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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Copper Fungicide - too much?
« on: January 31, 2023, 08:07:18 PM »
@palmcity: Interesting to know about other brands of copper vs Bonide, which get pretty good reviews on Amazon. I was going to go with Southern Ag brand, as it is available at local ACE hardware.
I did not do any spraying last year - I was clueless about growing fruit trees besides buying and putting them in ground, and i had quite a bad case of anthracnose and powdery mildew on my fruiting Kiew Yai. At that time i thought the anthracnose was from the freeze, and powdery mildew was from the spiders. lol

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Orange sherbet mango first blooming
« on: January 31, 2023, 07:53:45 PM »
I am envious of folks who are expecting Orange Sherbet mangoes this season. I bought some of them at Fruitscapes last years and was shocked at how good they were. I immediately bought a 3 gal OS tree after tasting the fruits. The tree seems to have a weird growing pattern, growing consistently for the first few months then stopped since around late September/October.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Copper Fungicide - too much?
« on: January 31, 2023, 07:41:26 PM »
As mentioned in here before, be very careful about the time of day and amount of Neem oil you apply to your tree, lest you burn the hell out of your leaves.  Been there, done that.

Acknowledged. Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Copper Fungicide - too much?
« on: January 31, 2023, 10:02:32 AM »
@EddieF: I've just called Bonide, and the person who answered the call said this product was not recommended for mango trees. He said if a fruit tree is not listed on the label, don't apply the product to it.
Since this product can be used as dust or spray, straining the stuff will make sure the copper is properly mixed in the water, and yes to prevent the white residue.

For powdery mildew and anthracnose prevention for mango trees, the Bonide person recommended Captain Jack's Neem oil.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Copper Fungicide - too much?
« on: January 30, 2023, 07:37:17 PM »
Thank you all.

@EddieF: The stuff that I bought - pics below, did not have dosage for mango trees. I recall reading somewhere and people used 2-6 ounces of this stuff, so i went with 4 ounces/gallon. To play safe, I used a garden hose to blast off the residue from the trees that I sprayed.

@mangomongo: so i only spray if I expect my mango trees to fruit? Even if my young trees show sign of anthracnose, and they are not expected to fruit, do I wait to spray until they are expected to fruit?
Edit: the answer appears to be yes, if I understand correctly your response in another thread about spraying vs. not spraying.

Thanks again, everyone.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Copper Fungicide - too much?
« on: January 30, 2023, 10:19:48 AM »
I mixed 4 ounces of Bonide copper fungicide with 1 gallon of water to spray my mango trees. My homedepot sprayer kept getting clogged, so i disconnected the wand and sprayed.
This is what I saw after things dried up. I wondered if i sprayed too much copper and that would cause leaf burn. What do you think? Thanks.

Edit: There's some existing leaf burn, and if i recall correctly, it's been there since I bought it.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Noble Juicy Crunch Tangerine
« on: January 29, 2023, 01:16:55 PM »
I've been eating Noble Juicy Crunch Tangerines, bought at Detwiler's Farmers market, for a while without even realizing it. My last tangerine gave me 2 seeds that I will try to germinate. Will go to Detwiler tomorrow for some more.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: January 26, 2023, 08:04:53 AM »
I hope this is a good sign for my Maha in 25g pot.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cleantalk blocking searches?
« on: January 24, 2023, 12:04:00 PM »
try Google dorks method: in Google or Bing,  type “ <your_search_term>”, for example: best mangoes

Tropical Fruit Discussion / pet-friendly hotels near Fruit & Spice park
« on: January 18, 2023, 08:13:13 PM »
Does anyone have their favorite pet-friendly hotel near Fruit & Spice park that they’d recommend? I am thinking about visiting the park this summer.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit trees I gave up on
« on: January 15, 2023, 07:32:14 PM »
My loquat tree is slated to go to make room for my jujube. I bought the loquat tree because I heard it was one of “preppers” fruit trees. when the tree fruited last year, the fruits tasted so sour it was disappointing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: January 13, 2023, 06:51:30 PM »
It's a weird phenomenon in my yard: Two small trees - both in ground, are blooming: 3gal Nam Doc Mai and 7 gal Carrie. None of them will be allowed to fruit. The 3 25gal potted trees: Cat Saigon, Fruit Punch, and Maha don't show any sign. Maybe they are shy in the new house, who knows. I am leaving them outside for the Sunday cold snap (lowest temp will be around 40) to see if they'll do anything.
Last year, i got my mangoes from Fruitscapes and other places in Pine Island. Not sure where to go to satisfy my mango addiction for this year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Question: Young Carrie mango tree blooming
« on: January 09, 2023, 07:16:29 PM »
Picture below is my Carrie mango tree. I bought it @ 7 Gallon in April of last year. It stands @ around > 5 feet tall, and every terminal of the tree is blooming.
I am leaning towards removing the panicles/fruits and waiting until next year. I am curious what others have done with their mango trees in a similar situation. Did you let it fruit and how did it turn out? etc. Did you decide when to let the mango tree fruit based on the time in ground or height, trunk's diameter?

^^^ Good nursery. Bought from her a couple of  times. Very responsive on FB messenger.

One of best sellers I've had. I've just bought 3 25g mango trees from her, paid 2021 prices, and got them delivered to me for free. Her trees are healthy and well-cared for as well.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is there hope to save my mango tree?
« on: November 17, 2022, 01:37:13 PM »
Thanks all.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is there hope to save my mango tree?
« on: November 14, 2022, 08:43:56 AM »
Update: I am still hopeful that this tree will make it. It's been more than a month and some of the branches still look like there's life in them.
I water the tree at least once a day, about a gallon each time. I removed the shade cloth right before hurricane Nicole.
Is there anything else I should do besides watering the tree and meditating until I see a sign?

@johnb51, I believe so.
A southwestern Vietnamese has just told me that they had heard coc mango in Vietnam, but the term coc implies to anything that is small or tiny.
So, a coc mango implies a small mango of any variety.

In Vietnamese, Coc means toad/frog or june plum ; Cac is male private part.
I've asked my Vietnamese family, and nobody has heard about Coc mango.
I don't know the history of "cac" mango in the US, and I tend to believe that cac is a misspelling of Cat, which means sand. Some people claim that cat mango has a sandy texture when they bite into the flesh, hence the name cat.
I told my family about "cac" mango, and people either were rolling laughing or giving me a WTF look.  And, yes I decided to relabel my "Cac" mango. :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is there hope to save my mango tree?
« on: October 12, 2022, 07:11:26 PM »
Thank you all for your ideas to save my mango tree.

@JakeFruit: I could see the graft line – see pic. This afternoon, I removed a couple of small branches that were wrinkling. One of the branches in the previous pic looks like it is not giving up on life yet, so that gives me some hope.
@roblack: I may have done that – damage the taproot, to be frank. No excuse, I thought I knew what I was doing.
@Oolie: this is a Kiew Yai tree that I bought from Fruitscapes last year.

I will try to save this one until I can’t help it anymore. It brought us a lot of fond moments when it gave us our first ever mangoes.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is there hope to save my mango tree?
« on: October 12, 2022, 10:53:19 AM »
My mango tree was knocked down hard by hurricane Ian. When I tried to straighten the tree, I decided in a split second that I would also correct an earlier mistake of planting it too low. So, I dug up the roots and replanted the tree. Now my mango tree looks like it is dying, and I had to cut it back quite a bit while watering it every couple of days.
Is there a way to increase my chances of saving this mango tree? My wife absolutely loves its fruits.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Ian Prep
« on: October 03, 2022, 09:37:49 AM »
All my trees got knocked down pretty hard by 100+ mph winds. My 4 banana trees got completely destroyed.
As much as I hate losing the many of the trees, Iam gave me a chance to redesign my back yard.

Pic shows one of the damages.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too late to plant a mango tree?
« on: September 23, 2022, 09:59:40 PM »
Thank you all for your thoughts. I really appreciate you taking the time to help a newbie. I see both sides of the argument, and I guess it comes down to my risk tolerance level.
@JohnB: I am in FL, S. Venice.
@palmcity: I actually cut off the top of the Orange Sherbet and grafted it onto my Kiew Yai. The OS was tall, and we are expecting strong winds next week.

Thanks again, everybody.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Too late to plant a mango tree?
« on: September 21, 2022, 09:27:19 PM »
Last weekend, I bought a 3-gallon Orange Sherbet tree. I was wondering if it is too late in the year to plant it, as I lost 4 3-gallon mango trees from the freeze earlier this year; they were planted around September/October last year.
I am in zone 10a, and last year we had a couple of days where temperature dropped to 29F. Only my 25-gallon mango tree survived but suffered quite a bit.


Good morning gurus,

My prized Kiew Yai tree has a lot of these, which I thought were freeze damages and have not taken them seriously until I found this forum.
Are these spots from anthracnose? If so, should i: 1, cut off all damaged leaves, and 2. keep spraying copper fungicide every couple of weeks until there's no sign of anthracnose?
The pictures are front and back of the same leaves. There are so many of them :(


Sugar apple/Atemoya

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