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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Basic mango fertilizer numbers?
« on: October 02, 2020, 07:22:52 PM »
Orkine, 0-0-50 i have because of that article.
I mixed it with the fert i pictured before all this rain & sprinkled around my old (and only) mango tree.
Maybe 1 cup total which isn't much for 12" trunk because i didn't want the N.  Grows too fast as-is.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Basic mango fertilizer numbers?
« on: October 02, 2020, 04:44:21 PM »
i've heard & read no N needed for old, large, already grow too quick mango trees.  True?
Sir Har's mix would be great to see.

I use this on bananas with very good results.  How's it look for young mango?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Basic mango fertilizer numbers?
« on: October 02, 2020, 01:13:24 PM »
Ok so roughly 4x more K then P for established trees, and almost equal N & K for young sound good?
Minors there's many, any i should be sure it has plenty of?  I have chelated iron & cr90 sulfur. 
Spread some sulfur over whole new area cause ph was possibly 7.5 home testing with pool test strips & water.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Basic mango fertilizer numbers?
« on: October 02, 2020, 09:53:51 AM »
Hi all.  There's large fertilizer co. close to me that has pretty much everything.
I'd like to get fert with little or no N for my 20yr old tree & N to mix with it for my soon to buy new trees.
What's a good general  P, K percent and what micros & their levels as well?
Doing it this way would give me great control.
Thanks in advance,

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My 3 mo old Goldfinger banana plant
« on: September 28, 2020, 03:27:54 PM »
When i moved here 15+ yrs ago, there was a tree with large leaves & bunch of dead ones hanging off.
Coming from nyc, i never knew what they look like.  2 yrs later, it flowered & b's grew!  :)  Glad i didn't chop it down! 
All these are from 1, you'll see next yr little pups pop up next to it.
When they get a foot or more tall, use spade shovel and cut straight down between pups & mother plant & stick pup in ground a few feet or more away.  They love florida sandy soil, water & fert. 
Yes mine are crowded, they keep popping up faster then i move them.
If leaves go yellow, check soil ph.  I use vitamin c powder, also tried sulfur.  Iron also makes em more green.  Yours look great.
I'm below frost line so i can't help with cold tips.

Hello all.  I'd like for all to share experiences had with different pot size mangos home grown & purchased.
Did they thrive, get root bound, what was done to root ball before putting in ground, soil type, ph if known & anything else you tried be it for the good or failure.

I believe all here will enjoy the knowledge.
Thank you, enjoy.

Frog, i'll visit with my elder healthy parents this winter if ok.
If you sell mangos, we'll certainly be there.
My green brother cures house plants with worm poo.
Worms one of the key soil improvers?

Frog, what you do is beyond impressive.
I myself, grow just for me & a few friends & parents.
I use the man made stuff you don't but it works.  Been growing bananas in same area for 10yrs.
Bug stuff over 10yrs i used maybe 2oz of bifenthrin concentrate cause ants love my  fruit trees sometimes.
Cats kill salamanders, frogs, all the natural ant eaters & cats crap to boot which attracts them.
Yes you deserve a pat on the back- good job :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Source for large fruit trees in Florida?
« on: September 23, 2020, 06:26:36 AM »
Do fruit trees in 15gal pots have root bound issues other trees don't?
This year i had 2 dozen 15gal Areca palms & 2 dozen 6gal planted.  All are growing fine.
None of them had roots trimmed, all went in the hole as is & water jetted dirt around them.
Fetilized 1 month later.

I've been topping the brazil pepper trees for windbreak & privacy.
A little worried though after someone said pep trees can cause issues with mangos i'm planning to put there.
I have almost 2 dozen banana trees & honestly they could use a windbreak.  Still standing but leaves shred (no harm) easily.  A vigorous growing mango tree would be nice there to protect b's.
My avocado leaves are turned on their side after last night.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loam?
« on: September 18, 2020, 09:37:47 PM »
Oolie, explain.  Thank you.  Planning mangos but not there.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loam?
« on: September 18, 2020, 09:35:58 PM »
This was months ago after i cleared area & mulched.  Arecas were planted after clearing for fence vs pvc & cost same.  Sorry i messed up photo.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loam?
« on: September 18, 2020, 08:06:14 PM »
Been quite busy, sorry it took me so long to post pics.  This year is passing by warp speed.
The stuff i questioned being loam's a foot deep in some spots.  Sponge, push on it, pops back up.  Blast it with garden hose to settle & sounds hollow & stays put.  When time comes to grade with topsoil, i'll take a pile out first.  Maybe put it around areca palm bases?  I was just curious what loam is and more puzzling what created it?  Ants chewed up old trees?

Kent might be what came with my house 15yrs ago, does this sound like it?
I take probably 8' off top throughout year to maintain 10' height,
Anthracnose constantly,
Super sweet delicious with some fiber but it's worth every fiber i pick out of my teeth,
Passes sticky test- wash hands & face & still sticky for 10 minutes,
Very orange & juicy flesh tree ripened.  I love them & got me prepping lot next to me for more varieties :)

Iron drenching question-
Is there a general diluted percent of iron in drenching water to shoot for?
Meaning, i could use 5 gallons or 10 gallons 1/2 strength of 5 gallons.
Typical sandy Florida soil.
Thank you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapple thread
« on: September 10, 2020, 03:36:33 PM »
So, after mine fruits, the main plant will not regrow another fruit in exact place?
Thank you for your great info!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapple thread
« on: September 10, 2020, 02:59:30 PM »
Question- do they flower more then once or do you chop down after harvest like bananas?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inches of Rain today FL
« on: September 09, 2020, 09:29:49 PM »
Today, Sept 9 2020, easy 3"

last week, applied some sulfur for trial of ridding many ants and lowering ph.
rain must've washed it in good.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loam?
« on: August 30, 2020, 07:31:38 PM »
Thank you.  If i'm working that area tomorrow, i'll rake some & take a photo but it rained a lot (a good thing).
Yes it seems like a sponge for holding water.  Heavy wet.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Loam?
« on: August 30, 2020, 05:03:53 PM »
The lot i've been working on (for future mangos) has what my pops calls loam, all around old brazil pepper tree stumps, trees ect.
It's brownish almost golden, not red like fresh cut pep tree chips.  Should i be making a pile of it for something instead of putting it out for tree collection day? 

Where mango trees will be have 6-12" of topsoil we put down a few months ago, not loam.  I'll ikely need sand to mix with topsoil where trees go. ?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Paint or seal cut limb area?
« on: August 19, 2020, 10:09:08 AM »
Do any of you paint after cutting limbs or try sealing a slightly rotted looking old cut?
If so, what do you use?  Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Banana Harvest Question
« on: July 24, 2020, 08:02:21 PM »
I cut 1 hand at a time starting from bottom (flower gets cut off soon as its done making fruit) whenever i can but usually the whole bunch comes at once cause tree decides to break.  Mine are only 8-10' tall.
I wash bunch with hose, cut each hand off, wash 1 more time in sink & hang hands from coffee mug holders.  Small pieces of rope hold hands to holders. 
Takes mine 2-3 weeks to ripen.  Never turned yellow on tree.

You guys really use sulf acid?  No ill effects?  Guessing a few mL per gallon?
I have brass venturi garden hose adapter i use to feed iron to 4 dozen arec palms.  16:1 so i use milk gallon mixed weak for syphon.  It cuts flow in half so i remove it when done.

Acid- put 1 vitamin c 500mg tab in gallon of water & test.  Goes below 6 which my pool strips stop at.  Yellow color on strip.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inches of Rain today FL
« on: June 04, 2020, 01:53:22 PM »
Since starting thread, a foot fell here in psl.
Rear corner of yard has standing water which i rarely see during summer.
I go by what i dump & redump from buckets.
I also see the many yards of topsoil i water settled 3x doesn't drain.  So i take it when i plant mango tees, i better dig below topsoil & mix in sand that's below.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inches of Rain today FL
« on: May 27, 2020, 09:07:54 PM »
nappi, show us same shot tomorrow.
Raining cats & dogs here right now.  Loud!

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