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So, my 2 year old Neelam mango decided to make some flowers out of what originally looked like growth. ... It seems a bit confused, but I can live with that :)

Pics taken today, April 25th ....  I hope some of these hold fruit!

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Nice pics, doc. The neelam rocks! The hindi tree looks like it went berzerk. Is the Hindi a good mango?
Jeff  :-)

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Regarding the Neelam blooms, better late then never...The rest of your yard looks great.     

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Nice pics, doc. The neelam rocks! The hindi tree looks like it went berzerk. Is the Hindi a good mango?

Yeah, the Hindi Bessenara went crazy.  I actually thinned about 30% of the fruits 3 days ago since it looked like it was holding way too many for its size.  I only tried the fruit once, a few years ago at the F&S parks mango mania.  I thought it was the best out of 50 varieties or so that day.  I hope it is as good as I remember. ....


Regarding the Neelam blooms, better late then never...The rest of your yard looks great.   

Thanks :)

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Wow...that is super cool getting blooms on your Neelam in April! Love all the pictures but your Pickering is really AWESOME!!

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Everything is looking great.  Your mangoes all look perfect.  What was your spraying protocol this year? Can't wait to try that Heidi.  Thanks for keeping me in mind when you have extra to taste. The approach grafts I did on your tree have finally taken off and are starting to produce some major growth. Would also love to try the Hindi Bessenara.  Never had that one either.


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All your mango trees and your jack fruit look nice and healthy! 
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Beautiful trees! they all look so healthy. Future mango harvest on the way  ;D.
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NICE  :)

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Nice Pics! The Heidi looks beautiful. Does anyone know if Neelam normally flowers at this time or is this not the norm even though it's a late variety?

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Nice pics Sleepdoc - love the Hindi tree's protector!


A fellow Fang

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thanks sleepD
My Neelam today is doing great. I see a great future for this tree which is supposed to be a small size fruit and dwarfish kind tree and late late mango. Harry has a large size due to years of growth. Here is how mine looks as of a few days ago and it was just planted last year. A Zill 7 gallon acquired (bought) from Jeff and Elsy Hagen. Jeff is cookie monster poster here

Neelam...was my last mango to send up panicles in late February, which got powdery mildew on the panicles but produced (set) fruit anyway



Fairchild mango that was pugged at 20" last April 2011


« Last Edit: April 26, 2012, 11:41:21 AM by zands »

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Pickering looks awesome...luv mango pics ;D Thankx for sharing guy's :) ;)
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Sleep, nice pictures.  Keep us posted on how the Hindi tastes.  My small Neelam also flowered about 2 weeks ago.  When do they normally flower?

Thanks
Adiel

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Very nice! I am afraid to say that even if my two mango trees had fruits on them this season, they would have all gotten blown away in yesterday's very high gusty winds. I am pretending that I lost my mangoes to the winds this season. Hope others in So. Cal didnt get their fruit damaged.

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Thanks for the compliments everyone  ;D

I really am looking forward to trying the Heidi and re-trying the Hindi Bessenara.  Hopefully they are both top tier. 

Harry: If you like the HB, I think an approach graft session may be in order :)

Oh yeah, Spraying protocol was a little loose, but I started out early in the season, just pre-bloom with the Bonine "Fruit and Nut Spray".  Then hit them again about a month later with another dose.  I saw almost zero Powdery Mildew.  I sprayed copper 1x/week ( no copper the week of the Sulfur) for about 5 weeks during bloom/set.  I did see some Athracnose around, especially on my Alphonso.  I think it did reduce my set on a few of my trees, but hopefully it will not show itself again when everything begins to ripen..


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Figured I add a couple more pics from yesterday ..

4 year old Carrie


3 year old Angie


Hey!  What's that NDM doing on that Cogshall tree?  ;)


Harvest Moon


Coconut Cream


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More beautiful trees....all looking excellent.  I am going to have to fertilize and spray this coming year.  I've gotten lazy (and somewhat preoccupied with other stuff) and my mango trees have suffered as a result with poor production.  Oh well.......I will be more determined next year.

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Very nice! I am afraid to say that even if my two mango trees had fruits on them this season, they would have all gotten blown away in yesterday's very high gusty winds. I am pretending that I lost my mangoes to the winds this season. Hope others in So. Cal didnt get their fruit damaged.

lulz You have a good idea there about psyching yourself out that way. I have had so many promising mangoes blown off this year that I have my own psych out explanation to myself too. A mango tree that is not setting fruit is one thing. But to see a young tree spend resources on setting nice size fruits and then the winds blow them off...this is upsetting. So I have my own little tale I tell myself about this which are not too bad. One is that with little or no fruits they will get to grow larger faster. On the other hand I know some feral mango trees on foreclosed properties I will be visiting....purely for entertainment value of course.
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Sleep, nice pictures.  Keep us posted on how the Hindi tastes.  My small Neelam also flowered about 2 weeks ago.  When do they normally flower?

Thanks

My three year old Neelam tree bloomed in February. 

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I got one more way to keep happy! Keep visiting the Asian markets to try new fruits while my garden gets ready to feed me. Its a waiting game. I know it must be very hard to see fruits stolen away by wind, birds, or fruit thieves. I lost my entire crop of heirloom tomatoes last year to stupid squirrels! This season I got special meal for them.

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gr8 pics and gr8 mango trees you got there ,,
and glad that you are growing an egyptian variety " hindi besenara " ,, its nice yellowish inside and supposed to be much longer and thinner ,, but heavy producer though ,, hope you enjoy it

Amr

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What happened to the other (two?) varieties grafted to your Cogshall tree, Sleepdoc?  Late or not producing as well as NDM?
Tim

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Zands, your Fairchild is doing VERY well...seems to take the pugging quite well. Boy, do I know the feeling of being disappointed when those young mangoes fall off...after waiting years to produce and we lose so many due to factors we have NO control over is just awful  :(

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It seems odd flowering times feature prominantly in mango discussions.Sam ru du must be the champion for year round fruiting and flowering and fruit of them can be seen any time in  the markets here.Their taste is as good a nam dok mai and much like ok rung and they should be everywhere in Florida.

 

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