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Fralon Mango
« on: November 02, 2018, 05:18:25 PM »
I saw this on Zills sheet does anybody have any information? is it a typo i couldnt find anything on Google.  Also I saw they had Dusari and Rumani. Any info on those?

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Re: Fralon Mango
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 05:45:19 PM »
Fralon or Fralan is typically eaten green as far as I know. I ate quite a few ripe ones this year. They were just ok. Slightly creamy from what I remember. I wish I had more to add.

The tree isn't all that vigorous. I cleaned up and did some minor scaffolding pruning on a tree that has probably been in ground 8 - 10 years. I don't think there was any major scaffolding pruning done to it. It seemed to have somewhat twisty, contorted growth.
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Re: Fralon Mango
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 07:01:13 AM »
I've seen this spelled Fralan, Falan, Fralon.
Agree on the growth habit. I have two of these and they have a unique natural form. I might describe it as a natural bonsai form very dense and compact. Mainly pruning has been keeping the center and top of the tree open. Yes, you should eat these green I don't think they are anything special ripe and they tend to split before ripening. There is a good market for green mango especially early in the season with Asian people. Picking green avoids loss from over ripening, anthracnose, animals, wind, etc.

Falan
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Thailand

Synonyms
Falan, Thunder

Fruit description
Falan is a green, oblong shape fruit with no blush and a polyembryonic* seed. Falan is a medium-to-small tree with an open canopy.

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/plants/fruit-and-vegetables/fruit-and-nuts/mangoes/mango-varieties/green-eating

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Falan is another popular green eating variety in Thailand. When translated into English, Falan means Thunder. This variety is given its name because of its tendency, when mature, to split after a thunder storm or heavy rain. Because of this, it should not be picked in rainy weather and irrigation should be turned off before harvest.

Falan has a milder flavour than Keow Savoey and is generally eaten as slices in vinegar or fish sauces (mamung nam pla wa arn). In northern Thailand, this variety is induced to produce out-of-season fruit with potassium nitrate and paclobutrazol (CultarŪ).

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Re: Fralon Mango
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 10:21:03 AM »
Thanks for the info

anyone know about Dusari and Rumani?

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Re: Fralon Mango
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 12:02:58 PM »
Oh falan is very cheap mango...we eat green with dippingsauce.

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Re: Fralon Mango
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 02:55:15 PM »
Falan often has a splitting problem for us. Flesh is orange, has a bit of a vegetable component in its flavor, paper thin seed. Produces well. Seen it throw some off-season bloom this year but no fruit amounted from that.

We have it around for green purposes.

 

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