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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted Compost
« on: February 06, 2020, 11:38:31 PM »
Hello everyone,

Im looking for some organic compost in the south florida area.  If you can deliver it to a garden in Miramar It would be a plus.  Thank you for your time.

Best Regards,
Alex

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Manohar Mango
« on: October 27, 2019, 09:58:12 AM »
Hello,

Im really interested in this variety because I feel Original Chaunsa mangoes are the best tasting.  I have the original chaunsa and when smelling crushed leaves of manohar you can clearly smell the similar sweetness thats peculiar to Chaunsa mangoes. 

Does anyone here have fruiting trees they can share pictures of?  Obviously we're out of season but I was wondering if anyone had any additional info or pictures. When diving into this forum I realize it was a variety that came through here. 

Thank you for your time.

Best Regards,
Alex

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Cuban Mango Scions
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:50:38 AM »
Hello everyone,

Im looking to add a couple rare cuban mangoes to my collection.  Im half Cuban and my grandmother is my biggest fan when it comes to my collection of mangoes.  She really wants me to try and get some of these varieties: Bizcochuelo, Manga Amarilla, Manga Mamey, Manga Pera, And Manga Manzana.  I hope this forum can make it happen.    Im looking for budwood and maybe some actual trees.  Thank you.

Best Regards,
Alex

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Kurashige Mango grafts in Florida pushing
« on: October 05, 2019, 04:38:01 PM »
You know who you are and thank you so much for making this possible.  Here we have Kurashige from Hawaii pushing from all sides.  Ive shared this with 2 other close friends in Florida.  Theres on other person who I will make sure has it as well once I can cut a scion or two from whats here.







Best Regards,

Alex

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / OTM mango
« on: August 23, 2019, 10:06:38 PM »
I seen an older thread talking about this variety but nothing too clear.  Does anyone know about this variety?  Thank you for the help.

Best Regards,
Alex

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Tell us about your new variety of Mangoes...
« on: August 09, 2019, 06:52:11 AM »
I thought it would be good to start a thread about Mango Breeding projects or seedlings you've been patient enough to fruit.  Post some pictures and any other information you want to share.  I've got a couple seedling projects going myself and thought it would be good to hear about other experiences.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / My Experience at Tropical Acres Farm
« on: July 21, 2019, 08:02:14 AM »
Hello Everyone,

I just want to take the time to shout out Tropical Acres Farms for their exceptional service and level of knowledge.  Alex and his mother were a pleasure to work with and he even went out to pick certain varieties for me and everything.  Besides that he was very generous with his knowledge and I truly can appreciate the fact that he gave me some of his time to talk mangoes.  All the Mangoes were top shelf and his Duncans were outstanding.  That property is Ideal for Mangoes and Im not just hyping it up.   Just look at the ground for yourself next time youre there.
I also got a little 3 gallon of something special and I couldnt be more pleased about it.  Alex thank you for what you do for this community and your time.  I will definitely be back for more in no time.

Best Regards,
Alex

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Wanted: 25+ Gallon Mango Trees
« on: July 20, 2019, 09:44:47 AM »
Hello Everyone,

Im looking for any 25 gallon and up Mango Trees to graft other varieties on to.  Please let me know what cultivar you have if so and your price please.  Im looking for trees with a thick stump preferably.  Thank you.

Best Regards,
Alex

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Im just looking for the fruit if anyone has some for sale.  Thank you.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ensey Tropical Fruit Company
« on: July 17, 2019, 07:27:15 AM »
This season Ive gone through multiple farms; private and public.  I've tried imported mangoes from India and Pakistan.

The one group of people I was most pleased with are the Ensey family.  They're a good bunch of people and their genetic pool is insane.  Jeff and Angie sent me a large box of mangoes that had some of the longest shelf lifes ever.  The mangoes were so clean and you can tell they were grown with love.  I havent gone through everything yet but last night I ate a Tyler, a Tywin, and a Orange Delicious.  These people grow CANDY and their proprietary cultivars should be shouted out even thought they dont sell grafted trees. 








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Hello Everyone,

Wish me luck.  Im working on trying to get Chaunsa & Anwar Ratol Mangoes to sprout.  They were irradiated right before I got them but hopefully I get lucky. 

Let me start by saying this was not a cheap project and I want to thank TntRobbie (Roberto) for buying 2 boxes with me to make it a much more affordable venture. 

The Chaunsas are a lot more expensive and come with maybe 6 in a box if youre lucky so my chances are slim but I did find a seed with a full root system and it smelled full of life.  I will say the Chaunsa is a mango in a class of its own and its got a very special almost condensed milk with a hint of Mango and lemon smell.  I dont know but all I can say is I understand why people in New York were paying up to $100 per box in when they first started allowing them in the US.  I really hope to get something from this ancient genetic pool.  I know if it sprouts it wont be a clone of the real Chaunsa but genetics like this are priceless to me.


Now for the Anwar Ratol I have to tell you that its definitely something different.  Talk about a real carroty taste.  When you cut into these little potent floral smelling things you see a dark orange flesh that almost makes you think its not a mango.

I brought these with me to the Mango Festival at Fairchild and I had a older Indian gentlemen say to me "sir can I see what you have in the bag it smells so strong compared to the rest of the mangoes here."  I gave them as gifts to special people there. 

I have to say its a taste you must acquire.  My FiancÚ hated it and she loves mangoes lol.  Again the carroty smell and dark orange color tells me this mango is a carotenoid powerhouse.  I'd love to be blessed enough to work with these genetics in the future as well.  I hope to keep this Journal going for as long as it takes even if it means 5-7 or even 10 years.  Thank you to the makers of this forum because I came from a different world of botany that my family will never approve of and I found my new home here.  Thank you.

Best Regards,

Alex














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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Baptiste Mangoes Imported from Haiti
« on: July 15, 2019, 07:53:04 PM »
Hello,

At the mango festival at Fairchild this weekend I convinced them to sell me a box of true Baptiste mangoes.  The reason I started this post is because I have yet to see Baptiste being sold by nurseries that look like these.  I watched a video of a man and his wife saying the mango was horrible and I felt its unfortunate that these folks might not have the true Baptiste and just ruined the chances of this delicious variety.  These are delicious.  I asked the famoly that was here from Haiti at the event and I asked them what the best variety in Haiti is and they all pointed to Baptiste. 


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Hello everyone,

Does anyone here have Mango Pina from Puerto Rico?

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Hello,

I think I found at least a 70+ year old tree that is the original Peach Mango.  I promised the older gentleman that once I present this fruit to the community I'll make sure he makes his money off of it because Im not greedy.  I will be grafting it on to seedling rootstock and I will keep you all posted on the progress.  Any oldschool Mango guys on here that confirm this variety?  Its definitely got a true peach flavor to it with a beautiful color to it.  The leaves when broken also give off the potent peach smell to it.






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Hello everyone,

Im looking for anyone that sells Mallay Apples and or Pommerac for sale.  Im also interested getting some really good Guava if someone has them available.  Thank you!

Best Regards,

Alex

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / How long can you store mango seeds??
« on: July 08, 2019, 07:45:12 AM »
Hello Everyone,

I'd appreciate any incite I can get on this topic.  Thank you for your time.

Best Regards,

Alex

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Im looking to order from KingMangos out of Texas but I need to buy a 5 box minimum and thats a little more than I need.  They're about $37 shipped with a 5 box order minimum.  Im looking to keep the seeds but dont want to invest $185 on seeds and a couple fruit.  If I get enough people interested I dont mind paying up front for them and meeting up in South Florida to exchange.  Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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