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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!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: To Mulch or Not to Mulch (Fruit Trees)
« on: April 13, 2019, 03:02:48 AM »

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.

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.
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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.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cecilove Mango. . .Availability?
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:27:45 PM »
Cecilove was part of Gary Zills breeding product originally labeled 34-24. It was named by Dr. Campbell after his wife, Ceci. It is currently not released to general public but may be in the near future. Scions may be available from certain locations.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango dieback indoors
« on: February 04, 2019, 07:56:35 PM »
Why drench with phosphonate. Roundup is a phosphonate and kills anything it touches

Possibly Sukang

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cacao Ant Pest Problem in Costa Rica
« on: January 22, 2019, 02:17:15 PM »
Another option is to sprinkle diatomaceous earth, food grade, around the base of the treeand on the trunk.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cacao Ant Pest Problem in Costa Rica
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:13:48 AM »
Works like a charm.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White patches on avocado branches?
« on: January 16, 2019, 06:22:50 PM »
Possibly lichen. Harmless if so

Looks like spider mite damage. Run youre thumb over the leaf and see if it turns orange. Also check with a microscope. It leaves tiny white spots where they fed.

Hey Har. The leaf is smooth no bumps an no exoskeletons. It is less than a foot off the ground.

Ive noticed the underside of my Lemon Meringue leaves look like this. The tops look fine and healthy. Does anyone know the cause and if its an issue. There are no insects or insect damage. Thank you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Another mango in container question(s)
« on: October 27, 2018, 05:39:40 PM »
Maha Chanok although not a Zills variety. Orange Sherbet is good and so is Cotton Candy. They are both Zills.

With this warm weather mine are still flushing too. If you want fruit dont prune it now it will not have time to flush new growth before blooming. Shoots need to be matured at least a few months. Id leave it and prune after next harvest.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lemon Zest and Powdery Mildew
« on: September 25, 2018, 08:12:50 PM »
Powdery mildew has no association with aphids. Ive had both but neither at the same time.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dr Earth soil mixes no longer in SoFla ?
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:03:46 AM »
Ive been looking for it as well. Its unfortunate its an amazing mix. I was buying all I could find at the markdowns price as it was half off in the end.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit & Spice park in early Octuber?
« on: August 24, 2018, 10:39:27 PM »
I've seen frozen durian for sale in many Asian shops around my area either whole or in a plastic box. There should be lots of fruit on the trees still just no mangoes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Some mango tree pics
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:28:58 PM »
Aww you made mister know it all angry. He works at Excalibur so listen to him goddamnit

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Some mango tree pics
« on: August 06, 2018, 04:19:35 PM »
He's only gonna get a few fruit right?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Some mango tree pics
« on: August 06, 2018, 01:43:35 PM »
Its ok for now. The mangoes are 6 feet apart which is the same spacing used in many high density mango plantations in India and other countries. Some even plant 900 trees per acre. Dr. Campbell and Cecil have many mango trees on 6 foot spacing, some less. Those are commercial plantations, I'm growing for personal consumption only. I enjoy having numerous varieties as well as pruning and shaping the trees. As of now I havent run into any problems but worse case scenario I have to remove a few trees in the future. For now I'm enjoying the ride.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Some mango tree pics
« on: August 06, 2018, 10:11:41 AM »
Ulfr-beautiful tree and nice variety selection especially the Maha that's one of my favorites.
Johnb51-thanks! My neighbors love mangoes one of them just left me a bucket of Mallikas on the porch. Now I owe her next season  ;)

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