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As an update... despite the monsoons we've been having in June, it looks like every flower on the Hasya has dried up or fallen off - so another round of no fruit whatsoever. Looks like Hasya is converting to smoke wood this weekend.

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Is it normal for Angie mangoes to fall off the tree when they turn a little yellow but are still green, and then subsequently ripen fully off the tree?  None of my Angies attain anything close to full color ON THE TREE.  How about other Angie growers?  Does your fruit color up well on the tree, or fall off when still mostly green?

I just picked this Angie.




Ate the mango in this picture today (picked 3 days ago). Ughh learned an important lesson today about the ripeness I enjoy my Angie mangoes. It had some give today - not overly soft or mushy, but that Carrie throw-up-in-your-mouth distinctive flavor was definitely there and I was not happy about that. Ate a couple pieces and that was all I could handle (I knew I wasn't going to like it just cutting into the mango as the distinctive Carrie smell was there).

This is definitely a mango I enjoy ripe, but more on the firmer side. If I had eaten this a couple days ago it would have that tartness/chalkiness that I really like and none of the Carrie nightmare.

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Is it normal for Angie mangoes to fall off the tree when they turn a little yellow but are still green, and then subsequently ripen fully off the tree?  None of my Angies attain anything close to full color ON THE TREE.  How about other Angie growers?  Does your fruit color up well on the tree, or fall off when still mostly green?

I just picked this Angie.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Can anyone identify this mango?
« on: June 13, 2017, 01:29:09 PM »
looks like Haden from the outside.

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To me the difference is night and day. Carrie is a mushy, disgusting mess. I removed a Carrie tree from the yard because the flavor was extremely offensive to me. I don't get any of that with Angie. It's a relatively compact tree and I find the fruit to be excellent. I try to eat them ripe but a little firm, and that results in a chalky/tartness that is very agreeable. Angie was my wife's favorite mango last year. I don't put it up there with ST, LZ, Edgar, etc., but it held its own.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« on: June 09, 2017, 07:02:27 PM »
first Angie... which is a miracle considering the fruit was found untouched on the floor and this tree was underwater two days ago. Between the ducks and the family of iguanas in the backyard it's amazing nothing nibbled on it. Ate it on the firmer side and it was delicious. A little chalky/tart which I find best for angie (rather than allow it to get mushy).


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I just checked on my little 6 foot hasya (2.5 years in ground from 3 gal) and found that it has about a dozen little fruits. For the folks on this thread who have had production issues, do your trees set fruit and then jettison them early on?

mine flowers profusely but they don't set fruit. no idea why (other than possibly sri lankan weevils or other beetles developing a taste for flowers).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rain...
« on: June 07, 2017, 09:18:06 PM »
I have about 10 - 15 trees planted by the canal. They are all underwater and there is no sign that the water level will come down any time soon. My guess is they are all goners at this point.

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my parents lived on the beach on the west coast of Florida for a number of years. They had 80 or so fruit trees planted out, albeit on the street side with the house blocking a lot of the salt spray. they had issues with the salt, but successfully grew/fruited plenty of mango, sapodilla, starfruit, papaya, figs, etc.

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I think saps like some nitrogen. The 8-3-9 would probably be good. Though saps are very drought tolerant, I think you'll want to keep it watered (2x per week) for top production. But I'm not 100% sure if that's the cause of low production on the Haysa. Worth a shot though.


My Hasya has hundreds of flowers on it right now, but no fruit. What  can I do to get the tree to produce? What is the best fertilizer for sapodillas?  I had 8-3-9 and  Har's 0-3-12.

My hasya is treated better than me. It gets water, fertilizer (foliar and granular), bedtime stories, etc., and I can't get a fruit unless a branch half-snaps under the weight of a squirrel.

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I just crush them with fingers. Their goo is a good moisturizer.

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This is probably the only method that really works on them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbfMkh940Q

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It's been 3-4 years of this in ground. It flowers profusely pretty much all year, but to date it has given us ONE fruit - and that was on a branch that semi-snapped (likely due to a squirrel on PCP) so I think it was stressed into fruiting. It seems like quite a few people have issues with Hasya. I'm all for giving trees a chance, but if something like Morena is going to fruit profusely I'm inclined to swap them out at this point. What say you, fellow fruit freaks?







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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cogshall
« on: May 21, 2017, 06:20:10 PM »
Pluto will always be a planet and I will always say Cog-shall.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Molix or Morena
« on: May 20, 2017, 11:16:33 AM »
I'm considering removing hasya and replacing with something more productive. 3-4 years in ground, 8ft tall, and we've got 1 fruit thus far, and that was on a  ranch that snapped and thus was stressed.

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is there any source to get a maprang tree locally (south florida)? and more importantly, is it worth growing here?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Perfect Mango Variety
« on: May 16, 2017, 06:28:37 AM »
you basically described the glenn mango... except for "taste" which is somewhat lacking for us mango snobs that are like junkies for the next flavor bomb to be introduced. the vast majority of normal, non-mango growers that I know love glenn like it's the best fruit they ever ate. To a non-snob, it's probavly the perfect tree. It will fall out of favor though by the 5th tree planted in their yard.

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Quote from: Zafra
What's unique about the texture of a Carrie?

you ever see a mama bird feeding a baby bird? basically that.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: First mango fruit of 2017
« on: April 27, 2017, 04:06:40 PM »
Yay... first mango of the season.

Rosigold:




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tropic Beauty Peaches almost ready?
« on: April 26, 2017, 07:55:04 PM »
smell them if they smell peachy, they're good to go. note they will also smell great to every rat, iguana, and squirrel with a 5-mile radius, so pick them before they do.

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We've had a hasya un the ground for 3 years... we got 1 fruit off it and that's mostly because the branch semi-snapped and stressed itself.

we planted an alano 6 months ago - it has 5 maturing fruit on it and is loaded with flowers.

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I have two ultra-rare "rose of the gold" mangoes that I will sell for 50% off - only $1800 for the pair.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Easy ways to dig holes
« on: April 04, 2017, 05:36:28 PM »
ask your wife whether she's putting on weight. hole dug.

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wife has a cousin voming to visit who is vegetarian and apparently likes the stuff.

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Good news is the sri lankan weevils seem to be slowing down, bad news is the sapodilla tree is now covered in these bastards. All of them are chomping at the leaves. What are they and how do I destroy them?




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