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Please post link / video/ explanation...
I have a Dupois seedling with 4-5 shoots and a random poly seedling with 5-6 shoots in 1 gal that i want to separate this weekend but i do not want to kill the shoots.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar apple tree in raised bed?
« on: September 10, 2019, 02:26:50 PM »
Why don't you grow Cherimoyas instead?
Don't they grow fine over there in California.? I've tasted both and Cherimoya IMO is superior.
Search the Cherimoya threads and learn!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting...successful or not
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:40:09 AM »
Graft looks good. How long ago did you graft?
Also, remove the shoots!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Should I top off my Cherimoya tree?
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:37:35 AM »
Boy you guys are lucky to live in California. If i tried to plant a fruit tree close to the wall like that in Arizona ( other than maybe a pomegranate) ..... it would burn to a crisp lol.

Yeah, Top it man!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to increase yield on Lemon Zest Mango?
« on: September 09, 2019, 11:23:24 AM »
Thank you Simon for this very informative post. I live in phoenix in a farming community. I have seven seedlings in the ground doing well. Five are on Flood irrigation.
Lemon Zest will definitely be one of the varieties i plan to graft on one or two of the trees when they get to size probably in 3 years. I'm patient. In the desert we get none of those fungus issues.
Congrats to Gary his tree looks phenomenal!!

Thanks again for the valuable info.

JakeFruit , just curious why are you growing seedling trees in Florida?

To me a Top 3 mango.  Plant that tree now Zands.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango name?
« on: August 26, 2019, 01:37:55 PM »
Hope its not Sandersha...those mangoes are horrible!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango name?
« on: August 26, 2019, 01:37:05 PM »
Looks like one of those big Thai / SE Asian mangoes.


I'm sure Alex knows.

Zands and Ed this is just a delicious mango. I got my 4-5 mangoes from Walter this summer and they were all delicious. I think it's a special mango that people should at least try.
Turns yellow when fully ripe.
Get your hands on some next year. I sure will!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Attaboya atemoya
« on: August 20, 2019, 11:22:02 AM »
Yes Gary is quite generous. In fact i have a couple of his Madam Frances seedlings ( sprouted successfully) growing right now in-ground in my yard and my neighbors here in Arizona.
Thanks for your generosity Gary. I'm very fond of the flavor of Madam Frances. I got to say you gave me some huge fruits that i really enjoyed. I also got to see Juicy Lucy tree. Quite  a good bearer.

SHV ,looks like typical droopy growth. Stop wasting time buying Florida rootstock trees especially if you are going to plant in-ground. My bet is that plant will just about stay that height in 2 years or wither away and die.....just being real with you!!!
Grow rootstock from a good mango seed or purchase a manila mango and graft onto it later.
Do your research on these boards you will find that not many people have success with Turpentine rootstock from FL.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Mangos Are Left (Florida)?
« on: August 16, 2019, 11:47:08 AM »
Brev Grower how old is your Graham tree ?
How is the yearly production?

JulianoGS , Check out Truly Tropical video on the Guava mango it features Walter Zill who gives you the story on this mango.


Great for you Abe. Keep it up man. As another poster said and i was noticing you seem to have a lot of open spaces to plant some more trees other than guava. Do you like mango or avocados?
You have a great climate man.

Plant a Dwarf Hawaiian ( early mango) , a Guava mango , Maha Chanok  ( mid season)   and a maybe later mangoes like a Beverly , Keitt, Honey Kiss or Neelam

As for avocados i know you guys in Florida have a lot to choose from.
When you have a chance next mango season go to Zill High performance plants ( Gary Zill), Go to Walter Zill's place , Tropical Acres Farms ( Alex's place) , Truly Tropical ( Chris' place) and buy and sample fruits / ask questions on varieties / production/ season and growth habits of certain trees ..accumulate info and make your decision..but taste lots of fruits before you plant whatever you like.

You are so have the right climate to grow many , many tropical fruits. Btw congratulations on your new home and your lovely Guava tree.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: C12 Carla
« on: August 08, 2019, 01:41:01 PM »
Ditto for P-22. Delicious.
Got the seedling growing now in ground is it Mono or Poly?  Parentage / any info on this mango ? I bought my fruit from ZHPP end of june
My seed only shot up 1 shoot


PKM is an excellent fruit . I love it myself. I would keep.
Keo savoy is .....meh

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What happened to my jackfruit tree?
« on: August 06, 2019, 11:23:14 AM »
Malia, do not replace the soil with any other soil . Jack fruit grow  well in Florida in your native soil in most areas.
Dig at least 3 ft down by 3-4 ft wide square hole.
Plant the jackfruit.
Back fill only with the soil you dug out.
After planting mulch on top with woodchips and or grass clippings / leaves. Keep this material 8 inches or so from the  trunk of your plant.
If you want you can also put a layer of compost 8 -inches or so away from the trunk directly around the tree
Water well with a hose
Fertilize in spring and maybe late summer

Rick i would listen to Oolie, remove all the fruit. If you want any vegetative growth next year....i would.
I think your tree is too small to hold all that fruit. I'm interested to see a pic of that tree next year at this time. If it grows great for you, if it doesn't lesson learned.
Let the tree fill out more before you let it hold fruit.


First of all congrats to your sister on her new home SoFlo. That tree looks very healthy and productive. I'm no avocado expert ...but i think i know what it could be


Nice Pruning did good.
Now teach yourself how to graft and also plant another tree so you are not so invested in this one tree!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GOAT Mango (3 Choices)
« on: August 01, 2019, 01:16:19 PM »
Florida Boy where did you get the mangoes imported from Jamaica?
We won't kill you for your each his own!!
I'm sure your favs  are delicious mangoes

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GOAT Mango (3 Choices)
« on: August 01, 2019, 12:44:02 PM »
Sucari , p-22, Super Julie, OS, Dupois, Guava, East Indian ( great flavor)

Ed has a good system . For those who do not want to use the ties. After i wrap the scion with the Rubber band , i wrap the rubber band with Buddy Tape ( thicker material than parafilm)which protects the rubber band from drying out/ becoming frayed and loose and this protects it enough while the graft takes or not.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Atemoya breeding project
« on: July 30, 2019, 12:29:41 PM »
Ulfr thanks for this . I grew up eating lots of custard apples ( sour sop) in Jamaica. I also had lots of red annona reticula growing up . Are they doing research on those also?

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