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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: September 24, 2021, 11:02:23 PM »
Thanks Simon, for some reason my Cac didnít hold any fruits this year, last year they were excellent.

Tree ripen LZ was 1.8 lbs with 26.1 brix. It was full of lemon zest flavor near the skin, subtle hint of lemon zest in the middle. It was an excellent quality fruit. I am looking forward to the rest that are still hanging on the tree. I didnít find tree ripen one much different than the ones picked mature green and ripened on the counter.






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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: September 23, 2021, 09:20:53 PM »
LZs starting to ripe! First one I tasted was super sweet with a kick of lemon zest. I forgot to check brix but will check for this tree ripen one.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pintangatuba pollination
« on: July 22, 2021, 09:02:46 PM »
Here is the overall size of the star cherry. You can see fruits on the ground. Fruits filled the air with mango/papaya/pineapple aroma, too bad they are too sour.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pintangatuba pollination
« on: July 22, 2021, 11:34:30 AM »
Mine has been fruiting all by itself, it was in a 3-gal when purchased in 2019 and up potted to 15 gal. It is about 3í tall now. I am between low and hi desert in dry zone 9b. However, I donít like the fruits, they are way too sour for me. Fruits seem to ripen very quickly, if not picked when they start to turn yellow, next day it might be on the ground.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: July 20, 2021, 12:39:31 PM »
I would love to see people eat fruit for the fruit itself  and not based on what a random machine says.

Most definitely, I have 2 1/2 LZs for that reason. 2 are on turpentine and 1 with PPK grafted on Manila.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: July 19, 2021, 10:59:19 PM »
Cool, I will wait longer this year. Last year I picked at slightest yellowing around the nose and let them ripe on the counter. Some ended up with a brix of 28.1, there are definitely some room for improvements then!




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: July 19, 2021, 10:02:03 PM »
Those are some nice looking LZs Simon, thanks for sharing. Here are some almost ready to pick LZs on my second tree. My third LZ is a graft on Manila and holding only 1 fruit this season.





Tbat sure doesn't look like its close to being ready.

At least share a picture or some tips about when to pick.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: July 19, 2021, 09:06:05 PM »
Those are some nice looking LZs Simon, thanks for sharing. Here are some almost ready to pick LZs on my second tree. My third LZ is a graft on Manila and holding only 1 fruit this season.





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: July 18, 2021, 01:01:12 PM »
The Mulgoba is a Florida mango (suspected seedling from India), which is documented in the CRFG material and is the founding fruit of the Florida mango industry, being a progenitor to most of the commercial successes like Haden. It's sought after when available, but never rose to the point of being a commercial success due to it's infrequent fruiting. If grown somewhere where there's enough cold influence, the fruiting may be more consistent.

That's very good to know and worthy of trying. I will send an updated list to Alex.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: July 18, 2021, 11:26:11 AM »
With such strong cold influence, you may be able to fruit the North Indian type mangoes that don't fruit much in Florida. Like Mulgoba and Shamsul Asamar. Definitely worth trying difficult to fruit types.

Looks like Alex may have Shamsul Asamar, I need to order scions from him. Not sure about Mulgoba, didn't see any glowing reviews on it yet.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: July 13, 2021, 06:01:13 PM »
Has anyone approached ZHPP about selling mislabeled AB for years, or they don't care?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: July 12, 2021, 09:37:45 PM »
Pic of alampur baneshan.



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What a waste especially here, sorry for you loss.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: July 12, 2021, 04:43:55 PM »
I will post pictures of alampur later today after work. I bought it as 7 gal from champa last fall. I believe it came from pine island nursery. It hasnít done anything other than flowering. I removed small fruitlets but it flowered for the second time.

Edit: Oolie, I would definitely like to grow those varieties that donít do well in Florida, but would like to try it first. Sapote, these LZs are from end of April bloom.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: July 12, 2021, 01:40:42 PM »
I donít have Gary but I do have it on my list to grow. Currently I have the following besides lz and ndm, cac, st, dwarf Hawaiian, peach cobbler, Phoenix, Julie, candy corn, m-4, alampur baneshan, mun su Ki (?), ice cream, spirit of 76, ugly Betty, Glenn, ok rung, harvest moon, sein ta lone, fruit punch, Pickering, CC, orange essence, orange sherbet, Diamond, cotton candy, Alphonso, lemon meringue, sugarloaf, pram Kai mei, lancetilla, k-3, honey kiss, Carrie, ceci love, zinc, p-22 etc. Most are fruiting sized but I removed the fruitlets to let them grow.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / SoCal LZ and NDM update 2021
« on: July 12, 2021, 11:50:36 AM »
I would like to share a few pictures of my LZ and NDM from zone 9b. We get low 50s sometimes until end of April or early May, so my mangoes are always late to ripe. Other mango growers of SoCal, please share you pictures. Both LZ and NDM are in rootmaker panel with open bottom. I had to plant them really closely due to space limitations and currently growing over 40 varieties of mangoes and other sub tropicals . Happy gardening!

LZ


NDM


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB - Pitomba
« on: June 04, 2021, 01:29:21 PM »
Mine was leggy as well and required additional staking. It rebounded to this quickly in 50:50 mix of worm gold plus and pro-mix.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB - Pitomba
« on: June 04, 2021, 10:58:27 AM »
It is somewhat leggy, but I donít mind itís shape.



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB - Pitomba
« on: June 04, 2021, 09:58:48 AM »
My 7 gal bought from champa early last year is holding fruits. I potted it in 15 gal soon after purchasing. It flowered last year but didnít fruit. I looked at it closely yesterday and saw fruits hanging, it has become a tall tree ~9í high from bottom of the pot. Jimmy @ Champa honors previously advertised sale pricing until a new one is posted.



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Hak IP lychees
« on: June 03, 2021, 01:50:21 AM »
I bought some Hak Ip and Sweetheart lychee from Lara Farms on facebook a couple weeks ago. If you have a facebook account it might be worth a shot.

I will check out Lara Farms, thanks for the info.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Hak IP lychees
« on: June 03, 2021, 01:49:09 AM »
From Florida or Hawaii?

From either place would do.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Hak IP lychees
« on: June 02, 2021, 08:28:52 PM »
I would like to buy 2 large priority mail box full of Hak Ips if anyone has it, and possibly more throughout the season. Please pm me.  ~14 lbs of lychees fit in large priority mail box last time I ordered.

Thanks.

JC

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Just finished planting my 2 Dongkui and 2 An Hai in 5 gal rootmaker pots. I used Pro-Mix mixed with pumice and bio-char. I am keeping them in loft with plenty of indirect lighting. Also added a humidifier for humidity, I have to add water every 2 days or so until I buy a bigger unit. Hoping for the best and thanks to Ken again for making this happen.



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Payment sent for 2 Dongkui. Thanks for making them available.

JC

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2021 Lychee Season
« on: March 03, 2021, 12:43:59 AM »



Out of everything Iím growing the bees love the lychee tree the most, whole tree is swarmed and buzzing... has anyone ever had lychee honey? Just as there is clover ect, I can image if one had a lychee grove it would be possible.

-joe

Beautiful tree! How old is the lychee tree?

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