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tve

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1500 on: May 12, 2019, 12:31:18 AM »

Welcome here! In case you're not aware: you can get the persian mulberry in tree and bush form. Stay away from the weeping kind if you're looking for fruit production.

Thanks for the advice. I’m definitely looking for fruit.

I got a weeping one, because ... well ... never mind. Anyway, they get grafted high, like 5'-6' high, and then it's supposed to weep down from there. But it doesn't just do it, the weeping only happens if you carefully prune every branch every year. So the end effect is that the fruiting branches start somewhere up there in ladder territory and go higher. Plus you need to cover it with bird netting. Needless to say, I planted a bush form as replacement and that tree will come out once the bush has fruit. But 'til then I'm willing to do anything to get that fruit...

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« Reply #1501 on: May 13, 2019, 03:27:45 PM »
Hi, John here from Orlando Florida.  Have been reading on the forum for a while and thought it is time to join.  Started growing fruit trees about 5 years ago with the help of a friend from Melbourne Beach.  Starting to run out of space in my yard.  I have 3 more dedicated large spaces that had previous trees on it. 

In my yard now..
Plum
Grapefruit (Flame)
Brogden Avocado
Longan ( Bien Kiew)
Lychee ( Sweet Heart)
Carambola ( Sri Kemp)
Nam Doc Mai Mango
Keitt Mango
Glenn Mango
Lemon Zest Mango
Jaboticaba
Bananas and mulberries


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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1502 on: May 13, 2019, 06:23:26 PM »
Nice addiction you got going, jsailor  ;D Welcome here!

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« Reply #1503 on: May 19, 2019, 12:39:58 AM »
I am so happy I found this forum. It will take me a few nights though to read it through.
My addiction is very new. Only 2 months old.
It started with an old mahogany tree that we had to take down (invasive root system).
Then I was looking for a new big front yard tree and I discovered a new fascinating world of tropical fruit trees.
Valencia pride was selected for the front yard, but there was some space left... So, I planted Kilo guava and Barbados cherry. And then the backyard: Maha chanok mango, Red Lady papaya and Mai 1 jackfruit. I am planning to pack some more in this small residential lot.

I live in Palm Beach County and buy from Excalibur.

Please bear with me if I ask not so intelligent questions. I am a nerd from a cold climate... I need some help with all these pests and tree selection. I am determined to keep my trees alive and fruiting.
At the moment I am fighting Sri Lankan weevils, mealybugs and something unidentified is eating my papaya leaves. Also, I see tons of spiders and I have no idea how to tell beneficial ones from pests.

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« Reply #1504 on: May 20, 2019, 10:10:04 PM »
My name is Abe, I take people fishing for a living. I love my wife, my dog, my family, and fishing in that order, and I love fishing for tropical fruit. I dream about planting and destroying my garden all day and part of the night. I love tropical fruit, rare or not so rare. I live in Biscayne Park, Florida. My homie Adam is on the forum and he started my obsession just over 3 years ago. He gave me most of what I have:


 Pitomba
,pitangatuba,
cedar bay cherry
Achachairu,
lucs garcinia,
improved lemon drop
2 Kona sugarloaf pinnapple's
Machete ice cream bean
Seedling jack x chempedak from han sen
euginia calycina "nelita"
Ruby red guava
Lancitella mango
Key west “pantin” mamey sapote
Magana mamey sapote
Bears lemon
Navel orange “Valencia “
 

NOTE: None of my trees are taller than 6 feet...YET.


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« Reply #1505 on: June 02, 2019, 10:03:05 AM »
Hey everyone my name is Chris, I'm a native of South Florida, and live in Broward County. I've been in the Nursery and landscaping industry here since 1989, I've grown many different tropical fruit trees over the years, as a nursery grower and landscape gardener. I owned and operated a small landscape design,  installation, and maintenance company for the past nineteen years, but I'm now employed full-time as a groundskeeper at a local retirement home, so now for the first time in many years have some extra time to devote to my own small garden. I grow and crossbreed many types of hot peppers as a hobby, and when I'm gardening you will always find me listening to the blues greats from BB King and Keb Mo to Stevie Ray and Joe Bonamassa.
See you dirtside.

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« Reply #1506 on: June 04, 2019, 11:41:59 PM »
Good evening everyone my name is Vince,  I’m from southern Cali.  Just moved over to Hacienda Heights just a few years ago.  Just starting out into tropicals.  I have been reading and reading this forum the last 2 years and finally took the plunge to join.

It would be awesome to learn from and meet everyone here.

Thank you

Vince

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« Reply #1507 on: June 09, 2019, 01:35:20 PM »
Hello!

I currently do not have any fruit trees but with a new house I'm buying I plan on a good variety for my back yard. Years ago I raised mainly citrus - Minneola, Navel, Temple, Dancy, Red Grapefruit, as well as muscadines, loquat and several varieties of Florida peach and a couple of apples. They all grew very well and the fruit was superb. Never had any serious problems, just lucky I guess.

With my new house I will have the citrus varieties mentioned above and a mango or two and probably a Lychee. I really look forward to getting started and am fortunate to have several well-stocked nurseries nearby. Glad I found this forum as I know I will learn a lot here.

 

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