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I've had red Papaya at ECHO in Ft. Myers.  Not sure if there is more than one variety of red, it looked beautiful & wanted to like it but it had the vomit taste. 

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Papaya's should be arrested for false advertising.  They look tropical and delicious.  Logic says they should rate with mangoes for flavor, but I have yet to taste a papaya that didn't make want to gag.  Are there any varieties of Papaya that would change my mind?  Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Angie a Top-Tier Mango?
« on: July 13, 2018, 06:32:14 PM »
Angie is every bit just as much a top tier mango as Diamond is............/sarc 

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A Carrie picked "mature green" with little to no color allowed to ripen on the counter for a few days are best.  When eaten this way they are not "mushy", have a pleasant tartness for balance and no turpentine undertone.

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Carrie and Angie are in my bottom 5, and you can add Ugly Betty to that pile.

Love the Ugly Betty, Angie and Carrie. I will take them any day compared to some other varieties such as Glenn, Rosigold, Cogshall and NDM #4. Better than Mahachanok as well, at least for my taste buds.

I agree, the others you mentioned are in the bottom pile.  Lol

My how tastes vary from person to person...

Truly Tropical grows and sells over 80 varieties of mangoes.  Carrie is their absolute #1 FAVORITE BEST SELLER!!  Most hard core mango lovers think Carrie is a superb mango - the facts speak for themselves.

I am very familiar with Truly Tropical and know Chris very well.  I dont choose mangoes based on sales.  I go by taste.  I am alsi very familiar with the Carrie and you will never see me eating one.  To me, they are horrible.  Please don't try to preach to me about how good it is and any mango lover would make it their favorite.  You will not even make me think of eating one or changing my mind.

Not trying to change your mind, trying to make you realize that the vast majority of people 90%?? think Carrie is an excellent mango. Telling people that Carrie is a bad tasting mango isn't accurate.  It's especially bad because your opinion and knowledge on most other things is spot on and well respected.  People are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

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Carrie and Angie are in my bottom 5, and you can add Ugly Betty to that pile.

Love the Ugly Betty, Angie and Carrie. I will take them any day compared to some other varieties such as Glenn, Rosigold, Cogshall and NDM #4. Better than Mahachanok as well, at least for my taste buds.

I agree, the others you mentioned are in the bottom pile.  Lol

My how tastes vary from person to person...

Truly Tropical grows and sells over 80 varieties of mangoes.  Carrie is their absolute #1 FAVORITE BEST SELLER!!  Most hard core mango lovers think Carrie is a superb mango - the facts speak for themselves. 


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Is it true that Carrie and Angie are very similar in flavor?  If so, which one is superior and has less issues?  And if you consider them not similar, how are they different, and which one do you prefer?


Carrie is awesome & the #1 selling Mango at Truly Tropical.  Angie is total crap.  Watch the Sulcata video on Angie.  They think it sucks also.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Angie a Top-Tier Mango?
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:38:58 PM »
Surprised to see Carrie in your top 5 but not Angie. They are similar in terms of flavor profile, with Angie being more firm.



Angie is a good mango as a dwarf tree but in my garden I donít put it my Top 5 . Dot, Lemon zest, Coco cream, Carrie, Sweet tart. All of them have very strong sweetness and complex flavor.

Carrie is great.....Angie tastes like A$$

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Angie a Top-Tier Mango?
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:30:58 PM »
It tastes like funky cooked carrots.  It's a spitter.  Has no business being a recommended variety.  Comparing it to a Carrie isn't accurate.

Sulcata Groves Angie Review - I totally agree.

https://youtu.be/9tdO4KcH63M

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Coconut palms in Sarasota, FL
« on: July 11, 2018, 03:48:47 PM »
Coastal Sarasota is a micro Zone 10.  Coco palms can grow as far north as St. Pete Beach though they often get beat up after a hard freeze.  Normal northern boundary on the West Coast is around Ft. Myers.  You aren't likely to see coco palms very far inland in the Sarasota area.

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I know turpentine is probably the most common mango rootstock in Florida, but are there others that are as good or better like Sabre?  My neighbor has a Sabre mango tree that produces hundreds of mangos that just rot on the ground.  Is Sabre as good as turpentine for rootstock?

Yes before you ask they taste bad.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Harvest Moon mango questions
« on: July 08, 2018, 06:07:21 PM »
Nam Doc Mai.....#1 a Worlds most over rated Mango.....I'd rather eat a Tommy Atkins.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to pick Mallika mango?
« on: July 07, 2018, 10:14:20 PM »
Is the problem with Mallika primarily inconsistency with the variety or human error?  If you pick Mallika a couple 2-3 weeks early & ripen them in the recommended fashion will most taste as they should? I wonder if a lot of the people who have had bad luck with Mallika are picking them green enough.  I doubt if most people are actually picking them 2-3 weeks early as recommended. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ideas on variety
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:58:40 PM »
How do they taste?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: When to pick Mallika mango?
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:51:44 PM »
I find it hard to believe that Mallika can't just be picked "ripe green" and ripened on the kitchen counter like a lot of other varieties.  I can see where newspaper or dromedary dung might ripen them faster, but is it really essential for proper ripening? The Mallika's I got from  Alex last year were 9+, but it's not a Mango for wimps.  It's a strong flavored mango lovers mango.  Like a Carrie on steroids.   
 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulgova Mango
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:44:10 PM »
1. Is Rajapuri the really best Mango in India & does anyone in Florida grow them?

2.  Can you grow Rajapuri in Florida & do they taste the same.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango ID help
« on: July 07, 2018, 07:34:06 PM »
Looks like turpentine. Are they mostly yellow?


Not turpentine - no strings, just very firm & flavorless.  As a matter of coincidence I just saw this on "Sabre" another root stock mango and the appearance & description are identical.  Hat tip & thanks to Craig at Sulcata Groves who just video profiled Sabre which was my first clue.  I had never heard of Sabre before and if you watch Craig's video you'll understand why.   As far as I'm concerned mystery solved.  It's very prolific & maybe it's a good rootstock so maybe it's unfair to judge it for flavor or eating qualities since it's not intended to be an eating mango. 

Sabre "Worst Mango Ever??"


https://youtu.be/fAuZ9eJTJ0s




https://www.mango.co.za/cultivars/

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango ID help
« on: July 07, 2018, 06:19:04 PM »
My elderly neighbor has an old badly damaged ugly mango tree absolutely covered with hundreds of these small 4-6 ounce mangoes. The flavor profile is basically mild/bland one note Asian.  No significant fiber but very firm even after they drop from the tree.  I have been trying to ID this mango for awhile.
Closest match I can find is a Sabre mango. Any educated guesses? 



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Hey Alex

So what are the options now if you want LATE varieties that that aren't MBBS susceptible?

Both Chris & Alex are saying it's a big problem for Kent & other mangoes with Brooks genes.  Was wondering if planting a dooryard Kent tree on the WEST coast is just asking for problems.  I had a spot reserved for a couple of late varieties.  Keitt was going to be one & Kent possibly the other.  Now I'm thinking I'd be better off replacing Kent with Beverly.   Input & suggestions welcome.


Truly Tropical top working Kents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzPWx0YxgMY&t=124s

Beverly gets it too.

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Does having a mango variety that is susceptible to MBBS planted in close proximity to other mango trees posiblly effect the other tres or fruit in a small dooryard grove?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Identification?
« on: July 01, 2018, 12:45:58 AM »
Glenn is one of the best smelling mangoes even before you cut into it.  If it smells devine it's probably a Glenn.  No expert but Glenn would be on my short list of possibles.  Glenn is a popular often recommended variety & commonly carried by the big box stores.  One whiff should tell you.  The fruit also looks a little like Edward which is a light bearer. Carrie is another possible.  Squam could tell you right away if he sees your post. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's Ripening in Zone 9B
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:25:19 PM »
My standard Persian limes are doing well as usual.  With all the problems with citrus now I never have any problems with lime trees.  They're fruit producing studs.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rajapuri Mango
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:21:06 PM »
I have never even heard of this mango before so when I saw it at the Indian supermarket, I had to try it. I have a description of this mango along with pictures here

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=27305.25

I just canít believe that I have never heard about this mango before. It is absolutely delicious, super juicy and the combination of unique flavors make it stand out from the crowd.

Is anyone growing this variety and does anyone know anything about this variety? This is definitely a variety worth growing in the US.

Simon



From what I've read Rajapuri is the most requested mango in India.  Why we don't hear more about it here I don't know.  Would love to try it.  If you know who has them please advise.  Thanks.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:17:22 PM »
So far from what I've had this year...Top 5-Dot,Super Julie,Cac,Carrie,Maha Chanok. Coconut Cream and Mallika were up there as well. The flavor profile of Super Julie really surprised me and it may be the best fruit I've had all year. It has a multitude of complex flavors that are difficult to describe but they blend together for a true taste experience.

Alex says the best Mango he ever had in his life was a perfect Super Juliue.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:14:37 PM »
Nothing unique or earth shattering, but Glenn (Fully Ripe), Carrie, PPK and Duncan I really enjoyed and they were their old reliable & consistent selves. Though pleasantly mild I possibly enjoyed the Glenn's I had the most.

Last year Mallika, Edward & Dot were memorable.

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