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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Need help from the mango experts
« on: October 07, 2013, 04:10:11 PM »
Hey folks,
    How is everyone doing? I need advice on determining the best time to pick mangoes for ultimate ripeness. I currently have two Mallikas that are turning light green on the tree, and I have nine Nam Doc Mais that are showing a very light yellow. I know that Mallikas are picked green and ripened in a bag...easy enough. The Nam doc Mai mangoes are stumping me though. I did a destructive test on a smaller one that was turning a blush red. When I cut to the seed, the mango was green as could be, through and through. No hint of yellow near the seed at all. It looked and tasted like a green apple. I'm pretty sure these started in late May to early June, so that puts me well over the 110 days. I'll see about getting some pics up later (currently raining cats a dogs here.) I'm a bit worried about the weather...the cold will be hitting hard pretty soon, so leaving them out isn't going to be an option. Any ideas/advice? As an aside, I also had a pickering that I plucked last week and ripened in a bag with another Mallika...it ripened up well, even though, it started later in June than the Nam Doc Mai.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / I have arrived
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:14:29 AM »
Hello everyone! Lycheeluva clued me into the site, so I finally made it over here to sign up and post some 2012 pics. I'll start things off with the Kohala longan. This is the first year it has flowered/fruited...I was quite surprised...and yes, that is the ceiling it is pushing against with a recessed light can in the background. I never got around to "pugging" it yet:




Next up is the Emperor. Just a small cluster this year:



The sweetheart seems to have come into it's own, and is finally mature enough to put out a large number of panicles:











My Pickering mango was flowering profusely, but none of the fruit stuck, so no pictures. Oh, I do have some fruiting citrus..of some kind. I got a 3-in-1 plant from one of the mail order nurseries. so it could be an orange, tangerine, or lemon...with my luck, it'll be the lemon. I'll see about taking some pics of it later.

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