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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your favourite tropical fruit?
« on: October 24, 2023, 08:55:03 AM »
Durian - I don't think anything else comes close.
Where did you go to eat them?

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Glorious 63 this morning.  Like a different world!

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It's great to see Butterscotch sapodilla has come back down to earth (the price).

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The first day since last spring that we can open our windows.  Ah, fresh air!  :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best tasting avocado variety?
« on: October 15, 2023, 10:24:14 AM »
It depends on your tongue :-)

I like Lula.
Big seed.  Gritty, hard skin.  But for a Florida avocado, the texture is dense and the flavor very good.  I like 'em, too!  Do you find they're alternate bearing?  Last year the huge old tree had tons and tons, which lasted several months.  This year not a one!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: $2500 for seedlings
« on: October 13, 2023, 12:07:19 AM »
We just bought a purebred Miniature Schnauzer puppy for $1000.  It was the deal of the century!




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best tasting avocado variety?
« on: October 10, 2023, 09:12:26 AM »
Thank you, Greg!  Even Florida avocados can be very good when grown well and ripened properly.  But how you eat them or use them might be a little different.  Maybe not guacamole or avocado toast!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best tasting avocado variety?
« on: October 09, 2023, 07:54:40 PM »
A good Fuerte is hard to beat!  :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best tasting avocado variety?
« on: October 06, 2023, 10:48:19 AM »
Here's a long video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL8519OHFOQ&t=1s

From the video - recommended Avocado: Simmonds, Dupuis, Day, Catalina, Maria black, Lara Pollock, Miguel, Oro Negro, Kampong, Ronnie.

I went with  Ronnie, Simmonds, Day, Brogdan and Oro Negro to hopefully have Avocados for most months of the year.
I've yet to taste a good Day avocado (after several attempts).  It grows terrible, too.  I tried twice--one of the few trees I've been unsuccessful growing.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best tasting avocado variety?
« on: October 04, 2023, 12:08:03 AM »
Ok we need AJ to say if he prefers nabal or sharwil.  Nabal is nicexcellent but sharwil still is better IMO.

Guess it just comes down to personal preference.

Nabal is my favorite.  Best avocado Iíve ever eaten.  Sharwil is in my top 3, along with Reed.  Those 3 picked at the right time are world class, and they can go toe to toe against each other.
Are you actually AJ?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best tasting avocado variety?
« on: October 02, 2023, 08:38:08 PM »
Nabal and sharwill.

If u eat both side by side, nabal blows sharwill away. (Imo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDfXMZ2tizI

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best tasting avocado variety?
« on: October 02, 2023, 05:21:41 PM »
I have thinned a Donnie avocado which is West Indian and very blah so they stayed on till late September and i thought they would have packed in some oil ,wrong yikes they were very dry and still tasteless like a potato not meaning to be disrespectful to potatoes.They were slightly sweet and starchy and seem to suck the water out of your mouth.
That's good to know.  I heard someone say that Donnies get better if you leave them on the tree.  Thanks for dispelling that myth.  I've tasted Simmonds that were pretty good but others that were pretty lousy.  Dupuis has gotten a lot of praise as the best FL summer avocado, but they say it's a shy bearer and/or needs the right pollinator.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is the best tasting avocado variety?
« on: October 01, 2023, 06:10:28 PM »
Regarding Florida avocados, a lot has been said in the past year about Dupuis, Kampong, Oro Negro, and Lara's Improved Pollock.  Mainly by Paul N. on his YT channel.  :)  The dude loves avocados!  I've yet to taste Nishikawa.

For CA I guess Sharwil, Reed, and original Hass are some of the best I've tasted.  Also, Pinkerton and Fuerte.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can a Pickering of this size produce?
« on: September 27, 2023, 08:52:19 PM »
One other question - Iíve noticed that the leaves on my Pickering are a much lighter green (almost lime green) compared to the leaves of most of my other mango trees. Is this normal or does it indicate an issue?

I planted it in ground from a pot about a month or two ago. It did put on a few healthy looking growth flushes while in the potÖ
My Pickering tree always had very dark green leaves.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: HELP: Topworking 5-ft. Mango Seedling
« on: September 25, 2023, 11:18:27 AM »
Thanks for the advice, guys.  Do you think I should wait until spring?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Topworking 5-ft. Mango Seedling
« on: September 24, 2023, 05:52:09 PM »



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / HELP: Topworking 5-ft. Mango Seedling
« on: September 24, 2023, 05:50:42 PM »
If I wanted to topwork this 5-ft. mango seedling to a named variety (probably PPK/LM), what would be the best way to do it?  Where to cut it?  Wait for new growth?  How to graft?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What is your favourite tropical fruit?
« on: September 23, 2023, 01:59:56 PM »
Torn between mango or cherimoya if u threatened my life right now I still couldnt choose lol.
Yes, that is a tough choice!  As far as range of flavors and growability, mango is the obvious winner.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Goldfinger banana question
« on: September 23, 2023, 09:42:18 AM »
My Raja Puri plant (very similar, I think) blossomed at the first of the year, and the fruit was ripe at the beginning of June, so that's five months.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can a Pickering of this size produce?
« on: September 21, 2023, 02:22:54 PM »
I say yes, too.  One thing you should know about Pickering is that it can set hundreds of fruit, but 90% of them will fall off, still leaving you with plenty of fruit.  Whatever your tree holds until maturity next season will be the proper number for a tree of that size.  I'd say you might get a dozen.  Exciting, isn't it?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this Atemoya or cherimoya?
« on: September 21, 2023, 11:30:00 AM »
It's a cherimoya, Playa. Atemoya has mutant looking skin especially the African pride. Cherimoya has flat and symmetrical skin and bumps.
I didn't know that was an easy way to tell them apart.  What do you mean by "mutant looking?"  Rough, as opposed to smooth?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Just wanted to show my new setup
« on: September 15, 2023, 04:48:54 PM »
Good setup for Marijuana

Haha yeah most of the stuff came with guides on growing marijuana lol

If the new cannabis law passes in 2024 Floridians will be able to grow up to 9 plants 👍🏼
For personal consumption only, I would imagine.  Sounds like fun.  VA has that law already.

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I grew up eating Black Mission figs.  They say there are better figs, but these were always amazing to me, eating them at various stages of ripeness.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: One of my avocado selection
« on: September 11, 2023, 09:30:00 AM »
I have a real bad experience regarding avocado trees from FL and PR. They all died. I can give it a try one more time if it is worth to try though. I will buy it only during the winter season.
If I were in CA, I don't think I'd mess with avocado trees from FL or PR.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can you ID this avocado?
« on: September 11, 2023, 09:17:21 AM »
It seems much bigger than Hass so it may not be Lamb Hass. Could it be some kind of Pinkerton's off spring?
Does Pinkerton ever get that fat?

I don't know but when it grows out from a seedling it can be something very different and wild.
Right, you did say "offspring."

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