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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Peach Cobbler Mango?
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:54:30 AM »
It will go overripe quickly if allowed to start to turn soft on the tree. Harvest it green/firm when the color turns to a lighter shade.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jehangir mango
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:41:27 AM »
I have not gotten to try this yet.  Definitely not widely available yet.

Have you had Alampur Baneshan?

This is pretty similar.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Blooms in October in Florida?
« on: October 15, 2017, 11:35:57 AM »
Found a bloom on a Rosa tree other day

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Haven't tasted Nancy or Delores either but I would definitely pick Van Dyke!! EVERY Zill mango I've ever eaten literally made me want to vomit 🤢.. (& came really close)
Wow, don't think I ever had a Zill.
Now I'm actually curious to try it

When Zill is allowed to go overripe it becomes musky and nasty as described. This happens to mangos like Dot and Baileys Marvel as well, among others. It's a mango that should be ripened off the tree. When done this way it has a nice pleasant flavor.

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What issues did you have with Kent?

Flavor-wise I think it is at least as good as some of the proposed alternatives.

My Kent, grown in eastern Tamarac, was very productive. (Granted, that was twenty years ago.)

I'm surprised to see Alex recommend Marlys. The few I have had were bad tasting.

Had some from my tree this year and the flavor was similar to Kent. Definitely not a 'bad' mango in my opinion but it won't excite anyone looking for something "different" from classic mango flavor.

Kent is a disaster with MBBS and rot, and probably should no longer be planted.  The people with Kent trees in Manalapan/Hypoluxo (where the infestation likely originally started) now lose all their Kent fruit to these diseases. I lost almost the entire crop off one Kent tree this year and part of another

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If you've had Haden then you've had Van dyke.

Zill has more of a pineapple note to it, matures earlier.

Delores and Nancy are too new to make any definitive statements about their production. Zill and Van Dyke are At least partially MBBS resistant whereas I'm not sure yet if Nancy and Delores are. Being that they contain Brooks genes I'm a little wary.
What would you recommend. I'd like something like an improved Kent. Nice old fashion Florida flavor mango.

Have you had Marlys? That would qualify.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Mamey Sapote cultivars
« 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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If you've had Haden then you've had Van dyke.

Zill has more of a pineapple note to it, matures earlier.

Delores and Nancy are too new to make any definitive statements about their production. Zill and Van Dyke are At least partially MBBS resistant whereas I'm not sure yet if Nancy and Delores are. Being that they contain Brooks genes I'm a little wary.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thinning Sweet Tart ?
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:23:33 PM »
I have attached a picture of my Sweet Tart holding fruit which is growing in a 25 gallon container. This is the first year that I have gotten fruit and I have only had the tree for two years. Also, I have attached a few pictures of the fruit I picked off the tree. I did pick them a little earlier than I would normally pick them because once they really start turning yellow I have to fight off the squirrels, they will even chew through the mesh bags to get at the fruit. I didn't thin out any of the fruit as it only set fifteen mangos.












Those are good sized fruit for Sweet Tart.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cac Hoa Loc from Toptrop, or fake?
« on: October 12, 2017, 10:18:10 AM »
So is Cac/Coc the same as Cat Hoa Loc?

No, different mangos.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 King Of Mango
« on: October 11, 2017, 04:55:54 PM »
Any one reporting on the M-4 this year? Is this being supplied to Pine Island or anywhere online yet?

The original tree had an obscene amount of fruit on it this year. But it's been an alternate bearer.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 King Of Mango
« on: October 10, 2017, 04:52:31 PM »
Thanks for the info Squam. According to Rob all Florida mangos this season were a wash. He was tossing boxes of mangos because they were inedible

Well definitely not for us in West Palm Beach. Mangos from the Western communities in Palm Beach county were often lacking, but those I had from here were terrific outside of a one week or so period at the very beginning of June when we had received excessive rainfall. We got terrific feedback and brix test results were strong as well, so it wasn't just my tastebuds fooling me.

I did get less rain than other areas of south Florida.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 King Of Mango
« on: October 10, 2017, 12:27:37 PM »

Few disappointments this year though:
Kathy (from Zills, washed out, tried and different times of ripeness, I'll try again next season)
Fruit Punch (I like it but not as much as i though i would)

Kathy was a big disappointment this year.

Fruit Punch is decent but always been overhyped imo. Not in the same league as some of the Better "new" ones.

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Fruit:


At one time there was a PDF document from India describing Son Pari with a photo on the main page.  That PDF doesn't appear to be out there and a google image search produces nothing, but I distinctly recall the fruit in that photo looking like the fruit from our tree and the fruit in the Fairchild display above.

Here is pic of fruit from India, written in Hindi language says sonpari. Waiting on leaves pictures.



That pic is blurry but the shape looks right.

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Fruit:


At one time there was a PDF document from India describing Son Pari with a photo on the main page.  That PDF doesn't appear to be out there and a google image search produces nothing, but I distinctly recall the fruit in that photo looking like the fruit from our tree and the fruit in the Fairchild display above.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cac Hoa Loc from Toptrop, or fake?
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:19:02 PM »
Place has an unbelievable mis-label rate.

Fruit in the photo is a Maha, definitely NOT Hoa Loc.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 King Of Mango
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:16:53 PM »
So many great ones this year

J-12/ "super Julie"
Sweet Tart
Zill 40-26
Cac
Venus
E-4
Son Pari
White Piri
Angie
Coconut Cream


All incredible. I really can't pick one this time. I feel bad for the people who didn't have good mangos.

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some folks have Sonpari mango in Florida. Can you be kind enough to post pictures of matured and fresh growth of leaves? also, picture of actual fruit would be very helpful

I'll try to remember to post some pics.

It's a *fantastic* mango. One of the best in 2017.

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I have Jehangir and Mahmood Vikarabad (recently grafted).

Trying to get Shamsul Asmar, another rare one.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Avocados for $0.30 a pound?
« on: August 28, 2017, 09:47:15 PM »
Yes. The packing houses pay the same prices for them as they did 30 years ago.

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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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