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Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« on: October 22, 2017, 06:55:35 PM »
Hi everyone, well it's been close to a year and wanted to give you guys an update on some of my trees. So about a year ago I dugout some of my trees (that I couldn't leave behind!)I had planted about 1 1/2 years before we moved unexpectedly . All my mangos were pugged when I bought them originally,  after seeing puglvr beautiful trees I wanted to give it a shot- I believe they will be much more manageable in the future. My alano sapodilla was pugged a year ago , I left it with no branches or leaves. None of my trees have fruited yet 😔, I'm sure it's because of all the moving around but anyways here are some pics. We are currently renting that's why I still have them in 25gal pots. We plan on renting for 1 more year before buying again. Not sure if to upsize to 45 gal or just keep them in there 1 more year. Thanks.

Maha Chanok

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Jabo


Catalina Avo I believe


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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 07:49:17 PM »
That sapodilla tree looks gorgeous
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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 08:04:54 PM »
Thanks Sayyid! This was the Alano Jan 13, 2017




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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 08:10:16 AM »
Don't pot them up unless they have a well developed root system, not root bound but can hold the shape of the pot fairly well if you pulled them out. I was told to use FAFARD commercial mix if I was going to leave them in a pot indefinitely.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 08:13:01 AM »
They look great!

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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 08:35:08 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys! I really do enjoy watching these babies grow. Yea I think they still have some room to grow in the current containers- hopefully I can get 1 more year in them.  As for the soil - I used an organic soil sold by my local nursery ( drains really well) and mixed in azomite.

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 04:18:10 PM »
Wow that Alano really grew !
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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2017, 12:43:40 PM »
Yes the Alano has been pushing lots of new growth - the mangos have as well - but I've been pruning and shaping  them pretty heavily to get them to bush out and have an open center canopy at the same time.

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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2017, 04:57:25 PM »
  Alex

 I have a alano in a squat 15 gallon that has a trunk about as large as yours. After seeing your pic I see the need to pug it to cause it to become more bushy. Does yours hold any fruit yet ? Mine flowers off and on all year but hasnít held anything yet. I suspect that the tree is still too young. How old is your tree ?

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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 11:22:03 PM »
Hi William, I bought the tree about 1 1/2 years ago and I would estimate the tree was probably 2 years old when I bought it. So figure 3 1/2 - 4 yrs. No flowers or fruits since I've had it - all the moving around and pugging hasn't helped - hopefully next year.

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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2017, 08:23:02 AM »
    Alex

 Yes i'm thinking that the tree must need to reach a certain size / age before being able to hold fruit ? I tried once to hand pollinate a few of the flowers but still nothing. I guess at this point I just need more patience. I used osmocote plus as a fertilizer on it with good results but I may add a second type with a higher phosphorus amount to stimulate more flowering next spring. Also have a couple of Tikal and a Silas Woods as well.

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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2018, 05:52:23 PM »
Hope everyone is enjoying the mango season!  Just wanted to post some updated pics of some of my favorite trees! My Pickering gave me 2 delicious fruits this year for the first time, very delicious mango with a tropical coconutty twist to! Nothing yet from the Maha, Peach Cobbler . The Alano has been pumping out flowers for 3-4 months but hasnít set fruit either. All are in 45gal except for Maha 25gal

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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2018, 06:09:39 PM »
Alex, those trees are absolutely gorgeous!
What kind of mix do you have in the pots?
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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2018, 07:18:06 PM »
Nice trees..why not put them in the ground?
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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2018, 07:49:24 PM »
Oh damn. Gorgeous damn compact trees. :)

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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2018, 09:49:11 PM »
Thanks for the compliments! it took me about  3 years after I initially ďpuggedĒ them to get them to look like this. Iíll list what dirt and fert Iíve been using tomorrow.

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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2018, 08:04:21 AM »
Beautiful trees and a heads up - when you finally get them in the ground inspect the root system carefully before hand.  Any girdling, J rooting or spin out needs to be corrected.  I lost a Pickering to girdling and just found out why my avocado seedling and graft failed -  J-Root.   >:(

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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2018, 09:22:32 AM »
Thanks for the heads up Mark, that was the main reason I just switched from 25 gal to 45 gal this week. I was surprised that there was hardly any roots exposed at all .

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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2018, 09:48:33 AM »
May I know where do you get supply for 45 gallon pot? It's very hard to find online, and they're super expensive. Thanks!

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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2018, 12:01:59 PM »
Kellogg potting soil, osmocote 14-14-14 , azomite( mixed it in when i transferred them from 15gal to 25gal) , liquid seaweed about once a month, water every other day. The 45 gal containers I got from my local nursery , owner gifted to me.

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Re: Update Peach Cobbler, Maha, Pickering, Alano
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2018, 02:47:26 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Mark, that was the main reason I just switched from 25 gal to 45 gal this week. I was surprised that there was hardly any roots exposed at all .

Rootmaker pots will ward off the spin out.  Those that failed were in conventional pots.  Best pots are those coated with a special copper hydroxide paint, DYI.

 

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