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Cushman mango trees
« on: May 03, 2012, 10:25:56 AM »
Just picked up a couple more cushman mango trees,if anyone is still looking for these,have them in 3 & 7 gal size available,the last bunch went in a day ,so let me know if anyone local still needs them Thanks Mike

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 12:36:59 PM »
Sorry they have been sold!  will let everyone know if we get more. Thanks

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 04:16:21 PM »
Sorry they have been sold!  will let everyone know if we get more. Thanks


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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 08:59:01 AM »
Just got in another few cushman mango trees have 2-3gal and 1-7 gal available, direct me if you want to reserve one. thanks Mike

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 10:44:23 AM »
What is with the mad rage for a Cushman ?
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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 10:51:57 AM »
No mad rage, zills is not propagating them anymore and a few customers where asking for them,so just picked up what i could to meet demand, I think their are much better varieties out there but some folks want one of everything. Guess all you need is enough space! lol

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 04:37:49 PM »
A perfectly ripened Cushman, without internal breakdown, is one of the best mangoes and a personal favorite of mine. Well worthy of a mad mango rage.  :)

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 04:41:26 PM »
A perfectly ripened Cushman, without internal breakdown, is one of the best mangoes and a personal favorite of mine. Well worthy of a mad mango rage.  :)

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I can only half agree as I have had some that were top notch and some that were just average at best, and from the same person...that, to me, is inconsistency.
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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 04:42:27 PM »
Well thats good to know,and I certainly value your opinion,so I guess i will throw one in the ground and see what comes!! Thanks Mike

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 04:44:55 PM »
Harry, since I have never grown cushman,can you tell me how the tree grows,is it vigorous or can it be managed well? would appreciate any info so I know where to plant it thanks Mike

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 04:50:58 PM »
It's been a while since my Cushman was taken by the hurricanes. But I remember it as not a handsome tree, and not overly vigorous (at least under south Florida conditions). Of course Harry can tell you more.

The fruit is a little different than some of the other good mangos, and in a nice way.

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 04:55:40 PM »
that sound interesting,guees I may as well have one for the budwood alone,but a good mango certainly wont go to waste!

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2012, 04:59:48 PM »
Cushman is an excellent flavored mango but it is a very shy producer most years. Has a unique shape...almost spherical.

The flavor is in the mild-rich category of the top-tier mangoes. Basically if you like Edward, you will probably like Cushman.

Zill stopped propagating it because Pine Island stopped ordering it. Its certainly worth growing but mainly as a collector's mango...basically if you have space for more than 3 trees.

As far as its vigor...mine seems to be a slow grower. But the trees do get fairly large in time. I would say they are medium-sized trees.

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2012, 07:23:39 PM »
I agree it is a slower grower that can easily be maintained, however, it is kind of a scraggly looking tree so don't expect a beautiful shaped tree.  Disease resistance is poor and production is usually inconsistent and as said, can be shy.

The fruit basically looks like a large grapefruit, in size, shape and color.  Flesh is fiber free and creamy.  When good, flavor is very complex, rich and sweet.

Would I turn the fruit down, no  Would I seek it out, yes.  Would I plant a tree, not if I had limited space for the reasons above...I would instead seek out "friends" growing it for the fruit.  If space was not an issue, yes, I would grow at least one tree (due to bearing issue).
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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2012, 07:38:35 PM »
Thanks for all the info,I guess I will still put one in more for budwood than fruit production,and if we get some decent fruit,BONUS!!Thanks again Mike

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2012, 12:59:02 PM »
bendersgrove, do you ship outta state?

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2012, 10:16:40 PM »
Is Cushman a shyer bearer than Edward? I bought a lovely 3gal specimen from Jeff and pugged it to ~ 2 ft this past May. It's almost tall as my 7ft Julie even after 2 tipping sessions. It looks like a 4.5' diameter funnel.
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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2012, 10:28:14 PM »
Is Cushman a shyer bearer than Edward?

If it doesn't like your yard...yes.

Cushman tends to either produce 'ok' (like for Harry it seems), or hardly anything.

Edward seems to produce at a low but consistent level almost everywhere.

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Re: Cushman mango trees
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2012, 07:25:53 AM »
Thanks Squam. I hope mines flower this year and hold some fruit  :( .
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