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The elusive Gary
« on: May 28, 2015, 10:56:43 PM »
If you have ever tasted the Gary, you will quickly k ow why Gary Zill used it as one of bis go to breeding cultivars.   You can also easily detect the influence it had on the Coconut Cream.




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Re: The elusive Gary
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 12:22:09 AM »
Please say more about how the cultivar Gary tastes? I recently planted one.
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Re: The elusive Gary
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 12:45:56 AM »
Fruit size is small, less thal 1/2 pound.  Texture is very soft when ripe, almost the appearance of beingoverripe.  The skin is  "thick".  Flavor is very much like a pina colada and is very sweet.  Production is inconsistent depending on location.  It produces much better in the eastern/coastal area where the climate benefits from being closer to the coast and the soil is a soft sugar sand type.
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Re: The elusive Gary
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 10:00:55 AM »
As Rob stated, excellent flavor!  However, its been my lightest producer.  One fruit this year.  Blooms heavy, but very susceptible to disease and very high percentage of male flowers.  I have all the benefits of the soil and climate that Rob mentioned but it's still tough for me to fight the disease. I have a Dot (supposedly very susceptible to disease) 30 feet away that i spray as much as the Gary and it sets fruit very well and clean too.
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Re: The elusive Gary
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 10:39:55 AM »
While it doesn't produce a ton, it is pretty consistent year in and year where these were picked. I think the fruit size also makes it frustrating.
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Re: The elusive Gary
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 02:55:34 PM »
I've had the Gary for over ten years (give or take a few years).  The description above is spot on and I share the same experience.

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Re: The elusive Gary
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 03:12:55 PM »
Dem "Julie" genes again :P.

I'll have to get me a Gary tree.
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Re: The elusive Gary
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 08:19:53 PM »
I have eaten many scores of mango varieties over the years.  Gary is in the top 10.  Great flavor.

 

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