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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peaches and Plums in hot climates
« on: July 01, 2022, 02:15:13 PM »
Scarlet Beauty plum produces well for me in Broward County. Fruits reliably every year regardless of the weather. Peaches not so much. 1-2 peaches per year if you're lucky. The home-grown Florida peaches are delicious but not productive enough. Id go for a plum tree.
do you trim back your peach every year? They produce fruit on new growth like citrus.
If they are done fruiting this year cut it way back and feed heavy. Next year you'll have
a great crop?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peaches and Plums in hot climates
« on: July 01, 2022, 02:11:34 PM »
I've been eating peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots since I was a kid and my uncle in the San Fernando Valley of L A (perfect growing conditions) had fruit trees in his backyard.  So I know the best, sweetest stone fruit is tree-ripened.  In general, commercial growers have to pick their fruit hard for storage, shipping, and eventual display.  Under optimal growing conditions and with the right varieties some of this fruit will have developed enough sugar to still taste good, but obviously not all.  Does this make sense?
It makes perfect sense. Allot of the Florida peaches have melting flesh like the Florida glo
You will never see one in a supermarket it has such a short shelf life. My wife's family lives
in Georgia and one year I bought some peaches along the road and they were OK. The next
year I bought some peaches from the same place. I was already in Florida when I ate one and
they were incredible. What a difference between years! I regretted only buying a dozen. I would have
bought a box for sure

Is it big enough to hold fruit?
If there is only one flower on the tree then there has to be a brief period
when the flower is both sexes?
In my yard small beetles are doing the pollinating. I have never seen a bee
pollinate annonas. If the tree holds the fruit it will be interesting to see if the fruit
is misshapen or partially developed?

Please sell me some seeds

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peaches and Plums in hot climates
« on: July 01, 2022, 11:01:41 AM »
Try one of the low chill peaches and see what happens. A chill hour is one hour below 45F
but in Florida the next day it might be 80F and we never get the required consistent chill hours for the
peaches and most years they set fruit. Most of the peaches are on the small size but the taste is the best.
The white fleshed peaches are my favorite like Florida Glo

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: July 01, 2022, 08:52:40 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
« on: June 30, 2022, 09:42:14 AM »
The PH is not terrible. I give my Luc's garcinia a handful of sulphur pellets
every month. Are the trees in full sun? Are they in the ground or in  pots?

Just wait till next year!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
« on: June 29, 2022, 04:35:38 PM »
What's your PH of your soil and water?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GuavaKing on ebay - Scam?
« on: June 28, 2022, 03:22:00 PM »
I saw that guavaking had chaunsa mango and was ready to buy a tree.
then I read a very long thread on this forum and every one who had bought
his rare Indian mangos turned out to be common varieties from Zills.

I airlayered a local guava tree and gave it to my neighbor and it fruited the
following year. I can't imagine an airlayered tree taking 3 years to fruit?

Look at the old forum thread, the seller sold rare Indian mangos that are not
in the USA and after a couple years when they fruited they were not what
they were suppose to be. That is a scam! Top Tropicals has done the same thing
over and over to people and they are still in business. I assume if you call and place
an order if these scammers have it in stock they send it if they don't they substitute.

Look at the old thread, too many people got burned by this guy. He is a scammer

I hope none of you got scammed this time.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this white sapote ripe in June?
« on: June 25, 2022, 03:05:10 PM »
is it getting soft?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this white sapote ripe in June?
« on: June 25, 2022, 02:29:07 PM »
Looks like your going to have plenty to experiment with
Last year I had a bunch on a few trees and they started to soften.
Some even dropped on the ground if I didn't get to them.
After they started to soften I picked them and they got
very soft in 1-3 days on the counter

Hey Janet

I did notice you said Amanda obtained the cutting from Thailand but
they are calling it Australian on the auction? In the video she says it
came from middle east. How did Australian get in the description?

I am still interested in obtaining that Mulberry when you get it

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GuavaKing on ebay - Scam?
« on: June 25, 2022, 12:31:16 PM »
Most reviews on ebay would be buyers who received a decent looking tree
in a timely manner. When the tree grows up and fruits 2-4 years later and
you see the fruit then it's too late to write a poor review. I think reputation
is everything but some people don't have any integrity and making a sale is
more important. I read some of the complaints about Guava King and some of
the poeple who said it I respect. I wouldn't buy anything from that seller
based on what's been said especially something rare.
Is it airlayered or is it a seedling how can you tell?

I once received mulberry cuttings from Thailand that I rooted.
turns out its exactly the same as the Thai dwarf being offered already.
I have a friend that has the Thai dwarf, World's Best and the Chiang Mai 60
and swears they are all the same? I currently have all three of those types as well
but the world's best and Chiang Mai 60 are still small and I can't compare.

when the fruit turns yellow it is ripe. mine turned yellow and I was waiting for them
to soften. The fruit has a shell that never softens. when they turn yellow crack them open

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit tree scions
« on: June 23, 2022, 08:58:41 PM »

I checked closer and both of mine are loaded with fruit now.
The green fruit look like the leaves but when I looked close
I started seeing the fruit everywhere. I grew mine from seed
and one fruited last year. It was 2 years old. This year the
other one which is now 3 is setting fruit also

The compost attracts beneficial nematodes which eat the nematodes that eat the roots
of the fig. I fertilize with as much organics as possible along with keeping
mulch around the trees. I have a LSU purple that has been in the ground for 7-8
years and going strong. I also have a celeste that is surviving. I have lost other fig trees
over the years usually during the Winter. Another good thing about LSU purple is it
has produced figs pretty much year round. The figs that ripen June through September
are very washed out and often split. The rainy season ruins them.
if I moved to a new property and started over I probably wouldn't plant a fig in Florida.
If I did it would definitely be a LSU Purple

My two trees have been flowering heavy the past month as well. I don't see
fruit set yet but I need to look closer. When the fruit sets its green and takes
a good while to turn yellow. Kind of hard to notice when green. Last year my fruit ripened
in the Fall

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: June 22, 2022, 12:39:37 PM »
Add peanut butter seeds $1ea

my 2 small seedling kwai muk froze off 2 years ago and only one came
back from the roots. last year it froze off again and is coming back again.
My point is it is cold sensitive also

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB: large Luc's Garcinia
« on: June 21, 2022, 08:51:55 PM »

did you see this? not sure whats left

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is a black sapote tree worth having?
« on: June 21, 2022, 08:00:27 AM »
I have two different seedling trees.
One fruited on its own at 3 years old. The other tree hadn't flowered yet.
The second tree started flowering and hasn't set fruit for several years
meanwhile the first tree produces fine. Both trees were hit hard this past
Winter freeze. All the branches died on both trees. Both have put out tons of new
growth and will be fine. Neither will flower this year though.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango season 2022 Adventure
« on: June 20, 2022, 09:36:22 PM »
Is Maha still #1?

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