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Tropical Fruit Discussion / ID please
« Last post by sreekumar menon on Today at 08:34:14 AM »
Need help to identify this flowering Eugenia plant .



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / My Brogdon avocado is flowering!
« Last post by johnsonw on Today at 07:57:27 AM »
I planted this tree right after hurricane Matthew and it has done really well. Im excited to see that it is flowering and is still in good shape (though Im fighting some lace bugs).


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Aa Palm Salt Tolerance
« Last post by johnsonw on Today at 07:52:48 AM »
Good morning,

I just recently purchased an aa Palm here in central Florida. Im planning some landscaping around my house and trying to decide where to put it. I live in Merritt Island and Im on an artisan well, which unfortunately, tends to have a high salt content. Most of my tropical plants do fine in this water (coconut, royal poinciana, crotons, etc). I would like to plant the aa Palm in the front where my sprinkler system runs but I cant seem to find any information on its salt tolerance. Does anyone know where I can find this information?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 5+ must have for SW Florida??
« Last post by sunny on Today at 07:34:11 AM »
You need durian  :P :P
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: EM-1
« Last post by pineislander on Today at 06:48:52 AM »
pineislander  why do your fish bones and scales not dissolve ??
Scales are made of enamel and bones of hard tissue with calcium phosphate. I assume the bacteria cannot disintegrate those as well as the fleshy parts. I do see some flashy bits of scale in the settled water residue of the diluted mix, and have kept the leftover scale/bones in a drum to see if they dissolve some over time. I have read that the solution gets acidic as the lactic acid bacteria produce acid (like yogurt is acid) but that may not be strong enough to dissolve bone/scale.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 5+ must have for SW Florida??
« Last post by TonyinCC on Today at 06:40:07 AM »
I would save a space for a Bell carambola (starfruit), probably the heaviest fruiting tree at an early age. Heavier crop in Winter and a lighter crop in Summer. Not the best fruit in the world but this variety is decent.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mango seeds AUS
« Last post by druss on Today at 06:33:15 AM »
Dont forget me Mike 😁
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Carlos from Miami recommended these rotor sprays, I put them on 18" risers one on each side of trees. It is very easy to see if they clog, usually it is ants or spiders coming in from outside, the orifices are large enough to not clog. With low pressure they still cover 4 ft. diameter, with max pressure they cover +10 ft diameter. I interplant smaller plants heavily around trees and this pattern covers the entire root zone. I feel that keeping the entire root zone moist helps maintain soil life and encourage roots across a larger area than drip or microsprays.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtn1_wfgqA4
This is the specific rotor I am using, but the variable valve is probably not necessary, I usually just adjust pressure to change spray diameter. These screw into an 18" riser which plugs into tubing. I support the riser using a 2 ft length of 1/8" heavy galvanized fence wire and tyrap.


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This is the best site I found to identify avocados. https://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/articles/fruit/varieties_avocado.htm
Looks like it could be a golden, choquetta, pollock, or a poncho.
Some other details like when it flowers might also help u with better identification.

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Hello,

I'm riding an irrigation system here in southeastern Brazil, I have 1500 mm of rainfall a year, but my winter is dry, cold and windy, dehydrated plants, I want to use drip, which flow would you recommend me for each Score?

I'm seeing drippers of 4 and 10 liters per hour, is that enough?

I do not use mulchi because I have many snakes and they love to stay under the mulchi

Thank you!

I also have snakes, and scorpions giant centipedes and they like dead leaves.

But for your dripper you need to see how many can work on your pressure. Also with the pump you can still not go endless ...you have to test it first before building. And for sprayer you sure not good pressure or they don't spray but drip.
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