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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?

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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.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ruth mango
« on: June 15, 2019, 05:58:10 PM »
Just had the "Ruth" mango. Size and shape reminded me of "Duncan" mango. Flesh was nearly fiberless. Flesh near the skin was bitter. I've had similar experiences like this with SE Asian cvs. and their derivatives- especially PPK and Duncan. Brix registered 16. Seed was mono.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ruth mango
« on: June 15, 2019, 12:11:13 PM »
I'll revive this thread cause a friend gave me a "Ruth" mango to go. Any info would be appreciated. I haven't cut it yet so I'll post pics.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Reviews
« on: June 13, 2019, 03:17:49 PM »
Lady's Choice.
My first ripe mango grown in 9B.
Fruit was pretty clean. Did smell that intense resin scent in the sap when picked. Supposedly an improved version of East Indian mango. No sap burn/rot to the skin observed even after two days of counter top ripening. Milder taste of the resin in the ripe flesh but definitely less fiber- equivalent to than of the Julie (imo). Didn't pick up on any extra flavors. Enjoyable.
Brix registered at 17.

Just harvested my first ever mango grown from a mango tree at my 9B FL location :D

Lady's Choice mango :D:D
The sap smells heavenly. I think it's supposed to be an improved East Indian. Fruit looks clean but it's small. About 4"-5" long and 3.5" - 4" across.
Other mangoes still pending ripening: Ivory, Mesk, and Madame Blanc.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where can I get a Tice Mulberry?
« on: May 11, 2019, 07:36:26 PM »
Toptropicals usually have them in stock or restocked. Ive bought from them in the past and they turned out true though pricey for the size.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zill's Black Suriname Cherry
« on: April 27, 2019, 05:44:16 AM »
From my fruiting Zill Black SC plants, I've seen birds and lizards sampling ripe fruit.

Cantaloupe. Mild, bland, watery and slimy. Junk.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mammea americana
« on: April 16, 2019, 07:20:07 AM »
I've been trying to grow this for about 2 years but they are really struggling. Random die back from healthy plants in the span of 2-3 days. Got 2 seeds from fruitlovers in early 2017 and only one seed sprouted (took like 6-7 months). They'd do great in pot for months but decline in weeks in ground. I wonder if their roots are sensitive to agitation (like Biriba). I have one HI seedling left and a grafted tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bug ID help
« on: April 15, 2019, 08:01:31 PM »
I think they are part of the jewel beetle family. I've seen em in my neck of the woods eating mango and grumichima leaves. Damage is no way near that of the Shrilankan weevil (not seen in my neck of the woods).

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: March 28, 2019, 08:27:41 PM »
I've been enjoying some ripened "White" mulberries the past 2 days. Though small, they are very sweet and turn a light hue of purple when ripe. Taste is a little reminiscent of "Australian" mulberry but the cantelope notes are much stronger in the latter. Shangri LA is delicious. Sweet with a nice tang- like sweetened concentrated cool-aid. I love mulberries.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where can I get a Tice Mulberry?
« on: March 22, 2019, 06:12:33 PM »
I've lost a Tice, White/Australian, and FL Giant to standing water (greater than 7 days). So this time I'm gonna grow them on mounds 1-1.5 ft high. I don't think they are drought tolerant. Even in pots they require moist soil or else the leaves go droopy.

Some help identifying these garcinas would be greatly appreciated (rows from left to right, column from top to down). some might be lemon drop, achacariu, dulcis.

I second jaboticaba. Go for a nice sized red (~2" diameter trunkt). Keep the soul acidic and auromatic frequent irrigation....the peeling bark and flowering every 2 months or so that results in green redish fruits....cant go worng.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Season 2019
« on: March 09, 2019, 07:24:39 PM »
Nice. Love mulberries. Such a joy to be under a mulberry tree canopy looking for perfectly ripe fruit to pick. My trees are still small but they have some fruit that are still young. FL Giant, White, Shangri LA and Pakistani.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Habit: Cherry of Rio Grande
« on: March 03, 2019, 12:46:39 PM »
Im in 9B but 2.5hrs south of Orlando and my CRG do very poorly. Lots of die back.

I love Barbados cherry, but Zill Dark surinam cherries are phenomenal when picked black and falling into your hands when touched. Amazing. The only con is that after a cold front, the leaves get scorched.

I've germinated many in moist paper towels in zip lock bags, but Ataulfos have the lowest success rates. The ones that do sprout they die about 2-3 months after transferring to soil medium.

Damn. Can i get those fruit that's on the floor :D. Whats a "good" spacing for Sabara trees?

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