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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling: some plants
« on: February 07, 2023, 06:37:33 PM »
Thanks Abimael and Nate!

Seems more and more garcinias keep popping up, haven't met one I didn't like. Might have to squeeze a few more in =)

The de bicos are doing great!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: February 07, 2023, 08:27:46 AM »
Agreed, that is one beautiful Baileys Marvel!

It's funny when the blooms appear to be weighing a tree drown. Amazing inflorescence Palmcity!

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They can ship, but have to be picked slightly early (yellow and green) and overnighted. Must be packed well. Have successfully sent them before, expensive.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Loquat ripening in February ?
« on: February 05, 2023, 03:14:56 PM »
Yehuda are ripening, and have been (here and there) for the last 1.5 months. Still couple dozen fruit on the tree,

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: February 05, 2023, 12:49:34 PM »
Ended up getting a lot of rain

.39 yesterday, .97 today

Used the electric leaf blower to dry panicles on a few trees, lmao

...some spray, I blow dry

Great news Palmcity! Coco Cream blooming is no small thing, and 4 unique seedlings would be the most exciting to me as well

Thank you Puglvr1!

Beautiful Maha Calusa. Pretty fruits soon, to go with a pretty tree

Hear ya FruitNoob, getting that daily dose of dopamine from checking on flower spikes and fruitlets is a nice break from the crappy newsfeeds and stresses of life. Keep the updates rolling!

Hope to see some fruitlets soon on those greenhouse mangoes Jabo!


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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Delicious Papaya varieties
« on: February 04, 2023, 03:26:27 PM »
Red Lady is a very good for papaya, just decent overall as fruits go.

Papaya is best eaten green as a marinated veggie, imo.

Open minded to a ripened papaya that will change my perspective, waiting on one now.

Rob, ill go to whole foods right now and get you a Royal Star papaya. Those are delicious, normally the fruit tastes like vomit to me.
I've encouraged people to try growing those cause its just a great hybrid all around, works well eaten green too.

Will look for Royal Star tomorrow at the farmers market, and at WF if no luck there. Papaya is a must have plant, as it almost always has edible fruit (either green or ripe). Red Lady was good to me ripe, but a very small window of time before it was too funky. Improved varieties are exciting prospects.

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Hey Joe! Thanks for posting these videos, you and Nate are living out many of our dreams. Ya'll are taking this nomadic fruit hunter-gatherer thing to a whole nutha level! Bring back some good ones!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What Type of Maprang Is This?
« on: February 04, 2023, 10:18:34 AM »
Congrats on flowers FG! Exciting getting closer to fruits  =)

I'm not sure what the soil is SaltTx. Probably Miracle Grow Citrus and Cactus mixed with peat and perlite.

I use city water mostly, as it's out of the range of sprinklers, which are well fed. No real rain for over a month.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: February 03, 2023, 05:31:15 PM »
Wake that Pickering up Carbo! Too much dry will not be good for flowering and fruit set. Afraid this has occurred with our m. casturi. Watering it periodically now to wake it up. Can't flower if too dry. Can see it in the shape and feel of the leaves.

Have started watering all of our mango trees.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Delicious Papaya varieties
« on: February 03, 2023, 05:23:56 PM »
Red Lady is a very good for papaya, just decent overall as fruits go.

Papaya is best eaten green as a marinated veggie, imo.

Open minded to a ripened papaya that will change my perspective, waiting on one now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: February 03, 2023, 03:56:25 PM »
Miami-Dade had a near record low for Jan 2023 (.05 inches), which is about 5th least rainfall since records have been kept.

At out home, via my weather station, we got .03 inches of rain in January. Have barely used the sprinklers as well.  I think that and the cold spells have been contributory to the flowering extravaganza.

Time to water

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: February 03, 2023, 10:23:02 AM »
Sugar Loaf. Tree is covered with inflorescence, all branches (some are just getting started).


Guava/Sein Ta Lone








Fruit set shots should be coming soon

...a little worried about the rain forecast this weekend. Might have to break out the leaf blower and dry some flowers =)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: February 03, 2023, 08:55:09 AM »
hijacked!

Very little Lil Gem wants to get in on the action:





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: February 02, 2023, 03:44:11 PM »
How about air-layering?

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Kumquats and fingerlimes do best from what I know.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Yangmei (Morella/Myrica rubra) thread
« on: February 01, 2023, 08:36:18 PM »
I would go with dappled sunlight, with indirect light all day, or supplemental lights (even 24 hours). Hard to see everything that is going on underneath buddy tape. Also, the right wavelengths of light (280 - 100 nm) inhibits and even kills mold and other pathogens.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Maprang (sweet and sour )
« on: February 01, 2023, 11:58:42 AM »
Lovely sight! Lucky you!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: February 01, 2023, 11:58:13 AM »
Wow, great news most everyone!

Seems will have a long season here, with flowers currently in all different stages.

Feeling really happy, as I just found blooms on Coco Cream. Such a great mango, when it produces.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: RAFFLE ANNOUNCEMENT
« on: January 31, 2023, 09:46:37 PM »
Woohoo, raffles are fun. I'm in.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 1000th Post Giveaway!
« on: January 31, 2023, 09:43:36 PM »
2/28 @ 8:28 PM

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2023 Mango Season
« on: January 31, 2023, 09:40:10 PM »
Orange Sherbert is jumping in now, and a recently planted Edward is pushing blooms too. Oh, and Kesar is getting busy with the blooms.

Waiting on Kasturi, which may be stressing from no rain, along with Coco Cream and NDM4. All others are either flowering, in pots, or not ready to hold fruits.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Rare variegated jabo auctions
« on: January 31, 2023, 04:47:57 PM »
Nice! Can't believe Hialeah-opoly hasn't sold yet! Might have to make an offer =)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Orange sherbet mango first blooming
« on: January 31, 2023, 04:21:00 PM »
a beautiful sight indeed!

Seems ours is finally getting going this year too. One grafted tree (10 feet +), plus a grafted branch that has taken over a NDM4 tree. So, hopefully lotsa OS this year.

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Neelum

WIth a "U"

NeelUUUm

=)

My favorite late season mangoes are mmm4 and Lil Gem

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Neelam

......damnit!

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