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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: first sugarlata fruit of the 2022 season
« on: August 07, 2022, 07:47:37 AM »
I might add this one to my list of things to try grafting again.
Do you taste a lot of reticulata in it?


These are some 3lb Nancy mangos.
There is a regular size Valencia pride for comparison.
I'm pretty sure I got the budwood from squam, I saw he was saying one of his might have been Providence.
Either way this is disease free, late mango and the sap has a West Indian/Bombay smell.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Calcium carbonate use for tropicals
« on: August 02, 2022, 08:09:09 AM »
As mentioned above, I would be careful about not overdoing it.
Parts of South Florida soil are made up primarily of calcium carbonate and we have a hard time growing some of the rarer tropical trees.
From my exp Abiu, Starapple, many Eugenias, Plinias and Myrciaria don't like it here without constant sulfur applications

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: La Habra Sun and La Habra Blanc
« on: August 01, 2022, 11:53:14 AM »
I went out one time this year to hand pollinate.
This fruit was already on the tree though.
Pollinating during mango season is not fun. lol

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: La Habra Sun and La Habra Blanc
« on: July 31, 2022, 08:56:30 AM »

This is my second one from the tree this year.
Taste like a sweeter na dai sugar apple with a little subacid kick.
I think it's a atemoya back crossed with a sugar apple. Not much seeds and lots of natural pollination.

This one is a keeper and does well in soflo

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona with strong scented leaves
« on: July 24, 2022, 08:18:13 AM »
Montana has a really pungent leaf smell. Soursop leaves are pleasant in comparison

IMO, if the seller is comfortable shipping it and doesn't have some type of no refund policy or guidelines published. I think a refund would be fair.
Tiny seedlings are finicky and salzmania is even more
This is sort of why I don't like shipping plants, it's a lot of stress on the plants and there is a lot out of my control.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Watermelon Splash Mango
« on: July 14, 2022, 07:35:40 PM »
Is it red inside?
I guess it must be super juicey and straight sweet

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: only one
« on: July 14, 2022, 01:55:36 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiu sunburn
« on: July 13, 2022, 08:41:56 AM »
If anyone is in the area and wants to try an Abiu you are more than welcome.
I more than I can eat and I feel bad throwing away the seeds

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiu sunburn
« on: July 12, 2022, 07:20:07 PM »
Finally getting some nicer pictures in summer. Used to be all mango.
I got these from fruit in the canopy.
They seems to get a nice golden yellow on the tree. I'm hoping it sweetings up

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Abiu sunburn
« on: July 12, 2022, 07:14:47 PM »
In my experience, no, it is not common. I occasionally get some fruits like that, but not to the same extent and it does not effect fruit quality.

Thanks I shouldn't have trimmed the top of last year I guess

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Creating a canopies for my trees
« on: July 11, 2022, 09:04:59 AM »
Those are small.
Leave them alone.

I agree,
Give them a little time to establish then prune them in winter when branches are defoliated

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Honey kiss or Keitt?
« on: July 11, 2022, 09:03:18 AM »
If you want fruit in September Keitt, Neelam and maybe Beverly are the only ways to go. (I haven't heard reports back on Delores yet)

I have Cotton Candy, M4, Honey Kiss and Venus as well and these are more July-August mangos.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best mangos of this season
« on: July 10, 2022, 09:30:48 AM »
Thai ever bearing was excellent this year.
Zinc, orange sherbet, cotton candy
The season still has more to go

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Abiu sunburn
« on: July 10, 2022, 09:26:54 AM »
It looks like my abiu is getting sunburn on the top of the exposed fruits. It's this normal?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mysore vs Raja Puri vs Pisang Raja
« on: July 02, 2022, 02:28:13 PM »
I grew Raja Puri and Mysore.
In general, I can't pick out many flavor differences in bananas in general. I just know sweet, vs subacid vs cooking.
I'm a fan of the sub acid types that these three have.
I liked mysore the best but the tree is not sturdy.
To me, raja puri was a little closer to a standard cavendish than the rest but has a nice subacid component at the not full ripe stage.
I'd go with Raja Puri mostly because the tree is sturdy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peaches and Plums in hot climates
« on: July 02, 2022, 02:21:17 PM »
I had a UFbest peach that i finally cut down this year.
I'm in Broward 10B hot, humid sea level.

Finally had more than a handful of fruits this year, without fruit fly larva. It was great but not worth the space.
I had around 15 golf ball sized fruit on a 15ft tree.
Standard open vase pruning technique.
It was a nice little treat at the end of March.

If your conditions are similar, I wouldn't bother with peaches, not enough chill hours in a typical year and fruit flies can infest the later season fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« on: July 02, 2022, 02:12:38 PM »
Thank u. Do they fall off the tree when fully ripe?

They don't fall off the tree.
They will rot and dry on the tree if not picked.

I only root prune from potted plants when necessary.
How were the roots, were they circling the pot?
Also, how big were the potted trees and pot they were in?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Caimito - when to harvest?
« on: July 02, 2022, 09:53:05 AM »
The more purple the better.
I wouldn't pick it if it's not more then 2/3rds purple


I personally haven't been but i few of the forums members have and have good enough things to say.
ZHPP grafts this normally and from what I understand he resells their stuff primarily.

If you go let us know how it turns out.
Not many tropical fruits tree nurserys in Broward anymore

Definitely would check for scale. Ants are farming all over our guanabana tree and fruits. Hosing em daily, made a game out of it.

Ants are all over mine to but they seem to help with fruit set so I don't mind much.
Haven't seen them farming anything yet though.

I use tanglefoot if i see scale, it works well but it takes a while for things to resolve.

Id check for scale or mealy bugs because the ants could be farming them. Ants generally don't seem to be an issue on my annonas. They mainly target my abiu.

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