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SoCal grown mango brix
« on: September 16, 2019, 05:49:42 PM »
I harvested my mangoes 1 month early which arent on their optimal stage and earlier today i took the brix of 3 varieties.

Sweet tart hit 28.9
Pina colada hit 29.7

I also posted a video when i took sweet tart brix below.








https://youtu.be/kqR0V2-DqNc


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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 06:26:43 PM »
Wow! Those scores wouldíve blown the crappy brix meter out of the waters.....whatever yr doing keep doing it , congrats!!

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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 06:53:10 PM »
I harvested my mangoes 1 month early which arent on their optimal stage and earlier today i took the brix of 3 varieties.

Sweet tart hit 28.9
Pina colada hit 29.7

I also posted a video when i took sweet tart brix below.








https://youtu.be/kqR0V2-DqNc

Sweet Tart and Lemon Zest has tendency to get dangerously sweet here in So Cal. I have had them blow past max reading of 30 and with a sugar shock.

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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 08:09:43 PM »
Yeah, nice Brix readings. At that Brix, they must have been amazing if not too sweet. Sweet Tart, LZ and PiŮa Colada have been amongst the top in terms of highest Brix readings Iíve collected so far. Thanks for the update!

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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 09:36:47 PM »
Gozp, I just saw your video. Be careful when you squeeze the juice from the fruit. Any tiny particles/pulp from the fruit will interfere with the refraction of the light giving you a false reading. Iím not saying that your readings are inaccurate but just be very careful so that you can achieve the most precise readings as possible.

I usually cut a slice of mango with the peel on and squeeze the peel applying pressure on the meat of the fruit so that I donít get particulates of fruit in the juice used for the refractometer.

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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 01:11:13 AM »
I watched the video again. Pulp was not on the centerboard, but on the silverlining.


Thanks for pointing it out.





I harvested them on an early stage for growth flush.. i cud have had higher brix if i let them stay on the tree..

Here is a photo of pina colada having some fibers..



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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 09:32:30 PM »
Another ST that hit 33.7 brix.








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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 09:51:52 PM »
Man, I love Sweet Tart! You are growing a great selection of Mangos and your Brix readings are a good indicator that you are fertilizing and watering properly. Keep up the great work!

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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 10:34:55 PM »
Hey Gonz
Those are all time highs for ST....must be something in the water in The Valley 👍


In contrast, in our July tasting w Florida mangos sweet tart was 23 and Edgar 22 brix. Our California grown ST and Edgar 33 and 35 brix!!


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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 10:43:48 PM »
Thanks simon. I learned alot from here.

What i do is fertilization high ratio of langbeinite (potassium)& oyster shells(calcium).

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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2019, 11:26:59 PM »
Buttercream 30.0
Honey kiss 28.4

That texture of buttercream is out of this world. Very smooth & bith are absolutely delicious.










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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2019, 11:22:47 AM »
good work there! Valley is optimum like Palm Springs with not much risk of PM and dry heat. I can bet your LZ's would be excellent too.

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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2019, 10:31:35 PM »
good work there! Valley is optimum like Palm Springs with not much risk of PM and dry heat. I can bet your LZ's would be excellent too.

My only problem is antrancnose during the winter, i lost a few mango trees even with manila rootstocks.


 my readings on a small LZ fruit hit 28.3 .



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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2019, 11:41:02 PM »
Kathy 39.2


This mango is magnificent, flavor tasted peachy-mango with full loads of tartness & sweetness..

Best mango for me this year ....







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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2019, 01:16:32 AM »
Wow, the numbers just keep climbing.

Langbenite is a great source of potassium, kelp works too.

Your ratios must be perfect.

How infrequent is the watering?

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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2019, 11:35:01 AM »
Diabetic shock. Amazing.

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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2019, 11:45:34 PM »
Killer brix Paul! I hope you have another k3 for yr tasting. The ones I had from Florida this year were good but not even close to what yr registering. The best mango Iíve eaten this season was the guava mango we shared a few weeks ago.






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Re: SoCal grown mango brix
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2019, 03:51:55 PM »
This is incredible!

Someone should contact Guinness World Records!

 

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