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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapple Pleasure mango
« on: May 31, 2023, 07:46:04 PM »
Listed as a robust vigorous tree, how small can this mango be kept trimmed yet still fruit?
I'd be happy with 5-6 fruit each season for personal consumption or tossing a couple in a mango box to send to my son in Oregon.

We have a few people growing it on the forum. (I'm not one of them but I've seen plenty of mature trees).
I guess it depends on how small you thing small is. I'd say an 8-10ft tree might be able to work.
This is not that productive of a variety but the fruits tend to be really big so you'd need a tree to be able to support that weight without breaking.

You should also consider pina colada if you want something less vigorous with some of the same flavor profiles.


If I could keep it at 10 ft and still get fruit, it would serve my needs.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapple Pleasure mango
« on: May 31, 2023, 07:37:29 PM »
I've already planted a 3 gallon pineapple pleasure. It's planted in a filled in ground pool. It's planted in the shallow end hoping to contain It's roots somewhat.
I'm dealing with a 70+ year old Haden trying to keep it at 15 ft. Constant vigilance until I get too old. I'm willing to keep my trees pruned religiously.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pineapple Pleasure mango
« on: May 31, 2023, 07:31:14 AM »
Listed as a robust vigorous tree, how small can this mango be kept trimmed yet still fruit?
I'd be happy with 5-6 fruit each season for personal consumption or tossing a couple in a mango box to send to my son in Oregon.

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Great fruit, not worth all the trouble in my opinion. Too many others fruits that will reward your efforts.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this jak ripe and ready to pick?
« on: May 30, 2023, 04:46:01 PM »
I put my nose up to it. No fruit smell yet.  Thanks for any info. Not sure when ready to pick. Don't know the variety.

You should wait until you detect a muskie juicy Fruit gum smell early morning before the breeze starts. The riper it is, the less latex you'll encounter. If your interest is  cooking a green Jak Fruit, you could take it now. Rainy season will make them swell up a bit.

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The afternoon showers have glanced my garden. Perfect weather for the fruit.
 Getting anxious about the 3 gallon trees I planted in March, not very moist 2 inches down. Might be dragging the hose tomorrow

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Limestone base under my topsoil facilitates quick drainage. Standing water is not an issue in our neighborhood. Let the water percolate into the aquifer as nature designed
What is your elevation, are you on the coastal ridge?
Your setup in a low area could be a problem if the water table is high.

I'm 17 foot above sea level. Been heavily mulching for 13 years. We soak it up.

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Limestone base under my topsoil facilitates quick drainage. Standing water is not an issue in our neighborhood. Let the water percolate into the aquifer as nature designed

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: TM Red Jack Fruit
« on: May 28, 2023, 10:40:19 AM »
Is it supposed to be a soft or firm fruit?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Beverly Mango
« on: May 26, 2023, 02:05:41 AM »
How well is your Beverly doing now, LEOOEL? I bumped this thread  because I  planted a 3 gallon Beverly in March. 5 years later, your Beverly should be mature.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango weed wacker damage
« on: May 25, 2023, 06:10:53 PM »
I'm devastated right now...I've lost about 10 mangoes to weed wacker damage from my lawn guy.  I feel so sad.  Some mangoes are still attached but have deep marks on them from the weed wacker.  Should I remove these mangoes or will they be able to recover?

I'm going to spend all my free time this weekend putting down cardboard and clearing around trees  :'(  :'(

I started growing rare palms 29 years ago. After one incident, I never allowed anyone but myself to do any work in my garden. Only a certified arborist was given access.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Coastal Location
« on: May 24, 2023, 08:45:59 PM »
What is the "standard" for being locared near the coast?
 I'm located 4 miles due west of Brickell area in Miami. My theory is all those buildings and concrete between the coast and my garden significantly lowers the humidity.
Are my fruit trees in the Julian Lara "honey zone?"

Long time lurker
Finally got registered ️

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Big problem with bees
« on: May 24, 2023, 03:25:14 PM »
Went to use the Weber kettle BBQ and discovered a huge hive of bees taking up 80% of the space between grill and cover.

Any ideas on how to deal with it????

Dan

Bring the grill to the mango men in Homestead, they are bee keepers. I bet you leave with some amazing mangoes

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sea weed
« on: May 24, 2023, 03:18:55 PM »
Wondering if anyone who's nearby close enough to collect some of this seaweed that is washing up on the shore here and there has taken the opportunity to collect some to use as feritilizer?

I've heard that some back-to-the-landers in Florida were doing that a several decades ago.  They collected it as it washed up, rinsed the salt out of it, composted it, and turned it into the soil as free food for their veggie gardens.

It probably should be suitable for some fruit trees once it's composted.

Just pondering . . . .

Paul M.
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Proper composting would be the key. In an organically grown garden, trees don't take up what the microbes don't supply.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango identification-best guess
« on: May 24, 2023, 02:55:59 PM »
Look just like the fruit on my old Haden tree. I'm no mango maven.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: May 24, 2023, 02:30:37 PM »
Orange Sherbet finally woke up from its winter hibernation




1 1/2 ft tall Nam Doc Mai #4 trying to produce again.. too early bud!


How long has your Orange Sherbet and  Nam Doc Mai #4 been planted in the ground?

and Maha has tiny fruits... I'll probably keep 1-2 healthiest ones for this year - if they hold



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