My 35$ maha chinook...plantogram eat your heart out!

JoeP450September 1, 2011

Hey everyone today I picked up a 3-gallon maha chinook from excalibur rare fruit trees for only 35$ yes that's right thirty-five dollars! Makes me laugh cause plantogram and everywhere else is way more expensive. They still have like 10+ trees in 3-gallon and a few in 7-gallon pots in stock. I just created a photobucket account so I can post pictures and below are some pictures of my babies! Still on my wish list is an Ivory mango, which I think might be on the way....

First the newest addition the Maha Chinook.

More Maha. per Excalibur.

Lemon Zest per Jeff Hagen

Coconut Cream per Jeff Hagen

Jakarta per Excalibur

Malika per Pine Island/Home Depot

Much Appreciation,

-JoeP450

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bsbullie

Gotta love the way they spell "Chanook" (I have talked to Richard about this). Better pug that Maha. Also, and just my 2 cents, I would not have all that mulch in the "pots". It should not really be covering the crown or up against the trunk.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 6:49PM
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pj1881(10a PBC Fla.)

Its actually Mahachanok, the grafter's read the original from Thailand incorrectly mistaking the "ok" for "ois" joining the "i" and "s". Murahilin has been clarifying the issue for along time. There are a few originals that have expired quarintine tags print labeled "Mahachanok" at the back of the nursery in large pots from the original voyage.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 7:33PM
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mangnificent

Wow - you have most of the latest and greatest varieties. Do you recall what the 7 gal maha was going for? I'm sure those won't last long. Also any idea if Jeff has a large stock of the lemon zest & coconut cream? I won't be out that way until december but hoping to get maha, LZ, & an Angie.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 8:38PM
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bsbullie

I believe the 7 gal are $65. Not sure what Jeff has left in Coco Cream or LZ but Excalibur also has both available. I believe the LZ is in 7 gal (I THINK all of their 3 gals have been potted up to 7s) and I am pretty sure all of the Coco Creams are potted up in 15 gal. Not sure where you will be able to procure an Angie from. Don't know if Fairchild still has them or not.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 8:48PM
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JoeP450

Magnificent- I bought the last CC and LZ that Jeff had for sale, excalibur definitely has the CC for sale not sure about LZ. If you call excalibur sometimes they are able to buy mango cultivars that they do not propagate from Zill's high performance plants. So, if you come over in december call ahead and see if they can get an Angie for you.

Bsbullie- what do you mean "pug" that maha, the picture makes it look like a lot of mulch but in reality its a very thin layer.

-JoeP450

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 9:48PM
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JoeP450

Magnificent- I bought the last CC and LZ that Jeff had for sale, excalibur definitely has the CC for sale not sure about LZ. If you call excalibur sometimes they are able to buy mango cultivars that they do not propagate from Zill's high performance plants. So, if you come over in december call ahead and see if they can get an Angie for you.

Bsbullie- what do you mean "pug" that maha, the picture makes it look like a lot of mulch but in reality its a very thin layer.

-JoeP450

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 9:56PM
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bsbullie

Joe:

By pugging I mean to "top" it to force lateral branching at a early stage (to give a more compact, rounded plant with better horizontal branching). I would cut it where that new flush started. The nodal space is nice and tight right below it and it would most likely give you a good three initial branches.

As for the mulch, the crown should not be covered (by dirt/soil or mulch) and the mulch should not be touching r that close to the trunk. They should have given you their instruction sheet which states not to cover/bury the crown (don't remember the exact language they use). If you need one I can scan it to you.

Rob

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 9:59PM
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jeffhagen(10B)

We still have several nice Lemon Zest 3G sized trees.

Jeff

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 10:19PM
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bsbullie

"We still have several nice Lemon Zest 3G sized trees.

Jeff"

I can say from experience, they will get to the "7gal size" rather quick. Jeff - mine is now pushing a new flush. It has surpassed the Coco Cream I got from you in the 7gal and that had already pushed one full flush and looks to be starting another.

BTW, the leaves on the new flushes on the Coco Cream are large. Larger than most other varieties I have at based on the same size tree.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 10:26PM
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