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Citrus General Discussion / Tips for citrus planted on a slope
« Last post by Cjpflaumer on September 24, 2020, 11:14:22 PM »
Hey everyone. I am planning to plant two citrus on a slope in the backyard. Itís a reasonably steep slope. But itís my only option or the trees would be in less than ideal sun. So one is going to be bearss lime and the other will be eureka lemon most likely. Have any of you done this? Any tips or things I should avoid etc. greatly appreciate the help.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Excalibur Sapodilla, the best variety??
« Last post by murahilin on September 24, 2020, 11:13:19 PM »
Not sure where you got it from but if its a seedling, dont expect it to be like its parent.

I agree with bsbullie. Since it is a seedling, it may be very different.

To answer your original post though, the Excalibur variety is very good. I planted a grafted Excalibur sapodilla around 9 years ago and it produces a lot of large fruit twice a year. The flavor is very good as well.

I also think it may be one of the varieties that do not need a cross pollinator for good fruit set. Hasya on the other hand is an excellent fruit but does not appear to fruit well without cross pollination.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Phillipine style mangos grow well in Fl?
« Last post by bsbullie on September 24, 2020, 11:11:01 PM »
I love it when morons run their mouth.  They make a post without knowledge of what they are saying (and back it up by proving they cant read).  On top of that, they cant even make it clear what they are asking (nor does it make any sense).
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Excalibur Sapodilla, the best variety??
« Last post by johnb51 on September 24, 2020, 11:09:45 PM »
Nothing wrong with Alano.  Very good flavor.  Enjoy those until your seedling produces fruit.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« Last post by SHV on September 24, 2020, 11:08:27 PM »
Brad, you may have answered this before but do you provide any cold protection for your seedlings during the winter?  I live in a similar climate to you and have planted out a large number of mango seedlings in ground.   Lost a few to the chill last year, but they were mostly the weaklings.  Trying to determine if there is anything else I can do this winter in case of a rare cold front so that I can protect my 1-2 year old seedling plants.
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Does anyone know of a source for Antigua Black Pineapple slips or pups?

Search has led to dead ends. Any direction or leads appreciated

Thx -!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Excalibur Sapodilla, the best variety??
« Last post by bsbullie on September 24, 2020, 11:06:02 PM »
Hey

So recently i bought a Excalibur Sapodilla seedling, and was told it was one of the best. However iíve never tried this variety so i wanted to know if someone could shine some light on the characteristics this variety has.

 ,William

Not sure where you got it from but if its a seedling, dont expect it to be like its parent.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Valencia Pride - Dwarf Tree
« Last post by 850FL on September 24, 2020, 11:03:27 PM »

This mango tree is supposed to cover a football field:
https://youtu.be/7sSUPAZ_bCE

I heard it only gets that big on a full moon then retracts to normal size
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Excalibur Sapodilla, the best variety??
« Last post by WilliamTheYoungGrower on September 24, 2020, 10:55:32 PM »
I canít comment on that particular variety but I will say that sapodilla seedlings really take a long time to produce.  In Central America you can find very, very good sapodilla material.  I would look around and graft some nŪspero.  We have great sapodilla from Nicaragua and Mexico too has super good chico sapote.  Grafted trees can produce early, even 2-3 years.  Seedlings take forever.
Suerte

Hey peter!

I also have an older Alano which is soon to fruit. Here in Honduras, sapodillas are almost inexistent and not even known to most, so finding a plant locally is almost imposible. As for nicaraguan varieties, i have heard they are of decent flavor and size but personally i try not to visit that country for several reasons. Thats why i brought that Excalibur seedling from the US, cause i was told they produce some of the biggest and most flavorful sapodillas and to not have to lose my mind looking for one here.

Salutes, William
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Excalibur Sapodilla, the best variety??
« Last post by Finca La Isla on September 24, 2020, 10:36:48 PM »
I canít comment on that particular variety but I will say that sapodilla seedlings really take a long time to produce.  In Central America you can find very, very good sapodilla material.  I would look around and graft some nŪspero.  We have great sapodilla from Nicaragua and Mexico too has super good chico sapote.  Grafted trees can produce early, even 2-3 years.  Seedlings take forever.
Suerte
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