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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Victoria Avocado variety
« on: March 29, 2024, 06:00:53 PM »
It has not been the most vigorous tree, probably average among my avocado trees. I think giving it a prune once a year, it will not get away from you. My tree was probably bought as a 15 gal maybe 18 months ago. Itís probably 6íx3í

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Victoria Avocado variety
« on: March 28, 2024, 07:44:01 PM »
I believe it was a seedling tree from Ft Myers Beach, black skin, good tasting fruit  from a lady named Victoria. Fruitscapes is who propagated it, they may have better information. I hope my tree holds fruit this year for the first time. I was wonder if the original tree was destroyed in Hurricane Idalia.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: ilama rosado scions $4
« on: February 16, 2024, 07:01:54 PM »
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Tampa Bay - I would hit The Saturday morning fruit market in Pinellas park at England Brothers Park (I think thatís the name now). It use to be a Mustang FleaMarket but has since relocated close by. Bring cash, a ton of vendors with fresh/locally grown fruits and vegetables, also you can haggle with price.

Manatee viewing lots of spots along the coast around Tampa, Apollo Beach has a huge group of them but I donít think your swimming with them.

St Pete has a really cool established  Palm tree garden / collection downtown for viewing rare palms and itís free.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Bolt Mango
« on: December 22, 2023, 03:44:26 PM »
Peace River Organics grafted a large batch of them for sale last year.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scion wood
« on: December 18, 2023, 03:05:50 PM »
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scion wood
« on: September 30, 2023, 07:25:27 AM »
Everything arrived in great condition. Thanks

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: trees that suffer injury below 45F / 7C?
« on: September 22, 2023, 09:14:37 AM »
My 2 year old grafted Spanish lime from Lara Farms took our low of 36 degrees on Christmas for an hour or two with no issues.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Vinh Long Mango
« on: September 01, 2023, 02:58:41 PM »
Not much help but besides Vihn Long, Karlong, and Panchadara Kalassa, I believe Zill also grafted Cat Chu and Xoai Tuong mango trees this year that I saw.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ďAll SummerĒ Mango
« on: July 05, 2023, 09:24:11 PM »
Fruit are big so I may have snapped it off so it didnít stress the tree, I canít remember.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ďAll SummerĒ Mango
« on: July 02, 2023, 07:49:11 PM »
Itís probably a mid vigor tree with an upright growth habit. Nowhere near Valencia Pride or Bombay but not a dwarf either. Mine is 5 years from a 3g and is probably 9í tall.

Taste is that classic mango flavor in a large sized fruit. I wouldnt say itís the best ďclassicĒ tasting mango if your only considering taste but when you factor in its size, taste, appearance, productivity, and hassle free/spray free natural itís value goes up.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: zill 20-46
« on: July 01, 2023, 09:01:40 PM »
Hmmm I know Zill 40-26 has that coconut taste.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: ďAll SummerĒ Mango
« on: July 01, 2023, 04:11:18 PM »
I have one that was planted 5 years ago. Large good looking red fruit. Mine gets minor anthracnose but I dont spray and am really close to the coast, so maybe consider spraying if your inland. I canít speak to how long they will hang on the tree but Iíve been picking them for 3 weeks or so.


Iím clearing up some space of extra grafted avocados I have done over the winter. Scions are from two trusted members in California.  Trees are $35 all in 3g. No shipping. Pick up in Tampa, St Pete, or Manatee county depending on the day of the week.

Fujikawa / Linda (double graft)
Ota / Nimleoh (double graft)
Coleen Davis
John Herd
John Herd
Linda / Linda (double graft)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finding Land in South FL
« on: May 29, 2023, 06:17:20 PM »
Yes you could find land for that price but not sure of any zone 10A/B areas. A lot of the places with the cheapest land are in the middle of nowhere Florida zones 8 & 9. Not sure if you would drive or fly down but probably not within 90 minutes of any major airports.

Your best bet for subtropical area in Florida is Pine Island, that just got crushed by Hurricane Ian. It may be 50k or so an acre so maybe you could work something out.

Everybody is moving to Florida with cash. Not sure if you were planning to pay cash or not but land loans are very hard to get from banks. Interest rates would probably by over 10 percent now. 1/4 acre is too small to get a farming loan too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sensation mango from South Florida
« on: April 26, 2023, 08:51:24 PM »
Isnít there a large Sensation tree at Fruit & Spice? I thought I remember seeing one last time I was there during winter.

If you paid the full invoice on time  not just the deposit, they normally ship out Monday or Tuesday with email confirmation.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White Sapote ďAgua VivaĒ
« on: February 17, 2023, 02:11:25 PM »
Fruitscapes grafted and sold that variety a few years ago, Steve or Jesse may know or sourced the budwood. . I bought a tree too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocado seedling fruited
« on: January 14, 2023, 09:29:45 PM »
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Avocado scions
« on: December 16, 2022, 02:13:17 PM »
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Ian Prep
« on: September 29, 2022, 08:52:15 PM »
The road/bridge to the island is gone. Only access is by boat. No way for emergency vehicles to gain access as of today. Absolutely terrible. The few people I know that stayed and had large mango trees said they are no more. 150+ mph winds. Unsure about any forum members

Brian can you check your messages

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