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Title: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Cookie Monster on June 21, 2018, 09:27:57 PM
We have about 30 different cultivars. We're located in Tamarac near Commercial and University. Message me for address. Price is $2 / pound.

Also, we can ship within the continental US (just not to CA). Large USPS priority boxes are $50, which includes the shipping fee.
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Lionking on June 22, 2018, 12:06:56 AM
Hey Jeff,

     Just thought you should know.... you are killing us Californians with the no shipping to California!
Thanks a lot pal.....lol
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: wslau on June 23, 2018, 12:49:00 AM
The reason why Florida cannot ship mangoes to CA is due to a CDFA rule.
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/factsheets/BringingFruitsVeggies_to_CA.pdf (https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/factsheets/BringingFruitsVeggies_to_CA.pdf)

So Florida doesn't have a certificate??? [originally] I thought this meant packing houses not having "pest eradication equipment" that meets CA requirements....but then it says that the only restricted areas are some "counties" in PR, FL, and Texas for mangos to CA due to caribbean and Mexican fruit fly.
I recall that mangoes can't be sent from Hawaii to CA (due to seed weevil), but that is not identified in the CDFA link.  So I'm still a little confused on CA rules.  So one can ship mangos from AZ across into CA with no restrictions?
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Lionking on June 23, 2018, 01:33:58 AM
The reason why Florida cannot ship mangoes to CA is due to a CDFA rule.
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/factsheets/BringingFruitsVeggies_to_CA.pdf (https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/factsheets/BringingFruitsVeggies_to_CA.pdf)

So Florida doesn't have a certificate??? I thought this meant packing houses not having "pest eradication equipment" that meets CA requirements....but then it says that the only restricted areas are PR, FL, and Texas for mangos to CA due to caribbean and Mexican fruit fly.
I recall that mangoes can't be sent from Hawaii to CA (due to seed weevil), but that is not identified in the CDFA link.  So I'm still a little confused on CA rules.

Thanks for the list Warren,

Still donít like it though...lol.
Hopefully Some local mango growers can get some of the top tier mangos grown here in California out for sale where we too can enjoy them...
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: wslau on June 23, 2018, 02:46:27 AM
Gabe...if there is anybody that can make this happen, it will be Peter from SD or our good friend JF from OC.

But for now, take a trip out to Florida and enjoy the mango Mecca and enjoy fruit at Cookie Monsters place.
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: ofdsurfer on June 23, 2018, 03:18:18 PM
Jeff,
How's your Chintalala mamey doing? 
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Gambit on June 23, 2018, 04:16:12 PM
Jeff,
Do you have a list of mango varieties and other fruits that you can ship ?
Perhaps a link to the list would be great.

Gim
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: 9B in Brazil on June 23, 2018, 05:32:20 PM
Is it possible to send scions from FL to CA?
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Cookie Monster on June 24, 2018, 01:24:16 PM
It is growing super slowly, maybe a foot a year. It has set fruit a few times, but the fruit keep falling off. This time, it had a near golf ball sized fruit that I thought was going to hold, but ended up falling :-(.

Jeff,
How's your Chintalala mamey doing?
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Cookie Monster on June 24, 2018, 01:26:16 PM
Yah, no need for me to get the CA inspection police riled up :-). I know when I've driven into CA, there is a military style checkpoint looking for fresh fruits.

The reason why Florida cannot ship mangoes to CA is due to a CDFA rule.
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/factsheets/BringingFruitsVeggies_to_CA.pdf (https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/factsheets/BringingFruitsVeggies_to_CA.pdf)

So Florida doesn't have a certificate??? [originally] I thought this meant packing houses not having "pest eradication equipment" that meets CA requirements....but then it says that the only restricted areas are some "counties" in PR, FL, and Texas for mangos to CA due to caribbean and Mexican fruit fly.
I recall that mangoes can't be sent from Hawaii to CA (due to seed weevil), but that is not identified in the CDFA link.  So I'm still a little confused on CA rules.  So one can ship mangos from AZ across into CA with no restrictions?
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Cookie Monster on June 24, 2018, 01:33:54 PM
We have a number of other fruits, but most are still not large enough to produce consistent selling quantities.

As for mangoes, we currently have: NDM, Carrie, Coco cream, sweet tart, guava, golden queen, edgar, pickering, duncan, mallika, cac, angie, Mahachanok, keitt, Dot, Venus. I need to eventually create a spreadsheet, as I'm going by memory, and I always forget a couple.

My wife is the one who sells the fruit. She normally just sells from makeshift roadside stands (ie, out of the back of her van :-). But this year, we had a pretty good crop. The cool winter combined with the fact that our 4+ year old planting in the southern lot is finally coming online means a bit of a bumper crop... at least what one could consider a bumper crop from about 6/10 of an acre of land :-).
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Cookie Monster on June 24, 2018, 04:19:42 PM
FYI -- Looks like the large flat rate boxes are running about 14 pounds of mangos each
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Tropicalnut on June 27, 2018, 07:32:24 PM
Thank you very much Jeff. I got my mangoes today and they look great! Cant wait to try them!  :)
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Cookie Monster on June 27, 2018, 07:56:27 PM
Yay! That's great news, and that was fast. I ship the mangoes green to ensure that the brutes at USPS don't damage the loot, so you may have to wait a couple of days for them to ripen. I started using pine shavings as filler; hoping that the mangoes arrived in good shape.

Thank you very much Jeff. I got my mangoes today and they look great! Cant wait to try them!  :)
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Tropicalnut on June 28, 2018, 03:56:28 PM
They were in perfect shape, no bruises what so ever! Thanks again.
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: figtreeaz on June 28, 2018, 06:24:28 PM
Jeff,

My first box arrived today and they are perfect, no shipping damage whatsoever! If anyone is one the edge I would highly recommend!

Thanks
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Cookie Monster on June 29, 2018, 12:28:25 AM
So glad to hear! Thanks!

Jeff,

My first box arrived today and they are perfect, no shipping damage whatsoever! If anyone is one the edge I would highly recommend!

Thanks
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Cookie Monster on July 01, 2018, 04:25:54 PM
Updated availability:

NDM, sweet tart, pickering, duncan, mallika, cac, Mahachanok, keitt, Dot, Venus
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: acoff87 on July 03, 2018, 12:56:02 PM
Mangos arrived in great shape, great packing!
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Cookie Monster on July 03, 2018, 10:49:23 PM
Glad to hear it!

Mangos arrived in great shape, great packing!
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: fisherking73 on July 04, 2018, 04:24:37 PM
message sent
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: bradflorida on July 05, 2018, 12:10:45 PM
Pm sent :)
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Gambit on July 05, 2018, 04:31:40 PM
Jeff,

My box arrived today and the mangos are in perfect condition, even the ones that are soft and ripe. Great packing at your end.
You certainly make USPS look good !!

Many thanks.
Gim & Dana
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: roblack on July 05, 2018, 08:21:46 PM
Received my box o mangoes on Tues. Very nicely packed, everything looked in tip top shape.

Just tried Guava. Definitely taste a guava flavor, especially close to the skin, but also throughout. Very good mango.

Waiting on coconut cream, orange sherbet, LZ, PC, and maha.

Very happy, will be ordering again. thanks!


Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Cookie Monster on July 05, 2018, 11:20:03 PM
Thanks !

Received my box o mangoes on Tues. Very nicely packed, everything looked in tip top shape.

Just tried Guava. Definitely taste a guava flavor, especially close to the skin, but also throughout. Very good mango.

Waiting on coconut cream, orange sherbet, LZ, PC, and maha.

Very happy, will be ordering again. thanks!
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: fisherking73 on July 06, 2018, 04:50:05 PM
Anything available for tomorrow?
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: JanV on July 11, 2018, 07:32:07 AM
Hi Jeff...I live in Plantation and was wondering if you have any more Chanok?  If so could my husband and I come by on Saturday?

Thanks!
Jan
Title: Re: Florida Mangoes for Sale
Post by: Cookie Monster on July 11, 2018, 04:38:30 PM
Sure. Starting to run low on MC, but should have enough for Sat.

Hi Jeff...I live in Plantation and was wondering if you have any more Chanok?  If so could my husband and I come by on Saturday?

Thanks!
Jan