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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2018, 02:48:32 PM »
Significant bloom on:
Edward (multiple trees)
Rosigold (5 trees, 6th with swelling buds)
Rosa , full bloom on multiple trees
Dwarf Hawaiian - majority bloom on multiple trees
Graham
Jean Ellen

Some random bloom on:
Super Julie
Nam Doc Mai Sia Tong
Ah Ping
Duncan
Angie
Carrie
Nam tam Teem

Otherwise everything else is still dormant as expected.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2018, 03:18:30 PM »
No flowers down this way yet.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2018, 03:35:41 PM »
As of yesterday (12/16), 10 of the first 16 days of December had temperatures above historical average. Despite a few days with cooler temps, the conditions just havent yet been conducive to significant bloom.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2018, 11:16:53 PM »
I don't think it has been so early the past two seasons but my neighbor's Black Kasturi mango is in bloom.

https://www.miami.com/things-to-do-in-miami/these-mangoes-are-wild-but-maybe-you-can-tame-them-before-they-disappear-164667/

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2018, 05:43:18 AM »
In bloom in 9b.

Ugly Betty
"Heidi"
San Felipe x2
Son Pari
Phoenix

Container blooming:
Madame Blanc
Madame Francis
Jacquline
Romani
« Last Edit: December 18, 2018, 05:45:04 AM by TnTrobbie »
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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2018, 08:29:51 AM »
How tall/old is your friend's kasturi tree? Mine is about 7 - 8 feet, still yet to flower, wondering how long it will take.

I don't think it has been so early the past two seasons but my neighbor's Black Kasturi mango is in bloom.

https://www.miami.com/things-to-do-in-miami/these-mangoes-are-wild-but-maybe-you-can-tame-them-before-they-disappear-164667/

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2018, 10:20:08 AM »
I haven't seen any flowers on my trees.
Other than the known early varieties anyone seeing anything?


Perez Mango usually starts flowering at the first sign of cold usually at the end of October every year.. Im hoping this year will it will set an early crop
















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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2018, 02:21:23 PM »

Got a few more days (nights) in the 50s coming up.
Should be good news for the upcoming season.

BTW, I guess now is a good time to start spraying some sulfur. (and maybe copper)



Copper for rain, sulfur for the cold weather..

Ive found OMRI approved copper, is there an organic sulfur spray that is known by you more experienced growers? (Perez mango has had issues setting fruit on the first bloom years prior, Ive never started spraying with copper or sulfur but hear all the time about how much it helps with fruit set)
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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2018, 04:09:14 PM »
Some More emerging bloom on San Felipe, Kensington Pride, and Julie.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2018, 06:44:37 PM »

Got a few more days (nights) in the 50s coming up.
Should be good news for the upcoming season.

BTW, I guess now is a good time to start spraying some sulfur. (and maybe copper)



Copper for rain, sulfur for the cold weather..

Ive found OMRI approved copper, is there an organic sulfur spray that is known by you more experienced growers? (Perez mango has had issues setting fruit on the first bloom years prior, Ive never started spraying with copper or sulfur but hear all the time about how much it helps with fruit set)

Soil sulfur is exceptionally soluble in water, and it doesn't take much of it to lower the surface pH of the plant to outside of the preferred range for fungus. There should be no reason for it to not be organic, as it's a mineral naturally present in elemental form.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2018, 08:05:52 PM »
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Then how do mango trees in Vietnam, Thailand reliably fruit every year in almost constant warm climate?

Not quite, end of year starting November and until Jan (even Feb now?), it's sweater weather for people over there. Not for us, obviously. That seems to be enough to trigger mango flowering. And best time to visit for occidental tourists who don't really care about tropical fruits.
As for reliability, pro growers have chemical arsenals at their disposal.

When do we get sweater weather, can you tell me so i can turn off airconditioning.

I see mangotree's blooming and with fruit already.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2018, 09:52:12 AM »
Nothing so far on my trees, not on mature trees, not on grafts from last year and not on grafts from this year.
I expect to see some soon though but this is a transition year for me.  Two of my bigger producers are being topworked (in thirds - removed a third of the tree and grafted on to the growing shots) and I expect will not give much fruit for the next two years while the trees are changed.

Now that I have posted, I suppose I will walk outside and there will be panicles all over some of the trees :)
 

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2018, 10:29:00 AM »



Awful.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2018, 11:08:06 PM »
3 dozen mango trees and only one has flowers: my least favorite, the lancetilla.

What happened to south florida winters? It used to be that Nov 1 was the start of cool, open the windows and shut off the a/c weather.
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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #39 on: December 25, 2018, 01:42:06 AM »
3 dozen mango trees and only one has flowers: my least favorite, the lancetilla.

What happened to south florida winters? It used to be that Nov 1 was the start of cool, open the windows and shut off the a/c weather.

Blooms on some branches of Ugly Betty and Dwarf Hawaiian. Nothing on any of the other trees. However, I see swollen buds on some of the others...


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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2018, 02:19:38 AM »
Significant bloom on my Maha Chanok.  lots of flowers young tree second year fruiting

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2018, 11:57:00 AM »
3 dozen mango trees and only one has flowers: my least favorite, the lancetilla.

What happened to south florida winters? It used to be that Nov 1 was the start of cool, open the windows and shut off the a/c weather.

Ive been doing a review of our average recorded temperatures for the last several winters, and youd be amazed how many days weve been above historical average. And not just a minor amount.....lots of days in the double digits above average. We used to get reliably cool weather in the month of December that would trigger fairly full blooms, and now we get this piecemeal garbage that results in multiple/delayed flowerings that extend the spraying cycle and reduce yields on a lot of varieties.

If this proves to be a long-term trend, the landscape of where mangos are ideal in Florida May be changing a bit.

Hopefully we can get *something* in January because December is shot.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2018, 12:49:51 PM »
One Falan mango out of two is blooming for me, partial bloom on the east side.
This is a mango from Thailand most often eaten green/unripe, it bears in clusters.
https://mangobyjune.blogspot.com/2016/06/mango-thunder.html?view=flipcard

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2018, 09:38:18 PM »
Interesting. The last few winters have felt considerably warmer to me.

Ive been doing a review of our average recorded temperatures for the last several winters, and youd be amazed how many days weve been above historical average. And not just a minor amount.....lots of days in the double digits above average.
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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2018, 07:39:33 AM »
Interesting. The last few winters have felt considerably warmer to me.

Ive been doing a review of our average recorded temperatures for the last several winters, and youd be amazed how many days weve been above historical average. And not just a minor amount.....lots of days in the double digits above average.

I believe that is what squam is saying also.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #45 on: December 26, 2018, 12:21:25 PM »
Yes. My comment was an oddly worded way of saying, "my experience agrees with your research." Inserting an "indeed" between have and felt would have conveyed the idea a little more clearly.

Interesting. The last few winters have felt considerably warmer to me.

Ive been doing a review of our average recorded temperatures for the last several winters, and youd be amazed how many days weve been above historical average. And not just a minor amount.....lots of days in the double digits above average.

I believe that is what squam is saying also.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2018, 02:21:34 PM »
Here in Lakeland we have had shot after shot of cold fronts since the end of November. Much cooler than the past number of Decembers. Luckily no freezes but I'm surprised not much of the cold has made it down to you guys in the south. We have had many nights in low 40's high 30's, which would make me think you guys would of at least made it to low 50's or mid 50's. I keep hearing about the mild December throughout the country and beginning to wonder if central Florida is the only place in the country experiencing winter in December this year.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #47 on: December 29, 2018, 06:48:52 AM »
I have only 2 mangos trees, a LZ and a CC  oth bought in a 15 gallon pot and 2 years in the ground. Last year the LZ did not flower until late March, and only a hand full of panicales. This year almost every branch has a panical starting or has swollen buds. The CC did not flower as I had to cut off a good bit of frost damage, and am just now starting to see a handful of swollen buds.
Still haven't tasted a CC mango so hope I get some good flowering!!!

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #48 on: December 29, 2018, 08:48:10 PM »
Cogshall and Pickering (25g pot) are starting to push flowers
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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2019, 12:24:16 PM »
Seems like everything is waking up now in my yard.
Pushing buds: Glenn, Neelam, Angie
Flowering: Cogshall, Pickering

Everything else is swollen
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