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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2016, 11:44:12 PM »
Yup, only ten Alphonsos in that box for $40. If I were looking for a deal, I would have picked up a box of 18 small Manilla mangos for $6.99, lol. What can I say, I really love mangos and variety is the spice of life. How were the quality of the mangos you picked up?

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The kesars I picked up were excellent.  I tried a few that were not optimally ripe and they had a little more tartness than an optimally ripe one.  They were very sweet, but I did not take a brix test.  There is fiber at the seed, but that didn't bother me since there is no fiber everywhere else.  Looks like I will be taking weekly trips to the Indian stores until the season ends.  Haven't seen banganpalli or Alphonso's yet in Artesia stores yet.
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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2016, 09:23:59 AM »
Thanks for the report Warren, I ate several underripe mangos yesterday and they were much less sweet and tasty compared to the ripe ones. Here's a picture of the trinity. The Alphonso was almost ripe but the Banganpalli and Kesar needed a couple more days.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2016, 02:42:29 PM »
The fist shipment of Indian mangos was sold out very quickly. I just called Miramar Cash and Carry and they just got another shipment in. Same three varieties.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2016, 03:58:29 PM »
Thanks for the info Simon. I'm going by the Pioneer Cash and Carry tomorrow to buy some if these Indian varieties. Like they say variety is the spice of life.

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Re: Kesar Mangos from India
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2016, 05:58:04 PM »
I just got back from Pioneer Cash & Carry in Artesia a picked up a case of Kesar Mangos for $30. They look beautiful. Going to give them a day or two to ripen up then enjoy. This will be my first Kesar experience.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2016, 12:44:42 AM »
Those mangos look beautiful. I like them when they have at least a little tinge of yellow. The Kesar is my favorite Indian mango so far this year. It's amazing how well these mangos ripen even if picked fully green. This attribute is beneficial for shipping and may help prevent fruit thieves from stealing our mangos.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2016, 01:19:26 AM »
I just bought a box of kesar mango  . It is the most expensive mango box I ever bought in my life $30.00/box. I hope it is good like everybody said . The fruits are still green, so I have to wait a few days . I wonder if I can grow this tree from seed. Do you know where I can find a tree to buy?

 






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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2016, 01:55:05 AM »
I just bought a box of kesar mango  . It is the most expensive mango box I ever bought in my life $30.00/box. I hope it is good like everybody said . The fruits are still green, so I have to wait a few days . I wonder if I can grow this tree from seed. Do you know where I can find a tree to buy?

Dragon,
Kesar cannot be grown from seed.
In your area, Ong's Nursery and Bonita Creek Nursery are two source for grafted mango trees, but I'm not sure if they have kesar.  You can call them and inquire.
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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2016, 10:11:59 AM »
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I've been told that this is not the optimum time for Indian mango. I'm going to wait a few more weeks  for their second crop.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2016, 10:37:48 AM »
The Kesars I've had are excellent but the later crops do have higher Brix so you are correct JF. the Kesars should reach Brix of 20-21% in the later shipments.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2016, 10:28:19 PM »
after reading this, I decided to pick up a box of alphonso yesterday from cash&carry. I experience was just horrible. The first one cut up looks nasty inside, so I decided to cut the 2nd, same thing, and went to the 3rd one, same thing. They were all looking nice and golden on the outside. no wrinkles at all.  There were no more golden ripe on in the box, I decide to cut up the 4th one which is a bit green. It looks ok, but it was sour.  Nasty flavors and firm, does not taste like a ripe mango.   anyone else had the same experience or is it just me???  How can you eat this?  $4 for a wasted mango.




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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2016, 10:34:20 PM »
after reading this, I decided to pick up a box of alphonso yesterday from cash&carry. I experience was just horrible. The first one cut up looks nasty inside, so I decided to cut the 2nd, same thing, and went to the 3rd one, same thing. They were all looking nice and golden on the outside. no wrinkles at all.  There were no more golden ripe on in the box, I decide to cut up the 4th one which is a bit green. It looks ok, but it was sour.  Nasty flavors and firm, does not taste like a ripe mango.   anyone else had the same experience or is it just me???  How can you eat this?  $4 for a wasted mango.





Which C&C you bought this from? Also, you need to let them know.
Seems to be from Mangozz.com.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2016, 10:42:32 PM »
That would be spongy tissue, a serious problem with Alphonso in India.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2016, 10:58:50 PM »
in sunnyvale,ca India cash and carry.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2016, 11:25:08 PM »
I confirm the spongy tissue problem in Alphonso. I just got one with this issue and the box came from Farm Fresh in Artesia Little India, CA. My wife bought the box about a couple of weeks ago with another box of Kesar. The Kesar are doing Ok so far.
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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2016, 11:50:04 PM »
All my Alphonsos were in excellent condition but I have received shipments of mangos that looked like that before. You should bring the mangos back to the store where you or your wife got them for a full refund. The Kesars are more consistent and taste better in my opinion.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2016, 01:18:42 AM »
The Kesars we got present no problem so far and it should be noted that the box of Kesars we got was not from mangozz.com. It says UTTAM on the box.
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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2016, 10:12:15 AM »
after reading this, I decided to pick up a box of alphonso yesterday from cash&carry. I experience was just horrible. The first one cut up looks nasty inside, so I decided to cut the 2nd, same thing, and went to the 3rd one, same thing. They were all looking nice and golden on the outside. no wrinkles at all.  There were no more golden ripe on in the box, I decide to cut up the 4th one which is a bit green. It looks ok, but it was sour.  Nasty flavors and firm, does not taste like a ripe mango.   anyone else had the same experience or is it just me???  How can you eat this?  $4 for a wasted mango.





This why I'm hesitant to buy Indian mangos. I had this issue last year with kesar it's a hassle

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2016, 11:49:17 AM »
The (4) Kesars I have ate so far from my box have been uniformly excellent.  I plan on getting another box on Friday. I could eat 3-4 a day and still want more. They are way better than the Mexican Ataulfo we compared them to. Much richer, juicer, better texture and more complex in the flavor profile. I love my Kesars.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2016, 01:32:21 AM »
I tried the Cash and Carry today in Artesia and all they had were Ataulfos. I will try again later this week. The Ataulfos were $5.00 per box!  How can anyone pass that up.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #45 on: May 25, 2016, 01:51:00 AM »
I brought the box back. and they only give exchange, no refund.  The exchanged box was good.  No issues.  I want to now try kesar next.
The reason I want to try them is that I want to compare the flavor to the tree I have(hopefully, i will get some fruit from them).

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2016, 09:48:51 PM »
Here a box of Alphonso and Kesar go for 23 dollors (12 in a box) And a box of Honey mangos from Pakistan go for 12 dollars.Very good quality.

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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2016, 11:03:39 AM »
Awesome! I'll be looking for these when I get back to Penang next week :)
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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #48 on: May 30, 2016, 11:14:32 AM »
I have been enjoying Alphonso and Kesar for the last 3 weeks now. The only way I can get them is through mangozz.com. But they are excellent quality! They have either been perfectly ripe or just a couple of days from perfectly ripe. I have not been at all disappointed.
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Re: Indian Mangos 2016
« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2016, 11:49:17 AM »
I have been enjoying Alphonso and Kesar for the last 3 weeks now. The only way I can get them is through mangozz.com. But they are excellent quality! They have either been perfectly ripe or just a couple of days from perfectly ripe. I have not been at all disappointed.

Good to hear is there any Pakistan mangos available?

 

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