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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.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Huge bunch of Goldfinger bananas
« on: September 28, 2023, 01:43:52 PM »
Very nice.  Mine are getting more attention after getting neglected for the past 3yrs.  Planted 8 mango trees.
What do you put on them?  6-3-16 with micros i used, worked quite well, no idea what variety, super sweet, smaller then store bought.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Propagation vids
« on: September 01, 2023, 08:03:38 PM »
I understand now, thanks :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Propagation vids
« on: September 01, 2023, 07:27:44 PM »
I don't click on anything or understand what you mean by fake clickbait fruit.
Your eyes are better then mine lol.  I'd love to believe it but unless someone here did it, i won't.

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 / Re: Happy donut day
« on: August 09, 2023, 09:50:37 PM »
Mango ice cream or froz yogurt's easy.
Go healthy frozen yogurt & your froz mango pieces in blender.

As a kid i loved chocolate glazed creme filled donuts.
Jelly donuts were great too.

I don't see mango & donut in same space.  But then i never had home grown mango jelly filled chocolate covered donut.  Hmm...

I'd rather enjoy this years mango experience all over again lol.
I need a donut.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How many people eat mango skin?
« on: August 09, 2023, 07:47:59 PM »
This is 1st yr for me eating some skins. 
Got the idea watching the great Har do so in TT video with M4 & family in India doing so with Cogshall.
1st i eat the slice of flesh, and then as i'm scraping the skin clean with teeth if it breaks, i chew it.  If it's good, keep chewing :)

I did it with those 2 + Pickering & a couple Kents.  Not all of the mentioned are always tasty.  I guess like how i ate a dozen m4, pickering, 6 cogshall & 4 dozen kents & almost none where exactly the same.  Try skin on more then one of even the same fruit.  I froze some slices with skin on.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seedling Mango tree thread
« on: July 28, 2023, 04:06:42 PM »
Apologize for not reading whole thread, question- can mono have 2 shoots?
This is Cogshall. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Top 3 mango varieties poll
« on: July 28, 2023, 03:57:41 PM »
Good point about when eaten in ripeness stage.
I've been meaning to ask about wide eating window mangos.
I want something that tastes great for a week, not excellent 1 day :)
Example- my 1st yr fruiting Cogshall & M4.
Didn't like either at 1st, nailed a couple perfect, big difference. Pickering & Kent too.
Kent's still my fav, big old tree & many fruit/chances to nail one just right.
Next yr i expect Maha, Peach C, Phoenix & Raw honey to fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Top 3 mango varieties poll
« on: July 26, 2023, 09:18:11 PM »
Need more varieties to check.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: July 11, 2023, 10:44:38 PM »
Glad to read good things about Peach Cobbler.  Mine should flower next yr.  Phoenix too.
Would've this yr but i pruned them hard last yr when storm was possibly coming.
Played it safe. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: June 24, 2023, 07:13:42 PM »
My 1st time fruiting & eating M4, Cogshall & Pickering. 
Next yr if peach cobbler, phoenix, maha & raw honey fruit, i'll be certified mango nut now too lol.
Mangos are good.

Edit- Kents in photo too.

Entertaining read.  Almost like watching tasting table vids lol.
Keep in mind s.e.FL had big rain early on (pouring out as i type) so factor that in everyone.
Correct me if i'm wrong but i had feet not inches coming down.  No complaints, trees happy.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: June 06, 2023, 06:19:29 PM »
Flip, another chance to spray something.  For a few panicles, zep bottle with sulfur water ain't that hard.

Cogshall- had my 2nd ever & this one i waited till i smelled mango passing by counter.
Much better, sweet enough, ate half with skin.  Still needed water afterwards cause it felt & tasted like i ate alot of pepper.  Is pepper taste normal?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is my M4 a M4?
« on: June 04, 2023, 05:03:15 PM »
Update- i just ate 1 removed from mower path couple weeks ago.
Shriveled up some, was 3/4 size of what's still on tree & it's a M4 :)
1st time ever, weird.  Tasted how good sun tan lotion smells.

Hipas, get that support stick off asap.  Don't need it & looks to be cause of bend.

edit- my 2 cents

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Happy donut day
« on: June 02, 2023, 07:28:16 PM »
Now i want a donut.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: it ready to pick??
« on: June 01, 2023, 04:45:18 PM »
Jake, yes much rain.  Taste might be right & it's not what i like.
Very acid.  Had to eat some frozen yogurt to cleanse my pallet.  Almost burned!
I know, taste before you plant.  Hopefully it'll improve after couple years or i'll learn to like it lol.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: it ready to pick??
« on: June 01, 2023, 05:48:39 AM »
I ate one yesterday that softened after a week.  Picked it cause it was in danger of landscaper.
1st yr fruiting & i didn't love it.  Smaller one he knocked off a few weeks ago was better.

So now i'm wondering when is right time to pick them.
Should they be slightly soft before picking? 
Do they lose sweetness if left on too long?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Finding Land in South FL
« on: May 30, 2023, 07:39:28 PM »
Hammer, yes if older home.  Newer cheaper but still pricey.
Alternative is build it bulletproof & don't get hurricane ins.

20yrs ago you could set your watch every afternoon to the thunder & downpours.
It's Florida.  It rains.  My trees love it.  I have a lawn again lol.
Yes rumor has it climate changes.  I'm not fighting dinosaurs for my mangos.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: question about planting banana pups
« on: May 26, 2023, 07:30:26 PM »
Sharp spade shovel between it & mother straight down & dig it up & plant a few feet away.
We never removed roots & every one grows.  Easiest things to grow.  Almost can't kill them lol.

Edit- my soil here is typical Florida sand.  Chop it off, plant, water, grow. 
Area gets 6-3-16 fert with micros.

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