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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: mammee apple
« on: June 11, 2017, 08:45:52 AM »
Is this fruit also called, mamy sapote? If so, great in shakes nasty raw.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujube
« on: June 10, 2017, 01:02:53 PM »
Greenman, I lived in New Orleans for 68 years before moving to Florida Treasure Coast. The jujube I have came from a local reseller and he said it was a Thai variety, got a dozen fruit the first season even though the tree was just planted 6 months earlier.  Was not used to fruit tree while in Nola except for figs and Japanese plums. Had I known about Jujube then I would have had some. The soil in Nola is heavy grey clay and does not drain quickly, here it is the opposite and is very sandy with high ph.

I have a Carrie and agree with Cookie, they are edible when the stem end shows yellow, if you wait past that then the tip end (bottom) gets mushy, but still delightful. You can eat  Carrie with a spoon like a sorbet, seed is small too and absolutely no fiber. No coconut taste though if you like that.theskin is very thin.

I get tops from the edible flower shops that offer fruit baskets as well as flowers. Also I am told Publix gives tops away.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jujube
« on: June 10, 2017, 05:42:50 AM »
Thank you, I would prefer to buy from a source in south Florida, I will check Benders in Davie.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jujube
« on: June 09, 2017, 05:14:04 PM »
I planted one last year and got fruit in 6 months, been looking for additional plants to no avail, I live on Treasure coast. Suggestions please? Btw, I love the taste, the plant is blooming now. Trouble free but has tiny thorns at leaf base.

My neighbor has a sapodilla that just started fruiting after 20 years. Talk about patience.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba with dead leaf tips
« on: June 08, 2017, 04:07:44 PM »
I have the same problem on a 5 ft tree, on mine it is the leaf tips.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lisa atemoya and Grumichama cherry
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:57:54 PM »
I have a Lisa atemoya purchased from a local nursery and it is 3 years old. I have three small fruit for the first time, naturally pollinated but the tree looks more like a shrub than a tree. It has a central stem but it is only about 2 inches in diameter and it has 4 very long branches . It is nout 5 feet tall and just as wide. No central stem above the 4 branches that almost touch the ground. I m supporting it with ropes and stakes. It is mulched and gets regular weekly watering. Is this growth natural? Had lots of flowers in April and. Few now. How can I get more fruit. This is my first atemoya and don't know what to expect.

Mt grumichama is 4 years old and about 6 feet with two main branches but very few fruit, it gets regular water and fertilizer but vas very slow growth, suggestions to make it more vigorous please?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dragon Fruit on the Treasure Coast
« on: September 12, 2014, 05:50:34 PM »
I moved into a house that had several large vines growing in oak trees, I successfully made cuttings and planted them in the ground on a ladder type trellis, they are blooming But no fruit. Is it too hot? I tried to polinate with brush on flowering about 6 weeks ago and just recently tried shaking them, lots of pollen but of 13 flowers on two 6 ft vines no fruit. Suggestions please. I do not know the variety.

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