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Palmdude

This palm stopped me in my tracks when I was driving around Pine Island today. Countless heads on that sucker

Those of you who don't like queen palms should absolutely despise this! Lol

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Palmaceae

I was on Pine Island yesterday and saw that Queen, was going to take pictures but didn't. Just down the street from there, north of that queen is a very nice Hyphaene thebaica. Next time I am out there I will get a picture

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Palmdude

Nice! Small little world we live in!

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_Keith

What a wild queen. I love it.

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dalmatiansoap

Biodiversity in full swing

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Kumar

Very unique ! and it's a welcome change from single headed queens but how structurally sound will it be ? :indifferent: Would you park your car below it ?

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doranakandawatta

It must be Hyphaene thebaica who shows thew queen palm how to do that!

I believe that branching Syagrus is unusual? do they?

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Palmdude

Apparently they do Philippe :)

Kumar that thing looked pretty solid, I'd park my car under it, I have insurance lol

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Silas_Sancona

Sweet find. Wonder what caused it. Thinking id hang eyes on for Halloween it if it were mine, lol.

-Nathan-

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Palmaceae

Palmdude, did you find any good mangoes out on Pine Island?

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Palmdude

Randy that's actually the reason I was there as I planned a mango harvest party for Saturday. Bad news on the mango scene. Barely any of the trees are holding fruit, it's all dropped off except for the fruit on the top of the trees. Apparently our warm winter made them flower early and the unseasonal winter/spring rains killed the flowers, they flowered again and fruited but the trees think it's the time of year to drop fruit. Very bad harvest this year. The season is off by about three weeks. A gentleman I buy mangos from with some heirloom trees that were part of the first mango farm on PI. He has a big sign hung on his gate that says "sorry no mangos this year". I didn't see a single mango on his trees!

The Lychees are plentiful and delicious though.

Huge Bummer on the mango deal but I'll be back in a couple of weeks to see what's shakin. I've been craving Nam Doc Mai's since I took my last bite of one last year.

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edric

This one is from Largo, FL. I didn't take the pic, Ed

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Kumar

Randy that's actually the reason I was there as I planned a mango harvest party for Saturday. Bad news on the mango scene. Barely any of the trees are holding fruit, it's all dropped off except for the fruit on the top of the trees. Apparently our warm winter made them flower early and the unseasonal winter/spring rains killed the flowers, they flowered again and fruited but the trees think it's the time of year to drop fruit. Very bad harvest this year. The season is off by about three weeks. A gentleman I buy mangos from with some heirloom trees that were part of the first mango farm on PI. He has a big sign hung on his gate that says "sorry no mangos this year". I didn't see a single mango on his trees!

It's the same story here..a rotten mango crop this year. At home our two trees have produced 30% of last year's yield and in our second house, none of the five trees have flowered. Many varieties are long overdue in the market. A bad year for mango-lovers

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rick

Crazy looking queen. I bet it's a pain to try and keep trimmed.

Mangos on the east coast seem to be having a great year although last year was terrible. I guess it gave the trees a rest. Here is my tree right on schedule for 4th of July harvest.

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Palmdude

Rick you lucky dog! What variety is that? Valencia pride? Those were the only trees holding a decent amount of fruit on PI. Looks like yours Re a couple weeks behind as well, when do you usually expect ripe fruits?

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Palmdude

Ed that's a cool queen too, I've seen photos of that one before, probably on here :)

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rick

Rick you lucky dog! What variety is that? Valencia pride? Those were the only trees holding a decent amount of fruit on PI. Looks like yours Re a couple weeks behind as well, when do you usually expect ripe fruits?

The tree was here when I moved in so I don't know the exact variety. Its probably a Haden or one of the varieties descended from it. The fruit ripens over the course of about 2 weeks starting the last week in june.

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_Keith

This one is from Largo, FL. I didn't take the pic, Ed

Wow, look at the size of that thing. Amazing.

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