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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking to buy Mangoes Kesar
« on: July 04, 2021, 05:17:56 PM »
Hello everyone,

I'm looking to buy some Kesar mangoes if anyone knows where I can get some.  Thank you

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Hello everyone,

I recently started pruning my mango trees and noticed clusters of this grey and red bug.  Is it a pest or a beneficial insect?  Thank you




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Hello Everyone,

I'm looking to buy a nice 3 gallon East Indian mango tree as a gift for someone.  Any help would be highly appreciated.  Thank you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / How to store papaya seeds
« on: April 12, 2020, 10:02:28 PM »
Hello Everyone, 

Hope you all enjoyed your Easter and I hope all of you have been safe during these trying times.

I harvested Papayas that the seeds came from Bangladesh.  It seems to be a wild variety because none of the fruit grows uniform.  Itís extremely sweet when ripe and stays green for a very long time which tells me itís good for shipping.  I harvested maybe 200 seeds from the best shaped fruit and waited for it to completely ripen.  My concern is how to store these seeds in the meantime since I have to stay home during this quarantine.  Anyone know how to properly store Papaya Seeds properly?

Thank you for your time.

Best Regards,
Alex

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Hello Everyone,

Up for sale is a 65 gallon Kiew Yai Mango Tree that is producing already.  Pretty good mango for those who know it and it produces huge indochinese flavored fruit.

I have other trees for sale but this is the first one I'd like to put on here while Im still in the process of getting Honeymations in order.  Kind of strapped for cash so Im pricing this to sell asap; $275.  Must be picked up for that price*

Locates in Miramar.  Thank you for your interest






  *Tree to the right in the photo.

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Hello Everyone,

Up for sale is a 65 gallon Kiew Yai Mango Tree that is producing already.  Pretty good mango for those who know it and it produces huge indochinese flavored fruit.

I have other trees for sale but this is the first one I'd like to put on here while Im still in the process of getting Honeymations in order.  Kind of strapped for cash so Im pricing this to sell asap; $275.  Must be picked up for that price*

Locates in Miramar.  Thank you for your interest







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Concrete dragonfruit post
« on: February 25, 2020, 10:08:39 PM »
I tip my hat to you sir.  To see your work in these pictures is very motivational. 

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I know it sounds crazy but I would just go for it.  Especially the Haden.  I lived in the Golden Gate Estates and did a lot in Felda and Immokalee.  If you dial it in, you might be able to eat your favorite mango right from your own tree for many years to come.  Why settle before giving it a shot you know?
 If it doesnt work out you can always top work it.  Where abouts in SWFL are you?

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Welcome aboard brother.  Ive met some pretty amazing people from here and the generosity Ive recieved from every person Ive met here is unmatched.  Ive been here for 1 season and I cant wait to return the favor.  By the way there are some really special people from Hawaii on here.  Im sure you guys can easily connect.  God bless you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: February 24, 2020, 05:24:30 PM »
Whats up Sayyad,  the pickering is doing great at the garden by the way. Hope all is well brother.

I have that community garden in Miramar I told you about and Miramar is an extremely caribbean community so they keep us honest lol.
Guyana Trinidad and Jamaica all have an influx of ancestory from India so a lot of their resources and lingo get mixed up. 
I wouldnt doubt the confusion but its one of my projects for this year is to clear that up. 

Buxton Spice is Black Spice and Black Spice is whats its called by the people.  But there is a much sweeter mango called the Blackie. I have Black Spice and the sap smells bland compared to what this Blackie seedling trees smell like. Theres 3.

The multiple bearing thing is actually something a lot of caribbean varieties do.  Remember in the caribbean they actually like the black spots and sap running.  They selected seedlings for yield and flavor back then.  Aesthetics is a lie to many folks from the caribbean 😏

All in all 2 trees bearing ripe fruit in February is nuts. 
But yea definitely not Black Spice.  Now I have another guy with the hairy mango which is what I believe many Jamaicans call Blackie because they actually look the same other than the fact that the Hairy Mango is smaller.

So to be clear blackie in Guyana is not the blackie I know from Jamaica?

Sidenote- Miramar resident here,  very cool about the community garden I heard about it a few years back but thought it was only about veggies...is that the same City run community garden?

Im working on figuring this all out lol.  The number 11 is in the mix too.  No its not run by the city.  Its a private garden a buddy of mine Hans started and he asked me to join him and since then we've loaded the place up. 

We'll be hosting mango tastings and providing space for a small farmers market/festival soon.  The goal is community and to raise awareness of the land and bring the city back to the roots.  Its tough because its in a rough pocket of Miramar so balancing all the stuff that comes with that and trying to focus on growing for the community is complicated.  I've had to scare off bad people and sometimes it becomes a headache but what can you do...

I dont care though because trees have always been bigger than people.  Ive met some really good people here like this Guyanese senior citizen and the community needs help.  Hans took it to heart and Ive made it my passion to watch over it.  Its not easy but the Honeymation Mango seed will be pulled from this ground one day.  Honeymations Miramar Community Garden.









First Honeymation Tree: Super Julie/Orange Sherbet/Wester(EdwardxEarle Carabao)

Neelam & Francique are the only trees fruiting on site this 1st season.
Soon when I get things organized I'll be inviting everyone from here. 






Good stuff I had a similar idea here a few years back about an project to introduce the Caribbean varieties to south FL for many of the same reasons, for the diaspora esp the second and third generations to know some of the fruit from their heritage. Keep it up!

Exactly my brother.  Israel is all of us. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: February 24, 2020, 04:26:37 PM »
Whats up Sayyad,  the pickering is doing great at the garden by the way. Hope all is well brother.

I have that community garden in Miramar I told you about and Miramar is an extremely caribbean community so they keep us honest lol.
Guyana Trinidad and Jamaica all have an influx of ancestory from India so a lot of their resources and lingo get mixed up. 
I wouldnt doubt the confusion but its one of my projects for this year is to clear that up. 

Buxton Spice is Black Spice and Black Spice is whats its called by the people.  But there is a much sweeter mango called the Blackie. I have Black Spice and the sap smells bland compared to what this Blackie seedling trees smell like. Theres 3.

The multiple bearing thing is actually something a lot of caribbean varieties do.  Remember in the caribbean they actually like the black spots and sap running.  They selected seedlings for yield and flavor back then.  Aesthetics is a lie to many folks from the caribbean 😏

All in all 2 trees bearing ripe fruit in February is nuts. 
But yea definitely not Black Spice.  Now I have another guy with the hairy mango which is what I believe many Jamaicans call Blackie because they actually look the same other than the fact that the Hairy Mango is smaller.

Glad to hear your project is going well.
Everything is doing well here. Just hoping for a good crop.

Reason I mentioned black spice is that my parents are Guyanese and have a few trees.
Also I know a bunch of other people with black spice trees in my locality.
I've tasted many of these fruits from many trees and they all have cac/zinc sap smell, small green fruit and black spots.
All these trees were grown from seed directly from Guyana.

Surprisingly, after the establishment not much resources were shared.
For instance Julie is not really common in Guyana but it is in both Trinidad and Jamaica.

With that being said, if your guy calls in blackie, that's cool.
He grew the tree so he can call it whatever he wants in my book.

I wouldn't be surprised if different subcultures in Guyana call things different names though.
Everything I'm saying is based on my Guyanese/Indian heritage.

Sorry for the long post.

Heres a picture from google.  Look at the consistent white markings in the green.  I really feel theyre all just different seedlings of the same things.  Like all the Haden crosses for example. 




Hit it on the money with the Cac smelling sap.  Youre probably right and maybe its the same thing you know...Black Spice and maybe the Rasta came back and said Blackie 😏.  I love this stuff because it shows people how connected our ancestors were.  Still pretty crazy to eat mango in February that actually has flavor 😂  God bless you brother



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: February 24, 2020, 04:09:58 PM »
Whats up Sayyad,  the pickering is doing great at the garden by the way. Hope all is well brother.

I have that community garden in Miramar I told you about and Miramar is an extremely caribbean community so they keep us honest lol.
Guyana Trinidad and Jamaica all have an influx of ancestory from India so a lot of their resources and lingo get mixed up. 
I wouldnt doubt the confusion but its one of my projects for this year is to clear that up. 

Buxton Spice is Black Spice and Black Spice is whats its called by the people.  But there is a much sweeter mango called the Blackie. I have Black Spice and the sap smells bland compared to what this Blackie seedling trees smell like. Theres 3.

The multiple bearing thing is actually something a lot of caribbean varieties do.  Remember in the caribbean they actually like the black spots and sap running.  They selected seedlings for yield and flavor back then.  Aesthetics is a lie to many folks from the caribbean 😏

All in all 2 trees bearing ripe fruit in February is nuts. 
But yea definitely not Black Spice.  Now I have another guy with the hairy mango which is what I believe many Jamaicans call Blackie because they actually look the same other than the fact that the Hairy Mango is smaller.

So to be clear blackie in Guyana is not the blackie I know from Jamaica?

Sidenote- Miramar resident here,  very cool about the community garden I heard about it a few years back but thought it was only about veggies...is that the same City run community garden?

Im working on figuring this all out lol.  The number 11 is in the mix too.  No its not run by the city.  Its a private garden a buddy of mine Hans started and he asked me to join him and since then we've loaded the place up. 

We'll be hosting mango tastings and providing space for a small farmers market/festival soon.  The goal is community and to raise awareness of the land and bring the city back to the roots.  Its tough because its in a rough pocket of Miramar so balancing all the stuff that comes with that and trying to focus on growing for the community is complicated.  I've had to scare off bad people and sometimes it becomes a headache but what can you do...

I dont care though because trees have always been bigger than people.  Ive met some really good people here like this Guyanese senior citizen and the community needs help.  Hans took it to heart and Ive made it my passion to watch over it.  Its not easy but the Honeymation Mango seed will be pulled from this ground one day.  Honeymations Miramar Community Garden.









First Honeymation Tree: Super Julie/Orange Sherbet/Wester(EdwardxEarle Carabao)

Neelam & Francique are the only trees fruiting on site this 1st season.
Soon when I get things organized I'll be inviting everyone from here. 






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: February 24, 2020, 10:08:37 AM »
Whats up Sayyad,  the pickering is doing great at the garden by the way. Hope all is well brother.

I have that community garden in Miramar I told you about and Miramar is an extremely caribbean community so they keep us honest lol.
Guyana Trinidad and Jamaica all have an influx of ancestory from India so a lot of their resources and lingo get mixed up. 
I wouldnt doubt the confusion but its one of my projects for this year is to clear that up. 

Buxton Spice is Black Spice and Black Spice is whats its called by the people.  But there is a much sweeter mango called the Blackie. I have Black Spice and the sap smells bland compared to what this Blackie seedling trees smell like. Theres 3.

The multiple bearing thing is actually something a lot of caribbean varieties do.  Remember in the caribbean they actually like the black spots and sap running.  They selected seedlings for yield and flavor back then.  Aesthetics is a lie to many folks from the caribbean 😏

All in all 2 trees bearing ripe fruit in February is nuts. 
But yea definitely not Black Spice.  Now I have another guy with the hairy mango which is what I believe many Jamaicans call Blackie because they actually look the same other than the fact that the Hairy Mango is smaller.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: February 23, 2020, 11:27:11 PM »
He doesnt have a grafted Blackie tree.  Theyre 3 seedlings of the Blackie Mango he brought back home years ago.  South Broward county, FL.  Let me say he literally has a jungle in his backyard.  It definitely handles fungus well.  Im still in awe to have a mango in February lol.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« on: February 23, 2020, 06:19:45 PM »
Found an older gentleman whos from guyana with 3 Blackie seedling trees.  Hes had fruits ripe on the tree since the first week of february.  He said it always does that and it bears twice.  The sap smells similar to Madame Francique but more towards the Carabao.  Ive had the mango of one of the other trees last year when I first met him.  Very hair mango but juicy so its easy to just suck all the flesh without getting fiber stuck in your teeth.  Super sweet with equal parts spice.

Im holding this mango like its a newborn puppy.






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No way.  Palmers have a classic bland mango flavor to me. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted Compost
« on: February 06, 2020, 11:38:31 PM »
Hello everyone,

Im looking for some organic compost in the south florida area.  If you can deliver it to a garden in Miramar It would be a plus.  Thank you for your time.

Best Regards,
Alex

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I'd love some of the Jaboticaba Esperenza seeds along with GuavirŠ-johvy.   

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question on mango tree grafting
« on: December 28, 2019, 04:27:53 PM »
100% from my experience.  But once you cut all the branches from the dwarf variety itís almost as if it gives up and the much more vigorous cultivar takes over and goes back to its original vigorous growth pattern. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Manohar Mango
« on: October 27, 2019, 09:58:12 AM »
Hello,

Im really interested in this variety because I feel Original Chaunsa mangoes are the best tasting.  I have the original chaunsa and when smelling crushed leaves of manohar you can clearly smell the similar sweetness thats peculiar to Chaunsa mangoes. 

Does anyone here have fruiting trees they can share pictures of?  Obviously we're out of season but I was wondering if anyone had any additional info or pictures. When diving into this forum I realize it was a variety that came through here. 

Thank you for your time.

Best Regards,
Alex

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Looking for Cuban Mango Scions
« on: October 11, 2019, 12:49:48 AM »
Thanks for responding.  Squam has bizcochuell but he stops selling scions September 1st. Maybe I'll have to wait.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2019 SoCal Mango tasting
« on: October 11, 2019, 12:30:25 AM »
I love seeing all them Sindhri mangoes.  I hope you giys enkoyed yourselves.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Cuban Mango Scions
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:50:38 AM »
Hello everyone,

Im looking to add a couple rare cuban mangoes to my collection.  Im half Cuban and my grandmother is my biggest fan when it comes to my collection of mangoes.  She really wants me to try and get some of these varieties: Bizcochuelo, Manga Amarilla, Manga Mamey, Manga Pera, And Manga Manzana.  I hope this forum can make it happen.    Im looking for budwood and maybe some actual trees.  Thank you.

Best Regards,
Alex

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Kurashige Mango grafts in Florida pushing
« on: October 05, 2019, 04:38:01 PM »
You know who you are and thank you so much for making this possible.  Here we have Kurashige from Hawaii pushing from all sides.  Ive shared this with 2 other close friends in Florida.  Theres on other person who I will make sure has it as well once I can cut a scion or two from whats here.







Best Regards,

Alex

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Info on OBO mango
« on: September 24, 2019, 09:30:57 PM »
Yea that looks real nice.  Thank you for posting.  I wonder whats the background on it.

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