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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tropical plant nurseries in Clearwater FL
« on: October 13, 2019, 08:04:43 PM »
Will be there for a week. Any recommendations for tropical plant nurseries in the Clearwater FL area? Fruit trees of course  ;) ;D.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my sweet tart going to make it?
« on: October 02, 2019, 06:50:19 PM »
It should heal over as the tree takes off in growth. If it were my tree, I would increase the "no grass area" at the base to a 4-5 feet diameter and buy a trunk guard/ protector (most Wal-Marts garden section for ~$2....grey).

Thanks for the tip on the Grimals loving sun exposure. I have a red that is and has been really not loving the full sun exposure. I should really put more attention to my jabo collection. This video was motivation. It was a pleasure meeting these two gentlemen at different times. Both have been generous and you can feel the passion for this hobby.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Do Some Mango Trees Shed Leaves?
« on: September 16, 2019, 06:31:39 AM »
PM sent :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Do Some Mango Trees Shed Leaves?
« on: September 14, 2019, 01:40:28 PM »
I've noticed higher than normal leaf shedding on Angie and San Felipe.

I've heard nothing but glowing reviews about this "Butterscotch" sapodilla from 6-7 different sources. I don't know about it being in "limited supply" or "limited production". Almost all the nursery men I've seen them at had 10-20 in stock- and all were told the same thing- "It will no longer be propagated" and said the same  thing, "this is the last of the batch".
Based on very very young plants (pencil thick and less than a foot tall) in different areas of FL from Central to South, they seem to hold fruit at that size.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mallika Mango taste!!
« on: September 07, 2019, 03:12:42 PM »
Very cool that you actually fruited it there :). Yep its delicious. Citrus/Carroty/Papaya and at its best very sweet.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Trinidad: Everbearing Julie Mango
« on: September 07, 2019, 03:09:11 PM »
I dont know about ever bearing (always having fruit on the tree) but my dad has 20+ yr old Julie trees in Trinidad would get 3 seasons of fruit:

March/April (small crop)
and sometimes a small crop around Nov/Dec.

I think the rains induce flowering. And also most Caribbean people still practice burning of yard waste in the backyard, where they'd be having mango trees, thus inducing some flowering response.

I have a 7 yr old tree.
Productive. Sometimes in clusters.
Pretty compact and bushy with 7-8" growth flushes- but more vigor than Julie.
Responds really well to tipping.
Brix in the mid 20s.
Fruit size on the medium-small, small side.
Mostly Fiber-less. Flavor profile more towards the "Gary" side (but I haven't detected any coco-nutty flavor).
 Doesn't taste like Julie.
I haven't had any worrying disease issues. A keeper in my small yard.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Mangos Are Left (Florida)?
« on: August 19, 2019, 06:06:54 AM »
Still have 2 Ivory mangoes on the tree. I check em every evening for ripening but am too lazy to cage em. But I wont be surprised if they're gone with the first signs of ripening (possom/ racoon).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cinnamon apple Pouteria hypoglauca
« on: August 10, 2019, 10:12:09 PM »
Got to taste the fruit. I found it on the ground after work and allowed it to counter top ripen for 3 days. I could not detect any spice scents. It just smelled milky. My gf said it smelled like breakfast cereal-milk and Trix specifically. The flesh was creamy and mildly sweet. The texture had a grainy compotent like a store bought pear with Ice Cream bean. It was quite enjoyable and had more flesh than I was expecting. As we scooped closer to the rind, the flesh was slightly bitter and astringent like an unripened sapodilla. Overall, very enjoyable and unique to any other fruits I've ever had so far. Can't wait to get this in the ground.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Mangos Are Left (Florida)?
« on: July 27, 2019, 07:17:48 PM »
Just picked my first ripe Ivory in 9B. 4 more left on the tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cinnamon apple Pouteria hypoglauca
« on: July 27, 2019, 11:49:18 AM »
Thanks for the response Har. Anxious to taste this fruit.

That's some good advice from simon_grow. If you want to control the height of those 3' new flushes, you can prune off above the 3rd or 4th leaf (counting from the base) of the new shoots.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cinnamon apple Pouteria hypoglauca
« on: July 26, 2019, 07:00:54 PM »
I bought a tree, possibly a year ago or more, from Mike (Trees N More) and it has two fruit on it. The older fruit (by 2 months) is turning a deep orange color with some thin skin peeling yet still rock hard. Since the rind is thick, I guess its time to pick due to the recent orange coloration?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Video of someone stealing my mangoes
« on: July 20, 2019, 05:27:42 AM »
That's infuriating  >:( . So sorry that happened bud :( . Maybe wireless motion hunting cameras (2) for the cross view next season.

I want to thank FloridaBoy (Alex) for opening this offer to the forum. It was also a pleasure meeting him as well- I think he is wayyy more excited about mangoes than I am :D.
The Chaunsa mangoes were a treat to eat. Sweet carroty based with a hint of lime and even fainter cantaloupe tones to my taste buds. Fiberless flesh and even scant long fibers on the skin. I had about 5 of them and their brix ranged from 23-27. I enjoyed them thoroughly. Anwar Ratol was ok. Very small mango with a carroty base. Brix ranged from 19-22.
I have some seeds that look healthy that they might sprout. But in reading about the growth of irradiated seeds....time will tell if they'll grow healthy if they do sprout. Sweet Tart and LZ are still my top 1 and 2.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kesar mango article BBC
« on: July 14, 2019, 02:49:34 PM »
I have a mature tree in Broward and it does really well- even without direct sunlight.

Deers sucks asss. I've lost quit a few young trees to them (mangoes, jujube and sapodillas and flowering plants too).
The next best option to killing them is exclusion. Exclusion from your land or individually from the trees themselves. 5 foot fencing T posts (@$3.98 ea) and UV resistant deer netting (4'-5')(@ $10 / 100ft roll). All you need is 3 posts about 4ft apart per plant equidistant to each other. Wrap the roll tight (3x4=~12ft) and secure and use uv resistant zipties to secure (two will do per tree).
Wabbits I have no experience or problems with.

Some type of shock. I'd keep it indoors from the cold and out of direct sunlight with soil moist. Hopefully new leaves would emerge. And don't be tempted to fertilize.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / "Punta Gorda" carambola
« on: June 26, 2019, 08:02:19 PM »
Anyone knows the detailed story? Aside from being....possibly....chance seedling. From Punta Gorda? :D :D
The leaves looked more robust (thicker and dark green) than similarly mature leaves from other cvs. I've seen.

It's pretty awesome that your trees were not damaged with frost especially from the winter of 2018. Sadly, I don't see any mangoes resembling "Julie". Do you remember where you bought your young trees?

The link is not working (on my end). Problem loading.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What to Plant in Florida
« on: June 25, 2019, 08:29:10 PM »
Definitely coconut tree (1-2) for fresh coconut water in 4-5 years.
A top tier mango (LZ, Sweet Tart etc).
A sapodilla (eg. Alano).
If you have the space, a mulberry (eg. Shangri LA or Tice).
An for pot culture, a red Jaboticaba.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ruth mango
« on: June 15, 2019, 07:07:47 PM » was from the stand my friend bought it from. Bummer.

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