If I had the land, I would get em all hahaha I envy folks like Harry with their 2000 variety orchards
2000 sounds like a bit of an exaggeration. Worldwide who does have the largest mango varietal collection?
Slightly over stated, indeed. But give me a chance and some time. I am heading in that direction.
A worthy goal hahaha, but I was also including all the other fruit trees in your orchard, not just the mangoes.
adiel, I do not have Angie or Sweet Elena, planing on getting Angie next trip for sure, seems people experience with it, is good tasting, trouble free, and productive. Golden Queen aka Jin Huang, looks like it has commercial potential, big attractive fiberless, etc. but its wait and see if anyone in Fla. has one Jeff "might" have one if they sent him the right tree. scions are available online, soooo I think eventually I will get that one. Oh there is one other variety that has my interest, the "Sindhu"
Sindhu (Ratna back-crossed with Alphonso): Regular bearer, fruits medium sized, fibreless, free from spongy tissue with high pulp to stone ratio and very thin and small stone.
also known as the "seedless" mango, because the stone has no embryo or endosperm, and is extremely small and flat.
Tree and fruit characteristics of Sindhu.
· Its parents are Ratna X Alphonso. Ratna itself is hybrid of two parents, Neelam X Alphonso.
· Tree is dwarf occupying 11 square meters at an age of 8 years.
· Fruit medium size (215 grams).
· Pulp to stone ratio 26:1.
· Very attractive red blush on shoulders.
· Deep orange flesh (82.3%).
· Fibreless, spongy tissue, pleasant taste.
· Rich in ascorbic acid or vitamin C (52.22mg/100g of pulp).
· Colyledon free stone 3.1% of weight of fruit.
Total soluble solids. 21.1%
Total sugars. 16.22%
Reducing sugars. 4.81%
Non reducing sugars. 11.41%
Ascorbic acid. 0.052%
First fruiting. 5th year
Bearing habit. Regular