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Fruits n cahoots in davie. On the same property as tree amigos growers on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Any recommendations for the above? I've heard that Venus has good resistance.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB 7-15g Pickering mango tree
« on: July 17, 2022, 02:50:35 PM »
Try hidden acres mango farm and bills tropical fruit trees.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bilimbi size
« on: July 17, 2022, 11:23:02 AM »
Can bilimbi be maintained as at 6 feet wide and still fruit?

If you are looking a substitute for Bilimbi   for sourness I prefer green sliced mango or Tamarind.  I have all three of these in my garden.
Sometimes use Bilimbi sliced when cooking fish.
Green mango can be consumed grated in salads or pickled or made into sweet and sour Chutney
Tamarind can be used to make coriander chutney or in curries

Good call. Thank you!

I was thinking of jujube.

Thanks. Great idea!

Mombin or Sugar apple?

Not a big fan of sugar apple, but I'll look into Mombin. Thanks.

On the north side of my backyard and my front yard, I am loaded down with trees. Most of them get pretty large - mangoes, avocado, black sapote, jackfruit, san pablo custard apple, mamey, persimmon, fig, barbados cherry, mulberry, and jabo. I have lots of bananas, papayas, and pineapples too. I am now thinking about plants for the south side of my backyard. This is where I currently have my annual vegetable garden. The space is only ~22' wide (from my house to the fence). I'm looking to retain a small vegetable garden. My plan is to plant deciduous trees to the south so that sunlight can get in for my winter vegetables, and trees to the north that are either deciduous or let in dappled light, so that I can grow veggies underneath them.

I'm looking for small trees and shrubs that meet a few criteria:
1. Are deciduous or let in dappled light.
2. Can be managed at a fairly small size (lets say up the 8' wide. Maybe a little more)
3. Are productive. It's okay if some of them produce "snacks," but not all of them.
4. Ideally, are interesting. I have all of the "usual suspects" already, so something that's a bit more unique would be nice.

I have some ideas, but would love to get some advice from the forum members. I greatly appreciate your input!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best mangos of this season
« on: July 07, 2022, 05:14:22 PM »
Same as always. Fruit punch!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is a black sapote tree worth having?
« on: July 06, 2022, 05:32:47 PM »
Black sapote is one of my favorite fruits. If you don't like it though, don't plant it. I planted the "black beauty" variety which is apparently very sweet. I haven't been able to try one yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mamey - 5 hours of sun
« on: July 06, 2022, 05:29:16 PM »
I can comment on full sun. All of mine are doing excellent in full sun. Even my pumpkin pie. Didnt think they could produce well without that but I might give it a shot with the container mamey I have.

Thanks. I'm giving into the temptation. I will be moving my mamey this weekend :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mamey - 5 hours of sun
« on: July 06, 2022, 08:49:57 AM »
Just wanted to give this a bump. I appreciate the comment I've gotten so far, but am hoping for others as I continue to resist the urge I have to move this tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mamey - 5 hours of sun
« on: July 04, 2022, 08:28:02 AM »
It can produce like that. For me the problem is the shaping of a tree in that situation. Ideally you want a compact shape for a Mamey for harvest. Itís easiest to get a good shape when the sun hits all sides of the tree.

Thanks peter. It's a dwarf - pumpkin pie. So hopefully the shaping isn't an issue.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mamey - 5 hours of sun
« on: July 03, 2022, 02:29:03 PM »
I planted a mamey to the east of an oak - just at the edge of the end of the canopy. It gets about 5 hours of morning sun. Then some dappled sun and shade. Should it be alright there or should I move it?

Thanks everyone. I found a beauty at tropic plants in tamarac. 3 gal.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bilimbi alternative and growing macadamia
« on: July 02, 2022, 08:47:02 PM »
Hi all. I have 2 questions.

First, my wife loves bilimbi but it is high in oxalates and contains s a neurotoxin , so not into eating it too often. Are there any similar tasting fruits to consider?

Second, what is the smallest size that macadamia can be maintained at and still be productive?

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?

Thanks for the reply. Honestly, I don't remember what the roots were like. They were in 7 gallons and, to me, many seemed like they were small for being in 7 gallon pots. The jackfruit seemed appropriately potted, but the rest were small given the size of the pot. My Glenn mango was large for the pot. I didn't root prune it either but I planted it on compacted soil. So I dug it up and replanted. I'm hoping that could have helped in the event that root pruning was needed.

So at this point, is there anything that I could or should do? Or do I just need to wait and see what happens and pay more attention in the future?

I planted a number of trees a few months back. At the nursery, they told me not to prune the roots, so I didn't. Now I have some worry that I should have. Anything that I can do at this point?

There are ants on my red custard apple flowers and all the flowers are not setting fruit yet.  The tree is not at full size, it's about 1-2 yrs old, this is the first time it's flowering.  Are the ants causing any issues?

Where did you get the tree from? I'm in the area and looking for one.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grafted San Pablo near broward county fl?
« on: July 01, 2022, 08:34:58 PM »
Anyone know where I can find one?

Starfruit, avocados, various annonas, sapodilla, many eugenias and plinias - all will do fine and fruit.

Good to know that sapodilla will do well. One of my favorites.

Would also be very interested in a loquat if you think that would work. I would consider Calamondin or Jabo as a back up.

I have a spot for a fruit tree just east of an oak right under the edge of the canopy. This spot gets full sun until around 1:00, then some dappled shade, then full shade. I'd like to identify some fruit trees that I can plant here. I'm particularly interested in a bilimbi or tropical cherry (i.e., rio grande). I believe that these would fit the bill, but not sure. Would they? Any other suggestions?

100  It's a lottery, but your chances are better than the Florida Lottery!  Good luck.

Thanks John. I drew over 100 last weekend! Last year I was able to go every weekend, but I guess a lot more customers this year (good for them!)

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