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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: September 11, 2023, 11:06:35 PM »
Just confirming, after a few more Dreams this is certainly the best of the bunch.
Calastro is great and firm, it just lacks the balance I enjoy in most fruits.
I have a good bit coming in and will be enjoying them over the next month.

Now I'm just waiting to taste the premium AU atemoyas, Hoping to try Hilary White in a year or two

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rosigold v. Dwarf Hawaiian?
« on: September 06, 2023, 10:43:47 AM »
Dwarf Hawaiian. Easy choice. Plus longer season.

Agreed

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: September 05, 2023, 01:11:11 PM »
Can't really speak to the AP since its not the commonly grown here.
The bud wood was sold to me as arka sahan, but its doesn't seem to be that either, on another thread a few other growers chimed in and said it was probably AP.
Either way, the fruit isn't great, trying to top work it now


The other two are spot on.
Finally has a prime Dream and it certainly deserves all the hype it gets from the Florida annona growers.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: September 04, 2023, 03:28:06 PM »


 From left to right African pride, calastro, dream and a soflo persimmon for size reference

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Another possibility we see is they may never flower in that region.
In Florida we've been seeing some of our old varieties here not producing as much due to three warmer winters

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb mango scions
« on: August 26, 2023, 08:46:45 PM »
I can at least send you guava is you need it still.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wtb mango scions
« on: August 26, 2023, 06:05:32 PM »
Did you try Tropical acres?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: August 25, 2023, 02:12:48 PM »
Dream was best once.
Sweet and a little tart with firm texture.
The fruits tend split a few hours after winter rain so no good.
Difficult to get good fruits in my yard.

TS and prolific were best in my yard last year.
Had a sharp sweetness that I liked.

Gefner was sweet but bland sweetness.
My parents liked it.

Lisa tend to split 5 hours after winter rain.
AP2 was good the year before.
Ok last year.

I have HI PM.
Itís weakest on my multi grafted tree.
A fake.

I have a real PM that turns out to be fake.
Flowers and fruits look like AP

Both fake PM came from same seller.

Do you have a picture of HI PM fruit.

I was growing Hawaiian pinkmamoth but it was on pond apple stock and never did great. I grafted some on cherimoya and those were distributed around here a little hopefully someone can report in.
I'm more looking forward to the HW and PP

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: August 25, 2023, 02:09:23 PM »
I have African Pride, Calostro, and Hawaiian Pink Mammoth from you that I hope fruit next year but one I didnít see mentioned that is one of my favorites is Phet Pakchong. Great fruit that sets well on its own.

I had it a few times but I didn't think it compared favorable to the others. It tasted fine but maybe not as sweet as I wanted.
I never grew it for that reason but I hear it's a pretty easy going tree and fruits well.

All my fruits have been naturally pollinated simply because I don't have time in the summer to have pollinate. (Mango picking started in May)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Foreign mango familiarity
« on: August 24, 2023, 10:56:18 PM »
Guava is intensely sweet and guava-y.
It's not my cup if tea but I know some who but it up there.
Maya is a classic flavor mango, been on my want to try list.
I have aromanis, which is supposed to be the same as harumanis, it's Indochinese in flavor but not super flavorful

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Good Florida atemoyas
« on: August 24, 2023, 04:36:05 PM »
Ones I've grown and tasted
Gefner is still one of the tops for me. Fruits easily and taste great
African Pride is not great, too many seeds but fruits pretty easily
Super African Pride AKA Calastro is really good, super sweet, firm, and sets fruit without hand pollinations, The only problem is the lack of tart.
Dream fruits easily but I was only able to taste two runts last year but everyone one i know who grows this says its good.
Tropic Sun looks almost identical to a sugar apple but it tastes like a great atemoya, fruits Well, I find the season to be a little earlier than i want. A little better in flavor than Calastro due to the balance.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Good Florida atemoyas
« on: August 24, 2023, 04:28:00 PM »
Hey guys I've been really into atemoyas the last couple years and I've been trialing a few to see how they work in South East Florida.
Considering we had recent influx of new varieties if anyone has some experience growing them here please share you findings


Dream and tropic sun (la habra sun)

Of course i posted this in the wrong area
Please move to general discussions

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I would assume Duncan works well.

I found a lot of the anthracnose resistance varieties experience terrible post-harvest fungal issues. I'm 15 miles from the coast but all developed land on the way.
I had a lot fewer problems when my trees were smaller, I guess the airflow and sunlight really helped.

Depending on your disease pressure I would check in on the growers in Loxahatchee and Southwest Ranches FL.

I have pretty substantial disease issues here but nothing compared to those guys, (I never get around to spraying copper though)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mystery plant? Garcinia dulcis??
« on: August 23, 2023, 09:19:10 AM »
I would appreciate help with the ID of this plant.

It is a few years old, from back when I was more naive about the longevity of plant tags (sigh!).

I probably got the seed from the Hilo, HI arboretum -- a place that has both Garcinia dulcis and G. mangostana trees -- and it reminds me of Garcinia growth, but it might not even be a fruit tree.  Any help with the ID would be appreciated.

Chris





This does look like G. dulcis, though G. xanthochymus is very similar

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Araza Sold
Lowered price on Red Jaboticaba

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedless Mango
« on: August 22, 2023, 06:41:39 PM »
This happens to the first few Angies I get each year. Pretty cool

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how big is the tree and what variety?

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mango scions/budwood
« on: August 19, 2023, 04:33:47 PM »
Sorry to here about your experience.
I never had a problem with orders from them but I'm local so I can't really speak to What transit times do. Did you notify them?
What varieties are you looking for btw?

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I use 0-0-50 which i think is potassium sulfate on my mature mango trees
I can't find a 0-0-22 around me in 50 lbs bags.

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Calastro and madruno sold out

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia discussion thread
« on: August 10, 2023, 12:47:38 PM »
Most of the new world garcinias do well in South Florida
It seems like G. acuminata was a little cold sensitive though.

Since the old world ones are more likely to be dioecious I've kinda shied away.
I am growing dulcis though, those trees are 8 ft now, hoping for some flowers any day now

@op last I checked Achachairu doesn't have a species name but G. humilis is commonly thrown around.
People also just call it Bolivian mangosteen.
The first time I heard of achacha was from AUS marketing and that name seems to be used widely used as any other name

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How many people eat mango skin?
« on: August 10, 2023, 12:35:36 PM »
For fresh mango...I don't. But curried mango....yesss!!! I've been eating ripe sapodilla skins tho while enjoying the fruit though (Alano and Silas Woods).
Curried mango is good but I suspect the fibrous mangos are better to use in this situation.
I guess that is what gives it its texture.
When cooking green fiberless mangos (only did it two times) you seem to end up with a sauce.

Also just a word of wisdom
Taste the skin before cooking, SE Asian mango skin (I tried CAC and NDM) was pretty bitter and I ruined a whole batch of trini-style red pickles

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Just wanted to bump this thread to see if anyone had luck bringing in some new stuff to the states.
I was hoping for Pinksblush but I think that might still be under some type of protection.

PM me if you got any leads

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3g cherilata sold out

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