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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2019, 01:35:18 PM »
I see swollen buds too.  It's been warm enough that I am not sure if I get flowers of vegetative flush.  Will see.


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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2019, 03:20:45 PM »
YAY!  I spy blooms.  On 1 little tree.  One out of 25.  Good grief, the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!  Just bloom already.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2019, 03:30:59 PM »


After Ugly Betty and Dwarf Hawaiian, Sunrise starts to bloom in my yard. Swollen buds on NMD #4, Angie, Maha Chanok and Juicy Peach. Strangely, nothing so far on Carrie, Bailey's Marvel and Lemon Meringue.


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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2019, 03:59:13 PM »
Nearly full bloom on both of my older lemon zest trees, Maha Chanok (very reliable bearer for me). Sparse bloom on most everything else.
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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2019, 02:01:01 PM »
Hello all..Just found my mallika mango tree showing some flowers  ;D ;D ;D





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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #55 on: January 05, 2019, 06:17:18 PM »
Sweettart and Coco Cream flowering now. Feels a bit early, yet they are there. Peach Cobbler is also getting ready to bust





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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2019, 09:14:10 AM »
I just did a thorough inspection of all 140 of our Mangos. We have about 60 varieties now. All of our Mango trees have only been in the ground for less than 2.2 years. We have bloom on more than 90 percent of our trees. Virtually ever branch tip is in full bloom or pushing bloom, hardly any partial bloom. I tried to get 10lbs of pure fresh raw horse manure applied in the rhizospere when I noticed swollen buds. This was about 30 days worth of manure collection about 1500lbs.. There is no bedding in the manure and our horses only eat organic food.  Basically the only trees not blooming are Zills trees we purchased and planted the week before Christmas 2018. None of our Mangos get any supplemental water.  We did not water when planted.  They were planted according to the Biodynamic Lunar calendar.  They do get biochar, quality biodynamic compost, fresh leaf and branch tip wood chip mulch and  biodynamic sprays and other biological homemade foliar sprays.  All fertility, disease control is made onsite. Last year we got healthy Mangos off several trees. We do not have fungal or bacterial issues at all.   This is a partial list of what is blooming.

Angie, Bangnapoli,  Butter Cream, Carrie,Coconut Cream, Cotton Candy, Dot, Diamond, Edgar, Florigon, Fruit Punch, Guava, Honey Kiss, Juicy Peach, Juliette, , Lancetilla, Lemon Zest, Lemon Meringue, Maha Chanok, Mallika, Nam Doc Mai, Peach Cobbler, Pickering, Pina Collada, Pineapple Pleasure, Son Pari, Super Julie, Sugar Loaf, Sweet Tart, Valencia Pride, Venus



Carrie



Sweet Tart





Coconut Cream

Ice Cream

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2019, 08:14:17 AM »
Guava mango in bloom




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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #58 on: January 09, 2019, 02:10:26 PM »
Phoenix




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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #59 on: January 09, 2019, 05:16:06 PM »
Manzanillo blooming for the second time. The fruits from the first blooming flowers are rapidly gaining size.






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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2019, 08:28:18 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..

My mango has been in the ground for two years and just started putting flowers out for the first time! Iíll be getting weather in the upper 40s tonight. Should I do anything to protect them? Also, when should I spray with copper / silver? Should I just spray on the flower stem?
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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #61 on: January 09, 2019, 09:42:09 PM »
you will be ok in Merritt island. I've already started spraying my trees that I want to let hold fruit.  if your trees are small (2 yrs from a 3gl or even 7gl)  you would be better off letting them mature and establish a bit longer. chances are they will not hold fruit to maturity and will waist all that energy on squirrel food.  there are plenty of fruit stands on the island to quench your mango appetite. the Enseys farm is a great place to get some.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #62 on: January 09, 2019, 10:31:47 PM »

How do you rate your Phoenix and guava trees and fruit? my Phoenix is flowering like crazy but not established enough to hold a worthwhile amount of fruit. have yet to try eather.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2019, 10:36:58 AM »

How do you rate your Phoenix and guava trees and fruit? my Phoenix is flowering like crazy but not established enough to hold a worthwhile amount of fruit. have yet to try eather.

Phoenix

I have tasted both. Guava easily wins the competition for me.


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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2019, 01:53:24 PM »
Guava is a larger mango with a great flavor

Phoenix reminds me of sweet tart with a more blended flavor

Both made my top ten last season

First mangos can be fully flavored as both types were first fruits

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #65 on: January 11, 2019, 09:06:04 AM »
Thanks guys, Im probably going to topwork guava onto a graham tree this spring. So many outstanding mangos its hard not to want them all. Its time to start consolidating my trees and cutting out the less favorable varieties.   

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #66 on: January 12, 2019, 10:03:16 AM »
I culled four trees and rehomed them this year

I replaced a Providence, Fruit Punch, Pickering and Maha Chanok with a pina colada, orange sherbet, m-4,and E-4 this year and have  a coconut cream waiting for spring to plant

Better taste gets the spot

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2019, 12:04:35 PM »
Yeah, I bought a few trees based on their reputation that are coming out or getting topworked. Maha, Pickering and fruit punch are on the chopping block. Fruit punch is pretty unique but it wasn't what I had hoped it was. Im a big fan of cocoanut cream, Have M4 planted out ( on reputation ) and E4 is now solidly in my top 10 and will be worked onto something. I have gotten pretty good at a basic cleft graph which has opened up a whole new world lol.


I culled four trees and rehomed them this year

I replaced a Providence, Fruit Punch, Pickering and Maha Chanok with a pina colada, orange sherbet, m-4,and E-4 this year and have  a coconut cream waiting for spring to plant

Better taste gets the spot

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #68 on: January 12, 2019, 02:10:27 PM »
Once you taste some of them you gotta make room

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #69 on: January 12, 2019, 06:20:16 PM »
Finally!

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #70 on: January 13, 2019, 07:10:02 PM »
Only our pickering is starting to show some blooms and very few at that. Fairchild zero. Honey Kiss zero (but hopeful since later season), PPK zero, Cocunt cream zero.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2019, 07:20:24 PM »
Only our pickering is starting to show some blooms and very few at that. Fairchild zero. Honey Kiss zero (but hopeful since later season), PPK zero, Cocunt cream zero.

Fairchild will never let you down. Just saying. And Carrie has never let me down. Always got mangoes from my C tree. Truth...one year but only one my Fairchild gave up nothing.

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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #72 on: January 13, 2019, 07:39:22 PM »
Only our pickering is starting to show some blooms and very few at that. Fairchild zero. Honey Kiss zero (but hopeful since later season), PPK zero, Cocunt cream zero.

Patience.

I am not the right person to be saying this considering a checked out my trees sometime twice a day looking for a sign.  Interesting thins is the Mallika and Keith that I hardly looked at now have most flowers on them.  The other trees clearly are showing sign with swollen buds, a rouge young graft that flowered etc.  It has been a strange year but it appears that things are beginning to flower so hang in there, you could be posting an update singing a different tune this time next week.


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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #73 on: January 15, 2019, 10:25:20 AM »
Only our pickering is starting to show some blooms and very few at that. Fairchild zero. Honey Kiss zero (but hopeful since later season), PPK zero, Cocunt cream zero.

Patience.

I am not the right person to be saying this considering a checked out my trees sometime twice a day looking for a sign.  Interesting thins is the Mallika and Keith that I hardly looked at now have most flowers on them.  The other trees clearly are showing sign with swollen buds, a rouge young graft that flowered etc.  It has been a strange year but it appears that things are beginning to flower so hang in there, you could be posting an update singing a different tune this time next week.

Yes still very early!!


Hereís some of the recently planted trees that are already flowering despite only being planted about a week before Thanksgiving-
(A lot of others have had swollen buds & just havenít emerged especially for lack of rain/water.)

  (Florigon grafted w/ Rapoza)

  (Venus grafted w/ Glenn)

  (Phoenix)

  (Carrie)

   (Hatcher)
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Re: 2019 Mango season (Florida) flower stimuli
« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2019, 06:08:01 AM »
I know there's some discussion about chopping off new lychee growth to encourage flowering, but does the same hold true for mango? If our mango tree is flushing new growth now, is there any benefit to chopping that off?

 

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