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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Would 0-46-0 help mango bloom?
« on: February 06, 2024, 11:03:48 AM »
Thought i'd ask before applying some.  Peach cobbler making lots of new leaves i can't eat lol.

Like to know if anything else, such as mineral oil helps or hurts?
Label on one i have lists powdery mildew on mango.
Been using it for black stuff covering peach cobbler leaves & it's working

Edited- did it to get to the point. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Propagation vids
« on: September 01, 2023, 12:42:22 PM »
Hi all.  I usally watch mango vids during lunch & this played next.
Anyone ever propagate mango branches?  Very cool!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is my M4 a M4?
« on: May 12, 2023, 04:44:05 PM »
First yr fruiting, vigorous growing, fruit aren't round & have shades of colors.
I did spray all trees once a couple months ago with Ag citrus, avo, mango micros.  Caused color?  The ones in shade are just green.
And the ones that fell early (thanks landscaper) tasted like crunchy limes lol.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Blame the rain on me
« on: April 16, 2023, 08:48:09 PM »
2 weeks ago i fixed my sprinklers.
Also filled pool to overflow level so i wouldn't have to for a while.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tasted tiny m4 mango that wind blew off
« on: April 12, 2023, 05:26:54 PM »
Large walnut size, 1st yr fruiting, never tasted m4.
Cut it half, quartered, cut skin off & popped in mouth.
Tasted like crunchy mild lime.  Believe it or not i enjoyed & swallowed it.
Tasted white seed, wasn't bad but spit it out incase it was poison lol.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is Cypress mulch ok for Citrus?
« on: March 27, 2023, 09:10:11 AM »
Hi all.  I have bags of nice pure cypress mulch.
I read it lowers ph which was frowned upon for some plants but citrus should like that, right?
My planted 15 gallon flame grapefruit tree isn't happy anyway with all the citrus pests.
Months ago i used a bunch around bananas after weeding & didn't kill them & doing great job keeping floratam grass from creeping in & looks good as day i did it.
Grapefruit tree should like it, right?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Evil weevils
« on: December 05, 2022, 10:24:14 AM »
Looks like Sri Lanka variety eating my mango & citrus tree leaves.
I never saw them till a couple yrs ago.
Besides Bifenthrin, any other treatments ya'll have success with?
I haven't sprayed anything yet, will try the Bifenthrin at 1/4 oz/gal if nothing else works.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango scion question
« on: March 31, 2022, 05:14:06 PM »
Can scions be made from growth between nodes?
Planning on cutting a couple nodes down on some varieties for lower branching.


Lots of rain during our dry season got it growing leaves not buds on 1/2 the tree, and many panicles got hit with powdery mildew & anthracnose.  I did spray copper but not as often as last yr.  Life got busy.
Anyone else have a Kent not so hot this yr?  Last yr was great, much less rain, guess I'll be happy & average it in.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Last years mangos
« on: February 25, 2022, 08:20:44 PM »
Peeled, sliced each side off, slid in ziplock 6 halves, freezer, stacked quite a few bags.
My parents are visiting & like a little ice cream after dinner.  I said nuke & chop a half in each bowl.
Let me tell ya's, it was so good.  I mean wow good. 
This was tonights, last night was more frozen & I'll say best!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Chewy mango from grocery store
« on: February 06, 2022, 04:13:16 PM »
Saw Kent, felt good, bought 1, put in fridge 2 days & just ate some now.
Almost against my religion but I tossed it after eating less then half.  Gross & weak taste.
Last yr bought a bunch from another store & same thing.  My Kent's are never chewy.

What causes mango to be chewy?  Too much or too little of something?

Edit- by chewy I mean rubber like have to chew. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / FL cold effect on your mango varieties
« on: February 03, 2022, 09:41:51 AM »
Hope title makes sense.  I'm curious if some varieties were hit harder then others.
Surely location on your own property can effect be it more/less wind, sun, stored radiant heat from buildings, health of tree ect but let's see if there's a common standout.
I'll inspect mine & update after lunch.

Trunk had rot in multiple places from support stick it came with.
I kept cutting lower & lower till i got good wood.
Looked dead so i dug it out it's hole & potted for fun.  Watered it every time with micros in water.
6 months or so later, here it is. 

Lesson learned.. ties & stick come off soon as i bring them home & inspect before buying.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fertilizer to % for foliar mix
« on: January 21, 2022, 03:32:38 PM »
SOP 0-0-52 amount to use in grams to equal 1% strength per gallon of water is the question.

Thanks in advance,

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Can a fresh mulch pile self ignite?
« on: October 11, 2021, 12:14:34 PM »
  This morning i saw my fresh brazil pepper tree mulch pile (mostly leaves) steam when i pushed top off with steel rake.  I pushed it to make room for more. 
Bought electric chipper, love it, not loving steaming pile.
I'm going out now to buy another 50' garden hose to leave there for wetting it.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Is this fruit?
« on: September 05, 2021, 10:52:00 AM »
My sister in NY picked them, wondering.

I have to take down 2 pine trees, one split & other's leaning.  Rather do it now then after a hurricane.
I plan on using the chips around my mangos, avocados & arecas.

Question- is there a up or downside using chipped branches & pine needles vs chips from trunks only?
If mix with chipped needles is better, i'll have garbage pails ready to shoot the branches w/needles in.


Friend of mine said her Dad planted potted plants by cutting bottom half off pot, and plant it.
I'd love to try it with this mango which has almost doubled in size in less then 2 months.
Plus, i have too many compacted inches of non draining topsoil we used to grade area.  I'm thinking bottom of mango will be in original well-draining sandy soil.
Anyone use this method?  Thank you,


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Little mango little split
« on: April 11, 2021, 03:48:05 PM »
Noticed this today, just the 1.  i read a few things can cause this and worse to where it splits in half.
Lack of boron or calcium or after drought (like we floridians had) followed by heavy rain, which we certainly got yesterday & today.  My pool water rose 3"

I've been watering & spraying leaves on all my mangos for weeks.  I take it i'm not alone.
I don't have mulch around any of them.  If it helps, what's your favorite?  Bushel Stop's close enough.


Anyone here have some input on em?  I never tasted (or heard of) these, nice looking trees, couldn't resist.  5' tall, healthy.  Planted.
Might let a few fruit stay on each, look strong enough.


Hi citrus people.  I usually talk mangos but, i wanted some citrus.
I told nursery guy i like sweet yellowish grapefruit, he sold me on Flame grapefruit description.
Today i went back for 1 more citrus, bought Ortanique orange.
Both 15 gal, good looking trees.
How'd i do? 


I'd like to know pros & cons of each to help me make best choice.
Disease resistance, taste, productivity, tree size.  I don't mind trimming & size is least important.

Thanks in advance,

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sprays to help Mangos hold fruit?
« on: February 21, 2021, 10:44:16 AM »
Wondering what ya'll use, tried, learned over the years.
Copper, sulfur, nutrient sprays from big box or specialty stores ect.
Doing nothing in the past for me proved minimal or hardly any fruit.

Yesterday on non blooms i sprayed this 1oz per gal, 1st season trying it.  Drenched a couple months ago too.

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