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Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« Reply #200 on: December 15, 2018, 06:26:08 PM »
NDM seedlings grow vigorously. The PPK line( PPK, LZ, OS) also grows vigorously. I recommend getting your hands on as many of the better tasting varieties as you can get and growing them because what grows well in my yard may not necessarily grow well in your yard.

Besides the ones I recommended already, Sweet Tart, CAC, Coconut Cream, Pina Colada.

These are just based off of taste.

If you can find them, E4, M4, Buttercream

PiŮa Colada starts out slow, Iím waiting to see how it does after the seedling stage.

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Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« Reply #201 on: December 16, 2018, 05:43:14 PM »
A couple of weeks ago I had one of Behlís sweet tart mangoes. Phenomenal! Not a single black spot on it (sorry Florida folks but every st I had from Florida had some large soft black spots in them), perfectly ripe, and a brix of >32 . It basically maxxed the meter. Now Iíve got 3 sweet tarts going in my yard, 2 from Brad and one I grafted from Behl. Sadly the seed from this amazing mango didnít make it. When I cracked open the seed huskier just didnít look right and never germinated.

If my mango trees can get through the winter then I think Iím looking at a good summer of growth next year. Fingers crossed.


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Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« Reply #202 on: December 16, 2018, 10:51:40 PM »
A couple of weeks ago I had one of Behlís sweet tart mangoes. Phenomenal! Not a single black spot on it (sorry Florida folks but every st I had from Florida had some large soft black spots in them), perfectly ripe, and a brix of >32 . It basically maxxed the meter. Now Iíve got 3 sweet tarts going in my yard, 2 from Brad and one I grafted from Behl. Sadly the seed from this amazing mango didnít make it. When I cracked open the seed huskier just didnít look right and never germinated.

If my mango trees can get through the winter then I think Iím looking at a good summer of growth next year. Fingers crossed.

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ST is definitely an amazing mango grown here in Socal but you should get your hands on some LZ. It has won 3 tastings in the last 4 years. it doesn't blow the lid of the meter like ST but it certainly holds its own (26-30 brix).   

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Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« Reply #203 on: December 16, 2018, 11:16:53 PM »
One day Iíll get to try it - maybe next year. I had great growth on my lz tree but had a large scaffold branch rip off in the winds. Luckily my trees are still growing! I didnít prune the tree well last year so some of the scaffolding branches originate from one spot on the tree. I think In subsequent  years I will selectively prune some of these large branches off but in the meantime I will see how things shape up over winter 😀.

Unless that is a terrible idea...

 

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