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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: coc mango growth habit
« on: April 20, 2019, 10:54:56 AM »

Upright and vigorous. Top tier and good disease resistance. Seems to be a good and consistent producer but my experience is with this one tree in my yard.

Mangos, lots of mangos.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me pick my next mango variety
« on: April 03, 2019, 05:32:13 PM »
Have you considered grafting 3 or 4 different varieties to it? I would jut try and keep the growth habits in line with each other more so than season. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hail storm in brevard ...
« on: April 01, 2019, 09:45:20 PM »
Yes, I would like to trade.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Hail storm in brevard ...
« on: March 30, 2019, 09:48:27 PM »

So what was said to be a once in 20 years hail storm took out about 75% of my mangos. The ones that didn't get knocked off got bruised or cut and are starting to get rotten spots on them and fall off. Might be more like 90% of the crop when it's all said and done. Was anyone else affected?

What did you not like about the Cogshall?  I believe it is one that is supposed to be resistant to MBBS.

Orange sorbet grafted to Lemon Zest starting to push.

I had three sunrise trees and one ugly betty that gave me tons of fruit last year.  I am in Brevard county. The fruit were clean and this year they are just now flowering. The sunrise trees in particular were very productive and had a pretty extended season.

How is the fruit on both of those?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SaveMeJebus Yard Tour 2019
« on: February 26, 2019, 01:54:16 PM »
What do you spray on your LZ for the powdery mildew?

is Dwarf Hawaiian the only cultivator your going to put on or just the first one?  I don't have that one yet but like that it is an early variety as well as tasting good. How is the disease resistance?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:04:48 PM »
If it has a coconut flavor profile Iím in , is there any 7 Gal Of The M4?

So much for only 3  ;D
E-4 is really coconutty too

If you're out east I have a 15 gal M-4 for sale.

 Go for the 15gl.  It's a slow grower.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:33:01 PM »
stumbled across this post and thought it had great descriptions of the fruit.

If itís about collecting cultivars I would consider multigrafting.

                                What he said.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chickens and mango trees
« on: February 10, 2019, 08:26:53 AM »
Yes they will scratch all the mulch out looking for bugs and will disturb the feeder roots. Will it hurt the tree? probably not but you will have an excess of nitrogen built up over time that would most likely affect the quality of your fruit (taste and jelly seed for example). Also, a high amount of nitrogen will make your trees themselves less disease resistant. However, I collect the chicken manure under the roost and use it sparingly on the drip line of my trees. It has a good amount of potassium, calcium and other important micros in it that your mango trees will respond positively to.  If your trees are established and you are harvesting fruit skip the fertilizer until the fruit comes off. I've made that mistake and nitrogen does effect the taste of the fruit ( makes it kind of musky and off putting IMHO) It is recommended to continue with a micro nutrient regiment.  I am not an expert but there are many on this site who are and have lots of first hand experience with there orchards of well producing mature trees.   Bottom line, keep the mango trees out of the chicken run if you can.     

My neighbor has an old Kiett tree that holds fruit until November sometimes. It had a bountiful crop last year and looks like it is taking this year off or getting a really slow start.

What verities are they?  Im not an expert, but i spray copper for anthracnose and a wettable sulpher powder for powdery mildew, don't use sulpher on Lemone zest mango tree's. It will cause the leaves to fall off. 

Are the trees ready to hold fruit? how long have they been in the ground? Best to upload some pictures. If the trees are small or newly planted it might be best to cull the fruit for a few seasons to help the tree to grow. Some people do , some don't but it takes alot of energy to make fruit and can cause the trees growth to be stunted.

Thanks for your input. That's a good point about the Black spot, I'm sure we have it in Brevard/ Merritt island from all the tree's that are coming from palm beach but it hasn't been a major issue that I can see yet. There are a lot of small farms around here with older susceptible varieties. It might be a good idea to start top working some now. Is VP one that gets the Black spot?

that's interesting, I would have thought that peach cobbler would have been able to keep with anything. I might try to put guava and butter cream on my peach cobbler tree. I'll report and post pictures and updates when I do.

a few pics of my project tree. grafts were done summer of 2018 and are growing well. with a few shoots on the back side of the tree to add onto in the spring. I used a basic cleft graft and will practice side veneer in the spring time.


Two branches of glenn

La-nina ( from porto rico) Got it on Ebay as a new veriety. soposed to make very large sweet and tangy mangos.

 full shot of the tree.

What do you think about a Lemon zest, Orange Sherbet and Lemon Meringue  Seems like an obvious choice.  One early and two mid season with very similar if not identical growth habits.  I'll be doing this one in the spring to make some room for a sapodilla. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: January 27, 2019, 01:53:08 PM »
M-4 seems to have a relatively spreading growth habit from what Iíve seen.

Like Beverly and coconut cream? As in would they go well together on a multigrafted tree?

After several forum searches I just couldn't find a good thread that had the info I was looking for in one convenient place. Lots of references to varieties that have been "Topworked" together but not a lot of follow up on how the varieties complemented or created negative issues, such as alternate bearing varieties with regular producers, fungal care issues that might make varieties less compatible to top work together as it relates to a spraying/care regiment.  ( such as LZ issues with powdery mildew and sensitivity to sulfur) and of course the most obvious issue of growth habits.  Please share any before and after update pictures and any opinions you may have on the subject.

I currently have one project tree going mostly just as a practice seedling tree from spare parts with Glenn, sea crest, and two I forgot to label. Growing very well do to a large seedling root system.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: January 27, 2019, 09:16:00 AM »
I'd also like to know the growth habits of m4 I will top work a tree with it , and like to make sure its compatible with VP and Gauva mango on one tree

That sounds like a good combo but I would think that the VP would out grow just about anything and need to be trimmed more often causing it to be out of production more than one would like? I am also in the process of deciding what combinations to top work together.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cotton Candy Mango Tree Early Blooms :)
« on: January 26, 2019, 07:00:14 PM »
tree looks good. mine has that upright habit as well but less mass, im going to give it another season or two.  It seems that my soil is pretty much beach sand so it takes a little longer to get mine to that just right size no matter how hard I try. Should pay off for me once they go into production in that low nitrogen will mean less issues with jelly seed and less vegetative growth.

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