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sidney

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Selecting dooryard mango
« on: June 23, 2018, 09:12:22 AM »
So far my small yard has a Carrie-4years old and wonderful, a coconut  creme -one year old, a NMD one year old and a Pickering one year old. There is room for one more small variety and would like suggestions? Considering Cogshall?
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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 12:40:03 PM »
What are you looking to add more to your season? (Early, Middle, or late?) What type flavor are you looking for? (Classic? Spicy? Sweet? Juicy? Peachy? Citrusy? Complex? Etc..) How far away from the coast do you live? (The further inland, the more disease & other pressures affect your trees & more disease resistant varieties will be more recommended.)
I recommend watching TrulyTropicals videos on choosing a mango tree. (Their are 4-5 if Iím not mistaken, 3 for sure lol)
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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 12:54:37 PM »
So far my small yard has a Carrie-4years old and wonderful, a coconut  creme -one year old, a NMD one year old and a Pickering one year old. There is room for one more small variety and would like suggestions? Considering Cogshall?

Dwarf Hawaiian for  early season (great, Julie-like flavor, produces well but need to spray copper), Pickering (mid-season, produces well) and Honey Kiss (late season, productive and good taste). Personally, all three have better flavor than Cogshall, which also has issues  with jelly seed.


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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 01:03:39 PM »
Mallika or Cotton Candy

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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 01:06:16 PM »
Fairchild is really good too

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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 01:17:21 PM »
I live about 5 miles as the crow flies from the ocean between US1 and I95. Just came from a mango tasting at Pinders Nursery and loved the Coconut Cream, Cogshall and Maha Chanok.many varieties were not represented. So I like sweet mango flavor, tried Springfeld, ugh, too spicey, not sweet. Since I am wanting a small tree my choices are limited..

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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2018, 03:46:32 PM »
If you like Cogshall id definitely go with that. Mine is a very compact grower.

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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2018, 04:18:34 PM »
Mallika or Cotton Candy

Mallika is not a dwarf. The tree can get quite big.  Cotton Candy is a Keitt seedling and the tree, at least the ones I have seen, do not stay small.

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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2018, 05:10:16 PM »
Any mango tree can get big except maybe Julie

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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2018, 11:22:08 AM »
Honey Kiss appears to be a mid to late and easy to keep small in my yard.

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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2018, 12:02:40 PM »
Honey Kiss appears to be a mid to late and easy to keep small in my yard.

Honey Kiss appears prone to jelly seed.

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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 02:02:53 PM »
I live about 5 miles as the crow flies from the ocean between US1 and I95. Just came from a mango tasting at Pinders Nursery and loved the Coconut Cream, Cogshall and Maha Chanok.many varieties were not represented. So I like sweet mango flavor, tried Springfeld, ugh, too spicey, not sweet. Since I am wanting a small tree my choices are limited..

I agree with MangoCountry, if you like cogshall or Maha go with something you know you like know.. you can always top work or do some grafting when the trees get bigger if you choose you want to add more varieties but not anymore trees 🤓
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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2018, 04:08:18 PM »
Honey Kiss appears to be a mid to late and easy to keep small in my yard.

Honey Kiss appears prone to jelly seed.


Never had jelly seed on any of my Honey Kiss
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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2018, 07:25:51 PM »
I'm top working my cogshall this year. The flavor is good but extremely prone to jelly seed, even when not allowed to ripen fully on the tree. I was planning to top work with Fairchild and honey kiss, but if honey kiss is prone to jelly seed maybe I'll skip that one. Any other reports of honey kiss having jelly seed? As for size, cogshall is difficult to keep very small. Even with aggressive pruning it was a struggle to keep it under 8'.

I suggest manilita based on your flavor preferences. I love mine. Easy to keep the tree small, not attractive to pests (for some reason raccoons don't take these) and produces consistently. Flavor is simple, and can't compete with the complexity of Maha Chanok but was on par with cogshall.

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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2018, 11:29:14 PM »
Honey Kiss appears to be a mid to late and easy to keep small in my yard.

Honey Kiss appears prone to jelly seed.


Not in my yard as well.


Never had jelly seed on any of my Honey Kiss

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Re: Selecting dooryard mango
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2018, 06:58:48 PM »
Thanks for the info on honeykiss! Sounds like it is worth a try in my yard since it is one of the few varieties that can be maintained small.

 

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