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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: It's so hot 🔥
« on: May 21, 2024, 11:39:34 AM »
Yeah Im happy I ran drip lines in the winter.

Its crazy hot here and Im watering potted plants at least once a day.

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I have a multi grafted starfruit with Bell, Kari, and Fwang Tung.

I had Sri Kembangan on it there for short bit. It tried to take over.

The others seem to grow similarly.

Just graft, starfruit is super easy to take.

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If you want more than one or two sapodillas a year dont plant a butterscotch sapodilla.

Alano or Salis wood will bear often.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Year-round Mamey Sapote
« on: April 24, 2024, 12:15:08 PM »
Seems like everyone is sold on the Jamaican mamey.

Where did every one get the info about that variety?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: new mango growing technique from india
« on: April 21, 2024, 06:35:44 AM »
You guys arent growing the new Zills watermelon mango yet?

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Those facebook groups are the worst.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zill 40-26 Fruit
« on: April 17, 2024, 06:08:50 PM »
The one I pulled out had horrible root growth.

Not sure if that was why mine seemed so stunted.

Oh well it will live life in a pot now.

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Yeah I wouldnt worry about that wound at all.

Ive made worse damage with failed grafts.

Mangoes are hard to kill, especially orange sherbet.

Ive hacked away at mine relentlessly and my cats use it as a climbing/scratching post.

Still growing like crazy and fruiting.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zill 40-26 Fruit
« on: April 17, 2024, 11:04:45 AM »
I pulled mine out and stuck it in a pot.

Im trying to eliminate all the “not sure” producers in my yard.

Alex is in one of the best places for mangoes, this far west it’s completely different.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zill 40-26 Fruit
« on: April 17, 2024, 07:39:51 AM »
I have one but its small so no flowers only growth this year.
A quick search will show many posts.  This 2017 post by Squam256 is not the oldest but is a great clue to where you could get the answer to your question.  I suggest you ask him, he is active on the forum and has been fruiting this variety for several years (since 2017).
Julie seedling, produced poorly at Gary Zill's property. I have one that set very well for me this year; stripped most of the fruit offnit but left a couple. Sap Aroma is Gary-esque. Appears to be mid season.

Im guessing this means Im not going to keep this one since Gary is a few blocks from me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maria Black avovado
« on: April 09, 2024, 08:36:43 AM »
I take that back. I see a couple of fruits so.

GAME ON!

 8)

Tree said nope not this year.

My Day and Wurtz are picking up the slack though thats for sure.

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Looks like it was rubbing on something.

Fruit drop is normal though.

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Rosa is a must have for this.

Mine has been flowering/fruiting since November.

Almost ready to pick my first mango.

Not top tier but this one will flower every year no doubt.

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M4 gets my vote due to the taste, disease resistance, and productivity. Honestly thought It wouldn't pass my crazy requirements in my yard but its a keeper.

Sugarloaf is a hot mess for me. I still havent had a mango that ripened correctly for me even from Walter. I ripped a full tree out from my yard this year cause I want something that actually produces mangoes.

Still need more time to evaluate 40-26 but it grows like it belongs in a retirement home.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zill Mango advice for wet tropics Qld
« on: March 31, 2024, 07:24:11 AM »
Out of all of those Little Gem would be the best choice.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Home Freeze Dryer 2024
« on: March 30, 2024, 07:37:53 PM »
Would love to know also whats working for members here.

Ive heard so many horror stories on the other forums Im on about dryers.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Top-Working Coconut Cream.
« on: March 30, 2024, 03:15:24 PM »
Yeah its going to be 2030  before my 40-26 gets to a small tree size.

M4 grows the fastest in my yard but seems to respond well to being heavily pruned and still be able to flower and hold fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Top-Working Coconut Cream.
« on: March 29, 2024, 09:15:06 PM »
Yes. Ive been adding M4 to a friends tree and it took no problem.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: March 29, 2024, 07:44:30 PM »
Sugarloaf needs some kind of production warning label.

I dont think that variety is for backyard growers at all.

At least not me thats for sure.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: March 29, 2024, 05:15:38 PM »
Yeah no doubt going to be spraying next season for sure.

Thanks for the heads up on Cecilove.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: March 29, 2024, 02:38:08 PM »
Mine was about 3" thick trunk and only had about 4 set fruit.

Wasnt meant for my yard at all.

I fell for hyped fruit trees too often the last few years.

Lesson learned.

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I usually start mine in a plastic zip lock bag with a paper towel then move into a peat, perlite, pine fine mix.
Do you move it after it is sprouted? or just after it shows roots?

Yup when I see it sprout I get it into a pot.

Ive had great success with this method.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Banana variety tastes
« on: March 27, 2024, 09:38:03 PM »
SH 3640 was my favorite to grow.

Super productive.

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I usually start mine in a plastic zip lock bag with a paper towel then move into a peat, perlite, pine fine mix.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maria vs Maria Black Avocado
« on: March 27, 2024, 08:07:43 AM »
The maria black I have is a slow grower.

What color is the new growth?

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