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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this Mango tree "V" trunk OK?
« on: September 02, 2020, 11:57:30 AM »
Here is an image I pulled off the internet that shows a dual trunk tree.



The difference is in the internet picture,  the split trunk is above ground.   Yours appears as twin trunks from below ground (not a split or "v") appearing as if its a seeding with multiple trunks originating from the seed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this Mango tree "V" trunk OK?
« on: September 02, 2020, 10:22:55 AM »
Did you purchase this as a grafted tree?  Has that second trunk always been there?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When To Graft Jackfruit In Florida
« on: September 01, 2020, 03:56:16 PM »
I like the early spring as you can find scions with more stores of carbohydrates.You know that have not started rampant growth.Also I find more bacterial and fungal pathogens in the grafts when it gets wet.

The fungal issue are also apparant when the grafts material are in pots on the ground.  Agree with Sheehan, approach grafts hung in trees seem to do very well in SFla.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ID this mango - pics attached
« on: September 01, 2020, 03:53:04 PM »
I have seen a number of different misshapen Buttercream fruits.

Unfortunately,  I dont recall the looks of the leaves.  With Behl's picture, should be an easy ID to those with a tree (thats a very distinct look in that picture). 

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Mallika, ndm, carrie, cogshall....are all condo mangoes so they stay pretty short. Lots of people recommend pickering.

To start with, forget the term "condo mango" as it was an abused term from years ago that means nothing and some trees that were coined as such were actually vigorous growers.  Better to just say "compact" growth hsbit.

With that being said, Mallika is not a compact grower.  It is actually moderately vigorous with a spreading habit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit - Golden Nugget vs Borneo Red
« on: August 29, 2020, 10:55:20 PM »
Here is TM Red aka Timor aka Tony Morris Red.  That color is very true to what it was in person.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kwai Muk seedless
« on: August 29, 2020, 07:33:46 PM »
I think title of the thread was probably supposed to be seedlings, not seedless.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee X Longan Hybrid?
« on: August 29, 2020, 07:23:01 PM »
Looks mighty large to be a Sweet Cliff.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit - Golden Nugget vs Borneo Red
« on: August 29, 2020, 07:21:48 PM »
Borneo Red is a waste of space, also.  Go with Red Morning if you want a red flesh or Bangkok Lemon/Crunchy Lemon for yellow flesh.  Another good choice is a grafted Berry Seedling (will probably be hard to find).

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Mallika and Son Pari are definitely not a good choice for containers.  Too vigorous.

I also assume you will be grafting or somehow locating a grafted tree.
He  mentioned in an earlier thread that he will probably get them from plantogram.  Plantogram also has Honey Kiss available would that be a viable option for container growing?

Honey Kiss has grown slow for me, but i saw a huge grafted tree at Walter Zillís garden. Perhaps if it grows slow it can be kept dwarf and still be productive? and may be Walter has it grafted to different rootstock tree. Little gem is another slow growing and productive tree.

The large Honey Kiss trees at Walter's are top worked onto 60+ year old mango trees (and were done many years ago).  Makes a huge difference in growth.  Same for the Pickering (although the original Pickering is also on his property and is quite large).

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Mallika and Son Pari are definitely not a good choice for containers.  Too vigorous.

I also assume you will be grafting or somehow locating a grafted tree.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wholesale nursery mango tree
« on: August 29, 2020, 11:50:46 AM »
Yeah the only thing it's a little frustrating because transplant so quickly .
That the trees you should have no size to them .and I sell in small market most customers can't afford a bigger tree and the other issues is going to have tree in big pots but small tree I ask for 25g fruit punch about 3 months ago it only 5 feet tall .
So if I bought the tree and try to sell it to the customer . I highly doubt he would have even pay it for same price at i would have paid for it

I hear you.  Last 3 gal mango I got was about a foot or so tall and not fully rooted out (but since it was that or nothing, I had to take it)  Demand is far greater than supply.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wholesale nursery mango tree
« on: August 29, 2020, 11:32:37 AM »
Yes i feel the same. I would totally propagate mangoes and avocados if it was my full time job, plus will need a bigger piece of land to setup shade house with watering for new seedling grafts. There is so much demand now that it would be a good investment if someone wants to start.

Proven rootstock, source of material and quality grafter (commercial grafting requires t budding or chip budding, not cleft or vaneer)...you really wonder why ZHPP is main outlet?

Yes ZHPP has it all, no wonders Rob. But i feel there is room for others to start as well since the demand is so high, i see pre-orders from 2019 just being fulfilled now.

Tough to do, producing quality stock on a commercial level.  Its one thing to produce a volume for retail sales (like Excalibur), its a different story to produce the quantity on a commercial scale.  If it were that simple, PIN and Fruitscapes would be producing their own.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indochinese mangoes
« on: August 29, 2020, 10:53:15 AM »
Saigon should not be anything like Glenn.  Indochinese hybrid vs classic

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wholesale nursery mango tree
« on: August 29, 2020, 10:49:42 AM »
Yes i feel the same. I would totally propagate mangoes and avocados if it was my full time job, plus will need a bigger piece of land to setup shade house with watering for new seedling grafts. There is so much demand now that it would be a good investment if someone wants to start.

Proven rootstock, source of material and quality grafter (commercial grafting requires t budding or chip budding, not cleft or vaneer)...you really wonder why ZHPP is main outlet?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Marco
« on: August 22, 2020, 01:25:03 PM »
Put out a 5 gallon bucket in light of an oncoming hurricane or tropical storm? Hahahaha you would have to go find the bucket to see how much rain you got. What a ridiculously stupid post.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Berry jackfruit seedling fruit
« on: August 17, 2020, 09:14:46 PM »
Guys. Donít get distracted. The real news here: no matter how tiny, Sheehan ate a piece of fruit.

Ahaaa...but did anyone actually SEE him eat the fruit???

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: USPS delaying packages
« on: August 17, 2020, 06:39:28 PM »
I use Fedex for business and also customarily receive letters and packages from UPS.  Other ther than minor delays caused by weather (mainly Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaias), I have encountered no delays or problems with either.

FedEx Express is definitely better than USPS, but FedEx Ground sucks.

I had a FedEx ground package sit at the same FedEx facility for 4 days last week. I also had a USPS priority mail envelope take 13 days to travel about 30 miles this month.

Yes, I should have clarified I only ship Fedex Air.

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Yes, correct, the shoulders should fill out.  Also keep an eye on the stem, it should turn brown where it connects to the mango (its still very green).  It can be picked from mature green and ripened it a warm location (not an air conditioned room) or at first yellow color break.

The taste should be very sweet with the orange creamsicle flavor profile  (with similarities to LZ but a prefect Mallika can be better than a LZ in my opinion).

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: USPS delaying packages
« on: August 17, 2020, 01:36:56 PM »
Gearing up for that election fraud...

Planting the seed (no pun intended).  Lol

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: USPS delaying packages
« on: August 17, 2020, 11:10:45 AM »
I heard that the post office has been disabling the mail sorting machines. Why?

I noticed that Amazon orders with prime recently have estimated delivery times pushed out a few days extra now.

I believe Amazon is due to Covid issues and the seller's delays and increase in volume relating to Covid.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planning My Last Few Mangos
« on: August 17, 2020, 11:09:07 AM »
Providence and Spirit of 76 have absolutely nothing in common in taste and/or texture.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planning My Last Few Mangos
« on: August 17, 2020, 09:35:30 AM »
On the east coast, tastes have been consistent for both varieties from multiple growers of each.

BM - classic mango with an acidic component.
Spirit of 76 - classic mango with a definite fruit cocktail taste profile (mango, peach and cherry...think flavors from Dole fruit cocktail can).

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: USPS delaying packages
« on: August 17, 2020, 09:29:55 AM »
I use Fedex for business and also customarily receive letters and packages from UPS.  Other ther than minor delays caused by weather (mainly Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaias), I have encountered no delays or problems with either.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Planning My Last Few Mangos
« on: August 16, 2020, 06:27:07 PM »
Bailey's Marvel is a very vigorous tree which you will probably have difficulty down the road and keeping it a size that
For a smaller tree grown closer to the coast, with a classic flavor profile but very complex, you might want to consider Spirit of 76. Spirit of 76 is a snaller sized tree.
Interesting you say that. I have one Spirit of '76 and two Bailey's Marvel here on Pine Island, SWFL. The Spirit of 76 I have is of equal vigor & height to Bailey's Marvel. I had to climb the tree with a pole to harvest '76 this year.

Maybe due to rootstock or location?  How old and large are the trees?

I have never noticed a Spirit of 76 having same vigor as Baileys.

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