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Best Mamey Sapote cultivars
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:25:37 PM »
If one were going to add 3 new mamey sapote cultivars to their collection, which cultivar would they be, and why?  (South Miami-Dade area) Thank you.

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Re: Best Mamey Sapote cultivars
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 08:58:32 AM »
Do you have any now?  Lorito seems to be well-regarded.  Check with the Laras.  I think they're mamey sapote experts.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2017, 09:05:38 AM by johnb51 »
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Re: Best Mamey Sapote cultivars
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 02:01:38 PM »
Based on flavor of the varieties I have tried, here is my ranking:
1) Lorito
2) Green Sapote - TREC (close enough to mamey)
3) Pace
4) Pantin (may not have tasted a prime example)
5) Viejo
6) Magana

Sepeda(Cepeda?) Especial is rumored to be excellent.

I have 7 trees in my yard in the ground over 4 years, pantin, pace, lorito, Viejo, Sepeda Especial, and TREC GS.  I have only harvested 3 pantin fruit. Lorito has the nicest appearance and is the best grower. Pace and TREC are the slowest. Next year, I will probably harvest around 30 fruit.
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Re: Best Mamey Sapote cultivars
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 03:24:12 PM »
Based on flavor of the varieties I have tried, here is my ranking:
1) Lorito
2) Green Sapote - TREC (close enough to mamey)
3) Pace
4) Pantin (may not have tasted a prime example)
5) Viejo
6) Magana

Sepeda(Cepeda?) Especial is rumored to be excellent.

I have 7 trees in my yard in the ground over 4 years, pantin, pace, lorito, Viejo, Sepeda Especial, and TREC GS.  I have only harvested 3 pantin fruit. Lorito has the nicest appearance and is the best grower. Pace and TREC are the slowest. Next year, I will probably harvest around 30 fruit.

I have a 7ft tall Pace, no fruit or flowers yet. I also have a small Cepeda Especial based on others reviews. But given how well you regard Lorito, I would love to try growing that one! I have a bunch of mamey seedlings for grafting. Is your Lorito tree large enough to harvest scions off it, and if so would you be willing to sell me a few? Thanks!
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Re: Best Mamey Sapote cultivars
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 04:05:22 PM »
Pace
Lorito
Tazumal (when it ripens properly)
Pantin
Viejo (gets extra points for fruiting in winter)

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Re: Best Mamey Sapote cultivars
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2017, 06:24:01 PM »
Based on flavor of the varieties I have tried, here is my ranking:
1) Lorito
2) Green Sapote - TREC (close enough to mamey)
3) Pace
4) Pantin (may not have tasted a prime example)
5) Viejo
6) Magana

Sepeda(Cepeda?) Especial is rumored to be excellent.

I have 7 trees in my yard in the ground over 4 years, pantin, pace, lorito, Viejo, Sepeda Especial, and TREC GS.  I have only harvested 3 pantin fruit. Lorito has the nicest appearance and is the best grower. Pace and TREC are the slowest. Next year, I will probably harvest around 30 fruit.

I have a Pace tree that was planted as small 3 gallon tree in October of 2011, while my Pantin was planted as a 7 gallon tree in November of 2012 and my Viejo as a 3 gallon tree in 2014. None of them have provided any fruit. The Pace has technically fruited, but it popped off all of it's fruit. My Pantin is actually more vigorous and larger than my Pace. The Viejo, which is the youngest, has set three fruit this season and now has only one that is the size of a golf ball and seems to have a more spreading growth habit. I took some pics today.
Pantin:






Pace:





Viejo:





Viejo fruit protected by three organza bags. lol








« Last Edit: October 14, 2017, 06:30:24 PM by Tropicalgrower89 »
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Re: Best Mamey Sapote cultivars
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 05:32:10 PM »
What about "Papa"? I have this Cuban variety in my yard. Seems to be very slow/compact grower and from I have read and heard, it's an excellent Mamey Sapote.

 

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