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JF, your alano bearing habit is atypical, at least for the ones I've seen in FL. That looks more like what a silas woulid do here.

For pot culture, silas woiuld be the winner hands down. Small habit and precocious. Makok also has the same characteristics, but the flavor is too strong for me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Let the Lychee war begin...
« on: Today at 09:35:39 AM »
Usually splitting is due to variation in water supply (ie, a bunch of rain after a period of drought). Do the others have large seeds too?

Based on the fact that they are still greenish, it's going to be a later season cultivar, maybe brewster?

Do you know why the lychees are splitting on the tree is this normal?

What variety is it ? , I may be pulling this tree out and plant a Orange Sherbet Mango Tree 😊

I donít like fuzzy trees ..

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Let the Lychee war begin...
« on: May 22, 2019, 06:11:15 PM »
Frown face. Seed too big for SH.

Hereís a pic of 5he seed and of fruit that has begun to split is this normal ?

Thanks Ed


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Silas woods. It's more precocious, more dwarf, and I tend to like the flavor better.

I believe Alano, Silas, and Makok to all be related in some way. My guess is that silas and alano are seedlings of makok, but that's purely speculation based on similarities of the 3.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Let the Lychee war begin...
« on: May 22, 2019, 11:30:39 AM »
Could be sweetheart. The leaves look similar. Fruit looks round though? When the fruit are ripe, check for chicken tongue seeds.

you sure this is sweetheart? Usually sweetheart have more of a triangle shape.

My Sweetheart Lychee




It was sold to me as a sweetheart in a farmers market , what varieties do you think it is ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Let the Lychee war begin...
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:06:15 PM »
The bunch on the right has a couple that look characteristic of sweetheart: triangle / pyramid shaped and deep red. I think the pyramid shape is due to the flat "chicken tongue" seeds that the fruits have. Mine usually come in a couple of weeks after the mauritius harvest. My sweethearts are still very green with a hint of pink.

I was actually not sure about mine being sweetheart cause of where I got it. Not the most reputable nursery. But after eating a bunch Iím pretty sure it is all the seeds where small. And if itís not; whatever it is itís good lol.





you sure this is sweetheart? Usually sweetheart have more of a triangle shape.

My Sweetheart Lychee





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Let the Lychee war begin...
« on: May 21, 2019, 05:25:26 PM »
you sure this is sweetheart? Usually sweetheart have more of a triangle shape.

My Sweetheart Lychee




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Let the Lychee war begin...
« on: May 21, 2019, 03:26:47 PM »
Many of the trees in my area aborted the majority of fruit when pea sized or smaller.

Lychee is basically a shade tree around here, with a few little red dots every couple of years.

The only reason I don't cut mine down is because it gives good shade, and I like eating the dozen or so red dots each year.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carambola tree - hanged to death?
« on: May 19, 2019, 11:30:52 PM »
+1

Let it grow, it will heal itself, not a big problem.
I agree it will heal and be no problem. Carambola grows fast and is very vigorous.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New guanabana disease?
« on: May 19, 2019, 09:40:51 AM »
Yes, notably copper among others. However, to get adequate control, I had to start mixing in EPA classified "Reduced Risk" fungicides.

Huge problem with growing guanabana on pineisland for at least 5 years  anthracnose, mealybugs ,Annona Seed borer.Not worth growing unless you have blocks of trees so you can set up a concentrated spray program. Anthracnose die back of new growth (wilt) and then fruit,frustrating to say the least.They did improve  this year because every time I was spraying mangos with micro's and fungicide I would flip the sprayer on them .

Is there such thing as successful ďorganicĒ or ďnaturalĒ treatment against Anthracnose ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New guanabana disease?
« on: May 19, 2019, 09:38:51 AM »
I guess we could start bagging the fruit. We bag guavas and have high success against fruit fly.

You might try scouting fruit at an earlier stage looking for Annona Seed borer, some o your pics show the small black spots. We often see mummified sugar apples and this could be related. Much of the damage seems to be in concave areas which are also favorites of mealybugs. Here is a UFL pest sheet for annona.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/ig/ig16600.pdf

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New guanabana disease?
« on: May 19, 2019, 09:33:54 AM »
OK. Bummer. I think I'll just do the same -- spray them while I'm hitting the mangos.

Huge problem with growing guanabana on pineisland for at least 5 years  anthracnose, mealybugs ,Annona Seed borer.Not worth growing unless you have blocks of trees so you can set up a concentrated spray program. Anthracnose die back of new growth (wilt) and then fruit,frustrating to say the least.They did improve  this year because every time I was spraying mangos with micro's and fungicide I would flip the sprayer on them .

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New guanabana disease?
« on: May 18, 2019, 11:45:35 PM »
Update: I think it's anthracnose based on a couple of online resources. Looks like I might have to start including the guanabana trees in the mango fungal routine..

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New guanabana disease?
« on: May 18, 2019, 11:36:19 PM »
Fruit set is still excellent, but I only get a fruit or two per year that is edible.

Very interesting as it seems from pics the fruit get to an advanced stage before succumbing to disease. Has this affected rate of fruit set?

-Joep450

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / New guanabana disease?
« on: May 18, 2019, 11:26:36 PM »
About 18 months ago, my guanabana tree started getting infected with the disease shown in the pictures below. At present, I lose almost 100% of my crops to it. Any ideas what it is?









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Doesn't look like mbbs on the LZ. Not sure which nutrient is lacking (zinc, mn, mg, fe), but I've been able to convert that into green via the following program:

 - Hars 0-3-16 once every 3 - 4 months
 - Helena's micronutrient mix (0-0-6) once a year

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OK. Thanks for the report.

After last season several large,  badly infected trees were cut to stumps. Numerous smaller trees were also stumped and topworked. I also got on top of the spray program early. These steps combined with a dry early fruit development period seem to have resulted in clean fruit up to this point on smaller trees, included infected varieties badly afflicted last year (Ah Ping and Mario). However, at this point last year my fruit appeared pretty clean as well aside from those two , then the rains came and that was that. The rains are here now in palm beach county, and weíre probably going to break some May records.

Iíve been harvesting fruit since mid-March, but the Edward have started to come in quantity over the last couple weeks. Iím now seeing mbbs/rot levels comparable to last season at this point in time for Edward. This is a likely indicator that moderately to highly susceptible varieties will see their crops impacted *as the fruit nears/reaches maturity*.

Also seeing mbbs really bad on our largest Super Julie tree by the way. I had suspicions about that one last year but this year itís really taking off on it. Shame. Might be topworking that one after the season is over, and we have a couple of them.

I have hope for early season varieties that are moderately-to-highly susceptible, but I think mid and late season stuff that falls into those groups are pretty much doomed.

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Sunrise is July if memory serves.

If these mangoes hurry up and ripen before the onslaught of rain, maybe we can avoid the worst part of MBBS.

Curious to hear Alex's report.


None so far. Saw them on Lemon Meringue and Bailey's Marvel last year. LM looks clean this year. Not been a good year for BM ; not many mangoes.

Had a couple of Florigon mangoes ripen and fall. Dwarf Hawaiian looks almost ready.

When is Sunrise usually ready?

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You sure it's MBBS? I have 3 LZ trees loaded with fruit (hundreds in total), and think I only saw one MBBS infected fruit this year. Last year I had a few dozen.

It seems like this has been a low disease pressure year for mangoes here in FL. So far, no MBBS on any of my trees. Crops seem like they're be a little early this year compared to last, which could help in mitigating disease.

Anybody with MBBS yet?

Two fruits of my lemon zest mangoes have advanced MBBS just as it begun to ripen and I eliminated some more that seem to have early symptoms of it. 10 less mangoes so far.  :( There are still plenty though. If it gets bad, I'm just gonna top work it to two new Zill cultivars.

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It seems like this has been a low disease pressure year for mangoes here in FL. So far, no MBBS on any of my trees. Crops seem like they're be a little early this year compared to last, which could help in mitigating disease.

Anybody with MBBS yet?

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It's a seedling from Noel's rollinia, which produces the large fruits. There seem to be 2 common cultivars / races here in FL: the small fruited / productive but not as good tasting and the large fruited one. Then there are a couple of hybrids that Har made.

Jeff, what cultivar are you growing?  How big are the fruits? Would like to get a few  seeds from you.

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Mine has been self-pruning. I would think the tree would abort a good portion of those. But could be cultivar dependent.

This is how it looks all over the underside of the tree.





Can anyone chime in about if this amount of fruit so close to each other is okay? Is thinning needed, or should I go for more? As it stands, still pollinating. Has become a ritual.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Glenn mango- ready or not
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:07:44 PM »
HAHAHA so true

Definitely getting into Blue Jay and Squirrel ripeness territory, though. If you are starving or have limited fruit set on that tree, I'd consider covering them with an organza or mesh bag. Glenn perfume is irresistable early in the season! And you still have another week or two...
kalan

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can anyone ID these trees?
« on: May 09, 2019, 05:15:43 PM »
0) herb of some sort
1) carrot wood (weed tree)
2) looks like some sort of passiflora vine?
3) ? Looks like the small weed trees that pop up around my garden with yellow flowers. Don't know the name.
4 & 5) Longan

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant identification
« on: May 09, 2019, 01:14:10 PM »
yah looks like rose apple (mazana pedora).

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