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Re: FIRST MANGOS OF 2020
« Reply #250 on: April 13, 2020, 08:27:49 PM »
Beautiful!
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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #251 on: April 18, 2020, 05:35:45 PM »
Would you believe if I told you a couple of trees in my yard (in Jupiter) are blooming again?
The Choc Anon, especially, has thrown enough to call it a bloom, its fourth this year.  A few of the other trees have one or two branches here or there that show a flower or a confused flower flower.

Are any of you seeing a late bloom too?

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #252 on: April 18, 2020, 05:51:37 PM »
I walked the trees today (nothing to do so I walk every day) and saw this mango.

I labelled the branch Venus so I think that is what this fruit is.


     
Nice looking fruit, but


The fruit split and dropped as soon as I touched it to inspect the damage, I am not sure if it split because of the rains I got over the lat 2 days or mbbs?
Is Venus susceptible to MBBS?  It's not on anyone's resistant varieties list so far.  This branch held only 2 fruits and I lost them both. 
« Last Edit: April 18, 2020, 06:02:10 PM by Orkine »

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #253 on: April 18, 2020, 07:27:29 PM »
Wealth of information here:
 Squam256's website https://www.tropicalacresfarms.com/mangos

"Venus
Venus was a seedling of Zill Indochinese (Zinc) from the breeding program of Gary Zill in Boynton Beach, FL (planting # 33-10). We speculate that one of ‘Kent’ or ‘Beverly’ may have been the pollen parent.

 

The fruit are round in shape, medium-sized, and turn yellow with some light red blush at maturity. The flesh is firm, fiberless, and light yellow in color. The flavor is nothing short of excellent, with a decadent and complex mix of sweetness and acidity that most people who try it fall in love with.

Sometimes the fruit can ripen a bit unevenly, like its sibling the Sweet Tart. Nonetheless, it is one of the finest tasting mangos you can eat. The seed is monoembryonic.

 

The trees are upright, moderately vigorous growers with open canopy, and have excellent anthracnose resistance of the flowers and fruit.

 

Unfortunately, we have discovered Venus to be highly prone to bacterial black spot of the fruit, which in turn seems to make it more prone to rotting fungi. For this reason, we can’t recommend the tree to backyard growers in south Florida, and have begun top-working our Venus trees into other varieties.

 

Venus is a mid-season variety with its primary crop typically occurring from July to August, though we have had some May fruit from them the last several years.

 

Flavor: Indochinese hybrid

Country: Florida - USA"

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #254 on: April 18, 2020, 10:31:49 PM »
Venus is horribly prone to MBBS. The spring crop fruits have a chance of making it intact but the ones that mature in July/August will probably get massacred.

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #255 on: May 20, 2020, 12:52:23 PM »
Central FL, mature tree, first fruiting in 2019, in autumn I pruned correctly. 
2020 blooming ended, now small fruits, very very few.
Question is this :  I want more light to these fruits;  any reason not to prune accordingly now?

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #256 on: May 24, 2020, 08:29:51 AM »
I have 260-270 mango trees in Kendall and only have about 270 fruit from these trees this year and yes I pruned the heck out of them as soon as I realized I wasn't getting any fruit from them in 2020. This took about 6-8 weeks to get done and if I waited till June July Aug and Sept to do it in worse heat then we just went through that would have been like working hard in hellish conditions. What went through my mind was that a dramatic pruning could be done because the trees were pruned so early that they could get another 1 or 2 times to flush and recover with way more lower to the ground branches for easier picking and more fruit in 2021. 2021 should be a banner year after our babies took such a big vacation!!!!!
eg my 20 y/o Valencia Pride reduced from 36+ ft to about 15 ft. Keitts the same. Serious dramatic pruning because of the 3-5 months of extra recovery time.
Now any of my trees that will have fruit that can be eaten in 2021 will not be pruned until after they fruit in 2021. All my other mango trees will continue to be tipped every time I pass by them and see that they need to be tipped.

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #257 on: May 24, 2020, 10:34:59 AM »
Thanks.

The 270 fruits will develop well?

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #258 on: May 25, 2020, 07:01:17 AM »
So far so good

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #259 on: May 25, 2020, 08:15:10 AM »
think i planted mine too close, tipping is not controlling their size,  maybe good Pruning on half every other year and letting the other half fruit will be best?

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #260 on: May 25, 2020, 08:28:58 AM »
think i planted mine too close, tipping is not controlling their size,  maybe good Pruning on half every other year and letting the other half fruit will be best?

What was your spacing on them?

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #261 on: May 25, 2020, 12:25:09 PM »
They are around 10 feet  apart

What was your spacing on them?
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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #262 on: June 02, 2020, 06:51:32 AM »
Its June and my Carrie threw 2 flowers, I was as normal as they come and the second was confused.
Anyone else seeing this on SF mango trees?

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #263 on: June 02, 2020, 12:34:31 PM »
I have 260-270 mango trees in Kendall and only have about 270 fruit from these trees this year and yes I pruned the heck out of them as soon as I realized I wasn't getting any fruit from them in 2020. This took about 6-8 weeks to get done and if I waited till June July Aug and Sept to do it in worse heat then we just went through that would have been like working hard in hellish conditions. What went through my mind was that a dramatic pruning could be done because the trees were pruned so early that they could get another 1 or 2 times to flush and recover with way more lower to the ground branches for easier picking and more fruit in 2021. 2021 should be a banner year after our babies took such a big vacation!!!!!
eg my 20 y/o Valencia Pride reduced from 36+ ft to about 15 ft. Keitts the same. Serious dramatic pruning because of the 3-5 months of extra recovery time.
Now any of my trees that will have fruit that can be eaten in 2021 will not be pruned until after they fruit in 2021. All my other mango trees will continue to be tipped every time I pass by them and see that they need to be tipped.

An early mango season for sure, at least on some trees anyway. On my trees that have minimal or no yield, same as you I am pruning now and looking to tip prune the new growth in 8-10 weeks/

We always have to look towards the future seasons and it is not too early to think about 2021.

2021 should be a banner year after our babies took such a big vacation!!!!!

This will happen. A nice cold winter to induce maximum  South Florida mango bloom and fruit holds.  God willing of course, but with all the bad recent news (wuhan lab created covid19 and now we get riots and looting) I think we will get this much to counter balance it.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 12:41:23 PM by zands »

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #264 on: June 02, 2020, 03:35:00 PM »
Its June and my Carrie threw 2 flowers, I was as normal as they come and the second was confused.
Anyone else seeing this on SF mango trees?


Saw flowers on Himasagar yesterday  :)

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #265 on: June 02, 2020, 04:53:01 PM »
First crop off Angie tree, thought i was gonna be able to eat them all off the tree but a squirrel or rat ate half the second one, angie seems to have very small window for peak flavor


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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #266 on: June 02, 2020, 06:01:39 PM »
I've got fruit developing and a second bloom on my Neelam.



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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #267 on: June 03, 2020, 09:49:11 AM »
First crop off Angie tree, thought i was gonna be able to eat them all off the tree but a squirrel or rat ate half the second one, angie seems to have very small window for peak flavor

What do you mean by a "very small window for peak flavor?"  That could be said for Carrie, but having grown Angie, I don't see how that applies.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2020, 09:30:27 AM by johnb51 »
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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #268 on: June 03, 2020, 11:26:03 PM »
Just had one of the best Orange Sherbets, perfect.

Tried Hubble. Excellent. Smooth and no fiber. Sweet and some sour.

Had a super good Saigon too. Complex and juicy. Satisfying.

And this Mabrouka was a nice surprise. Some resin and spice, with sweet smoothness.

« Last Edit: June 04, 2020, 12:05:48 AM by roblack »

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #269 on: July 06, 2020, 03:28:22 PM »
No weeds grow beneath oak trees, maybe fallen oak leaves prevent weeds.
Any reason not to use these leaves to mulch beneath mango tree?

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #270 on: July 06, 2020, 04:12:16 PM »
Just had one of the best Orange Sherbets, perfect.

Tried Hubble. Excellent. Smooth and no fiber. Sweet and some sour.

Had a super good Saigon too. Complex and juicy. Satisfying.

And this Mabrouka was a nice surprise. Some resin and spice, with sweet smoothness.

Sorry I didn't catch this when you first posted!
How did the Orange Sherbet compare to Lemon Zest or Lemon Meringue???
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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #271 on: July 06, 2020, 10:19:19 PM »
Orange Sherbert and LZ are different. I like them both. A great LZ is hard to beat though. Its been a while since had a LM, don't really recall but they weren't as good as OS and LZ.

Hands down the best mango I had this year was Sweet Tart. Finally had a few perfect ones. I love this mango.

Time to prep for grafts.

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Re: 2020 Mango Season (Florida)
« Reply #272 on: July 07, 2020, 10:13:43 AM »
Orange Sherbert and LZ are different. I like them both. A great LZ is hard to beat though. Its been a while since had a LM, don't really recall but they weren't as good as OS and LZ.

Hands down the best mango I had this year was Sweet Tart. Finally had a few perfect ones. I love this mango.

Time to prep for grafts.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2020, 02:52:36 PM by johnb51 »
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