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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya in FL anecdote
« on: September 24, 2022, 02:11:28 PM »
Way to go Joe!

Think we are going to see nice developments with creative crossing. Keep up the great work!

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Cool video and comparison! Your kid has presentation skills!!

While yellow df is sweeter than all of the other df I've tried, I enjoyed the flavor of American Beauty the most. Really dig the funky colors of the reds and purples too.

Try a slice of yellow with the PH at the same time. =)

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Congrats on your successful relocation! Lots of fun checking out the plant pics, will be great seeing how things develop. Best of luck!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What kind of mango is this?
« on: September 14, 2022, 06:26:48 PM »
Keitt? Kent? What is the flavor like?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What To Do With Green Bananas?
« on: September 13, 2022, 10:45:18 PM »
Thanks everyone! Gonna give em a try. =)

Probably will go with fried and baked first.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What To Do With Green Bananas?
« on: September 13, 2022, 11:22:12 AM »
Inspired by Brad, I chopped a fruiting banana stalk that was damaging our fence. In the past, would've waited till ripe, but after seeing those cado trees taken out, got the nerve up to take it down.

Question: Can you do anything to make super green bananas edible? These are Sweethearts. Not sure if they can be used like plantains at this stage. All ideas are welcome and appreciated!

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A few lemon drop, papaya, guava, carambola, small saps, peppers, some nanners are ripening, and an avocado is darkening early.
Which avocado?

A lone Oro Negro is blackening, and has been since weeks ago (70%?). All others are totally green.

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A few lemon drop, papaya, guava, carambola, small saps, peppers, some nanners are ripening, and an avocado is darkening early.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: It's September 1st, where are your Mangos?
« on: September 09, 2022, 04:24:06 PM »
Lil Gem appears to be a mid and late season winner! 

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When it feels a little soft/has some give when you squeeze it, the fruit is likely ready. I will cut part of one side, and place the mango cut side down on a plate. If the slice is good, I eat the rest. If still sour or tough, I let the rest of the mango sit out and ripen some more, and try the next day.

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Cutting/shipping scions on Monday. One more order available, more in near future if interested. $30 + $12 for shipping for 7 scions, wrapped with buddy tape.


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Best way to prep is with good rootstock to graft onto when trees arrive, and be ready for temp and humidity control. Don't forget the buddy tape.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone willing to send one seed to me
« on: September 04, 2022, 01:41:49 PM »
For those that receive, its a good idea to share with others down the line.

It is also a good idea to establish yourself as an active member before asking for hookups. Once you have posted a bit and made some friends, the door for sharing opens up.

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Yangmei does not seem "hard to grow." Rejuvenating plants that have been bare-rooted and shipped from China is the hard part. Once established, they are pretty hardy.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 10b (south florida) perennial staple foods
« on: September 04, 2022, 09:12:09 AM »
moringa

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Mangos from India Grown in Florida?
« on: September 03, 2022, 09:29:32 PM »
Any overripe mango can taste bad; Malika can be extra awful. That said, picked and properly ripened, is very nice.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone willing to send one seed to me
« on: September 03, 2022, 06:46:41 PM »
I'm with Carolyn!

What are you looking for Asifh?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Mangos from India Grown in Florida?
« on: September 03, 2022, 02:40:12 PM »
Kesar and Guava

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Look/post in the Temperate Fruit Buy/Sell area.

Also, some people on FB are starting to offer fruit for sale. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba bonsai?
« on: August 30, 2022, 11:16:38 AM »
The Sabara already has a pretty shape to it. Going to be super nice.


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As far as i know Ziziphus mauritiana - Thai thornless (Though multiple similar names have been used) is the only grafted Jujube you can find selling in south florida.
People don't really sell the Chinese ones locally this far south.

+1
Thai and Indian thornless jujube appear to be the same to me.


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Was told this:

With poly seeds, the plant that stands out as most different is usually a cross, and the others tend to be clones of the mother.

If you have 3 or more plants from one seed, could try the crushed leaf test and see which one is most different from the others. That will likely be the cross.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba bonsai?
« on: August 28, 2022, 01:39:07 PM »
Sounds like you are on the right track!

Would love to see some pics; now, and as you progress.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Dragon Fruit pollen
« on: August 28, 2022, 01:17:44 PM »
Unless local and/or fresh, will not work.

Best bet is to grow several varieties. SugarDragon (S8) is a good pollen stock to have around, and has good fruit. There are other epiphyllum species that may be good to grow for pollen. You need to have it on hand.

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