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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rollinia bloomed for the first time
« on: March 17, 2023, 05:39:49 PM »
My Rollinia just bloomed a few flowers for the first time this year. It was brought from Hawaii in a 3 gallon container about 6 years ago and it is planted next to my neighbor's rollinia, a tree that has been blooming for several years with almost no production. He may have collected 2 or 3 fruits in the past 5 years since his tree grew to blooming age.
Given the proximity of the two trees (about 8 feet  and a wire fence separating them), is there a possibility these two trees will help each other produce fruit or is that wishful thinking?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Question for Tropical Fruit Tree Doctors
« on: March 02, 2023, 11:17:17 PM »
I have two Achachairu trees that were planted in January of 2017. I am hopeful they will bloom within the next two to three years. 

Although both appear healthy and are growing rather nicely, one of them has two problems I was hoping someone here could tell me if they will affect fruiting when the time comes.

About 3 years ago, the main tip of one of my trees broke off.  It now has what appears to be 2 "main tips wantabees."   Neither tip has taken over and become "the main growing tip" and the tree has actually grown sideways a bit (it is about 7 to 8 feet tall.)

That same tree was also injured by a careless gardener mowing my lawn. The wound is about 3 or 4 inches from the ground and, although not completely closed, it appears to be healing and that at some point will close completely.

Can anyone here provide some insight as to how these two issues could affect  fruit production on these trees?

Thank You.

My Nam Doc Mai only bloomed a few flowers around the lower branches.  The top, however, did not bloom this year. Maybe some branches are showing signs of the tree attempting to push some out. Can this variety bloom viable flowers in April?


Hi Folks,

So I purchased a "Mun Kun Si" mango tree from Top Tropicals about 4-5 years ago.  The tree bloomed last year but the fruit stayed tiny (about 2.5" long), and felled off.  This year it did set about 15 fruits, I just dont think they are Mun Kun Si, at least from the photos and characteristics I have seen online. The fruit starts turning completely yellow and acquire a  little bit of an orange / pinkish hue as it gets close to the stem. They have the typical shape of South East asian mangos , "s" shape  sort of rounded on top, more rounded than Nam Docs.
One of the characteristics I am hoping could help someone identify the fruit is that they have a small protuberance close to the stem.  This protuberance looks more like a small "beak" and, as the fruit ripens and turns yellow, it becomes more pointy and sharp.  It is not present on all fruits, but many of them have it. 
On these photos, the top mango has the "beak", the bottom one does not.  They are about 6" long each. Any thoughts?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / I finally got my Posh Te tree
« on: July 30, 2017, 09:18:43 PM »
So I logged in to  Hawaiian Tropical  Plant Nursery's website and saw they had a posh-te tree in stock. Went ahead and bought it along with a Rollinia tree I bought to meet the minimum purchase limit.  Will be receiving it Wednesday if everything goes well.  I have purchased trees from them before and they got home in excellent shape, so I expect this time will be no different.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Po Pyu Kalai mango question
« on: June 26, 2017, 09:48:48 PM »
After trying different Asian mangoes (Nam Doc Mai, Maha Chanok mainly)  I found the seed size of the Po Pyu Kalai mangos from Pine Island Nursery to be oddly oversized.   has anyone here had the opportunity to taste Po Pyu kalais from other nurseries, maybe a different cultivar, with a thin seed?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mun Kun Si mango blooming
« on: March 09, 2017, 05:06:35 PM »
Hi Everyone

My first post here.  Am down in the South Miami-Dade area and my 4 year old Mun Kun Si tree bloomed about a week ago for the first time.  If anyone has any experience with this mango I would appreciate answers to the following:

1- When can this mango be harvested for ripe consumption?

2- Has any one here in Florida growing this type experienced a long fruiting season?  The only information I have found from Top Tropicals says it can stay on the tree until January. Anyone concurs with that?

3- Is the flavor on this mango similar to Nam Doc Mai?

Thank you in advance.

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