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My first year with decent flowering and out of all my trees lorito seems to be the winner when it comes to setting fruit among pumpkin pie, pace, and viejo.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Thief Caught
« on: September 29, 2023, 01:01:18 PM »

What does that do to prevent stealing?
If you can catch a license plate along with images of the thieves in action, that opens up multiple options for legal retribution/deterrence. Fruit has quantifiable monetary value; somebody cleans a tree(s) of 100+ mangoes, that's very likely considered a felony in Florida (>=$750).

Few DAs here will do anything like that.

They have a hard time charging people even with major crimes.

Definitely could just be a timing issue.

My maha seems to flush at different times than my other varieties.

When did you graft the failed ones?

Was it during any of this heat?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Florida avocado rootstock
« on: September 12, 2023, 12:42:26 PM »
I use Lula.

But the only reason I used Lula was for cold tolerance and they are every where around my area.

I have Wurtz, Maria Black, and Day.

So far all are staying compact.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Thief Caught
« on: September 09, 2023, 02:20:59 PM »
Looks like Seacrest.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rosigold v. Dwarf Hawaiian?
« on: September 05, 2023, 12:35:17 PM »
Dwarf Hawaiian. Easy choice. Plus longer season.

Mike at Trees and more is your best bet.

Yeah I have some compact slow growers in my front yard that stop being slow growers when I pump the grass with nitrogen from spring to summer.

I use like a 27 N. So they get fed thats for sure.

So no fertilizer on your grass?

How about the neighbor?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mango scions/budwood
« on: August 19, 2023, 05:23:55 AM »
If you are in need Tropical Acres has them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kent mango with green skin . . . .
« on: August 16, 2023, 11:11:36 AM »
Those green kents that just appeared around looked immature.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Butterscotch sapodilla questions
« on: August 16, 2023, 08:28:26 AM »
You cannot accurately judge a tree's future productivity by the first crop or fruiting. 1 fruit means the tree is now starting to mature.

Most reports are the same. Lots of flowers, few fruits.

Alano, and silas wood seem to work better for me at my location thats for sure.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Butterscotch sapodilla questions
« on: August 15, 2023, 07:16:37 PM »
I have one fruit holding.

Not so sure I should of planted this.

Ive seen so many people this year burned by the high end mango sellers selling under mature mangoes like crazy. Its so disappointing.

On the other hand I used Walter and some locals and didnt spend top dollar and cant complain at all.

I wont pay these insane prices for something that is littering the streets all over my area.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: SOLD OUT: Annona aff nutans
« on: August 08, 2023, 03:22:15 PM »
Cool little plant.

My 2 are doing great.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« on: August 05, 2023, 09:57:43 AM »
if you want a smaller sap, I'd go with silas woods. I like the taste better, and it's extremely productive. I think both alano and silas are seedlings of makok.

My Silas wood seems to be the winner for production in my yard.

The size is perfect.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« on: August 05, 2023, 03:24:14 AM »
Get Alano if you want tons of saps that will satisfy most people.

Makok is kinda gritty to me and it grows slow but still flowers and fruits.

Get a butterscotch only if you want a tree that flowers like crazy but doesnt set and hold fruit for a long time. I think butterscotch needs a buddy to help with pollination.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chronic underperformers
« on: July 31, 2023, 05:57:41 AM »
It always helps to have another mamey around.

Though I have the exact same problem but mine is next to 3 other mameys.

I have a few fruits on one but viejo keeps flowering and dropping fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarfing a vigorous tree
« on: July 30, 2023, 04:10:08 AM »
I know for mangos they will use piva rootstock for dwarfing.
To anyone planning on getting a dwarf tree its something to look into.
But of course dwarfing an already established tree is a different story.

Was with Campbell yesterday and you can tell from the frustration in his voice its a crapshoot if it will work with the variety you want to use. Also the fact it takes a long time to get fruit if that rootstock slows it way down.

I have a piva I had Alex graft for me last year. In a few years I will be experimenting with piva and sabra but Im not expecting miracles.

Canopy management is the best option to keep them small. 

Seen these in person.

Great deal, need to swing by and grab one or two next week.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: water temp 100+
« on: July 27, 2023, 09:26:43 AM »
Nothing short of summertime bathwater but +10, wow. I've never experienced such a dry summer here in naples with 94 highs and no rain.its usually raining every day by now. I'm hoping that will change this week since the forecast is over 50% chance for the next week. Maybe it's the El Nino pattern??? I just hope we start getting rain.

Here in Boynton on the east coast we are getting insane amounts of rain daily.

With these temps it would be tough without it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Top 3 mango varieties poll
« on: July 24, 2023, 07:42:08 PM »
There were 500 views, and only 38 voted?  :o

I need,


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Advice for re-planting Carrie mango?
« on: July 14, 2023, 03:55:56 PM »
Should be fine to move but I personally would wait until it isnt so crazy hot out.

Ive moved plenty and they bounce back fine if it isnt super hot out.

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