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Cynometra cauliflora aka nam nam?

http://www.natureloveyou.sg/Cynometra%20cauliflora/Main.html

maybe stinky toe  Hymenaea courbaril)

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: m-4 mango fruit
« on: July 28, 2020, 06:50:17 PM »
I had to thin m4 at least half the fruit on that poor tree .It still put out 35lbs on young tree.That's like sweet tart they over set and then they are small.
 At my dads age what makes him the most happy and light up his whole demeanor is eating mangos! and that gives me great joy.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: m-4 mango fruit
« on: July 28, 2020, 02:46:59 PM »
Jabba just missed you!
M4 surprised me they were ripening up on the tree,not much change in color change.Lost two on the ground and ate part of one right off the tree ,saved the rest for my dad.My dad just kept saying delicious  delicious ...    That mango is sweeeet!! rich!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / m-4 mango fruit
« on: July 28, 2020, 12:23:50 PM »
Locals shout out today M4 mango fruit available today! along with zest,pina colada 3 dollars lb

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / hmmmmm! peach cobbler
« on: July 27, 2020, 01:09:40 PM »
hmmmmm! peach cobbler,enough said !

 Soft shelled turtles eat mangos!,little buggers almost got my last ugly betty.Which I like way better than carrie mango which some try to compare it to.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please identify
« on: May 07, 2020, 08:39:02 AM »
Looks like curry leaf plant. Crush a leaf and smell.

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Florida released parasite for comom fire ant.Phorid flies six species

https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/lawn-and-garden/sustainable-fire-ant-control/

They have reduced fire ant numbers, seems like 80% here on Pineisland .I don't apply anything anymore except if they get near the chicken coop which is very rare now.
 Dr Crane theorized fire ants keep down the sri lankan weevil.I have used Steinernema feltiae on fire ants ,bought them from rinconvtova

https://www.rinconvitova.com/nematode.htm

They sell them very reasonable ,apply through irrigation at evening night

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Are these arboreal or terrestrial species?If mound builders they are more easily dealt with.
  By some logic I must now be immortal by thousands of fire ant bites I've experienced.
Some don't understand what you're dealing with.

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When you say get rid ,really not possible as they will migrate back on your property.No easy way,many different baits,some homemade.Baits need to be sheltered from rain and direct sunlight.Try making a bait with beauveria bassiana mixed in with potato starch, dextrose and maybe protein source.May have to invest in a backpack mist blower to to reach up in the canopy to apply  beauveria bassiana or other products neemix 4.5 what ever.You need to try experimenting.It might be a repellent hot peppers solution or citric acid watch ph on that.










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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: April 26, 2020, 06:36:35 PM »
My tree is changing leaves now,have to wait for photo.Not uncommon to show both forms of leaves on this tree,correlation to nitrogen levels and vigor.

What is this?
sugarlata ,bred 1993

thats an saramoyo x custard apple







Some of the seedlings of my sugarlata, saramoyo (aka) sugarlata have a look like yours.The flowers are quite different than most annona with long turn up petals,kind of wispy.
 What does your saramoyos flowers look like?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: April 26, 2020, 06:25:05 PM »
A look at leaves from custard apple hybrid


Yes has a lot of reticulata in that leaf morphology .How about the flowers?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 lychee crop good or not?
« on: April 25, 2020, 04:43:05 PM »
Time to warm up the 410

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 lychee crop good or not?
« on: April 25, 2020, 04:03:51 PM »
I see some of my sweetheart turning color!! YAY!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: April 22, 2020, 08:00:12 PM »
My tree is changing leaves now,have to wait for photo.Not uncommon to show both forms of leaves on this tree,correlation to nitrogen levels and vigor.

What is this?
sugarlata ,bred 1993

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Foliar Feeding: Spraying vs Fogging
« on: April 21, 2020, 09:59:01 AM »
Getting me a stihl 450 duster / mistblower for the inaccessible spots.What do you think?mist blowers are very efficient!
I have an older mistblower the weight of that tank especially up high is a real backbreaker. I have to ease into mine by backing into it while it is on a table. They do lift leaves up well into a large tree. I see the stihl 450 is 28 pounds without 14 liter tank and water weighs 2 pounds/liter, woops 28+28= 56 pounds! Pretty much the same as my Solo 423 better eat planty of oatmeal for breakfast, it will eat your lunch for you.


I imagine it would wear on anyone for extended use.I would just use it for spots,inaccessible to large equipment.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Peach palm, (Bactris gasipaes)
« on: April 20, 2020, 01:17:30 PM »
Peach palm, (Bactris gasipaes) how big do they have to be to start flowering(in florida)?I have two very healthy palms with 5+ feet of very thorny trunk.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona sp & link to parkinsons
« on: April 19, 2020, 05:57:41 PM »
The main gist of the article I posted is a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is very good but may not be for the reasons you think!.And supplements not so much but the good and bad in plants(toxins vs antioxidants).This is new thinking so...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: April 19, 2020, 05:46:50 PM »
Jf Okay but it will have to be when someone comes by with their phone.I gave up mine like 5 years ago,I found it to be a pain in @ss so I would leave it shut off 98% of the time.The leaves will show its freak.Found a 1.2lb on the ground this morning.In my area I think sugarlata has more commercial potential(hot humid)lowland.I have seed of these from this winter to plant(squamosa x reticulata var. Sarteneja)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona sp & link to parkinsons
« on: April 19, 2020, 03:18:58 PM »
All fruits and vegetables contain some toxins in minute quantities.The new theory of toxins in vegetables and fruit help turn over damaged cells?

http://nautil.us/issue/15/turbulence/fruits-and-vegetables-are-trying-to-kill-you

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: April 19, 2020, 02:45:13 PM »
Cherilata has no reticulata taste,subacid very pronounced raspberry overtones.Now I have crosses of lisa x tikal that have reticulata overtones and pink mammoth x tikal that had one fruit this winter but died on the stem just before maturity(forced ripe) not to good(not sweet)but I could taste reticulata in it.They had soft flesh,now the Cherilata is very firm fleshed.
 I have feeling it is going to like California's climate more than Florida's as it seems the fruit mature  better in the cool weather

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: April 19, 2020, 08:52:26 AM »
Jf  do all cherimoyas look alike?

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How large the tree,diameter?You may need to cut back and wait for regrowth and then graft as normal.That is how I did a couple of mine, but the wood I cut back was only around 8 inches diameter.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: April 18, 2020, 04:05:51 PM »
That very dark fleshed Tikal!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: April 18, 2020, 12:37:12 PM »
Guanabanus

Just some random seeding from california that would make fruit here around up to tennis ball size.That tree did fade away.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: April 17, 2020, 12:36:12 PM »
One of the guys from fruitscapes was here today said they have some grafted plants.

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