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if they are green, then probably for pickling and stuff like that.

some mangoes ripen very small.

King Lion mangoes are about as small as I've seen, not much bigger than a nice sized egg. Pretty good too.

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...even if m4 is alternate bearing, I could deal with that.

Too soon to tell with grafted trees in different regions and growing conditions.

Going to baby mine and treat her nice.

Found some local Keitts today. If they are even decent, going back tomorrow.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Harmonizing your trees
« on: August 09, 2020, 11:10:50 AM »
lol, Fliptop! Stomp them flowers!

In addition to growing nutritious food/fruit, microbes in the soil appear to be correlated with lower rates of depression. Gardening feels good because it is good.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070402102001.htm

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Harmonizing your trees
« on: August 09, 2020, 09:10:08 AM »
Must work both ways, as trees can harmonize us.

Can't explain it, but I'm happier and more at ease around plants and in my yard/garden.

Reminds me of the Japanes practice of Shinrin-yoku
https://www.japan.travel/en/guide/forest-bathing/

My wife argues it is insufficient, and that I should take a real shower or bath.


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I have trees growing on top tree stumps for years. should be fine.




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trees will usually grow roots before new growth, after being replanted. Some trees don't look like they are doing anything for months, then go nuts.

the Glenn is pushing because it already was about to.

I would leave it, unless it shows signs of stress.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mango varieties
« on: August 05, 2020, 05:12:05 PM »
 :(

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grow Mangosteen in southern California
« on: August 02, 2020, 09:41:09 AM »
if you can sprout, you will need to grow in a greenhouse or similar setting. they like it humid and cannot take cold temps, especially when small.

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Can't wait to try this fruit-to-fruit face off tasting myself!

Thank you for detailing your experience.

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they are slightly different, but relatively the same

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Finger Lime in FL
« on: July 31, 2020, 07:42:39 AM »
Does anyone have finger lime plants available in FL?

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Send me a box of m4s and I will send you small rhizome each of Caesia (black) turmeric and Kasturimanjal (white/cosmetic) turmeric.

 ;D

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Indian Green Thornless Jujube Tree?
« on: July 29, 2020, 07:59:51 AM »
Keep mine around 8 feet or so with ease. Trim once or twice a year.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Mysore raspberries FL
« on: July 26, 2020, 08:23:46 PM »
+1 for Mike and TreesNMore! You will leave with more than Mysores, lol

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Himalayan mulberry scions
« on: July 26, 2020, 01:25:16 PM »
Thanks Brad!

Grafted and buds look swollen.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Top these cherimoyas?
« on: July 26, 2020, 01:23:10 PM »
I love seeing the transformation!

Aliens are going to abduct you (again) and put you on their intergalactic terraforming fruit freak team.

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you will pay a ton at HD. Diamond has 15 and 20 g pots cheap. PIN might give you some old ones, especially if you buy a few trees. Or just ask your landscaper.

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Check with Diamond Fertilizer in Homestead.

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looking sad. they ship poorly.

I would keep it in shade or dappled light and hope for best. Don't overwater or let it dry out too much. light mist here and there.

they are tough once they get going.

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check with forum member Lebmung. I got a nice piece from him, and from another person on Etsy. Both are growing well now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: young mango tasting
« on: July 23, 2020, 10:40:39 AM »
was told someone imagined the mango looked like Tebow's biceps, lol.

I agree, it is uncool to rename stuff as if it is something new and different. people work hard to develop a cultivar, and it is reasonable to expect to know what you are buying.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Future's Florida Fruit Feast Vol 10
« on: July 22, 2020, 06:28:25 PM »
Can't wait to read your reviews, particularly on Z-20. Tried one a couple of weeks ago...

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wonderful pomegranate FL
« on: July 22, 2020, 04:29:23 PM »
PIN = Pine Island Nursery in Homestead, FL

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Wonderful pomegranate FL
« on: July 21, 2020, 11:13:54 PM »
PIN sells Vietnamese Red. Was told by worker that it fruits well here in South FL.

Mine (3g) has only been in-ground for 3+ months. Already have had 2 flowers, no fruit yet.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet Tart vs Cecilove Mango
« on: July 19, 2020, 04:44:47 PM »
I've had a few Sweet Tarts and Ceciloves over the last couple of years.

They are quite different to me.

Sweet Tart has always had a tart component. This year was the best I've had, from a small graft on one of my trees.

Maybe I've never let one (ST) ripen enough, because I can't stand waiting, but think I've hit the sweet spot with it this year, and it was definitely still a bit tart, and amazing.

Cecilove hasn't hit me with the tartness yet. Maybe I need to eat it earlier?

For me, Cecilove has been super sweet with a piney spice to it. Kind of like a classic mango, and then something extra. No fiber, juicy, and wonderful.

I am topworking some trees with CL, and will grow out some a seed for the fun of it, as I am ST. Maybe I will add some Cecilove scions to the Sweet Tart tree. My point: they are different and both great mangoes.


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