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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lyndall Canistel
« on: August 14, 2018, 04:57:26 PM »
Great review Rob :)

Might be a contender for my future multi graft here.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarf Macadamia tree ?
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:36:54 AM »
Not sure there are any real dwarf macadamias. A16 is a popular smaller cultivar here (there are a few others).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who grow Durian in South Florida?
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:04:55 PM »
That looks a lot like a jackfruit/other Artocarpus  ???

The good news is you have a much better chance with it :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marang in California or Florida
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:00:48 PM »
While the temps can vary from year to year, month to month, I'm looking at the yearly average and it appears the temps are very close w the exception of precipitation. Our average for July is 88/65 this year it been extremely warm our High/low 94/70.

Hi JF.
Gold Coast (where Rob actually lives) is a different climate to Brisbane. Change your location Rob  :P

If you look them up you will see that Brisbane is actually hotter on average for both lows and highs. How those averages happen though is very different as the coast here is much more stable (like most places). That cold event that Rob mentioned, while unusual, went below 0C (32F) here (just outside Bris) and I had ice in the ground in open areas. It would have killed a marang. In fact it killed one of my grafted jacks and a small mango that were too small to take it :( I am kicking myself for not protecting them more, it was unexpected.

Looking up La Habra, it is colder than Gold Coast and Brisbane, but if itís a very stable 10b like GC than you would at least have a better chance than me! I wonder how the minimums compare as that would be a better comparison.

Would be keen to hear how the experiment goes :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best mango varieties for high rainfall
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:08:10 AM »
The KP anomaly cannot easily be explained and neither can the fact that Floridian mangoes like keitt, kent and a whole lot of others are held in such low regard in Australia are very rarely sold commercially.and taste poor to most consumers.KP is held in high regard in SE Asia where they are exported to and premium prices are paid yet in the US they are considered inferior even to NMD and Maha Chanok.This has been discussed many times on the forum without resolution.

Yeah Iíve never really got that. I figured that the Florida varieties must have just been that much better. Having now eaten an assortment of the older Florida varieties (Keit, Kent, Palmer etc) I too prefer KP. Climate or part of being brought up on them? I am keen to try some of the newer next level/Zill mangos when they start producing here.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Some mango tree pics
« on: August 06, 2018, 06:29:17 AM »
Here is one soon after grafting. This tree is actually flowering from all varieties now (but I wonít let it fruit yet).

I am trying to balance the vigour on multi grafted trees. This one is maha Chanok, Allison red and Palmer. Oh and the wiring is to get an even angle on the scaffold branches (I used to muck around with bonsai).

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Some mango tree pics
« on: August 05, 2018, 06:26:53 PM »
Thank you! 1/10 of an acre. I have limited space as this is in my front yard. I'm opting for variety over production. Most trees are about 8 feet apart. They are going to be more like bushes than trees. If I get a few fruits per tree ill be happy.

Keen to see how it progresses :)

Iíve got limited space too (though not that limited) and went multi grafted trees for the same reason.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Some mango tree pics
« on: August 05, 2018, 04:11:52 PM »
Looks great MC. Going to be a mango forest! Whatís the plot size and spacing?

Thatís awesome to see Mark.
Looked up your climate and while your averages arenít too cold, you donít have a heap of warmth either. Good going!

Is this cultivar known for doing well there? I have recently realised there can be some real differences with cold tolerances between jacks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help id this seedling
« on: August 01, 2018, 04:27:06 PM »
The newer leaves looks bottletree-ish (Brachychiton sp.). They also grow different types of leaves like that (but I donít recognise those particular ones). Also reminds me of a few of the Hibiscus species to a degree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Latest DF post upgrade
« on: July 30, 2018, 04:38:24 AM »

Hmm i shouldn't have problems for swelling since i used spray foam, this is is sturdy where it survived hurricane Irma last year and maybe in California and AZ is one of the only places that use wood, since Hawaii and everywhere else uses cement so maybe not work for your climate but wood doesn't work in ours for very long so Philippians also use this method with cement, so not sure how that, and there are many post on internet on how this is put together, which as plant matures it in fact makes the structure that much more secure

That comment was aimed at you the original poster.
I quoted you to ask how the blocks were stuck together. Sorry for the confusion :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Latest DF post upgrade
« on: July 29, 2018, 07:15:02 PM »
Hmm yeah you might have issues when they swell. That would be my main concern and would be an issue I think before rot ever comes into play.

Thats my setup as probably seen

How are you sticking those blocks together FamilyJ?

I have Arkin which fruits well by itself. It drops quite a few prematurely but starts with a rediculous amount of fruit. I donít think it could support them all if it tried. I assumed most were self fertile but Cythompsinís info above suggests I was assuming wrong. Very interesting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: San Diego garden photos
« on: July 28, 2018, 04:06:57 AM »
Looks really good Brad.

What spacing are you using on your mango/avo sized trees in your climate?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frosted jakfruit
« on: July 25, 2018, 02:31:59 AM »
Definitely, I was getting at the fact that for anyone looking to grow a jackfruit Brisbane and south, Tweed Crisp seems a good selection. It might not meet elite fruit criteria but it seems hardy as an old boot.

Definitely a good option  :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frosted jakfruit
« on: July 24, 2018, 05:23:42 PM »
You have a pretty special microclimate at your place Rob (even compared to your surrounding areas). I am jealous :)

I had damage on grafted jacks, mamey, some types of bananas, black sapote (new growth only) and the coconut (that ones an experiment, survived surprisingly).

Unscathed were carambola, all garcinia, seedling jacks, canistel, sapodilla, mangos, lychees, longan, jaboticaba, citrus etc.

My biggest problem is that Iím at the bottom of a cleared hill and the bush at the low side of my property catches that cold air. Should improve over the next few years.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frosted jakfruit
« on: July 24, 2018, 06:13:58 AM »
I have 4 Jackfruit seedlings in pots outside, 3 are from seeds of a fruit I ate and all of them handled the winter here a little worse for wear but ok really. The one J33 seedling I have had to bring inside, no where as tolerant of the cold

My j33 is going in a protected spot for that reason. The differences surprised me. I have a tweed crisp and Underwood right next to each other (thanks R). The Underwood lost all its leaves and the tweed crisp was relatively unscathed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frosted jakfruit
« on: July 24, 2018, 04:35:16 AM »
What temps did you guys see down there? Just curious. Thanks, Chris

At mine it got to 0 - 1 įC which is 32 - 34 įF. The usual minimum is above 3 įC or 37 įF.

Rannman is inland from me and his area is usually 3 įC or more lower at times like this, though I don't know his microclimate.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marang in California or Florida
« on: July 24, 2018, 12:39:28 AM »
There is apparently a fruiting marang on NSW north coast. The owner has posted about it on a few forums with pics but I have no idea if itís real. If so, that is much colder than south Florida and it should certainly be possible there.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frosted jakfruit
« on: July 23, 2018, 04:59:29 AM »
Lockyer Valley, near Plainlaind/Laidley. Definitely the coldest itís been here for several years. Frost burnt all the growth tips on the damaged trees but like I said , one lone tree still growing strong with not a bit of damage! Wait and see I suppose.

Best of luck. I dare say they will come back. I think/hope we are done with that kind of cold for the year/next few years.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Frosted jakfruit
« on: July 22, 2018, 07:11:37 AM »
Same cold snap did damage here to newly planted jacks. Coldest in quite a few years! Interestingly I also had obvious variation between cultivars. I am confident they will all come back but it might be a slow start to the growing season. Mine all kept some undamaged buds above the grafts. My seedling trees are a little older and had no damage, but they are also more protected.

Guessing east coast, but where are you?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: lady finger bananas
« on: July 20, 2018, 07:46:36 PM »
I have lady fingers here. They are large/tall compared to some other quality bananas, but they are very productive.

The fruiting part of the tree would still have issues with humidity if itís one of those varieties that suffers.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut palms in Sarasota, FL
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:09:34 PM »
That is cool :)

I was really surprised to see a fruiting coconut in kingscliff, northern NSW recently which is even cooler according to climate averages (but never a freeze). I planted one here just to see what happens.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 5 best dwarf mango tree/fruit
« on: July 09, 2018, 05:23:13 PM »
Manachanok would be up there. It is small but not ďdwarfĒ

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