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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #225 on: February 10, 2016, 01:07:47 AM »
Irwin is pretty average mango. I yanked mine out last year but as Warren says it's a slow growing mango in the West Coast.


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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #226 on: February 10, 2016, 03:09:39 AM »
Irwin does well as a greenhouse mango in Japan.

I don't know about their growing techniques. Possibly considered trade secrets?
They grow them in greenhouses because outside is too cold. They really like the color of it so they have reflectors to color it up all around and shade hats to keep each fruit from burning. I think greenhouse is the technique although they must have mad pruning skills. Who knows if Irwin is really dwarf. If they can bonsai a redwood, I bet pruning any regular mango into a dwarf is no problem.

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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #227 on: February 10, 2016, 07:58:32 AM »
Thanks for the responses all! So it sounds like while Irwin might make it onto the list for growth rate, it might not make the cut as a 'high-quality' mango. I was reading some more reviews of Irwin and many people say it is a pretty mango but very underwhelming flavor wise.
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #228 on: February 10, 2016, 08:16:26 AM »
Thanks for the responses all! So it sounds like while Irwin might make it onto the list for growth rate, it might not make the cut as a 'high-quality' mango. I was reading some more reviews of Irwin and many people say it is a pretty mango but very underwhelming flavor wise.

Not dwarf/compact nor decent quality here in Florida. 
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #229 on: February 10, 2016, 08:17:43 AM »
Not dwarf/compact nor decent quality here in Florida.

Well then, I think that makes it definitive :) No Irwin on the list!
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #230 on: February 10, 2016, 09:16:48 AM »
I am surprised Graham is not on the list since it supposedly is a smaller mango. Not sure on the taste of them though.

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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #231 on: February 10, 2016, 09:55:18 AM »
I am surprised Graham is not on the list since it supposedly is a smaller mango. Not sure on the taste of them though.

Yes, a smaller, more compact tree...while some like it (from what I have seen it is more people from the Caribbean and also some who like Julie) however it is not well liked by the majority/masses. 
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #232 on: February 10, 2016, 10:06:00 AM »
How would you compare the flavor profile of Graham with the flavor profile of Carrie?
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #233 on: February 10, 2016, 10:10:51 AM »
Iirc, in a YouTube video, Dr. Crane described Graham as similar to Carrie but with less intensity.
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #234 on: February 10, 2016, 10:38:45 AM »
How would you compare the flavor profile of Graham with the flavor profile of Carrie?

Both crappy.  Wouldn't grow either but that is just my opinion.  If i were growing to sell the fruit, its a no brainer,  Carrie.   Carrie is loved by many.
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #235 on: February 10, 2016, 11:40:40 AM »
wslau,

Thanks!

Rob,
How would you compare the flavor profile of Graham with the flavor profile of Carrie?

Both crappy.  Wouldn't grow either but that is just my opinion.  If i were growing to sell the fruit, its a no brainer,  Carrie.   Carrie is loved by many.

Ha! I was looking for something a little more constructive / descriptive than "both crappy" :)

Are they both resinous / piney? (the way Carrie is). Are they both fiberless / super-soft texture? (the way Carrie is)
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #236 on: April 01, 2016, 06:25:40 AM »
wslau,

Thanks!

Rob,
How would you compare the flavor profile of Graham with the flavor profile of Carrie?

Both crappy.  Wouldn't grow either but that is just my opinion.  If i were growing to sell the fruit, its a no brainer,  Carrie.   Carrie is loved by many.

Ha! I was looking for something a little more constructive / descriptive than "both crappy" :)

Are they both resinous / piney? (the way Carrie is). Are they both fiberless / super-soft texture? (the way Carrie is)

Graham is a very interesting flavor....not like many others I have tried.  I am sure others have more experience with it, but the few I have tried had no real sweetness, and more of a funky flavor.  I recall Chris Rollins stating in one of his classes that every 5 or 6 years, Graham is excellent.
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #237 on: April 17, 2016, 05:30:47 AM »
How tall could a carrie and maha chanok be reasonably kept?

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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #238 on: April 18, 2016, 07:33:01 AM »
Gave my carrie tree away.   Dug it up and planted it in a buddies yard and put in a fruit punch instead. 

Lost a year but the too soft Carrie had to go and I needed the room for better tasting fruit imo.   

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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #239 on: April 18, 2016, 10:32:21 AM »
Gave my carrie tree away.   Dug it up and planted it in a buddies yard and put in a fruit punch instead. 

Lost a year but the too soft Carrie had to go and I needed the room for better tasting fruit imo.

well-done!  8)
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #240 on: April 18, 2016, 11:52:26 AM »
Gave my carrie tree away.   Dug it up and planted it in a buddies yard and put in a fruit punch instead. 

Lost a year but the too soft Carrie had to go and I needed the room for better tasting fruit imo.

well-done!  8)

Agreed, though I wouldn't subject any "buddy" of mine to Carrie.

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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #241 on: April 18, 2016, 07:13:10 PM »
How tall could a carrie and maha chanok be reasonably kept?

+1 ... interested in hearing about maha chanok

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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #242 on: April 19, 2016, 05:45:40 AM »
Gave my carrie tree away.   Dug it up and planted it in a buddies yard and put in a fruit punch instead.  Lost a year but the too soft Carrie had to go and I needed the room for better tasting fruit imo.
File this one under:
Life is too short to be stuck w mangoes you don't like.

+1 ... interested in hearing about maha chanok

Very impressive tree when loaded with these exotic looking mangoes.
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #243 on: April 19, 2016, 07:50:22 AM »
Gave my carrie tree away.   Dug it up and planted it in a buddies yard and put in a fruit punch instead.  Lost a year but the too soft Carrie had to go and I needed the room for better tasting fruit imo.
File this one under:
Life is too short to be stuck w mangoes you don't like.

+1 ... interested in hearing about maha chanok

Very impressive tree when loaded with these exotic looking mangoes.

thanks! how vigorous is it in terms of growth habit? will I be able to keep it compact?

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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #244 on: April 19, 2016, 08:20:42 AM »
The Mahachanok is not vigorous at all.  In fact, when young in can be a little slower growing.  Over the years, with proper pruning, it can be nicely kept at 12 - 15 feet.
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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #245 on: April 20, 2016, 12:41:12 AM »
The Mahachanok is not vigorous at all.  In fact, when young in can be a little slower growing.  Over the years, with proper pruning, it can be nicely kept at 12 - 15 feet.

Thanks Rob. That's good to know. I have it in a good spot between my Pickering and Fruit Punch then.

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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #246 on: April 20, 2016, 11:39:19 PM »
The Mahachanok is not vigorous at all.  In fact, when young in can be a little slower growing.  Over the years, with proper pruning, it can be nicely kept at 12 - 15 feet.


I also think it's great that it can be planted in a space that otherwise would have went to a guava tree.

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Re: Compact Mango Suggestions
« Reply #247 on: July 16, 2018, 05:34:35 PM »
This is the third year of harvest for my Alampur Banershan.  Every fruit has cracked.  This is not a split like NDM, but an irregular crack or on some multiple cracks.  It does not affect but the skin and perhaps 1/16" into the flesh.  Even with this said, it is in my top 5 of best tasting mangos.   At our Tropical Fruit Club meeting a few months ago, the speaker, a commercial mango grower, was asked why he didn't mention the A B mango, and he said, the cracking problem has not been solved, the fruit while very delicious, could not be sold.  He said I should have planted an Alphonso!
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