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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where can I get a Tice Mulberry?
« on: December 06, 2018, 07:39:05 PM »
Pine Island Nursery use to stock them.

Thanks, I'll check.  Fruitscapes is out of them, he said he should have more in by this spring.  The member that gave me the tree I have said I can come by and get more starts if needed. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where can I get a Tice Mulberry?
« on: December 05, 2018, 05:01:50 PM »
Warning: Tice mulberry trees can get really big fast. Make sure you give it plenty of space.

Will do Jeff, I still have plenty of room.  Those trees above are very well maintained for sure.

Jeff, you didnít comment on the avocado thread I started. I was curious what you thought of the FL Super Hass?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida Super Hass Avocado review
« on: December 05, 2018, 04:53:41 PM »
I'm in Naples and would like to try one of these . looking to add another tree to my collection . Can i purchase one ? would also like to connect with any other individuals in the naples area ( city of naples )
I have
2 Nishikawa
1 Oro negro
1 Brogden

Also the brogden is available to anyone that wants it . Didn't love the avocado so want to try something else

mike

I would like to try the Brogden please. I have one and would like to know if itís worth keeping.

Iíll let others respond to the fruit availability. My tree will go in the ground this weekend. As far as the tree itself, I got mine from Fruitscapes, they do have them there.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida Super Hass Avocado review
« on: December 04, 2018, 06:57:54 PM »
Avocados that take 2 weeks to ripen are picked too soon.

And yet it was still excellent.  He picked the ripest one he could find.  Besides, I'm pretty sure the avocados in the grocery are AT LEAST 2 weeks old, and they're still good. 

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Leaf miners control is about timing

They attack the new flush and spray after damage is seen is too late  they are tucked away inside the leaf.

As soon as you see a flush starting l, spray with oil spray

Repeat following flushes

Maxi crop spray can clear up a lot of little stuff

Bugs tend to attack weaker plants

You're correct, but there are a couple of issues there.  One is the growth flushes usually happen around rain, which washes off the application.  2, it assumes you only have a few trees and/or have the time to spray constantly. 

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Keep them small enough to treat for the leaf miners and worse.  Unless you have the time to treat all the time, the only thing I've found that works is imidacloprid.

Yes my Kaffir lime is currently suffer from Leave miner. I applied this a few months ago so it seems like the leave miners have stopped:

https://www.amazon.com/BioAdanced-Science-Based-Solutions-Vegetable-Concentrate/dp/B004BLNVMS/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

I will move forward with my citrus hedge project as soon as I get the current area clear up.

That's the product I was talking about, imidacloprid.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida Super Hass Avocado review
« on: December 04, 2018, 03:04:23 PM »
It was young, I could find out the age, I think it was about 6-7' tall.

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I read about this years ago, so now when I get compost I get it 6 months to a year in advance and age it out.  I try to encourage it to cook some more, hoping the heat will help degrade it. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Florida Super Hass Avocado review
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:52:53 PM »
A local forum member gave me a FL Super Hass (fruit not a tree).  I ate it and think it may be the best avocado I've ever eaten.  The tree he had was healthy and productive. 

I had to run out and get a tree.  The fruit was much larger than a CA Hass, maybe 30% to 50% larger.  I found it to be creamier and butterier (is that a word?) and better than a CA Hass IMHO.  The fruit also had excellent shelf life, it took a full 2 weeks to ripen on the counter. 

If it continues to do well, I may plant several to sell.

I know the same forum member gave Cookiemonster one also, curious as to what he thinks. 

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Keep them small enough to treat for the leaf miners and worse.  Unless you have the time to treat all the time, the only thing I've found that works is imidacloprid. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Where can I get a Tice Mulberry?
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:30:47 PM »
Thanks to both of you.

The tree was in pretty poor condition, it was in a split pot, roots were exposed, and severely root bound anyway.  I did repot it, and I put some osmocote in the pot the other day.

Had to treat for friggin' fire ants as they had set up a nest in the pot!  Those things can tear up roots pretty badly.  Found them the hard way when I went to move the pot.

I don't mind buying another tree, if it lives and is healthy (it may) then I'll just have too many mulberries and I'll have to make wine or something.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Where can I get a Tice Mulberry?
« on: December 03, 2018, 02:51:42 PM »
Never been a Mulberry fan at all, until a local member gave me some tice berries. Wow,those are excellent. He gave me a tree but itís in very poor health so Iíd like to have a healthy backup. Preferably a larger tree.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Banana Tree leaf tips yellowing
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:16:21 PM »
Might be a fungus. Bananas are very susceptible to fungi.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soft cherimoya seeds.
« on: November 30, 2018, 08:35:51 AM »
I bought several cherimoyas recently, and noticed that some of them have seeds that are very soft. The fruits with hard seeds invariably taste much better than those with soft seeds. Is there a correlation between soft seeds & poor quality, hard seeds & much better taste?
Thanks,

Let me guess, Whole Foods?  Everything they ever get is picked way too early.

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Black sapote?
Some people say the taste is very bland, is it true?

It is true. You WANT to love it, but very little taste. Looks and texture of chocolate pudding, just has a very mild sweetness to it. There is a Mexican lady at Fruitscapes that makes a FANTASTIC loaf of bread with it. Iíd kill for her recipe. How pineislander doesnít gain weight living so close to that, Iíll never figure.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anonas
« on: November 29, 2018, 08:08:56 PM »
They are apples and oranges even though they are in the same family.

Apples and oranges arenít in the same family! 😉

Sorry, Iím tired.

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My one complaint is you might get 3 different types of bananas, but theyíre not labeled, so if you really like one of them, you have to email them to find out which type.
That would be very easy to correct with a magic marker.
Or a small slip of paper with check boxes. I suggested it, it was rejected.

Like I said, you can email them and theyíll reply. Their Key West Mameys are unreal. I meant to say they suck, please let me dispose of them all.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Unknown fruit? in Mexico
« on: November 29, 2018, 06:36:23 AM »
Oscar. Regarding the Jamaican Cherry (Muntingia calabura): It is termed as a HIGH RISK  plant for invasion in the Hawaii according to the PIER report long time ago. This is in the absence of fruit bats but due to bird disbursement, having many seeds in the fruit, through the gut seeds have higher germination potential etc.
Because of the absence of fruit bats in Hawaii, Terminalia catappa is termed rightly as not invasive in spite of the thousands of miles of ocean floor you have there.
Thare are zero wild populations of Jamaican cherry tree here. Invasive plant list has lots of mistakes in it. The birds here don't seem to like it. Even my chickens don't eat it, and they eat just about anything.

I had one, I cut it down. Prolific fruit, with a vomit-like aftertaste.

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As I said, they arenít cheap but their quality is good. I hope to sell to them in a few years as my trees mature.

They do offer a discount if you subscribe to automatic delivery

They buy local when they can, Iíd MUCH rather buy local than imported!

Their monthly sampler boxes are fun to get, you never know what youíre gonna get. My one complaint is you might get 3 different types of bananas, but theyíre not labeled, so if you really like one of them, you have to email them to find out which type.

Also, if youíre in the area they have a fruit stand at the fruit park every week. Itís easy to drop $100 there, but where else are you going to find that kind of variety?  And, the girls are pretty darned cute! 😉

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This place is expensive, but pretty good. Would be a helluva lot cheaper than what youíre proposing. https://miamifruit.org

Sign up for their email newsletter and theyíll let you know when they have jackfruit in. Much of their stuff is grown locally.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Starfruit Tree struggling
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:40:26 AM »
If you bought it at a big box store just exchange it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First flowers on a mango, Woo Hoo!
« on: November 28, 2018, 04:29:31 AM »

April or May depending on if we have another late blooming year. Wouldnít surprise me if we did as we do not get Winters in south Florida anymore.

All those ought to be available.

Seriously?  Itís in the low 40s as I type this.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What type of pest control do you use?
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:57:15 AM »
There's little that you personally can do around the house, it really takes a professional treatment to kill them or keep them out of your house.  The over the counter stuff is mostly crap.  Fipronil (Termidor) is what the best pros use, but it has to be injected into the soil around your house to form a barrier.  Chances are, they won't end up in your house.  Termites are everywhere, especially in FL and I assume in most of TX. 

Honestly, they rarely will bother anything living, so your trees are most likely OK.  In the wild, they are a beneficial insect, it's just in your home that they're undesirable to put it mildly. 

In the top picture, see the one with a huge brownish head?  That's a soldier, its job of course is to protect the workers, mostly from ants.  The small white ones are workers. 

If you're really that worried, then you can get a preventive treatment.  Just call around for pricing, be careful with the big guys like Terminix, they can really take you for a ride.  If you can find a smaller independent operator, I always prefer working with them for stuff like this.  Check Angie's List, stay away from Home Advisor!!  Depending on the size of your home, you're probably looking at around $1,500 for a preventive treatment. 

Or like I said, sign up on a quarterly contract with a good independent pest control company, have them inspect your home at least annually, then just treat as/if needed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What type of pest control do you use?
« on: November 12, 2018, 02:39:40 AM »
Those are just subterranean termites.  They won't cause any harm to your trees, they just want to eat the mulch.

You might want to keep an eye on your home, especially if it's wood frame.  Maybe get an annual inspection by a pro, many companies will do it for free, not because they're nice guys, they hope you have them of course.  If you don't have termites, they'll want to sell you a home protection plan that includes regular spraying for ants, etc.  Most of these plans are a pretty good deal.

NOTE:  If they try to convince you that your home needs a "preventive termite treatment" Kick their asses off your property. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mexican mangosteen flood tolerance?
« on: November 12, 2018, 02:29:29 AM »
Thank you.  I had also read that they grow on riverbanks, so I assumed they were flood tolerant. 

Very bummed about your 4-5 year old trees not fruiting yet.  I know the purple mangosteens are very slow growing, I assumed these would be also.

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