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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: For Sale- Mulberry scion wood
« on: June 06, 2021, 11:35:19 PM »
Do you know if these can wait a month in fridge please?

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I accidentally broke a one year seedling right at the soil level. Most if not all what is left a tiny little piece barely showing and the roots.

Do you have any experience with mango plants sending new shoots when cut?

Thanks!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overrated Tropical Fruits
« on: October 23, 2020, 06:07:30 PM »
If we are talking about disappointing mangoes then kent should feature in discussion as should Julie, TA, haden, brooks,palmer and even keitt. If you have a mixed bag of mangoes and eat them together these don't fair well in open competition.

I think the origin also makes a big difference. Organic Peruvian Kents in my opinion score much higher than the rest.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overrated Tropical Fruits
« on: October 23, 2020, 05:21:09 PM »
The one time a fruit exceeded my expectation by very far, is when I had an imported Indian Alphonso, after years munching on commercial store bought varieties.

I can relate to that. Cuz that's pretty much was my experience for years. I thought store-bought mango were putrid. Then one day I had a fresh Florida Mango off the tree and things have never been the same. I did give a store-bought mango a second chance thinking that maybe I just wasn't purchasing ripe ones. But after one bite it went straight to the rubbish can

Let me give you a tip, if you find a moderate size organic Kent from Peru with nice coloring, get it! And report later :)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Overrated Tropical Fruits
« on: October 21, 2020, 07:48:34 AM »
The one time a fruit exceeded my expectation by very far, is when I had an imported Indian Alphonso, after years munching on commercial store bought varieties.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bay Area Mangoes
« on: October 09, 2020, 10:22:59 AM »
You should be able to grow Mangoes in the bay area.

I did lecture about it a month ago in Santa Cruz
https://drive.google.com/.../1RHCXpvNuoSi2ySP6kZ.../view...

Itay

Could you double check the link please.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bay Area Mangoes
« on: October 08, 2020, 11:14:23 AM »
Ok, then should I plant multiple trees?

Yes as many as you can, as many will die.

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What if I donít have a mature tree? Should I still graft two seedlings?

That won't give you any advantage, the idea is to use the established root system of the host plant to get the scion up to speed.

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I'm not worried about the salt burn, but are the black spots anthracnose? They are very recent. (Newer leaves seem unaffected) It hasn't rained here in my arid mediterranean climate since at least 3 weeks, but I do notice sometimes some fog drip at night.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bay Area Mangoes
« on: October 08, 2020, 10:13:35 AM »
Ok, I'll start my mango from seed experiment. Just a question, how long does it take a mango to go from seed to fruit?

3-4 years in an ideal climate, and sometimes it will never fruit so you will probably need to graft it once established.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Taproot
« on: October 08, 2020, 10:10:08 AM »
In 1985, a large tree-spade truck moved several dozen mature mango trees from deep sandy soil near US-1 in Boynton Beach, southeastern Florida.
Some of them were seedlings that had grown in situ.  Taproots were checked for but none were found.  All the cones of soil moved had loose sand at the bottoms.

I'm intrigued... I can't think of any explanation :(

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Does this trick work with avocados too?

Sure.

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Have you done it before from other countries that you visited?  What would be a good excuse if getting searched by customs agency then U.S. Food and Agriculture?

The excuse won't matter if they find out.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pineapple thread
« on: September 30, 2020, 10:23:56 AM »

On a side note, the variety of pineapple I want to grow/eat the most is the Meli Kalima. My friend visited Hawaii and said it was the most delicious pineapple he has ever eaten. I believe it is a patented variety so unfortunately no growing of this variety for us.


I wonder if planting the top would be allowed with a patented variety, I guess not, right? Since it would be an asexual propagation.

Has anyone tried a baby pineapple? The one I tried wasn't spectacular but pricey.




Brad, how long can a slip survive before planting?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: keitt seedling branching at 2 months
« on: September 29, 2020, 02:31:51 PM »
It could have been bitten by an insect or somehow got damaged.

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Doug is a super nice person, and a generous fella, I hope we can all make a difference.

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Lets say I want to try whatever variety that yields from a monoembryonic mango seed. If I take a scion from that seedling and put it in a well established mango tree, will it bear fruit earlier?? Really hope it does! Hope someone can shed some light :)

Sure

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« on: September 21, 2020, 08:03:17 AM »
Simon

Thanks for keeping this thread and project going.  Iím curious about your efforts on growing direct from seed.   Whatís the oldest seedling you have?  Anything thatís flowered yet? 

Looking at your opening post on this thread, it seems you have all the making of an expert - willingness to make more mistakes than anyone else in a narrow field.  Iím talking to a friend, we are bouncing around ideas on the fastest way to get a seedling to fruit.  These include girdling, tipping, grafting a seedling onto a seedling (sounds odd but there is some evidence...), potassium, horizontal branch bending...

Keen to hear more about the Cali experiences

Did you probably mean grafting a seedling scion to an established tree?

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Citrus General Discussion / Gigantic citrus leaf - Basil shape
« on: September 19, 2020, 10:37:42 AM »
Has anyone seen anything like this before? I'm confident it's not coming from the rootstock and it's happening in one branch. The leaf is gigantic when compared to the regular ones.









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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Did somebody ever heard of maya mangoes?
« on: September 10, 2020, 04:55:13 AM »
I got two Maya mangoes in my box from Tropical Acres in July.  They were meh.

I got one of the seeds to sprout, and its growing in a pot in my front yard right now...

The ones I tried were monoembryonic and very similar in shape to Haden.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« on: September 09, 2020, 02:58:47 PM »
Simon, during the early years of a mango seedling in the ground, how many set of leaves should I expect per season please? My seedlings have been kinda slow so I was wondering if it's normal.

I just counted how many leaves are on my E4 seedling that was planted this year and it has 58 matured leaves and 15 new leaves forming at the tip. I included the tiny leaves at the bottom in the leaf count. Itís about 2.5-3 feet tall right now. Hereís a picture



Simon


WOW!!! I'm super intrigued! 58 + 15. Tell me more about this one please. Is E4 poly? Did you shade it at some point? Did this one ever take a break throughout the year? When exactly was this planted? The trunk at the base is like almost fully lignified! That looks like a beast. Very good job.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Did somebody ever heard of maya mangoes?
« on: September 06, 2020, 08:12:19 AM »
I was visiting the experimental station where some varieties are being evaluated,  wanted to see what was still holding fruit there,  and came across 2 beautiful looking Maya, that have fallen,  but they were perfect looking, the fruit is highly attractive, small.   I ate one,   the flesh was firm, not super juicy,  a little fiber close to the seed.

As for taste,  It had a  odd flavor, that took me time to pin down,  then it hit me,  it tasted like Mango with Barbados Cherries, I actually enjoyed this little mangoes. are there better mangoes? sure,  but this is a decent mango,  clean fruit, colorful,  I can see why it was chosen for commercial purposes.

I just had one myself, and I felt like eating a Mexican grown Haden. It was softer than what I prefer hence I think it would have been better had they picked it a tad earlier.

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You mean Chaunsa and not Chausan, right?

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Simon, during the early years of a mango seedling in the ground, how many set of leaves should I expect per season please? My seedlings have been kinda slow so I was wondering if it's normal.

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Thank you Har.

It just seems to me that Boron toxicity spots would be more evenly distributed on the leaf, don't you think?

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