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Would be hard to confirm you have a cold tolerant mango living in south Florida where it hardly drops below 40’. Id place the burden of developing cold tolerant variety on northern florida folks.

You’ll want the sop to look as tree fresh as possible, the black spotting is visual sign of decomposition process beginning, the inside of the sops would be near complete mush.

For Mamey I have found excellent fruit at the local spanish flea market. I go for the biggest mamey available and also look for one that feels slightly soft, you will want the fruit that has been allowed to mature fully on tree.

With Ilama you will want to mound the planting area or plant on a hill in well draining soil where there is no standing water.
I have also read they benefit from Iron rich soils.
The leaves will have a floppied wrinkled look when overwatered.
They have responded well to composted chicken manure.

Planning on putting “Grimal” in ground it has fully rooted out in 15 gallon. My plan is to amend the native sandy soil in10’x10’  space with 9cubic ft of peat moss, some composted horse n cow manure, and dusting of bone and blood meal. All this mixed in thoroughly with top 2 ft of soil.
Are there any other amendments i should use?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hunt for the best Surinam Cherry
« on: June 10, 2022, 07:05:09 AM »
Introducing “ Ruby Grapefruit” Surinam, out of eight fruiting seedling trees I have one of decent eating quality that to me taste has balanced flavor resemblance of “ruby” grapefruit.
 This may be a common flavor profile among some varieties of Surinam.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mysore vs Raja Puri vs Pisang Raja
« on: June 06, 2022, 05:03:59 PM »
No Pisang raja sounds like a great banana though, do others agree Pisang raja is the manzano banana? Are their other names for this banana?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mysore vs Raja Puri vs Pisang Raja
« on: June 06, 2022, 02:24:53 PM »
I think you would love Pisang Ceylon and Mysore, Pisang ceylon seems to have bigger fruit and more berry flavor while mysore seem to be smaller fruit  and more honey flavor.
Raja puri grow like a dwarf compared to the other two, the fruit is excellent eating with mild berry flavor.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sri gading chemp jack seeds
« on: June 04, 2022, 08:46:14 PM »
Received in excellent condition, planting tomorrow, Thank you for the seeds!

Excellent seller would recommend,  the e-4 abius I got from have been sprouting up!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hunt for the best Surinam Cherry
« on: May 12, 2022, 07:52:38 PM »
Growing and fruiting several types myself. Just recently did an exterior job for client and was able to try fruit from her Surinam. They were very large and extremely juicy, some of the best ive had. I noticed the tree trunk had a sprinkler head 2 ft away and was receiving lots of water weekly. I’ve noticed on my own Surinams the largest juiciest fruit comes during the rains.

Who’s still Jabo Hunting?! My Sabara has started to fruit finally and find them excellent eating. This thread has me a little confused on the “ Grimal” variety. Is Grimal still thought to be a spirito- santensis?

My Sabara growth rate is more than a foot per year, I know they can push 30 ft in height here in Florida.

I followed Zills advice for pruning larger trees where he said remove half the canopy each year, the half  I removed after fruiting did not bloom this year.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / wtb Keitt Mango Scions
« on: April 17, 2022, 09:13:59 AM »
Looking for Keitt Mango Scions that are ready for graphting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Organic scale control
« on: April 15, 2022, 04:49:10 AM »
Tanglefoot around trunk, I have not had a problem with direct applications to the trunk.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Humic Acid
« on: March 31, 2022, 12:17:41 PM »
Great Topic, wish I had the knowledge of using Humates with first plantings, I would have mix in with the soil. Going forward top dressing application twice a year.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Real Ukraine
« on: March 02, 2022, 05:33:24 AM »
But what majority of their country do they represent?! Please sir, tropical fruit forum is an online community aimed at connecting the nations of the world through tropical fruit discussions and trades, I feel your submitted post is much more appropriate for a online community such as Reddit.

Your tree will continue to drop existing leaves to make way for new spring growth. The sops here are all pushing new leaves now that warmer weather is back.

They seem to be everbearing trees, they only slowdown for the cold here, some completely shutdown. They are lovers of sunshine, water and nutrient rich soil.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ilama tree width
« on: January 29, 2022, 08:16:33 AM »
Local Tree must be 20 years old, looks to be grafted, pink interior fruit. Have seen it hard pruned, could be bigger

Last year or maybe year before that a cold front pruned the early bloom for us.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How do you get bananas to fruit?
« on: December 16, 2021, 06:15:39 AM »
Varieties i have fruiting after planting as pups on April 1st 2021.


Pisang Ceylan


Dwarf Namwah

Raja Puri

Orinoco 1st Rack

Orinoco 2nd rack, this one came out flexing

The planting location is slightly mounded about two feet. Lee organic Compost was mix into the top few feet of soil as well as some organic fertilizers( bonemeal, bloodmeal, horse and chicken). Mulching and  top dressing of horse manure applied after planting. Two applications of Chicken manure have been applied to root zone few months apart. Watering as needed averaging twice weekly.

May 23rd nearing 2 months after install.

April 1st first day in Ground

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling: Some seedlings for sale
« on: November 28, 2021, 09:10:04 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Concerning hand pollinating soursop
« on: November 16, 2021, 01:44:00 PM »

Is that a seedling or a named cultivar?
Is the tree in full sun?

Seedling from PIN. It does get the most sun outta the 3 trees flowering.

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