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Nothing really.. Just an occasional foliar spray when I do my yard, some 8-3-9 when I remember. 

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Yes, very dodgy photo, but since your personal integrity is so high, I am going to take the leap of faith and congratulate you!

He shouldn'the  be congratulated. It's not like he has a 10ft tall longkong seedling growing outdoors.

I told you its a 10ft Longkang not Longkong.. LOL

I will post better pictures this evening.

All it took was a couple tablespoons of that superior fertilizer mix a few weeks ago and she sent out blooms!

Sheehan  - grab a cup of that stuff from Patrick.  If thats the case we will have durian off those trees in no time...

You could cure Ebola with a whole cup!

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Yes, very dodgy photo, but since your personal integrity is so high, I am going to take the leap of faith and congratulate you!

He shouldn't be congratulated. It's not like he has a 10ft tall longkong seedling growing outdoors.

I told you its a 10ft Longkang not Longkong.. LOL

I will post better pictures this evening.

All it took was a couple tablespoons of that superior fertilizer mix a few weeks ago and she sent out blooms!

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I found a few flowers on my grafted Achachiru from PR this morning. The tree is about 5 years old and in a 15 gallon pot.  I hope some set fruit!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Decided to Plant my Maha Chanok...
« on: April 08, 2015, 08:13:19 PM »
My Maha definitely isn't slow growing at all.  Its a mid range grower in my collection.  Mine was sourced from Excalibur. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Decided to Plant my Maha Chanok...
« on: April 06, 2015, 11:54:16 AM »
In a perfect world Rob would stay with us and share his knowledge while being kind to others.  In person he is a hell of a nice guy, his forum "persona" really doesn't do him justice.  We obviously know that Bangkok has gotten under his skin as others have in the past.  I would hate to see him go too.   

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Decided to Plant my Maha Chanok...
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:53:54 AM »
When the show fits, and maybe the mods need to read more posts.  As such, many dont want to be crybaby tattletales, let the members police themselves ...again, this forum has turned into somewhat of a joke and probably about time I leave again.  This time will be for good.  Let the bad information spread, nothing off my back.  In case you haven't noticed some of the better members post less.  From the messages i have gotten, there is a reason for that.  Peace out...

Fruitlovers knows very well that a mono-embryonic mangoseeds don't grow true to type.

He acts like he has the real mahachanok but it's from a seed so not exactly the same as the real one.

That's pure scamming mate.



Don't fool me or other members on this forum.....and go wash your mouth and apologise here. You represent all Americans on this international forum, do you realise how foolish you make all of them look now?

I feel sorry for the real nursery's who also get a bad name by this and your whole nation as well. What do you think Asians are thinking of you guys if you act like this?

These posts are getting difficult for anyone to have to read.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Vexator Blooms
« on: April 04, 2015, 12:35:16 PM »
Thanks guys.. I look forward to your pruning photos Adam.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Vexator Blooms
« on: April 03, 2015, 07:35:20 PM »
I know its a horrible photo but you get the drift..



I have seen these on one branch of my M.vexator  the past couple years, the tree is about 4'x4' age roughly 5yrs?

No fruit sets and all blooms appear on this one branch only.. How long before the tree begins to bloom all over from this stage (Adam)??

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Slight derail but my three year old Pineapple Pleasure is holding about 40 mangoes that are about the size of a half dollar. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Decided to Plant my Maha Chanok...
« on: April 02, 2015, 07:32:21 AM »
That's the fruit that I mentioned looked pointed. now looking at it further, it also looks fatter and the shape of the seed is different.  Leos seed is C shaped while Robs seed is S shaped.  To me it does not look like the the MC that Harry and Rob have referenced and that i have planted. But maybe I'm wrong.

Maybe its a Maha Cha Not. Patrick bought one from Ebay.

My Mahachanot is just an NDM, even splits like my Florida sourced NDM#4.  I paid $100 for a one gallon NDM that I had to spend hours nursing back to health from the bare rooting process! The good news is I have turned it into a Lemon Zest/Pineapple Pleasure/Sunrise/Ugly Betty/Sweet Tart/Mahachanot raising the value substantially.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Decided to Plant my Maha Chanok...
« on: April 02, 2015, 06:45:10 AM »
I see a mod woke up and did some ridiculous editing... seriously considering deleting my account.  The rest of the members are far better off getting piss poor information from people who dont know a mango from their, oh wait, cant say that word, children may be reading.  Ridiculous that words that can be commonly heard on primetime network television cannot be heard on a blog.

Please tell me, what is an urban handbook?

Thicker skin buddy.  I only was responding to a couple complaints.  I should have changed it to "Urban Dictionary", that actually exists.  You are a wealth of knowledge and I would hate to see you go over something so petty.  I didn't change the content of your post, just two words.  And in fairness to you the term "ebonics" isn't racist and its definition actually appears in the Websters Dictionary.  And you can state that most of us don't know our "ass" from a mango.  Just not ass*&%$, that actually is forbidden on network TV and is somehow considered more offensive.  As for those who sent me the complaints, feel free to chime in if you feel offended.

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I rest my case! Fair enough. (Is there any left of the new blends?)

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I'm not putting anyone down.  I have used all types of blended fertilizers and I was led to believe they were all "perfect formulations" for use with fruit trees.  Any group or business selling fruit tree fertilizer should educate and only provide formulations that safely provide the necessary nutrients setting the cost standard accordingly.  Being in the service industry I am very concerned with the "value" of a product.  I am only advocating the new blends (of which I have sourced my own supply) because of the clear benefits.  Actually if cost is an issue you can get a product directly comparable to the "old standard" from Helena Chemical in bulk for about $14/50lbs.

No sludge (substantially less contaminants)
Slow release (benefits the trees and ecosystem)
High quality sources of elements
Individual mixes for specific applications

As for the PBRFC, I am a member in good standing.  I admit I only attend a couple meetings a year based on speaker content and don't get involved much.  I have gained more information from associations here than I ever have from the council.  Its more of a politically driven social club at times, but every group has its issues.  Its very beneficial to our general public and for our area is the only group of this type I am familiar with.  I support the group and hope to one day be more involved.


Does anyone know if any more will be available?

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I heard the two mixes other than the 8-3-9 were sold for $30?  Where they slow release with a good minor package?? Not made with sewage sludge?  The stuff I bought cost me $35/50lbs and is made with sulfate sourced elements, a wide range of minors, and no sewage sludge fillers.  It literally has no smell at all and no dust when you toss is.  The 8-3-9 sold by PBRFC is made with sewage sludge filler and has a good percentage of dust that blows in the air when you apply it.  You do get what you pay for when it comes to fertilizers, especially when you plan on eating the fruit you grow.  There are tons of contaminants in sewage sludge, and the only thing that's printed on the fertilizers label is what is intentionally added not the entire make up.  I am interested to hear sources of high grade fertilizer that sells for less that $30/50lbs? I can understand the general public "price shopping", but actual "Rare Fruit Tree" collectors would want to take it up a notch in quality no?

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I understand that Har's new recommended fertilizer blends were on sale? I wish I would have know that his speech was going to materialize into products at the sale.  I used the first batch of the custom blend I bought from Nurserymen's SureGro and was impressed with the quality of the granules, they looked like candy pellets and had no odor at all.  I would still like to get a couple hundred pounds of the mix that has no nitrogen that he recommended.  Did they have a large supply at the show?  Does anyone know if they will sell it at the PBRFC meetings?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pairing up mango trees
« on: March 30, 2015, 10:07:55 AM »
Juicy Peach is an awesome mango! Are you judging by experience or progeny?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Lotus Fruit Trees
« on: March 24, 2015, 06:45:29 AM »
we unfortunately do not ship at this time.
So does that mean you will ship some time in the future, if so would you be able to ship to California.

CA is a permit process all of its own that costs quite a bit to set up.  We don't plan to ship at all right now.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Lotus Fruit Trees
« on: March 24, 2015, 06:44:19 AM »
Hey, so you sell sweet tamarind?

I have a few 3 gallon trees

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My pineapple pleasure is holding a decent crop this year (so far).  They are currently about two inches in diameter. The tree itself is about 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide.  The trunk is about 5 inches in diameter.  I agree with Rob, the breeding program consists of more than just the taste of the mangoes. Lots of trees were chopped down due to lack of production in the process of selection.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting was fun, until....
« on: March 22, 2015, 08:58:14 PM »
He was using one of those crazy all in one tools! Dropped it right into his leg. I believe it was right after Sheehan's group order from Frankie's Hawaii.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/discussions/2179032/arka-neelkiran-from-frankies-order

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Lotus Fruit Trees
« on: March 22, 2015, 08:28:02 PM »
In case anyone was wondering.. My wife and I are still operating a very small nursery in West Palm Beach Florida.  While 80% of what we sell is brokered, we still maintain very low prices and excellent customer service.  My career has limited my ability to really promote or grow the business, but that's not what we are about anyway.  We were operating the business under my given name "Brooks" but unfortunately were unable to use the name for certain legal reasons.  Its really a shame, we spent four years developing a web position, and had just started to see results.  We have a new website www.lotusfruittrees.com and inside it we maintain a blog with up to date information about our maintenance of our home property that many find useful.  Feel free to contact my wife with local orders, we unfortunately do not ship at this time. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting was fun, until....
« on: March 22, 2015, 07:32:35 PM »


This is a bag I use for top working mango trees.  I put it together because my daughter and wife got tired of handing me my supplies to my military like commands.  It works perfect.  I have two plastic bags inside the pouch, one with alcohol pads, the other with rubber strips.  I also throw in a good sharpie and some nursery tags loose in the bag.  The electrical tape pouch in the front works perfect for buddy tape.  The felco pouch clips on the side and I added a tina knife in front of that.  For small jobs the felcos and grafting knife are fine. Be careful!

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