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Can anybody identify this type of mango?
« on: May 31, 2017, 07:39:55 PM »
I moved into a house last August in Tampa, FL that has a mango tree. I don't know what cultivar of mango it is, so I'm not sure how to decide when to pick them, etc. Here is a picture of a few of them that fell off in some heavy wind this week. I put a pen there for scale. Also one on the tree. There are some on the tree that I think are a little larger, and have somewhat larger pink/red area. I also put a picture that I took in August of the last two mangoes from the tree, which were straight up yellow - not green or red. The ones from August were actually about the same size as the larger ones are today, if that means anything. I don't think the previous owner took very good care of it though, so it may have been malnourished and dehydrated last year.

Anybody have an educated guesses based on their current color and size for early May (when these were taken)?




Here's one from last August:

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Re: Can anybody identify this type of mango?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 07:14:29 AM »
Post more pics of the fruit from the side rather than the stem end.

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Re: Can anybody identify this type of mango?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 07:30:35 AM »
Except for the glandular spots they could almost be a Kensington pride or at least one of its forms.

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Re: Can anybody identify this type of mango?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 07:23:15 PM »
So here are some additional photos to help. First photo is one I took on Tuesday (30 May) of several mangoes that had fallen that day. I've numbered two of them.




Here are 3 pics of Mango #1 today (Thursday, 1 June), after two days of sitting stem down on my counter:








Here are 4 pics of Mango #2 today, also after two days sitting on the counter.










Here are 2 pics of Mango #3, also after two days on the counter. I didn't cut him open because he looked greener than the other two.





And last, here are 2 pictures of a mango that just fell today, for reference:














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Re: Can anybody identify this type of mango?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 07:26:31 PM »
Also, if it is helpful, they are weighing in from about 4-6 ounces.

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Re: Can anybody identify this type of mango?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 07:38:28 PM »
Most likely a random seedling tree would be my guess.

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Re: Can anybody identify this type of mango?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2017, 06:10:40 PM »
So I should pretty much just guess when they are ready based on softness, rather than color?

 

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