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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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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« on: July 23, 2021, 05:43:32 PM »
Doesn't look like any Duncan I've seen.
Duncan has a bitter skin like NDM or Cac so I wouldn't consider any of these as edible skin.


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I usually trim this time is year and use all my trimming as chop and drop

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Plantain and Bananas Pups
« on: July 22, 2021, 11:39:49 AM »
I have Kanadarian, SH 3640, Raja Puri and some Random Pome Type from India.
Your welcome to some

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Carrie Mango Tree Top Work Project
« on: July 20, 2021, 09:24:27 PM »
Decapitating the scaffold branches and waiting to graft onto the new tender shoots has a higher success rate.
I do both though.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Brazilian mango ID
« on: July 18, 2021, 01:20:48 PM »





Got a few mangos through a person I know.
They said it is a Brazil mango and the tree is dwarfish.
It's fruiting now so maybe slightly late season.
I thought it might be itamacara but this was a classic tasting mango.
I assume it planted by seed but it might be poly.

Anyone have a clue as to what it could be.
It's actually pretty good. And fiber free.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona graft compatibility table
« on: July 18, 2021, 10:00:25 AM »
I got cherilata and reticulata going on montana.
We'll see how it goes long term though
So far no suckering

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Where did you get these from if you don't mind me asking.
Reason being is that there has been plenty of this discussion on the forum about Indian varieties not being mislabel.
Some times even the labeled stuff people bring be from Indian might be a region specific version of something like that. (I'm looking at you himsagar)

Comparing it to fruit online might not be the best thing.
It's possible they might look a bit different in this climate

Mangoscope seems to specialize in Indian mangos so I'd take his/her word on it.

The guy everyone most everyone doesn't trust in Florida. I'm fully aware about the accusations. I talked to him many times on the phone. I've seen his mother trees. BTW, he no longer sells the Bangapoli because his mother tree died. He told me he does purchase from Zill to sell other varieties besides his own. It's good to question things, but better proof is needed instead of just conjecture. Maybe someone else here actually purchase his trees. Wait 2 years like I did to watch it fruit. BTW, even in the worst case scenario that I was scammed like the rest. This fruit to me tasted better than Sugarloaf and Coconut Cream. A good scam.  ;D

The statement about Chaunsa having multiple varieties (I'm no subcontinent mango expert, nor do i have any dog in this fight) kinda highlights my point though. (However ineloquently i wrote it)
In the States at least, there seems to be so much confusion on the matter (even by the experts)

Anyways, If you trust the guy and think the mango taste good that's really all that matter.
And if you ever get a confirmation on the ID, I'm sure plenty of people would love to get some budwood.

I was merely trying to get more information to aid your ID quest

Enjoy the rest of the season

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Where did you get these from if you don't mind me asking.
Reason being is that there has been plenty of this discussion on the forum about Indian varieties not being mislabel.
Some times even the labeled stuff people bring be from Indian might be a region specific version of something like that. (I'm looking at you himsagar)

Comparing it to fruit online might not be the best thing.
It's possible they might look a bit different in this climate

Mangoscope seems to specialize in Indian mangos so I'd take his/her word on it.

I would go further and question who is propagated them as those are not commonly found varieties in Florida and not propagated by the "usual suspects."
Very true

There was that eBay guy a few years back claiming to have all those Indian varieties. Ended up being a fraud

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Where did you get these from if you don't mind me asking.
Reason being is that there has been plenty of this discussion on the forum about Indian varieties not being mislabel.
Some times even the labeled stuff people bring be from Indian might be a region specific version of something like that. (I'm looking at you himsagar)

Comparing it to fruit online might not be the best thing.
It's possible they might look a bit different in this climate

Mangoscope seems to specialize in Indian mangos so I'd take his/her word on it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hayden from Seed
« on: July 14, 2021, 11:35:54 AM »
I'd just make sure it's fertilized and wait.

If you don't like it, top working is always there for you.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: WTB Mangifera species
« on: July 14, 2021, 09:28:52 AM »
Next time you are in the area i should have budwood for (not a lot though)
M. casturi
M. odorata
M. siamensis

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skhan, how do you determine when your Neelams are ready to pick? Thanks!
I started picking because a bunch have been dropping.
This is the one mango you don't want to pick when yellowing.
It's still pretty earlier so I'm not holding out hope that these will be spectacular.
I find them pretty forgiven to pick though. Even whens it's half black and wrinkly on the outside it's still pretty good.
Once the tip turns yellow on the tree it's two late.
Having that problem with orange sherbet too

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I picked out most my trees today. Sad day.
This season was earlier then most. Last year was a little earlier.
I still have Neelam and Keitt but considering I'm already picking Neelam I don't expect to have mangos in September.
Been picking more then I can eat personally since May.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Selling a few extra mangos
« on: July 09, 2021, 09:27:57 PM »
I have extra of CAC and peach cobbler mangos.
Plus a few others.
$4 a pound. Minimum of 5lbs
Local pick up only

Open to trades to.

Only this weekend.
Pm if interested

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Do you add anything to mango chips prior to dehydrating, or just straight up mangoes?

What Rob said. I prefer them on the greener side for dehydration. They seem to ripen a more during the process

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I dehydrate then freeze. After a year they end up as mango chips but I'll take it when I have nothing

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chok Anon mango
« on: June 28, 2021, 07:14:43 PM »
I never had one that has had a citrus component.
Maybe a slight Indochinese not, but i have only had it when it was fully ripe.

I prefer it to NDM still don't care for it enough to plant it.
I do like the firmer texture though

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best mangoes to grow in Florida Keys
« on: June 27, 2021, 09:56:56 PM »
There's a few members here who live in the keys.
I'd first recommend checking in with the locals.
You have sightly milder conditions then even mainland south florida so getting enough flowering stimulus could be an issue.
There's also the whole salinity thing.

Report back it with some is the considerations you find unique with growing mangos in the keys and we can help narrow things shen based on flavor

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Reviews
« on: June 27, 2021, 09:38:53 PM »






Cat hoi loc on left
CAC on right.

Cat hoi loc taste similar to CAC. Has more of a Thai flavor but the Indochinese is there as well.
Has a texture that reminds me of Zinc. Dense and and slightly gelatinous.

I think it was getting a little over ripe towards the seed but no off flavor.
I'll try it a little greener nice time. At this point it's straight sweet

Right now I'd give it a 6/10.

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This is some sad news.
Thanks for that information and please keep us updated

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Valcarrie is chalky sometimes.
Some years I detect coconut in it too.
I don't think I ever detected it at the same time.

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I finished picking mine 2 weeks ago. Flowering again so I'm going for a second crop later this year

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gulf Frittilary on passion vine
« on: June 21, 2021, 05:49:17 PM »
These caterpillars which turn into butterflies are eating my passion vine i planted recently. I feel bad killing butterflies, should I leave them? Will they go away soon?
They've killed my vine before
Mainly because the hit it before it established.

Because of this i spray BT until the tree has enough leaf mass to support fruit and caterpillars.
I haven't sprayed my recent vine for around a year.
Its taken off, I have great shade on my pergola, plenty of fruit, and see a bunch of butterflies everyday

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Ott Mango under appreciated?
« on: June 21, 2021, 03:43:06 PM »
Need to add this one to the list

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