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CherimoyaDude

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Cameroon mango #1
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:08:59 AM »
My brother told me an amusing story from when he was in Cameroon - he was eating some mangoes with the locals he was working with and they were referring to the cultivars of the fruit they were eating by different numbers ("Mango #5", "Mango #2", etc). He assumed these were the arbitrary names given by the creator of the breed, so he asked which one was the best. "Mango #1 is the best, Mango #2 is the second best, etc". Apparently this was the widespread nomenclature beyond just the group he was with! I admire the naming efficiency.

I was curious if anyone here was familiar with Cameroon mangoes, and if so what the different cultivars are called in the US? Would be fun to track some down for him at some point.

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Re: Cameroon mango #1
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 11:46:17 AM »
Wow thanks, that is a great resource. I sent it to him and he said that based on the pictures they also ate mostly Number One and Dadiani. Does anyone know if these cultivars are available in the US? Idk if it would be something possible to grow in Florida or if it would need even more tropical weather.

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Re: Cameroon mango #1
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 11:58:08 AM »
Mangoes do fine in much of Florida. He would need to be in zone 9b or higher. Refer to this map: https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/Maps.aspx

For more information on growing mangoes, see this link: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg216

 

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