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ST is probably my #1 fav mango at the moment. But, I'm a little surprised that yours had jelly seed. I don't think I've ever seen a ST with jelly seed before.

I have seen more jelly seed than usual this year, and the early LZ and coco cream were indeed bland. LZ normally starts to ripen in July, so a June LZ would be really early and understandably bland.

The vast majority of my coco cream crop, though, has been outstanding. Rob had suggested that coco cream needs a few years before it starts showing what it's capable of, and my trees have finally started strutting their stuff. I had a huge crop of really delicious mangoes. It is certainly not an in-your-face, intense mango flavor like ST or pina colada. However, the flavor is very smooth and pleasing with a complexity of flavors ranging from pina colada to citrus to coconut.

PS -- Carrie is not a shipping mango. For one, it bruises ridiculously easily. Secondly, it is not very good when fully ripe. The carrie should probably never be shipped unless the shipping time can be confined to a day or two and the mango can be wrapped in a way that completely prevents damage to due brute mail workers chucking parcels around.


I agree that Carrie does have a narrow window of when it's at it's very peak of flavor. But nobody can say they are a Mango lover and claim that PERFECTLY RIPENED Carrie sucks.  Carrie has a classic sweet rich indulgent mango flavor.  Saying you actually dislike Carrie is no different than saying you dislike the FLAVOR of a Haden.  Carrie doesn't have to be anyone's "favorite", but to say it's a bad tasting mango puts one in a very small & limited group of people.  Carrie is the #1 favorite best selling Mango every year at Truly Tropical according to Chris for a reason.  Sales numbers don't lie.  The only argument that can be made against Carrie is that it's a bit softer mango when ripe.  Not counting all the newer Zill varieties Carrie is still the mango tree I would have if I could have only one.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Rapoza Mango
« Last post by TooFarNorth on Today at 07:57:34 PM »
Thanks, NissanVersa, I may have to go that route. I just bought a Glenn Mango tree. I guess I could graft a scion onto a limb of it.
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Clay...nice to see you back online.   Sweet Tart flavor has been slowly growing with me.  It took me a while to get acclimated to the indochinese flavor.  I recall one of sweet tart's only drawbacks was its poor flesh to seed ratio...but not gonna stop most people from cherishing it.
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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Rapoza Mango
« Last post by NissanVersa on Today at 07:14:55 PM »
Tropical Acres Farms sells scions of it.
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OS is top tier.  Makes #5 on my list.
I have to go back & read all of your posts. However, i have no time to search it.

WHat are your top 5?

Order can change in any given season but generally
LZ
PPK
ST
Cotton Candy
OS

As for my top 50 they are....
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I dont think this mango season has been that great so far, but the coconut creams I got from the Campbell were good and I've heard good things about the mangoes coming from Squams farm. You might have gotten unlucky or It might be that shipping is effecting the fruit.  Your description of carrie sounds about right.

I went 0 for 27 with 12 LZ and 15 PPK from same source. Not luck, early picking plus rain.  If I hadnít had LZ for years in peak form....Tommy Atkins tastes better...
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please ID
« Last post by Finca La Isla on Today at 06:25:49 PM »
Eugenia stipitata, araza.
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I have some rosary peas for you to offer them
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: IDIOT MANGO THIEVES - SOLUTIONS WANTED
« Last post by zands on Today at 06:13:22 PM »
Here is a selection of "private property" signs. Don't get thin plastic signs that get brittle after one year in the sun.
https://www.amazon.com/private-property-signs/s?page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aprivate%20property%20signs

Signs plus fake video camera https://www.amazon.com/Security-Surveillance-Warning-Sticker-Bocomus/dp/B0752BTPJ8/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1529705544&sr=8-9&keywords=video+camera+fake

Signs + camera should deter most two legged mango thieves
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