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Staggered mango season 2013
« on: February 16, 2013, 05:49:38 PM »
This season is going to be a very different mango season.  There is going to be a staggered crop.  I have already harvested my first mango of the year, a Rosiegold.  Unfortunately, it cracked and didn't ripen properly.  That fruit was from the tree's second blooming this year. Now, Rosiegold is putting out a third bloom and many trees that either did not bloom, either in part or at all, are now blooming. Meanwhile, there are fruits sizing up on most of my mango trees from the earlier bbloom.   I expect that there will be a very spread out, sort of a staggered mango season this year.  This is a very good thing.  Some trees do this from time to time.  Edward is famous for doing it.  This year it is going to be the rule and not the exception. Here's one of my Nam Doc trees doing what I am describing.





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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 06:45:20 PM »
It's the same situation at my house.  If the cold doesn't kill the mangoes and blooms its should be a very long season.  My Haden, VP, balieys marvel, NDM, Glenn, ice cream, and florigon are all blooming again after setting fruit from earlier blooms.

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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 07:25:13 PM »
I see signs of staggered season for my trees. Lots better than a thin season. Driving through neighborhoods with lots of backyard mango trees.....you can see many multi-crop mango trees. Blooming on some branches and half inch to one inch (and larger) fruits on the others. But the panicles still need favorable weather (that is not conducive to fungus) for fruit set and need the insect pollinators to turn out. It is exciting seeing the new blooms
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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 12:40:12 AM »
I have exactly the same, i am eating ndm allready and still new flowers are coming, the tree's also flush nonstop now and my 2nd ndm tree also flowers a lot now.


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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 01:50:09 AM »
I'll say it's a good thing Harry!

A spread out season must be a delight!  My crop is just beginning flowering now but in a different order
from what it has done in the past.  Rosigold and Manila which were always first to flower are holding back
and valencia pride, edward, kent and others have panicles like 4-5 inches long now.  I'll post a spread
of my trees in another couple weeks.

Would be interesting to see if you could eat at least one mango every month this year!


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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 10:00:24 AM »
If it is a good thing for the ndm-tree's we will see. My tree's are full of flowers but the harvest will be in the rainingseason. I hope the fruits don't collapse because of the rain.

For other variaty's who can stand the rain it is a good sign i guess.

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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 10:28:56 AM »
Yesterday, I witnessed many of the small fruits, from what would be the first wave of harvest, laying on the ground from the rain/storms that rolled through on Thursday and Friday...
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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 11:36:01 AM »
Same here. If it ain't one thing its another. These windy conditions now ain't helping either. Mango prices may sky rocket!
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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 12:42:02 PM »
Good thing we have some trees trying to re-bloom,just walked around and lots of small mangoes on the ground,seems the wind last nite did a good job on them. Looks like the wind is dying down a little.

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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 12:50:24 PM »
great info and pics...thanks for sharing!

the mango mania on this forum is about to kick off soon!

I'm on the hunt for some new cultivars.

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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 12:53:52 PM »
Harry

Staggering crops are good right? You'll be eating mangos into sept.

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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 02:20:44 PM »
Harry

Staggering crops are good right? You'll be eating mangos into sept.

Si, es muy, muy bueno.  Si le gustan comer mangos.  For the rest of you that may not get my Spanish practicing, not a literal translation, but getting my message across.......Heck ya', its a really good thing.
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Re: Staggered mango season 2013
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2013, 03:06:14 PM »
If mangoes are anything like corn then the staggering gap will narrow under the spring and summer sun and heat. So that mangoes on the same tree that were set two months apart, will mature to edibility only three weeks apart. This is what I theorize will take place, have not had direct involvement but I will this mango season

People who have the garden space and love sweet corn plant some every two weeks in hopes of extending the corn season. This works but only to a degree. Under the summer sun and heat these succession corn plantings have the tendency to merge and mature simultaneously. So you plant corn 30 days apart but harvest 10 days apart
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