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Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:07:27 PM »
Southern California folks interested in mangoes might want to check out Exotica in Vista. Looked to me like he has over 1000 plants now. He's expanding into the back lot and has a couple greenhouses full of mango too. I didn't even try to read all the tags but it has to be many tens of different varieties. Id guess mostly from Florida but a few from california. Very expensive.
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Re: Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 12:33:51 PM »
On turpentine rootstock, FYI. Steve (owner) doesn't think that is a problem.  He says he has several mature mangoes on site, all on turpentine. 

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Re: Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 02:20:06 PM »
Hasn't there been issues with plants being mislabeled, or w/o labels at all at Exotica?

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Re: Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 03:40:58 PM »
I did see few mature mango trees at Exotica but I won't say they are thriving.

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Re: Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 04:40:52 PM »
Hasn't there been issues with plants being mislabeled, or w/o labels at all at Exotica?
The ones on turpentine in the ground in the back have been there for years and they are only a few feet tall, it may be from lack of care also. The lychees, longans and annonas in the back lot are doing real well though.

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Re: Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 04:48:34 PM »
I bought 5 florida mangos from them about a year ago.  They have grown a lot this year.  They did 3 or 4 flushes and doing a new one now too. I think they just need the right conditions to grow well.  Like lots of heat and good drainage etc.

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Re: Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 10:00:15 PM »
I think it depends on the variety, some are more vigorous than others.  Which varieties did you get?

The varieties growing the best for me are Lemon Merengue, Lemon Zest, Phoenix, and Fruit Punch.  Those varieties are growing well, several vegetative flushes, no flowering, all planted this March.  The varieties that flower repeatedly are Malika, Carrie, Sweet Tart and Nam Doc Mai

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Re: Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 10:12:51 PM »
The only place that I know of that sells Mango trees on Manila rootstock is Mimosa Nursery in Anaheim or LA.  Anyone know of any others?  The problem with Mimosa is not everything is labeled.  I am afraid to buy from them.

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Re: Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 10:19:58 PM »
I got a winters, ugly betty, edward, sweet tart, diamond.  They are all growing pretty nicely but the root stock does have some small cracks.

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Re: Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2017, 10:22:46 PM »
The only place that I know of that sells Mango trees on Manila rootstock is Mimosa Nursery in Anaheim or LA.  Anyone know of any others?  The problem with Mimosa is not everything is labeled.  I am afraid to buy from them.

You can buy manilla trees anywhere.  Best option is to buy one and graft onto it.  Or grow some seeds and graft them. 

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Re: Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2017, 10:35:07 PM »
I got a coconut cream from him and it is doing well and it is flushing new foliage.  I buy my mango on ebay.  It is a little cheaper and it is deliver to my door.

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Re: Exotica has hundreds of mango trees in San Diego
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 01:52:21 AM »
I've seen the greenhouse in the back. It is full however labeling is terrible. I would consider it just about impossible to know which variety is which. Many pots or sleeves not labeled, some labeled with wrong tree type (i.e. Roses).

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