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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tebow(Young) mango
« on: July 18, 2019, 10:14:00 AM »
Just recently received a bunch of Young's in the mail and they are just marginally better than what we can get from the grocery store.

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Sahai1...have you been to Suan La-Ong-Fah yet?  Their varieties are killer!

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Believe it was 52 varieties.






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tasting Event - Central Florida
« on: July 01, 2019, 08:45:51 AM »
Hope you enjoy!


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It was a blast finally getting to meet you guys!  Great time.  Thanks for being a part of it.  Just too bad Sheehan was there to ruin it!  LOL!!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maha Mango Moring ;)
« on: June 26, 2019, 06:59:36 PM »
Beautiful looking fruit guys.  Not a bit jealous... :'(

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I pity the elephants that get in the way!  Nice pic!  Thank you too!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 7 Gal OS In The Ground!
« on: June 24, 2019, 06:27:44 AM »
Everything looks wonderful Ed!  I've tried digging up a palm at the house in Thailand.  I've never seen such roots!

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Yeah...this pic is definitely going to be featured on my website!  He needs a sarong to wear with that hat!

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Very nice trees!  Those look pretty big.  What is the size and where did you get them from?

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Guadua...scions were diameter of a pencil I guess and maybe 8".  It's got a big tree pushing it.

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Great to hear Adam.  No Imbe shoots are allowed to live...still have anger issues over the original trees!   :P  There are actually 3 scions on the tree.  The largest and most dominant is the one going up and spreading.  Other two still growing well though and certainly don't seem to have any negative influence on the main scion. 

I've got the two big Imbe's that I cut back.  The second one has all of your improved brasiliensis on it.  It too is growing like a weed and put out a single bloom last year...nothing this year so far.  The branches are aggravating.  They all want to hang down instead of growing up.

Glad to hear yours are producing.  Can't wait to hear your review.

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Here is my Luc's.  I grafted scions from Adam onto a cut back Imbe(g. livingstonei) back in June 2017.  It is currently 6' or more and in what seems to be a near-constant flush.  I'm hoping the large Imbe's maturity and root system will push it to bloom sooner rather than later.





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Nice write-up with some great pics.  Very informative.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achachairu question
« on: May 11, 2019, 08:04:18 PM »
Happens occasionally.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My little sugar apple forest!
« on: May 10, 2019, 11:50:13 PM »
Marking the fruit that is developing.  Once the tree fills out, it's so full it was hard to find the fruit!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / My little sugar apple forest!
« on: May 10, 2019, 08:02:22 PM »
Been a while since I posted on the forum.  So thought I'd share something positive from the greenhouse.  The larger plant is probably 5 years.  Currently has at least 50 fruitlets developing and the plant is still pumping out flowers.  I think we got around 10-15 nice-sized, very delicious fruit from it last year.  It's definitely tops in the greenhouse right now.  The smaller plants have around 10 fruit developing and they are still blooming as well.  Wish all my trees performed like this.








My large cherimoya finally gave me enough blooms to work with this year and so far have about 28 fruit developing.  I'm in the process of cutting the plant back by several feet and it seems to have kicked off some more blooms.  Hopefully a good bunch.  The cherimoya has been tough to get fruit set with hand pollination, where the sugar apple pollinates almost by waving the brush at the flower.  So far the Honey Hart, Pierce, McPherson, and seedling portion has fruit developing.  The Behl unfortunately does not at this time.


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Just another victim of hurricane Maria.  Ian's farm was nearly wiped out from the storm.  He lost an incredible amount of rare specimens and most of the trees that produced for local markets and abroad.

Few people like asking for money and they fight it as long as they can.  Government agencies and red tape are seldom a match for any of us and Ian is losing battle after battle.  It's frustrating and wrong, but a reality.

The farm has been great for the agriculture and economy of Puerto Rico and have supplied many people with fruit they never dreamed existed.  Ian and his farm became a huge part of my life.  I've spent the last nine summers there meeting lots of wonderful people.  It is an incredible place worthy of being restored.  There are also workers on the farm with families that Ian is struggling to keep.

So at least check out the site below.  Please help out if you can.  Thanks.

https://www.gofundme.com/saving-puerto-rico-agriculture

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pruning rollinia problem
« on: March 30, 2018, 03:18:11 PM »
I get the same thing in my greenhouse.  Nice sized branches sometimes too.  Very frustrating.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White jack fruit
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:51:40 AM »
As far as we can tell, this jackfruit is real.  My wife translated the original post and apparently this farmer gambled and bought this one with high price. Believe that itís an old variety.  Heís a farmer and never saw and taste this before.  He thinks it could be the first and only variety in the world with white flesh.

A rare fruiter from Thailand went on to get more confirmation:   it is a real one from the old un-popular variety thai jack. the fruit was difficult to sell because thai people rather choose yellow or red jack instead of pale white flesh that look un-ripe even the taste was tasty. thick sweet crunchy flesh.

So can only hope that one one of these guys purchased a grafted plant and positively confirm in a few years!  Will be interesting.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Longan toxicity??
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:38:48 PM »
Anybody know if plant and/or fruit is toxic to dogs or cats? I doubt that the fruit is and plant probably is not either...but, I promised someone I would check into this. Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help to id this garcenia..
« on: December 13, 2017, 07:03:51 PM »
Jim...is this the same one that Felipe called "one-nose"?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: More Maui progress with Luc's garcinia
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:04:24 PM »
Very nice!  How long?

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I agree...don't buy seeds, plenty of fine grafted varieties available near you I'm sure.  Why wait all those years for a seedling to fruit when you can get fruit in a year or two with a grafted plant?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Amazing Durian Year
« on: September 08, 2017, 07:01:46 PM »
Very nice Oscar!  How they do at the farmer's markets? 

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