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Lukas nursery in Oviedo has a great selection of mango trees. I would plant a Nam Doc Mai, a glenn, cogshall or a ducan if you want to keep a smaller great tasting tree, and an organge sherbert, Keitt or lemon meringue if you want to go for taste. I have a new plan to only let the newest 8 mango trees grow to only 10-11 planted next to my detached garage that has a hieght of 12. Then Im going to build a side post about 35 away and cover them all using a huge roll of 40 visqeen. I am then going to cover them all in about 1 hour time!!🤗
I just planted a nom doc mai, an Irwin, an orange sherbet, a lanciltia, and madame Franque, a pineapple pleasure, a cogshall, and an Alphonso🥺
I have a Carrie  since 2006 which I really do not care for, but is doing really great. A Glenn and a Gary from 2006 as well that are recovering.

I live in Deltona Fl which gets down to the teens some years, about every 10 years or so. Growing mango trees here is hell. Yet, because I love them so much I keep trying. 4 out of the 6 trees I put in the ground survived. Mostly because I cover them and put a heat source.

I have a Kent tree that was about 22 feet high and wide that I got about 60 mangoes from in 2017. Too big to cover so one dumb night of 26 degrees for 4 hours decimated my tree and fruits in February 2018. Happy to report that even though I had to cut back the tree to about 10 high, it not only grew back 5 but I have about 50-70 mangoes growing right now!!!

It got about 34 degrees here a couple of times this year and I did not cover once.
Very surprised












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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweetheart Lychee 2019 FL
« Last post by OCchris1 on Today at 02:06:24 AM »
Awesome. I've had good luck once my fruits reached your size, but overall it's hit and miss with my trees.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya Masterpiece
« Last post by OCchris1 on Today at 01:40:23 AM »
I love doing this as well. My tree is African Pride on Cherimoya with about 10 or so varieties grafted onto it.


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Verry rare walnut
« Last post by shaneatwell on Today at 01:13:05 AM »
Very cool. Where can i get it?
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I bought an Angie, which apparently produces great fruit in south florida's soil, but on sandy soil (what I have) the fruit are not good.


Are you sure the excessive rainfall or another factor was the cause? I hear over and over people say
mangos perform differently each year? How many years has the Angie been bad?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing a mango in East Central Florida
« Last post by johnb51 on Today at 12:01:22 AM »
I bought an Angie, which apparently produces great fruit in south florida's soil, but on sandy soil (what I have) the fruit are not good.

I never heard that before--that Angie mangoes grown on sandy soil are not good. What is that based on?  Please give us the facts on which that statement is based.  There's a hell of a lot of sandy soil in South Florida, including at some of our major players--Truly Tropical (Delray Beach), Tropical Acres Farms (WPB), and Walter Zill's (Boynton Beach)!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweetheart Lychee 2019 FL
« Last post by spaugh on April 19, 2019, 11:23:34 PM »
Nice lychees  8)
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Will be shipping calostro tomorrow morning to those who ordered
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / indonesian seedless guava
« Last post by Jungle Yard on April 19, 2019, 10:57:22 PM »
Is indonesian seedless guava worth growing? Does anyone offers it for sale?
Thank you.
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Will find out hopefully next week. It takes some persistence and arm wrestling to get few bucks out of these guys
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