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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2017, 04:34:42 AM »
Guys,

Are these normally propagated from seed and if so, are they true from seed?

Are they similar to ungrafted mango in terms of years to reach bearing age (~ 7?)


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Can be propagated from seed, air layer, or grafting. They are slower growing and fruiting than mangoes. Time will depend on where you live?
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2017, 10:58:31 PM »
Hi Oscar,

I have two 3 foot tall Bouea trees I want to plant in the ground soon. I'm running out of room in our yard, but want them to have enough space as to not be too crowded. What would be a good spacing distance? Your trees look fairly small and bushy.

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2017, 01:56:51 AM »
Hi Oscar,

I have two 3 foot tall Bouea trees I want to plant in the ground soon. I'm running out of room in our yard, but want them to have enough space as to not be too crowded. What would be a good spacing distance? Your trees look fairly small and bushy.
They stay small and bushy for long time, but eventually get like a mango sized tree. Seedling trees get larger, just like seedling mango vs. grafted mango. The ones in the photo are grafted trees. I would use minimum 25 ft, spacing, and 30 ft. if you have the room. If you prune them  veryregularly you could get by with 20 ft. or even 15 ft. spacing.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #53 on: May 07, 2017, 02:22:38 AM »
I am still confused a bit on the two varieties, which of the two, do you think has the most appeal to the general public in taste?
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2017, 07:05:17 AM »
I am still confused a bit on the two varieties, which of the two, do you think has the most appeal to the general public in taste?
Will let you know shortly. The Mayong Chid is a bit later in production, so haven't had enough of those yet to compare fairly yet with the Kai.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #55 on: May 07, 2017, 10:53:02 AM »
Thanks for the info. I'll have to rethink my planting area now. Unfortunately mine are all seedling trees. I had ordered grafted trees from Thailand that took too long to get here and arrived covered in mold and deceased. I was planning to keep the seedling trees heavily pruned back. I have acquired a lot of seeds from Thailand lately and they all seem to be labeled a different variety. Not sure how different they are or if its just like mango names. Hopefully they'll taste okay....

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #56 on: May 13, 2017, 10:12:44 PM »
OK, i've eaten many dozens of fruits of both Kai and Mayong Chid maprangs. Both are very tasty, but i like the Kai a bit more. The Kais are sweeter, bigger, and about 2 weeks earlier. Some people have commented they like Mayong Chid better because it has a better sweet/acid balance. But i find the Kai has enough of a tart twist that it's also very full flavored.
Both are really excellent fruits, and i'm really getting much more fond of them the more i eat of them. They're kind of habit forming. And they seem to fulfill a stone fruit craving that most other tropical fruits cannot do. I've been cutting some up also to put in cereal. They cut up very easily. Don't make the messy sticky mess that mangoes do when you cut them. And there is a very good pulp to seed ratio. I'm guessing they would be excellent dried, but have not tried that yet.
The 2 types of fruits look very similar, except that the Kai is a bit larger and more dark orange. I will try to post a photo of both together for comparison later.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2017, 04:12:34 AM »
Here is a photo of Kai maprang next to Mayong chid maprang:



Both trees were very productive. The Mayong Chid was more productive. I just picked in one day about 50 pounds of fruits off that one Mayong Chid tree. The tree is about 9 feet tall.

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #58 on: May 18, 2017, 09:57:34 PM »
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Can be propagated from seed, air layer, or grafting. They are slower growing and fruiting than mangoes. Time will depend on where you live?

I believe you mentioned that they are slow at first, and then after they get a certain size, grow normally.   this reminded me of Mangosteen, it grows this long tap root, with little of the finer lateral roots.  ( securing its water source )  I did some looking around seems maprang also has this tap root that it concentrates on.   

I bet that giving this tree regular foliar feeding when young, will get it to mature much sooner.  like with Garcinia.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2017, 10:08:34 PM »
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Can be propagated from seed, air layer, or grafting. They are slower growing and fruiting than mangoes. Time will depend on where you live?

I believe you mentioned that they are slow at first, and then after they get a certain size, grow normally.   this reminded me of Mangosteen, it grows this long tap root, with little of the finer lateral roots.  ( securing its water source )  I did some looking around seems maprang also has this tap root that it concentrates on.   

I bet that giving this tree regular foliar feeding when young, will get it to mature much sooner.  like with Garcinia.
Yes that's right, on both things.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2017, 10:28:48 PM »
I haven't noticed an aggressive root system on these. They seem very weak to me. A good comparison from my experience would be Mango = Jackfruit/ Maprang = Cempedak. I grow everything in root pruning containers. I will take some pics when step up some Maprang from their propagation pots.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2017, 04:33:12 AM »
It seems that Kai must be a type of wan or sweet and mayon chid is a sour to sweet and the general name rather than a specific type.

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2017, 10:57:58 AM »
is there any source to get a maprang tree locally (south florida)? and more importantly, is it worth growing here?

 

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