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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Malay Apple or Jujube ??? Need Opinions
« on: October 16, 2019, 12:45:40 PM »
I want to plant a crunchy apple type fruit. Iím between these two. Any recommendations on which ones taste better and/or names of cultivars for the sweeter varieties? Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where to find fresh Abiu?
« on: September 11, 2019, 11:12:57 AM »
I would like to know this as well. Thank you

I will also pay for international freight if someone is willing to try to send me a small box of a few from the Caribbean/South/Central America.  I will obviously pay for the fruit as well. -Jon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pruning White Sapote
« on: August 30, 2019, 08:19:12 PM »
I would continue to tip it to 12-15ft and tip all small branches as well just like a mango. Mine have responded very well to that and have flowered quite early. They love to be pruned

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mango trees
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:10:43 PM »
Do you have the new blueberry custard mango from zill?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Africanized bees in Costa Rica
« on: August 04, 2019, 09:11:43 PM »
I had Africanized bees take over 2 of my hives. What a nightmare. I had to completely trash two full hives with supers. It was a mess. Couldnít come with min 75ft of my hives without 5-10 of them going at me hardcore
Trash 2 hives? How and why?
Also,once you get stung you get marked with a scent that makes them chase you but without that marking scent i doubt even the africanised bees could chase you for no reason.
We have verry hot bees here too that are not africanised but display the same agresivity, kill horses yet bekeepers still keep them.

Couldnít get near any of my hives. Even wearing a full suit some were able to penetrate. Who wants to deal with that? Iíve got plenty of hives. I could afford to chuck two of them far far away
If you get africanised bees or hot bees ,you dont have to destroy that colony.Just replace theyr queen with a normal bees queen that makes docile bees and after a month and a half all of those africanised bees will die of old age but after they have raised a new generation of docile bees.
Its not big deal to change the queen with another queen.

I tried to requeen both hives twice with Italian queens. All 4 times unsuccessful. Not my first rodeo

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Africanized bees in Costa Rica
« on: August 03, 2019, 10:00:22 PM »
I had Africanized bees take over 2 of my hives. What a nightmare. I had to completely trash two full hives with supers. It was a mess. Couldnít come with min 75ft of my hives without 5-10 of them going at me hardcore
Trash 2 hives? How and why?
Also,once you get stung you get marked with a scent that makes them chase you but without that marking scent i doubt even the africanised bees could chase you for no reason.
We have verry hot bees here too that are not africanised but display the same agresivity, kill horses yet bekeepers still keep them.

Couldnít get near any of my hives. Even wearing a full suit some were able to penetrate. Who wants to deal with that? Iíve got plenty of hives. I could afford to chuck two of them far far away

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Africanized bees in Costa Rica
« on: August 03, 2019, 03:42:08 PM »
I had Africanized bees take over 2 of my hives. What a nightmare. I had to completely trash two full hives with supers. It was a mess. Couldnít come with min 75ft of my hives without 5-10 of them going at me hardcore

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: Mamey Sapote Seeds
« on: August 02, 2019, 09:10:04 AM »
I'd like to purchase around 300 fresh mamey sapote seeds. Please Message me. Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia Spacing
« on: August 02, 2019, 09:02:45 AM »
I can't see anyone needing more than 10ft between garcinias.  Even that is a quite a bit.  Most garcinias (at least the ones that we can grow in south florida) can be trimmed into a large bush at maturity.  The largest ones that I've seen are Gamboge and even 30 year old specimens if left untamed might only need about 15ft to thrive. On our new property I have yet to plant any out, however next summer will probably be when I'll get to it and I plan on using 7-8ft spacing....and I am not limited on space on my property either.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Video of someone stealing my mangoes
« on: July 19, 2019, 04:09:51 PM »
What a douche bag

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: M4 or Sugar loaf?
« on: July 18, 2019, 08:32:15 PM »
I just bought a 25 Gallon M4 from Zill today.  I have a small 3 gallon E4 in the ground as well.  I can't comment on disease resistance, but from my research it seems to be a toss up as to which variety is preferred by forum members. Hence I purchased both.

Cool, hope it does well, how much did that 25 gallon cost you?
Did they have different sizes and for how much?

Thanks! Zill only sells to distributors. My best friend is a distributor so he hooked me up at no charge. But I think distribution price on 25gal mangos are in the low hundreds. Not sure what other sizes they had available. My father-in-law got a 65gal fruit punch for mid 300ís. Curious to see what that looks like

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tebow(Young) mango
« on: July 18, 2019, 03:22:46 PM »
What about 'peach cobbler'?
or Coconut tapioca pie?

I got about 30 Peach Cobblers from my tree this year. Not worth the hassle since the fruit will ripen on the tree without changing color.

When a name is so descriptive, it ruins the fruit for me. I am expecting it to taste like a peach cobbler even though I know it won't, and when it obviously doesn't I am disappointed.

I have no such expectations for a Dot, Julie, etc.

How to you feel about the peach cobbler otherwise? I have a tree but it has yet to produce any fruit. I've heard good things about the fruit and yes I've heard that it tastes nothing like peach anything.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: M4 or Sugar loaf?
« on: July 18, 2019, 03:18:25 PM »
I just bought a 25 Gallon M4 from Zill today.  I have a small 3 gallon E4 in the ground as well.  I can't comment on disease resistance, but from my research it seems to be a toss up as to which variety is preferred by forum members. Hence I purchased both.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tebow(Young) mango
« on: July 16, 2019, 07:51:00 PM »
Young is a VERY mild flavored mango compared to almost any other variety. However the smooth texture to the skin and the unbelievably velvety texture to the flesh is what I love about it. Itís very refreshing but rates as a ď1Ē on a scale of flavor intensity

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1. Coconut Cream
2. Malika (how this is not in most people's top 5 is beyond me)
3. Pineapple Pleasure
4. Sweettart
5. Peach Cobbler (have yet to taste however)
6. PPK

-Jon

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Congrats! This tree is my elusive white whale. Iíve had no luck. Going to try a different approach soon

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fake Mahachanok?
« on: July 11, 2019, 10:15:45 AM »
I don't know enough about the variety to say yes or no, but I do know that we have had problems, both me and a good friend of mine, with this variety.  We both purchased some from different sources, fruited them, and realized they were not Maha.  I don't know why this seem to be a common mis-labeled mango.  Maybe someone can chime in with a similar experience.

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They taste like a cross between a white bean and a potato, with a little bit of sweetness to it. Reminds me a little bit of breadfruit. They were excellent. I housed like 25 of them in a matter of minutes.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eating Jackfruit Seeds for the First Time
« on: July 09, 2019, 08:30:02 PM »
I boiled about 75 seeds for 30 minutes. These things were DELICIOUS! Oh how many seeds Iíve wasted over the years !!  >:(




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Redland variety is the best I've had.  Taste definitely varies quite a bit on this fruit, from both tree to tree and at different stages of ripeness, especially due to the high sugar content; they can ripen fast on you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Caimito Q's
« on: July 09, 2019, 11:01:22 AM »
I too would like to know this.  I have a green variety in the ground that fruits well by itself, but I've recently planted a 5Ft purple specimen in close proximity.  The purple is a seedling, whereas the green I'm not entirely sure.

I can tell you however that the first and second year that the green variety fruited the taste was quite bland, but this year the fruits were very sweet. I harvested once they displayed a red tinge on the top surface, which is generally when the top surface becomes soft.  They seem to ripen from the bottom up.  I quite enjoyed the fruits this year and I"m still harvesting them, whereas I know the purple specimen that I am growing my seedling from fruits mostly in Jan-Mar.

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Thanks for the Trees man! They look nice and healthy. -Jon

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Coconut Cream is by far the best mango I've ever eaten. Everything about the mango itself is amazing. I have found the trees to be shy bearer's thus far, but if that doesn't change, it can be remedied by planting more of them :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kwai Muk
« on: July 01, 2019, 09:14:12 PM »
Wow much smaller than I would have imagined, even with the abuse. Thanks for the pic!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kwai Muk
« on: July 01, 2019, 03:04:14 PM »
Kwai Muk fruiting first time. About 30 fruit

Congratulations. My Kwai Muks in Homestead also have fruits now, similar size as your picture. Hoping fruits develop/ripen. 6 years from seed, 9ft tall, 5-6 inch caliper, likes water and fertilization, iron in our soil, full sun.

Frederico, you're right down the street from me. I'm just south of Knausberry. If you ever want to bullshit about trees let me know.  -Jon

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