Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Author Topic: Pics from the garden  (Read 9256 times)

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2018, 09:45:17 AM »
Just picked a nice rollinia/biriba (yesterday). Have yet to try fruit from this tree. Have eaten what I think was frozen rollinia before, and it was good. Excited to finally try fresh, and get an idea if the fruit I'm growing is any good.


Does rollinia need to be totally yellow to eat? Picked on yesterday, and it is almost completely yellow with a few green streaks remaining. Should I wait till all yellow?

fresh picked


today


cbss_daviefl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 917
    • USA, Southwest Ranches,FL 33331, 10B
    • View Profile
    • bfgtropicals.com
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2018, 08:12:56 AM »
Nice! I would wait until it is fully yellow. I have tried a couple with similar coloring and they tasted green. Winter fruit from my trees are generally not as good as summer fruit and can be bland.
Brandon

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2018, 09:57:54 AM »
Thanks Brandon. The fruit was good, but yeah, a little bland. Definitely worth eating. It was a bit snotty in places, so my daughter and I ate a bit and froze the rest for smoothies.

Have another nearly ripe fruit on the tree, still a few flowers, and several small fruits that recently set. Seems to be pollinating better now. I did not do any hand pollination on the recent fruits/flowers. 


roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2018, 01:10:41 PM »
Unknown large jabo (delicious and small seeds)


Barbie Pink Guava, and some bugs


Rio Cherry fruiting already

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2018, 06:36:40 PM »
Gold Passion Fruit


Glenns





Macadamia


Black Pepper


Unusual Passion Flower? Note the 4 stigmas


dwfl

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 396
    • Bokeelia
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2018, 09:26:07 PM »
Thanks Brandon. The fruit was good, but yeah, a little bland. Definitely worth eating. It was a bit snotty in places, so my daughter and I ate a bit and froze the rest for smoothies.

Have another nearly ripe fruit on the tree, still a few flowers, and several small fruits that recently set. Seems to be pollinating better now. I did not do any hand pollination on the recent fruits/flowers. 



Best to eat them before they get fully yellow (similar to your second picture rather than the one I quoted). They have a more complex flavor and not nearly as "snotty".

Lionking

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 121
    • Covina, Ca. Zone 10b
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #56 on: June 02, 2018, 12:29:30 AM »
Thanks for sharing your awesome garden!  You have a beautiful lush piece of land there buddy. Congrats

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #57 on: June 02, 2018, 09:51:50 AM »
Thanks for the advice dwfl. There are a few small fruit on the tree, and another round of flowers popping up. Need to try some more hand pollination. Can't wait to sample more fruit!

Thank you for the kind words Lionking. It's funny, because our soil is thin and rocky, lots of limestone. When I plant trees, always add a mix of garden soil and amendments, but it is hard to make a decent sized hole. Sometimes I pay my landscaper to bust it up with his pick axe. Aint easy shoveling rocks. Feel fortunate that most everything grows as well as it does. Abiu and araza are the only ones that have really struggled. 


roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2018, 12:57:24 PM »
My mango bowl nearly floweth over... Have harvested about 70 now. 3rd season this tree has produced, and still a bit more fruit on the tree. Last one was 15 oz.



I thought the squirrels were getting smart to the mangoes lately, and then spotted a large giant Cuban Knight anole in the tree. Does anyone know of these lizards eating mangoes? I've heard of them eating annona flowers, and one likes to chill in the rollinia tree. Makes me nervous. Close inspection of the bites on this mango, looks to be a one toothed squirrel in some places. Or could it be the snout marks of a mango lovin' lizard?



« Last Edit: June 21, 2019, 04:39:40 PM by roblack »

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2018, 01:26:28 PM »
Sweet tart graft on Kesar appears to be taking.


rollinia


Kari


Llama


Acai grown from seed


Neem


roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #60 on: August 18, 2018, 10:20:25 AM »
Rollinia





Unfortunately, this one was browning near the skin, and the flavor was a little off. Was able to eat some of it.





This one tasted great! Nice vanilla lemon flavor; sweet with a little sour. Best one yet.


roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #61 on: August 18, 2018, 10:26:56 AM »
This was from June, but think it was the biggest Glenn.


Silas Woods


SW


Dr. Campbell did not recall the name of this "new Zill" mango. It was juicy and delicious.


...inside


Dark Star DF







roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #62 on: August 18, 2018, 10:36:53 AM »
Pink Barbie guava. 1st fruit, only one on tree (7gal). Something wasn't right with it, mushy and browning on the inside. Disappointing, but was able to taste some of its potential.


Luc's garcinia. Planted in ground a couple of months ago. Gets a bit of shade.


purple mangosteen. Going to dig a deep hole and fill with more acidic soil. Then will make a large root builder pot, and place the current two pots on top. Idea is to build a mound of suitable soil, as my yard dirt is not ideal for mangosteen.


Passion fruit


Curry tree fruited at the beginning of summer


ScottR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1630
    • USA,Arroyo Grande,Calif. 93420,zone 9b
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #63 on: August 18, 2018, 10:37:36 AM »
Beautiful pic's of your place and a little bit of everything!!  8)Thanks for posting ;)

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #64 on: August 18, 2018, 10:41:46 AM »
Thanks Scott! Having fun with the plant collection, a "little bit of everything" has gotten out of hand. lol, time for some trimming, getting thick and green.

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #65 on: August 23, 2018, 10:37:08 AM »
Finally got me some caimito flowers; woohoo!!





Canvo

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 54
    • Australia
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #66 on: August 23, 2018, 04:40:58 PM »
Hi Rob, is yours a grafted or seedling star apple? I have a seedling about 4 years old but no idea how long it may take to flower.

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #67 on: August 23, 2018, 06:21:20 PM »
Hey Canvo. It was listed as a grafted Corrongo caimito from Top Tropicals. As such, who knows if it is actually grafted or of specified variety.

Bought as a 3 gal, and planted in ground 2.5 years ago. It's over 10 feet tall now.

Canvo

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 54
    • Australia
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #68 on: August 24, 2018, 08:13:11 AM »
That’s nice growth Rob, mine is about 5’ with a 2” trunk. Pretty looking tree

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #69 on: November 09, 2018, 10:03:28 AM »
Hello All. Time to share some updates from the garden...


Guanabana, covered in flowers and setting fruit.


Guanabana flowers. Question: My guess is that hand pollination of guanabana is done after the outer flower shell drops, as in the 2nd and 3rd pics below. Is this correct?






Corrongo Caimito

Caimito tree's first fruit. Over a dozen fruits are growing nicely, perhaps much more. Hard to tell how many.

Lemon Drop Mangosteen

Achachairu

Seashore Mangosteen

Luc's Garcinia. She's small, but know's karate!

Purple Mangosteen. Diggin a 3+ feet deep by 4 feet wide hole next week, and will perhaps line the hole and fill with soil that is not alkaline. Going to build a mound on top and support with Root Saver pot panels attached to each other. My hope is to overcome the limestone soil issues that purple mangosteen suffer.  Any critiques, advice, or additional ideas?

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #70 on: November 09, 2018, 10:12:11 AM »
Silas Woods sap. Lots of fruit currently growing, one almost ripe. Checking daily.

Passion Vine Alley. 5 vines intermingled. Not even sure which fruit is from which vine.

Curry Tree

Jak seedling, with grafts of pineapple jak, red, and gold excalibur.

Mystery plant, what is this? Not sure if it is a fruit tree or just a hitchhiker. Any ideas?

Seedling from Red Lady. Packed!

Denizen of the garden, devourer of hibiscus

Ponderosa Lemon. This one's only just over a pound

Mmmmmaracuya

Today's harvest

Tang Tonic

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 104
    • US Virgin Islands
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #71 on: November 09, 2018, 01:41:30 PM »
Thanks Mugenia!

Found some plants shooting up out of a pot. Obviously something I planted. Cannot figure what they are.

Anyone know what these might be?





Beautiful pictures!  Those look like baby Maho trees.

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #72 on: November 09, 2018, 04:24:56 PM »
Thanks and Thanks Tang Tonic!

A type of hibiscus sounds about right, as I have planted some different hibiscus seeds in the past. Wondered if they were some kind of beans as well.


roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #73 on: November 22, 2018, 09:55:01 AM »
Found this Grimal scion shooting sprouts this morning. Grafted 10/26 on an unknown in-ground jabo that's 8 - 9 feet. All of the grafts look promising with some swelling buds, but only noticed new growth on this one.

   


« Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 10:27:41 AM by roblack »

roblack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
    • Miami, FL 10B
    • View Profile
Re: Pics from the garden
« Reply #74 on: November 22, 2018, 10:23:06 AM »
...and this, first flower on lemon drop mangosteen.




 

Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers