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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Foliar Feeding
« on: February 04, 2012, 12:55:06 PM »
1/2 Tbs of Sequestrine per gallon is what I am using. I get the Sequestrine from Winfield Solutions in Boynton Beach Florida, I also get the Class Act Spread/Stick from there.

I buy my SO AG on ebay in 1 Gallon, using 1Tbs per Gallon

I buy the PhytoFos online from a distrubutor in Palm Beach... I cant locate the info.. I use the one that is all Potassium, no Phosphorus. 1Tbs Gallon

The copper I use in a very dilute manner, maybe a teaspoon or less per gallon. (granular)

I am very careful not to use Horticulural Oil for at least two weeks on my citrus, and I havent seen any ill effects from that concentration as of yet!


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Foliar Feeding
« on: February 04, 2012, 08:39:33 AM »
I use a 3/4 strength mix of SoAg's Citrus Nutritional, PhytoFos, Millers 20-20-20 (with minors), Elemental Cu, Sequestrine 138Fe, and Class Act spreader/sticker.

I apply 15 gallons of it broadcast with a backpack sprayer over everything on the 15th of every month, when I get to each tree the branches stretch toward me like arms from a bad sci-fi movie...

I guess they like it!

I have noticed while using this mix over the past year and a half, I have almost completely eliminated the need for pest control...












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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Tropical Fruit Websites?
« on: February 02, 2012, 02:16:36 PM »
Let me start:
Julia Morton's "Fruits of Warm Climates" - http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/index.html

I agree that Purdue has some great resources.  Here's another one from Purdue, slides from a course on tropical horticulture:
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/tropical/

Here are another two good online online books for specific tree crops:

http://agroforestry.net/scps/index.html


http://agroforestry.net/tti/index.html

John


If you go to my megalinks page i think you can see links to most of the great websites about tropical fruits. I also have a list on that page of tropical fruit books you can read free online: http://www.fruitlovers.com/megalinks.html
Oscar
PS i've yet to put up a link to this forum but will do that soon if moderators would like that?


Why we would be honored of course!!

1004
I notice a lot of things are only Carcinogenic in California... Add that to the fact that its hard to ship there!! What are they doing to you folks!!

Kidding of course...

1006
A topic started as a quick reference for those who are concerned that an infestation may require chemical use!

When is is time to apply these chemicals?

What will happen if you just leave the issues alone?

What happens to the beneficials when you use chemicals?

Can a yard become a self suppoting ecosystem in time that will control insect populations?

Is the Honey Bees demise being caused by chemicals?

Are home owners polluting more than huge farms?

1007
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The world's biggest Guanabana?
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:10:15 PM »
That thing is huge.. I beginning to wonder why all the people you come in contact have huge fruit?? Are you radioactive?? Kidding of course!!

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And how far north are you growing them??

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Tropical Fruit Websites?
« on: February 01, 2012, 01:43:43 PM »
University of Florida's Dr. Crane's Publications on Tropical Fruit in both Spanish and English!!


http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_a18400840

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Proper Spacing of Fruit Trees
« on: February 01, 2012, 01:43:02 PM »
Awesome photo! Looks like a tropical paradise!! Post more pics.....

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: fruit pics
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:02:13 AM »
Dan, how old is your Mangana Mamey? How does it handle the cold??

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Proper Spacing of Fruit Trees
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:58:21 AM »
Im thinking about planting some more Mango trees and some other species in the Mango family, then three Garcinia too..  Oh you mean him not me! Ha Ha!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Proper Spacing of Fruit Trees
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:34:39 AM »
Picture full grown trees when planting.. Also I starting planning on how much maintenance I would want to create 15years from now.. My age then, and whether or not you have good waste removal in your community.. That you dont have to really process the debris (size requirements, bundling, limits to amount per week).  I guess the standard high density planting would be no less than about ten feet on center between trees??


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Robert is Here fruit stand
« on: January 31, 2012, 09:59:31 AM »
Lara Farms would be a great stop, they sell small 1gal trees that would be easy to ship!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Profile Field! List Your Fruit Trees!
« on: January 31, 2012, 09:39:38 AM »
For those who are concerned..
We have plenty of storage space for huge lists, so no excuses! Let's see your lists!!
 If Harry can do it anyone can! (kidding Harry)..

At our current rate of growth we have used about 1/1000000 of the current storage space, and are locked in for years to come!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropicalgrower89 more Laras videos
« on: January 31, 2012, 05:37:31 AM »
Those are great!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Profile Field! List Your Fruit Trees!
« on: January 30, 2012, 08:56:00 PM »
It takes a little work, but as Murahilin stated, if you use the [br] in between each entry in a notepad or other word processor with single spaces between entries, then copy and paste the whole text into the "Fruit Trees" field under the forum profile tab, it works really well!

Its pretty much a standard in any modern forum that involves collecting!

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Naval Oranges
Lychees
Apples
Grapes (seedless)
Bananas

Tomatoes arent bad either, they make a good sauce!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Splitting
« on: January 27, 2012, 10:25:15 AM »
It looks like all that you have left is the rootstock? The leader (center) was probably the grafted selection.. Although is that a flower spike remnant in the first picture?

Maybe top work the shoots?? Clean up the center..

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This map can be misleading, according to it I am in the same zone as South Miami. With Tropicals, the difference of 3-5 degrees is night and day.  They should try and make it more detailed, as I saw 26 degrees just last winter, and 25 the year before that!

Patrick

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Amazing Jaboticabas
« on: January 26, 2012, 10:02:15 PM »
Nice Ones!!

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PJ- I bought a Fairchild in a nice pot from you-I think it was one you were expecting to keep in a pot?  I havent planted it in the ground.  What kind of mix is it? How often should I be watering?  I may be planting it in the ground but I havent decided it yet. Thanks
Nat :)

That was potted in a gritty mix intended for long term pot life.  If you transplant it you need not worry, it will not effect it in the ground.  Otherwise, water every two or three days (maybe half a gallon)..

Patrick

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Chop it back about a foot above the graft in spring...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Stolen Trees
« on: January 26, 2012, 01:41:37 PM »
Good information... Sure they will make their way up this way sooner or later!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: new USDA Zones due to warming trend
« on: January 25, 2012, 04:37:00 PM »
I hope the plants all get this memo! ;)

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