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I propagated the following  cultivars in South Florida conditions and almost each and every variety failed to retain their exotic flavor,complexity, spiciness and °brix, compared to their country of origin. I came up with an inference for each variety I tried in Florida in percentages, close to their native conditions. And of course, this is my own assessment for these cultivars growing in Florida. It is worth to make mention that I tried all of them in both parts of the world. Except, for my Alphonso scion which was collected from Pine Island Nursery(Homestead, Miami) in late 90's and others were obtained from their country of origin.

‌Alphonso-50%
‌Imam pasand-70%
‌Amrapalli-70%
‌Anwar Ratool-40%
‌Banganpalli-50-60%
‌Chaunsa-40%
‌Dussehri-50%
‌Fazli-expecting bloom in 2021
‌Gopalbhog-60%
‌Gourmoti-60%
‌Haribhanga-60%
‌Himsagar-expecting bloom in 2021
‌Jahangir-60%
‌Kesar-70%
‌Langra and it's phenotypes-expecting bloom in 2021
‌Malda-expecting bloom in 2021
‌Mallika-60%
‌Sindhri-not yet bloomed
‌Sonpari-80%

They definitely, could show way better results where the conditions match or close to their original environment in most southern part of continental USA or in latin America. Those who have propagated these cultivars they can chime in to share their first hand experience.
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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 08:59:00 PM »
What about Neelam?

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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 09:39:28 PM »
Very interesting. I wonder how some of the new florida cultivars are compared in other parts of the world, in similar, non-native conditions? I guess time will tell. Maybe there is a good crossover yet to be found.

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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 09:51:17 PM »
What about Neelam?

I completely, forgot about Neelam. Actually, that was my first Indian variety I collected before Alphonso. I have to say that it did the best among all the subcontinent cultivars in my yard except for it's patchy sign of Anthracnose  on the skin and  they coalesce in late Oct when I have 2 crops. The tree is far away from the huge lake in my backyard. It did, I would say, same as or better than Sonpari.

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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 10:04:40 PM »
Very interesting. I wonder how some of the new florida cultivars are compared in other parts of the world, in similar, non-native conditions? I guess time will tell. Maybe there is a good crossover yet to be found.


In fact, I tried few Old Floridian cultivars in their non-native conditions back in  2006. Surprisingly, they did really really good in subcontinent conditions.
I tried  Bailey's Marvel, Beverly, Carrie and Dot. Thanks for raising that point out and for me it is a curiosity to find the unknown to make it known.

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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 11:10:40 PM »
What exactly do the percentages mean?
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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2021, 12:32:38 AM »
What exactly do the percentages mean?

It would be the success rate in % for non-native mangos in South Florida conditions.
It would include growth habit, disease resistance of the trees and taste profile of the fruits.


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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2021, 06:09:26 AM »
Do you have an opinion on Ambika? How is it regarded on the subcontinent. Mostly interested in taste then disease resistance :)
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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2021, 06:12:19 AM »
The sub-continent is more than just India

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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2021, 06:45:55 AM »
The sub-continent is more than just India
Thanks Mike for learning me. :)
That Hardell is a natural-born fibber! He told me that India was the center of the universe and the cradle of civilization. I cannot believe I gave him a bottle of beer for that information lol
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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2021, 09:35:13 AM »
The sub-continent is more than just India
Good Jeopardy question: These countries make up the (Indian) subcontinent.  What are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Maldives.  (Missing Alex Trebek.  He was the GOAT of game show hosts.)
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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2021, 12:04:47 PM »
The sub-continent is more than just India
Good Jeopardy question: These countries make up the (Indian) subcontinent.  What are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Maldives.  (Missing Alex Trebek.  He was the GOAT of game show hosts.)
John I just talked to Hardell he says that is a colonizer map you have. Lol
I was hoping someone would tell me of The Good The Bad and The Ugly about Ambika :)
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Re: World-class subcontinent mango cultivars vs South Florida conditions:
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2021, 01:24:23 PM »
Do you have an opinion on Ambika? How is it regarded on the subcontinent. Mostly interested in taste then disease resistance :)

Ambika is another hybrid mango I taste test in City of Lucknow, India in 2018. I haven't tried this cultivar in the Florida yet. It is a medium to large mango. It weighs around 1-1.5lbs. Turns yellow with red blush when ripe. It is sweet, aromatic and clean mango. it doesn't have all the attributes from its parents. What I heard from a mango connoisseur that it has a greenish blue mango with purple tinge when it is unripe, probably, it got that blue hue from its grand parent Neelam. But I think Arunika is better in flavor profile even though it is a bit on the smaller side.
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