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First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« on: June 21, 2013, 06:55:32 AM »
Both my Kai and Mayong Chid flowered again this month, but only the Mayong Chid held the fruits to maturity. It made about 9 fruits. The trees are about 8 years old. It fruited only on one side of the tree.





The Mayong chid fruits are very nice tasting. To me they taste like a mango-plum cross. I gave some to a friend who thought they tasted like persimmon-loquat. We ate them skin and all. The skin is a little bit tart and the fruit is nice and sweet and very juicy. I think this fruit would have wide appeal and commercial potential if trees could be made productive.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2013, 07:05:04 AM by fruitlovers »
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 08:14:06 AM »
Is the slow growth possibly a regional/conditional thing or is this just the case with Maprang...I imagine your tree is grafted? Is it On Maprang rootstock...also are the seeds poly?

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 08:31:52 AM »
Very nice photos - thanks for sharing Oscar, and the fruits looks delicious.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 08:35:41 AM »
Those are beautiful and sound delicious!
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 09:00:55 AM »
They do look delicious. 

Oscar, do the think the lack of fruit is due to the trees being young, or the climate?
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 10:00:38 AM »
Very nice looking.  This is my mother-in-law's favorite plant.  When the tree is loaded with fruit, it looks like it was decorated for Easter.  Too bad I always miss out on the season.

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 10:08:04 AM »
Congrats Oscar.  Great pics as usual. Nice healthy looking tree too.  Love the purple seeds on these!

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013, 10:31:05 AM »
These fruits look absolutely delicious. Mine is about 3 years old, so I may have a while to go before I see any fruits.

Congratulations, Oscar!
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2013, 10:32:35 AM »
Oscar is selling the seed I just got some from him .To use for rootstock. The Kai he has ,he said was a sweet one. I just tasted the fruit ,mango- plum flavor. Zill had a few fruit but was  keeping the seed. That is were I tasted the fruit.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2013, 10:44:16 AM »
great pics!  congrats!

Thanks for sharing!!  We gotta get some of scions grafted in FL!
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2013, 10:54:07 AM »
Wow, fruits look wonderful, I need to go out and kick my tree into gear.

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2013, 12:23:48 PM »
wow the tree and fruit look flawless, no signs of disease at all. Im guessing its a just a slow growing tree, compared to mango?

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2013, 12:47:19 PM »
Congrats Oscar. Beautiful fruit and a real nice compact tree.

What's the cold tolerance on them? 28/30?

Thanks for the review and pics... :)

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2013, 01:07:32 PM »
Those look tasty. I wish I had room for more trees.

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2013, 01:31:04 PM »
Hi Oscar
Amazing pics! Can we grow these in SoCal?

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2013, 01:55:28 PM »
Beautiful fruit & tree.  I assume these are a little more tolerant of wet than mango (M indica)?

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2013, 02:24:35 PM »
sooooo..... mango-like Oscar....and gorgeous-looking,
and apparently tasting, too!

thanks for posting - always wondered what they
looked and tasted like - really a beautiful tree!!!!!



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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2013, 04:54:39 PM »
It looks nice and healthy with lovely unblemished fruit. The maprangs are in flower here at the moment. The last month of spring and first month of summer is when they are harvested in Thailand and that corresponds with here also. The first season of fruiting is often light followed by much heavier production in subsequent years. I find the taste improved if they are really mature and even if kept for a while off the tree.

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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2013, 05:41:04 PM »
Oscar is selling the seed I just got some from him .To use for rootstock. The Kai he has ,he said was a sweet one. I just tasted the fruit ,mango- plum flavor. Zill had a few fruit but was  keeping the seed. That is were I tasted the fruit.

BTW Mike, mailed you some Kai scion wood yesterday.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2013, 05:44:24 PM »
It looks nice and healthy with lovely unblemished fruit. The maprangs are in flower here at the moment. The last month of spring and first month of summer is when they are harvested in Thailand and that corresponds with here also. The first season of fruiting is often light followed by much heavier production in subsequent years. I find the taste improved if they are really mature and even if kept for a while off the tree.

I was wondering if the fruits were really fully mature. i kept some aside to try some indoor ripening so will get to see if flavor is even further improved.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2013, 05:46:22 PM »
Is the slow growth possibly a regional/conditional thing or is this just the case with Maprang...I imagine your tree is grafted? Is it On Maprang rootstock...also are the seeds poly?

Yes grafted. Probably on maprang. Got the from Frankies. Slow growth is not regional. It's a lot slower growing than mango, though eventually can become a very large tree.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2013, 05:48:40 PM »
They do look delicious. 

Oscar, do the think the lack of fruit is due to the trees being young, or the climate?

I think it's just because the trees are still young and this is the first fruiting. Or that's what i'm hoping! Will let you know next June.  ;)
BTW both trees flowered last year but didn't hold fruits.
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2013, 05:50:46 PM »
Very nice looking.  This is my mother-in-law's favorite plant.  When the tree is loaded with fruit, it looks like it was decorated for Easter.  Too bad I always miss out on the season.

Yeah, i never get to taste them in Thailand either because who wants to go there in March? I did get to taste them once before here because they have a couple trees here at the experimental station. So i knew it was possible to fruit them here.  8)
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2013, 05:53:43 PM »
Congrats Oscar. Beautiful fruit and a real nice compact tree.

What's the cold tolerance on them? 28/30?

Thanks for the review and pics... :)

According to the CRFG cultural data sheet their kill temperature is 30F (-1.5C).
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Re: First Fruiting and Tasting of Maprang (Bouea macrophylla)
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2013, 05:55:20 PM »
Hi Oscar
Amazing pics! Can we grow these in SoCal?

Should be tried. I think they will be trickier to get to fruit than mangos. Might be good to put them on mango rootstock? Would all be experimental.
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