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From personal experience the root system has never been much of a problem for me. I have a 15ft tall tree with a trunk diamete of over a foot right next to my storage garage. I started it from a cutting. There is also a waterline next to it approximately 6 feet away and itís has gotten no damage. My tree has been in the ground for 12 years. During pruning I usually just stick the cut branches in the ground and they root readily however I do dispose of them after some time usually a year. They have a vigorous root system but itís nothing that will break through a wall. I also have a three year old plant that is in a seed bed that I left to grow right next to my fence and it has not compromised it. IDE recommend you planting it at least 5 feed from the wall or structure just as a precaution but personally you have nothing to worry about in terms of roots.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellow Dragon Fruit variety.
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:27:00 PM »
Just checked their Facebook page it seems they ship cuttings worldwide since they send to Paraguay and Thailand. Beautiful fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yellow Dragon Fruit variety.
« on: September 18, 2018, 01:31:02 PM »
Hawaiian Golden. Basically they are yellow H. Undatus they taste the same as the standard white flesh some people find it bland and others like it. FamilyJ and Spaugh have cuttings of that type and itís variations which are almost all the same. There is also the Israel Yellow but I find that one to have more accents of green on its fin so I donít think itís that plus itís restricted but some people have it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Maprang on Mango Rootstock
« on: September 14, 2018, 04:29:42 PM »
Iíve seen a few post on this topic but I didnít find any pictures of any success stories. Has anyone had luck with it? Iím willing to give it a try if there is proof that it works other than old reports. I have some maprang seedlings but they are yet to reach the size needed for grafting but I have tons of mango plants ready to be grafted. So has anyone had any luck?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rambutan Scions
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:57:56 PM »
Anyone has any idea how long rambutan scions can last? I was hoping on patch budding some seedlings I have at home but my grafted tree is too small so I was going to try to find someone who has scion wood so I wanted to know how long could the scion wood survive say a 2 week trip.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for plinia inflata seeds
« on: September 08, 2018, 09:42:02 PM »
Anyone knows where I can seeds of giant plinia inflata also known as giant mulchi?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annona Scions
« on: September 06, 2018, 10:12:43 PM »
so Iím getting some scions in the mail Saturday but I wonít be able to graft until next week Sunday. Can the scions handle being stored for around 8 days? Do I put them in the vegetable cabinet in the fridge or can they handle being at room temperature since they are in a ziplock bag. They are scions of Cherimoya and atemoya.

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Thank you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Registration of New Variety of Mango
« on: August 27, 2018, 06:56:20 PM »
Going back to the original post, this whole thread is silly.  "Registering" a mango that someone "stumbled upon"? How do they know its an unnamed seedling and whatvreally gives them the right tobtaje any action for naming a tree that belings to someone else.

People have been responding to what could be done...I question how many of the named variesties qe know and love are officially "registered"...

Actually I was stating it hypothetically and the tree is an old 75yr old tree that is in my family estate. It was planted by my great grandfather from a seed. The whole lost is to know if I can get the mango tested to know if itís a new variety and if itís possible to just give it a name. It doesnít look like other varieties Iíve seen. I donít currently have a picture but will post some next season of the fruit. I was trying to see if itís not a variety people know of already so I could share scion wood and officially name it after my great grandfather.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Registration of New Variety of Mango
« on: August 26, 2018, 11:32:38 PM »
does anyone know if there is an actual registration method for a new mango variety. Letís say I stumble onto a seedling tree that produces mangoes I have not seen before; is there a method of verification and possible registration of this possibly new variety? Does anyone know?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Maprang Scion wood.
« on: August 26, 2018, 10:22:31 AM »
Iím looking for Maprang Scions preferably from the Kai or Mayong Chid varieties.
Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for willughbeia elmeri seeds
« on: August 22, 2018, 11:55:52 PM »
Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Leaf Curl Mania
« on: August 19, 2018, 08:42:03 PM »
Is it city water?  Maybe too much chlorine or other salts in the agua?

I water the plants using ground water from my well. I donít treat the water with anything since itís only used for watering the crops.

Production doesnít seem to be affected that much since the plants tend to produce a good crop. The main ones affected soursops and canistels which at times produce undersized leaves that look the bulb on a pitcher plant  than anything else and whose production is affected. I only harvested two soursops from the tree this year since itís infection. Fruit was standard size(5lbs and uniform in shape) so it doesnít seem to affect the fruit quality.

Iím considering cutting down all the infected trees and burning them. Then I can simply replace them. Most of the infected trees are a few years old but I have grafted backups in the nursery.

That seems like a bad thing to do if you are not sure there is actually a disease present and what it is. 

Do you have a TDS meter to measure the solid content in the water and an EC meter to get an idea how much salts are present?

They have those tools very cheap around 12$ on Amazon or ebay if you are the los angeles you could get some and take them back to the farm in Mex.



Iíll definitely take your advice, Brad. Iíll order them tonight so I can test as soon as possible. Thank you.

Just noticed a couple of my seedling soursops have the disease as well. Itís truly bothersome.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Leaf Curl Mania
« on: August 19, 2018, 03:58:17 PM »
Is it city water?  Maybe too much chlorine or other salts in the agua?

I water the plants using ground water from my well. I donít treat the water with anything since itís only used for watering the crops.

Production doesnít seem to be affected that much since the plants tend to produce a good crop. The main ones affected soursops and canistels which at times produce undersized leaves that look the bulb on a pitcher plant  than anything else and whose production is affected. I only harvested two soursops from the tree this year since itís infection. Fruit was standard size(5lbs and uniform in shape) so it doesnít seem to affect the fruit quality.

Iím considering cutting down all the infected trees and burning them. Then I can simply replace them. Most of the infected trees are a few years old but I have grafted backups in the nursery.

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Iíd cut it to 6ft then enforce strong  lateral growth but seems like itís also in a tight space so it would block your side walk.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Leaf Curl Mania
« on: August 19, 2018, 01:18:11 PM »
No. I do fertilize the citrus I have and ocationally use foliage fertilizer on the garcinias and mangoes but not the soursop. Both fertilizer and underutilized plants are infected.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Leaf Curl Mania
« on: August 19, 2018, 12:39:33 PM »
This is located in a few acres I own in southern Mexico.
 








Those are a few pictures of the leaves of various infected plants. Not all.

At first I thought it was a soil deficiency however I purchased some canister plants recently and they got infected too due to being in close proximity to one of my infected soursop. I used the same soil to fill bags for seedlings too and my seedlings are doing fine their leaves are large with no signs of infection.









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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Leaf Curl Mania
« on: August 18, 2018, 10:46:11 PM »
First of all itís night time so Iíll take and upload pictures of the affected plants tomorrow.
Leaf Curl has become a tad of a problem in my fruit garden. Iíve tried using copper sulfate to control and eliminate it to no avail. Iíve used organic methods such as neem oil to no avail. Iíve tried using insecticides to control possible vectors but the leaf curl continues(I used both malathion and spinosad). The leaf curl affects my soursop plants the most with weak growth(posting tomorrow) to the point in where the leaves canít open or grow to their full size. It affects my mangoes, avocados and sapodillas but only on the point of the leaf to a certain extent the damage to them is negligible but visible. It has also affected my langsats, eggfruits, and starapple plants. Iíll post pictures of each tomorrow. I got so angry recently that I stripped the all the leaves from one of my young soursop plants(6ft tall and 7ft wide) then sprayed it with isopropyl alcohol, sprayed it with malathion and then copper sulfate(3 times the recommended amount). Itís been 3 weeks and itís began to bud out...infected. Iíve managed to control it only on my sapodilla plants and a couple of my mangoes. However the plants that seems to be immune even though they are at close proximity to the infected plants are My rollinia, Rambutan and garcinias(purple mangosteen and achachas). Anyone here has any tips? Iíll upload visuals tomorrow.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this mammea Americana?
« on: August 18, 2018, 02:25:38 AM »
Here is the one I've been eating.




The flesh was exactly like that.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this mammea Americana?
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:36:29 PM »
In the Belizean market today I bought two fruits. The lady called it ďmonkey appleĒ ,  though I suspected it to be mammea Americana. I cut it open and it was orange pretty standard but inside it had one seed. Pictures of the fruit online show it having an average of 4. Is this mammea Americana?







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My dad ended up killing his coconut tree by accident when he threw a bag containing bananas soaked in Lannate(insecticide methomyl) on the crown of the coconut because he was trying to kill a coatimundi that was eating the fruits off his trees in his backyard. He literally poured half of a 250ml container out of anger. The chemical seeped into the core of the palm and gradually killed it. You can also always release those pesky palm beetles that ravage coconut plantations in some areas. I donít know their name but I do know they end up killing an entire tree easily.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tobago red custard apple worth keeping?
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:29:57 PM »
I think you are generalizing.   People say sugar apples are true to seed but Kampong Mauve must be grafted.  As far as custard apple, Sartaneja must be grafted as does Fernandez and San Pablo.  Jyst sayin...

Iím familiar with the sugar apple dilemma of it not being true to type especially those of the purple variety. I agree I am generalizing from my own experience and seeing them in their native area around Mexico and Belize. Iíd still recommend to let it grow and see what qualities the fruit it produces has since it can always be used as rootstock.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tobago red custard apple worth keeping?
« on: August 11, 2018, 09:56:40 PM »
I have around 5 trees of red custard apple planted. Iím not fond of the fruit but my family memeber are so I grow them to share or sell. Usually a tree for me produces around 20-50 fruit depending on the year but Iíve had trees that only produce 1 fruit in a given year. I grow them in a land I own in northern Belize so itís practically at home here. Iím not sure if it applies for the Tobago red/pink but trees tend to start fruiting in 3 years for me but friends Iíve given seedlings to say their tree produced in just 2 years. Personally for me, custard apple is an acquired taste. I prefer a sugar apple over a custard apple. Iíd recommend you to let the tree grow and wait for it to bear if the fruit or production is not to your liking then you can graft it into an another species of Annona since custard apple is a great rootstock for servers other anonas. So if your not in a hurry just leave it and wait. In terms of them not being true to seed, most of the seedlings from my Custard apple trees have been true to type just slight fluctuations in terms of production and age of bearing. This is from my personal experience and from being in areas where they are frequently grown. The primary concern Id say is level of production. Iíve seen trees(including one of  mine) that are alternate bearers but fruit size tends to be standard for the reds.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WANTED: Karen Michelle Mango
« on: August 10, 2018, 11:35:01 PM »
https://caromaicatropical.com/products/karen-michelle-mango


I got curious and found that online. Idk if itís from a trusted source. Iíve never dealt with them and itís the first Iím hearing of this variety but there you go I guess.

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