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Late season Carrie mango
« on: September 28, 2012, 11:47:44 PM »
I was happy this September 9th, I got to enjoy a super late carrie fruit.

It was amazing.

The annonas are lisa, and nuathong (nuathong has been worthless pretty much)

Mangoes always test the best when there are none around.


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Re: Late season Carrie mango
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 06:30:09 AM »
I was happy this September 9th, I got to enjoy a super late carrie fruit.

It was amazing.

The annonas are lisa, and nuathong (nuathong has been worthless pretty much)

Mangoes always test the best when there are none around.



Carrries are known for having a late, or second crop, in many years as they tend to set off another blooming cycle months after their first.  None of the trees I have seen in this area, however, did this this year (whereas they did it in the previous two years).  The only problem, IN MY OPINION ONLY, is that I consider a Carrie in the same way you consider a Nuathong...in any event, enjoy your mango and annonas!
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Re: Late season Carrie mango
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 08:12:46 AM »
Perfect looking Carrie. Impressive annonas...as always.  Your Lisas always surprise me as to how great they look.  Too bad about the Nuathong.  I had intended to get one but got two Phet Packchong instead.  I guess it was a lucky mistake.

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Re: Late season Carrie mango
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 09:09:58 AM »
Is there a way to tell when a Carrie mango is ready to pick guys? I wonder when I will be able to pick mine.

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Re: Late season Carrie mango
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 09:17:16 AM »
Hi Samuel.  Its generally the size of the fruit more than anything that governs when it is ready to be harvested.  But with limited experience it is hard to judge when the size is right and there can be some variation in size depending on growing conditions. The one shown by Adam is about the standard size that we see here in Florida for the largest of the Carrie fruits. I would put a mesh bag around the fruit and secure it to the branch so that if the fruit drops it will be caught and not damaged.  Check the fruit every day by gently wiggling it to see if it falls off in your hand.  Carrie will begin to show some yellowing as the fruit is ready to be eaten, but your conditions are way different so there is no way to know for sure how those different conditions/temps,etc.  will affect your ripening process.  How large is your fruit now?  Start a new thread and post a piucture so we don't hijack Adam's thread.
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Re: Late season Carrie mango
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 09:51:38 AM »
Looks great  :)  I would love to have a Carrie this time of year..

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Re: Late season Carrie mango
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 12:24:54 PM »
A pine accented Carrie would be nice right now

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Re: Late season Carrie mango
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 05:02:41 PM »
Thanks Harry :) I'll create another post and take a picture each 1-2 weeks of the mangoes to be able to know if they are ripe.

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Re: Late season Carrie mango
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2012, 05:21:27 PM »
everyone thanks for posting!

it's ok to derail my mango threads, just not annona, garcinia, sapotaceae, and myrciaria/plinia posts.  ;D

the tree that made these fruits made a small crop this year, not as large as usual, and the second crop only had 5 or so fruits.

btw...to further derail my thread...I recently heard from an unbiased mango enthusiast (who's eaten a bunch of different cultivars) that the maha chanok really lives up to its reputation..I hear it's simply to die for (or maybe I should say topwork for!)...and it's pretty to.

I'm getting a tree from a buddy asap!   

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Re: Late season Carrie mango
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2012, 05:58:09 PM »
I recently heard from an unbiased mango enthusiast (who's eaten a bunch of different cultivars) that the maha chanok really lives up to its reputation..I hear it's simply to die for (or maybe I should say topwork for!)...and it's pretty to.

I'm getting a tree from a buddy asap!

I don't want to say I told you so....but I tried to tell you so.
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Re: Late season Carrie mango
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2012, 06:50:48 PM »
Ya u told me so, but now that 20 other people told me, it finally sunk in.

and also forgot to mention..the tree had only made a few fruits, and was still young.  So they shouldn't have tasted as good as they did....another reason the grower was so surprised by the quality of the fruit.



I recently heard from an unbiased mango enthusiast (who's eaten a bunch of different cultivars) that the maha chanok really lives up to its reputation..I hear it's simply to die for (or maybe I should say topwork for!)...and it's pretty to.

I'm getting a tree from a buddy asap!

I don't want to say I told you so....but I tried to tell you so.

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Re: Late season Carrie mango
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 01:30:51 AM »
I wished my Carrie would fruit more than 1 time. It has never fruited trice.  :(

 

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