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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Varieties of Southern California
« on: February 16, 2012, 10:37:19 PM »
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Eventually I will have a plot of land big enough to plant out all those varieties :P. Fresh avocados all year round :).

Nullzy

A lot of those avocados overlap. I have pinkerton, Hass and Shawill these will cover the entire year. I also have two later ones Holiday and Reed  because of their superior quality.

JF

I heard about sharwil and some others being very good at holding fruit on the tree. Currently have a Bacon and a Hass in ground, I am about to harvest the fruit in a few weeks.

Yes, Sharwill is an amazing avocado but so is the Nimlioh, JanBoyce and many others. Did anyone notice the Mexicola inside the Daily 11 in July?? Nullzy, you should come to the green scene this year Julie Fink's and the rest of the orange county CRFG gang will have all of these varieties and much more for sale,

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Varieties of Southern California
« on: February 16, 2012, 10:30:22 PM »
Of course Squam

I'm just messing with John. For example, my wife made congri and boliche this evening. The only thing missing is a Catalina avocado from Florida. I grew up eating  beans, rice and plantain with slices of Florida avocados in Miami, how could I not love them! Squam, Lula is a great Texas avocado for guacamole but where are you going to find the cilantro and the jalapenhos to prepare it??? ;D

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Varieties of Southern California
« on: February 16, 2012, 09:47:39 PM »
I have not tasted all of them. but they are very close or better than hass. The two that really stand out are the reed and sharwil lthey are creamier and more buttery than hass....heck, a good fuerte could easily beat a catalina avocado. Overall, I agree with you. California avocados are superior. I would never dare make guacamole with a Florida avocado8)

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Varieties of Southern California
« on: February 16, 2012, 09:07:25 PM »
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Eventually I will have a plot of land big enough to plant out all those varieties :P. Fresh avocados all year round :).

Nullzy

A lot of those avocados overlap. I have pinkerton, Hass and Shawill these will cover the entire year. I also have two later ones Holiday and Reed  because of their superior quality.

JF

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Wow!! Absolutely beautiful blooming trees...thanks for posting!

I noticed your Cushman Mango is putting out new growths only on some of the branches, I just noticed my Glenn this morning doing the same thing. Some of the branches only have new growths, while others have a combination flowers and blooms on the same spike and others are 100% blooms only. I've never noticed new growths without flowers before on any of my trees this time of year.  Thanks for posting the pictures!






Hi Nancy, Joe Fernandez here....my Glenn did the same thing last year. that's the perfect combination for a young tree to flush and bloom at the same time.

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Custard Apples Florida
« on: February 16, 2012, 08:40:42 PM »
Noel --Do they grow close to seed? I am going to get rid of all the cherimoya trees I have and try growing something will actually grow here in in Broward. If you have a few seeds from them that you would sell I would love to try germinating/ growing a seedling :) Be in touch. I want to get the other info we talked about.
Thanks
Marin

Since you already have them going, why don't you use them as root stocks instead?  Maybe Noel can sport you some scions?


Noel, how are these red custard apples compare to cherimoyas and atemoyas in taste?  They're beautiful in color, I wish they aren't as tender so we can try growing them in Socal.

Tim, if we can grow sugar apples here we can surely grow Annona reticulata. In fact, I just goggled it and read a post from cloudforest where a grower in San Clemente has a huge Annona reticulata. I'm getting A rectangular from Roger lol I have a Yucatan seedling that's growing slow and has withstood our winter without dropping a leaf.
JF
JF

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Here are a few pictures of some of my blooming mango trees taken this afternoon.

Your Rosies are ready to go! the Graham and Carrie are going off! you got beuatiful trees Tony!

JF

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JF--
Your Glenn has lots of nice blooms. It must be your first of the year fruiting mango. Last year my first edible mango was a Glenn on May 25th.
Cutting off panicles---I have seen mangoes go either way. You cut off panicles and it will grow new ones, but sometimes it doesn't. Not helpful to you I know.  I have cut off panicles on young mangoes so instead of wasting resources on fruiting they would grow larger quicker. But then they disobey and send out new panicles.


To everyone-- Thanks for the compliments. My Carrie and Glenn look the blooming best....my other mangoes are more shy and restrained

Thanks Zand. All of my mangos are blooming with the exception of my Coconut Cream. I'm going to cut off the panicles on most of them. My Glenn is probably 2-3 weeks ahead of last year but we'll see when it will fruit. Haden and Edward were the first to fruit last and that wasn't until late Aug.Glenn has them beat this year because of the early bloom.

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inducing a growt flush
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:31:12 PM »
Potassium Nitrate but you need to live in a subtropical climate. Here is a link that talks about it in Spanish......did your Glenn survive?

Adelanto y retraso de la floración en mango

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango in central Italy: an experiment.
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:21:58 PM »
Great project Pancrazio, thanks for putting it together! Your data will be useful for folks in the Midwest or Northeast.

JF

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado Varieties of Southern California
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:12:51 PM »
What is the source of that photo?
Oscar

SCREC
Avocado Germplasm collection
Julie Fink avocado curator at the Irvine field station.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado Varieties of Southern California
« on: February 15, 2012, 12:58:09 AM »
pics of different varieties by month


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Avocados do very well in partical shade.

JF

Is that so?  I never heard that before.

Yeap! I have three that are thriving in the northwest side of the house. I have lost two in a heatwave in full sun.

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Avocados do very well in partical shade.

JF

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puglvr1


that's great Nancy! Are your Glenn and Cogshall blooming?

JF

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Zand -
Beautiful bloom on your Carrie and Glenn. My Glenn has been pushing since the first of Dec. but our our cold nights slow it down. I'm lucky if I see my first mango by mid Aug. I removed all the flowers on my Carrie, do you think it will start pushing new growth or flower again??

JF

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Hi Nancy
Welcome to this forum! Sorry about the freezes. I've been in sweats the last few days. It has cold down quite a bit but were are in the low 50's at night. Keeping my finger cross for you!

JF


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which New Zills Mango
« on: February 13, 2012, 08:58:10 PM »
I hope they live up to the hype. It's going to be interesting how they do here in Socal.

JF

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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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