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Truly tropical top 5
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:39:44 PM »

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 09:42:24 PM »
Trulytropical top 5

Carrie
Lemon meringue
Glenn
Vp
Edward





My top 5

Lemon zest
Honey kiss
Senyorita
Coc
Leo keitt seedling - fairchild close
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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 09:43:55 PM »
Trulytropical top 5

Carrie
Lemon meringue
Glenn
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Edward





My top 5

Sweet tart
Lemon zest
Señorita
Carrie
Fairchild

My top 5

1. Sweet Tart
Lemon Zest
Senorita
Peach cobbler
Carrie
« Last Edit: October 23, 2017, 10:32:51 AM by JF »

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 10:11:57 PM »
My top 5
1. Lemon zest (Orange flavor profile)
2. White pirie/pirie (piney flavor profile)
3. Peach cobbler (tangerine flavor profile)
4. Coconut cream (coconut flavor profile)
5. Sweet tart (indochinese flavor profile)

Carrie too was fabulous this year.  It is in my piney flavor profile category.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 10:15:45 PM by wslau »
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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 10:25:02 PM »
My top 5
1. Lemon zest (Orange flavor profile)
2. White pirie/pirie (piney flavor profile)
3. Peach cobbler (tangerine flavor profile)
4. Coconut cream (coconut flavor profile)
5. Sweet tart (indochinese flavor profile)

Carrie too was fabulous this year.  It is in my piney flavor profile category.

peach cobbler was overripe and the good piece I have doesn't challenge my top 20.....ok mango but too hard to grow not worth it
white pirie was a dud carrie is much better

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 10:33:21 PM »
My top 1

Keitt from Mexico.

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 11:42:31 PM »
My top five are
1 Lemon Zest
2 Sweet Tart
3 Kesar
4 Seniorita
5 Leo Keitt seedling

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 07:13:15 AM »
My top five are
1 Lemon Zest
2 Sweet Tart
3 Kesar
4 Seniorita
5 Leo Keitt seedling

Simon

What is this LEO KEITT SEEDLING a couple of you are talking about?

Thanks,
Joe.

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 08:37:42 AM »
My top 1

Keitt from Mexico.

You're associating with the wrong people and the wrong mangoes!  (Make friends with JF and that bunch.)
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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 08:43:02 AM »
My top five are
1 Lemon Zest
2 Sweet Tart
3 Kesar
4 Seniorita
5 Leo Keitt seedling

Simon

What is this LEO KEITT SEEDLING a couple of you are talking about?

Thanks,
Joe.
Leo Manuel grew a Keitt seedling.  It turned out to be a great-tasting mango.  (Why don't you call it "Leo?"  Frances Hargrave was a Keitt seedling also, wasn't it?)
« Last Edit: October 12, 2017, 09:24:54 AM by johnb51 »
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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 08:45:24 AM »
peach cobbler was overripe and the good piece I have doesn't challenge my top 20.....ok mango but too hard to grow not worth it
white pirie was a dud carrie is much better

Well, that's great to know.  :P Just grafted a stick to my Sweet Tart!

Am new to this but our first tasting of my Lemon Zest and Sweet Tart was an experience.   Wife used to hate mango.  Not anymore!  We made some incredible mango salsa too served with chips and slices of Reed avocado.

My mango collection is Lemon Zest, Sweet Tart, Pineapple Pleasure, Juicy Peach, Peach Cobbler, Cotton Candy, and Fruit Punch.  As an aside, had a nasty case of spider mites on my citrus which carried over to some of the mangos.  Took care of them and I swear in 2 days the trees look 10X better.  Those bastards can really screw up a tree, scale too. Two of my worst pests.  >:(
« Last Edit: October 12, 2017, 08:53:55 AM by Mark in Texas »

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 09:07:43 AM »
Mark, you have chosen a pretty awesome variety of mango cultivars.

I don't necessarily think that you will regret adding Peach Cobbler. As far as I know it is doing well in Florida (at least mine is). I don't know whether your growing conditions are more like Florida or California.

JF, could you elaborate on PCs poor performance?

(Seanny, were you teasing us?  If not you should definitely look into Tommy Atkins mangoes from well, it doesn't really matter...........)

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 09:53:36 AM »
Mark, you have chosen a pretty awesome variety of mango cultivars.

I don't necessarily think that you will regret adding Peach Cobbler. As far as I know it is doing well in Florida (at least mine is). I don't know whether your growing conditions are more like Florida or California.

JF, could you elaborate on PCs poor performance?

Yeah, I'm proud of it and if it weren't for the generousity of a member here I wouldn't have a lot of those.  I bought the Lemon Zest and Mallika, the latter I'm using as rootstock for a cocktail tree.

More like central California with lower RH than Florida. The beauty of growing in a greenhouse is having control over most everything and that includes letting my greenhouse lows go 34F in the winter before the heater kicks in which is quite often.  That allows me to grow fruits that prefer a cold period for fruit set.  My next focus is on cherimoyas.

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 09:56:02 AM »
My top 1

Keitt from Mexico.

<barf>

I had to buy a mango over the weekend for some school project for my daughter. Bought a couple Mexico Keitts from Publix - one for her school one for me to try. I guess if you like flavorless swill it's a great mango.

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 09:56:54 AM »
Orange Sherbet. One mango to rule them all.
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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 09:58:52 AM »
Orange Sherbet. One mango to rule them all.

Lot's of rumors and speculation going around on that one...knockoffs, etc.  Lemon Zest has that citrus thing going for it with tangerine or orange flavor tones.

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2017, 10:14:19 AM »
Orange Sherbet. One mango to rule them all.

Lot's of rumors and speculation going around on that one...knockoffs, etc.  Lemon Zest has that citrus thing going for it with tangerine or orange flavor tones.

OS legend has loss stem with the new varieties being release in Florida and California. It’s hard to phantom OS topping
Sweet tart
Lemon zest
Señorita
This a promo mango that will not live up to all it’s hype.

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2017, 01:00:33 PM »
Mark, you have chosen a pretty awesome variety of mango cultivars.

I don't necessarily think that you will regret adding Peach Cobbler. As far as I know it is doing well in Florida (at least mine is). I don't know whether your growing conditions are more like Florida or California.

JF, could you elaborate on PCs poor performance?

(Seanny, were you teasing us?  If not you should definitely look into Tommy Atkins mangoes from well, it doesn't really matter...........)

Peach Cobbler is top tier excellent mango. the problem with the one at tasting was that it riped on tree and had soft nose, by the time it hit tasting it was overipe so there was little edible part. Peach Cobbler does have ripening issues if not picked properly, I am still learning. Got 4 on the tree and one is almost a 2 lb. I will pick at hard stage and see how it goes. It was delicious last year as it was riped perfectly.  It is very intense flavor and was my favorite last year.

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2017, 01:02:14 PM »
Orange Sherbet. One mango to rule them all.

Lot's of rumors and speculation going around on that one...knockoffs, etc.  Lemon Zest has that citrus thing going for it with tangerine or orange flavor tones.

OS legend has loss stem with the new varieties being release in Florida and California. It’s hard to phantom OS topping
Sweet tart
Lemon zest
Señorita
This a promo mango that will not live up to all it’s hype.

Orange Sherbert is no hype. Slowed by the decision to exclusively license it, it will eventually take its place among the top tier. For me, it remains in the top 5. 

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2017, 01:02:42 PM »
Orange Sherbet. One mango to rule them all.

only when we can get to try it  ;) ;)

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2017, 01:31:33 PM »
Buy them at the mango auction during Fairchild Mango Fest or purchase direct from Richard Campbell. I have gorged on many many mangos and these are my favorite. This isn't any legend or huckster knock off. The real deal is a force to be reckoned with.
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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2017, 02:24:04 PM »
Orange Sherbet. One mango to rule them all.

Lot's of rumors and speculation going around on that one...knockoffs, etc.  Lemon Zest has that citrus thing going for it with tangerine or orange flavor tones.

OS legend has loss stem with the new varieties being release in Florida and California. It’s hard to phantom OS topping
Sweet tart
Lemon zest
Señorita
This a promo mango that will not live up to all it’s hype.

Orange Sherbert is no hype. Slowed by the decision to exclusively license it, it will eventually take its place among the top tier. For me, it remains in the top 5.

I take you and josh’s word as good as gold. it is just odd that truly tropical did not have it in their top 5. I have missed out the last few years I hope to try it in 2018

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2017, 04:22:00 PM »
Orange sherbet is hard to beat

At some point it comes down to individual taste

But an OS is a top five fruit imo

Chris has to have trees of OS as sales counts are a big part of her list
As far as I know she doesn't have a tree

A Zill but have better chance with Dr Campbell acquiring one

Bought a a box from him a couple years back

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 09:56:29 PM »
The official OS is unreleased.  There is a least one person who has fruited a "reverse grafted" seedling cutting.  OS is worth waiting for. 

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Re: Truly tropical top 5
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2017, 11:03:35 PM »
California ST, hard to beat at this time or anytime of the year. They are sweeter and more complex than any mangos I've ever had anywhere


 

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