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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too Late for Mango Rebloom?
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:38:13 AM »
The Carrie is on the second bloom also holding fruit, the NMD is holding fruit, no second bloom. Pickering just started blooming, coconut cream still dormant. All trees young.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / thorny key lime
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:20:00 AM »
Started a few key limes from friut in Walmart, very slow growing, now 3 feet high and very thorny and no flowers yet. Is this normal?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sapodilla choice
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:14:55 AM »
Ilive in zone 9b on Florida se coast and would like to know anyones experience with growing Chico. What i read Alano is best but how fast does it grow from a 3 gallon pot. Are other varieties better suited for home yards?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Do you like jujube fruit?
« on: April 06, 2018, 07:50:22 AM »
21 Mind-blowing Benefits Of Jujube Fruit
January 3, 2018 by Arshiya Syeda
http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-jujube/#gref


I too live ion Floridas 9b zone on the Treaure coast and have a thai giant and it fruited the first year, jummy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dradon fruit dieback
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:13:28 PM »
No rodent, me and the weedeater!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Loquat grafting
« on: March 31, 2018, 02:54:06 PM »
I am looking for some scion wood from a sweet louquat to graft on my reluctant to bloom tree. I am on Florida Treasure coast in zone 9b. Anyone want to share?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dradon fruit dieback
« on: March 31, 2018, 02:49:15 PM »
At ground level all the green flesh is off and only a brown stem. Abone is normal growth. I wonder if this is a problem?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat recommendation
« on: March 30, 2018, 01:37:03 PM »
Yep, probably not cold enough, in New Orleans where winters are much colder the loquats bloom and fruit readily, we called them japanese plums.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: March 30, 2018, 08:58:44 AM »
Some of my vines are yellowing at the base and the green fleah is falling away. Disease?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat help
« on: March 30, 2018, 08:56:16 AM »
I have a seedling tree guven to me by a neighbor. It has been 4years in ground and still no fruit. Thinking of digging it up. Pretty 8 foot tree but unproductive. It gets regular water, is mulched and fertilized. Now sprouting new leaves.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado leaf
« on: February 03, 2018, 02:47:07 PM »
I did some research and believe the leaf damage is due to lace bugs. The trees are near flowering and they usually shed most of the leaves so I will wait until the fruit is set to take any action on the new leaves.

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I planted a Coconut Cream in September from a 3 gallon pot and before the cold got here on the Treasure Coast it had grown to 5 feet, it rained here just before the cold weather hit so I had little time to cover things. I hastily hammered a long metal stake near it and covered it with a brown tarp and held down the edges with bricks. I also heavily mulched roots with straw. So far all is well, just a few burned edges from the tarp. It is not yet blooming but  others older different varieties are blooming now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado thread
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:35:16 PM »
I have Lula,Oro Negro, Day and Brogdon.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado leaf
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:31:52 PM »
I am in zone 9b. My avocado trees have large brown spots on them as if burned, the center of the spots are dry and cracking. Spots begin in center of leaf not border edges. What is this ?remedy?

Thank you

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cold protection tropicals
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:31:38 AM »
What is the best covering for new small tropical fruit trees, sheets? I live in 9b and it got near freezing. So for next time what covering is best?

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Monstera vine will do well in shades do pineapples.

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I love figs, growing up in New Orleans fig trees were common and thrived in the clay soil there. Same for loquats although we called them Japanese plums. Now I am in se central Florida and have not had good results with figs here. The house cane with a 5by5 foot Celeste fig tree but unfortunately the previous owners planted it in partial sun so it bears fruit but not profusely. I have added two LSU gold and two LSU purple this year ang trying a method of planting I saw on YouTube planting them in a 5 gal. Bucket with the bottom cut out buried in the soil leaving a 1 inch lip. So far a few fruitsbut not tasty. In addition added a brown turkey fig now in a 15 gallon ceramic pot. It is going well and after a year is bearing a few fruit whereas when it as in the soul it was struggling. I read that the ground soil in bad for figs and vegetables due to nematodes. I planted a seedling loquat that is 3 years old, growing slowly and no fruit yet. Again in New Orleans they grew well and were prolific bearers , regardless they were not sought after because of large seeds and low fruit ratio. Kids loved them but most everyone ignored them. Personally I would the figs over loquats any day.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carambola
« on: December 19, 2017, 09:54:27 PM »
Due to my ignorance I did not realize the carambolas would grow true to seed. I might do both in a pot to begin with, yes?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Carambola
« on: December 19, 2017, 07:36:49 PM »
Wanting to plant a sweet variety of carambola. There was a sour one on the property when I bought it but cut it down.i recently tasted a sweet one at a friends house but he did not know the variety.as he started it from seed someone gave him. He claims the tree is only 3 years old, itís about 7 feet and prolific. I would have place for one carambola but have a sweet tooth. What varieties would be recommended.please?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ever blooming mulberry
« on: December 19, 2017, 07:28:47 PM »
My wife loves the taste, yes I had a really winter crop but they were very small and not sweet, the trees are just 2 years old. What sort of feeling, mulching will help.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ever blooming mulberry
« on: December 19, 2017, 05:08:23 PM »
I live in zone 9b ion the Florida Coast. I have 3 everblooming mulberries and they took a whipping after the hurricanes in October. To get them bearing again should I prune them. Do they fruit from new growth?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best potting soil
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:09:55 AM »
Truly Tropical has a good video on this using parsley seeds as a test. Lambertís was best.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mini Guava
« on: November 24, 2017, 08:14:12 AM »
Here is a photo of my mini-guava.


Where can I get a mini plant?

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Iíll include coconut palms and other fruiting plants in this question as not to digress from the typical forum subject matter, but my wife and I are building a new home and Iíd like to landscape with some rarer palms and more specialized plants and foliage. Is there a ďbig bookĒ or two that anyone can recommend thatís all encompassing with Photos and info? It will need to be a Florida book, not just a general info book. Thanks!

-Jon
the University of Florida has several good books you can buy online from their bookstore.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: macadamia time from fruit set to maturity?
« on: November 23, 2017, 06:42:23 PM »
bump?

So how long will it take my tree to start bearing? It bloomed a little last year for the first time, the tree is three years in the ground and is about 8 feet tall.

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