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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: February 29, 2024, 12:13:30 PM »
Here is what Lynn said about selling the patent:

"We are trying to find a local grower.  We're asking $1.5 million for the patent which has about 8 years left."


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: February 28, 2024, 10:14:49 PM »
I just heard back from Lynn and she said that they still aren't selling the plants.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: February 28, 2024, 09:52:26 PM »
That particular pineapple’s growing matrial is under lock and key.  Though… I’ve heard from someone who’s up on pineapple tasting that the Taiwanese Mango pineapple is very similar.  Tainung 23.  Frankie has done a great job with keeping his Meli Kalima patented and tightly guarded. And finding the Mango pineapple in season is tough unless you are visiting Taiwan or Japan in July/August. The story below about that particular pineapple is interesting.
   


https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2023/04/05/2003797351

Interesting article. It led me to this Wikipedia page about "Freedom Pineapples". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_pineapples

Taiwan made a mistake by being so reliant on exporting to China. That seems like it was a disaster waiting to happen.

On the Frankie's Nursery Instagram page, I read that they are no longer growing the Meli Kalima due to a lack of workers. If that is true, I wonder if they will start selling the plants to the public now. I sent an email to them earlier today and I am waiting for a response.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Skinned Pineapple with high brix?
« on: February 28, 2024, 09:47:26 PM »
Cool. This is the first I've heard of the Rubyglow. I wonder if anyone is selling it in the US yet.

What cultivar is that in the pic you posted?

In the article you posted it mentioned a Honeyglow pineapple. Is that just a MD-2 that is left to ripen longer on the plant or is it a different cultivar?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kauai White Sugarloaf Pineapples
« on: February 28, 2024, 09:45:41 PM »
The original cultivar (according to the old breeders) was ‘Monte Lirio’ - supposedly…the original white fleshed pineapple. I heard a similar story of how it was smuggled onto the island.  An article I read in an old issue of PRI Pineapple News backed that story up - according to the author, white pineapple wasn’t grown en mass on Hawaii because Dole wasn't sold on the cultivar, saying the mainland U.S.market wanted gold fleshed pineapple. 
They missed out - a great pineapple for sure  - Great pics btw!!!!.



So is it definite that the White Jade, White Sugarloaf, and Kauai White Sugarloaf are all the same?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Meli Kalima Pineapple
« on: February 28, 2024, 03:57:45 PM »
Is anyone growing the Meli Kalima pineapple from Frankies in Hawaii?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help
« on: February 28, 2024, 03:50:11 PM »
where can i buy mango seeds online with international shipping ???,

I think mangos are in season in the Southern Hemisphere right now. Do your local grocery stores carry out of season fruit?

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Does anyone have any Manoa Sweet acerola/Barbados cherry cuttings or plants for sale?

I am also interested in any other cultivars if they are better than Manoa Sweet.

Thanks!

Sheehan

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to get back lost password
« on: February 27, 2024, 03:40:20 PM »
I lost password for my earlier user name which is hero member. I followed the procedure but there was no email. Please help.

Roy, I'll email you your new password in a few minutes.

You still there???  ;)

I pop in occasionally.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to get back lost password
« on: February 26, 2024, 06:23:37 PM »
I lost password for my earlier user name which is hero member. I followed the procedure but there was no email. Please help.

Roy, I'll email you your new password in a few minutes.

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I am looking to round out my mango trees with early and late season trees. The early variety I am looking at is Edward and the late season variety I am looking at is keitt. I am located on the FL treasure coast and cannot seem to find any local nurseries around me that sells either variety. Does anyone know of a nursery near me that regularly stocks either? If there aren’t any local, are there any good nurseries to have them shipped from? I prefer local though as I generally like to get more mature trees

Excalibur in Lake Worth should have also. It’s a little further south but they may have more mature trees.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best Potting Soil
« on: February 19, 2024, 08:09:47 AM »

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best Potting Soil
« on: February 18, 2024, 01:08:47 PM »
Are the ratios based on weight or volume?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best Potting Soil
« on: February 18, 2024, 01:02:37 PM »
5-1-1 normally last 2 plus years.  In your area if you put the tree outside, it surly will become infected by HLB which is an incurable diseases

Thanks.

I plan to keep it in a screened-in patio to hopefully prevent HLB. I am not sure how well that will work, but I will give it a try.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best Potting Soil
« on: February 17, 2024, 05:40:11 PM »
I and many others use the 5-1-1 medium for citrus.  5-1-1 is 5 parts pine bark fines (pieces at 1\4") plus 1 part peat moss, and 1 part perlite.  If you do not want to cut your pieces into the proper size, you can go to any larger pet supply store and purchase a bag of Repti Bark.  Also add dolomite as the calcium source.   Soak the wood chips over night before blending the potting mixture. This formula gives equal parts of solid particles, air, and water when the medium is completely saturated.  This mixture also eliminates the perched water table in the container..

Thanks. How long does this mixture usually last before needing to repot?

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Citrus General Discussion / Best Potting Soil
« on: February 13, 2024, 01:31:33 PM »
What is the best potting soil for a key lime tree? The tree will be kept in a pot with no plans on planting in the ground. It is currently in a 5" by 5" by 12" tree pot.

Thanks!

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Anyone find any sources for this plant?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Giant Key Lime
« on: September 12, 2023, 07:06:00 PM »
I bought mine from Harris Citrus in FL years ago.  Their website seems to have disappeared, they might only exist on Facebook now (I am unable to see)

It looks like they've closed permanently. Thanks though. I will continue searching.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Giant Key Lime
« on: September 12, 2023, 04:59:51 PM »
Does anyone know of a nursery in Florida that sells Giant Key Lime trees?

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Why don't we stick to the name "atemoya" to avoid any confusion?  Isn't the real custard apple annona reticulata?  I know the Aussies call annona cherimola x squamosa (atemoya) custard apple.

Unless we are using the scientific name, people can use whichever common name they wish. I’d prefer people reference the scientific name at some point in their posts though to avoid confusion.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How many people eat mango skin?
« on: August 10, 2023, 10:26:58 PM »
For fresh mango...I don't. But curried mango....yesss!!! I've been eating ripe sapodilla skins tho while enjoying the fruit though (Alano and Silas Woods).

The skin on preserved mangos and salt mango are also pretty good.

I haven’t been able to find good salt mango for ages though. I used to find this one type that had a somewhat purple skin that wasn’t too salty. Now a days, I’ve only found the ones that are very orange and super salty.


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Zinc has been in my top 2 over the last few seasons.
Once my tree started fruiting its been hard to eat anything else.
LZ has been the other.

Earlier this week I traded Future a Zinc for a Lemon Zest he got from FLNative.

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I’m new here :) are you hosting a feast?

I think he should.

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Sasa and José Pabón from Puerto Rico.  Big and tasty and doesn't suck the moisture out of your mouth like many do.

I agree. These are two of the best cultivars I've had.

I think those varieties may also self-pollinate compared to seedlings and many other cultivars which need both male and female trees.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: TM Red Jack Fruit
« on: July 15, 2023, 08:11:34 PM »
I tried the few a few times a few years ago and it was probably the best tasting jackfruit I’ve ever had. Hopefully the fruit is consistently that good.

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