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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2018, 02:51:20 PM »
Here in bokeelia ppk off the charts,lemon zest just started verry good ,coco sold a few but the one I saved for me not quite ripe yet.Ugly betty very good,bombay off the charts,a few dots that just blow your mind.Bailey's marvel very very good.


...Had one of Shot's Bombay's that we picked up yesterday. Amazing! Very popular with friends. Looking forward to trying the Gudang Ginsu soon.



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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2018, 03:03:49 PM »
This year best i had was Beverly from the selection

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« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2018, 06:34:23 PM »

...Had one of Shot's Bombay's that we picked up yesterday. Amazing! Very popular with friends. Looking forward to trying the Gudang Ginsu soon.

Bombay is one of the only mangoes Ive hated every time Ive tried it.  I know people like it I just can't understand why.

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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2018, 07:13:31 PM »
Had first pineapple pleasure of the season today and was the best so far, even though also a bit watered down. Best compared to pickering, coconut cream, seacrest, sweet tart, Duncan, phoenix, dupuis, maha, harvest moon, florigon, Fairchild, and edgar I have had so far this year, which all have been watered down. Second is my coconut cream. Hoping the later season ups the flavor.

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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2018, 07:50:27 PM »

...Had one of Shot's Bombay's that we picked up yesterday. Amazing! Very popular with friends. Looking forward to trying the Gudang Ginsu soon.

Bombay is one of the only mangoes Ive hated every time Ive tried it.  I know people like it I just can't understand why.

I was the same way until the last one I had. It was excellent. Prior yearís tastings were just terrible. Iím not sure why that is. Different flavor profiles totally, but Iíve also heard that there are different strains of Bombay, but not sure how true that is

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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2018, 07:52:28 PM »
My favorite this year was coconut cream and then Malika.  But I just picked a massive 2lb Sweettart that Iím waiting to fully ripen, so the current title holder has yet to weigh in

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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2018, 08:00:07 PM »
the best i had this year that i would say be the top is Beverly

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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2018, 08:30:38 PM »

Bombay is one of the only mangoes Ive hated every time Ive tried it.  I know people like it I just can't understand why.


I'm the same way with Jakarta. Every one I've had tasted like I was licking a penny - strong, off-putting copper taste.
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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2018, 07:55:53 AM »
My favorite this year was coconut cream and then Malika.  But I just picked a massive 2lb Sweettart that Iím waiting to fully ripen, so the current title holder has yet to weigh in

Please post a picture if this behemoth Sweet Tart
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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2018, 08:33:17 AM »
Just ate my first ever Sweet Tart.  Brains fell out - fantastic flavor.  Thanks to Excalibur for the 45 gal ST I bought last year.   Hurricane wiped out my 12 yr old Cogshall.  No great loss really.

Glenn and Pickering will be ready soon.  Mango time 2018 ---- cant't wait!!!

Also planted a Cat Hoa Loc.  Fruit next year.
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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2018, 10:21:05 AM »
PPK - Bokeelia

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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2018, 10:21:14 AM »
PiŮa Colada
Peach Cobbler
Dot
White Piri
Pineapple Pleasure
Cac
Sunrise
Val-Carrie
ST Maui

Have all been pretty incredible.
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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2018, 11:05:38 AM »
Okay,
We ate a ridiculous amount of mangoes this weekend and so far my favorites have been:


E-4: blew away all competition
Lemon Zest
Coconut Cream
Orange Sherbet


This was our stash before we started gorging ourselves:



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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2018, 03:43:18 AM »
Okay,
We ate a ridiculous amount of mangoes this weekend and so far my favorites have been:


E-4: blew away all competition
Lemon Zest
Coconut Cream
Orange Sherbet


This was our stash before we started gorging ourselves:




Mercy. That looks divine.

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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2018, 07:33:55 AM »
My favorite this year was coconut cream and then Malika.  But I just picked a massive 2lb Sweettart that Iím waiting to fully ripen, so the current title holder has yet to weigh in

Please post a picture if this behemoth Sweet Tart




It was a monster! Almost ripe. Maybe a day or two to go now
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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2018, 08:09:33 AM »
My favorite this year was coconut cream and then Malika.  But I just picked a massive 2lb Sweettart that Iím waiting to fully ripen, so the current title holder has yet to weigh in

Please post a picture if this behemoth Sweet Tart




It was a monster! Almost ripe. Maybe a day or two to go now

You sure that is 2 pounds?

It also looks as if that may have been picked a bit early.  A ripe ST should be yellow to yellow-gold in color. 
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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2018, 08:25:36 AM »
It was 27.5 oz, so maybe a slight fib, but close enough.  It was starting to yellow at the top and the stem was brown and cracked...it came right off, I didn't need to cut it.  I find that when they are picked this way and then allowed to ripen to about 60% yellow, they have a more pronounced tart component which I adore.

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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2018, 08:27:03 AM »

Sunrise

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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2018, 08:41:46 AM »

Sunrise

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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2018, 08:47:50 AM »
It was 27.5 oz, so maybe a slight fib, but close enough.  It was starting to yellow at the top and the stem was brown and cracked...it came right off, I didn't need to cut it.  I find that when they are picked this way and then allowed to ripen to about 60% yellow, they have a more pronounced tart component which I adore.

That is probably sunburn color.  ST tend to show first color on the botton tip (you dont have to believe me put I have been picking and eating STs for years, before the tree was ever released for sale).  It took years of testing and trying the harvest to determine how to pick.

A truly ripe ST will actually not be tart.  It will be intensely sweet with an explosive zing.  The flesh is on the softer side texture-wise.  Flesh color should be a dull deeper orange (faintly burnt color component?).  If its tart/sour/chalky, its underripe.
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« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2018, 09:15:38 AM »
It was 27.5 oz, so maybe a slight fib, but close enough.  It was starting to yellow at the top and the stem was brown and cracked...it came right off, I didn't need to cut it.  I find that when they are picked this way and then allowed to ripen to about 60% yellow, they have a more pronounced tart component which I adore.

That is probably sunburn color.  ST tend to show first color on the botton tip (you dont have to believe me put I have been picking and eating STs for years, before the tree was ever released for sale).  It took years of testing and trying the harvest to determine how to pick.

A truly ripe ST will actually not be tart.  It will be intensely sweet with an explosive zing.  The flesh is on the softer side texture-wise.  Flesh color should be a dull deeper orange (faintly burnt color component?).  If its tart/sour/chalky, its underripe.

Understand, maybe that's just how I prefer it. It's not sunburn, as it was bagged in plastic with only a drain hole at the bottom.  I will try and pick them at different levels of ripeness and see where the sweet spot is.  Admittedly, I don't have nearly as much experience as you do with this Cultivar.  Thank you for the recommendation

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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2018, 09:45:52 AM »
It was 27.5 oz, so maybe a slight fib, but close enough.  It was starting to yellow at the top and the stem was brown and cracked...it came right off, I didn't need to cut it.  I find that when they are picked this way and then allowed to ripen to about 60% yellow, they have a more pronounced tart component which I adore.

That is probably sunburn color.  ST tend to show first color on the botton tip (you dont have to believe me put I have been picking and eating STs for years, before the tree was ever released for sale).  It took years of testing and trying the harvest to determine how to pick.

A truly ripe ST will actually not be tart.  It will be intensely sweet with an explosive zing.  The flesh is on the softer side texture-wise.  Flesh color should be a dull deeper orange (faintly burnt color component?).  If its tart/sour/chalky, its underripe.

Understand, maybe that's just how I prefer it. It's not sunburn, as it was bagged in plastic with only a drain hole at the bottom.  I will try and pick them at different levels of ripeness and see where the sweet spot is.  Admittedly, I don't have nearly as much experience as you do with this Cultivar.  Thank you for the recommendation

Why do you think the plastic would prevent sunburn?  Why are they bagged in plastic anyway?  Also, to be honest, bagging in plastic is not recommended...ever hear if the greenhouse effect?
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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2018, 09:49:19 AM »
It was 27.5 oz, so maybe a slight fib, but close enough.  It was starting to yellow at the top and the stem was brown and cracked...it came right off, I didn't need to cut it.  I find that when they are picked this way and then allowed to ripen to about 60% yellow, they have a more pronounced tart component which I adore.

That is probably sunburn color.  ST tend to show first color on the botton tip (you dont have to believe me put I have been picking and eating STs for years, before the tree was ever released for sale).  It took years of testing and trying the harvest to determine how to pick.

A truly ripe ST will actually not be tart.  It will be intensely sweet with an explosive zing.  The flesh is on the softer side texture-wise.  Flesh color should be a dull deeper orange (faintly burnt color component?).  If its tart/sour/chalky, its underripe.

Understand, maybe that's just how I prefer it. It's not sunburn, as it was bagged in plastic with only a drain hole at the bottom.  I will try and pick them at different levels of ripeness and see where the sweet spot is.  Admittedly, I don't have nearly as much experience as you do with this Cultivar.  Thank you for the recommendation

Why do you think the plastic would prevent sunburn?  Why are they bagged in plastic anyway?  Also, to be honest, bagging in plastic is not recommended...ever hear if the greenhouse effect?

Is that the thing Obama created? And Me likey plastic

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« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2018, 11:26:25 AM »
It was 27.5 oz, so maybe a slight fib, but close enough.  It was starting to yellow at the top and the stem was brown and cracked...it came right off, I didn't need to cut it.  I find that when they are picked this way and then allowed to ripen to about 60% yellow, they have a more pronounced tart component which I adore.

That is probably sunburn color.  ST tend to show first color on the botton tip (you dont have to believe me put I have been picking and eating STs for years, before the tree was ever released for sale).  It took years of testing and trying the harvest to determine how to pick.

A truly ripe ST will actually not be tart.  It will be intensely sweet with an explosive zing.  The flesh is on the softer side texture-wise.  Flesh color should be a dull deeper orange (faintly burnt color component?).  If its tart/sour/chalky, its underripe.

Interesting...Will note this.  I had my first Sweet Tart (which was a drop) with deep orange flesh.  It was the most delicious mango Ive ever had.

My favs so far are:

Sweet Tart
Ice Cream
Maha
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Re: Best tasting mangos of 2018
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2018, 06:27:23 PM »
So Obama created the greenhouse effect?  Interesting.  (We try to leave politics out of these discussions for a good reason.)
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