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Neelum

WIth a "U"

NeelUUUm

=)

My favorite late season mangoes are mmm4 and Lil Gem

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Neelam

......damnit!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Name That Solanum! ...please
« on: January 29, 2023, 09:54:23 PM »
Thanks! They are pretty monstrous at this point CeeJey. In ground over a year and have been flowering since last spring, just now setting fruit. The vines are draping over a jatropha tree that is about 8 - 10 feet tall, and wider than that.  I would guess 16 - 20 feet each, or more total length.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Name That Solanum! ...please
« on: January 29, 2023, 08:20:43 PM »
Jealous roblack!

Pretty sure mine are kaput after that last storm

I know that fruit jealousy feeling well, lmao! Fret not, you shall partake as well. =)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Name That Solanum! ...please
« on: January 29, 2023, 08:39:30 AM »
Think this is solanum pachyandrum. Just noticed fruits. Have at least 2 vines growing together, and did some hand pollination.







Got you some seeds/fruit when they are ready Kittycatus! =)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: January 28, 2023, 08:53:44 PM »
Baby the trees in an area where they won't pass RKN, and use them for graft stock.

After getting them healthy, treat for RKN.   

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Lovely little tree arrived yesterday, actually larger than expected and very healthy. Thank you mucho!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: January 27, 2023, 06:16:09 PM »
It looks like it's going to be a good year.  I've got confirmed bloom on Banganpalli, Jehangir, Kesar, Jumbo Kesar, Julie, Dot, East Indian, Janardhan Pasand, USDA Himsagar, Neelam, Mahmood Vikarabad, #11, and Alumpur Baneshan.   I'm spraying the heck out of them this year cuz I'm tired of losing fruit to powdery mildew attacks.  Waiting for bloom on Borsha, Malda, Sindhri, Manohar, Sonpari, Panchadarakalasa, Dashiri and Royal Special.

Please send address! =)

Those are some really interesting varieties; wonderful mix. Exciting thinking of what's to come

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: January 27, 2023, 12:01:14 PM »
...plus Maha grafted branch now too =)

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Interesting read on other uses for maprang seeds:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405844019357123

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: January 26, 2023, 05:23:14 PM »
Looking flowery to me Tom! Good luck with the Maha!!

Add Sweet Tart to the blooming trees in our yard, along with Glenn, Sugar Loaf, Ceci Love, and Sein Ta Lone (Guava). Hard to say bc buds are tiny, but Mmmmmm4 may be joining the fruiting crew as well. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What Type of Maprang Is This?
« on: January 26, 2023, 04:58:22 PM »
The leaves put off a citrus mango smell when crushed, similar to LZ and OS.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: January 26, 2023, 11:52:05 AM »
Here’s an example


Simon

Like the person in the gym who only works upper body

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What Type of Maprang Is This?
« on: January 26, 2023, 11:29:30 AM »
Thanks FG! She's been sitting in partial sun with no special care. Don't even recall if I've fed it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / What Type of Maprang Is This?
« on: January 26, 2023, 08:12:17 AM »
Grew this maprang from seed. Do not recall where it came from. Does anyone have an idea if this could be the sweet or the sweet and sour variety, or other? The leaves put off a citrus mango smell when crushed, similar to LZ and OS.



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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling: some plants
« on: January 25, 2023, 10:16:15 PM »
Hey! What can you tell us about garcinia sp de Amazonia? Taste?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are my jujubes ripe
« on: January 25, 2023, 03:30:36 PM »
No new or improved varieties have arisen within my sites or reach, as of yet

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are my jujubes ripe
« on: January 25, 2023, 10:12:42 AM »
Here are some pretty ripe fruits. They can get a little lighter than this, then start to get darker colors again and the flavor starts to change/turn.





...also, when you pick one, note the taste and color. They should be a little sweet. If they are totally bland, too early. If they are mildly sweet, crispy, and refreshing, they are ripe. If they are pretty sweet with more complex flavors, they are overripe.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are my jujubes ripe
« on: January 25, 2023, 08:55:40 AM »
Not yet. They will turn light yellow, almost white when ripe. If they start to turn yellowi-orangish, they've gone too far (although some may like funky overripe jujubes).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango blooms: spray or nay?
« on: January 24, 2023, 06:47:52 PM »
=)

Thank you

Another thought is, if you spray (or not), the tree will drop what it can't handle and you can always cull to make the crop lighter. So the real experts might favor spraying so you have the healthiest blooms possible and more options going forward.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango blooms: spray or nay?
« on: January 24, 2023, 06:40:55 PM »
I agree with seeing how your trees do naturally without spray. A lot of trouble to goto for something you may not need or want. Depends a lot on weather too, so can see how spraying might be a good insurance policy.  ....shit, I don't know what to do either.

You may also want to think about what your goal is; do you want as much fruit as possible, or do you want moderate amounts of the tastiest fruit possible? Not sure about this, but seems some of the best mangoes I've had were from trees that produced moderate to light crops that year.

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At least ya'll got trees and have a chance. USPS seems to have lost my trees. Came and went yesterday and today, no package. Tracking no help.

https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?qtc_tLabels1=9505510594013020596393
the tracking status says it's delayed, but still on the way.
I feel so sorry for what happened.

bill

Thank you Bill. Please don't feel bad about my trees. USPS dropped the ball, and I know how this thing can go. You have been tremendously kind and generous with your time and effort, and sacrificed sleep and chill time to help more people out. I have nothing but gratitude for you and all those who assisted.

I may be hitting people up for budwood in the near future, so anyone who has anything other than Biqi/BC, please contact me if you can sell scions. Got some good rootstock already.

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At least ya'll got trees and have a chance. USPS seems to have lost my trees. Came and went yesterday and today, no package. Tracking no help.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango blooms: spray or nay?
« on: January 24, 2023, 11:14:07 AM »
No spraying here, but 2 miles from the bay/ocean.

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