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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rootstock bark split
« Last post by poncirsguy on June 14, 2021, 11:52:07 PM »
It is healing over nicely.  Keep an eye on it.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba - Cutting in Water is Growing Roots
« Last post by Joshirie on June 14, 2021, 11:27:11 PM »
Making it grow in a vase it's amazing, but you will have to find another place for it soon, if you want it to survive. I was thinking to move them to my new house, which is still under construction, but it should be finished soon. The guys from a very good plumbing company should come in a few days and take care of the bathroom, when all the other stuff will be finished, and I will be able to move there and take care of the plants, because the garden is big enough for all the species which I wanna see there.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Sugarcane - WTB
« Last post by Viking Guy on June 14, 2021, 11:14:59 PM »
Looking for some sugarcane stalks.  Definitely prefer Asian Black, but will be interested in other varieties.

I can buy them or trade if you want something of mine.

Let me know.

Thanks.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bottom tier mangos. Don't plant these.
« Last post by BrizzyFizzy on June 14, 2021, 10:53:55 PM »
I like KP but I do think it is a little overrated relative to Maha (king thai).  Aussies are pretty proud of KP but the SE Asian enthusiasts just laugh at us supposedly.  Bambaroo is supposed to be an improved KP I have not had the pleasure of trying yet. 
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Citrus General Discussion / Rootstock bark split
« Last post by Cjpflaumer on June 14, 2021, 10:34:28 PM »
Hey everyone I just noticed yesterday (not sure how I hadnít seen this before, guess I was distracted by the scale Iím battling) that my rootstock bark split or had damage or something happened to it, picture attached. The outermost layer of bark was kinda soft and peely. I have a feeling itís from the sprinklers but maybe itís just growing and could be normal. Your help is appreciated!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bottom tier mangos. Don't plant these.
« Last post by bulldawg305 on June 14, 2021, 10:29:20 PM »
Aha as I suspected some of these floridian stars are turning out to be flops.Good on you guys for calling them out. BF you have 5 varieties often referred in the local parlance as trash. Kent, palmer,Glenn, brooks and keitt command the lowest prices in the market and are unfit to take a place in a mango lovers yard. Correct that feral stringies have a superior taste than these and are the best for chutney and even manfgo icecream. Keow Sawoy can be aten ripe and iit is good. Maha and NDM are great and kwan is just like a big NDM and great. The KPs are 1st class but R2E3 is a bit bland but ok. Honey gold is really nice. BTW we are forgetting the most offensive quality in some mango varieties. Hydrocarbon taint, which is quite acceptable in some parts of the world but not SE Asia or Australia. In papaya the offensive taint in cold grown yellows especially is known as nasturtium.
Haha, you're seriously hyping up KP and NDM while hating on the so called "floridian stars"?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bottom tier mangos. Don't plant these.
« Last post by dm on June 14, 2021, 10:20:19 PM »
Diamond, TA, Hatcher...and have to add Carrie and its cohorts  (Angie, Ugly Betty).

As far as "carroty" as some say is found in Mallika, I would say that learning when to pick and ripen will make all the difference in the world.

Tried my first Ugly Betty this week.  It was sweet enough, but it was both sweet and savory.
Didn't get the typical "spice" flavor - I got a canned chicken or Vienna Sausage aftertaste.
An entrťe and dessert in one!  A complete meal!

I guess the UB likers get a different flavor. 
I'll try another if I can, but if they all taste like that then I'll pass.

Anybody else taste something like what I describe in UB?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Composted manure: any good for mango trees?
« Last post by cbss_daviefl on June 14, 2021, 10:17:18 PM »
I have been applying black kow to my lychee trees since the start of the year and so far it is not going well. I applied 50lbs to each tree in January and again in April. The trees are a general yellow, which I believe indicates nitrogen deficiency. The grass is greener around the trees where the manure was spread so there is definitely some nitrogen available. I used Helenas 8-2-12 after picking most of my fruit and will switch back to black kow in the fall.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Sugarloaf or Pineapple Pleasure
« Last post by Honest Abe on June 14, 2021, 10:10:29 PM »
That is the question..

They are hands down my two favorite mangos by a long shot.

Does Pineapple Pleasure produce well?
Disease resistant?

My sugarloaf already flowered and fruited in 2 years in ground,but thatís not enough time to tell me much.The Fruits dropped and the male flowers were terribly dominant, but hoping for next Year success.

BETWEEN THE TWO, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU PLANT?

I want opinions and pros and cons if anyone has grown either or both.
Thank you

-Abe


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garcinia ID. Forbessii or parvifolia?
« Last post by Finca La Isla on June 14, 2021, 09:56:33 PM »
I agree with that.

I would like to know for sure if forbesii has a pliable seed or a hard seed.  Some of the other descriptions are more vague and subjective but the seeds are a good one.
Peter
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