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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pine Bark Mulch and Tropical Fruit Trees
« on: November 17, 2022, 02:05:04 PM »
So I have a lot of citrus and they love pine bark mulch in the mix I use. I always have extra on hand. I've recently started getting into mangos (M4 and Mallika), an avocado (Wurtz), and the various sapotes (right now have green, Ross, mamey, and a sapodilla nispero). None of them are currently mulched as they are in large nursery pots. Do these trees also like pine bark mulch? Obviously it makes the soil acidic which is my concern here. Thoughts?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / New Recruits Winter Encampment
« on: November 12, 2022, 10:28:16 AM »
Trying this out this year on the southern edge of 8b. I'm like 95% confident it's gonna work but still kinda scared to try it. I bought a 10' tall pop up greenhouse for my young plants. By the mulch bags is a paver stone I am going to put a space heater with a smart plug so I can turn it on remotely based on what my weather station reports. Not pictured on the other side is a pot of dragon fruits I'm starting as well as a 7' tall in ground gros michel banana that I'm trying to keep the PS alive through the winter. This way everything still gets natural sunlight. Thoughts? Suggestions?

Citrus General Discussion / Okitsu Wase and Miho Wase Satsumas
« on: November 08, 2022, 01:04:47 PM »
Has anyone grown these before? Saw them on sale at a local garden center here in North Florida and I've never seen them inside the Florida citrus bubble before. Wondering what the taste is like vs the common Owari or Brown Select that we usually see available.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking For Olosapo (Couepia polyandra)
« on: November 07, 2022, 12:29:29 PM »
Seeds, seedlings, if you know a source. Interested in trying to grow this here in Florida. Let me know what you got!


I bought this Brown Sugar Sapodilla from Everglades and it came with this damage ~8 months ago. Its in a 15 gallon pot. It hasn't died or shown signs of stress but it largely also hasn't grown any until this past week when it finally put on a small new flush of growth on all branches and popped out ~6 flowers. Tree is between 2 and 3 feet tall. My main question is this much loss of bark going to be problematic over time in actually getting fruit from this tree or am I just thinking too much and worrying over nothing?

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