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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit Seedling Issue
« on: Today at 02:05:46 PM »
I think it may be cold weather induced.You said you had some temps in 30s.Jackfruit trees very a lot in cold tolerance.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hard Freeze My Avocado & Trop Trees
« on: February 26, 2021, 04:25:14 PM »
No I'm not talking about Florida Ambrosia beetles ,any that live their,they zone in on stressed trees
All though with that freeze it will have a impact on population albeit.

http://www.tsusinvasives.org/home/database/xylosandrus-crassiusculus
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5349704.pdf
https://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/pubs/jrnl/2013/nrs_2013_haack_001.pdf

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hard Freeze My Avocado & Trop Trees
« on: February 26, 2021, 09:53:23 AM »
Watch for ambrosia beetles!!Might want to treat trunk of trees with insecticides ,repellent.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: E4 Abiu the best for taste
« on: February 23, 2021, 09:41:47 AM »
Mike do you like to eat abui when they are still white inside or translucent? I prefer white stage.

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I got the fever and it needs more cowbell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVsQLlk-T0s

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Will it will it lead to the asylum!

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Mango flowers developing during cold weather are prone to all male bloom.Just two weeks behind and big difference!I see that with carrie,nam doc,Ice cream ect.
 Lychees are opposite to warm all males!Super cold and pollen won't flow in the tubes.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inside Durio dulcis and Leopard Chempadak
« on: February 14, 2021, 08:13:32 PM »
Just Wow

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: NOAA weather radar bites now
« on: February 14, 2021, 08:08:29 PM »
Yeah it blows!

Local tv radar

https://www.winknews.com/weather/

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Major winter storm!
« on: February 14, 2021, 08:00:43 PM »
Kinda reminds me of the 1989 freeze,that one kept coming right across the pond(gulf) and deep into Mexico.

Hope the best for you Mark

Here some old tech http://blog.modernmechanix.com/how-does-it-work-oil-lamp-fan/

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Flood tolerance of Durian
« on: February 12, 2021, 12:37:07 PM »
My small experience with them is they can take wet for 48 hours in sandy loam.I planted mine in more heavy lower soil on purpose.And they have done good for now.They hate drought!The tallest is just shy of 6 foot and has lost no leaves form winter(red prawn seedlings).
 One year we had 18 inch rain that gave their site the test it went very well.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Polar vortex heading to FL next week?
« on: February 12, 2021, 12:28:24 PM »
Man that's dense air!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What To Do With Bananas After Cold
« on: February 12, 2021, 12:26:36 PM »
Leave them be be.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Extreme cold heat alternatives wanted
« on: February 12, 2021, 12:25:06 PM »
Enclose in a sturdy pvc structure covered in plastic and anchored to ground.Then run irrigation 24/7.Put thermometer in that you can read through the plastic like a big dial thermometer.You will be surprised.No low volume irrigation heads!
 When its over it will be just a bad memory,but you will have your citrus for years!

Does not have to be perfect just functional for wind load.University of Fl did trials with open top small structures for citrus replants.You need top closed as (size )of plant and temp,(wind )demand it
Your goal is to create a dead air space and continually fill with moisture and heat

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Depends on what type ,some trees try all year fruiting off and on.Have to keep them well fed to replace what is taken by heavy fruit production.Some fruits on right now more blooming as we speak.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Posh-Te on Soursop
« on: February 02, 2021, 05:49:24 PM »
I grafted A.scleroderma onto annona reticulata back in the early 90s and it was very aggressive grower.Flowered profusely with thousands of blooms each year but never set one fruit,even with hand pollination ,it must need cross pollination.The tree became massive with thick canopy you could not see through.It did have beautiful leaves that reminded me of durain.In the early 2000s it tip over in a tropical storm I pulled it back up with a tractor and it continued grow aggressively on the reticulata attaining a trunk more than a foot thick .Still acting like a mule, no fruit but so lush then came hurricane Charley over it went again bad time for me in my life so I removed it along with other things I should have not.
 Some time later I was down at the fruit and spice park where I saw them fruiting (scrawny barely living small trees) but fruiting cross pollination? You know that I kinda pissed me off .

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Polar vortex heading to FL next week?
« on: February 01, 2021, 10:20:07 PM »
GFS has changed for next week warmer.But keep look out very cold to the north.

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Looks like B3,B3 is better than  wai chi! As for the Florida Sweetheart same as the FZS or the Florida Hak Ip which is FSZ.

Are you saying the Sweetheart is a variant of FZS?


Yes

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That last pic looks mighty tasty!

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Looks like B3,B3 is better than  wai chi! As for the Florida Sweetheart same as the FZS or the Florida Hak Ip which is FSZ.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherilata taste test.
« on: January 14, 2021, 07:21:24 PM »
Looks tasty!Usually low seed count did you hand pollinate?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this “Giant banana” real?
« on: January 14, 2021, 07:14:21 PM »
Can you imagine that flipping on your house! Good video! He said one population at sea level.Man only in non windy forests!
  So Mike what shot size #4 or like #7?

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I was not directly speaking to your post 850fl.But also their is the variable of advection vs radiation freeze.
  You should look at this book https://www.amazon.com/History-Florida-Citrus-Freezes/dp/0944961037

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