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Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« on: February 27, 2018, 09:06:29 AM »
For anyone on the space coast that might be interested, Iíll be giving a talk about ďChallenges for Growing Mangos in 2018Ē to the Brevard Tropical Fruit Club tomorrow in Melbourne. The meeting starts at 7pm. The location is 2205 Front Street, Melbourne, FL 32901. This is particularly relevant for the folks on Merrit Island.

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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 09:10:35 AM »
Great! I'll plan to be there. Last time I went, Noris Ledesma was supposed to talk but she had gotten her days mixed up and did not show. Looking forward to it.:)
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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 12:31:46 PM »
Yeah, that was very disappointing! BTW, howdy from another Eric in Brevard (Merritt Island).
I'm greatly looking forward to Alex's talk.

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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 12:36:36 PM »
Lisa and I have been looking forward to it.

Sheís bringing cookies.

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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 01:31:54 PM »
Awesome! Look forward to being there.

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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 01:52:44 PM »
Me three.

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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 08:21:49 PM »
SQUAMMMM  please video and post to https://www.facebook.com/TropicalAcresFarms/ or youtube
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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 08:22:00 AM »
They film all our guest speakers. Where it goes after that Iím not sure but iíll ask tonight.

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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 03:16:52 PM »
They film all our guest speakers. Where it goes after that Iím not sure but iíll ask tonight.

You tha man!  Alex's lecture is easily worth the drive from Naples however my wife may not be too thrilled about leaving her with two kids in diapers, haha.  Thank you very much!!
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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 10:27:42 AM »
Alex has posted his mango presentation to his web site at his tropical acres Facebook site.

Lots of mango info and advice for types to avoid and ones that are more resistant.

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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 10:34:39 AM »
For anyone on the space coast that might be interested, Iíll be giving a talk about ďChallenges for Growing Mangos in 2018Ē to the Brevard Tropical Fruit Club tomorrow in Melbourne. The meeting starts at 7pm. The location is 2205 Front Street, Melbourne, FL 32901. This is particularly relevant for the folks on Merrit Island.

Alex,

Thanks for uploading the video.

Also I have to say your website is awesome.
Such a wealth of information.
Thank so much for all your hard work and research on these topics
Khan's Edible Oasis
Yard as of Jan 2019

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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 03:24:40 PM »
Thank you!!!
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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 04:07:49 PM »
Yes Thank You for posting the video!!! 😁
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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2018, 08:56:20 PM »
Is it possible to post the link on the forum for the people or person
who doesn't do facebook?

Never mind fruitfreak already did THANKS
« Last Edit: March 01, 2018, 08:58:25 PM by achetadomestica »

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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2018, 09:54:53 PM »
Thanks for recording this one! The presentation was awesome. Great job, Alex!

I think it's still possible to grow fairly successfully inland, in an urban environment. I'm 10 miles inland, yet I can grow even the more disease-prone mangoes fairly successfully with a good fungicide routine. Even though I'm 10 miles inland, there is enough concrete, asphalt, and open air that humidity isn't off the charts. Even dot mangoes produce really well for me with a light fungicide regimen.

Loxahatchee, on the other hand, is mostly foliage, so the humidity is noticeably higher than in surrounding more urban areas. I traveled out there to look at what I thought was a good deal on some vacant land during mid-summer and was hit with a wave of humidity when I entered the area. Needless to say, I gave up on the idea of building a mango orchard out there pretty much that same day :-).

Even though BBS and "the rot" can devastate a commercial crop, I think dooryard growers can still be successful with the more BBS-susceptible cultivars. For example, I have one keitt tree whose crop was a total loss for several years due to both BBS and "the rot." However, the keitt just 25 feet away has never had an issue. And the 3 other keitts within a block of me produce prodigious crops of clean mangoes.

So, I think dooryard growers needn't throw in the towel on keitt, lemon zest, etc just yet.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2018, 01:15:03 AM »
Well spoken presentation! Thank you for making this available. Referencing what happened to FL citrus and how something like that could happen to mango makes you think...I grew up with citrus as you did and looking back we all took it for granted.
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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2018, 08:00:06 PM »
Alex that was a well thought out delivery. I learned a lot.  Count yourself among the few successfully pushing the mango renaissance. Well done.

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Re: Mango Talk in Melbourne, FL 2/28
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2018, 10:53:08 PM »
I just watched the video and itís packed with great information. Thanks for the presentation Alex!

Simon

 

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