple, it seems like the common nursery stock in Florida (at least from PIN) is not that great.
I had 3 planted so far, one fruit after 8 years (only year to fruit) it been there for like 15 years at this point
I also have one planted at my current house since 2014 and no flowers yet.

Seems like everyone I know who bring seeds from "back home" has much better success with the quality fruit and precocity

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Are they self fruitful? Also how do they compare to regular starapple?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Most worthwhile subtropical fruits to grow?
« on: December 03, 2020, 03:39:37 PM »
Persimmons, Low Chill Stone fruit, Loquats, Paw Paw, White Sapote maybe even Cherimoya.
Most of those don't really grow to do well this for south. We either have one or two varieties or the flys destroy the crop.
Jabos may be able to work in that climate too

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Yup, we need to get some of these over here.
Panama red has been the best I've tried so far

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Concerning hand pollinating soursop
« on: November 26, 2020, 11:15:53 AM »
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0063PG40G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_8n9VFb3ZEJ4NC

I've used this in the past with pretty good success. My father in law tried it on his tree too, first time he got fruits.
At least this is what works in our limestone and sand soils

Zinc, iron and boron seems to help annonas set fruit.
There is a research paper from India the goes into it. I've linked it in the forum a few times.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / 2021 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: November 25, 2020, 06:21:14 PM »
Between the late cold and the late rains, our growing season was extended this year.  My Garcinias liked it though.

I was losing hope but it looks like we'll have a cold front next week.
Low 50s for a few days might be enough to get some flowers going in a few weeks. To bad half my trees have pretty recent flushes

I'll update near the end of December.

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Freshly harvested ginger has a reddish tint on the stem ends.
Don't know if this is what you're describing

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Id love to get a cotton candy please! Can you get Coconut Cream? If not, put me down for a pina colada!
Sure I should be able to get you any of the three.

Coconut Cream is patented so you may need to check with the patent holder for permission to propagate.

Good point
No coconut cream trees.
If i ever have time to check the patent info I'll post back

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Id love to get a cotton candy please! Can you get Coconut Cream? If not, put me down for a pina colada!
Sure I should be able to get you any of the three.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit Cocktail mango
« on: November 18, 2020, 01:00:23 PM »
I only had the mangos a few times from ZHPP but they don't always pick them at an optimal time.
I think I only had one that was great. Still like Fruit Punch better.

I'm not too thrilled about the texture, It wasn't melting or anything but had more of a Kiett like text.

I'm hoping to get some from some other growers next season

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Panama red is one of the flavacarpas that are self fruitful.
Been growing it for years, it's one of the best we have access to in the America

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