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Tiberivs

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Old Florida mango variety still holds its own!
« on: June 15, 2019, 05:12:25 PM »
The tree at my moms house is amazing bout two stories high over 60 years old for sure. I keep being told it is Haden when I show pics maybe it is maybe it isnít but I havenít had another mango like this as far as taste. Look wise I have seen hadens and eaten them But taste not even close. When picked when it first shows a little shift from purple to red. And ripened on counter they are amazing. The best fruit of this tree can hold against many of the new zill varieties. When left on tree to ripen a lot of fruit can get jelly seed because of uneven ripening. Fruit tends to ripen from inside out but when caught at right stage itís the perfect blend of tart and sweet. I guess the only bad thing is that jelly seed issue and does have fiber when I eat seed I get little strings stuck in my teeth but itís worth it  8)

Ate one yesterday and one today and it reminds me of why I love mango.






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Re: Old Florida mango variety still holds its own!
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 06:37:31 PM »
Itís definitely a Haden.

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Re: Old Florida mango variety still holds its own!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 10:00:30 PM »
You are not alone in this opinion.
 
Many forum members extol the virtues of Haden. Unfortunately for us west coasters, there are no dooryard Hadens in the neighborhoods where we grew up. We tasted them at the store, and they were remarkable in a less than positive way.

That said, I'm sure they're great if you get a tree-ripened specimen.

 

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