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Guess I will agree to disagree.  Dir those in the US, many have the opportunity to  taste, just takes the want, effort and cost.

As for tge vidoes, since taste is objective and most people's taatebuds seem to interpret differently, it doesnt tell anyone how they will taste for each viewer or if they will like it.

As for Sulcata's videos, those are a downright joke...but then again the world lives off of youtube and FB and is hypnotized by the internet and believes all they see and hear.

Rob...sounds like we need a bsbullie YouTube channel for mango reviews ....with ripe fruit and a "down to earth" assessment.

That would be darn awesome!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango talk tonight, Treasure Coast
« on: August 16, 2018, 11:22:52 AM »
This wud be a 2 hour drive from Miami. I could have go to this event if i did not have an appointment.

Good luck for later, Alex.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anona season approaches
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:46:16 AM »
Arent you guys worried about the neurotoxins in Anonas? Since I read about the possible link to  parkinson's disease I was too scared to eat them.  I love sugar apple  :(

Lots of people in Asia eat anona everyday.  We don't hear people in those countries with any brain related diseases. Only US has lots of people with brain diseases. I think it's the drugs that are available in US makes cause brain diseases, not anona.

I usually eat 3 soursops fruits a day when in season in the Philippines & 1 bag of atis for 10 years (when i was there) and i guess my system is full of annonacin aka neurotoxin. But hey, im still alive & ready to eat more annonacins. :)

Is 0-15 mono?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Anona season approaches
« on: August 09, 2018, 07:56:13 PM »
I concur mostly on what annona king of CA wrote (at least to thr varieties that i have tasted).

While 'Pierce' i consider king of all annona species & calostro , an atemoya is the closest thing to a cherimoya bec of its sweetness.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:44:23 AM »
Since u guys are talking about OS, what is the parent of OS is it ppk or LZ???

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticabo Potting Soil Mixture
« on: August 06, 2018, 12:47:36 PM »
I have good success using only dirt.

It loooks like coconut cream.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Some mango tree pics
« on: August 04, 2018, 11:38:35 PM »
All trees looking good..i liked how u pugged as u will need to maintain ur trees in a certain height in the future. Hope u update us another set of photos next year. :)

I enjoyed Buttercream WAY more than M4. (Though Iím only going off of one tasting evaluation). Agree with SweetTart. & Fruit Punch is good... but Iíve found some more of the newer varieties that I enjoyed most this year like ButterCream, Him Sagar, & Guava.

What made u said that u rnjoyed buttercream more than m4?

Sleepdoc was kind enough to share the tasting of the first forum documented fruit grown to maturity on mainland U.S. with me today.  Thank you Sleepdoc!

The fruit had fallen from the tree on Tuesday. The decision was made to allow the fruit to continue to ripen until Saturday before tasting. However, today, the fruit was very soft and looked like it was going down hill fast.  The fruit was very small.  Sleepdoc scored the skin of the fruit, which was very thin, and pulled the two halves apart. Unfortunately, the seed was nearly full sized and the fruit barely had any flesh. There was less than half a teaspoon to share between the myself, Sleepdoc, and his son.  The flavor was suprisingly sweet and only had the smallest hint of acidity and I thought it was very pleasent. It was one of the sweetest garcinias I have ever tasted. The skin had a thin layer of flesh, which I scraped with my teeth. It had a little more acidity and tasted similar to a sweet achachairu.

Seems promising, however, did u take any photos of the flesh inside.?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Aphids Alter Plant Chemistry
« on: August 01, 2018, 06:39:53 PM »
This is highly possible. Would like to see Simon's input here.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: August 01, 2018, 01:41:28 PM »
This is a delicious mango, coconuty flavor going on and much.....itís moved into my top 10

I have two M4 hanging on my graft from last year, if they hold we will taste it in CA.

Finally, a m4 CA grown would probably be better than the ones in Fl, jst like how ST & LZ were high on brix last year.

Let it sit in the counter till u are able to smell a strong aroma & skin is quite soft then its ready.

Oh damn. Gorgeous damn compact trees. :)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brutal heatwave 7/06/18 in Socal
« on: July 31, 2018, 05:34:10 PM »

If the seeds I posted truly are Monoembryonic, there would have been a rearrangement of genetic material and the resulting seedling will not be a clone of the parent.


Thanks simon.

Thatís what it appears to be but the top seed still has the brown skin on it so there may be segmentation beneath although it doesnít look like thatís the case. I do not know if it will be a clone or the zygotic seedling coming up if only one sprout comes out from the top seed.


Hi simon, i have took out the brown skin & no segmentation noticed.

That being said & as well as the seeds u uploaded means it will not be the same as the parent?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brutal heatwave 7/06/18 in Socal
« on: July 30, 2018, 08:28:07 PM »
ataulfo. the exotic zills (LZ, OS, E4, Creme Brule, Pina Colada) seeds are in incubator (pots) waiting to pop. Saw 3 popped yesterday, 15 more to go

Hope u update us when it strarts ti flower. :)

These both seeds were from OS.

It seems like the top one is mono, while the bottom is poly? Please confirm.

What if the top seed mono & u planted this seed. Would it also come true to type?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brutal heatwave 7/06/18 in Socal
« on: July 30, 2018, 02:57:37 PM »
what's funny is small sprout out of seedling pushed within 2 weeks of first flush. LOL

What seedling varieties did u plant?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Brutal heatwave 7/06/18 in Socal
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:25:02 PM »
Its been hitting 100-102 consistently in last one week or so in my area (corona, ca), got no damage from recent heat wave when I hit 112, 110, 114, 105, 104, etc. triple digits continue, high humidity has helped, mangoes are flushing like crazy.

We have similar temps highest i had was 116 the past week. Mangos too are growing crazy. I hope we get at least 3 -5 flushes more by the end of the year.

lol what is this? so Simon post a want to buy ad and others hop on? this takes thread jacking to a whole different level

Both Simon and Gozp are my its not an absolutely ridiculous thread jack.
What you can't see from the posts is that Simon got what he wanted already.

Of course, it goes by order. :)

Better luck nxt year, warren.  8)

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« on: July 28, 2018, 01:37:51 PM »
Is it true that M4 tastes like an improved keitt?

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