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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« Last post by countryboy1981 on April 07, 2020, 11:48:19 AM »
Well it looks like my green australian mulberry didn't make it.  It succumbed to about 28 degrees or so when green buds were starting to form.
Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: covid 19 and herbs ect
« Last post by palmcity on April 07, 2020, 11:41:25 AM »
Glad your still ok.

Tv keeps reporting deaths which is of no statistical use without to what population infected. Only then can you get a mortality percent.

So far, less than 1 percent of U.S. population has been tested. As infection spreads, deaths have to increase but hopefully mortality rate in percent will go down if more total population data is collected.

Remember, all can get infected but young & healthy have a great percent odds of recovering with or without medical intervention should they become symptomatic.

The elderly, sick, immune compromised, pulmonary issues, HBP, Diabetes, etc. should be confined & isolated as much as possible away from others.
An interesting report of countries not closing schools & citing young are at so low a risk if not diseased etc. mentioned above. This would tend to decrease young/elderly interactions and elderly need to be protected. It should also speed the passing of it through the healthy younger population in a quicker time line.

Until most of population is immune by either having had it asymptomatic or with hopefully mild sysmptoms, The death rate will rise again as soon as restrictions are lifted.... Sooo, they are just going the long slow route without really proving death rate will not eventually be the same under either choice; one choice fast & one slow slow and prolonged until most of population becomes immune or decreases due to something else like heat of summer of just seasonal as hopefully it is.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help Identifying Cherimoya Fruit
« Last post by ryanscion on April 07, 2020, 11:36:13 AM »
It's a little late in the season for a cherimoya, I'd be interested to find out what varieties produce at this time, or whether this was caused by timely leaf stripping.

Looks similar to Sabor, but I wouldn't describe the taste of Sabor that way. Maybe off season fruit.

I am also surprised to find many places still selling cherimoyas right now but still happy regardless that the season is extended. Unfortunately varietal/cultivar info isn't mentioned at these places. Thanks for the comment, I'll have to find a sabor 'moya tree this year or at least find some scionwood later on!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help Identifying Cherimoya Fruit
« Last post by ryanscion on April 07, 2020, 11:26:45 AM »
Mostly el bumpo.
If you don't mind me asking, where is this road stand in San Diego?

Thanks for your comment. Sure, no problem - this was purchased from Farm Stand West in Escondido, CA.
Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« Last post by Luisport on April 07, 2020, 10:33:23 AM »
LOL... secret!   ;D

From Thailand.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Last post by shot on April 07, 2020, 10:10:36 AM »
Not trying to be critical to frog.Trying to help,as I do not remove grass either.Sometimes rootstocks are just poor or could be dwarfing.I take a known genetically strong strain of mango and plant the seed next to the tree and approach graft to give it boost.After couple years the seedling grafted to the original is 4 times the mass!
 The other reason for getting that tree growing is the longer it stays small out in exposed field is freeze!The risk of turning all that work into a field field of stumps .That's not the warmest area for growing.Even Homestead can get very bad freezes.I have seen this and (not) a good time.If you lived in Florida from 1977 to 1989 you understand.Big growers went out of business.Below is a book that is harsh reality check and life lesson.
  (What does not kill you makes you stronger)

A History of Florida Citrus Freezes by Attaway, John A
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best Atemoya for South Fl ?
« Last post by horseshoe_bayou on April 07, 2020, 09:59:57 AM »
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Acerola in So. Flo.
« Last post by TnTrobbie on April 07, 2020, 08:51:52 AM »
HD and Lowes sells big ones for like $65(?) or was it $99. Flamingo nursery sells 3 gal ones as well but I'm not sure their open with the covid19 restrictions.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Last post by zands on April 07, 2020, 08:51:17 AM »
Removing the grass in a zero watering system has killed the tree for us in the past.

3 inches wood chips will trap water-moisture in the soil for the roots of your young mango tree. You like Masanobu Fukuoka
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Last post by Frog Valley Farm on April 07, 2020, 08:44:19 AM »
Removing the grass in a zero watering system has killed the young tree for us in the past.  That Lil gem just needs compost added to the cover the more compost added the better it will do in that location.
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