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I am trying to find the sweetest and crunchy jack available ( Red Variety ) to grow. Any recommendations  ? Really appreciate your valuable advise !!!

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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 10:45:49 AM »
Timor is the best red variety Iíve ever had. Iím not sure if Excalibur is selling them yet though.

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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 12:35:24 PM »
Timor is the best red variety Iíve ever had. Iím not sure if Excalibur is selling them yet though.

I have heard that it is blood red. True?

Also, how good is Excalibur Red? I have a tree in the ground, purchased based on reports from fellow forum members. Have you tasted the fruit?

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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 04:26:10 PM »
Timor is the best red variety Iíve ever had. Iím not sure if Excalibur is selling them yet though.

Is this timur variety the crunhy texture?

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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 04:45:07 PM »
Lost my Excal Red and Krunchy Lemon in IRMA both trees were just starting to look nice in ground :(
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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 11:13:15 PM »

I have heard that it is blood red. True?

Also, how good is Excalibur Red? I have a tree in the ground, purchased based on reports from fellow forum members. Have you tasted the fruit?

It's redder than any other jackfruit I've ever seen in person. I wouldn't say blood red though. If I can find the pictures I have of it, I will post it.

I've had Excalibur Red, and it was good.

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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 02:26:31 PM »
My Excalibur red is fruiting for the first time- just 1 month short of 3 years old from a 3 gallon-- I have 14 fruit on the tree now!
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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 02:30:26 PM »
My Excalibur red is fruiting for the first time- just 1 month short of 3 years old from a 3 gallon-- I have 14 fruit on the tree now!
Do you have a photo?

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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 02:58:30 PM »
My Excalibur red is fruiting for the first time- just 1 month short of 3 years old from a 3 gallon-- I have 14 fruit on the tree now!
Do you have a photo?

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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 07:32:17 AM »
Sure I just took this, I also have Bangkoc Lemon, Mai 1 and Amber x mai 3, seedling growing, anyone have an idea when the fruit will be ripe..

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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2018, 07:36:29 AM »


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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2018, 08:22:40 AM »
Tree looks very happy.Make sure those fruit are coming from above the graft

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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2018, 09:16:36 AM »
Tree looks great. I agree that the fruit might be from the rootstock. Generally there should be some fruit on the secondary branches close to the main trunk.  I could not find anything higher up.  Are there fruit in the canopy? I remember someone posting that one of their Excalibur trees was grafted around 2 ft up.  I would also thin that low cluster down to 3 - 4 fruits, one or two per stem connected  to the trunk. I cant tell the size of the tree from the picture but heavy fruiting can be hard on a 3 year old tree. The young tree can handle no more than one or two fruit on each major secondary limb.
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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2018, 09:54:31 AM »
yes there are 2 well developed fruit the size of a large egg  in the canopy- you can see one of them  if enlarged- yes all are above the graft-- -- how long till fruit matures??
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Re: what is the best Red Jack fruit variety available in south florida?
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2018, 11:22:53 AM »
From the date the female emerged, typically 5 - 6 months.
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