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My fruit tree list to date...
« on: August 09, 2018, 10:59:59 PM »
I wanted to take inventory, thought I'd post it here.  Suggestions are welcome, get rid of this, add this, whatever.

Fruit tree list:

Avocados to date:
Mexican avocado
Marcus Pumpkin
Loretta
Want - 1-2 more avocado trees.

Mangoes:
Mallika
Cotton candy
Coconut cream
Ice cream
Glenn
Valencia pride
Edward Ė not doing well, probably will replace
Peach cobbler
Alfonso
Nam Doc Mai
Florigon
On the list to get Ė Orange Sherbet and Lemon Zest of course. 

Pineapples - several
Cinnamon tree
Star apple white Ė literally has thousands of flower buds right now.
Star apple purple Ė no flower buds??
3 Custard apples
Red custard apple Tobago Pink
Jackfruit Ė 3 types
3 Soursop, Sunrise, I need to get the other two types.  (Iím becoming addicted to soursops.)
Ross Canistel
Macadamia nut
Cashew nut
Yellow dragon fruit
Red dragon fruit - I believe it's American Beauty, not sure.
Apple Ė Golden Dorsett
Apple - Anna

Peanut butter fruit
Achacha
Two types of Mulberry
Mayme Sapote
Black Sapote
Silus Woods Sapodilla
Jabotacaba Ė type unknown Ė will hopefully fruit soon
Geffner Atemoya Ė unbelievably productive, I had to cull numerous fruits.
Lisa Atemoya
Russian pomegranate
Rollinia deliciosa Ė seems very happy, grown almost a foot in a month.
Ice cream bean (Tripled in size in about 4-5 months)
Blueberry patch Ė all highbush (Mounded pine bark fines) About 7 plants.
Hog plum (Itís tripled in size in about 3 months)
Kohala Longan
Mauritius Lyche
Red lady papaya
Fig tree type unknown - not great, to be removed.

Citrus:
Tangerine trees - 3 unknown types Ė 2 are great, 1 to be replaced.
Kumquat tree Ė HUGE kumquats, biggest Iíve ever seen.
2 navel oranges
Meyer lemon
2 Valencia oranges
2 Honeybell
2 satsuma tangerines
2 Mandarin oranges
2 Cara Cara orange trees
Key lime
Blood orange
Star Ruby grapefruit (not doing well, getting impatient)
2 Ruby red grapefruit
Large white grapefruit type unknown Ė but EXCELLENT

Banana patches, 8 types:
Ice cream banana
NamWah banana
Red banana
Cavandish (I know Ė why?)
Apple Banana
Gold Finger
2 other types of bananas

2 UF best peach trees (If you donít have these Ė GET THEM, these are freaking to die for!!)
Yellow dragon fruit
Red dragon fruit
White dragon fruit (not sure why I bought this)
Barbados cherry (I love this tree!!  It never complains, all it does is grow and produce thousands of cherries all year!  3rd year in the ground and the fruit just gets better and better)
Three coconut trees
Five cocoa trees




« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 11:04:36 PM by Coach62 »

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Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 08:30:28 AM »
You're in zone 10b so the UF Best peach doesn't really require any winter chill?  The "100 chill units" isn't necessary?
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Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 09:36:35 AM »
You're in zone 10b so the UF Best peach doesn't really require any winter chill?  The "100 chill units" isn't necessary?
Good catch. Thatís a typo, Iím 10a - corrected

Iím in the 50-110 chill hour area
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Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 09:43:28 AM »
You're in zone 10b so the UF Best peach doesn't really require any winter chill?  The "100 chill units" isn't necessary?
Good catch. Thatís a typo, Iím 10a
Okay.  But what do you think about the 100 chill units?  How necessary are they?  Not advisable for 10b?  Also, this peach is classified as non-melting.  Would that translate as not juicy?
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Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 10:48:31 AM »
You're in zone 10b so the UF Best peach doesn't really require any winter chill?  The "100 chill units" isn't necessary?
Good catch. Thatís a typo, Iím 10a
Okay.  But what do you think about the 100 chill units?  How necessary are they?  Not advisable for 10b?  Also, this peach is classified as non-melting.  Would that translate as not juicy?

Both UF Sun and Tropic Beauty grow like crazy and fruit prolifically in my yard in Coral Springs.

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Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 10:32:15 PM »
You're in zone 10b so the UF Best peach doesn't really require any winter chill?  The "100 chill units" isn't necessary?
Good catch. Thatís a typo, Iím 10a
Okay.  But what do you think about the 100 chill units?  How necessary are they?  Not advisable for 10b?  Also, this peach is classified as non-melting.  Would that translate as not juicy?

Oh hell no, very juicy.  Just a fantastic peach, my only complaint would be they don't get as big as a vastly inferior ones you'd find at the grocery.  Non melting?  Maybe, but it's close. 

The only other nitpicks would be 1. Extremely hard to keep the wildlife from stealing them.  Next year I'm literally going with an electrified chicken wire fence.  I wrapped them in a bird net last year, something just ripped the net apart and got inside, pretty sure only a raccoon is smart enough to do that.  2. They all tend to come ripe about the same time.  I'd love to get another version, later or earlier to extend the season, but no luck so far. 

I would *think* that it would likely fruit in your zone, but I guess it would depend on the winter.  What about that adding that hormone that makes trees bloom and set fruit (I can't remember the name of it)?

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Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 10:54:12 PM »
You need to check out Dave Wilson's site...track down some Zaiger peaches, nectarines and interspecifics.  Trust me, that UF peach would be bbq wood..

Will be tough finding the super low chill stuff but anything you can would be worth it.
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Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 11:32:09 PM »
You need to check out Dave Wilson's site...track down some Zaiger peaches, nectarines and interspecifics.  Trust me, that UF peach would be bbq wood..

Will be tough finding the super low chill stuff but anything you can would be worth it.

You apparently havenít had a UF Best peach.  Come over here next June and youíll change your mind.

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Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2018, 12:08:23 AM »
You need to check out Dave Wilson's site...track down some Zaiger peaches, nectarines and interspecifics.  Trust me, that UF peach would be bbq wood..

Will be tough finding the super low chill stuff but anything you can would be worth it.

You apparently havenít had a UF Best peach.  Come over here next June and youíll change your mind.

I have.  There is nothing wrong with any of the UF peaches but....  Have you had any of the Zaiger fruit?
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 08:29:32 AM »
Where did you get the soursop trees and fruit?  Where did you get the achacha?
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 09:15:55 AM »
I'm sure the climate in North Florida would support Zaiger peaches, but here in deep S FL it's probably UF peaches or nothing.  UF has done a great job with their program.  Go Gators!  Let's hope the football team starts to look good.
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2018, 09:25:56 AM »
I'm sure the climate in North Florida would support Zaiger peaches, but here in deep S FL it's probably UF peaches or nothing.  UF has done a great job with their program.  Go Gators!  Let's hope the football team starts to look good.

There are some Zaiger that may work but not get released to consumers (my friend is growing them and quality is amazing).  Their white oeaches and nectarines truly are flavor bombs and blow away the yellow ones.

As to the footvall team, I am afraid a blow up is going to be needed to right tge ship (like UM has done).  Too much lingering garbage being inherited.   Need to clean house of it all, once and for all.
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2018, 12:03:28 PM »
How do you keep the fruit flies from ruining the peaches? 

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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 01:31:27 PM »
Thatís a helluva list. What size property?

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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2018, 02:38:42 PM »
How do you keep the fruit flies from ruining the peaches?

generally, you don't. we cover a lot with organza bags when still small and the fruit flies still get 25 - 50% of the peaches. I suppose I could add fruit fly traps and other measures, though nothing is going to be super effective.

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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2018, 12:22:36 AM »
For your mangoes, did you graft them all onto one tree, or do you have each mango variety as a separate tree? Of the listed mangoes, which do you enjoy the most?

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Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2018, 11:44:32 PM »
How do you keep the fruit flies from ruining the peaches?

I apologize to everyone, I was not getting notifications.

I have not had any problems with fruit flies.  Hope I didn't just jinx myself.  Based on the replies, they may be more of an issue on the east coast??  Damn, I hope they don't cause problems here.
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Re: My fruit tree list to date...
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2018, 11:49:07 PM »
You need to check out Dave Wilson's site...track down some Zaiger peaches, nectarines and interspecifics.  Trust me, that UF peach would be bbq wood..

Will be tough finding the super low chill stuff but anything you can would be worth it.

You apparently havenít had a UF Best peach.  Come over here next June and youíll change your mind.


I have.  There is nothing wrong with any of the UF peaches but....  Have you had any of the Zaiger fruit?

No - I have not, but since (I think you've said) they're not released to the public, I'm not sure how I could have.  How about you manage to get me a couple (I've been trying damned hard to find a nectarine I could grow).  I'd be happy to pay for them, participate in any research, etc....  After which, you can stop by and eat all the damned peaches you want LOL. 

Please - seriously - notify me when and where I can get one or more.  I will drive over and pick them up gladly.  Peaches may be my all time favorite.
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2018, 12:11:54 AM »
Where did you get the soursop trees and fruit?  Where did you get the achacha?

The soursop fruit I got a few at Whole Foods, but mostly at Miamifruit.org  The trees I got at different places, I have 3 of them.  2 of them I got at the Walmart on 951 just south of Davis.  I hate to give up my secret, but they often get good trees from Pine Island Nursery there.  But - the best place is fruitscapes on Pine Island, always try there first, call Steve.  The Achacha I just plain got lucky, but I constantly stop at any place that carries fruit trees on the off chance that they'll have something rare that I want.  But, I found it at top tropicals in Lehigh.  I do not really like them, but you can get lucky once in a while.  It's best to go in person, because they don't like to ship their bigger trees, and many of them have some type of infestation, at least that's what I've seen.  When I do get a tree there, I first treat it (neem oil), then quarantine it for a few weeks.  They had some lemon drop mangosteen seedlings a while ago that I regret passing up. 
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2018, 12:14:12 AM »
Where did you get the soursop trees and fruit?  Where did you get the achacha?

BTW, did you ask me about a cocoa tree a while back?   I do have one I'd be willing to part with.

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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2018, 12:17:58 AM »
Thatís a helluva list. What size property?

I have 2.25 acres, but less than one acre planted so far.  Seeing how many of the mangoes I've either bought, or plan on buying are due to your reviews, you're welcome to stop by any time.  We won't tell the wife that you're responsible for me spending several hundred dollars on fruit trees. 

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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2018, 12:21:10 AM »
For your mangoes, did you graft them all onto one tree, or do you have each mango variety as a separate tree? Of the listed mangoes, which do you enjoy the most?

Each is a separate tree, most of them went into the ground this year as Irma killed many of my trees.  Most will take 2-3 years before I'll allow them to fruit.  Large, mature mangoes are harder to find than you'd think, at least on this coast.

I still want a LZ and an OS.  I know where I can get 3 gallon trees.  If anyone knows where I can buy larger, please share. 

 

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