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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Worried about flooding
« on: May 13, 2021, 08:15:04 PM »
Hey guys,

I have an acre to plant on - 1/2 is all mango trees and the other 1/2 is a mix of things like banana, jakfruit, barbados cherry, and june plum. Last year, heavy rain caused the latter 1/2 to flood. This resulted in losing a couple avocado trees, dragonfruit, jamaican cherry, pomegranate, and one of the jakfruit trees. I guess there is not much I can do for the trees that are still alive. But for the future - will I be fine by planting trees on a mound? I wanted to plant avocados, lychees, soursop, and many more types of trees that hate having their feet wet. If I'll be fine by planting on a mound, does anyone have a good resource for me to know how big of a mound to make?

Thank you!

I know it is still early for soursop but wondering if anybody would be willing to sell me one in South Florida.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: “Karen Michelle” Mango
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:29:00 AM »
Where did you pick up the mango? I'd love to try it! It was part of Zill's program. I believe it is a seedling of Edward

My Angie tree is still small so I got the disease resistant info from Alex's description from Tropical Acres as well as searching this forum. Haven't heard of anybody having a horrible time with the tree in terms of diseases. Maybe you are thinking of another dwarf, ice cream, which is known to have issues with disease/fungus.

Hi Ed,

If you are looking for a semi-dwarf, sweet mango that is resistant to anthracnose and bacterial black spot, I recommend an Angie.

- Alex

The pigs come through according to my neighbors, although I haven't seen any yet. I have heard that the rabbits and peacocks are the bigger issue though so I might focus on keeping those out of the garden for now

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pine Island Mangoes
« on: May 10, 2020, 10:30:19 AM »
I believe that Fruit scapes and Stanley's are selling mangos right now. But I would call beforehand to make sure

Happy Saturday!

I am in the process of putting a garden on my property. I hastily purchased several sweet potato slips online but will not have the garden bed ready when they arrive, so I was going to put them straight into the ground. I live in Bokeelia, FL where there are wild pigs, rabbits, and peacocks that ravage through gardens. Do any of you have any suggestions for a cheap fence or net that I can use to keep the critters out? Once I have my first sweet potato harvest, I was planning on taking slips and putting them in the garden bed where I will have a better setup, but for now would prefer something on the cheaper side.

I appreciate any help!

Thank you, Har!

I was struggling with the same question about varieties. I don't have any guanabana trees yet because I was trying to find a superior variety and where I can get it but it is hard to find a lot of information about different varieties. I've read that there are sweet varieties and some that are not, so I wanted to make sure I got a sweet one. I think most nurseries just list them all as "guanabana"

Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Pruning Moringa
« on: May 08, 2020, 11:16:50 AM »
I had to cut my potted moringa tree down to basically just looking like a stump. No leaves. I needed to do this because it grew weird and I needed to transport it to my other property. I put the "stump" in the ground and within a week there were leaves coming out. It was incredible how that tree can come back. I don't think you will have an issue.


I am looking to get a soursop (Guanabana) tree for my property in Lee County, FL (Zone 10a) but I am not finding a lot of information on different varieties. I’ve read that some varieties are sweet and others are not, so I wanted to make sure that I get a variety that is sweet. I would really appreciate information on some varieties and where I can buy that variety of tree.

Thank you in advance!

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