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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Young Mango Tree - Help!!
« Last post by Ruby93 on Today at 09:06:05 PM »
You tree looks like it is lacking Zinc, Magnesium, Iron and maybe Manganese. You may want to add a bit of Sulfur if you’ve been getting a lot of rain considering you are using a cactus mix.

A Foliar feeding and soil drench should fix the problem but you may want to plant your tree into the ground, ideally in full sun away from the shade of your fence.

If you keep it in a pot, give it a good quality smart or slow release fertilizer. When you water it, water until there is about 10% excess water runoff in order to avoid nutrient lock.


Thanks, Simon. Unfortunately, I am renting, so my only option is to keep my tree in a container until I settle down somewhere in a couple of years. But I will move it away from my fence. :)  Sulfur powder? Mix it into soil? Is there a particular foliar spray you recommend? What about soil drench?

Also, was thinking of changing the soil to this one:

Which organic fertilizer would you recommend using? Any of these appear suitable for mangos?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: fighting against asshole neighbor
« Last post by roblack on Today at 08:52:12 PM »
confuse him and enjoy being super nice. feudin' will only bring sorrow.

save getting crazy for another day, which hopefully will never come.
Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Japan acid citruses
« Last post by Oolie on Today at 07:38:43 PM »
In the first link you posted about 'hanaharu' the writing on the box says keraji.
The pronunciation of kanji depend on the context in which it is being used.
I think they consider it to be a type of keraji. Some of the Japanese naming can be kind of ambiguous. They use names to refer to things much more loosely than a precise name that defines just one thing explicitly. So it would be an error to get caught up in semantics and take some of these names too literally. To say it more bluntly, just because they consider it to be keraji doesn't mean it is. Maybe it would be more apt to say it's more like it's in the "keraji family".

Since the parents of Hanaharu are Keraji and Kunenbo, and the parents of Keraji are Kikai mikan and Kunenbo, it's not at all surprising that Hanaharu would strongly resemble Keraji.
In fact, I think it's a fair guess that Hanaharu problably greatly resembles Kunenbo, albeit without the seeds, although I really can't say because I've never tasted either of them.

Well you have garnered my interest in hanaharu. Do you have any links to sites containting info on hanaharu?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai Dwarf Mulberries - How Hardy?
« Last post by sahai1 on Today at 07:35:50 PM »
I didn't name them... I just call em what I've been told.
Dwarf may just be a relative term.


just curious if your dwarf trees are staying small, if so how many years?

Just like 'dwarf' coconut trees, the dwarf term actually refers to earlier fruiting, not the actual height of the tree...  dwarf coconuts will grow just as tall as other coconuts, just slower.

So perhaps dwarf mulberries just grow slower?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberries in Hawaii
« Last post by sahai1 on Today at 07:28:08 PM »
I recall visiting a guy further up Hamakua coast towards Honoka'a who had a large mulberry tree with a ton of nice large flavorful dark berries.  I have no idea of the cultivar but he said it fruited heavily & reliably.  The birds loved the fruit but he said he got enough to share with them. 

Your tree from Thailand would be a good candidate but, as Oscar points out, it might be prudent to try others as well.  Even if they all work out, the seasons might be slightly different to give you a longer season of fruit.  I recall that there are at least a couple of cultivars from Florida so these might be worth giving a try.  If I recall correctly, I think Shangrila was one of these.


thanks John, the Hamakua one you talk about sounds like mine... but yeh plenty to share with birds.  Mine in Thailand is everbearing, only taking breaks after a big push, but those breaks don't last longer than a month, and usually 10% of the tree is still fruiting somewhere.

Importing from Florida would likely be more expensive than importing from Thailand, since I will be trying to bring them back on the airplane free.

thanks!  that is what I had hoped were the reasons.  In this case I think my best bet is bringing in cuttings from Thailand from my own trees which are prolific and fast growing as banyan trees and have high quality fruit.
To bring in plant material from Thailand you will need a phyto sanitary certificate issued by agriculture department in Thailand. You will also need a plant import permit from USDA.

Thanks for heads up, from what my friend said since just cuttings no soil shouldn't be too hard. I got some time to figure this out, since won't be going out until June. 
Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Japan acid citruses
« Last post by lebmung on Today at 07:12:46 PM »

Keraji is very resistant, in my garden it has not dropped a single leaf in two winters with -9C nights and snow.

Ilya can you put some pictures with your tree? Also with leaves
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a "NDM" mango?
« Last post by sapote on Today at 07:07:22 PM »
Not even a mango but a green peach!!! Sure the budwood not from peach tree or White Sapote? Sure it is not NDM which is more like a S shape.
I have some questions regarding Diospyros blancoi:

- how is the taste/eating quality (I have heard there are many different types, from very bad to vare tasty)
- is this mabolo dioecious?
- how is the germination rate of mabolo seeds?

Sorry for late reply, here have only one type and that is tasty for me, but taste is very subjective issue, will send some information to you.
Impressive. Must get my hands on this. JF - how did it get this name?
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