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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Mangos for sale local pickup $4/lb
« Last post by skhan on Today at 10:16:19 AM »
Update: 7/16/24

I will probably only have mangos for sale for 2 more weeks.

We have:
Orange Sherbet
Peach Cobbler

The season is almost done
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Red Custard Apple Questions
« Last post by Bilbo on Today at 10:13:06 AM »
Hi all, Iím new to Florida and tropical trees. I have a (supposedly) Red Custard Apple tree in my yard and have a couple of questions. Earlier in the year, the leaves all dropped off and I understand thatís normal. Since then the leaves seemed to yellow and had small black spots on them, eventually dropping off. New shoots and leaves have been constantly forming and Look healthy, but Iíve still got leaves yellowing and falling off. Is it normal to see that throughout summer?

I read about the preference to hand pollenate this tree and Iíve been trying the last month or so but no fruit has set. The tree is about 10 feet tall and flowering prolifically. Iíve had success collecting pollen, itís greenish yellow and looks like the videos.  I am always able to find barely open female looking flowers to receive the polllen. They appear sticky and the pollen is not on the brush after so I assume itís stickin in there. Is there an optimal time of day for this process that Iím missing? It seems thereís a lot of opinions on time of day. Iíve tried midday and evening. My schedule has not allowed me to try it in the morning yet but this weekend I should be able to. Any suggestions are welcome.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: dead?
« Last post by brian on Today at 09:50:53 AM »
I didn't know Facebook groups were becoming barren.  I have never had Facebook and over time I have noticed that much of the users on the Citrus section have disappeared, I assumed it was to Facebook.  I came here from the old citrus growers forum migration so it is a bit sad to see.

Maybe they are going to Reddit subforums?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« Last post by roblack on Today at 08:18:04 AM »
Was able to snag a lone Carioca; one of my favorites (Top 3, with ST and CL). I cut shallow, as it was a little underripe and wanted to test it (I lay the cut end down flat on the plate, and the mango keeps ripening).

Something special about this mango. It is sweet and complex, with some citrusy acidity and mild spice, maybe even that "durian-flavor" that I'm still trying to figure out and discern. No fiber. Lineage: Bombay is the mother, Duncan the likely pollen parent. If you come across one of these, grab it and run to a quiet place to enjoy all to yourself, like a closet or the far corner of the backyard where no one can ask for a slice.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Iguanas
« Last post by Tropheus76 on Today at 08:09:38 AM »
That is what someone in my neighborhood(Wedgefield) said on our neighborhood facebook page. They had a pic. This was about a month ago. I was surprised as well, I didnt think they had made it past Lake Okeechobee. Person said they had been sighted in Orlando proper also. This is the first I have heard of either. Keeping my eyes out but with all the woods I intentionally keep around my yard, even winter will be difficult to find them if they are really here and drop.
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Huge Cedar Bay Cherry Fruit
« Last post by FruitForLife on Today at 07:14:06 AM »
how does it taste?
Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pitangatuba/Pitomba cross
« Last post by Kevin Jones on Today at 07:00:36 AM »
Pitangatuba/Pitomba cross... The Momma is Pitomba:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: dead?
« Last post by BestDay on Today at 12:55:44 AM »
It is hard to say if a banana forum here would be successful. It depends on the future reliability of Right now that site goes down for days on end. It really is a shame.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passiflora maliformis
« Last post by Aristolochia on Today at 12:48:24 AM »
This must be the P. maliformis support group ;_; haha

Started growing this from seed a few months back. Just thought I'd chime in. I have a more established P. incarnata and a garden variety Fredericks P. edulis. The leaves of the maliformis seem thinner, less glossy and more susceptible to drying out than the others but I'm a relative newcomer to growing passiflora so maybe someone else knows more and can confirm.
Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 🥭Mangos for sale🥭 Updated
« Last post by meendaba on Today at 12:43:52 AM »
I just received my second box of the season and got another generous batch of fabulous mangos. The box came rather beaten up, but the mangos inside were still in great shape thanks to the careful packaging. I had one this evening and canít wait to have the others as they fully ripen!
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