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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #100 on: August 01, 2018, 12:01:23 PM »
This is a delicious mango, coconuty flavor going on and much.....itís moved into my top 10


I have two M4 hanging on my graft from last year, if they hold we will taste it in CA.

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« Reply #101 on: August 01, 2018, 01:41:28 PM »
This is a delicious mango, coconuty flavor going on and much.....itís moved into my top 10


I have two M4 hanging on my graft from last year, if they hold we will taste it in CA.

Finally, a m4 CA grown would probably be better than the ones in Fl, jst like how ST & LZ were high on brix last year.

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #102 on: August 01, 2018, 02:16:01 PM »
Had an exceptional M-4 today.

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #103 on: August 01, 2018, 02:17:06 PM »
wondering I cant be the only one fruiting M4, I am sure there are other golden state folks here, please chime in.

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #104 on: August 02, 2018, 01:02:48 AM »
Just had my first ever and only M-4.  The skin looked dark green like an unripe mango.  When I was peeling the skin, some area seem a bid harder to do...so I was thinking it could be uneven ripen.  The flesh color was light yellow as if it was picked too early.  All the visual cues pointed to a disappointment.  But, rest assure, all is good once the tasting started.  I did not detect a strong coconut flavor on this one...only a hint.  But, the flavor complexity and its super sweetness made this mango one of the best I have had this year.  Definitely live up to the hype. 

Can it replace CC?  If only I can get more to confirm...

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #105 on: August 02, 2018, 10:54:33 AM »
good to hear. I have M4 spread on 4 trees. will spread it all over now. Have 2 fruits on tree and hope they survive so we can do the grand annual So Cal mango tasting, although season is very pathetic this year due to heat wave mango losses.

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #106 on: August 02, 2018, 11:34:24 AM »
so would put M-4 as the best coconut flavored mango?

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #107 on: August 02, 2018, 11:50:24 AM »
so would put M-4 as the best coconut flavored mango?

that is what Rob thinks. I have yet to try. I tasted coconut flavor in Pickering, Coconut Cream, and believe or not some chalky OS as well.

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #108 on: August 02, 2018, 03:57:41 PM »




Sure tasted like Coconut & even before I cut into it, it smelled the kitchen up with the sweet smell of Coconut... watch out CC lol
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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #109 on: August 02, 2018, 04:41:14 PM »
good to hear. I have M4 spread on 4 trees. will spread it all over now. Have 2 fruits on tree and hope they survive so we can do the grand annual So Cal mango tasting, although season is very pathetic this year due to heat wave mango losses.

I would definitely plant an M4 or ten.  That fruit was from a young tree too, first year fruiting...can't wait to see what it can do once it gets older.  Please guard your 2 fruits with extra care.  Hope you get to experience the M4 magic this year.  If you have some extra M4 scions...please do share.  I, as well as everyone in SoCal, would definitely want to get our hands on it.

BTW, I confirm that M4 is polyembryonic... that seed is going into the pot. 

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #110 on: August 02, 2018, 04:50:39 PM »
so would put M-4 as the best coconut flavored mango?

that is what Rob thinks. I have yet to try. I tasted coconut flavor in Pickering, Coconut Cream, and believe or not some chalky OS as well.

I know what you mean with OS but thatís a seedling of the original. My second M4 did not have the coconuty flavor but very delicious mangos


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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #111 on: August 02, 2018, 05:58:40 PM »
I purchased these M-4 mangoes from Zill's last week. I also have an M-4 mango tree that I purchased last year that is now growing in a 7-gallon nursery pot. So far, I haven't had any issues with the tree and I definitely do enjoy the eating the fruit.




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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #112 on: August 02, 2018, 06:29:57 PM »
so would put M-4 as the best coconut flavored mango?

that is what Rob thinks. I have yet to try. I tasted coconut flavor in Pickering, Coconut Cream, and believe or not some chalky OS as well.

It is along the same lines as E4 in terms of coconut.  Remember, picked too early = improper ripening and taste characteristics will be affected.

Coco Cream...Hawaiin Tropic flavor which I have grown less fond of.  That, aling with texture, rotting issues and crazy xrappy growth habit...not part of my 21 tree collection.
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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #113 on: August 02, 2018, 06:54:48 PM »
Jumped on the M-4 train today!!! Too many good things being said here.

« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 06:57:11 PM by AlexTrees »

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #114 on: August 13, 2018, 02:30:26 AM »
From the pictures I am seeing posted,  does the m-4 ripen with greenish skin like that, or are people posting green mangoes next to ones that are ripe?  I wouldn't mind a green ripening variety in Florida,  to deter two legged thieves. 
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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #115 on: August 13, 2018, 07:09:34 AM »
From the pictures I am seeing posted,  does the m-4 ripen with greenish skin like that, or are people posting green mangoes next to ones that are ripe?  I wouldn't mind a green ripening variety in Florida,  to deter two legged thieves.

From all I have seen over the years, a dull green.  Will it get any color/lightening near the coast, time will tell.
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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #116 on: August 13, 2018, 03:46:17 PM »
I lost the fruit and small fruitlets hanging on mine about a month ago.



From the pictures I am seeing posted,  does the m-4 ripen with greenish skin like that, or are people posting green mangoes next to ones that are ripe?  I wouldn't mind a green ripening variety in Florida,  to deter two legged thieves.

From all I have seen over the years, a dull green.  Will it get any color/lightening near the coast, time will tell.

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #117 on: September 11, 2018, 05:14:50 PM »
My M4 Mangoes



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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #118 on: September 12, 2018, 04:09:36 AM »
Looking good Behl.

Mine is growing well but no more fruit from it this year.

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #119 on: September 12, 2018, 05:14:03 PM »
Count me in also as of yesterday

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #120 on: September 12, 2018, 05:21:01 PM »
My M4 has been going gang busters. and no, its not showing any signs of droopiness, at least as of yet, in ground for 1 year. I will be in-arching it this weekend with a seedling that is a mono and very vigorous.  its in the same hole that has in-arched butter cream and in-arched orange essence.

my in-arched peach cobbler that was droopy now is shooting big fat straight shoots, it was in-arched 2-yrs ago.

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #121 on: September 12, 2018, 07:11:25 PM »
My M4 Mangoes



California m4 mango grown. Excited for u to reporrt this 1

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #122 on: September 12, 2018, 10:22:29 PM »
My M4 has been going gang busters. and no, its not showing any signs of droopiness, at least as of yet, in ground for 1 year. I will be in-arching it this weekend with a seedling that is a mono and very vigorous.  its in the same hole that has in-arched butter cream and in-arched orange essence.

my in-arched peach cobbler that was droopy now is shooting big fat straight shoots, it was in-arched 2-yrs ago.

What does "in-arched" mean?

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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #123 on: September 13, 2018, 01:34:03 AM »
My M4 has been going gang busters. and no, its not showing any signs of droopiness, at least as of yet, in ground for 1 year. I will be in-arching it this weekend with a seedling that is a mono and very vigorous.  its in the same hole that has in-arched butter cream and in-arched orange essence.

my in-arched peach cobbler that was droopy now is shooting big fat straight shoots, it was in-arched 2-yrs ago.

What does "in-arched" mean?

This article describes inarching:
https://courses.cit.cornell.edu/hort494/mg/methods.alpha/AprMeth.html
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Re: Seeking info on M-4 mango
« Reply #124 on: September 13, 2018, 08:38:19 AM »
Thank you

 

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