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Seedless Mango from India
« on: August 01, 2014, 12:31:42 AM »
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-scientists-develop-seedless-mangoes/1/373573.html

First came seedless grapes. Now, Indian scientists have developed
what could be the ultimate delicacy - a seedless mango which is
finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive
flavour when mature.

"We have developed a seedless mango variety from hybrids of mango
varieties Ratna and Alphonso," V.B. Patel,chairman of the
horticulture department at the Bihar Agriculture University(BAU)
at Sabour in Bhagalpur district, told IANS.

Trials of the new variety, named Sindhu, are under way at
different locations in the country but the result of the one at
BAU suggests it could be suitable for both integrated
horticulture and kitchen gardening.

"We are happy and enthuastic as well as confident and hopeful of
improving the seedless mango variety," Patel said.

He said that an average fruit weighs 200 grams and its pulp,
which is yellowish in colour, has less fibre than other mango
varieties.

He said the trials of the Sindhu variety, originally developed at
the regional fruit research station of the Konkan Krishi
Vidyapeeth at Dapoli in Maharashtra's Konkan region, has thrown
up good fruiting on a three-year-old plant this year. It
generally grows in bunch and the fruit matures in the middle of
July.

BAU vice chancellor M.L. Choudhary said the university has, on an
experimental basis, decided to recreate plants of this variety
and make them available to Bihar's mango growers during the next
season.

"The seedless variety also has good export potential. The
university would provide quality plants to mango growers in 2015
to exploit the export market," he added.

Patel said our trial has successfully established that seedless
mango could be grown in local condition.
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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 01:03:17 AM »
Hoping I can procure some seeds from our Indian friends  ;) :P

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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2014, 09:20:50 AM »
Seedless mango means this cultivar will have no seed at all.
One should get scion but it is difficult to transport it to Australia.


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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 11:41:21 AM »
I never saw the huge, inedible mango seed as a minus to enjoying it... but it's cool that option is possible.

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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 10:44:49 PM »
Any updates?
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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 11:13:12 PM »
Any updates?

We're growing Sindhu now in West Palm. Probably won't crop for another 2 years though.

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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 03:42:30 AM »
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-scientists-develop-seedless-mangoes/1/373573.html

First came seedless grapes. Now, Indian scientists have developed
what could be the ultimate delicacy - a seedless mango which is
finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive
flavour when mature.

"We have developed a seedless mango variety from hybrids of mango
varieties Ratna and Alphonso," V.B. Patel,chairman of the
horticulture department at the Bihar Agriculture University(BAU)
at Sabour in Bhagalpur district, told IANS.

Trials of the new variety, named Sindhu, are under way at
different locations in the country but the result of the one at
BAU suggests it could be suitable for both integrated
horticulture and kitchen gardening.

"We are happy and enthuastic as well as confident and hopeful of
improving the seedless mango variety," Patel said.

He said that an average fruit weighs 200 grams and its pulp,
which is yellowish in colour, has less fibre than other mango
varieties.

He said the trials of the Sindhu variety, originally developed at
the regional fruit research station of the Konkan Krishi
Vidyapeeth at Dapoli in Maharashtra's Konkan region, has thrown
up good fruiting on a three-year-old plant this year. It
generally grows in bunch and the fruit matures in the middle of
July.

BAU vice chancellor M.L. Choudhary said the university has, on an
experimental basis, decided to recreate plants of this variety
and make them available to Bihar's mango growers during the next
season.

"The seedless variety also has good export potential. The
university would provide quality plants to mango growers in 2015
to exploit the export market," he added.

Patel said our trial has successfully established that seedless
mango could be grown in local condition.



Cool, now im hoping to meet more indian people who would share these skinds of infos like youuu God Bless

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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 06:14:40 PM »
Any updates?

We're growing Sindhu now in West Palm. Probably won't crop for another 2 years though.

Awesome! 
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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 08:40:48 PM »
Seedless mango, whoda thunk it? What's next? Treeless, skinless types? :-)
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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 08:56:59 AM »
Won't be happy until they develop a Money Tree.  ;)

THEN I CAN HAVE ALLLLLLLLL THE SEEDLESS MANGOS I WANT!

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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 05:38:55 PM »
Seedless mango, whoda thunk it? What's next? Treeless, skinless types? :-)

Weirder yet--there is a skinless jackfruit.  :o
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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 08:43:13 PM »
How would a program go about 'developing' a seedless mango?  Seems like the kind of thing that would develop itself, someone come upon it and start propagating it.
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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2017, 12:14:21 AM »
You can use irradiation to cause mutations or use chemicals to alter the number of chromosomes. Interesting how seedless watermelons are created.

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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2017, 10:27:36 AM »
Sindhu isn't truly "seedless" fwiw. Just produced fruit with very small, underdeveloped seeds.

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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2017, 10:43:54 AM »
Seeded grapes are better than the seedless ones. Seeded watermelons are superior but get more difficult to find each year. Seeded grapes are a rare find these days. People are too damn effin lazy n stooopid to deal with seeds. Same type people text while driving and cross the street without looking at traffic because they are looking at their phone.

Thank God my backyard muscadine vines are seeded same as all muscadines.

Aldi tries tohave seeded and seedless watermelons though last year  they didn't have the seeded ones as consistently as usual. I believe Aldis was not to blame, it was a bad year for the seeded watermelon crop

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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2017, 10:55:38 AM »
Sindhu isn't truly "seedless" fwiw. Just produced fruit with very small, underdeveloped seeds.

That's what I heard as well, it's more of a thin underdeveloped seed. Frankie over in Hawaii is supposed to have a good sized tree.

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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2017, 05:27:48 PM »
Is there a specific reason or technique to get seedless mango or mango with undeveloped seed?
We have one seedling mango at home, that had been growing since 1998-99, but never fruited. The trunk diameter is not less than 15 inches.

Finally i was thinking to trim all it's branches and to graft different varieties on newly developed branches. But before i do that, last year i thought of trying to induce flowering.
I sprayed (in December)some branches that were within reach, with potassium nitrate (Multinitrate 13-00-45 http://www.mahafeedwsf.net/npk-foliar-spray-fertilizers.html ) twice at the interval of 1 week.

Few weeks later it bloomed and set some fruits. Around 20 fruits developed until maturity / ripe - and they dropped by itself, even with green skin (in May). Those fruits were not huge, but around 200 grams and the taste was very nice. Interestingly, the seed was very thin, in fact, there was no real seed inside the husk, for all of them.

So, the question is: was the seed remained undeveloped since the tree was forced to bloom artificially or is it safe for me to declare "I have developed another of seedless mango variety :-)"

This year, i did the same, sprayed the whole tree with the same, but unfortunately got no flowers at all. So, i already trimmed the top branches to prepare them for grafting and left the lower branches as it is just to see if it flowers next year and gets the same, so called seedless fruit.



 

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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2017, 05:36:51 PM »
By the way, the so called seedless Sindhu mango variety was developed and released back in 1992, by DR . BALASAHEB SAWANT KONKAN KRISHI VIDYAPEETH, DAPOLI, DIST. RATNAGIRI.
Grafted plants of that variety in the university or at their Regional Fruit Research Station, Vengurla is available for 50 rupees each, that is less than a $.

http://www.dbskkv.org/Research/Varieties_Fruit-Crops.html

http://www.dbskkv.org/Research/Seed_Planting_Material_Availablity.html


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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2017, 05:50:58 PM »
It can be from artificial selection for smaller seed or various techniques causing mutations such as irradiation for bud mutations such as how they developed Tango Tangerine or the use of polyploid plants such as how they create seedless watermelons.

On a side note, here in California where Mango is marginal, the cold weather or some other factor I have yet to consider seems to create extreme fruit set with many of the fruit having extraordinarily small atrophied seeds. Many of my Glenn fruit have tiny tiny seeds and I get nubbins on my LZ that have paper thin seeds.

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Re: Seedless Mango from India
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2017, 02:37:17 PM »
I am growing Sindhu. It is a super turtle in CA conditions. When it was grafted 2 years ago on Malina, the trunk of Manila was 0.5",  now trunk is 3 inches, while growth is very little on graft. you can see the union looking like upside down funnel, lol. It put up 3 fruits last year, very small size and then aborted.

It flowered heavy this season again, but doesnt look good. It does has seed, I have fruited Melee (Pen Sen Mun Seedling) and Amarpali to have paper thin seeds, so there is nothing special about Sindhu. time will tell.

 

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