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Looks like B3,B3 is better than  wai chi! As for the Florida Sweetheart same as the FZS or the Florida Hak Ip which is FSZ.

Are you saying the Sweetheart is a variant of FZS?


Yes

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That last pic looks mighty tasty!

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Looks like B3,B3 is better than  wai chi! As for the Florida Sweetheart same as the FZS or the Florida Hak Ip which is FSZ.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: January 14, 2021, 07:21:24 PM »
Looks tasty!Usually low seed count did you hand pollinate?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this “Giant banana” real?
« on: January 14, 2021, 07:14:21 PM »
Can you imagine that flipping on your house! Good video! He said one population at sea level.Man only in non windy forests!
  So Mike what shot size #4 or like #7?

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I was not directly speaking to your post 850fl.But also their is the variable of advection vs radiation freeze.
  You should look at this book https://www.amazon.com/History-Florida-Citrus-Freezes/dp/0944961037

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Cold tolerance is more complicated than just a cited temperature.It can be cultivar,health of the plant or more important duration!Say is 30 better than 28 if 30 last7 hours or 28 last 15 minutes?

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Thicker stem and more broad leaves seedlings, look like Torta is robust and tolerant of cold winds,pretty trees.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this really Ross Sapote ???
« on: December 15, 2020, 08:51:50 AM »
Look like Ross  to me,in fact it looks like it came from my trees.My trees were gifts to me from Bill Whitman and they do come in bunches .Bill introduced this to Florida.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Santa Anas Blow
« on: December 08, 2020, 12:15:18 PM »
"But it seems like everywhere has their weather issues"

To true, be happy.Your soil looks good not that adobe my brother had in chula vista.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee X Longon Hybrid?
« on: December 06, 2020, 04:16:15 PM »
MikeT this was worked on in NSW in 1988 to 1991 any worthwhile  coming out of this?
 Seems like a way to get poor lychee , maybe interspecific hybrid rootstock but with issues of incompatibility in lychee to lychee cultivars let alone interspecific hybrid doubtful.
 Bob Murray of The tree house nursery worked a long time on compatibility of lychee tree rootstocks.
         Question is why would you want longan in lychee?

  Here is the link
 https://www.jstor.org/stable/42759068?seq=1

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee X Longon Hybrid?
« on: December 05, 2020, 04:23:59 PM »
 Leaves, bark and fruit all appear to be lychee.Looks like chakapat lychee (emperor),they can flatten out on the skin.Wai chee (sweetcliff) look like that to but smaller.
 Bob Murray of tree house nursery used to think sweetcliff looked like longan

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guanabana ( Soursop ) ZONE 9 ???
« on: December 05, 2020, 09:47:21 AM »
Banks variety soursop out of palmbeach seems more hardy.I bought one from Hopkins nursery back in the 90s and it has shown resilience(mediocre fruit) and it is grafted variety.
 Jf had some fiberless yucatan seeds I grew that are from 2 to 5 feet tall now that took mid 40s temps with 0% to 20% leaf damage.But in past I note that small soursops tend to strongly hold their leaves in winter ,survival genes? as they have little carbohydrates reserves.
 Other old random seed trees in poor health have up to 100% leaf drop

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lychee X Longon Hybrid?
« on: December 05, 2020, 09:10:48 AM »
Looks like lychee

Bs on hybrid

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Increasing Grafted Jackfruit Vigor
« on: December 03, 2020, 02:02:41 PM »
In Florida if a jak is not a genetic runt or has circling roots then pest (nematodes) and pathogens are most likely culprit.This this leads to symptoms of wilting or loss of vigor,induction of nutrient deficiency and secondary infections(pathogens).
 In the Philippines phytophthora fungus is #1 problem in Jaks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Increasing Grafted Jackfruit Vigor
« on: December 03, 2020, 12:44:56 PM »
I've done this on jaks and numerous other fruit trees taking info from old time citrus industries techniques and applying it to tropical fruit.30 years of use and data,no down side to this technique at all.Helps subvert pest (nematodes) and pathogens also holds up to wind flipping.This is where Wayne and Craig observed this technique when working for the state ag agency and visiting my grove.This has been done to hundreds of tropical fruit trees in my grove.Seems to be working well for cempedak using extra jak roots to boost their growth dramatically and even keledang.Or how about this technique to help grow lychee in poor soil,done!The uses are endless and open doors to tremendous possibilities.

                                     experiment it adds joy your endeavors!

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Orkine I have all those plants ,the only one that I would at least protect from cold wind is abiu

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guanabana ( Soursop ) ZONE 9 ???
« on: December 01, 2020, 08:42:01 AM »
With good warm years you could fruit it.But repeated defoliation will lead to die back(carbohydrate depletion).A bad year will kill to the ground in zone9b

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless Papaya Propagation
« on: December 01, 2020, 08:29:18 AM »
Uptake of boron

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Polyphenol Tea
« on: November 22, 2020, 11:03:47 AM »
Been making tea with Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum).Taste is supremely spicy !Plants grown naturally are higher in Polyphenols

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted: Ae ae banana
« on: November 19, 2020, 02:41:15 PM »
Must be a new vehicle for investment$.The price is insane.
Some invest in whiskey,wine

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No Mai Tsze  is the best I have had.I also have Salathiel  growing fruiting neither not very regular.

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 (FZS is double he price of tai so - Mauritius)


And it's worth double!

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