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I tasted it (courtesy of fellow gardener who brought back some from Florida and was kind enough to share with me). It was very sweet and piney, reminded me of Kesar. those who had this at its peak might be able to confirm. just now that Zills is putting out boat load of buckets of this variety, it might be peak time to try. locals should hit Zills and get few and confirm their findings. Kesar here in So Cal so far has not been able to get brix enough to compare to India's. this might be an alternative.

It does not taste like Kesar. It belongs in the classic-acidic group with fruit punch and Zill-80.
Piney like kesar, Fruit Punch is not piney I believe.

Gets a faint resinous component (as does 36-8) at certain stages of ripeness but it’s nothing like Kesar.

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I tasted it (courtesy of fellow gardener who brought back some from Florida and was kind enough to share with me). It was very sweet and piney, reminded me of Kesar. those who had this at its peak might be able to confirm. just now that Zills is putting out boat load of buckets of this variety, it might be peak time to try. locals should hit Zills and get few and confirm their findings. Kesar here in So Cal so far has not been able to get brix enough to compare to India's. this might be an alternative.

It does not taste like Kesar. It belongs in the classic-acidic group with fruit punch and Zill-80.

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When you were at ZHPP, did anyone happen to say whether they would have any Cotton Candy mangos available anytime soon???  That's one fruit I'd like to taste!

Didn’t see any this morning, & I forgot to ask 😓😣. Tons of crates of Orange Sherbet, half a crate of Van Dyke, & an almost full container of 36-8 (I think was the number).

If it's 36-8...does anyone have comments on this one?  I don't have any notes on this.  Thx.

This is one that got named “India”. Gary likes it’s commercial potential. I’m wary of it because of the Zill-80 parentage that it shares with Fruit Punch, and this potentially it’s susceptibility to MBBS and rot.

It has an outstanding shelf life though, very productive and good enough flavor that we're Growing it for evaluation.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Angie a Top-Tier Mango?
« on: July 20, 2018, 08:58:45 AM »
What about diease resistance, to MBBS?

It appears pretty resistant.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Future's Florida Fruit Feast 8
« on: July 18, 2018, 09:22:33 PM »
+rep for Cac.

Also Cac, as we know it in Florida, is most likely Xoai Cat Chu.

Did you get to taste Cat Hoi loc? I wanted to see how it compares to Cac

Not as good

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Future's Florida Fruit Feast 8
« on: July 18, 2018, 05:57:32 PM »
+rep for Cac.

Also Cac, as we know it in Florida, is most likely Xoai Cat Chu.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: July 18, 2018, 12:09:45 PM »
If your evaluation is correct for all the fruit trees being grown, that would be a downer. I have an M-4 and if it tastes like pineapple, that tree will be gone the next day.

He said E-4, not M-4.

As far as this E-4/Sugarloaf tasting of pineapple, I think this is largely due to a combination of the fruit being picked very green coupled with people cutting it on the less-ripe side out of eagerness to sample it.

E-4 that are harvested when they break “yellow” color and ripened in a couple days taste distinctively coconutty.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: July 17, 2018, 10:39:43 PM »
the Sugarloaf trees look more productive than Coconut cream. M-4 at a minimum looks a lot more precocious than Coconut cream and in “on” years the original tree’s yields are extremely heavy. It’s a better mango frankly and so is Sugarloaf, which is much more consistent than coconut cream and seems more forgiving about when it is harvested.

I kind of wish the “coconut cream” name had been saved for one of those two rather than C-20.

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We’re growing Shwehintha. It’s pretty good. Similar flavor to Maha Chanok.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ice cream mango
« on: July 17, 2018, 12:15:22 AM »
Ice cream is great. The fruit are small so you’re left wanting more

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 13, 2018, 11:15:19 AM »
Bump for tonight’s talk in West Palm Beach.

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Angie and Carrie are extremely popular with Indians and Jamaicans/Trinis (people who disproportionately buy mangos), and relatively unpopular among Americans (people who account for a minority of Mango buyers).

I happen to love both Angie and Carrie, and when I’ve conducted taste tests with other people, they struggled to tell the difference. I doubt most people here could in a blind tasting either.

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MBBS showed up when it wasn’t raining at all in large sections of 2017. It doesn’t appear to require much moisture.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tagged wrong? ID?
« on: July 12, 2018, 01:18:20 PM »
Based on the shape In The last photo it might be fruit punch.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 11, 2018, 02:05:59 PM »
Went to the Broward Rare Fruit and Vegetable council tonight. It is definitely worth spending the evening listening to someone passionate about mangoes. Make the trip mango lovers you wont be disappointed.

Thanks for attending.

Miami talk is tonight for anyone interested

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 09, 2018, 06:48:41 PM »
Will you be giving a talk at the Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Club in Port St Lucie  this year?

Yes, August 16th.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 09, 2018, 03:42:03 PM »
Bump for tonight in Davie.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango identification (Rapoza???)
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:34:24 PM »
OP’s fruit might be a Manzanillo.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 08, 2018, 07:02:52 PM »
Is your Miami talk going to be the same as the one at fruit and spice Park?

No, going to focus more on horticultural care and some city of Miami mango history.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 08, 2018, 03:25:08 PM »
Come down to Naples bro😉

Sure, Whenever they ask me to speak.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / 3 mango Talks This Week
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:29:02 PM »
For anyone interested I’ll be giving 3 separate talks about Mangos this week in the south Florida area:

Monday, July 9th, at 7:00pm
broward Rare Fruit and Vegetable council
Location address: 3245 College Avenue, Davie, Florida 33314
Going to be similar to talk I gave in Homestead in May. Will try to focus on new varieties.

Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00 pm. Miami Rare fruit club
Fairchild botanic garden:
10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156
Science village classroom (I think. I had to try to find a reference to where they met)
This talk may focus more on horticultural practices with some discussion of new varieties. Tons of history I’d like to talk about as well but gonna be limited in time.

And finally...
Friday, July 13th. 7:30pm. palm Beach Rare fruit council
Mounts botanical garden
531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

I intend to focus heavily on the 2018 season and the new diseases at this talk as numerous palm beach county residents are having their mangos wiped out by this stuff now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulgova Mango
« on: July 07, 2018, 07:28:36 PM »
Malgova in India  is actually Not the same mango as “Mulgoba” in Florida.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Reviews
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:56:17 PM »
Tasted the Pina Colada mango for first time, picked up 4 from mango men. The pina colada is a small oddly shaped mango having some random lumps here and there, about 3in long and not quite half a pound in weight. The skin color was mostly yellow with some green and had slight give to thumb pressure, the outside had a slight smell of spices. Cut open the mango which reveled a bright yellow flesh lacking any fiber, with some viscous juice present adhering to the flesh. The flavor was more “Pina” than “pina colada” and fell somewhere between lemon meringue citrus and pineapple pleasure pineapple, where I did not notice the coconut where others have mentioned before, while I was whole heartedly expecting it! 😒 This little mango packs a punch, after eating just one I felt a little uneasy as if I had just gorged on 5 mangos, which could be the tart citrus notes that I have experienced in the lemon zest. The flesh texture was very creamy. IMO, having high expectations of coconutty goodness I was left slightly disappointed and in comparison to the coconut cream which is larger, prettier, more balanced in flavor with more pronounced coconut flavor........really comes down to personal preference as to which is better. Some hear yanni while others hear laurel 🤷‍♂️ The seed is also Poly.







-Joep450

Needs to get on the riper side to achieve the piña colada flavor.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Zill adventure Tuesday
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:46:34 PM »
I would like to know whether Sugarloaf is monoembryonic or polyembryonic.

Poly from what I recall.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My Zill adventure Tuesday
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:12:06 AM »
28-18 definitely has a fruit cocktail juice taste . Has a hint of “Capri Sun” or some other juice box drink you had as a kid.

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