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What about if the gardener oks it?

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya-Cocos-Canistel
« on: February 13, 2012, 08:51:08 PM »
Very nice Jeff!

JF

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Leaves on that mamey tree look like they have a lot of tip burn. Seems it would enjoy some overhead misters to compensate for low air humidity.
Oscar

Are Mamey easy to graft?

No.....pretty difficult actually. A lot of people use approach grafts with them. Commercially I think cleft is the most common method.

Oops, that leaves me out....the only thing I have been able to graft sucessfully has been cherimoyas.
JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pictures of New Yard Happenings
« on: February 09, 2012, 08:46:17 PM »
Hey JF,

I am still up in the air about letting my Mangos hold any fruit.  My Alphonso, which is a Beast is flushing and flowering like a maniac and plenty big to hold fruit, so I most likely will let it do it's thing.  As for the Coconut Cream, Pickering, Lemon Zest, and Pina Colada, I am not sure, but probably not.

As for the Sapodilla, that sucker never stops flowering.  It has flowered year round sinec I got it about 2.5 years ago.  It is a "Prolific" I got from Puerto Rico and I guess the name says it all, so hopefully it will hold some fruit this year, it is definitely big enough and has enough flowers.  I kid you not, it is in flower 100% of the time so we'll see.

Thanks,

Jacob
I will aslo let my Alfonso fruit this year, I think it's ready. Are all your mangos in containers? My Hasya sapodilla keeps flowering but not setting fruits. I wish both of us luck this summer.

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Extreme Mango Bloom
« on: February 09, 2012, 08:37:23 PM »
LOL sorry Harry

but that was an unconditional response to a mango subject lol can anyone dispute your elite mango status?? ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Extreme Mango Bloom
« on: February 09, 2012, 08:14:08 PM »
Hi Harry


Very impressive! Do the extreme mangos make your top ten list?
JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pictures of New Yard Happenings
« on: February 09, 2012, 08:06:13 PM »
Hey Nullzy,

Right Now, I would have to say my Fuyu Persimmon, Satsuma Tangerine, and Moro Blood Orange.  Although you can see, right now I have come Cherimoyas, and last year had Capulin Cherries, Jamaican Cherries, Acerola, Tons of Poha Berries. Pepino Melons, Mulberries, and Surinam Cherries, which have all fruited nicely for me in the past and I expect a nice crop from them this year as well. But Fuyu and Satsuma in terms of shear numbers for sure.

Jacob

Hi Jacob,

are you going to let any mangos fruit this year? is your sapodilla flowering?

JF

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Leaves on that mamey tree look like they have a lot of tip burn. Seems it would enjoy some overhead misters to compensate for low air humidity.
Oscar

This seedling is huge over 30'. This pic was taken in Jan. of 2010. I went back a few months ago to see how the fruits tasted unfortunately the owner of the Mamey tree has been in a convalescent home for months he is very ill. Are Mamey easy to graft? I'm afraid this tree will be cut down this year.
 

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pictures of New Yard Happenings
« on: February 08, 2012, 08:56:35 PM »
Beautiful Jacob! Keep those pics coming.

JF

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Here is the first and ONLY pics of a fruiting Mamey tree in Santa Ana California. There have been reports of grafted and seedlings fruiting in Orange, Bell, Glendale and San Diego but I have not found them. I discover this tree in Jan. 2010. I know Paul Thompson was the first to fruit a Mammee apple in California not to be confused with a Mamey Sapote  (Pouteria sapota). I searched all over Southern California and found very nice mature trees growing all over but this one was the only one fruiting. This Mamey seedling is over 10m and it took 18 years to fruit!!!! The search continues!


JF



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Green Sapote Tree
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:15:44 PM »
Jacob that's a beauty! Have you seen Roger Meyer's 20 year old Green Sapote seedling, it's huge?? He told me it used to flower heavily but it never fruited. I have a grafted GS that's has been growing steadily but not half as vigorous as yours. Someday I will put it on the ground. Here is a pics it's probably pushing 4'.



JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Foliar Feeding
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:39:37 PM »
Turf Pro Usa!!!
Organic and amazing product!

I use it all the time, with very little actual fertilizer put down on roots!

GOOD LUCK!

I hear the owner of the company turf pro, drinks the product to prove its safe... :P :) ;D

Adam

I talked to a company rep last week and I ordered a gallon of Turf and Garden Pro and of MegaGreen. What can you tell me about MegaGreen? How often do you apply these products?

JF


Megagreen is a fish hydrolysate. What most people do not know is that fish emulsion and a fish hydrolysate vary drastically, in their benefits to plants.

Emulsions have been put through processes that require high temperatures. These temperature kill many of the benefits of fish fertilizers.

Hydrolysates are fish parts that have been ground very fine is a manner that they still have amino acids a and other helpful ingredients the emulsions lack.

The big point is, that the our product and the Megagreen work well together but do not mix them together and let them set for more than a day. The biology in our product starts to reproduce at a fantastic rate when it gets a food source like Megagreen and things start to expand and the smell is not nice. It does very dramatically demonstrate how well the products work together.


above text was modified and quoted from an representative from Turfpro.


Keep in mind, I am not a salesperson for this product, I just use it and believe it in...

If you order some, don't forget to mention my name (ADAM), and the fact that you are using it because you want it improve fruit trees!

You may get a discount...I'm seeing if they can give one...

Hope it works for you as well as it works for me...

Adam

I just got my delivery conformation and I notice that I mabe a mistake and bought two Turf and Garden Pro. I'm going to order the Megagreen now, I thought I bought the combo!!

JF 

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I have had a few email me with interest in airlayer lychees as well. Someone suggested that we could meet at Green Scene to exchange the scion and air layers. I think this would be a good option, however its April 15th (I know JF wanted the scion first week of May because of the grafter appointment). Perhaps the appointment could be moved up?

If not we can stick to the first week of May, and pick a location possibly in Los Angeles county to meet up and exchange. Also I would prefer paypal as the method to get the money for the order together (this would make the process easier, and more organized to keep track of who paid for what). You can always email me through the forums, you can also talk to me on the phone as well after contacting me through email.

On the shipping costs, I was thinking those that order airlayers pay more towards the shipping then those that order the scion (any ideas or advice on the shipping feel free to msg me). Not sure what the shipping costs would look like, but I am sure it would be at least $50.

Null

Thanks for trying to accommodate me but don't worry about me. Go with the wishes of the majority. I will get a hold of my scion elsewhere.


JF.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Attention MANGOFANGO & JF
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:07:13 PM »
Unfortunately, I separated Eunice's graft while transporting the tree back home and I did not realize it until two weeks later after I noticed the scion had turned black and I removed the paraflim. You gave me an ideal! I  will go back to Eunice's house in May and get more scion. The  Coconilla is suppose to be the Coconut Cream of California. MangoDog tried to graft his Coconilla himself and failed miserably ;D

JF

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First pic is from August 01,  2010, when the tree was in a 5 gal I believe.

Also, is one pic of the tree on October 28, 2010, after stepping up into a larger white container..around 15 gal maybe less.

Here are a few, more recent pics of the same tree from 2012...flowering like mad!!  25 gal...ready for action! and fruits again like last year!


Had fruits to eat in mid 2011, only 3 set, and 2 made it...bird got one...amazing fruits!! tasty as can be...harvested over 8moths after flowering though!  They stayed on tree in greenhouse for cold winter we had in 2010...but fruit was fine...ripening around July of 2011...


Seeds will be distributed, if a few of you may want seed.  Hope to have lots of seed to share!












Those are incredible looking trees!! How would you characterize the taste of Ross Sapote? I do not like Canistel or Lucuma so if it is similiar I wouldn't be interested.

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Foliar Feeding
« on: February 05, 2012, 02:58:44 PM »


I talked to a company rep last week and I ordered a gallon of Turf and Garden Pro and of MegaGreen. What can you tell me about MegaGreen? How often do you apply these products?

JF

I will find out asap! The megagreen is new, and i'm getting some to! soon!

Turf pro  is applied with a pump sprayer, and added to water (i think like 2 tablespoons per gallon more or less)  I always over do it, but it doesn't hurt plants, I've found...just stains leaves dark, and can stain concrete...plants always look greener, and stains on foliage go away over time.

I apply them as often as every 2weeks, depending on how much fertilizer I've put on the soil, or how rainy it is, or what season it is...but only really every 4weeks...I also always use the Fe Iron Formula, as a drench only, to correct iron deficiencies!  Its the only organic Chelated Fe Drench I know of on the market!!! You should consider this formula if you didn't order it!!!

Mention my name, and maybe you can get some kind of discount, or extra product?

The owners are local near me, and very nice people!!! They always have a bottle ($40 size) donated to our Central FL Tropical Fruit Club raffle!!! I always go crazy and buy like 10 tickets when I see it one the raffle table!!! I've won it like 2 or 3 times!!! LOL...It was meant to be i suppose.  I have so much of this stuff at my house, I won't run out for about 1.5yrs!!

I have like 3 gallons....

GOOD LUCK! PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU, if you don't like it, I may want to buy the bottle from you!

Every 4 week is what they told but since you have had so much sucess with it I would think you are the expert. I have a 2 or 3 gallon pump sprayer so I would put 4 to 6 tablespoon, right? Spray all my trees with it; the ones on the ground and in containers?

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JF, I would think it could be a nutrient issue, but as far as I know WS does not need/like too much water...

BTW, what is the difference between organic and non-organic granules? Marketing?


Thanks Felipe
I might just leave it alone this year and treat it, like Ethan suggested, like my citrus - ignore it and underwater it. Here is a pic of the Suebelle, super healthy and growing more than I would've prefered. It's suffocating my Ataulfo mango that's 5 feet behind it.


remember my little Ataulfo...not so little anymore.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Star Blueberry
« on: February 04, 2012, 09:53:06 PM »
Thanks MangoDog and CoPlantNut


I'm going to leave it in the 15 gallon. What do you do to keep the birds away?

JF

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Nullzero

I sent you an e-mail.  Let my know if you got it...  I'm still getting used to this forum and I have nothing in my "sent" folder...

Greg

I got it, you suggested to wait for the order until May? I send a response saying it would late april would be a good time to order. We have enough for the order now, just need to get everyone ready to go in April.

Null

I need them by the first week of May because I've hired the master grafter from Mimosa to come to my house and do a topgraft on to my Manila. I will do a video and post it on this forum. He has a 90% take rate on mangos so I will have him graft 4 or 5 varieties on to my Manila.

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Foliar Feeding
« on: February 04, 2012, 09:33:10 PM »
Turf Pro Usa!!!
Organic and amazing product!

I use it all the time, with very little actual fertilizer put down on roots!

GOOD LUCK!

I hear the owner of the company turf pro, drinks the product to prove its safe... :P :) ;D

Adam

I talked to a company rep last week and I ordered a gallon of Turf and Garden Pro and of MegaGreen. What can you tell me about MegaGreen? How often do you apply these products?

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Star Blueberry
« on: February 03, 2012, 11:46:08 PM »
Is it normal for blueberries to lose all their leaves??My is now flowering like crazy, sorry for the fuzzy pic.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilizer for Cherimoya Tree
« on: February 03, 2012, 11:34:47 PM »
I stop fertilizing my chirimoyas they grow way too fast. However, I water them everyday when they are flowering.

JF

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These might be dumb questions,
do you fertilize?  sprinkler watered or deep soak? full sun?

I treat mine like my citrus using organic granules and soaking about once a week, tons of sun.  My Vernon is covered in bloom spikes and many of my 'new' grafts on it are pushing blooms too.

-Ethan


I will switch to organic granule and water often.
Thanks Ethan

JF

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MangoDog

There is no specific dessert mango lol all your mangos grow well in your area.

Oscar

When will these be available? in Southern California we would need them by the first week of May.

JF

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Hi Ethan

I have a Suebelle that has not flower this year and last year it did not set any fruits. The tree is super healthy it is now over 12 feet but for some reason it has not flower. Do you have any suggestions?


JF

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