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Rapoza Mango from Oscar
« on: May 01, 2013, 05:36:25 AM »
Hi,

2 years ago, I got rapoza, golden glow and gouveia budsticks from Oscar.  Now, my grafted rapoza has fruited, giving me 2 fruits. :) I would like to thank Oscar for this.




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Re: Rapoza Mango from Oscar
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 05:40:05 AM »
Wow, that was fast Berns! Congratulations. Please post a photo of your green thumb.  ;)
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Re: Rapoza Mango from Oscar
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 11:09:43 AM »
Wow, that was fast Berns! Congratulations. Please post a photo of your green thumb.  ;)

Oscar,

I just got lucky. :) I hope I wont get disappointed with the Rapoza.  It has good feedbacks.  My next project is to get Pinks Mammoth from you.  I'll let you know about sourcing this variety.  My edwards is also doing fine. :)
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Re: Rapoza Mango from Oscar
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 11:15:40 AM »
Looks good! Is 2 years to let a scion make fruit fast? My grafts are now one year old and i hope to see them fruit this year.

My fastest one is Chocanon that fruited in 3 months on one tree and in 1 year on the other tree.

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Re: Rapoza Mango from Oscar
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 12:34:52 PM »
Rapoza and Golden Glow are my 1 and 2 on top of the wish list to get from Oscar. Please don't forget to report on taste. Curious how it does in your environment. Apparently only average mangoes in Florida climate, but top 2 in Hawaii...

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Re: Rapoza Mango from Oscar
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 05:32:51 PM »
Rapoza and Golden Glow are my 1 and 2 on top of the wish list to get from Oscar. Please don't forget to report on taste. Curious how it does in your environment. Apparently only average mangoes in Florida climate, but top 2 in Hawaii...

Yes, same here, interested to know what you think of them Berns when you get to taste them?
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Re: Rapoza Mango from Oscar
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 11:51:02 AM »
Hi,

I'll let you know how the Rapoza mangoes taste in a few days, we wrapped the fruits with newspapers to hasten  fruit ripening.







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Re: Rapoza Mango from Oscar
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 06:31:07 PM »
Berns - those are really gorgeous mangoes!
Too bad we can't eat the skin on most of them......
just seems a shame to waste them....


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Re: Rapoza Mango from Oscar
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 07:49:55 PM »
Nice! Looking forward to reading the taste test results.  8)
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Re: Rapoza Mango from Oscar
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 09:42:38 PM »
Hi,

Recently we tried tasting the unripe Rapoza mango.  The taste is excellent even though it's still unripe.  We are still waiting another rapoza to ripen mango so that we could compare the unripe and ripe taste of the said mango variety.  I could say that this variety is worth its promotions by the likes of Oscar.  Very good tasting mango variety that is having a following also in Florida.  Even Fairchild tropical is promoting this variety in their website. 



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Re: Rapoza Mango from Oscar
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 08:02:06 AM »
At the Broward RFVC meeting, Eric from Pine Island spoke about rapoza.  He said they have been grown in Homestead for the last 20 years, marketed as Redland Reds.  He rated them a 10 in taste.  I bought a rapoza at the Fairchild mango festival last year.  It is a very vigorous grower for me.
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