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Nam doc mai #4
« on: July 16, 2012, 02:01:11 PM »
How does the nam doc mai #4 compare to the regular nam doc mai in taste? etc?

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Re: Nam doc mai #4
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 06:55:31 PM »
In taste and fruit size they are indistinguishable to me. A regular NDM tree grows more quickly than NDM #4 and the #4 seems to set more fruit. NDM #4 seems to be more prone to fruit splitting and I've seen conjectures like too much fertilizer nitrogen, soil conditions and variable water availability while maturing fruit to explain this.
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Re: Nam doc mai #4
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 09:55:09 PM »
In taste and fruit size they are indistinguishable to me. A regular NDM tree grows more quickly than NDM #4 and the #4 seems to set more fruit. NDM #4 seems to be more prone to fruit splitting and I've seen conjectures like too much fertilizer nitrogen, soil conditions and variable water availability while maturing fruit to explain this.

I have had people tell me that they can tell the difference between them, but I certainly can't. To me they taste like the same fruit also.

And on the #4 splitting more than the original NDM...this has been my observation as well. Richard Campbell swears otherwise.

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Re: Nam doc mai #4
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 10:14:11 PM »
My observation is consistent with NDM4 being more prone to splitting, but it seems to affect the early crop to a much greater degree. The NDM4 seems to poop out the first crop super early, and 90% of them split. The summer crop seems to fare better.

Dr Campbell also said that there was a failed non-#4 NDM planting in Homestead. The owners yanked the orchard due to lack of production. However, non-#4 NDM the trees in my housing tract (4 of them) all produce heavy crops year after year. The major difference is that the #4 is way more precocious. There must be some sort of soil issue going on. Homestead has really poopy soil (if you can call solid limestone rock soil). Here in Broward we have ghetto soil too, but it's quite a bit better than Homestead soil.

In taste and fruit size they are indistinguishable to me. A regular NDM tree grows more quickly than NDM #4 and the #4 seems to set more fruit. NDM #4 seems to be more prone to fruit splitting and I've seen conjectures like too much fertilizer nitrogen, soil conditions and variable water availability while maturing fruit to explain this.

I have had people tell me that they can tell the difference between them, but I certainly can't. To me they taste like the same fruit also.

And on the #4 splitting more than the original NDM...this has been my observation as well. Richard Campbell swears otherwise.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Nam doc mai #4
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 11:52:12 PM »
how Many NDM mango numbers are there?

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Re: Nam doc mai #4
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 01:24:54 AM »
My observation is consistent with NDM4 being more prone to splitting, but it seems to affect the early crop to a much greater degree. The NDM4 seems to poop out the first crop super early, and 90% of them split. The summer crop seems to fare better.

Dr Campbell also said that there was a failed non-#4 NDM planting in Homestead. The owners yanked the orchard due to lack of production. However, non-#4 NDM the trees in my housing tract (4 of them) all produce heavy crops year after year. The major difference is that the #4 is way more precocious. There must be some sort of soil issue going on. Homestead has really poopy soil (if you can call solid limestone rock soil). Here in Broward we have ghetto soil too, but it's quite a bit better than Homestead soil.

In taste and fruit size they are indistinguishable to me. A regular NDM tree grows more quickly than NDM #4 and the #4 seems to set more fruit. NDM #4 seems to be more prone to fruit splitting and I've seen conjectures like too much fertilizer nitrogen, soil conditions and variable water availability while maturing fruit to explain this.

I have had people tell me that they can tell the difference between them, but I certainly can't. To me they taste like the same fruit also.

And on the #4 splitting more than the original NDM...this has been my observation as well. Richard Campbell swears otherwise.

So my current ndm blooms are going to be the less-prone-to-splitting summer crop? There are 3 large blooms on it now and other terminal buds are swelling.
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Re: Nam doc mai #4
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013, 01:44:57 AM »
My observation is consistent with NDM4 being more prone to splitting, but it seems to affect the early crop to a much greater degree. The NDM4 seems to poop out the first crop super early, and 90% of them split. The summer crop seems to fare better.

Dr Campbell also said that there was a failed non-#4 NDM planting in Homestead. The owners yanked the orchard due to lack of production. However, non-#4 NDM the trees in my housing tract (4 of them) all produce heavy crops year after year. The major difference is that the #4 is way more precocious. There must be some sort of soil issue going on. Homestead has really poopy soil (if you can call solid limestone rock soil). Here in Broward we have ghetto soil too, but it's quite a bit better than Homestead soil.

In taste and fruit size they are indistinguishable to me. A regular NDM tree grows more quickly than NDM #4 and the #4 seems to set more fruit. NDM #4 seems to be more prone to fruit splitting and I've seen conjectures like too much fertilizer nitrogen, soil conditions and variable water availability while maturing fruit to explain this.

I have had people tell me that they can tell the difference between them, but I certainly can't. To me they taste like the same fruit also.

And on the #4 splitting more than the original NDM...this has been my observation as well. Richard Campbell swears otherwise.

So my current ndm blooms are going to be the less-prone-to-splitting summer crop? There are 3 large blooms on it now and other terminal buds are swelling.
No, your current blooms would be the summer crop...splitsville if its gonna happen.
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Re: Nam doc mai #4
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2013, 12:21:05 PM »
Oh. Lets see what happens this season.
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Re: Nam doc mai #4
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2013, 02:41:02 PM »
Current blooms should be fine. The ones that seem to split are the ones that flower like in early Nov.

Oh. Lets see what happens this season.
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Re: Nam doc mai #4
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2013, 04:43:33 PM »
Current blooms should be fine. The ones that seem to split are the ones that flower like in early Nov.

Oh. Lets see what happens this season.

Oh okay. Thanks for the good news. :) I'm not fertilizing it and I'm watering it once every two weeks if it hasn't rained for a while.
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