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Alphanso Seedling - started fruiting after 10 years
« on: May 17, 2017, 04:18:13 PM »
At my in-laws place, they had planted a store bought Alphonso mango seed around 10 years ago. Last year it got the first fruit, only one and this year it got around 25-30 fruits.
Two weeks ago they picked 2 mangos, i believe were not mature enough, but according to them and my wife, the taste was same like an Alphonso mango - they tasted it side by side with a store bought Alphanso and there was no difference in taste.

Today they picked few moret. Unfortunately i am out of India at this moment so could not taste it but they have promised to keep a couple of then in the refrigerator so when i will be back home after 20 days, i could taste them. I had told them to let at least one mango ripe on the tree and then only start to pick the others, so not sure if they are really mature enough or not.

Here are some of the photos.

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Re: Alphanso Seedling - started fruiting after 10 years
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 04:37:39 PM »
That's cool! Were the seeds polyembryonic and maybe that's why the flavor was so similar? There are a lot of Atalufo mangoes at grocery stores in the Midwest. As well as Francine and some gross generic ones. I'd like to start growing mangoes, but I don't know if my greenhouse climate is humid enough for them to thrive. Its always 70-90 F year round. But it's rather dry and almost arid. I'm so tired of inferior mangoes from the store. :P Before you know it, you'll have more mangoes then your family can eat lol.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 08:16:33 PM by sildanani »
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Re: Alphanso Seedling - started fruiting after 10 years
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 04:44:43 PM »
That's cool! Were the seeds polyembryonic and maybe that's why the flavor was so similar? There are a lot of Alphonso mangoes at grocery stores in the Midwest. As well as Francine and some gross generic ones. I'd like to start growing mangoes, but I don't know if my greenhouse climate is humid enough for them to thrive. Its always 70-90 F year round. But it's rather dry and almost arid. I'm so tired of inferior mangoes from the store. :P Before you know it, you'll have more mangoes then your family can eat lol.

The mango experts would know better than me but I doubt humidity is a big requirement.  They grow them out in the desert near palm springs in CA.  Its dry as a bone and HOT.  They also grow in San Diego which is mostly low humidity and warm weather. 

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Re: Alphanso Seedling - started fruiting after 10 years
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 05:42:36 PM »
That's cool! Were the seeds polyembryonic and maybe that's why the flavor was so similar? There are a lot of Alphonso mangoes at grocery stores in the Midwest. As well as Francine and some gross generic ones. I'd like to start growing mangoes, but I don't know if my greenhouse climate is humid enough for them to thrive. Its always 70-90 F year round. But it's rather dry and almost arid. I'm so tired of inferior mangoes from the store. :P Before you know it, you'll have more mangoes then your family can eat lol.

The mango experts would know better than me but I doubt humidity is a big requirement.  They grow them out in the desert near palm springs in CA.  Its dry as a bone and HOT.  They also grow in San Diego which is mostly low humidity and warm weather.
That's good to know.😮 I want to grow some condo varieties if I can keep them under 13 ft. I guess Pine Island is my only choice to mail order.
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Re: Alphanso Seedling - started fruiting after 10 years
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 06:09:33 PM »
I think Alphonso will do better in hot arid areas than in humid conditions like Florida.   reason being that in a very arid region here my buddy the Kesar grower, has a couple Alphonso trees,  these were not put on the drip irrigation system,  and the trees were doing very well. had fruit on them also at the time, none ripe enough to try. 
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Re: Alphanso Seedling - started fruiting after 10 years
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 06:08:24 AM »
No, the seed was not poly-embryonic. I have personally not tasted the mango so i cannot tell 100% if the taste is same like Alphonso. For some people including my wife, mango = Alphonso - which means, mango tastes like mango :-), until we got married and that is when she got to taste different varieties and finally realized that there are better tasting varieties than Alphonso - for example Goa Mankur or Chausa or Dashehari or Amrapali.

No, this is not the only fruiting tree we have. From some of our big trees we dont even pick mangoes because those trees are too tall and we dont find anybody to climb them.

Yes, i agree with William, mango should grow well in hot/dry areas, especially the ones that are local varieties from such areas. For example some north indian mangoes like Dashehari or Chausa. Also, they will have less fungal issues that are normally caused due to humidity.


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Re: Alphanso Seedling - started fruiting after 10 years
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 10:27:30 PM »
Sobars
             I believe that in Vengurla  or nearby there is  a Mango Research Station . There they might be able to classify the variety you have.
ICAR in Goa have a publication on mango varieties of your region.

 

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