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I have 2 "poly" Lemon Zest seedlings growing. Both of their leaves have unique shapes that looks nothing like Lemon Zest. They are young and this is the only differentiating characteristic I have observed so far.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tebow(Young) mango
« on: July 15, 2019, 11:17:29 PM »
Is this some kind of joke?

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All of the Peach mangos I have seen are tiny and fully yellow when ripe. That does look like Haden. I wouldn't plan on making any money off of that.

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Fruit Cocktail=mono
36-8=mono
Fruit Punch=mono
0-15=mono

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36-8 is off the chain!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Polyembryonic Ice cream mango seed
« on: July 03, 2019, 05:29:38 PM »
All of my Buttercreams have been polyembryonic. Fruit Punch, Fruit Cocktail, 36-8, 0-15 all mono.

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M-4 came and went, from Zill's at least. I picked up the rest of them the day I ran into you at Excalibur. I had actually given the nursery worker one to cut up for you to try. They have been hit or miss, some definitely picked prematurely. When they are good or should I say great they are packed with coconut flavor and a definite top 10.

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Dinner: Sverona Rheka, Jehengar, ST Maui, Sugarloaf

Sverona Rheka is new to me.  Small.  Seed takes up most of the space.  Ultra fibreless.  Nothing offensive but flavor doesn't grab.  Its an ok mango but generally would have to wow for having low flesh to seed ratio.

Jehengar was also small.  Mine was a light green skinned wrinkled granny outside.  Surprisingly, the flesh inside looked under-ripe.  Almost white.  Just hinting yellow.  It tastes better than it looks.  Blinded, you would swear it was a Sugarloaf.  Alas, tiny fruit with substantial seed makes it a poor substitute but otherwise it would be interesting.

My first year with ST Maui having heard much about it.  Even Sheehan eats them.  Really.  Striking coloration outside, mottled pink and yellow is complemented by two tone yellow inside.  Beautify.  Is it superficial thought?  Actually it was pretty good.  Nothing to complain about here.  It is a well rounded mango - literal and figurative - but alongside the hall of famers I've been eating, it didn't wow me.  No fault of ST Maui.  Perhaps just my mango barrage. 

Sugarloaf remains in the running for top mango for 2019.  Even wrinkled they remain firm inside and OMG tasty.  Coconut heaven.

Sugarloaf wins.

Tomorrow will feature Phoenix, taralay, Guava, Ice Cream, PPK, Lemon Zest, Sweet Tart and Coconut Cream...and I see M-10 turning color...
You can really let Sugarloaf go. It keeps getting better and better. I let one go 3 or 4 extra days and it tasted like coconut syrup. The exterior on the other hand looked horrendous.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Raw Honey Mango
« on: July 02, 2019, 10:22:27 PM »
I just tried Raw Honey and it was very bland. I took one bite and threw the rest away. It was like a watered down Chokanon.

A true mango snob.  We need more of such people.  Great to meet you man.

Likewise Future. Enjoying the reviews. That day will forever be etched in my memory.

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I wonder if those are even Carrie mangoes on your table also...
I agree those do not like like Carrie at all. The shape is totally different. The flesh is also way off. Carrie flesh is bright orange

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Raw Honey Mango
« on: June 25, 2019, 05:06:55 PM »
I just tried Raw Honey and it was very bland. I took one bite and threw the rest away. It was like a watered down Chokanon.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« on: June 17, 2019, 06:12:10 AM »
That's amazing! Some here do it in 5 years or less or so they say.
 You have an excellent location to attempt to develop new varieties. Thank you for your input.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« on: June 16, 2019, 09:40:37 PM »
Seed with seed cover removed

The fruit it came out of

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« on: June 16, 2019, 07:15:42 PM »
Simon it's perfectly smooth under the seed cover. I'll update when it sprouts and again in 10 years when it fruits.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« on: June 16, 2019, 05:45:08 PM »
This seed was in a Lemon Zest fruit I purchased from Zill's nursery. It appears to be monoembryonic. Is this normal/common? I will be growing it out to see the outcome.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« on: June 08, 2019, 11:10:41 PM »
We're just coming into rainy season the heat and constant rainfall really speed up tree growth. If it's very small it's probably not the best idea to prune it. Let it get acclimated and put down some roots and I'm sure it will start growing for you. I have witnessed Lemon Meringue to be rather slow to get going at my place as well.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« on: June 08, 2019, 10:05:03 PM »
You have to be patient. They put out roots first before putting out new growth. Pruning will speed up the process, even cutting an inch off of the tips will do the trick.

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Nature's pesticide 😁

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with avocado tree pest
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:23:22 AM »
More likely from a nutrient deficiency. The leaves lower into the canopy look chlorotic.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help with avocado tree pest
« on: May 17, 2019, 06:46:29 PM »
Most likely Sri Lankan weevil. Its white and comes out at night. Check with flashlight after dark and see if you see any. If you move quickly you can squish them.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit tourism in Hawaii?
« on: April 23, 2019, 10:06:44 PM »
Check out Ono organic farm on Maui. Amazing tour!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: To Mulch or Not to Mulch (Fruit Trees)
« on: April 13, 2019, 03:02:48 AM »
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: To Mulch or Not to Mulch (Fruit Trees)
« on: April 12, 2019, 03:15:55 PM »
If you go into a forest the ground is littered with fallen leaves, twigs, branches etc. Noone is watering or fertilizing these trees and they may be hundreds or thousands of years old. There are vast mycorrhizal networks connecting these trees and they share nutrients and water. They thrive in a fungally dominated soil that is created by the trees themselves. I believe replication of this by layering tree trimmer mulch is an ideal environment to grow trees. I have been adding mulch for years consisting of tree trimmer mulch, oak leaves and yard waste and have observed no negative effects nor mineral deficiencies. The soil life is alive and loaded with worms, fungi etc.

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The road to Hana has numerous roadside tropical fruit stands. You can do a tropical fruit tour and tasting on Maui at Ono organic farm just past Hana. Loads of banana, durian, jackfruit etc. Also check out Upcountry farmers market in Kula Saturday morning. Go EARLY! The rarest fruit on the island is sold there but it goes quick.
https://www.onofarms.com/tour.html
One more thing...https://www.google.com/search?q=yees+mango&oq=yees+mango&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.4392j0j4&client=ms-android-verizon&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#trex=m_t:lcl_akp,rc_f:nav,rc_ludocids:2909850199296234796,rc_q:Yee's%2520Orchard%2520%2526%2520Fruit%2520Stand,ru_q:Yee's%2520Orchard%2520%2526%2520Fruit%2520Stand

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There's a place in Fort Pierce called Nelsons Family Farm. Not sure how far it is? They have very large citrus and supply most large nuseries in the area including Excalibur.

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