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WTB Lemon Zest Mango in LA/OC
« on: July 29, 2015, 12:38:21 AM »
I'm VERY close to competing my backyard project. One thing missing is a mango,  so I'd like to find where I can buy a lemon zest mango. I've called around a little, no luck. So I think my options are buy 3g at Plantagram or plant a 5g or 15g Manila then graft a lz scion. Input please? I want whatever will fruit fastest. 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: WTB Lemon Zest Mango in LA/OC
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 02:21:41 AM »
I have a grafted lemon zest on ataulfo seedling.  Its only about a gallon in size but if u are willing to start small PM me if interested.  I am in cerritos
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Re: WTB Lemon Zest Mango in LA/OC
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2015, 03:59:26 PM »
What would be the preference of root stock?

It seems the popular root stock in California is Manila, but then we do see ataulfo and turpentine occasionally.

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Re: WTB Lemon Zest Mango in LA/OC
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2015, 10:58:47 PM »
According to Behl and JF, the best rootstock seems to be manilla and ataulfo in southern cal.  I haven't experimented with enough root stocks to know so I went by their recommendations.
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Re: WTB Lemon Zest Mango in LA/OC
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2015, 11:23:07 PM »
Found one with turpentine. What would be the downsides of turpentine vs the other 2?

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Re: WTB Lemon Zest Mango in LA/OC
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2015, 11:41:13 PM »
Turpentine rootstock grows slower and droopy in socal. Manila/ataulfo rootstocks grow better in our dry climate. Do a search on the forum, jf posted some pics turpentine vs manila/ataulfo, u can see a huge difference between the rootstocks.
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Re: WTB Lemon Zest Mango in LA/OC
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2015, 12:05:13 AM »
wait for Behl's cocktail mangos at the end of September there might be a LZ in there

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Re: WTB Lemon Zest Mango in LA/OC
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2015, 12:25:05 AM »
Would I be best off with a La Verne 5g Manila then graft lz on to it?

I've been into plants my whole life, but have to admit I'm a noob with mangoes. So I appreciate the help. Seems like rliou you or (JF later) might have the best remedy for me?


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Re: WTB Lemon Zest Mango in LA/OC
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2015, 05:23:55 AM »
I am not from California however I would have to think the only Lemon Zest on Turpentine would have originated from Florida.
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