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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: How hardy is TaiTri?
« Last post by will2358 on Today at 12:29:49 PM »
I had to repot my Tai Tri and the root system was so long.
This is the one that I will plant in the front yard next year.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Starfruit won't set fruit
« Last post by roblack on Today at 12:15:49 PM »
Mine has flowered and fruited since bought in a 3 gallon pot and about 4 feet tall or less. Flowers and fruits a few times per year, good producer and nice fruit.

Perdiodic fert.

Gotta pic of your tree and the trunk with something for scaling of size?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Jade Pineapple
« Last post by Orly on Today at 12:02:42 PM »
Harvested my first White Jade last week.  I really had no idea what kind of pineapple it was at first since it had been planted at least 2 yrs ago and I just forgot what was what.  I was very hesistant to pick it since my other pineapples go full golden yellow when completely ripe, some of them very quickly.  The White Jade fruit was left maturing for a few months at least but I got skeptical and decided pull it.  The skin gave a little when squeezed and had slight yellow pigmentations.  Also I could see ants around the fruit. 

Anyway, once my wife sliced it up it was white and the core was soft and edible.  It had a slight tartness to it but was very tasty.  I probably pulled it a little early but it was still good.  I got some left in the fridge I'm gonna eat for breakfast today.  :)
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan leaf edges turning brown
« Last post by TheCoorg on Today at 11:43:54 AM »
I live in a sub-tropical area which has three months of heavy rain and scattered rain for the rest of the year. I'm currently using vermicompost and seaweed extract on my plants. No other fertilizers. Soil ph is slightly on the alkaline side at approx 7.5

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan leaf edges turning brown
« Last post by shot on Today at 11:19:32 AM »
What type of fertilizer do you use? Do you live in arid climate?Not enough potassium and minors?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: fighting against asshole neighbor
« Last post by Orly on Today at 10:16:43 AM »
Here in South Florida, Coral Springs specifically our code enforcement folks are in cars all day long looking for violations. In my last house there were multi million dollar homes on the block and in 19 years I never received a violation. I painted and mowed when needed no problems.

Since moving here I've had dozens of them. From grass too tall, numbers on the house too small (taking over for the USPS), not enough mulch, trees not having a stone border, not enough trees, well pump not concealed, roof needed cleaning, storm shutters left up between storms, mandated newly installed trees too short (by SIX inches) trees need trimming (by a licensed arborist no less) A/C unit not properly concealed, garbage cans viewable from the road...

The last two are a hoot. My house was built in 85 and the A/C fence was there all that while, and they INSISTED I get a permit for it :-) The wing wall that concealed "my" garbage cans worked fine until the city supplied G-I-N-O-R-M-O-U-S pails that the wing wall could not conceal. THEY created the violation and wanted me to fix it! How? extend the wall which is impossible as that would make entering the breezeway between homes impassible.

I "get" code enforcement, it helps keep neighborhoods from deteriorating but it also provides a mechanism for pissed neighbors to retaliate for some unknown gripe. This can be worse than having condo commandos on your back.

The best you can do is clear up REAL violations, and go to code enforcement with complaints about unreasonable ones, like my garbage pails and A/C fence. Sometimes going there in person helps. Whatever you do don't get into a retaliatory tit for tat reporting scheme, that only leads to a worse situation.

Oh, they L-O-V-E multi family apartments and condos here, and build them like Burger joints on every square foot of available space, but they seem immune to code enforcement because garbage strewn about the dumpsters, broken fences, roofs crusted with mold and debris, trees overgrown, pavement broken all seem to be OK here :-)

I feel your pain.  I'm dealing with much the same here in Palm Beach.  I have an older home I just purchased 3 years ago.  I just got cited for numerous violations due to a nosy, PITA neighbor calling in complaints on other neighbors (in a several block radius) all the time.  Got cited for my chainlink fence too but it's older than me I think (pre-existing but they don't care).  Some other small things too (small paver walkway, lightpost)  but got those cleared up.  Trying to pull permit for old fence is costing some $$ though. 

In the case of my area, code enforcement will not inspect other properties if not on complaint.  My neighborhood is full of obvious violations but if no one cares to complain then they're largely ignored.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan leaf edges turning brown
« Last post by TheCoorg on Today at 09:53:57 AM »
The TDS (total dissolved solids) of water being use to water the plant is tested at below 100.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Kocide 3000-0 application rate on Atemoya
« Last post by Capt Ram on Today at 09:51:07 AM »
Does anybody know what the application rate would be  per gallon on Atemoyas,
The label says 1.25-2lbs an acre
What is that break down per gallon?  I only need a few gallons at a time
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / PBC Rare Fruit Council Fruit tree sale
« Last post by TREESNMORE on Today at 09:35:37 AM »
The Palm Beach County Rare Fruit Council
 Will be having its fruit tree sale at the South Florida Fairgrounds
 Saturday October 12, 2019 from 9AM to 2PM
I am  Mike owner of TreesNMore I will be making a list of most of the plants I will be bringing to the sale and posting it in the Buy Sale Trade section.
 There will be other vendors bringing lots of hard to find fruit trees. So save the date and come out and support the PBC Rare Fruit Council
                                                            Thank You

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rambutan leaf edges turning brown
« Last post by shot on Today at 09:35:07 AM »
Might be water quality ,total dissolved solids.
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