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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: rare seeds
« on: July 08, 2020, 11:14:43 PM »
sensitive plant is mimosa pudica

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: July 06, 2020, 10:19:19 PM »
Orange Sherbert and LZ are different. I like them both. A great LZ is hard to beat though. Its been a while since had a LM, don't really recall but they weren't as good as OS and LZ.

Hands down the best mango I had this year was Sweet Tart. Finally had a few perfect ones. I love this mango.

Time to prep for grafts.

guava wood is supposed to be great for grilling

sea level is rising. no "nwo" here, don't even know who those people are.

I just care about relationships, plants, and science. ignorance of truth is ignorant. army corps of engineers has to deal with it too, and they are.

higher ground and stable source of non-salinated water makes sense.

There is an area near Orlando that is elevated. Locals even call it a "mountain" lol.

Coconut cream

Coco Cream is NOT dwarfish. It is long and lanky. Vigorous.

I see science as being political to those that don't really have an understanding of science.
This is exactly your case and Daintree or most american people case.
I bet you never seen these fish for real ,and you get your ,,scientific facts,, from news.
Me on the otther hand,im the scientist you talk about regarding this fish impact on various ecosystems ( in fact i even explained this in detail)but what i say doesnt matter,go on believing the news  or otther such dubious sources wich dont account for science.

We talked about this before and you couldn't provide any evidence to support your anecdotal claims. The ones you did provide didn't provide any support for your claims.  I don't get my facts from,, news,, because that isn't an accurate source.  I'm not here to debate you, because you are dug into being wrong and I can't change your mind.  But I practice and believe in science, not science fiction.
I didnt posted any references to suport my claims because i realise we are not on the same level of knowledge about enviroment protection,ecosystems ,Etc.
In that case we didnt even had a debate,i was actually trying to teach you  ;D .
Just because i dont post references,doesnt mean a lack of respect from my part,just that simply your not even close to my level of knowledge about this subject to be worthy of references posted.


I have read several outlandish posts from you, and have been open minded.

This is a tropical fruit forum. It's not an invasive carps trolling from outer space that plant trees on someone else's land so they can cure your Covid with pollen that has been cured in an asses' ass forum.

...and what's up with the pretentious crap. You think you are more intelligent and knowledgeable than everyone or anyone else?

Perhaps I communicate on a level that you do not understand.

My apologies.

M4 seems compact so far for me, but now is starting to push upwards.

Sugar Loaf is going real nice for me. Really like the shape.

Dwarf Hawaiian is pretty spicy, as well as St Maui and Kesar.

Had a white Hisamagar, who knows what actually was, outstanding though. Spicy and wonderful.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too much fruit harms society ?
« on: July 01, 2020, 03:02:58 PM »
This thread, lol...

Because I love ya'll, will share this:

Eating less meat and animal product as one ages is associated with many health benefits.

Based upon what I've read, my goal is to have less than 10% of my dietary intake come from meat or animal protein.

As one gets close to 50 years of age, more meat intake is associated with increased risk of health problems, including heart disease and cancer. While these risks already exist, they amp up on the older person.

Our metabolisms and needs change with age.

Eliminating processed foods, and especially processed meats, is part of the plan as well.

Eating natural, fresh, and minimally processed, with no or limited artificial ingredients or preservatives, is probably a good idea.

...and regarding "too much fruit harms society ?" what I have to say is this: Fruit is a powerful thing. It should be treated with respect. So much is wasted. It is a poorly managed resource that could benefit the world much more.

I don't know anyone with problems related to eating too much fruit. Just haven't run across them yet. Most people don't eat much fruit anyway.

Don't forget diverse veggies!

Anything can be overdone. Eat too many carrots and you might orange up, drink too much water and your brain swells, eat too much meat and get the gout and eventually maybe heart disease or cancer.


LOL! Was just about to re-order, and seeds arrived today.  Extra too. All have roots and some sprouts.

Thank you Miguel!

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bark inversion tutorial
« on: June 27, 2020, 01:34:52 PM »
Super cool tek, thanks Joe!

How big of a tree have you tried it with?

Have you tried with mango?

...other species?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2 more Mangos
« on: June 27, 2020, 12:43:11 PM »
Venus and Sweet Tart are completely different in flavor, and other respects as well.

Sweet Tart is superior in flavor, especially if you like a lil sour with your sweet.

Venus is a decent late season choice, but prone to disease.

After trying ST though the years, and getting some early picks in the past, have finally realized how good this mango really is. Adding more grafts!

Venus graft I couldn't care much less about. I mean its cool, but not worried about it.

John makes some great points.

Mango production here (near Homestead) is variable, although some varieties and trees seem to be doing well.

I agree further north, and higher ground sound wise.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hand pollination sapodilla
« on: June 26, 2020, 07:26:58 PM »
Tried the squeezing method in the past and no success.

your dancing wasn't good enough?

...probably timing. re when the flowers are hand pollinated, and the maturity of tree

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hand pollination sapodilla
« on: June 26, 2020, 03:25:02 PM »
just lightly squeeze barely open flowers twice, with a little roll/wiggle. top-bottom, and left-right.

then, dance around your yard...

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Working around shade
« on: June 25, 2020, 08:39:16 AM »
jabos, eugenias, cacao, and some garcinias are a few ideas

production may not be great or even good, but could try lots of stuff.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba in limestone?
« on: June 23, 2020, 05:51:00 PM »
Red, Sabara, Blue, unknown jabo, and others grow well here, not far from you. My yard is 3 inches of dirt (tops), and then solid limestone.

Dug as much as could, added dirt, peat, and other stuff. Created a mound.

The big one (10 feet?) has been in ground 4.5 years. Produces okay, 2 - 3 times per year.

They need lots of water. That is probably a bigger issue, and water chemistry perhaps. They seem okay with my city and well water; rain is the best.

Mine get partial sun, full sun several hours per day, and shade a good part of the day.

I like the fruit a lot. Sweet with a kick of sour, and something else. Juicy too.

Barely any flesh on the fruit, and large seed for fruit size.

Not a very productive tree ime, and not much to the fruits, but good to have around.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My tropical fruit plants
« on: June 21, 2020, 11:38:47 AM »
Cool greenhouse, impressed with what you are doing there. Keep it up, and us posted!

It grows great here in South Miami area. One clump growing amongst bamboo, another underneath annona tree. It is opportunistic, and sets roots easy on its own when there is plenty of humidity/moisture.

In Cali, it might have issue with the dry air. Seems would do best in a pot and greenhouse. If it got watered a lot, probably would do well. Ask Brad aka forum member Spaugh or Simon. One of them may grow it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My New Muntingia Tree
« on: June 21, 2020, 11:20:26 AM »
Beautiful tree and yard! Keep us posted on how it does.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: acai palm
« on: June 21, 2020, 11:17:02 AM »
That's a great deal for such a cool and hard to find plant/palm!

no seeds here either. Shipped 5/18?

Gotta get this to Lizzo! Just know she would love it, and probably want some of that fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to ripen Mangoes
« on: June 15, 2020, 09:57:24 PM »
maybe you are letting them sit out too long. once they have a little softness, cut into one and take a look/taste.

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