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Southern Blush or Spirit of 76'
« on: November 09, 2012, 08:58:41 AM »
Which of the two has better flavour (subjective), production, and consistent in both areas.

I've read both develop nice colour, and internal breakdown can happen to both.
Growth habbit and look of both trees could be a deciding factor (bushy vs leggy). So please recommend away  :D .



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Re: Southern Blush or Spirit of 76'
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 09:58:51 AM »
Which of the two has better flavour (subjective), production, and consistent in both areas.

I've read both develop nice colour, and internal breakdown can happen to both.
Growth habbit and look of both trees could be a deciding factor (bushy vs leggy). So please recommend away  :D .
Robbie

Both are excellent, top tier mangoes.  My Southern Blush is my oldest mango tree.  So, it is much larger than my Spirit of 76.  From my experience, I would say that Southern Blush is both more productive and also more vigorous in canopy growth. I would give Sprirt of 76 the slight edge in flavor. Bottom line, you can't go wrong with either.  How about planting one of each or the two in one hole or mulitgrafting to have both?

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Re: Southern Blush or Spirit of 76'
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 12:06:45 PM »
I am gonna disagree with Harry (as taste is extremely subjective...I do not like Carrie or Val Pride), there is no comparison to me...Southern Blush wins hands down in taste.
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Re: Southern Blush or Spirit of 76'
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 10:45:57 PM »
Harry, Rob. Thanks for the feedback. Looks like two cultivars to get.
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Re: Southern Blush or Spirit of 76'
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012, 01:10:55 AM »
Can't go wrong with either one. Of course, multi grafting would be great if you're tight on real estate.
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