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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The forum needs Super Heroes
« Last post by mangomadness on September 30, 2020, 06:09:51 PM »
Congratulations!!
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Australia "Delcado" article
« Last post by MikeT on September 30, 2020, 05:53:52 PM »
Why not El Perrado? It is from Miami to Seattle away from me and I haven't heard of it. Just looks like Hass and those stems should have been left on.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Australia "Delcado" article
« Last post by slopat on September 30, 2020, 05:25:59 PM »
The article popped up for me probably by G scraping my browsing cookies on the frequency of reading TFF ;)

Interesting avocado being grown, maybe someone else here has heard of it. The web site also has articles about avocados and other fruit happenings in the world.

http://www.fruitnet.com/produceplus/article/183076/delroy-orchards-new-avocado

Another linked article,  the same fact [oils and hang time] I learned from here!!!
https://rokzfast.com/new-avocado-that-is-tastier-than-hass-is-set-to-hit-australian-supermarkets-116102/

"But Mr Delroy's daughter Suzie, 25, said Delcados have a different flavour because they mature on the tree for much longer at 12 to 16 months. "
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Congrats on your endeavor! I'd be happy to catch a flight over there for some durian one day.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Your opinions on my Fruit Punch mango tree, plase.
« Last post by CarloGolfer on September 30, 2020, 04:43:29 PM »
This tree has a growth pattern where a lot of the new flush has multiple branches. I'm wondering if I should trim anywhere or just let it happen for awhile. I think the one lower branch should probably be reduced to just a few offshoots. Your thoughts?








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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Just got Java Plums
« Last post by bsbullie on September 30, 2020, 04:34:46 PM »
With respect to size as stated above, in Florida these get quite large and are very vigorous.  Not a tree that will lend well to pot culture.  For seedlings, you will most likely need pots in the 100-500 gallon range (the larger the better) or they will become a rootbound mess and struggle.  Also as Thera stated, there are large fruited types and small fruited types (with the smaller being more common fir random plants and less desirable).
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Just got Java Plums
« Last post by Dirt Diva on September 30, 2020, 03:43:57 PM »
Thanks again, Thera

I will follow your lead and give it an eastern exposure ... I have brutal afternoon sunlight and I certainly don't want them to burn up.

P J
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Hi Poke,
I have read multiple posts from other Texas growers of the Manila T and they all have had survival down into the low 20s .. and one had it regrow after freezing to the ground.  I would plan on Keeping in pot until a couple years old, then covering on a really cold nite.

The seeds I got are quite fresh, and the germination rate is high, so if you keep a few in pots and plant at least one in ground, you will hedge against losing it in a freeze if we have a tough winter this year.

I also read that the more you prune, the more thorns will grow UGGGly

Hope this helps you make the decision to experiment !
P J, the Dirt Diva
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Leo Manuel #3 cherimoya atemoya scions
« Last post by spaugh on September 30, 2020, 03:29:02 PM »
These taste night and day better than AP by the way.  I had a AP tree and no one in the family like it so we top worked it.  This variety everyone here liked. 
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Leo Manuel #3 cherimoya atemoya scions
« Last post by simon_grow on September 30, 2020, 03:23:11 PM »
Some Cherimoya and African Pride if I remember correctly
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=19336.msg240295#msg240295

Simon
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