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bbates123

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Sweet tart mango fruiting already
« on: December 01, 2017, 04:19:16 PM »
I live in SW FL and although I'm new to this it sure looks like my sweet tart is setting blooms already as of last week.  Does that seem right?  I thought this tree typically bears pickable fruit in June/July.

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Re: Sweet tart mango fruiting already
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 05:04:11 PM »
I donít see any Fruit set in your picture but those are blooms you have. You are still far from harvesting fruit but at least you have blooms now. The blooms still have to survive rain, cold and actually set and ripen Fruit. Good luck with your blooms, ST is a very good Mango, one of the best!

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Re: Sweet tart mango fruiting already
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 06:37:14 PM »
Sweet tart was a very good producer and an excellent fruit for me in central Florida last year. Definitely a top 10 mango not blooming for me yet but there is a "cold front"on the way. Keep a close eye on them as the squirrels seem to know exactly when to pick them.
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Re: Sweet tart mango fruiting already
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 01:50:30 AM »
blooming now is pretty common. The fruit don't size up very quickly in the colder months and pick up speed during the spring and into early june/july for the "mid" varieties.

Would make sense to spray sulfur to combat powdery mildew to ensure optimal fruit set once the flowers are near opening.
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Re: Sweet tart mango fruiting already
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 06:07:16 AM »
Thanks everyone!  So if it started blooming in late November am I still looking at June-July for ripe fruit?  That seems like an awfully long time.

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Re: Sweet tart mango fruiting already
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 09:37:37 PM »
Just thought I'd try one more time to see if anybody had thoughts on when I can expect to see ripe fruit considering blooming in late November.

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Re: Sweet tart mango fruiting already
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 10:46:08 PM »
Just thought I'd try one more time to see if anybody had thoughts on when I can expect to see ripe fruit considering blooming in late November.

April/May.

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Re: Sweet tart mango fruiting already
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 07:05:40 AM »
That's great news, thank you!  I was thinking ST was more of a mid summer fruit.

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Re: Sweet tart mango fruiting already
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 07:44:54 AM »
That's great news, thank you!  I was thinking ST was more of a mid summer fruit.

Normally yes, but fruit set from November bloom will invariably mature earlier.

 

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