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Thank you both for your input. Iím going to try a small amount of the granular minors and go from there.

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Thanks Peter! The lady at Diamond R fertilizer actually recommend a granular mix of minors (See pic) that has magnesium sulfate but I was hesitant to apply it because the reputation of being a sensitive plant; maybe I can try a small amount. Have you noticed any sensitivity to fertilizers?


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What are my Garcinia leaves telling me?
« on: July 05, 2020, 11:31:05 AM »
I recently got into growing Garcinia and Iím now seeing my first new sets of leaves on my Lucs and Purple Mangosteens. The Lucs has light green new leaves as opposed to the reddish tint I usually see. The larger Purple mangosteen has light yellow and green splotchy leaves while the smaller one planted a foot away in the same medium has a fresh new set of nice red leaves. They are under 50% shade cloth planted in a medium of composted manure, pine bark fines, perlite, and turface MVP and fed with a liquid fish emulsion (2-3-1) every two weeks and ferragro (minors) sprayed and drenched monthly. Can someone with more experience see what my leaves are telling me?
Thanks!













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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Jabuticaba
« on: June 17, 2020, 03:24:15 AM »
PM sent.

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Thank you Frank for the fast shipping and extras!! Very happy and looking forward to getting the Grimal when theyíre ready.

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Gotcha. Thanks for making the trek to get these!!

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Hi Raul. I already sent my order for the squash type but does that mean you wonít have any of the jumbo, sweetie, or sharpie type this year?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please Help Me Plant my Mangosteen
« on: May 15, 2020, 02:41:34 PM »
Thank you! Ill put some pine bark mulch in the mix.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please Help Me Plant my Mangosteen
« on: May 15, 2020, 02:53:23 AM »
Itís going in this weekend so any tips would be appreciated.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Updated Mamey Info please
« on: May 12, 2020, 11:49:33 AM »
None

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Updated Mamey Info please
« on: May 11, 2020, 10:53:01 PM »
I donít have much experience but Iíll give my input. I am growing Pace, Lorito, and Viejo out of the options you listed but Iíve only tried Pace and MagaŮa as named cultivars. For me, Pace would be the easy choice. Itís a delicious fruit and known to be one of the more precocious cultivars, but more importantly, it ripens earlier than Pantin and meets your requirement for an extended Mamey season. When I was at Lara farms, Julian spoke very highly of Lorito but it is similar season to Pantin so thatís why I didnít recommend it (but his face when he spoke of how good it was is all I needed to get a tree - and he is high on Pace as well so I feel we have similar pallets.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please Help Me Plant my Mangosteen
« on: May 11, 2020, 10:37:20 PM »
I just read the post and saw that the pics were loaded backwards to what I intended so please reverse the order of the pics.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Please Help Me Plant my Mangosteen
« on: May 11, 2020, 10:35:30 PM »
After 3 years of reading on this forum (thanks!!) and trial and error learning with some of the easier plants, I have decided to try my hand at growing a Purple Mangosteen. I was lucky to find one of a good size and I have what seems to be the ideal location, a built in planter thatís 6x6.5x3.5 feet )~730 gallons) that is protected on the north, west, and south sides but still gets full sun all day (shade cloth will be used). See here:



I wanted to ask about the soil since I know that this is important for mangosteen and I have one chance to get it right. The soil that itís in now (7 gal pot) is like a clay gravel. Itís dark and rich but when I water it goes right through it. See here:



I read mangosteen likes clay soil and I found this (pic below) in an area of my yard (I know not good for pots but this is a large, bottomless planter) but when I put it in a pot it the water does not flow through and Iím concerned about lack of oxygen to the roots if I use this on the mix.


I have another option which is this same clay-like soil with mulched palm tree roots (pic below), which is much more free flowing when I put in a pot but Iím concerned that when the mulch breaks down it may not be so airy.



I have purchased 300 lbs of turface MVP to add to the soil mix so that it can maintain some porosity over the long term and was thinking of using this mix:
30% clay soil with mulched palm tree roots (las pic above)
30% turface mvp
30% composted manure
10% pro mix BX with a little bit of bio-char (learned from Roblack; thanks!!)

What do you guys think? Would this make a good long-term mix or are there better options?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling: Abiu seeds
« on: May 09, 2020, 01:27:04 AM »
PM sent.

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Thank you Keith and it was a pleasure meeting you as well. Im sure whoever gets that last Lucís Garcinia will be very happy as I am very happy with mine!!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTT Mangosteen
« on: March 19, 2020, 04:42:45 PM »
PMíd you.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTT Mangosteen
« on: March 19, 2020, 02:28:24 PM »









If anyone in the Miami area is interested to trade for Rosigold mangos.

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Thank you Orkine for those leads!

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If anyone has a tree or Budwood for sale, or leads on where I can find locally, I would really appreciate it.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Spykes grove performance mangoes!
« on: August 22, 2019, 04:51:25 PM »
Thank you for posting this Honest Abe; I had been looking for a Sugarloaf for a while with no luck.
And thank you to Barbara and the staff at Spykes for the beautiful Sugarloaf mango and Red jaboticaba!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Semi annual anona scions sale
« on: August 22, 2019, 04:29:09 AM »
Do you have the Big Red and Giant Mexican sugar apples this year?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Free Bengal Lychee
« on: August 14, 2019, 05:36:21 PM »
I have a ~5 ft tall Bengal lychee to give away to anyone who wants to dig it up. Itís been in the ground less than a year and itís planted on a mound so it shouldnít be too bad with the roots. I am located in the Kendall area of Miami.









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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mango trees
« on: August 13, 2019, 03:04:18 PM »
PM sent.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Atemoya scions for sale
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:58:20 PM »
PM sent

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