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What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« on: July 08, 2019, 05:48:53 PM »
Hello folks, I have a small backyard so I am looking into making the most of the space that I have. ;)

Would like to hear your input on which mango variety to select for this project.

Mango tree type; preferably a consistent producer, medium to large size fruit, and of course tasty.
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 05:57:37 PM »
If it was my yard I will definitely plant a Pickering , and maybe plant 3 Trees in 1 Hole 👍

Good luck .

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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 06:06:05 PM »
Welcome to the forum JulianoGS!

You can find a lot of information regarding the different tasting Mangos, size of trees and favorite varieties if you use the search function towards the top of the page.

Here’s a thread that talks about some of the favorites for this year
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=32597.0

This link has favorite varieties to the last several years
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=31734.msg349437#msg349437

This Ultimate mango list has comprehensive info regarding many different types of mangos
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=1586.msg21809#msg21809

The information contained in the Tropical Acres website is one of the best resources out there. Alex is one of our most knowledgeable members on this forum.
https://www.tropicalacresfarms.com/

Container Mangos
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=12767.0

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=23229.msg278297#msg278297

Last but not least, here’s what your probably looking for, compact Mango suggestions
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=17443.0

Simon


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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2019, 06:34:53 PM »
Welcome to the forum JulianoGS!

You can find a lot of information regarding the different tasting Mangos, size of trees and favorite varieties if you use the search function towards the top of the page.

Here’s a thread that talks about some of the favorites for this year
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=32597.0

This link has favorite varieties to the last several years
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=31734.msg349437#msg349437

This Ultimate mango list has comprehensive info regarding many different types of mangos
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=1586.msg21809#msg21809

The information contained in the Tropical Acres website is one of the best resources out there. Alex is one of our most knowledgeable members on this forum.
https://www.tropicalacresfarms.com/

Container Mangos
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=12767.0

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=23229.msg278297#msg278297

Last but not least, here’s what your probably looking for, compact Mango suggestions
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=17443.0

Simon


Nicely done Simon!!  Thats a heckuva newbie resources list.

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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 08:09:06 PM »
+1 on the Pickering.  Excellent fruit in a very productive, compact tree.
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019, 11:12:16 PM »
Welcome to the forum JulianoGS!

You can find a lot of information regarding the different tasting Mangos, size of trees and favorite varieties if you use the search function towards the top of the page.

Here’s a thread that talks about some of the favorites for this year
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=32597.0

This link has favorite varieties to the last several years
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=31734.msg349437#msg349437

This Ultimate mango list has comprehensive info regarding many different types of mangos
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=1586.msg21809#msg21809

The information contained in the Tropical Acres website is one of the best resources out there. Alex is one of our most knowledgeable members on this forum.
https://www.tropicalacresfarms.com/

Container Mangos
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=12767.0

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=23229.msg278297#msg278297

Last but not least, here’s what your probably looking for, compact Mango suggestions
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=17443.0

Simon


Nicely done Simon!!  Thats a heckuva newbie resources list.


Couldn't agree more, thanks Simon!
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 12:10:21 AM »
Anytime. This forum has helped me so much, I just want to return the favor.

JulianoGS, that’s probably enough reading for at least a couple days.

I personally wouldn’t think too much about the size of the fruit. You can just eat two or three smaller fruit to get full. Some of my favorite mango varieties like Piña Colada, Ice Cream, PPK, Gary and Sweet Tarts( if not thinned) are on the smaller size.

I would agree with others that Pickering is a good choice for a compact mango that can be kept relatively small, tastes good and is productive.

My best advice would be to taste as many varieties as you can before you purchase a tree.

Simon

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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2019, 08:59:08 AM »
We all love Pickering, don't we!  The ideal combination of qualities.  I even had some this year you could call "large" (not jumbo, of course).  My only issue with Pickering is that it needs full sun, but that may be true with most mango varieties.  The shady side of my tree does not produce much fruit, which is less sweet as well. 

The newbie should consider disease resistance, too, unless he's located in an ideal coastal area.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2019, 09:04:28 AM by johnb51 »
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2019, 09:27:31 AM »
Thank you guys for the replies and comments!!!
One mango tree that I have already planted was Keitt, because it is a very late season, consistent and good flavor with minimal strings.

I was thinking of Coconut Cream or Sugar Loaf mango or maybe Pina Colada.
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2019, 10:01:25 AM »
This year so far the flavor of the fruit from my Pickering has been underwhelming. The Glenn has gone from excellent to meh from fruits picked at the same time. The good ones are great.

My Julie seedling (Juicy Lucy) has been the best this year and right behind it the Madame Francis. Go figure.
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2019, 10:08:26 AM »
This is the time of the year when fruitscapes has a mangomania weekend and
you can sample 20+ fruits in one day. If you are located near Pine Island? I took
my family a couple years ago and everyone had a good time. My wife and 2 kids
had a different favorite mango. Taste is so subjective. You probably should make
your own decision which are your favorites?

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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2019, 11:58:13 AM »
Since you asked, these would be the mango trees I would have in my yard:
 
1. Rosigold for ultra early season mango
2. Pickering or M4(productivity?) or sugar loaf(productivity?) for coconut flavor mango. (Pickering get watered down flavor with rain) Coco cream doesn't produce well for me.
3. Carrie - just one of the best flavored mangoes ever- but you should try it first.
4. Lemon zest or Orange sherbet (OS supposed to be more disease resistant) - for citrus flavored mango
5. Sweet Tart - in a league all its own
6. Maha Chanok for productive asian type mango.
7. Fruit punch - for fruit flavored mango.

And I think Keitt is the best late season mango out there with traditional flavor. These should give you something to think about but try them first if you have the opportunity. No one ever really agrees on the best mango :) There used to be a thread on the mango GOAT...I believe lemon zest and sweet tart were the top two contenders at the time.

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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2019, 12:30:08 PM »
This year so far the flavor of the fruit from my Pickering has been underwhelming. The Glenn has gone from excellent to meh from fruits picked at the same time. The good ones are great.

My Julie seedling (Juicy Lucy) has been the best this year and right behind it the Madame Francis. Go figure.

How long did Juicy Lucy take to bear?

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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2019, 01:33:29 PM »
This year so far the flavor of the fruit from my Pickering has been underwhelming. The Glenn has gone from excellent to meh from fruits picked at the same time. The good ones are great.

My Julie seedling (Juicy Lucy) has been the best this year and right behind it the Madame Francis. Go figure.

How long did Juicy Lucy take to bear?

As a 4 year old (I think) seedling I got from a friend, it was only a couple of years. I grafted cuttings from it onto a store bought mango and the two I gave away have both fruited really well in less than four years.

Lucy is not affected by anthracnose like her parent, is extremely precocious and really needs fruit to be thinned to get larger fruits. My tree has not been top pruned and she's still under 12' tall.

The first couple of years the fruit was underwhelming, but now it's very good, the one graft I did I have knowledge of fruited this year and they are exactly like Lucy, juicy, sweet, fiberless and have the distinctive Julie "proboscis" :-)

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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2019, 05:21:37 PM »
This year so far the flavor of the fruit from my Pickering has been underwhelming. The Glenn has gone from excellent to meh from fruits picked at the same time. The good ones are great.

My Julie seedling (Juicy Lucy) has been the best this year and right behind it the Madame Francis. Go figure.

How long did Juicy Lucy take to bear?

As a 4 year old (I think) seedling I got from a friend, it was only a couple of years. I grafted cuttings from it onto a store bought mango and the two I gave away have both fruited really well in less than four years.

Lucy is not affected by anthracnose like her parent, is extremely precocious and really needs fruit to be thinned to get larger fruits. My tree has not been top pruned and she's still under 12' tall.

The first couple of years the fruit was underwhelming, but now it's very good, the one graft I did I have knowledge of fruited this year and they are exactly like Lucy, juicy, sweet, fiberless and have the distinctive Julie "proboscis" :-)
 

Those are great results!

So who is Lucy?

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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2019, 05:39:19 PM »
I always try to have a Pickering available,  when someone in the family or a friend asks me for a good mango tree to put in their yard,  I'll hand them a Pickering.  size, reliability, precociousness and flavor. 
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2019, 10:23:08 PM »
My sister's name is Lucille.
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2019, 09:15:07 AM »
Since you asked, these would be the mango trees I would have in my yard:
 
1. Rosigold for ultra early season mango
2. Pickering or M4(productivity?) or sugar loaf(productivity?) for coconut flavor mango. (Pickering get watered down flavor with rain) Coco cream doesn't produce well for me.
3. Carrie - just one of the best flavored mangoes ever- but you should try it first.
4. Lemon zest or Orange sherbet (OS supposed to be more disease resistant) - for citrus flavored mango
5. Sweet Tart - in a league all its own
6. Maha Chanok for productive asian type mango.
7. Fruit punch - for fruit flavored mango.

And I think Keitt is the best late season mango out there with traditional flavor. These should give you something to think about but try them first if you have the opportunity. No one ever really agrees on the best mango :) There used to be a thread on the mango GOAT...I believe lemon zest and sweet tart were the top two contenders at the time.

Thanks for your list! Looks really good!
I am caught between coconut cream and sugarloaf or even M4, but would like to know the productivity on these before.
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2019, 05:49:04 PM »
This year so far the flavor of the fruit from my Pickering has been underwhelming. The Glenn has gone from excellent to meh from fruits picked at the same time. The good ones are great.

My Julie seedling (Juicy Lucy) has been the best this year and right behind it the Madame Francis. Go figure.

How long did Juicy Lucy take to bear?

As a 4 year old (I think) seedling I got from a friend, it was only a couple of years. I grafted cuttings from it onto a store bought mango and the two I gave away have both fruited really well in less than four years.

Lucy is not affected by anthracnose like her parent, is extremely precocious and really needs fruit to be thinned to get larger fruits. My tree has not been top pruned and she's still under 12' tall.

The first couple of years the fruit was underwhelming, but now it's very good, the one graft I did I have knowledge of fruited this year and they are exactly like Lucy, juicy, sweet, fiberless and have the distinctive Julie "proboscis" :-)

Very cool, could you post a pic of the fruit? Plan on selling any grafted trees at some point?
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2019, 08:59:34 AM »
1. Sugar Loaf: pineapple/coconut flavor, fairly fast growing tree with a spreading habit. Green mango, gets a little bit of yellow when it's ripe.

2. orange essence: not very disease resistant, seems to be a huge tree that doesn't like to branch laterally, fruit is similar to orange sherbert. Medium sized yellow fruit.

3. honey kiss: dwarf slow growing tree, very precocious, highly productive, highly disease resistant, essentially the perfect tree. Fruit is 8/10 traditional mango flavor, polyembryonic, small red/yellow mango that will ripen on the tree. The fruit are also very easy to peel.

those are the 3 in my yard, if I had to get more then it'd be

4. Cac: highly vigorous, probably not precocious since it's a huge tree, highly disease resistant, best Indochinese mango (that I've tried) very sweet and very acidic, kind of similar to sweet tart.

5. sweet tart: vigorous, vertical growth habit, not sure about precocity, fairly disease resistant. Fruit is small and has a strong Indochinese flavor. May have trouble flowering.

6. po pyu kalay (lemon meringue): early season, easy to tell when to pick, great citrus flavor, very consistent producer. Fruit falls off the tree and bruises easily though. Parent of Lemo

7. pickering: dwarf tree, very precocious, good coconut flavor, fairly disease resistant

but it's probably a better idea to get fruit that will ripen out of mango season like sapodillas, jackfruit, avocados, etc. than be awash in a sea of mangos

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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2019, 12:38:38 PM »
1. Sugar Loaf: pineapple/coconut flavor, fairly fast growing tree with a spreading habit. Green mango, gets a little bit of yellow when it's ripe.

2. orange essence: not very disease resistant, seems to be a huge tree that doesn't like to branch laterally, fruit is similar to orange sherbert. Medium sized yellow fruit.

3. honey kiss: dwarf slow growing tree, very precocious, highly productive, highly disease resistant, essentially the perfect tree. Fruit is 8/10 traditional mango flavor, polyembryonic, small red/yellow mango that will ripen on the tree. The fruit are also very easy to peel.

those are the 3 in my yard, if I had to get more then it'd be

4. Cac: highly vigorous, probably not precocious since it's a huge tree, highly disease resistant, best Indochinese mango (that I've tried) very sweet and very acidic, kind of similar to sweet tart.

5. sweet tart: vigorous, vertical growth habit, not sure about precocity, fairly disease resistant. Fruit is small and has a strong Indochinese flavor. May have trouble flowering.

6. po pyu kalay (lemon meringue): early season, easy to tell when to pick, great citrus flavor, very consistent producer. Fruit falls off the tree and bruises easily though. Parent of Lemo

7. pickering: dwarf tree, very precocious, good coconut flavor, fairly disease resistant

but it's probably a better idea to get fruit that will ripen out of mango season like sapodillas, jackfruit, avocados, etc. than be awash in a sea of mangos

Thanks for sharing your list and flavors on the mangoes.

What is the production like for the sugar-loaf tree?
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2019, 10:40:57 AM »
I always try to have a Pickering available,  when someone in the family or a friend asks me for a good mango tree to put in their yard,  I'll hand them a Pickering.  size, reliability, precociousness and flavor.

Thanks, I am also considering a pickering tree.

Do you know if sugar loaf or M4 produces well?
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2019, 10:42:45 AM »
If it was my yard I will definitely plant a Pickering , and maybe plant 3 Trees in 1 Hole 👍

Good luck .

Ed

Pickering is on my list, how does sugar loaf or M4 fare on the fruit production?
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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2019, 12:00:10 PM »
I live ten miles from the magic kingdom and it’s very hot and muggy mid state with cold wet conditions in spring

The cotton candy has been flawless so far with no spraying

My first mangos are on it now and just waiting to ripen



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Re: What would be your top 7 mangos for Florida?
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2019, 11:09:09 PM »
I always try to have a Pickering available,  when someone in the family or a friend asks me for a good mango tree to put in their yard,  I'll hand them a Pickering.  size, reliability, precociousness and flavor.

Pickering is it an early or mid season producer?  How big is the fruit?
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