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How many did your tree produce this year?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Too late to plant a mango tree?
« on: September 21, 2022, 09:54:51 PM »
I am repotting a couple 3 gallon mangos in 7 gallon pots and plan to plant them next Spring.
It's easier to protect a tree in a pot then in the ground.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: looking for blackberry jam fruit
« on: September 20, 2022, 08:08:28 PM »
My two trees are full of fruit but not ripe yet


 I wonder if this is the same as the Sweet Uvaia that Kevin Jones has fruiting?

It's not the same
I have both and they are different plants
They have not fruited for me so I can't compare the fruit yet

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: September 12, 2022, 09:27:39 PM »


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What should my next addition be?
« on: September 10, 2022, 04:04:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

I think half of the addiction is wanting something new.
How many times do I tell myself one more tree will do it
Just one more tree

you do have a great collection already!
You don't like avocados?
That is something that is not exotic but I really enjoy
eating. Longans are nice in Florida. They fruit after the lychees
and are more consistent producers. And lastly one of my favorite
fruits is a sugarlata which is a cross between sugar apple and custard apple

i planted 2 this year a little bigger then yours. They were in pots getting
more then a 1/2 day of sun and dark green and I planted out March 1st
They are definitely struggling in the full Summer sun and one has
turned a little yellow. I have volunteer papaya coming up all over my yard
so I replanted 1 or 2 on the West side of the Garcinias. The papaya are growing
fast and will soon offer afternoon shade.
I also have had one come back from the roots like Robbie from a winter freeze.
It has multiple trunks but is not growing fast and so far 1 out of 2 achachas is
coming back from last Winter's freeze. They are tough trees but damn they grow

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: African Pride ?
« on: September 09, 2022, 08:08:06 PM »
What do you think it is?

It was sold to me as a Tim by fruitscapes.
Last year a forum member asked Fruitscapes and they said the Tims
were actually African Prides. Is it a Tim for real? I can call them and
ask them about the Tims they sold but I think there was allot of confusion
already surrounding the Tim. I appreciate the feedback!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: seeds
« on: September 09, 2022, 12:28:52 PM »
Egads ó Seeds arrived KA-WIKLY!  And in great condition.

Thanx Mike!

Paul M.
Thanks for the positive feedback!

I have plenty of red jabos ripe now
pm sent

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote varieties
« on: September 09, 2022, 10:50:59 AM »
Maybe they will know the variety.  I'd like to learn how to do grafting but I have no free time.
White sapote and loquat are suppose to be some of the easiest to graft.
There are tons of relativity really short videos on youtube on grafting

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote varieties
« on: September 09, 2022, 10:24:28 AM »
F&S Park must let legitimate people take scion wood, but I wouldn't be passed smuggling a little out from a big tree! ;)  (I'm glad this topic has had legs.)

borrowing sounds better then smuggling?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote varieties
« on: September 09, 2022, 10:02:32 AM »
White sapote does not grow true

I don't know the Parks rules on scions?
You could buy some fruit/seeds now from CA and get your
rootstock started. By next June you will have your rootstock ready
when you sample the fruit at the Park. If it's really good then get a scion
if possible?
I hope to have Supersweet and Youghan's gold fruit next year that you could
possibly also sample. So far I only had a handful of Youghan's gold last year and
it was better to me. Also seems to be happier in the sun/humidity

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: African Pride
« on: September 09, 2022, 08:24:15 AM »
Thatís not an AP.

It was sold to me as a Tim
I was told that Tim is AP?

Here's a picture of a smaller fruit from previous years

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: African Pride
« on: September 08, 2022, 09:17:21 PM »
I'm no expert on IDing these but judging by the non symmetrical shape and size I would say it's in the pink mammoth line of atemoyas
I thought the non symmetrical shape had something to do with the tree pollinating itself?
I have never got a fruit this size and the tree has fruited for 5-6 years.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / African Pride ?
« on: September 08, 2022, 07:00:04 PM »
This is from the tree I purchased as a Tim which I now believe is an African Pride
The fruit is 1 lb. 11 oz.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Confused with guava tree.
« on: September 04, 2022, 08:41:20 PM »
I bought 6 Mexican Guavas from Lowes in Ft Myers Florida years ago.
They were not expensive in one gallon pots, all labeled Mexican creme Guavas
The grew fast and were pushing 6' and full of fruit. The fruit was pink inside and
large with huge seeds. I cut them down to 5' to fit in my car and put them in 3 gallons and
took them back. I was pissed off. The garden manager was mad and said if I gave them
more time the fruit would turn into Mexican Guava and threw the trees away and gave me credit?
The trees were around a foot when I bought them and 5 feet when I returned them?
Really smart manager

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Time for air layering ??
« on: September 04, 2022, 08:33:34 PM »
Here are the two airlayers of the avocado that took. I originally set 5 on the plant, but ended up removing the others early ,they had calouses and would have been rooted by now. Anyway i didnt expect nothing to work out of the 2 remaining ones that i removed 2 weeks ago. I was ready to put them into the mulch pile ,but when i uncovered the aluminium and nylon from the moss, i saw roots ! One of them had a nice branched root, the other didnt had visible roots but i inspected and it had root starts in the center. I regreted at the minute and thought that they are goners due to the weak roots at the time. I should have left them till now...
Anyway i potted them into small cups and placed them in the shade in the gh, pruned them hard and left only the leaves that u see in the pics.
They are starting to grow now, so avocado is doable with air layering, at least this particular one that i have is willing to strike....

The guava airlayers are doing very poorly,  having just a weak root or two, i think its due to the fact that the layers are weak branches at the bottom of the plants , in shade.
A tip for myself is to just prune those in the future and use strong branches that are in the light for air layers...

Here are the avocado strikes ...

Ps : excuse the led in the photo lol  ;D
What a great feeling when they take especially avocados!
I have heard more then one forum member say it's impossible
Don't give up on the guava. When I did my neighbors tree I saw
a very large white root and cut the branch off. It was a shaded branch
as well under the canopy of the tree. It turned out the one large root was the only
one. The airlayer's leaves all dried up and I thought I lost it. It came back
very strong with new growth and is now in a different neighbors yard and full
of guavas

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sugar apple - problem with leaves
« on: September 04, 2022, 07:05:59 PM »
Whats the story on the tree?
How big?
In the ground?
Recent fertilizer?
Any sprays recently?
It doesn't look like the tree is crashing completely
In another month or two the leaves will start to droop as the
days shorten and the tree goes dormant.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone willing to send one seed to me
« on: September 04, 2022, 07:00:14 PM »
a month or two ago a new member came on here asking for free avocado and
mango scions. Said he was a veteran and had parkison's. I sent him a few scions
and paid the postage. the guy never said thanks, F_ _ _ you, or any response?
I didn't do it for him. Too much negativity in our world right now and felt like trying
to do something nice. 

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