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What are the factors you most desire in a mango variety in your collection?

Mango Flavor
19 (37.3%)
Tree Size
10 (19.6%)
Disease Resistance
10 (19.6%)
Fruit Color
1 (2%)
New Variety
0 (0%)
Rare Variety
2 (3.9%)
Production
7 (13.7%)
Fruiting Season
2 (3.9%)

Total Members Voted: 19

Voting closed: February 13, 2012, 01:18:12 AM

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What matters to you in a mango variety?
« on: January 14, 2012, 01:18:12 AM »
Just a list of things often overlooked when looking for a new mango tree...

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 09:05:35 AM »
Would have rather seen this vote as ranking 1-5.  Maybe also add a variety where the f'ing fruit don't split and drop!!!!!!

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 02:14:47 PM »
Great tasting fruit and a tree that produces well and is resistant to pests but can be kept small.
   
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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 03:54:12 PM »
Taste is obviously number one for me, but a tree that will produce well without having to spray it all the time is a close second.

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 05:13:24 PM »
I voted for flavor, but I have a large collection. If I had very limited space then disease resistance and tree size would become a much larger factor; and for strictly commercial purposes I've planted multiples of  varieties that have good disease resistance like Fairchild, Florigon, and Glenn.

To me there are enough really flavorful mangoes that you can find one that fits your taste that happens to also be disease resistant.

I love Cushman , for example, but if I was planting out a small yard and only had space for a couple mangoes or only 1, it would not be anywhere near the top of my list and would be below a number of varieties that I might rank  below Cushman in terms of flavor.

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012, 06:15:35 PM »
I voted mango flavor, but honestly I also care about the disease resistance. Size starts to matter when you start to run out of space or have a small yard.




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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2012, 09:19:17 AM »
you should have had the ability to chose multiple factors, as the poll DID say what factors.  Taste is obviously important as is tree size.  If I don't like the taste, why would I grow it.  Size is also a factor, or the realistic ability to maintain the size and be productive.  With limited spaces, I have to pick and choose carefully...oh, and cram in as required.
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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2012, 09:26:48 AM »
Great point Rob! I just corrected it!

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2012, 11:55:56 AM »
Production is missing. Even if the mango is delicious but only produces 3 fruits per year, it will get axed.

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 11:57:10 AM »
Good point! Corrected!!

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2012, 04:47:38 PM »
For me flavor is number one, followed by production and new rare cultivars. Our store mangos are the basic vareities so I like to try something different once in awhile.

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012, 04:52:45 PM »
I voted for Flavor, tree size & production ... in that order :)

On a side note, PJ's thread on GW is removed  ;D 
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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 04:58:57 PM »
Hi Tim

Glad to see the Orange County delegation is in the house ;D
too late for GW I already emailed MangoDog I'm sure he will be joining us very soon ;D

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 05:14:22 PM »
Taste! But also texture (lots of fibre is a pain) and size of the fruit (small fruit/bad flesh-seed ratio is also a pain)...

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2012, 01:59:37 PM »
Taste is obviously the most important, then Disease resistance.  the other factors would be important depending on particular needs.

If you have a lot of land, tree size may not matter much, and if your selling your fruit, having a productive tree, with attractive fruit would be important.

One thing not listed, is fruiting season, it would be nice to have a great mango that produces fruit in the winter for example.

So for personal use, 1) flavor 2) disease resistance 3) Size
For orchard use  1)Flavor 2)Productivity 3) Color and disease resistance.
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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2012, 02:54:20 PM »
Here would be my list;

1) Flavor
2) Productivity in CA
3) Tolerance of cold/cool nights
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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2012, 07:04:55 PM »
I'm not fussy. I enjoy pretty much any large delicious well-colored mango from a productive disease-resistant tree.

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2012, 12:11:20 AM »
Great tasting fruit and a tree that produces well and is resistant to pests but can be kept small.
   
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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2012, 12:16:25 AM »
Here disease resistance is most important. What good is it that a mango tastes great if all the flowers drop off from antrhacnose? We're in a very marginal (polite way of seeing terrible) zone for growing mangos. Most mangos just can't hack high rainfall during winter. After that it would be taste and productivity. I'm also looking for mango trees that stay on small side, and don't need to be pruned constantly.
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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2012, 08:04:01 AM »
This wouldn't necessarily fit into the grid, but one consideration might be dependability or consistency of quality.
I think individual and commercial growers would both like to know that in most years most of the mangoes will taste just fine.  So, little or no internal breakdown, resistance to that watered down flavor, no weird off flavors.  And fruit that tastes good over 2 or 3 day ripeness period. You don't have to eat it at the exact hour on the exact day that it's at its peak.

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Re: What matters to you in a mango variety?
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2012, 01:30:19 PM »
This wouldn't necessarily fit into the grid, but one consideration might be dependability or consistency of quality.
I think individual and commercial growers would both like to know that in most years most of the mangoes will taste just fine.  So, little or no internal breakdown, resistance to that watered down flavor, no weird off flavors.  And fruit that tastes good over 2 or 3 day ripeness period. You don't have to eat it at the exact hour on the exact day that it's at its peak.

Commercially , having a "regular bearing" tree is very important, many varieties tend to be biannual. which means a good crop one year and little the next.  even factors such as evaporation loss is taken into consideration, think of it, you ship out 10 tons, but it arrives at 9 tons at the destination. Shelf life and regular bearing, are two attributes I think would benefit every type grower. 
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