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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peach Tree Questions
« on: October 07, 2021, 01:30:30 PM »
I've got a cocktail peach tree (four varieties grafted) - they are deciduous so losing their leaves is totally normal.  Spring time they'll flower and start throwing new leaves. 

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Cork Oak (Quercus Suber)
« on: September 21, 2021, 02:17:21 PM »
Hello All,

I've got a large cork oak in my backyard that appears to be loaded with acorns this year.  I've successfully grown many seedlings from the acorns that dropped previous years.  Just wondering if anyone here would be interested in some later this fall / winter when they start falling off the tree?  Typically just give them away locally, but would be happy to ship some if there's interest.  Thanks!

Hello Fygee, I also live in a desert hellscape (Phoenix, AZ).  I planted a couple of trees back in 2018; a 3gal Cotton Candy (IIRC) and a 7gal Marlys.  The 3gal tree died the first winter, but the Marlys is still going strong and actually has some fruit this year! 

I haven't done anything special, just fertilizer & sulfur occasionally.  My yard gets flood irrigation every two weeks for most of the year and the sprinklers go off 2x per week so it gets lots of water.  It's partially shaded by some citrus trees and a large cork oak.  I'm far from an expert on growing mangoes, but seems to be working okay so far.   

The trees were purchased from "A Tropical Concept Nursery" south of downtown PHX - they've got a handful of mature mango trees in the ground that were full of fruit during my last visit this spring.  Very interesting place for any locals that haven't been there, certainly not what you'd expect to find in that neighborhood hah. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Marlys Mango
« on: July 14, 2021, 01:10:11 PM »
First comment that many wont like, tree is probably rmtoo small to be holding the fruit.

As to the fruit itself, also known as All Sumner, it is in the classic flavor group and average at very best.  It should shed that haze and the colors should brighten up before picking (colors are similar to a Haden).

It was a 7gal tree when I planted it in 2018, still pretty small overall though so I won't argue with that!  First time it has flowered since being planted and I didn't have the heart to pull them lol.  Thank you for your replies Rob, I will hold off on picking until the colors start to brighten. 

I assume you found this during your search.

It does not tell you when it is ripe to pick but it says a few things about the tree (for Florida)

I did find that link, thank you though!  There are a few YT videos as well (Truly Tropical) but haven't found anything on ideal time to pick.  Figured this would be the place to ask :D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Marlys Mango
« on: July 13, 2021, 05:51:49 PM »
Hello All,

I've searched all over the internet trying to find more information on this variety, but there doesn't seem to be much out there! 

Trying to determine if the Marlys is best left to ripen on the tree or if I should be picking mature green?  Only have two fruit and really don't want to screw this up hah! 

The shoulders have filled out and there is slight tinge of red near the stem.  Flowers first appeared end of February.  Located in Phoenix, AZ and needless to say it's really hot, so my gut says I should be picking them soon. 

Any input or advice for this mango newb is much appreciated! 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango flavor . . .
« on: June 18, 2021, 04:07:51 PM »
This is the first time I'm hearing of "All-Summer."  What's the backstory?

Its the rename of the Marlys.  Not a very good mango

Well dang, that's not what I was hoping to hear hah!  I planted a Marlys mango tree around three years ago, almost lost it to frost a couple years ago, and finally this year have some fruit.  I'm in Phoenix, AZ so even if it's not the best tasting variety, my wife and I are still very excited to eat some ripe mangoes straight from our backyard :D

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