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Mango Stein

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Mikado Apricot Seeds - Huge fruit
« on: May 21, 2019, 06:13:18 AM »
Mikado sounds Japanese, but I don't know about this cultivar. The fruit these seeds were harvested from came from Spain. Tasted pretty good for store-bought fruit. What struck me was the size of the fruit... 100 grams each! The shape is also unique, has an elongated beak similar to mango.

2.70 or $3 per seed. Minimum order 7 seeds. Postage calculated per user.





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Dimitry Fisher

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Re: Mikado Apricot Seeds - Huge fruit
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 11:02:54 PM »
Mikado apricot is an old variety / cultivar.  I found mentions of it from as far back as 1915 in California, here:
https://books.google.com/books?id=9_jNAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA2-PA280&lpg=RA2-PA280&dq=prunus+armeniaca+mikado
The word "mikado" in this case comes very likely from an English-language operetta "The Mikado".

 

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