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latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« on: March 19, 2012, 11:25:05 PM »
so forgive me for posting evey couple of weeks but im obsessed.

some new growth on mauritius lychee- doesnt look great- looks like its going to come out shrivelled. maybe thirsty or may be residual injury from some phyto phos spray i sprayed about 6 weeks ago? any thoughts anyone?



some pics of my Maha Chanok mango- Harry- about what percentage of its full size has it reached?





three small mahas developing- hopefully at least one will make it



new growth that sprouted out about 2-3 weeks ago after I cut off some spent pannicles. incredibly, it already lookslike its about to push out its own new growth?



new growth after i cut off a spent pannicle 2-3 weeks ago



pics of developing sweetheart lychees- there are about 50-60 in total









tangerines



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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 01:37:59 AM »
Neat pictures, and cool lighting.

I wonder why Brooklyn is ahead of south Florida as far as ripening this year.   :o

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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 07:18:30 AM »
Awesome!  I'm surprised you haven't moved some of your plants outside lately.

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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 08:25:16 AM »
i dont plan on moving my fruiting plants outsde- im scared the move might knock the fruit off and im scared the squirrels will eat the fruit. hope to let it ripen in the garage greenhouse

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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 08:42:48 AM »
NICE pics :)  The trees look very healthy!!! you definitely know what ya doing!!!!

hey Lycheeluva-Why don't you move to a hotter climate? 
Time is like a river.
You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.
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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 09:12:01 AM »
AWESOME! I know the pain of growing tropicals far up north. Really great job!

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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 10:01:48 AM »
Hey lycheeluva,
WOW! That 'Maha Chanok' fruit looks awesome! i hope that you get them to hold on till maturity...best of luck! I'm really glad you posted this. I have been wondering how a mango would ripen up here in NY state. Obviously our sun isn't as intense and hot as it is in FL...this has to be an issue for proper ripening and sugar content of the fruits.

Have you had a potted mango ripen outdoors before? If so, how did the mango taste?

Last year I met a woman that lives close to me who has an extensive fig collection. We met and swapped a few trees. I gave her a sugar apple seedling and a piece of my 'basjoo' banana. I ended up with 9 diffrent fig varieties. What do you think of the 'Petite Negra'? i've thought about buying this but wanted to get opinions on the production and flavor of the figs.

Jay,
What about you? You must have had many fruits that have ripened outdoors. How was the flavor of the fruits? I'm just wondering if and when my trees produce, if I will end up with sour fruits or not.

I do keep them all in full sun as much as possible. BTW..no further damage to my 'Maha Chanok'. i only lost a few new leaves and that was it. How's your 'Maha' and all the others that you bought from Thailand?

Andrew

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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 10:10:03 AM »
Mangomadman- not sure if your q was tongue in cheek but in case it wasnt, the reason  im ahead of florida is because my trees are indoors and have not been exposed to temps below 55.

Andrew- never had a mango ripen outdoor before. petit negra fig is very good tasting and pretty productive. i def recommend.

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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 01:00:02 PM »
Very nice LL...love the mangoes and the lychee fruits, really starting to size up!

FWIW, I don't think its the Phyto-fos that's causing your lychee leaves to shrivel up. I use it on a regular basis on my Lychee trees especially when there's new growths which is when its recommended to spray and have never had issues of leaf injury. Might be from lack of water...just a guess? I know they love water especially when there's new growths.

Here's mine that I just sprayed about 2 weeks ago...


Thanks for the pictures...Nice job!!

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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 03:25:31 PM »
You're doing a really good job with your plants, Gerry.  I am pleased and somewhat surpirsed to see the Maha Chanok fruit sizing up so well.  On a smaller tree, especially pot grown, it would not be unexpected to see a smaller fruit produced.  The taste would be the same, but your fruit looks to be getting to full size.  So, you are doing something.....or probably many things right. Keep up the good work!  Your Sweetheart lychees are doing equally as well.....certainly a whole lot better than mine.  Keep up the good work!

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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 04:09:39 PM »
Impressive growing there! What light setup were you using again? I am surprised to see a decent indoor container yield of lychees.
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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 04:13:50 PM »
Nice fruit-set!!! It must be the flies you ordered!  ;D  You must have the most Sweetheart lychees ever on one tree.
They're like the Varmint-Cong...

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Re: latest mango/lychee/tangerine pics
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 04:36:39 PM »
thanks for kind words everyone- love reading the props!!!!
actually, I lovingly  hand pollinated every single female lychee flower with a pair of micro tweezers, so im taking credit for decent lychee stash!

 

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