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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango id please: ST Maui or alphonso?
« on: September 21, 2021, 05:56:03 PM »
Hey sapote.
Sorry I didn't mention something sooner didn't realize there was another question in there.
St Maui indeed has a Indian smell. Like the Bombay mango.
I think Alex has it under the "indian/west Indian" category.

The ones I've had have been very resinous like ice cream mango.
To me it has the Guava, Neelam smell and less of the Carrie resin to it.

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Steve from fruitscapes said they determined 'TIM' was identified as African Pride. 
not sure how this conclusion was made... I dont have african apride to compare my Tim to.

Thanks for the info.

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Annona Reticulata

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: JF Annona grafting in Florida
« on: September 19, 2021, 09:26:38 AM »
I figured this post would be a decent place to report in.

I have a few annonas from JF's collection planted in-ground and while they might not have ample space, most seem to be doing well enough.

First to fruit Birula and Calastro (I might have picked these too early, but a few were missing from the tree when i went out today)
No hand pollination this year, never got around to it.


Still waiting on RH3, Arka Sahan, La Habra Sun, Hunucma Amarillo, Cuban Red
I have Giant Atis and Hawian Pink but they are tucked in between trees and or struggle for light.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Question about australian atemoyas....
« on: September 14, 2021, 06:38:52 AM »
Budwood for Hilary White has been around for the last few years.
So I'm sure quite a few of us have a tree now.

I don't know when ZHPP will be grafting it though

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / A few one gallon trees for sale
« on: September 12, 2021, 03:30:07 PM »
passiflora decaisneana $25

Sapodilla seedling $15 (1-2 ft)

Purple Starapple seedling $15 (1-2 ft)

Jackfruit seedling $10 (2ft)

Cacao seedlings $10 (1-2ft)







I don't mind shipping it to the states that allow by slightly bare rooting.

I can fit a few plants in one large USPS box.
S+H cost $25

I only have a Florida nursery license so please read up on your state requirements before paying. Im not responsible for seized packages.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mallika pine/resin taste seedlings
« on: September 02, 2021, 07:38:01 AM »
Never detected any Indian type spice in Malika.

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I've contacted the people who placed pre-orders.

I have some additional.
Orange Sherbet (Cookies Clone)
Cotton Candy

These will be slightly higher than the preorder price at $35


Concerning shipping.
I think the best way to get it there intact is to slightly bare root it.
The large flat rate box only leaves 6 inches for above soil growth so shipping it in a pot might not be the best idea.

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I've used all three successfully.
Buds break fine with the "grafting parafilm"

They all stretch out thin enough, my main problem with the grafting parafilm is that it seems to break down in the elements to fast.
Also, i don't like how brittle it gets when its old. Hard to stretch without breaking

The medical stuff is better IMO but just more of a pain to use.

Perforated buddy tape is my preference

I never really see it on amazon and if i don't get it from forum member Behl i use:
https://www.growers-inc.com/1-x-2-75-buddy-tape-without-backing-857-pcs-roll/



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya Atemoya ?? confused
« on: August 23, 2021, 11:49:29 AM »
I'd guess rollinia

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona potting soil
« on: August 19, 2021, 08:49:56 PM »
After messing with Annonas for a few years I settled on Promix HP.
For convenience and consistency.

Mostly due to how finicky Cherimoyas (rootstock) get in our rainy season.

Never had a problem with Soursop, Pond apple, Mountain soursop though.
Custard apple is pretty easy too.

Giving up on sugar apple because of the rampant whitefly problem it seems to bring in

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Blueberries in FL
« on: August 19, 2021, 06:05:27 PM »
I picked up one from Lowes and got it to give me a decent amount of fruit the next spring.
It was it a 7 gal pot of peat on drip irrigation.

Sadly a racoon decided to remove the drip irrigation tubing and lost the plant.
Been meaning to try again but i never got around to it, also sunlight is at a premium in my yard

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango ID Assistance
« on: August 13, 2021, 07:24:31 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I need a little help in confirming the ID of the mango photo below.  The mango is from a graft I did last year.  The id on the graft is orange sherbet.  It doesn't look like the photos I have seen of orange sherbet.  The mango itself doesn't get much sun as it is shaded by surrounding leaves.  I'm hoping this is going to be my first orange sherbet.  If not, it will be a first the other varieties that I grafted. I  noticed the color change (pale green) the last couple of days.  The lenticels have dark rings and the stem is has the dried woody look.  The mango is still hard, no give whatsoever. 

Orange Sherbet?



Thanks in advance for the help

Tony

From that angle and from among the popular varieties I'd guess a sweet tart

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit varieties with least latex?
« on: August 12, 2021, 11:14:36 AM »
Riper fruit has less latex, but I found that putting a fruit in a cooler and covering it with ice to chill it prior to cutting greatly reduces latex bleed. Just work as quickly as possible to get the fruit halved while it is still cold,and then almost all of bleeding that does occur will be directly from the exposed core.

I've tried this and it helps a little.
If i wait until its total "ripe" and can rip it apart and avoid cutting the core altogether but i don't really like the soft texture at that point.

I prefer the firm/crunchy type

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit varieties with least latex?
« on: August 12, 2021, 11:11:12 AM »
J31,J33,J36,J40, amber, all chempajacks including cheena,

Mike did you mean j 30?

My j 31 has tons of latex. Taste fine and produces a lot but it has plenty of latex

Is your tree grafted?

Yup grafted from PIN

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit varieties with least latex?
« on: August 11, 2021, 06:16:44 PM »
J31,J33,J36,J40, amber, all chempajacks including cheena,

Mike did you mean j 30?

My j 31 has tons of latex. Taste fine and produces a lot but it has plenty of latex

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 20 Cherimoya seeds
« on: August 07, 2021, 01:29:01 PM »
Looks like it's on the higher end of what I'd consider normal with the shipping.
Considering the eBay premium and other cuts from Paypal I think this is reasonable.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop rootstock
« on: August 02, 2021, 06:42:20 PM »
I live in hawaii and soursop grows very well here. I had my first year of grafting earlier this spring. Of all the attempts, my only success was geffner atemoya on soursop rootstock. It is still alive and growing well. It has even been putting out flowers already. Maybe soursops are only a good option if you live in a climate that they thrive in.
That's some promising news. I'll try again next year
I'm mostly grafting in spring so maybe that's the problem
I would love to see some pictures.

It would love to use them as rootstock since there are pretty easy to grow down here.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop rootstock
« on: August 02, 2021, 08:21:51 AM »
Using Cherimoya as interstock on which to graft atemoya is a good practice if you are patient enough and done mind multiple grafts.  I have a pond apple rootstock holding atemoya on a cherimoya as interstock.
So far it appears to be doing well.

I remember you mentioning this, Keep us updated with the progress.
I have Custard apple on one and Atemoya on the other.
The Atemoya one doesn't grow great and keeps suckering.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop rootstock
« on: August 01, 2021, 08:00:42 AM »
I grafted a few things (atemoyas, Custard apple, ilama)  to sour sop in the past nothing ever did to will
After a year of little growth I just tossed it

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Dan, I picked a few from my tree many because they work in the way.
I'll let you know in a week how they ripen

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dream Atemoya/Cherimoya
« on: July 30, 2021, 12:06:21 PM »
The jury is out on whether its an Atemoya or Cherimoya and that will also have a hand in how stable the genetics are.
Hasn't it been stated definitively that if it were pure or true cherimoya it wouldn't produce fruit in Florida, so it has to have some sugar apple in its genes?

I haven't seen any genetic test posted here so i can't be 100% sure as to what it is.
I do have my own suspicions but I don't care enough to pay the money for a proper test.
Also, Wayne Clifton, the person who introduced it, claimed it to be a Cherimoya

On a side note, there are a few cherimoyas that fruit here.
Not saying its even worth it but it has been done

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dream Atemoya/Cherimoya
« on: July 30, 2021, 09:07:18 AM »
Depends on where you get your seeds as well.
If someone is hand-pollinated multiple trees you are likely to get a random hybrid.

The jury is out on whether its an Atemoya or Cherimoya and that will also have a hand in how stable the genetics are.

No harm in giving it a shot though.

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Completely agree,

The late-season Zincs are amazing

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilization for grafted mango tree
« on: July 27, 2021, 04:27:04 PM »
i'd give in something complete. 8-3-9, 8-2-12 etc.
Some type of slow-release would be great as well.

Removing all those leave will remove a lot of the minerals the tree has been mining for a while.
Even if you did chop and drop it will take a little while for the leaves to decompose and nutrients to become available again.


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