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1st maha off my tree
« on: June 13, 2015, 10:18:05 PM »
Let's be honest with ourselves here for a second and be completely objective and agree that hands down the sexiest lookin mango is the maha chanok  ; ) 




What can I say I'm super stoked to try the fruit of my labor, this single fruit pictured on the counter next to two carries I can smell from four feet away, insane! By the color it looks like it's time to dig in but it is still pretty firm so I gotta wait until it softens up. To the other members on the forum how has your maha crop been this year? Harry? Pugluvr?

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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2015, 10:20:27 PM »
Looks perfect.   Mine are still green but ghey are from a late bloom.  Another grower has a load of green fruits also from a late bloom.
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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2015, 10:37:55 PM »
I Am Digg-in It !

Enjoy great looking Fruit !
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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2015, 11:01:31 PM »
Beautiful fruit!

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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2015, 07:44:03 AM »

Congrats Joe! Great job...the fruit is very attractive. Don't you love the colors...Enjoy  ;D

Here's mine taken a couple of days ago...still a few weeks to go...fingers crossed all of them make it to maturity?





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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2015, 09:54:02 AM »
The Maha Is Looking Good Pugs !
Enjoy !

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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2015, 10:02:50 AM »
Joe,

That looks very beautiful!

Was it that color when you picked it, or did it turn that nice yellow color after some time off the tree?

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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2015, 01:32:39 PM »
Your maha is at the state that I have been eating mine. Mine have been perfectly ripe even though they feel firm to the touch.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2015, 02:56:22 PM »
Yes, sexy indeed....in a mango sort of way.  Definitely don't wait for softness.  The slightest give to thumb pressure at the stem end is about as soft as you should let it get.
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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2015, 03:05:39 PM »
Harry, is that when you find the flavor and aroma profiles to be the most complex?  I'm discovering that some fruit eaten at the firmness that you describe is much more complex and pleasing. 

Yes, sexy indeed....in a mango sort of way.  Definitely don't wait for softness.  The slightest give to thumb pressure at the stem end is about as soft as you should let it get.
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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2015, 05:07:24 PM »
yes, Joe, def. a sexpot, that Maha....it's just that she tastes yucky
at my desert house so I'm wanting to kick her out of my rucksack....


$10,000,000 reward for why????

 >:(


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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2015, 10:58:22 AM »
Brettborders: it had some yellowing on the tree with green and blush, then became full yellow while off the tree and very quickly.

Pug: Stoked for your mangos they look like they are sizing up nicely!

Harry: I took your advice and with reservation and cut into the mango last night, lucky for me it was the best time to do so as the inside looked like beginning stages of jelly seed. The mango looked perfectly ripe on outside, very fragrant but felt mostly firm, with slight give at the very top near the stem, no soft nose. I thoroughly enjoyed this mango and plan to do a video review of the next ripe one.

From my mango eating experience I find the asian mangos to be more prone to jelly seed, does anyone else find this to be an issue with their maha chanoks? (of course this observation is based off of one mango from my tree)


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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2015, 11:08:25 AM »
Is this one ready to pick?



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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2015, 11:14:55 AM »
Not the expert on picking, but I picked my second maha this am and it had a little more pronounced yellowing, that mango is very close to picking imo, maybe other members will weigh in with more experience.

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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2015, 11:19:05 AM »
Is this one ready to pick?




Not quite....getting close.
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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2015, 11:35:26 AM »

Thanks Joe, I'm really looking forward to them  ;D

Brett, I like your chicken wire fence mango protectors...can you take a picture of the whole thing? I'd like to see what you did to the top and bottom of them...were they hard to make? Thanks!!

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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2015, 01:02:41 PM »
I had my first Maha yesterday and I must say, very disappointed.  Only good thing about it was the looks from the outside.  :-[ :-\ :blank:
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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2015, 01:23:55 PM »

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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2015, 01:30:51 PM »
I had my first Maha yesterday and I must say, very disappointed.  Only good thing about it was the looks from the outside.  :-[ :-\ :blank:

Strange.  I have had years when the first Maha fruits were watered down, but this year hasn't been so.  I think the lack of rain has really helped in the flavor department at my house.  Even Glenn, which always smells wonderful but tastes very bland and washed out in most years has a better, more deep flavor. 
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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2015, 01:36:53 PM »
I had my first Maha yesterday and I must say, very disappointed.  Only good thing about it was the looks from the outside.  :-[ :-\ :blank:

Strange.  I have had years when the first Maha fruits were watered down, but this year hasn't been so.  I think the lack of rain has really helped in the flavor department at my house.  Even Glenn, which always smells wonderful but tastes very bland and washed out in most year has a better, more deep flavor.

I have a second one I picked Sunday that should be ready today.  Hoping for what I know it can deliver.
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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2015, 11:05:15 AM »
It's not unusual for the first couple of mangoes harvested from a particular tree to be watered down.

And, yah, glenn have been better than usual this year.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2015, 12:51:46 PM »
I tasted Maja that JF brought back from Florida and was kind enough to give me to try. I took Harry's advice and cut it when it was firm yet starting to get a bit soft to push, it was excellent tasting with decent complexity. The fruit had some sponge spots and white spots inside, but overall it was great. it was consistent with Maha I tried from my deceased Maha graft last year :-) with the difference being my Maja was perfect with no issues.

Time to find original maja budwood again as my graft died recently due to rootstock failure this winter

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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2015, 07:47:50 AM »
Puglvr1,

Just quickly rigged something up with materials I had in my yard, haven't tested this... but hoping that it discourages rodents, birds and raccoons.


Cut a square piece of chicken wire with sturdy scissors, fold in half into taco shape.. large enough to cover the mango.  Twisted the cut ends of the chickenwire shut on the bottom and side. Slide it up over the mango and then I closed the top with "twist-ties"




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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2015, 02:56:27 PM »

Thanks Brett...other than the large holes I think it should work? But wish I could find something with smaller holes so the critters can't chew through it...but have the same 'easy to work with' as chicken wire  :)...the ones with smaller holes are very stiff and need pliers and are capable of doing some serious injuries to your hand  :(

Appreciate the picture!

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Re: 1st maha off my tree
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2015, 07:17:25 PM »

Thanks Brett...other than the large holes I think it should work? But wish I could find something with smaller holes so the critters can't chew through it...but have the same 'easy to work with' as chicken wire  :)...the ones with smaller holes are very stiff and need pliers and are capable of doing some serious injuries to your hand  :(

Appreciate the picture!


My Maja should ready by late July



here is the tree


 

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