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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tampa mango Fest
« on: May 28, 2023, 09:28:55 AM »
A compadre sent me this. Kiddo lives over there by McDill

For me I would like a Bombay Valencia Pride seedling. What say you ?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Lachanophobia
« on: April 29, 2023, 03:01:41 PM »
Is this even possible? I may have never had or lost my mind but fear of vegetables. When I was little my grandmother beat me with a stock of celery but I feared her much more than celery😡


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sensation mango from South Florida
« on: April 25, 2023, 10:16:03 PM »
I saw an article on the mangoes of Pakistan and I saw one name sensation I remember someone from across the pond mentioning that mango. After a Google search it seems to be in circulation also Mediterranean area. One description was of a darwfish tree with a red fruit that is very sweet and desirable  the tree itself can take lower temperatures is late season. Could this possibly also go by the name of Miami late

Is there any difference between a Red Bombay and a Green Bombay mango. Is it more than just color. I've Been Told the red from Jamaica fruits better. I have the green Bombay but if the red one blooms easier. That's the one I want

Rasta update in Jamaica the red is bigger

Tropical Fruit Discussion / P-22 vs Cecilove
« on: April 22, 2023, 06:54:45 AM »
I just pulled out a old unproductive citrus tree new real estate available what should I plant.
I know nothing of P22 the CC love I gave my daughter is precocious.

I find some are useful and others are humors. There's folks on the Gulf Coast who sometimes compare mangoes to junk food. A little artistic exaggeration here but if you took a Flintstone vitamins smash it with a hammer then poured Capri Sun over them that's what this mango  taste like.😅 Then there's some who visit Seacrest Boulevard who go a little over the top. This mango has a note that's almost as if a bee was dancing on an Asian pear then pollinated this tree. Then there's the caveman review. Ugh this one good mango. Mangoes are about fun and joy and some folks just take things too seriously lol

As far as taste flavor and aroma how do you rate these three mangoes in order from 1 to 3. Of course one is you're most favorite. I'll list them alphabetically not to show any bias
 Ice Cream
 Little Gem
 White Piri

Yes John 51 I had to sing my alphabet song to get it right. Hopefully!

I found this video extremely interesting especially because it seems as though our climate is slightly changing. And that's why I'm grafting more of the easy blooming varieties. Dr Campbell mentioned that closer to the Equator they use plant growth inhibitors or plant steroids to induce bloom. I Wonder if he's referring to gibberellic acid. Well I guess I have my homework cut out for me. Not too happy with partial blooms on some of my trees and the wind of last week was a real kick in the pants,(Santos%2DVillalobos%20et%20al

I'm only a month into this pineapple Adventure but since my friends are mostlygrafters. Since I put the word out that I'm interested in pineapples. I've been flooded with generosity so I had to figure out how to protect these two pineapples from the masked Bandit. This forum is a well of knowledge that has served me greatly. Still have some fine-tuning to do this evening such as wearing chain link to the bottom of the cage and gauge to stakes

Already it's not even rainy season. Was it built in a extremely low area with poor drainage?

Anyone going to this. Friend of mine made me aware of this. He will be hanging out in the mango section in case anyone wants to swap chicken recipes🙂
Not sure but there may be a entrance fee 😅

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango April bloom
« on: April 08, 2023, 08:11:15 AM »
Well has Popeye would say Blow Me Down Juliet is blooming again. I have no Rhyme or Reason Why but it is. All I know is it's been 91 for several weeks and no rain. Am I the only one being blessed by blooming April🙂

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tropical Pepino melon
« on: April 02, 2023, 05:39:17 PM »
Some of the descriptions of this sound tasty but some reviews from grocery store bought melons not so much. Could it be with proper picking and ripening it would  taste melon like

Went to Seacrest Boulevard today to pick up my Carpe Diem mango tree. Had a very nice visit with Tropical Chris today letting her know that I feel honored and privileged to have this Legacy seedling she has produced. She seems genuinely enthusiastic about the flavor of her new mango version. She also shared with my friend and I that she will have several unique varieties from across the pond and Windward Islands but that is as much as I'm going to say. When the timing is right she will share an elaborate but there's exciting times ahead at Truly Tropicals

Carpe diem to seize the moment to pluck the day

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Orange essence versus Orange Sherbet bloom
« on: March 29, 2023, 05:39:03 AM »
My orange sherbet over the last two seasons has had partial bloom. Does orange essence bloom more consistently than OS?

Setting up a mini warbler Nursery irrigation Zone.
Spacing on Mini wobblers are 10 to 20 ft
I know the radius is 10  the diameter is 20 ft. I wasn't understanding that 10 ft turns a circle into a square and in my mind thought that the head-to-head spray patterns would not necessarily cancel each other but cause some areas to receive more irrigation than others. Would alternating the height of the risers be beneficial for spray pattern and even water distribution🙂

Since Galatians exposed me to the Miracles of the mini wobbler. I have taken irrigation up as a hobby helping local folks who are small potatoes small fry set up systems. In return I get to pick from their Nursery stock and distribute it through the co-op I've established. All just for fun and entertainment. Laid my eyeballs on some Florida special pineapples yeah boy

Mema in law summer preservation experiment not Alpine most likely it's Kunook Canadian

Along with a 15 lb pressure reducer these are my new friends

My grafting list consists of Ah Ping reasoning I'm going to graft it onto the west side of cotton candy which will be visible from my sliding glass door. It is ultra early and has a beautiful red fruit Pleasant to the eye. Secondly some more Dupuis Saigon on two large Valencia Pride. Reasoning it is early delicious and highly recommended by Walter. Thirdly Sunrise on large Valencia Pride. Reasoning it is said to be a good alternative to Jakarta for folks in the interior. Lastly Super Julie in a big way onto ST. Reasoning easy bloomer that I fell in love with last season. At this point in my life I want consistent bloomers because time is precious. In addendum to lastly I acquired a Starch mango tree from Lara Farms that I'm waiting to be able to get budwood. And there's a local seedling of Blackie that came from Jamaica many years ago. That seems by the shape of the fruit to have been cross pollinated with Julie. This will be it's second season of fruiting. Hoping this season confirms last. My friends tree seems uniquely special. So I may be grafting this onto a ital provision tree

Dupuis Saigon budwood got from Walter last season

Has anyone grown alpine strawberries from seed in Florida instead of getting transplants from up North.

From The Extension: Strawberries for central Florida
Juanita PopenoeFor the Daily Commercial
Strawberries are grown as an annual crop in Florida over the winter.
Have you ever wanted to grow your own strawberries so you can pick those luscious berries at peak ripeness off your own plants instead of the practically tasteless hard ones you get at the store? You can grow your own, but it is not easy and it is very different from how they are grown in the north.

Strawberries are grown as an annual plant in Florida
Strawberry transplants from the north (usually Canada) that have been cold stored and exposed to short day lengths are planted in September-October in Florida so they will start flowering quickly. They will continue to produce flowers and fruit in cycles through April if cool temperatures continue.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sea weed
« on: March 21, 2023, 03:09:17 PM »

Has anyone had experience or an opinion on this variety🙂

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Anthracnose on mango fruit set
« on: March 19, 2023, 10:50:27 AM »
I know to spray before bloom then during bloom but after fruit set if there is a small speck or Dot of anthracnose. Can you systemically eradicate it with commercial fungicides or will it spread to the fruit much later during its development. I've been asked not to talk about what I use but it has two modes of action and is commercial and I rotate after two applications of each fungicide in my Arsenal. March winds are problematic for spraying.

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