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Lilí Gem mango?
« on: June 25, 2019, 11:27:18 AM »
Anyone tried it?  Supposedly a new Zill variety. Just bought a tree, wondering if I should exchange it for a Orange Sherbet.
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Re: Lilí Gem mango?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 11:52:49 AM »
Anyone tried it?  Supposedly a new Zill variety. Just bought a tree, wondering if I should exchange it for a Orange Sherbet.

Tried it several years and it hasnít impressed. Noting performance for any mango, tree can change over time, it doesnít make my top 80. OS top 5.

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Re: Lilí Gem mango?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2019, 04:41:03 PM »
Orange sherbet a bigger tastier mango


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Re: Lilí Gem mango?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 05:48:09 PM »
I tried it a couple years ago, did not like it. YMMV

It was labeled "Lil' Jim" at the time, a boo-boo I imagine.

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Re: Lilí Gem mango?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 10:30:03 PM »
Thank you for the replies.  Not sure why I let the salesman talk me into it.
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Re: Lilí Gem mango?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019, 10:50:24 PM »
Highly productive.  I wasn't impressed with anything else about the fruits on the original tree.  I haven't observed grafted ones.
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Re: Lilí Gem mango?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 11:12:32 PM »
Highly productive.  I wasn't impressed with anything else about the fruits on the original tree.  I haven't observed grafted ones.

Thank you for that response.  I love, love the Orange Sherbet mango, in my top 5.  But - I have heard there are some health issues with the trees, such as fungus issues.  Have you observed much of this?

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Re: Lilí Gem mango?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2019, 10:14:47 AM »
I was not impressed with little Gem, had some undertones of Graham in the flavor. Orange sherbet is an excellent fruit with less disease issues than its brother LZ. A little softer than LZ with big Flavor. Richard Campbell grows it (OS) in his homestead orchard. That should give an idea of its qualities. :)

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Re: Lilí Gem mango?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2019, 10:17:12 AM »
Iíve had some good Little Gems but I suspect itís a mango that doesnít respond well to being picked green.

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Re: Lilí Gem mango?
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2019, 09:41:15 PM »
Thanks for all the input. Fruitscapes has already agreed to take it back and let me exchange it for an OS
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