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10b, my guess roots are shot from soil that doesn't drain.
I'd pull it & repot in sandy soil.  I'm no pro but soil looks wrong.

Guys, my problem now.  Pickering new growth needs something.
I have many ferts & liquids, just wandering what it needs.
Holding good amount of fruit but i see quite a few going yellow at decent size.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: March 22, 2024, 09:51:00 PM »
Bovine,  i use one of these occasionally to feed a drip line.  Needs almost full flow or it doesn't siphon.
It does work, instantly make gallons, just have to do some math.
I also put it inline with gardenhose to spray quite far or drench.  I'm a noob but it helps sometimes :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: March 22, 2024, 09:14:33 PM »
Sulfur- i toasted a few 2nd chance panicles applying it & knowing we were going above 85F.  My fault.
Next year i will certainly be spraying way before panicle season starts.
Last year i didn't spray sulfur & had zero problems.  Even old Kent had almost zero bad fruit.
Rain- i'm glad, sulfur will wash off, treat ground, get absorbed in trees.  If i reapply it'll be weaker mix but powdery mildew season's just about over...?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: March 16, 2024, 01:54:05 PM »
Cogshall's giving me 2nd chance.  Yesterday i put sulfur in spray bottle & refilled it a few times.  Also got cheap pump sprayer and sprayed another gallon everywhere.  Also arriving tody is a couple bildge pumps to circulate sulfur mix in pail while using garden hose syphon attachment i use for copper.  Someone here gave the bildge pump tip, forget who but thanks!
Pickering staying true to disease resistance, minor PM.
Maha Chanok was 1 trunk when planted, how'd i do?  Cut top few days ago cause it only grows leaves, wanting to learn grafting & make it orange sherbet.
M4 had flowers on every tip & all died so i tipped & opened it up some.  Hope for some 2nd bloom.
Drenched them all this morning with a little P & K.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: March 11, 2024, 01:22:55 PM »
Really Really stinks (being polite) how much i lost to PM this yr.
Water might've helped a little but PM came right back.
Sprayed copper on most this morn, i'll do the rest before dinner.  Better then nothing.
Thought i'd share so others know they ain't alone.  Season looked to be great.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: March 05, 2024, 01:41:01 PM »
Powdery Mildew grew on all of my trees this yr.  Pickering, M4, Cogshall, Phoenix, Peach Cobbler (barely flowered), Kent & Raw Honey.
Hoped sulfur in Kelp would do it but nope. 
Good news- yesterday i carefully blasted all trees with water & it worked quite nice!  Almost all PM gone this morning, dried up flowers will likely come off with another blast or 2.
New panicle growth coming on all except Peach Cobbler, glad to see i'm getting 2nd chance!
Some fruit set holding on all, anthracnose on some, will blast them all with weak copper.
Oolie, thanks for Maha taste description, grew leaves this yr so now i wait till next.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: February 13, 2024, 10:26:18 PM »
Bovine, good job.  I too learned so much here.

1 holdout (Maha) yet to fruit planted 2-3yrs ago & i cut in half to branch out. 
Never tasted a Maha. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: February 09, 2024, 08:45:36 PM »
Galatians, thanks!  Honestly though i didn't try anything recently to help it flower.
Month ago? i put gypsum, k, sprayed kelp, oil for sooty mold & scale, never ends lol.

And today, looking at flowers i noticed north side of Kent has a panicle purple from powdery mildew!
Sprayed whole tree with ag citrus, avo, mango stuff, less then 1/2oz per gallon cause many flowers open, see tomorrow if helped.  Has sulfur in it so figured i'd try easy 1st.

Keep an eye out ya'll for powdery mildew.  Get that sulfur on.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: February 08, 2024, 08:49:49 PM »
Phoenix.  It's another 1st timer for me.  I love Kent so i'm excited for this one..

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: February 08, 2024, 08:38:08 PM »
Peach cobbler has tiny panicles starting here & there :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Would 0-46-0 help mango bloom?
« on: February 07, 2024, 07:39:05 PM »
Thanks all, i won't apply it.  I'll snap off a few new growths i don't want growing & see if it flowers.  Noticed some new flushes have 1 future looking panicle growing out it's side.

Edit- finger hit post before im finished..
I do plan on more 0-0-52 & kelp.  Ok back to 2024 mango thread. 
Kept this separate being it's more fert talk then tree progress.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Would 0-46-0 help mango bloom?
« on: February 06, 2024, 04:48:32 PM »
Greater, ok.  Few weeks ago i did put 0-0-52, sprayed kelp, recently gypsum.
Timbo, yes watered all & mother nature.  Might be the variety because Phoenix next to it also flowering for 1st time but much more.
Alex might've said PC needs all it's needs met to flower.
I'll have to grow this yrs seeds & do trial next yr.

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.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: February 02, 2024, 09:25:44 PM »
Peach Cobbler- making mostly leaves not flowers.  Will be my 1st tasting though so i'm looking forward to it :) 

shot, cool. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2024 FL Mango Season
« on: January 27, 2024, 01:10:12 PM »
M4 2nd yr flowering.  Almost every tip top to bottom has flowers starting.
Photo in pot May 2021!  These things grow quick.

Pug, a garden hose sprayer can shoot 20' or more to combat anthracnose with copper.  That's what i've been using on old Kent.

Har, thank you sir.  Sprayed it and others with mineral oil after watching one of your great TT vids about Scale.  Also educated me why i got black stuff all over same tree and why mostly lower leaves & branches.

This is effect of mineral oil (middle range of oz/gal).  Repeated few times, used water weeks later & psi washed gently, garden hose, best i could without blowing leaves off heh.  No harm, used my head.
Photos last month, since then it came back some but flowers are starting fingers crossed.

I'm learning too but as you said, Pickering selling point's resistance to those things.

I can comment on Pickering.  Last yr 1st time flowered (was small 3 gal in ground 2yrs) and zero problems.  See photo, couple dozen fruit.
Picked off yellow pea sized fruits that weren't healthy is about it.   I do fertilize.

Thanks all, interesting from plain water to milk.
Water i'm assuming requires most frequent applications.  Pollen hande it?
Milk interesting.
Wonder if smelly Kelp has enough sulfur.  Would be easy in hose sprayer & vitamins boost.
I hear Har saying try each on a branch.

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. 

Kona, wow!  Congrats & i wish you good luck!
You'll be great knowledge for us wondering about disease resistance, anthracnose, powdery mildew, production, growth habit ect among varieties. 

Question- is hillside tarp to keep unwanted weeds & such away? 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: water temp 100+
« on: October 14, 2023, 01:38:10 PM »
Skeptical 100F water temp unless it was a puddle.
My pool was no where near that warm.  Actually, with all the rain it was cooler then last yr.  Barely felt 89-90F more then a couple times.
Looking at it right now wishing it was warmer!  :)

Peach Cobbler.  Branch wet from peroxide mix.  Most of tree looks clean with mild anthracnose.
3 parts water 1 part regular peroxide did nothing, no fizz or steam.  Black rubs off with effort. 
I have bifenthrin & copper, used neither yet.
Thank you,

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Huge bunch of Goldfinger bananas
« on: September 29, 2023, 01:51:41 PM »
Hammer, i don't know any varieties to suggest.  I don't even know what mine are heh.  Came with the house 20yrs ago & i thought it was some tropical big leaf thing till it flowered.  Glad i didn't cut it down :)
Best, ok.  Yes more K then N.
I started giving mine some attention before rainy season ends.  Been a few yrs since i had some to eat.  Concentrated on mangos.

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