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It's experimentation and trial and error, but also personal preference to some degree.  The gurus are Chris Wenzel, Alex Salazar, Har Mahdeem, and Gary Zill.  Rob has retired.  This forum was too hard on his blood pressure.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote varieties
« on: September 09, 2022, 10:19:42 AM »
F&S Park must let legitimate people take scion wood, but I wouldn't be passed smuggling a little out from a big tree! ;)  (I'm glad this topic has had legs.)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote varieties
« on: September 08, 2022, 11:50:23 PM »
I'm interested in this as well.  I've been trying to taste white sapote for 3 years!  Now I know, the Fruit & Spice Park has a tree, I will go during the season and eat some of the fruit from the ground.  Lara Farms is selling Campbell & Younghans - how do these varieties taste?
From the website it seems Lara Farms has neither one available at this time.  Whatever Campbell trees he grafted a few months ago, from what I can tell, he sold them out almost immediately.  I contacted him a few times, and he would say maybe next month, maybe next month, and then it was "they're all gone."  Younghans was mentioned in the past very favorably on this forum.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote varieties
« on: September 08, 2022, 10:04:25 AM »
Good luck trying to get California varieties in Florida.  Overall, they seem to not be a popular fruit here, and the trees are hard to get a hold of.  But I'm with you.  I like them a lot, too.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overhyped avocados
« on: September 07, 2022, 06:04:47 PM »
Even in Florida some varieties are more sun and heat tolerant than others.  My Monroe has thrived this summer, whereas the Day hasn't grown an inch and many of its leaves look bleached (a little yellow).

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Tompson Red Avocado
« on: September 04, 2022, 06:31:22 PM »
John51
 Why would I have Julia Lara graft for me. Avocados are very easy to graft.
Sorry to hijack your thread.  The question was for canito17, who lives in Puerto Rico.  He has his own super-rich-tasting varieties, and I thought he had an arrangement with Julian Lara.  But I have a question for you, Mike.  How easy is it to add a second variety to an avocado tree?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Mangos from India Grown in Florida?
« on: September 04, 2022, 04:11:52 PM »
Kalapadi, Prabhashanker, Mahmood Bahar, Jawahar, Kalluketty.  Are any of these in any mango collection in Florida?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Mangos from India Grown in Florida?
« on: September 04, 2022, 09:49:33 AM »
Sulcata Grove made a video with extreme praise for Alampur Baneshan.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43EAQrVwsq4  On TAF website it's equated with Iman Passand, but Alex hasn't restored the information on this variety.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Tompson Red Avocado
« on: September 03, 2022, 01:44:14 PM »
Oil content?
Would it be similar to, let's say, Simmonds?  (Canito, is Julian Lara going to be propagating your avocado varieties?)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Mangos from India Grown in Florida?
« on: September 03, 2022, 12:03:53 PM »
Alex, if you get a chance, give us the breakdown.  Why no info on Alampur Baneshan on your website?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Mangos from India Grown in Florida?
« on: September 02, 2022, 08:47:33 PM »
Some mango they got in India. They don't know what it's called.
So they probably planted a seed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Mangos from India Grown in Florida?
« on: September 02, 2022, 05:50:30 PM »
There's a motel run by Indian people and they have a mango tree there which is better than most mangoes. I assume they brought over from India. I don't know if they are as good as they are in India but they seem to perform pretty well in Florida. It's just trial and error though seeing what works best in your area.
Have you asked them what it is?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Best Mangos from India Grown in Florida?
« on: September 02, 2022, 03:35:43 PM »
I've read that many Indian mangos don't reach their full flavor potential in Florida or don't produce well and consistently due to our different climate.  So which varieties are best when grown in Florida?  I don't want to eliminate USDA Himsagar even though it's probably not the Himsagar actually grown in India because I tasted it this summer, and it was very good.  A big plus would be if the tree were compact and dwarfish.  I apologize if some version of this topic has been covered before, but as we've had more experience with Indian mangos in the last few years, I think it's worthwhile to find out what the consensus might be.  India is the mango's motherland, after all.

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My OS seedling has brown leaves, just like what I see in this picture, whereas grafted OS leaves don't ever show this color. Not saying it's not a clone, but seems peculiar. Yes, my crushed leaves have citrus fragrance.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: August 24, 2022, 03:18:25 PM »
Seedling #2 fruit



Seedling #1 tree (Tree trimmers cut off all the lower branches for no good reason!)

Seedling #2 tree


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: August 24, 2022, 03:03:16 PM »
The fruit from two seedling trees on my cul-de-sac is very good, possibly even worthy of propagation.  The seeds came from the same tree, but they're not alike. They're both better than the source tree.

Any indication of superior shelf life? How would you describe them?
Seedling #1: Early season, small fruit, turns yellow when fully ripe and separates easily from the tree, flesh is yellow too, flavor is best when fully tree-ripened, traditional mango flavor with strong but pleasant resin component, very sweet with extra kick of acidity.  A little fiber.  Ripe fruit will keep in fridge.  The squirrels seem to adore this mango and will spoil half the fruit if given the chance.  Moderately vigorous with dense canopy.

Seedling #2: Mid-season, large fruit, beautiful color, flesh is deep orange, flavor is classic mango with maybe a little stone fruit and mild resin, very sweet. A little fiber. Ripe fruit will keep in fridge.  Squirrels mostly leave it alone.  Tall, vigorous tree.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: August 24, 2022, 02:07:10 PM »
The fruit from two seedling trees on my cul-de-sac is very good, possibly even worthy of propagation.  The seeds came from the same tree, but they're not alike. They're both better than the source tree.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: August 24, 2022, 02:01:11 PM »
This has become my favorite thread.

Since I could find here most of the folks who are growing seedlings, do you ever notice that the first few leaves are not necessarily identical to the growth that comes next? I'm talking mainly shape and to a less extent color. Could it be the difference between pulling resources from the seed as opposed to using roots and pulling from soil?
I have a seedling orange sherbet (polyembryonic), which I've been growing for over six months, and so far the new leaves do not match those of a grafted orange sherbet, but they do smell very citrusy when crushed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Does this look like Maha Chanok?
« on: August 24, 2022, 09:37:57 AM »
I have 10 trees from Zill they conform to the fruit being tasted here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olPTNPtLUnM
I had a tree at my last house, and this was the same for me, but the ones in the above pictures seem to look a little different.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Does this look like Maha Chanok?
« on: August 23, 2022, 11:06:19 PM »
In a recent video Chris of Truly Tropical remarked that there was more than one "Mahachanok" mango being propagated, but she didn't go into the subject with any depth, so I don't know where you'd get the best or most authentic representative of the variety. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best mangos of this season
« on: August 21, 2022, 11:43:48 PM »
Alex mentioned Carla as an excellent mango in his Q&A of 8/20.  Mid to late season.

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Right, you don't want to have more fruit than the tree can handle, thereby weakening the tree.  Also, having too many fruit will mean they're all going to be small.

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I had another engagement but intend to catch up on it.  Alex is always so knowledgeable and so generous to share his knowledge.

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Cool.  All our mango questions!

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Nearly all the jobs pay aprox. $15 an hour. $2000 for a one bedroom apartment if you can find it. A million for a modest size house. This is why most workers are leaving south Florida and they can't find school teachers, cops etc. An elementary teacher makes $30k on average high school $36k. Teachers are homeless here. Everyone who works homeless unless you bought your home years ago. If you rent your rent doubled in the past few years while your salary went up a couple dollars an hour.

Add to that yesterday it was 101 with a heat index around 120 even though the news reports 96 for a high to keep tourists coming my thermometer said 101 which matches every bank I pass that posts their thermometer reading. And it's this hot every day in summer not an unusual day. Then add the bumper to bumper traffic and over crowding.
SoCal just as bad.  Where to go, rainman?  The Big Island (Hawaii)?

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