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I know there have been discussions about the topic, sending plants to the states with restrictions. But I just want to doublecheck which states we as FL growers are not allowed to ship DF cuttings and banana pups despite them being soilless. Especially, through EBAY and ETSY.

Thank you for your insight!

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Onur, I would leave the Parafilm alone for now because if you remove it, you will probably knock the buds off. I would also leave some of the leaves from the Cerifera to support the grafts. When grafting trees, you want to leave some leaves from the rootstock so that the tree can continue photosynthesis.

Simon

Thank you Simon.

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Hi

Donkkui and crystal scions I grafted on M ceriferas are pushing buds inside the parafilm wrap. Should I remove the wrapping or not touch them at all?

Also, should I remove all the cerifera branches and new growths and branches ?

Thanks







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Hi All

Looking to buy male and female yangmei scions.

Thanks

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I bought a poly kit that had steel posts, then added on with a wooden framed poly addition. Then my hubby built a porch and pergola for the front of it. My STRONG recommendation is to figure out big you need it, then DOUBLE it!

I use regular shop lights on adjustable ropes, so I can raise and lower them according to who needs how much light, which seems to be fine for supplemental light in the winter.  Grow lights, to me, aren't really worth the money.

Because my greenhouse(es) have a door between the old and new portions, airflow is slightly restricted, so I have two cheap wall mounted gas furnaces - one at either end. This picture is looking from the "orangerie", which I built out of 2x4's, into the "tropical house" which was the original kit.

The heaters do put out a lot of water vapor, but I still have two foggers, one in each area.  They are made out of 5-head floating ultrasonic mist makers in 15 gallon toy tubs, with a little fan.  They work really well.  In the summer, I also have patio misters strung throughout, that come on a couple times a day.  We have very low humidity here, and the exhaust fans just suck the moisture right out during the summer.
Great fun!

Wow! Your GHs are super cool! I am not sure if I can build something like those. I know they have to be strong so they can withstand wind and snow.

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Thank you Brian and Carolyn. Which type of green house do you use? A polycarbonate greenhouse? Are there heater-humidifier combo equipments for GHs in the market?  Or should I build the whole set up by individually? And I should still put grow lights in the GH, shouldn't I?

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Thank you all!  I may have to move to New York or New Jersey. These states have different growing zones ranging from 3 to 7. I have bananas, mangos, jabuticabas, guavas, dragon fruits, surinam cherries, CORGs, pitombas, white sapotes, ross sapote, red mombin, achacha, abiu, and feijoas. I know feijoas are the only ones that will do fine outside.

Do you think my trees will do fine in a simple green house in zone 6 or 7 ?  Or should I just take some of my trees and try to keep the rest in FL?

It would definitely need to be a heated greenhouse

Thanks. Would those trees do well in New Jersey in a heated greenhouse?

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Thank you all!  I may have to move to New York or New Jersey. These states have different growing zones ranging from 3 to 7. I have bananas, mangos, jabuticabas, guavas, dragon fruits, surinam cherries, CORGs, pitombas, white sapotes, ross sapote, red mombin, achacha, abiu, and feijoas. I know feijoas are the only ones that will do fine outside.

Do you think my trees will do fine in a simple green house in zone 6 or 7 ?  Or should I just take some of my trees and try to keep the rest in FL?

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Thank you. I guess you have some jabuticabas in a heated green house, right? Do you think they will do fine inside the house during cold season?

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Hi All

Can anyone with experience recommend tropical fruits that can be grown inside the house environment in New Jersey?

Thanks

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HiThe tips of the branches of my mango tree (pina colada) are getting dark and the panicles are drying. What does it stem from?Thanks
Looks like Powdery Mildew (PM), definitely some sort of mold or fungus. Not sure how susceptible PC is to PM, some varieties fight it off and hold onto their flowers/fruit better than others. It can lay waste to an entire tree's flowers/tiny fruit, but it seems like most the time some amount of fruit hangs on. You can spray sulfur/potassium carbonate as a preventative/treatment or try trimming it out. I've been trimming this year, it's definitely working in controlling spread, but it's time consuming (I'll probably spray next season).

I had sprayed neem oil already. I will spray sulfur after a week. Probably, pollinators will keep away for a while... Thank you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Darkening and drying mango branch
« on: March 08, 2023, 09:58:59 PM »
Hi All,

The branch tips and panicles of my pina colada mango tree are getting dark and drying. Is this a kind of fungus or am I having other issue?

Thank you.






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Hi

The tips of the branches of my mango tree (pina colada) are getting dark and the panicles are drying. What does it stem from?

Thanks






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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WANTED Younghan's Gold white sapote tree
« on: February 22, 2023, 06:46:07 PM »
Looking to buy a grafted Younghan's Gold white sapote tree.

Thank you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote with citrus/lemon taste
« on: February 22, 2023, 06:42:47 PM »
I tasted a hint of lemon when my Youghan's Gold fruited two years ago.
Last year it was damaged from the wind and I cut it way back and didn't fruit.
This year it has some small fruit already and I am hoping to try it again.
So far I have had supersweet and YG and it was better in my opinion

I heard YG was a good one but didn't know it had a lemon taste. I am looking for a grafted tree actually.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: White sapote with citrus/lemon taste
« on: February 22, 2023, 06:38:26 PM »
I have only tasted 2 types, both at the Fruit & Spice Park, and I personally could not tell them apart:
Redlands
Bonita Springs

Both had a slight lemony flavor to me.

I have a Redlands tree. I am glad it has a lemony taste.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / White sapote with citrus/lemon taste
« on: February 22, 2023, 12:55:34 AM »
Hi

Can anyone recommend me a white sapote variety with citrus/lemon taste that will grow well in FL ?

Thanks

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Spraying the foliage is enough and definitely use a spreader/sticker/extender. I use Nufilm. Also, using a Fogger will create a must that penetrates the foliage better and itís faster and is more efficient with the reagents.

Simon

Thank you Simon. Are there instructions on it as to how much to mix it with other pesticides such as Azera? Also, Nufilm is not available on Amazon or Ebay. Is there another organic brand you can recommend?

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Thank you all.

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I saw a big umbrella shaped ice cream mango tree in, I guess, a 100 gal pot. It looked very pretty and dense with those slender leaves like a big bonzai.

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No. I am just afraid of letting solid fertilizer touch the base of the DFs and causing them to rot, or disturbing the root system while mixing the fertilizer into the soil because they have little space in pots.

Ok maybe I shouldn't admit this but sometimes I put on so much slow release vigoro that I can barely see the soil anymore. There seems to be no limit to how much fertilizer they can take. I've never even seen young shoots burn from it. This said, I only apply when it is warm enough for them to grow.

Thanks K-Rimes. Which slow release vigoro do you use?

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An expensive solution. Dragonfruits for me are some of my lowest effort plants and get the least expensive and least time intensive solutions - just gobs of slow release fertilizer and chicken manure.

If you're really set on liquid, you can use pretty much any of them, but I would choose the cheapest possible like General Hydroponics. I have tried tons of fertilizers for indoor plants of uh, various types, and there is very little difference in the end product.

The issue with liquid fertilizer is in fact you're just paying for water and the shipping thereof.

I agree. Even though you buy it from the store...

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Old trick for most Cacti if you can stomach it-

Urine

Should be accomplished at night when no one is around!   ;D

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An expensive solution. Dragonfruits for me are some of my lowest effort plants and get the least expensive and least time intensive solutions - just gobs of slow release fertilizer and chicken manure.

If you're really set on liquid, you can use pretty much any of them, but I would choose the cheapest possible like General Hydroponics. I have tried tons of fertilizers for indoor plants of uh, various types, and there is very little difference in the end product.

The issue with liquid fertilizer is in fact you're just paying for water and the shipping thereof.


Yes, I agree. Can always use a fish/kelp emulsion for vegetative growth which is water soluble.

OP, what are you trying to accomplish? Something to run through a drip line?


No. I am just afraid of letting solid fertilizer touch the base of the DFs and causing them to rot, or disturbing the root system while mixing the fertilizer into the soil because they have little space in pots. So I thought, liquid fertilizer would be a safer option.

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Thanks everybody! If I use Azera, is it enough just to spray the foliage? Or should I drench the soil too?

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