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Maybe Squam can share us what the flavor is for arumanis.  Is it good like the video claims?

great!!! How much are the scions?

who has these scions ? Gedong Gincu mango and arum manis

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Why are my Lychee leaves yellow?
« on: March 12, 2018, 08:01:47 AM »
maybe because it's the winter?  too cold?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Greenhouse Longan Bloom
« on: March 12, 2018, 07:59:53 AM »
is it started from seeds?  very nice.

Mine is from seed, about 10yrs now and no fruit yet.  It's outside unprotected.  I just cut the bottom of the pot out last year.  Hopefully, the roots extend out and gophers don't eat them.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: CRYSTAL Seedless Guava Scions
« on: March 06, 2018, 01:45:43 AM »
My asian guavas are about to turn yellow. Yet it is still super crunchy and sweet with a bit of acid and guava flavor, with juice as well.   oval looking and smooth surface. 

I have three different varieties that are about ready to eat right now.   One of them was started from a seed I bought back from Hanoi.
The other two varieties were started from seeds from my cousin and aunt's tree.   One is elongated oval looks similar to the hanoii, but surface is  crooked.  The other is more rounded like an apple.

This is the first time they are so late to harvest.  best flavors compare to other previous years.  Next year, I will let the fruits hang onto the tree longer to get the sweet,acidic, guava flavors so that it doesn't taste like cardboard.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: is it still organics?
« on: March 03, 2018, 05:41:32 PM »
i mean can they still be qualify as organically grown even it has copper fungicide applied?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: is it still organics?
« on: March 03, 2018, 01:59:57 AM »
fruitlover, I don't have commercial orchard.  It's a few of the fruit trees I am growing for consumptions.
But I want to boast to people that I am growing them organically.   Of all the fruit trees, mango tree is the only one that I need to spray copper fungicide.  cherimoya, banana, guava, white sapote, lychee, longan,etc.. do need any fungicide at all in my garden.    and the copper fungicide does works on the mango trees.  especially on the fruitlets.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / is it still organics?
« on: March 02, 2018, 12:23:17 AM »
I spray my mango tree with copper fungicide.   I have not been using any chemicals or fertilizer, only just compost and water.    Is my mango still consider organic?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First Frost of the year
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:03:20 PM »
37F in unheated greenhouse last night.  light frosts on the grass this morning. 

had same issue with mine and its no good to leave it.  it will not get big with fruits

Tropical Fruit Discussion / cold resistant rose apple plant
« on: February 05, 2018, 10:57:00 PM »
20months old. gone thru 2nd winter without any issue.  Out in the open without any covering during the low 29F. Love the beautiful bright color of the new growth.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / cherimoya tree wishing everyone happy V-day
« on: February 05, 2018, 10:52:06 PM »
my cherimoya tree wishing everyone happy V-day

Tropical Fruit Discussion / love watching this mango farm in thailand
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:10:44 PM »

love watching this mango farm in thailand

Follow-up.  The one seedling that sprouted dampened off and died.  Still no other seeds have sprouted.  This is strange as I have planted many Annonas before and usually get high rates of germination.  I have many 1-2 year old seedlings ready to be grafted onto.  I hope I can get a scion from you Luke when they become available.

same thing happen to me.  one seed germinated so far. and it is struggling to survive.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hoop house
« on: January 28, 2018, 05:38:10 PM »
My heart aches for you Mark in Texas. You got lots of nice collections and was doing so well too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: skhan yard update 2016
« on: January 27, 2018, 11:18:44 PM »
wow! your mango grows so fast.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: KEITT Mango
« on: January 25, 2018, 08:57:44 PM »
nice looking tree.

can't get in and can't get out I hope.

it's easier and shorter to list what they won't touch.

I got plenty of gophers at my place. That's why I have most of the plants in pots.  I know 100% they won't touch:

I'm experimenting with cassava this year into the ground and see if that will poison them.

lesson learned. never buy from eBay or amazon. There are lots of crooks hidden behind eBay and amazon.

Does police get involve with this type of fraud?  He should be locked up in jail for deceiving people and stealing money from them.  Those trees are not cheap!!!

So here’s the recap:

Last month I was told someone was selling grafted trees of several rare Indian and Pakistani mangos on eBay . Upon looking I found a seller named “GuavaKing” listing grafted trees of Langra, Anwar Ratol, Chausa, and Banganpalli. These varieties are not grafted by ANY of the major mango-producing nurseries in the United States, making them fairly highly sought after.

I inquired to the seller asking him where he obtained these varieties, but didn’t get a response. My friend Jack (DuncanYoung) did get a response from the seller who claimed to have the trees in his yard, and ordered several.

He received the trees in the mail and I was immediately suspicious about 2 things: the Banganapalli, a variety I’ve had exposure to and whose foliage I was very familiar with, was not a Banganpalli. DuncanYoung requested a photo of the man’s Banganapalli. He provided a photo of a small tree that clearly was not Banganpalli based on the foliage. Banganpalli produces long, flat , pointed leaves and has extremely thin stems. The tree in the photo had short, stout curled or wavy leaves, and regular thick stems.

The second red flag was that the trees (in 1 gallon pots) were not the cleft or veneer grafts you would see from an amateur, but “T” buds that only 2 nurseries in Florida know how to do with mango. And only one of those wholesells them as 1 gallons: Zill High Performance Plants.

I then observed that one of the small trees Labelled “Anwar Ratal” appeared to be a Julie mango. Julie has distinctive leaves, and tends to flower as a 1 gallon size tree. Coincidentally, this tree was also flowering and had inflorescence resembling Julie too.

Later while stepping these 1 gallon trees up to 3 gallon, a small yellow tag dropped out of one of the pots of the “Langra” tree: the tag, pictured in the thread, reads “NDM #4” (Nam Doc Mai #4). The foliage on this tree appeared to be that of NDM, and the sap smell was identical too. I immediately recognized this as a small tag used by Zill High Performance Plants to label their young grafted trees. I knew then the guy was obtaining the trees from Zill, and selling them under different names, knowing full well he could get high prices for 1 gallon trees under these false names.

DuncanYoung then emailed GuavaKing asking about the tag. He responded claiming no knowledge of it and claimed that he was obtaining his pots from a local garden center. I can supply email proof of this. He evidently also fed this lie to other buyers.

Forum member Scott then informed me last week that he had purchased 12 trees from GuavaKing. He also knew his real name: Babar Majeed. This was different than the name that he had shipped the trees under but both names were associated with the same companies.

As final confirmation of this fraud, I went into Zill and was able to ascertain that this man had indeed purchased in 2017 50 Alphonso, 50 Nam Doc Mai, 50 Julie, and 50 Himsagar, all as 1 gallon trees. I suspect he also purchased trees in 2016 under a different name, but did not search for additional invoices. It was implied he may have purchased Lancetilla as well.

This person is a disgusting scam artist, a thief and a liar. What he is doing is completely illegal, and he should be exposed for it.

thanks everyone for your kind words. 

The 3plants in a pot is a nurse 9gal. It has i think about 5 penny size hole at the bottom. I did not cut the bottom. Right now, the roots are packed all the way to the top of the pot.  And some roots have extended thru the penny size hole.  So, I will wait for guava to be harvested , then I am thinking of cutting one side out, the front acts as a wall, and the back side exposing to the wood mulch so that the roots can come out.  Not so sure how I will take care of the bottom.

My guava harvest season at my place is usually from Jan-March.
it's about .20 acres, it's is still small as I'm running out of space and has already turned the front yard into a complete garden.

I don't know about guava thinning itself, but this particular tree has just too much fruits on it.

The kesar does pretty well for me too. This is the second year it's outside unprotected.  It was down to 29F and a few mornings has icicles in some of buckets that has water ,  it's doing pretty good other than a few leaves burned.  I forgot to show the Kesar and plumeria. 

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