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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sweet Tart Mango
« on: August 19, 2017, 09:52:50 AM »
Sweet Tart's issue with production isn't that it can't set and hold heavy crops. It definitely can. It's issue seems to be that it requires a stronger bloom stimulus than other varieties in order to achieve full bloom. Some other cultivars have this issue as well.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Angie tasting like Pine???
« on: August 13, 2017, 08:45:41 AM »
Angie has a resinous flavor that about 50% of Americans hate. Conversely it is highly appealing to people from India and the West Indies for precisely this flavor profile.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Juciy Peach and Peach Cobbler Mango
« on: August 11, 2017, 10:19:35 AM »
I just plated my Peach Cobbler (not like I needed anymore mango trees) and justified pulling out a Hamlin Orange tree due to the citrus psyllid insect problem in Florida. Can anyone post a photo of the fruit when ripe? Can anyone describe the growth profile of this tree? Thanks in advance...

Will look for a picture but basically green.

Tree is vigorous and upright with a very slight spread

My peach cobbler is the most vigorous mango tree I have. But not straight up. It has a nice round canopy. It is putting out new flushes non stop. It's 3 years old and is still ornamental. There were very few flowers in the spring that did not result in fruit.  I just have it a very aggressive prune cutting off about 1/3.

They're not precocious trees for sure. They appear to take several years just to flower and don't hold onto their fruit well.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fairchild or Honey Kiss?
« on: August 06, 2017, 02:06:58 PM »
Fairchild is better imo.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sweet tart rotting on the stem
« on: August 06, 2017, 02:05:47 PM »
You've got "the new rot" unfortunately. Hate to see Sweet Tart getting it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: sweet tart rotting on the stem
« on: August 05, 2017, 10:31:34 PM »
This year one of my sweet tart mango trees has all the fruit starting to rot prior to ripening. Any one else having this problem?

Post photos. Could be regular old stem-end rot or could be one of the new terrible rots.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Speakers in Florida - Tropical Fruits
« on: August 03, 2017, 09:38:45 PM »
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Alex has over 420 varieties

Thanks for the props Mr. Clean. But I only have 250 varieties :(

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: venus mango
« on: August 02, 2017, 05:22:38 PM »
Is Venus a large or small mango? I had a medium sized fruit that was stolen when it was a little larger than a baseball and now I'm just left with this one fruit.



Simon

That doesn't appear to be a Venus.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: mango scions for sale
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:31:06 PM »

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: mango scions for sale
« on: August 01, 2017, 11:13:59 AM »
Me.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Diamond mango
« on: August 01, 2017, 09:21:07 AM »
Is Diamond a mid season mango?

Yes.

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From Thiago Campbell:

"Late Julie has a sweet lemony flavor with overtones of citrus. It is fiberless and a Julie seedling.

Fair One is a sweet Southeast Asian flavor, somewhere between a Thai and a Vietnamese mango. It is a cross between Edward and Carabao."

"Fair One" is a mango that already has a name : Wester. It is Edward x Earle #15 from David Sturrock's breeding program.

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"Diamond" is hot garbage. It was originally HW-14, then Richard named it "Fairchild Diamond". The name was then changed to Diamond. It's one of the worst mangos I've ever eaten and tastes like a vegetable.

Cecilove is 34-24, a Carrie seedling from the Zill project.

Richard used Piva quite a bit at Fairchild Farm and it did dwarf some trees.

Maybe instead of Diamond, they should call it Charcoal, lol. I've heard some people also say that Maha, Malika, Angie and a few others I can't remember having a vegetable taste.

Simon

Mallika can taste like a carrot sometimes when it doesn't ripen right. Baptiste also tastes like a carrot.

Diamond is worse though. Sometimes southeast Asian mangos (ala NDM) can get that vegetable component to their flavor but this thing takes it to another level. It sucks.

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"Diamond" is hot garbage. It was originally HW-14, then Richard named it "Fairchild Diamond". The name was then changed to Diamond. It's one of the worst mangos I've ever eaten and tastes like a vegetable.

Cecilove is 34-24, a Carrie seedling from the Zill project.

Richard used Piva quite a bit at Fairchild Farm and it did dwarf some trees.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: USDA Zill 40-26
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:01:39 PM »
Had a 40-26 this morning from my tree:

Verdict:
This mango tastes like Pina Colada. Phenomenal.

Ok, teasing us again, Alex, but we forgive you.
How does it compare in size to Pina Colada?

It will probably be similarly sized, though these fruits are from a small tree so hopefully future specimens will be larger.

I have a couple left of you want to stop by and get one.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: four tree ID (mangoes)?
« on: July 13, 2017, 08:48:40 AM »

My guesses based on the limited photos:
1. Cogshall
2. Beverly
3. Rosigold
4. *Maybe* Lemon Zest

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Id
« on: July 10, 2017, 09:55:53 AM »
The third fruit is Valencia Pride . Can't tell on the other 2 but the first one definitely isn't Florigon.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: USDA Zill 40-26
« on: July 10, 2017, 09:21:59 AM »
Had a 40-26 this morning from my tree:







Verdict:
This mango tastes like Pina Colada. Phenomenal.

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Fairchild Ruby and "super Julie" are the same
Mango. The Zill J-12

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this Val Carrie Mango? (See Pic)
« on: July 05, 2017, 11:40:29 AM »
Thank you for the picture. do you remember the shape of mango at its infancy? I have seen some mangoes change shape dramatically as they fatten up into maturity. Mine is only 3 inch long, could be some other CV, glad I am finding it out now and its not Val Carie, we got big problems on how these things are sold by Nurseries.

Mislabeling is rampant these days in the nursery trade. But some are particularly bad.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "TPK" mango?
« on: July 04, 2017, 09:12:15 PM »
Probably PPK

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rain = Washed Out Mango Flavor?
« on: July 04, 2017, 10:24:07 AM »
My fruit have been excellent. Been really dry here for the most part.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: USDA Zill 40-26
« on: July 04, 2017, 12:01:23 AM »
Julie seedling, produced poorly at Gary Zill's property. I have one that set very well for me this year; stripped most of the fruit offnit but left a couple. Sap Aroma is Gary-esque. Appears to be mid season.

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Where fid you get a grafted orange sherbet?
TT, Feb 2016.

Well luckily for you it wasn't an orange sherbet then.

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If anyone recorded Alex's talk, can you supply a link?  Even if there was no recording, were there any pearls to share or powerpoint slides of interest?

I wish I lived closer and could have attended, but thanks Alex for sharing your wisdom.

My girlfriend recorded most of it on her phone but the audio didn't come out well.

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