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Paquicuba

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Mango identification (Rapoza???)
« on: July 08, 2018, 03:14:12 PM »
Hello everyone, I just ate the first "Rapoza" mango off my tree. The fruit was delicious, spicy, juicy and I was able to detect some citrus flavor as described by TopTropicals (where I bought my tree from) However, it wasn't completely fiberless —the fibers were not enough to bother my daughter or myself though. Now, I'm curious to know whether I have a real Rapoza or something else since Rapozas are supposed to be fiberless. The tree's characteristics seem to jive with those of a Rapoza tree like random blooming throughout the year, over 20 mangoes on a 6'x6' tree, very decease resistant and even got some gummosis due to cooper deficiency last year.

This is the link to TT:
https://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find=mangifera%20raposa.



These are the pictures of the mangoes I just picked off the tree ( The tree still has some green ones )










Thanks!!

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Re: Mango identification (Rapoza???)
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 09:18:51 PM »
It doesn’t look like my Rapoza. Mine are a deep red color with little green and yours have almost an apple shape. Maybe one of the other experts can opine. Here are mine on the tree two months before harvest and a cut open ripe fruit.










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Re: Mango identification (Rapoza???)
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 09:34:24 PM »
OP’s fruit might be a Manzanillo.

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Re: Mango identification (Rapoza???)
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 12:43:56 AM »
Definitely not a Rapoza  :(

I was reading about the Manzanillo variety and it says that "Young leaves are brown-reddish in color" but the young leaves of my tree are light green. The tree is not a vigorous grower at all and the leaves are on the small side.

Great  >:( I now have a mango tree without a name  :o

Any input will be greatly appreciated

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Re: Mango identification (Rapoza???)
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 12:45:41 AM »
OP’s fruit might be a Manzanillo.

You're right, it's a Manzanillo. A new flush is showing brownish young leaves —they quickly turn to light green, but yes, they start with that brown-reddish color. I'll probably keep the tree since it seems to be a great producer and decease resistant. The fruits have the classic Florida flavor but more spicy and hints of other flavors that I cannot describe. It also has very little fiber and a small seed.

Thank you guys!!

 

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