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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Papaya questions
« on: June 13, 2019, 05:12:48 PM »
I finally got a ripe papaya.  The plants did nothing all winter/spring.  Was a long cold season.  The fruit is pretty good, no seeds thats nice.  Not sure what that means?  The whole sex of papaya plants is a bit confusing.  One tree was not making fruit so I killed it.  Im down to 2 trees. 




No male pollen = no seeds

Anyway, I find Papaya fruit with seeds are much better than without seeds.There are little bit sweeter and Juicer when they have seeds, imo.

Congratulation

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not sure, what are some of the common names?  I don't think I have.

Did you try Kasturi?


Nope, I only tried the common Mango.

You can get Mangifera foetida for 70 baht, about 2.25 USD. From here
https://www.nanagarden.com/product/283543







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sahai1,

Have you tried other species of Mangifera beside indica and casturi ?. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sapodilla that tastes like mamey
« on: June 04, 2019, 05:17:45 PM »
I was at Zill's a while back...and tasted a sapodilla that had a flavor of both mamey and sapodilla. 

Does anyone know what type this may have been??  It was really nice.

Couldn't you just ask Zill's? ;)
that's a novel idea!
One of the employees was eating the fruit, and didn't know what cultivar it was (the fruit even had some red in the flesh, like mamey) Yes I suppose I could ask Zill, but was wondering if anyone else had tasted a sapodilla that was reminiscent of mamey..and if they knew the cultivar name.

I suppose this fruit I tasted was much more special (rare) than I realized. 

but I saved the seeds!!
A friend of mine here in Vallarta has some of those! Is a Sapodilla but with a kind of red flesh instead of the regular beige/ brown  one, and a some mamey notes, some people believe is a hybrid between these two, hence the popular name here " mamey- sapote" as sapodilla is refer here as " Chico Sapote"

Raul

Any update about those red sapodillas  ?.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Let the Lychee war begin...
« on: June 02, 2019, 06:39:35 PM »
Brewster and Huerng Lai have a strong rose smell

Simon

Thanks Simon

I believe mine is Huerng Lai with undeveloped seeds. The good thing about it, it does not need so much chill hours to flower.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Let the Lychee war begin...
« on: May 26, 2019, 05:51:08 PM »
Is there a lychee cultivar that has a rose water flavor ?.

My little tree produced 3 fruits  :'( and it did not taste like the typical store bought lychee, it was like sugary rose water with some lychee flavor  :P.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question for grafting experts
« on: May 26, 2019, 05:26:14 PM »
Just curious, why you are going to top work your "Francis Hargrave" mango ?.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:34:54 PM »
The average weight of Marula fruit is around 19.6g and mine is 24g, not too bad I guess

In my case, Yes it doesn't need cross pollination but having a single tree might hurt the yield. I have seen only female flowers on my tree and It produced about 5 ripe fruits and a few unripe fruits that got knocked out by a strong wind/Shamal.

what was the taste?

A little bit sour with pleasant smell, It not the most enjoyable fruit in the world but I like it, I personally will put it in the same category as June plum, maybe a little higher.


As for flavor/taste, Marula is from Anacardiaceae family, the flavor remind me of unripe mango.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:25:36 PM »
I'm jealous. Got my seeds in late 2014. Trees will probably reach the roofline this year after several years of slow growth. I have a probable female and my approach grafts from last year have taken (unknown and probable male). At least they're not as slow as the baobabs I got in the same seed shipment. That's still only 10 inches tall.

Try to feed it NPK, Marula respond really well to Chemical Fertilizer.


Here is my tree. The wall in the right side is 8ft.




unripe fruit



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)
« on: May 16, 2019, 06:12:01 PM »
The average weight of Marula fruit is around 19.6g and mine is 24g, not too bad I guess  :P.



Does that mean that it doesn't need cross pollination?

In my case, Yes it doesn't need cross pollination but having a single tree might hurt the yield. I have seen only female flowers on my tree and It produced about 5 ripe fruits and a few unripe fruits that got knocked out by a strong wind/Shamal.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)
« on: May 16, 2019, 11:50:05 AM »
I Finally got my first Marula fruit from my single tree. I bought the seeds from Stuart in 2016 or 2015.

More update coming up soon.

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Several Mamoncillo in one hole the tallest is around 16 to 22 ft,it is around 5 years old. The seeds were from Guadeloupe and CR.

BTW, I'm not from Florida.  ::)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Trivia - Name that fruit (Nahiku)
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:04:49 PM »
Could be Christ's thorn jujube aka Sedr.




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Seems like same Ebay seller is back with Pakistani mango varieties

Is it still old scam or this time able to secure right budwood ?

Beware, there is no cultivar called Chuansa or Anwar Ratol in Pakistan. If he really know what he is doing, he will write the correct name of the cultivar. I mean there is three types of Chaunsa in Pakistan, Kala (black), Safuid(white) and SamarBashit Chaunsa. As for Anwar Ratol,it is the same story, it is not a single cultivar.




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EvilFruit, what's the NPK of the food that mango is getting, what's your soil profile like including the pH?   Not a Mg issue.  Mg deficiencies only show on lower leaves as a pale yellow hue but can work its way to the mid level. It's a mineral transportation thingie regarding Mg. 


Hi Mark,

This mango is supposed to be Ewais or Taimoor Mango from Egypt.

My soil is pure sand, desert sand. It is very poor in almost all elements that is essential for plant life. As for NPK, I use water soluble fertilizer (19-19-19+1MgO) that is injected to the irrigation line and granular Fertilizer (8-8-16). I also add Trace Elements powder every three weeks and I use potassium sulfate before the plant start flowering. I don't use the full recommended dosage by the manufacture, I use only 1/3 of recommended dosage and some organic fertilizer (manure, compost) when I have it.

I have never tasted my soil pH.

Here is the products I use.

http://www.adfert.com/product_item/sulotaste/19-19-19.html
http://www.adfert.com/product_item/granular_npk/8-8-16.html
http://www.adfert.com/product_item/ws_TE/combi1.html


I took a look at the photo of those leaves again. I don't see a real problem based on the mature leaves.  They are dark green with no chlorosis evident.  The new immature leaves show a very minor chlorosis but nothing I'd be concerned about.  I think you're doing a great job considering the challenges you have.


Thank you Mark.

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EvilFruit, what's the NPK of the food that mango is getting, what's your soil profile like including the pH?   Not a Mg issue.  Mg deficiencies only show on lower leaves as a pale yellow hue but can work its way to the mid level. It's a mineral transportation thingie regarding Mg. 


Hi Mark,

This mango is supposed to be Ewais or Taimoor Mango from Egypt.

My soil is pure sand, desert sand. It is very poor in almost all elements that is essential for plant life. As for NPK, I use water soluble fertilizer (19-19-19+1MgO) that is injected to the irrigation line and granular Fertilizer (8-8-16). I also add Trace Elements powder every three weeks and I use potassium sulfate before the plant start flowering. I don't use the full recommended dosage by the manufacture, I use only 1/3 of recommended dosage and some organic fertilizer (manure, compost) when I have it.

I have never tasted my soil pH.

Here is the products I use.

http://www.adfert.com/product_item/sulotaste/19-19-19.html
http://www.adfert.com/product_item/granular_npk/8-8-16.html
http://www.adfert.com/product_item/ws_TE/combi1.html


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We did get a lot of high 30s nights until last month and it was in ground without any protection. I am hoping it will start to grow since weather is warming up. I didn't see any mites, webs or any insects on the leaves so far.

Jujube are tough trees and they will grow back. Just make sure you don;t over fertilize it. Using something like fish emulsion or Kelp extract is a better option especially for young trees,imo.

You can add low dose of chelated trace Elements to your irrigation tank (I do it once every 3 weeks) and you should see better growth and higher resistance to diseases in general.

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Thank you very much, Har.


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Please Id the deficiency on the new growth, Is it Magnesium or Iron ?.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2019 Indian Mango Season
« on: May 02, 2019, 11:40:51 AM »
Here is list what i currently tried/ate.

Vietnam Cat chu



Sindooram mango



Imam Passand



Romani (top) and Chandrakaran




Unknown mango from India



Gedong Mango from Indonesia (right)



Plus...
Mallika
Alphonso
Ammini
Chandanam


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2019 Indian Mango Season
« on: May 02, 2019, 11:17:35 AM »
Ok I have 12 types of Mango, 10 from India and the other two from Vietnam and Indonesia.




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I believe it is a baby graboid or dirt dragon.   :P

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Tropical Fruits in Aruba
« on: April 25, 2019, 03:29:43 PM »
These trees should do well in your area.

Sapodilla
Spanish lime
Raul's Spanish lime
Ilama
Eggfruit
Black sapote
White sapote (might need some chill hours)
Manila Tamarind
Passion Fruit
Custard Apple
Mountain soursop

Mango
Grape
Figs
Guava
Water apple
June plum
Jujube
Lychee (might need some chill hours)
Longan (might need some chill hours)
Citrus (might need some chill hours)
Mulberry
Acerola cherry
Jamun
Jackfruit

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Carbonation system with fruits
« on: April 12, 2019, 04:00:27 PM »
Does anyone in here use a Carbonation system to turn some of the fruits into carbonated beverages ?.

I already have a CO2 cylinder I just need a few more items and I am good to go. I mean something like this.

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-carbonate-nearly-anything-make-your-own-ca/

Video


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit fly control in South Florida
« on: April 12, 2019, 03:20:54 PM »
People around here use Ferula asafoetida gum and arabic gum mixed with hot water. They use this solution to paint the trunk of tree and it is usually used for Jujube. It works as an Insect repellent.

I personally never tried it, but i will try it once my jujube tree start flowering.

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