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shaneatwell

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First fruit from Tim Thompson's Pineapple Mango
« on: October 08, 2019, 02:25:21 PM »
Had it a few days ago. Nice mango. Strong Coconut flavor (but i've read in another thread http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=17443.175that Pickering loses its pineapple if left on the tree). Some fiber around the seed. Originally had about 20 fruits in this first crop, but none of the rest grew larger than a golf ball. This one was tucked away under the leaves and reached an almost normal size.

Also, the tree is now flushing like crazy. Only really healthy mango tree i have out of half a dozen florida trees and dozens of seedlings i've planted.
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Re: First fruit from Tim Thompson's Pineapple Mango
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 11:35:25 PM »
Thanks for the report Shane! Iíve never tried that variety before but Coconut sounds good. Itís interesting that itís the only tree growing well for you. I wonder what rootstock was used? You should try to plant the seed if itís viable.

Also, with this one tree thatís growing well for you, you can topwork several other varieties onto it so you can have more variety.

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Re: First fruit from Tim Thompson's Pineapple Mango
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2020, 04:53:24 PM »
I'm about 4 fruits in this season and they're pretty much the same as last year. Bit of fiber around the seed. The rest of the flesh isn't completely smooth, its kind of grainy. Nice flavor. Coconut or Pina Colada, but not strong on the pineapple.

The rootstock appears to be called 'Camarillo' and I think its the air-layering stock he discovered while selecting his mangos. A failed graft. Parallels with the Hass avocado.

I do have seeds now and i guess I'll plant them.

And i have started to top work. Sweet Tart so far.





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