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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet Tart Mango
« on: May 07, 2024, 09:00:37 AM »
Hi again. 

So, I've now planted my Sweet Tart, on a mound per the recommendation of the UF mango care page that someone helpfully posted ( I also made sure to keep the root flare above the soil.  The tree was in the middle of growing a bunch of new leaves at the top, and those continue to mature.  However, most of the lowest leaves along the trunk (growing straight from the trunk versus having formed into branches) have turned yellow, starting from the very bottom, and working its way up.  I'm removing them as that occurs (or they just fall off of course).  As a reminder, this was a 15 gal, so it's not a tiny tree.  Happy to post a photo if helpful.

This has me a bit freaked out since I cannot find a clear answer as to whether this means too much or too little water (or something else...?).  I've been giving it a good watering every other day (not raining here at all), and did not amend the soil, both per that same UF page.  Any thoughts appreciated!

Can you post a picture of your tree and a close up of the base? Thanks.

The question of the most cold tolerant durians has been asked many times and the probability of success in Florida and So Cal. Soils are also a factor in Florida. Durio macrantha and D. kinabaluensis are the best contenders in the genus it would seem due to the altitudes they come from and with the former known performance. For zibethinus itself the 2 Laplaes which are perhaps the world most desirable varieties but not completely seedless. Red Prawn D 175 is also a genuine hope. It appears to suffer less below say 7c than dozens of other varieties pushed towards their limits. Pomoho monthong which is not a genuine monthong has shown a bit of fortitude also.

You've just reminded me about my search for D. macrantha seeds from about a decade ago. I wonder if anyone in the US was ever able to get seeds.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: New Zero latex jackfruit
« on: May 03, 2024, 07:52:13 PM »
Great pics. You should definitely start propagating it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Email Function Working
« on: April 18, 2024, 01:15:31 PM »
I noticed that some of the emails went to my spam folder. So you might want to whitelist emails from the forum domain to ensure don’t go to your spam folders as well.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Email Function Working
« on: April 17, 2024, 05:03:25 PM »
Thanks to Patrick and CookieMonster, the email function works again on the forum. Now everyone should get email alerts when they get a PM or other forum email.

If there's something else not working, please let us know in this thread so we can try to it fixed.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Zill Mango advice for wet tropics Qld
« on: April 02, 2024, 06:11:54 PM »
I think I should ban all the Australians who blaspheme the GOAT.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ripped Off?
« on: March 31, 2024, 01:20:38 PM »
Can you post some more pics of a side view of the entire plant?

Approach grafting is way of grafting rambutans, but I can’t really tell from those pics.

Hello, is it still available? I'm interested

This is also a bot/spammer.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What time of year to plant trees 9B
« on: March 25, 2024, 04:44:00 PM »
if you haven't already done so, you should check out the videos of florida natural farming in vero beach.  seems like he plants trees pretty much throughout the year, and he never irrigates them.  one thing he always does is that he thoroughly removes the medium from the roots before he plants the trees.  i can't personally vouch for this but he swears by it.  usually he plants trees next to a wide variety of other plants, such as bananas, gingers, nitrogen fixers and so on.  they all benefit from each other.  i can personally vouch for companion planting.
Planting different types of plants together is a great way, but I'm a bit confused about how to care for them. If planted along the coast, does salt water have any effect on the growth of these plants? Do they experience a struggle for survival?

I think this user might also be a bot.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: March 25, 2024, 02:58:03 PM »
What happens with these, as moderator can u just remove? There is a cbd post as well on this forum.

Yes, I can remove them. The bots are getting harder to detect. At first it used to be very clear it was a bot, but now they make posts that are somewhat related to the forum subject area.

The bots also now wait a few weeks before making their first post as well, hoping to go unnoticed and look more natural.

I will delete this post and the bots account in the next few days. I am just leaving this up here so people can see what the new spammers/bots look like.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: March 24, 2024, 01:04:41 PM »
What are some low-maintenance indoor plants suitable for beginners?

I think this is either a bot or a spammer. A generic question with a website link in their profile.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Buxton Spice
« on: March 18, 2024, 04:34:26 PM »
Hit up the nurseries in Pine Island...Fruitscapes should have some...
Quite a drive to the east coast

Are you just guessing that those nurseries would have a Buxton Spice mango or do you actually know that they do?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Buxton Spice
« on: March 18, 2024, 04:33:59 PM »
Hello, I’m in SW FL, and looking for Buxton Spice mango trees to purchase. Can anyone recommend a place?


Tropical Acres Farms can probably graft one for you as well if you can't find it at Excalibur. They also sell the fruit during mango season.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Self Fertile Sapodilla
« on: March 10, 2024, 12:17:39 PM »
I’d recommend the Excalibur sapodilla variety. My mom has one and it produces tons of good quality fruit every year without another sapodilla nearby.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: San Pablo seedling for trade
« on: March 02, 2024, 03:36:11 PM »
Never received. Still available.

PM sent

It was a spammer who made a fake message claiming to send a PM. The account had a link to an online game.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Skinned Pineapple with high brix?
« on: March 01, 2024, 09:22:20 PM »
Apparently my first reply didnt make it over sorry

Mark Dellerman is local farmer with a small farm here in Wabasso, FL.  He's getting national notoriety and is affectionately titled The Pineapple Man here in the County.  All he grows is Dellerman pineapple. 

So if you are pulling over to his roadside, once-a-year weekend, sale - you're getting his fruit.  2 other small businesses carry his fruit in season:  AKOHO, a bakery next to his farm in Wabasso - and Sturgis Lumber in Vero: both have some bins of fruit as well.  He personally restocks those, so again - you're getting Dellerman Gold fruit.

The problem is:  The fruit goes fast.  The big fruit is often sold out within days.  I will post on the forum when he is ready to sell.  Other than the crowns of his fruit, there is no other way to get his material.  Hey may offer up slips... but I've never asked. 

On the fruit, some of the fruit have good coconut flavor.  Others have a hint.  All have good vanilla highlights and are incredibly aromatic.  I try to buy 12 a year and taste them.  Strongest coconut fruit crowns go in pots, the others get tossed.   

And to answer your question exactly ... the tops are planted - yes.  If you taste the fruit and screen for best taste... you get great plants.

I offer a dozen or so slips and crowns a year at the end of the season - and surprisingly to me, the requests for Dellerman Gold material surpasses even Antigua Black.  Which says a lot about Mark Dellerman's work. 

Bottom line, that would be the way to get the plants - from his yearly sale.  Again, I will post the harvest date when he announces it.

I thought not all the fruit were Dellerman Gold and some were MD-2. Is that not the case?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: February 29, 2024, 12:13:30 PM »
Here is what Lynn said about selling the patent:

"We are trying to find a local grower.  We're asking $1.5 million for the patent which has about 8 years left."

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: February 28, 2024, 10:14:49 PM »
I just heard back from Lynn and she said that they still aren't selling the plants.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: February 28, 2024, 09:52:26 PM »
That particular pineapple’s growing matrial is under lock and key.  Though… I’ve heard from someone who’s up on pineapple tasting that the Taiwanese Mango pineapple is very similar.  Tainung 23.  Frankie has done a great job with keeping his Meli Kalima patented and tightly guarded. And finding the Mango pineapple in season is tough unless you are visiting Taiwan or Japan in July/August. The story below about that particular pineapple is interesting.

Interesting article. It led me to this Wikipedia page about "Freedom Pineapples".

Taiwan made a mistake by being so reliant on exporting to China. That seems like it was a disaster waiting to happen.

On the Frankie's Nursery Instagram page, I read that they are no longer growing the Meli Kalima due to a lack of workers. If that is true, I wonder if they will start selling the plants to the public now. I sent an email to them earlier today and I am waiting for a response.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Skinned Pineapple with high brix?
« on: February 28, 2024, 09:47:26 PM »
Cool. This is the first I've heard of the Rubyglow. I wonder if anyone is selling it in the US yet.

What cultivar is that in the pic you posted?

In the article you posted it mentioned a Honeyglow pineapple. Is that just a MD-2 that is left to ripen longer on the plant or is it a different cultivar?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« on: February 28, 2024, 09:45:41 PM »
The original cultivar (according to the old breeders) was ‘Monte Lirio’ - supposedly…the original white fleshed pineapple. I heard a similar story of how it was smuggled onto the island.  An article I read in an old issue of PRI Pineapple News backed that story up - according to the author, white pineapple wasn’t grown en mass on Hawaii because Dole wasn't sold on the cultivar, saying the mainland wanted gold fleshed pineapple. 
They missed out - a great pineapple for sure  - Great pics btw!!!!.

So is it definite that the White Jade, White Sugarloaf, and Kauai White Sugarloaf are all the same?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: February 28, 2024, 03:57:45 PM »
Is anyone growing the Meli Kalima pineapple from Frankies in Hawaii?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help
« on: February 28, 2024, 03:50:11 PM »
where can i buy mango seeds online with international shipping ???,

I think mangos are in season in the Southern Hemisphere right now. Do your local grocery stores carry out of season fruit?

Does anyone have any Manoa Sweet acerola/Barbados cherry cuttings or plants for sale?

I am also interested in any other cultivars if they are better than Manoa Sweet.



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