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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Free Seeds!
« on: September 15, 2021, 06:33:03 PM »

Thanks for doing this!

If anyone is interested in rambutan fruit grown in my new orleans green house or seeds or starts let me know. I did veey well this year. All proceeds go to me buying banana plants will also trade pounds 9f fruit or seeds for bannana plants.

Am I understanding correctly??? Rambutan fruiting in continental US? In Louisiana?

How old is your tree?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Restock
« on: August 17, 2021, 04:28:36 PM »
Thanks James for offering these!

Sign me up please Kaz!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Mangos 2021
« on: July 28, 2021, 11:08:23 AM »
This is the second year that I had a crop on Cotton Candy. My tree was planted as a 3 gallon the first year they were available.
Last year I had 13 fruit, 11 of which ripened so unevenly that they were terrible, hard very unripe flesh on about 25 percent of each individual fruit,maybe 25 percent delicious,and overripe mango death on half of each fruit. The two perfect fruit were the best mangoes of the year last year. They had some MBSS and were done by the first week of July last year.
    THIS YEAR, almost no MBSS, the crop was about 40 fruit, picked the first fruit about mid June,about 2 weeks later than last year. Still had uneven ripening on 80 percent of fruit, but not as bad as last year. Maybe 40 percent of the fruit had some uneven ripening but were fully edible and pretty good.  About 20 percent were awesome.
 That still leaves about 40 percent of the fruit that only had some edible portions. A small percentage of fruit cracked after heavy rains. I picked at various stages of ripening and still had uneven ripening issues no matter when they were picked. Tree is still holding about a half dozen fruit now on July 28th.
  Wondering if the uneven ripening will improve as the tree ages or if I should top work the tree this year. Two years in a row it has been on my best AND worst list.....
Just my two cents but I say give it more time.What I really want to know is how is  Little Gem this season. I have four on the tree that I have not picked yet.

I'd give it some more time Tony just to make sure, but that's just me.

Bovine, our Lil' Gem was decent (1st year in ground) but it didn't compare to the fruit Tony gave us at the end of last season, that was top notch!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First madrono
« on: July 19, 2021, 12:37:02 PM »
Amazing, congratulations!

Sabara Jaboticaba seeds available for .50 cents each, minimum of 30 seeds per order. Shipping is $6.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 1 Mango, 1 Rat, 2 Cats
« on: July 12, 2021, 03:45:55 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Citrus Mango Showdown
« on: July 12, 2021, 03:40:50 PM »
I too was interested in your discussion of picking and ripening Mallika mango. Hopefully there will be more discussion and videos about Picking and ripening the different varieties. Especially in the interior. Tasting mangoes is subjective even Gary said if you taste a mango from this tree today and come back and try another one tomorrow it will be different  It's a snapshot in time and can differ by location. Some of the mangoes that were tremendous last season I've been a little disappointing for me this season. Could just be a matter of timing of picking and ripening. It could very well be that some varieties have a fluctuation in taste from year to year. It does make for interesting discussion. So far Dot and Carrie are my favorite girls. But I have to say Karen Michelle is a sweety❤

Bovine, no love for Ugly Betty?!?! :'(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Little Gem doesn't seem so little
« on: July 12, 2021, 10:44:54 AM »
Evolutionary biologists, on the other hand, say that it was the extra protein of eating meat that gave homo sapiens the larger brain and higher intelligence.  (But look where that has gotten us!)

Lol, yes all that meat was the ticket and not all the fruit ;)

Little Gem is an excellent mango, beautiful tree as well.

I would take all but on the other coast of course :'(

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: San Diego garden photos
« on: June 30, 2021, 12:21:54 PM »
Hey Brad,

Just checking in, how are the erdon lee grafts doing?!?!


thry seemed still pliable last time i checked but they never grew.  Looks doubtful at this point but who knows.

Hey Brad, would you happen to be backed up against Camp Pendleton?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Sri gading seeds
« on: June 28, 2021, 11:12:52 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rats gone carnivorous
« on: June 27, 2021, 02:24:28 PM »
Rats are omnivores, and take it to the extreme.

Yeah, Rats are definitely omnivores!

Kaimana Lychee sold out.

Also looking!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Baby-friendly Mango fruits.
« on: June 21, 2021, 11:20:54 PM »
I’ve got a 15 month old baby boy, he’s the light of my life. I’m obsessed with him, And mangoes, so naturally I wanted him to like mangos. His first mango try was Haden because it was most convenient in my neighbors yard, but it’s got just enough fiber to be hazardous and he would choke. I stopped immediately and continued my a search.

So far I found “Glenn” is perfect. A very ripe Glenn is like a mango jello and he loves it. It melts in his little Mouth and even big chunks melt away safely and enjoyably.

He also loves ripe “Irwin” and it seems safe.

“Kathy” and “Karen Michelle” he loves and they were safe too.

“Lemon Zest” was his definite favorite and nice and soft and melting for his 8-tooth mouth too.

Just figured If there are any new dads or moms on here this might be Helpful.

Please add any mango cultivars that are soft, sweet and completely fiberless for rugrats.

Let him try an Orange Sherbet and you'll have a mango fan for life!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A little mango tale for today
« on: June 19, 2021, 08:54:58 PM »
Today I was minding my own business, eating a very floral PSM (Pim Seng Mun) mango under a shady tree. Eating outside I can then walk over to the garden hose. To wash mango juices off my face and hands.

When a man drives by in long white tradesman's van (no rear windows) . He is probably a contractor of some kind. His son was riding shotgun. Starts shouting and laughing from 35ft away. So I walked closer and asked if he needed some mangos. Duh! He said that while going about his business, that he had driven by many times and always looks at my trees. I had to explain why I keep my trees on the small side. No higher than 16-17-18ft high.
What I had at hand were a total of 20 mangos. Half were in the refrigerator. These were kind of the B mangoes that my buyers had turned their noses up at. Some were really A grade. Some just slightly over ripe but still firm. A few hit the ground today.

Put them all out on a large towel on the lawn. Told him to take what looked good to him. He took about 18 of them. So now I have no mango overstock. I hate mangoes going to waste. I want all of mine to be eaten which I will admit is an ego thing. I am happy that 18 more of my crop will make people happy eating them.

Zands= True friend of the working man.
Those who roll up in a Mercedes or Infinity pay me $5 per. Last year Jeff Bezos paid me $100 per mango. Bill Gates hates them.

(Going by his accent he was Caribbean) (Prime mango enthusiasts of this hemisphere)

Bill Gates hates everything good in life... We'll be renting a K-car before visiting for sure! :'(

Alphonso grown at kamerunga in Cairns was an abomination.

If we are engaging in mango trash talk lest we forget pearl. It may not quite sink to the depths that kent and brooks occupy but it is still intensely mediocre at it finest.

Gah, I had a sample of a Palmer the other day that made me thankful the proprietor of the joint wasn't standing in front of me as I would've accidentally projectile regurgitated it back into their face. It had to leave my mouth immediately. :o

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