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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What are the best varieties of wax jambu?
« on: September 01, 2020, 05:43:43 PM »
Hey, everyone. Do you have any thoughts on the best varieties of wax jambu? I found one variety called Borneo Red. Is that a good one?

I'm looking for something that I can keep in a container for a while until I can find more room to plant more trees.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Killing a Pomegranate Tree
« on: June 05, 2020, 07:06:11 PM »
For those who have grown pomegranates, I have a bit of a dilemma. I made the mistake of planting 3 pomegranate trees too close together. I don't know what I was thinking. But now I'm considering removing the one in the middle, which is the oldest and tallest tree, so the two small ones on the side can have more sunlight and space to grow. If I go ahead and cut the middle tree down to the ground, will it just die, or will it continue to sprout up? If the latter, does that mean I'll have to try to pull up the whole root ball?


Hi, everyone! Just wondering if any of you have suggestions for passion fruit varieties that are sweeter, self-fruitful, and can be kept in a smaller space. Sadly I'm running out of space in my yard, but I have a corner that should get plenty of light. It would be nice to grow a passion fruit vine, since the fruit is so expensive to buy.

I'm thinking of Black Knight, since I read that it's suitable for container growing, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Any thoughts on whether that's a good variety? Or if I get another variety like Frederick or Panama Red that's more vigorous, can I just keep pruning it to keep it within the confines of the trellis, or is that fighting a losing battle?

Thank you!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Thoughts on PlantOGram
« on: May 13, 2020, 01:00:31 PM »
Hey, everyone. I was wondering if you had any thoughts on PlantOGram. I purchased 2 mango trees from them. It was shipped on Apr. 30 and arrived on May 7. Sadly the box arrived in poor condition with a large dent, and the trees came damaged with the trunks broken on both trees, and fallen leaves in the box. I took photos and emailed PlantOGram that same day to let them know. I sent a follow up email yesterday, but I haven't heard back in about a week. Any thoughts on what you would do? I'll try to baby these trees, but I'm afraid they may not make it. I checked out the roots, and there's a rotting smell coming from the soil. Should I change the soil? Pretty bummed, but I guess lesson learned. :(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Help diagnosing mango leaves
« on: May 01, 2020, 01:39:21 AM »
Hi, everyone! I hope you're all well. Just wondering if you can please help me figure out the cause of these black spots on my young mango tree that I just received. Are these something I should be concerned about? If so, what should I do to treat them? I'd appreciate your wisdom. Thank you!

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