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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Any fruit cocktail mango fans
« on: January 16, 2022, 07:30:49 AM »
Which varieties are on the tree?  Different varieties can have different growth habits as well as may tend to produce fruit at different times of the season.
I think he may be referring to this variety but I too am curious if others like this

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: South/Central Florida Cold Fronts
« on: January 15, 2022, 08:57:34 AM »
53 this morning, and we may go down to the high 40's Monday night.  Then another cold front coming up within the next 10 days, but February and March are forecast to be warmer than average.  I think our mango trees are getting what they need.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / N/A
« on: January 05, 2022, 11:58:31 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / N/A
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango fruiting
« on: December 29, 2021, 01:10:59 PM »
Blooming on one side and mangoes on the other. Mango Palwi in the Helen of the West Indies

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Holiday Greeting
« on: December 25, 2021, 02:11:41 AM »
Merry Christmas Feliz Navidad

I’d love to know that as well…
There is a cat in Deltona who says every winter his trees bloom a couple of times then frost toasted. In early spring he snaps the panicles off and it reblooms and he has a late season harvest. I think if he had tipped pruned the tree who would probably have a different result. I can understand why folks would be hesitant 2 prune they're November bloom. Having a early crop is more desirable than gambling and having no late-season crop. I'm curious as to what results you would get from pruning half the bloom to not risk a total loss. My bloom is more of a late December bloom. I have a half dozen trees that haven't bloomed yet that I will not let carry fruit this season. I'll play around with tip pruning Pinnacle pruning and half the tree bloom prune. :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango bloom ?
« on: December 16, 2021, 11:56:08 AM »
Thanks! pineislander
Have a joyous holiday and bountiful season in 2022

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango bloom ?
« on: December 16, 2021, 06:31:30 AM »
From my experience, I’ve pruned in September/October and never saw any flowers that season. That was the last time I prune late in the season for me…

From an hypothetical/experiential point of view; you laid out your hypothesis now give it a shot and let us know the results!
Thanks for sharing
 Doesn't seem to be any topic other than squirrels that you can get a discussion going. I have a half dozen trees that I'm not going to let carry fruit to experiment with. My experience last season with PPK and dwarf Hawaiian was even when I let the fruit let's get to the size of peas ior marble and pruned. That tree would just rebloom. Had to do that three times. This time I will keep notes. You would think this close to the holidays folks would be more chipper and chatty I've tried a discussion about gibbing brasolining and bloom. Maybe if I start a thread about how I feel it is inhumane and unethical to exterminate rats I will get a response
Most of my trees are just starting to push now still have half dozen still dormant seems to be more of a South Florida problem
This is my new sugar belle Mandarin

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango bloom ?
« on: December 14, 2021, 07:15:16 AM »
Hypothetical question?
If you had a late-season variety such as cotton candy that bloomed in November and you pruned off 100% of the bloom.
1 Would it rebloom?
2 If so how long would it take to rebloom?
3 If so would there be a reduced percentage of Bloom?

How many times have you heard someone say don't cut the bloom off it'll just rebloom.

So could this be a strategy used to manipulate the tree into blooming when it should normally do so?
If you were to Prune should you leave about a inch of the panicle  ?

Thanks Paul, I'll have to try that. Sounds like a great solution!
My neighbor had to pick all of his beautiful big avocados (about a dozen on a young tree) at one time a few months back because the squirrels started to gnaw all of them!
Since I deployed this on the advice of the California crew. I have not lost a single avocado to ravenous squirrels. After the New Year I'm going to work on electrifying my gutters and the top portion of my fence
This may have took place in Wilmington.


They're greedy!
Acorns in the trees!Acorns covering the ground. That's not enough he wanted Publix premium brand holiday nut mix. He earned himself a ticket to the Hundred Acre Woods

Now the majority of my trees are pushing with the exception of Karen Michelle sweet tart and fruit punch. Don't know yet if it is Bloom, Mix bloom or flush growth. I'm just curious as anyone ever pruned a early mixed Bloom and then got a second Bloom later in February

Shit, you guys are making me afraid to plant my trees!  This place is teeming with squirrels!

 1.  That beady little innocent stare like   
       nothing happened
2. They seem to be everywhere. At work at the store even on vacation. Only way I can get away from them is to get on a boat and get far from Shore

3. Everyone who does not grow fruit thinks they're adorable

Gerrberaric Acid does increase internode on mango. I used it on my seedlings and the internodes between leaves are very long.  The stems are quite thin from stretching.
Thanks for sharing this. It sounds like it would make the tree structurally weak. :)
I modified the question on subject matter because of your response
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Okay so it is more for Stress Management and crop yields than growth?

I'm just a backyard grower and only have one orange sherbet. It is in close proximity to a Valencia Pride Malika Dot mango trees. I've had no issues with anthracnose. I love the way you can pick it early green mature green or let it ripen on the tree. There was no inconsistencies in the fruit and It produced really well. I have not fertilized it for the last two seasons. In my novice opinion it is definitely top-tier in all aspects :)

I've been reading  discussion on the net of the use of the plant steroid Brassinolide on mangoes. I'm not an advocate for the extensive use of nitrogen or plant steroids. I am curious if anyone's observed a benefit such as lengthing the internode's to increase air flow for fungal issues with some of the dwarf mango varieties. Such as Amrapali and Julie.

Is desired Boron range discussed here only for orange sherbet?
I think a better question might be. Is this mostly an issue for South Florida.

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A cross-section of Florida soil
Good, nutritious soil is the basis for any plant's success. To the frustration of many gardeners, Florida's "soil" is mostly sand.

This gray, fine soil is called Myakka, (pronounced My-yakah), an Indian word for "big waters." Only found in Florida, Myakka covers the majority of the state—more than 1½ million acres—and is actually our official state soil.

While the majority of the state is covered in Myakka, soil properties can vary widely. The soils of North and Central Florida are typically very sandy, while in the panhandle, the soil can contain substantial amounts of clay. Clay soils compact more easily and drain slower than sandy soils.

Meanwhile, down south in the Everglades, soils tend to be peat-based and extremely fertile. If you live in this area, you may not need to amend your soil. Finally, in extreme South Florida, soils are often shallow and have a high pH due to the influence of the limestone bedrock

Do you have anything positive to offer this forum fishy, or are you just here to troll?
Peace, brother.  Happy Thanksgiving!
Ugly Betty
Happy Thanksgiving to all

That is a great idea John. Exciting to think forward to mango season and meeting up. Overdue to visit Satya as well, hopefully he is around when the time is right.
"When the time is right" and the mangos are ripe!
Hopefully in the third week of June. For I will be staying in Deerfield Beach for that week. If I remember right Alex said that was the peak of last season. The second week of June was very good to me last season because of acquaintances and friends like Truly tropical Chris and Alex🙂
It would be way cool if everyone would bring a Seedling of a variety for others to try.

Shall I start off with Zill white guava?
Or Valencia Pride mango juice?
My wife says I may be from Missouri but I boast more than a Bayesian from Barbados
Safe travels and happy holidays :)

Bovine, Brad has a cherimoya tasting on December 4, if you do end up visiting Corona or Palm Springs, maybe you can stop by.

I would really enjoy that but my reservations are for Christmas holiday week
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(702) 856-2900

Date: December 19, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m.

Date: December 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Tonight's Sunset Panama City Beach Florida

if I have extra cherimoyas in december Ill send some to palm springs if you cordinate with me.
Now there's an offer you can't refuse!  How awesome of Brad!
Yes! That is a very generous offer and much appreciated.  I am actually staying in Vegas where my daughter lives and want making a day trip by going through the Joshua Tree Forest to visit Palm Springs. My itinerary is very much in flux so logistically that probably would not work out. My brother wants me to come to Corona which might not happen. But thanks anyway for the very generous offer. :)

Sprouts had USA grown cherimoya for $6.99 last week.
USA grown cherimoya is probably from the Santa Barbara area, & not hot-water treated.
Chilean grown cherimoya are still good, but since they're hot-water treated, not the best representation.
So I'd still give Sprouts in La Quinta and Whole Foods in Palm Desert a shot.  Whatta ya got to lose?  Wealthy folks in that area who I'm sure appreciate exotic gourmet items.  Call in advance.
John51 to answer your question I have family members in Nevada Arizona and California. And they've pretty much love me hate me because I'm always sending videos of afternoon downpours. And ask the question of them. Do you know what this is when's the last time you saw this. If that wasn't enough I flood them with photos of my overabundance of tropical fruit. I will be in that area to visit the grandbaby. I will probably visit a palm date farm as you suggested.

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