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Tony your asking a lot for that cape soil even weeds grass has a hard time (smutgrass ,indian goose grass) kidding aside there was a perennial peanut called waxy leaf that was a deep rhizome that could take bad conditions.
  The gem mango wood is growing yeh!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: COLD HARDY LYCHEES & LONGANS
« on: April 16, 2020, 02:51:36 PM »
Well season is coming up plant a lot of seeds .Chinese longans probably the most hardy and lychee.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: April 16, 2020, 02:38:55 PM »
That was a nice fruit 1.25 lb.One thing nice I have never had (Bephratelloides cubensis) annona seed wasp get in them ,I (think) seed core is to deep.

So I,m looking up the Ambika mango and sulcata groves did a review of the Ambika mango but I think they may have had a bad one with physiological disorder ,when ever someone says pumpkin and carrot flavor that's a red flag.The link below contains that review and added bonus of ambika the actress?

I'm looking forward to evaluating,well really common tasting ether for the first time and 2nd m4,Cotton Candy,Fruit Punch,Guava,Kathy,Peach Cobbler,Phoenix,Ugly Betty,and some others I lost the tags on?

For me it looks like first will be ppk

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: Marian plum, larger size
« on: April 14, 2020, 09:19:57 AM »
Most common  name is (Maprang) latin Bouea Macrophylla.For growing keep an eye on tds of your water,flush with distilled water for salt and keep growing medium ph around 6.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: FIRST MANGOS OF 2020
« on: April 13, 2020, 07:27:10 PM »
Now I'm staring at your mangos and I have my basket!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ripe rollinia fruits for sale
« on: April 13, 2020, 11:54:38 AM »
Couple more rollinia fruits for sale


They are just blooming and are beautiful ,they grow here naturalized in the acid soils of the pine flatwoods.They have  strong antibacterial properties.And tasty blue fruits that some make into wine.

Downy rose-myrtle

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Newest Citrus Root Stock Information
« on: April 12, 2020, 05:51:16 PM »
poncirsguy thanks great chart!I have my pomelos on sun chu sha and they have been pretty good with hlb no issues with Phytophthora.They have had hlb since 2007 give or take a year and still jugging.Spray them with potassium nitrate and minors, extra manganese,zinc,iron kicks them back well.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Found This Interesting
« on: April 12, 2020, 04:01:32 PM »
Sounds right as i have pay 15 to 20 per hour for workers.But i work them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When To Graft Jackfruit In Florida
« on: April 12, 2020, 03:56:50 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.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Newest Citrus Root Stock Information
« on: April 12, 2020, 02:44:52 PM »
US SuperSour 1   C. grandis ‘Hirado Buntan sdlg’ × C. reticulata ‘Cleopatra’ that looks promising for ph and drier conditions.I would like to try this for hirado buntan trees

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When To Graft Jackfruit In Florida
« on: April 12, 2020, 01:49:47 PM »
This is good time, for me I start in March before it gets to wet.

A lot of (very low) land, salt ,mosquitos,noseeums,deer flies,gun happy recluse,cults,crazy writers and artists,loons!!I fit right in!Oh the last zip code covid free in lee county?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: CITRUS DISEASE HELP!
« on: April 10, 2020, 04:56:28 PM »
That tree is beyond reasonable help to many issues,you have major decay, vein clearing,greenings?

Har such a great person!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ripe rollinia fruits for sale
« on: April 10, 2020, 09:48:15 AM »
( SOLD)Couple more large ones today

We get more chill so sweet tart fruiting beyond capacity last year and this year ,the first two years of fruiting though because of heavy pruning prior.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Desinfecting spray on fruit tree's
« on: April 10, 2020, 09:33:34 AM »
Talk about going through the motions!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / sold Ripe rollinia fruits for sale
« on: April 09, 2020, 11:38:34 AM »
Ripe rollinia fruits for sale today (locals) of course as shipping not doable to fragile.
12434 cristi way bokeelia fl 33922
open till 4pm

All sold

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: April 07, 2020, 01:54:34 PM »
The rootstock tree I found is some kind of apple or hybrid tree maybe 100 years old in fort myers.What caught my eye back in the 1980s was it had strong buttress roots.I thought it might make a good rootstock so I grafted a dozen mangos on it.Planted them out in 1995, well in 2004 we got hit with hurricane charley winds 150 mph+ and not one of those went over.I did have 2 shear badly but none tiped,can't say that for regular turpentine mango rootstock for most went over or tip badly.I was so impressed with that tree I grafted one for the farm,I wanted first generation seeds like the original and easy access.Nicknamed that tree my hurricane rootstock!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: April 07, 2020, 10:10:36 AM »
Not trying to be critical to frog.Trying to help,as I do not remove grass either.Sometimes rootstocks are just poor or could be dwarfing.I take a known genetically strong strain of mango and plant the seed next to the tree and approach graft to give it boost.After couple years the seedling grafted to the original is 4 times the mass!
 The other reason for getting that tree growing is the longer it stays small out in exposed field is freeze!The risk of turning all that work into a field field of stumps .That's not the warmest area for growing.Even Homestead can get very bad freezes.I have seen this and (not) a good time.If you lived in Florida from 1977 to 1989 you understand.Big growers went out of business.Below is a book that is harsh reality check and life lesson.
  (What does not kill you makes you stronger)

A History of Florida Citrus Freezes by Attaway, John A

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