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I just got one at Fruitscapes. Itís fairly large, was in a 15 gallon I think I paid like $135??  I can post a pic if it would help.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How do I save flooded plants
« on: August 27, 2019, 01:43:19 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Attaboya atemoya
« on: August 26, 2019, 05:46:49 AM »
That is promising!

35 or so rollinia's ripening here.

Some guanabana here and there.

First flowers on Geffner. Still no fruit.

Also, waiting on San Pablo custard apple that has been flowering well, but no fruit. Mother-in-law is growing this in the rich soil of Hialeah, hopeful.

Iíd be happy to trade you a geffner for a rollinia 😎. My rollinia tree is growing like crazy, but not a single bloom.

Keep us posted on how it tastes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Nitrogen Fixers
« on: August 23, 2019, 05:32:18 AM »
I find invasive species a bit nonsensical. Pioneer species generally start the succession towards a forest on damaged or bare land. Eventually they make way for longer living taller growing climax species. Biodiversity is improved with all the different species that have made there way around the world in recent times and they are greatly trying to fix all the damage humans are doing.

So many nitrogen fixers are serious invasives

Come drive around south Florida where Brazilian pepper and paper bark trees are crowding out almost EVERYTHING! 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bananas are coming in
« on: August 14, 2019, 09:08:28 AM »
By the way, parts of the banana flower are edible, look it up.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bananas are coming in
« on: August 14, 2019, 09:07:23 AM »
Yes, cut off the flower. Itís now wasted energy the plant has to use.

For harvesting, I wait until one banana starts to turn yellow before I harvest. It seems to be pretty foolproof. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Bark Came Out
« on: August 11, 2019, 11:34:46 AM »
Fipronil is the best chemical for termites, but I wouldnít use it if thereís fruit on the tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Extreme chlorosis
« on: July 25, 2019, 09:22:32 AM »
Adding nails to soil isn't natural either!

Har, could you please expand on that? 

It was secretly written by Future 😄

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mysore "raspberry"
« on: July 23, 2019, 12:07:46 PM »
I got rid of my mysores. They are just not worth dealing with them. Consider replacing then with thornless blackberries maybe?

Whoever would have guessed that Future would have mango seeds on hand? 😉

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tebow(Young) mango
« on: July 17, 2019, 09:16:15 AM »
I have a young/ tebow and use them as my freezer mango

The size and quality of the fruit after thawing is a big plus

Can use the glass method to process the fruit for freezing also

We use them for ice cream and cooking

Have mango that tastes better but they never make the freezer

What is the glass method?

+1 on the Pickering.  Excellent fruit in a very productive, compact tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sierra Leone Mango Project On YouTube
« on: July 06, 2019, 12:18:00 PM »
Great job. Thank you for doing that. Please post a link to the go fund me page.

Thank you. As I said I have a hog plum. I might have to get a June plum now. Which do you like better?

Your hog plum description is spot on.

I have one of each and they are quite different.
I can take pictures of each to share but you can check online as well.
Pine island nursery has both described.

look at june plum here

look at Hog plum under mombin here

I guess I shoulda addressed the above question to you.

Has anyone tased Both?  How do they compare?

I havenít had a June plum, but had my first hog plum the other day. Large seed, not a ton of fruit, but I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was very good.

Really tough to say. Did you have to take a mortgage out on one that size? 

Which would they be and why?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Lilí Gem mango?
« on: June 26, 2019, 09:41:15 PM »
Thanks for all the input. Fruitscapes has already agreed to take it back and let me exchange it for an OS

Its not for the tree.Who would shot his own kid?
The lady style hat makes the picture epic.

"lady style hat"   :P :P :P

i laugh so hard when u say that, hahaha!   i thought it was unisex or for men, but now i see they have a woman wearing it in the ad!  :o :P

I doubt youíll get much grief for wearing womenís clothing as long as youíre carrying that AR 😉

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What to Plant in Florida
« on: June 26, 2019, 09:44:57 AM »
I would add to Khan's post above.  For avocado, I would highly recommend the Super Hass. 

For mulberry, I would highly recommend Tice.

why would you recommend Tice over the others?

Taste a Tice Mulberry and you wonít have to ask that 😉

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Annona 2nd crop article
« on: June 25, 2019, 11:23:46 PM »
Maybe not an article, but a paragraph in the Collier Rare Fruit growers newsletter. 

  - Atemoyas or sugar apples will be ready to harvest b
y August,
September, and October.  There is a trick to have a 2
nd crop in the new year
(out of season).
Pinch off new growth, plus five leaves back on the stem
.  New sprouts will
emerge with flowers.  (Yea Yea!)
To pollinate the flowers, you can use a fine sable brush
 to move pollen from
flower to flower.  Or you can place a small amount of
banana peel or fruit peelings at the
base of the Annona to attract a small hard shell beetle
.  The beetle will at night pollinate
the Annona flowers.

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