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The predigging is called "root pruning".  This root pruning and moving will most likely require the guidance and work of a professional arborist/qualified landscape management company to ensure the highest success percenatges.  I say thus because depending on the size of the tree, this may be very difficult.  The survival of lychees can be very tempermental when digging up and moving.  If the root pruning is not done correctly then the percentages of failure increases.

Also, based on the age of the tree mentioned, I would expect the cost to exceed the $300-$500 that zands stated.

My neighbor spent $2k to move a 20 year old sapodilla. It was a great tasting prolific tree. They moved it in one piece.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help save my Pim Sen Mun
« on: June 01, 2023, 03:55:03 PM »
Akin , try it mostly yellow with some green on it, it should be firm. Itíll have a longan flavor. It should have no fiber. Itís a good sweet mango, if you like longans. Some like it green, dipped in a chili sauce.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Giant African land snails
« on: July 07, 2022, 09:01:35 PM »
Orkine is right, a lot of these invasive species are quite delicious like snakeheads , south Asian eels,  and pythons. Snails, you have to fully clean and cook them. My neighbor cooks up iguanas and they taste great. Even carp is good if you know how to prepare them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best mangos of this season
« on: July 07, 2022, 08:57:09 PM »
Orange sherbert, sweet tart , 1 and 2, respectively and Maha Chanok was consistently great.

No, itís not.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is a black sapote tree worth having?
« on: June 21, 2022, 05:17:42 PM »
Neighbor had a big tree with lots of fruit, no one liked it but him so he cut it down. Try it before you get a tree.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Purple Mulberry Identification help
« on: June 15, 2022, 10:28:31 AM »
Ö And loquat expert.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: June 10, 2022, 08:05:40 AM »
That's good to hear!  What part of FL are you in?  Do you have any cuttings I could purchase?   


South east Florida in west palm. They are flowering now but  If you are ever this way let me know, we can trade stuff.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Palora
« on: June 09, 2022, 10:23:42 PM »
Has anyone had luck growing the Palora variety in Florida?  I see a lot of ebay sellers from California selling Palora cuttings, and it makes me wonder if this variety is more challenging to grow in Florida.


I grow them. I donít fertilize or water them, itís the Second year with fruit, and they are getting bigger the more established they get. Iíve tried lots of dragonfruit, and these taste the best in my opinion. They self pollinate and right now the trellis have 5 more fruit and flowers.

I like LZ more but Orange sherbet is excellent.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Terrible season
« on: May 19, 2022, 04:18:23 AM »
Even old reliable glenn has no mango. First time ever with not a single fruit.  Orange sherbet and sweet tart only producers really. Avocados are plentiful so are bananas. Lychees way down, longans are good.

Yeah, this is about it, Middle of May is when it really begins. I need it here, havenít had much time to water the plants and theyíve been suffering.

I have a dwarf Thai and itís a tart and sweet fruit. Itís not bland at all. My best tasting one is from a mislabel. I thought I was getting a Himalayan, but itís a shorter and fat fruit. Itís taste like a really sweet raspberry.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Growth Question
« on: August 05, 2021, 02:18:17 PM »
It will be fine if you want trees to mow or sit under and enjoy itís shade this is a preferred style.


I really planted it for the fruit. Can you recommend a fertilizer for proper growth? I've been using 10-10-10.

Yes, as mentioned, tip pruning will increase your odds of productivity. Fertilizers with more N gets you more vegetative growth, more potassium will get you more fruit, but if you are tip pruning the fertilizer you are using now find to helping with growth flushes that follow.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Tree Growth Question
« on: August 05, 2021, 10:52:19 AM »
It will be fine if you want trees to mow or sit under and enjoy itís shade this is a preferred style.

With the season winding down you come to appreciate the later varieties. M4 and orange sherbets and Valencia prides , julies and carries still holding. Picked the last mallika yesterday, it was 2 pounds. Also a friend gave me his last Hatcher, itís a big beautiful fruit.Though malllika has its issues, they make up for it for how long weíve been eating them, and some of them have been as good as any mango this season. It removed itself from being top worked.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Help me decide which mango to plant
« on: July 28, 2021, 02:20:38 PM »
If you want bold and firm try sweet tart. Itís relatively compact. I have an 8 yr old tree and itís about 10ft tall.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Giselle
« on: July 25, 2021, 11:28:11 PM »
Bullie being a bully. Ignore him, bovine. When you try a ripe Giselle, do not let the Forum's resident bully stop you from posting your opinion about it.

Stop asking for opinions if all you want in return is confirmation. I have tried it, itís an ok Mango. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« on: July 23, 2021, 09:38:32 PM »
Thank you ! I really appreciate the feedback. When I get more fruit next year I would like for you all to try it.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« on: July 23, 2021, 03:27:41 PM »
Thanks guy. I definitely like the fruit, Iím just curious what this may be. I like eating skins but Duncanís I canít handle. I think achetadomestica is in the right track, itís reminiscent of carries and Julies. It has less fiber than the julies Iíve had, and itís more elongated, the flesh is also darker. I guess itís a fortunate mislabel because It tastes better than Duncanís, though my kids like Duncanís mild flavor. Thank you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« on: July 23, 2021, 07:22:54 AM »
Thank you Rob, here is the tree. Itís moderate vigor and quite disease resistant being out here in western palm beach. I need to put it into the ground soon. Thinking it was duncan I grafted a lemon zest and k3 onto it last year and both grafts fruited and held fruit. I remember duncan being a milder fruit that I couldnít eat the skin, this fruit was too sweet and strong for the kids but I like it a lot.

I only have three trees still with mangos. M4 is one of them.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« on: July 23, 2021, 06:40:43 AM »
Itís a really thin edible skin. Itís a very sweet fruit and strong resin flavor near the skin. Thank you, I never had a Juliette so canít compare, do you think this is one? Thank you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Canít be a Duncan, right?
« on: July 22, 2021, 02:31:23 PM »
I bought this tree a couple of years ago. It was supposed to be a Duncan but this fruit doesnít resemble one. Plus the skin is edible. Itís a delicious fruit but itís too strong for my kids, could it be a Julie? Orange flesh and fiberless.

My wife bought some hass from costco, they were excellent and extremely rich and creamy. I think stores just vary in quality as mangos from the same tree varies in taste.

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