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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fertilization for grafted mango tree
« on: July 27, 2021, 02:53:14 PM »
Composted Chicken manure is the least expensive store bought fertilizer  I've found.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How do you fight papaya fruit fly?
« on: July 21, 2021, 12:00:52 PM »
Lara farms claims to have guava variety with thicker skin that makes it resistant to fruit fly, this may hold true for some varieties of papaya? Solo and red lady varieties have proven non resistant here.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How do you fight papaya fruit fly?
« on: July 19, 2021, 11:56:34 AM »
They are very problematic for guava, surinam cherry, papaya and can even get into sapodilla, best option is bag the fruit you wish to eat while its green.

Isan Indigo seedling flowered at 6 months from seed

Couple Thai Lessard seedlings flowered at 6 months also but  I think 2 years from seed is average.

The seeds I grew from Thai variety have all produced similar tasting fruit, the main variance being size of fruits. Its a great variety with chewy flesh.

First  sops of season starting to ripen up now, trees are flowering also, maybe another crop later in the year?!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Malformed Mangoes
« on: June 15, 2021, 07:44:04 PM »
Found one really prime specimen of a Horny Mango and another Siamese twin hookup,

Composted Manure is the $hit, im sure all your trees would benefit from a lite sprinkling. You should have seen the worm activity in this pile!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings Local Pickup
« on: May 31, 2021, 08:10:00 PM »
“Sabara” Jaboticaba 3 Gallon $25
4 Available

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings Local Pickup
« on: May 31, 2021, 08:08:41 PM »
Red Jaboticaba in half gallon pot 2 for 20$
Several available

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings Local Pickup
« on: May 31, 2021, 08:07:00 PM »
Red Jaboticaba $25 3 Gallon
Several trees available

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Seedlings Local Pickup
« on: May 31, 2021, 08:05:08 PM »
Black Grumichama  3 Gallon $20
Seeds sourced locally, several trees available

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Seedlings Local Pickup
« on: May 29, 2021, 07:35:06 AM »
“Silas Woods” Sapodilla seedling 3 Gallon $15
Small but happy roots, several available

Barbados Cherry, can be kept as Bush and can have excellent quality fruit, seems resistant to fruit fly larvae and produces excellent given enough sunlight

Is Mamey a fruit that needs to be bagged from fruit flys?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: May Harvest
« on: May 14, 2021, 07:21:08 AM »
Sapodilla “ silas wood”

Went to get another variety of sapodilla from fruitscapes and ended up getting another silas woods after seeing how loaded up they were compared to their other varieties.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Questions on caimito...
« on: May 11, 2021, 06:15:53 AM »
is there much variance in quality of fruit from seed with camito? Or is it a safe bet to grow from seed. Also interested how greens compare to purples.

Lol gotta be sneaky with them backlinks to ur business bro @wizard

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this tree a malay apple?
« on: April 26, 2021, 11:09:04 AM »
Ah shit if they get worms I definitely out on this one, I was really interested in growing one cause I heard the fruit is decent and looks like they really load up and put out good crop

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eugenias Resistant/Non Resistant Fruit Fly
« on: April 20, 2021, 06:31:47 PM »
I would like to collect information on which Eugenias can  suffer from fruit fly larvae in fruit and which Eugenia express resistance to fruit fly larvae.
I can confirm E. Uniflora as susceptible to larvae damage in fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop 10 Months in Ground
« on: April 19, 2021, 06:52:31 PM »
mixed lots of compost and organic fertilizer in with the soil before planting. They have been fed fish fertilizer in their water and also the past 2 months I have began foliar feeding with the fish and liquid kelp as well as small amount of monopotassium. One outta three trees did flower and set one fruit about 2 weeks back. this is our first time growing soursop and we ourselves  have been impressed with growth rate.

Hey mate question for you, when you dug out the hole for this tree you added compost and organic fertilizer into the hole before planting? I have been thinking about doing this with my trees but I worry about creating a kinda well where the water will just sit in the good soil above the clay below and not drain? Im guessing you dont have clay soil?

Mostly Sandy loam here, the native soil in this area is beautiful, perfect for amending. 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Soursop 10 Months in Ground
« on: April 18, 2021, 10:11:50 AM »
Interesting to me to see that Soursop flowers in Fall but fruit development did not occur until the early spring, I thought most were duds, out of 17 developing sops on tree #1 I have found only one sop with bacterial spotting, I was alerted by a black beetle attempting to burrow into damaged area, I did see some small fly larvae in wound also, I’ve read online that bacteria/fungi develop on rotting twigs, or leaves then drip onto fruit, removal of dead debris advisable and  may  be of value to have an open spreading canopy with lots of airflow

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sensory overload 32.8 brix
« on: April 15, 2021, 08:04:51 PM »
Exciting News! Do you know if “Orange Crush” Jakfruit is a seedling of J29 also?

Last year

This year

It’s nice to have a slow growing tree that still produces fruit.  If the trunk is sturdy enough id let it hold fruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / AnnonaBreedingProject(US) 3Hr Discussion
« on: March 29, 2021, 07:43:28 PM »
3 Hr video discussion with founders of AnnonaBreedingProject.

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