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Top 5 mangoes
« on: January 19, 2012, 05:43:33 PM »
I know this topic has been discussed extensively on the other forum, both new releases & old favorites alike.  But since this forum is brand spankin' new, I figure it's appropriate and should serve well for new members going forward. 

Taste is subjective and with all disclaimers aside, what are your FIVE favorite mangos?  This list may change the more varieties I get to sample, perhaps when my Lemon Zest & Coconut Cream are big enough to produce.  But as of now, they are in this exact order:

Maha Chanok
Edward
Spirit of 76
Carrie
Southern Blush / Glenn - though I'm leaning more towards SB

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 06:05:48 PM »
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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 06:08:34 PM »
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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 09:53:51 PM »
1.Bizcochuelo ( Mostro, if you are here, please second this)
2.Manila Blanc
3.Manguita de anis
4.Mallika
5.Madame Francis
« Last Edit: January 20, 2012, 05:57:53 PM by JF »

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 10:04:15 PM »
1. Edward
2. Kent
3. Dot
4. Properly ripened Mallika
5. Keitt
They're like the Varmint-Cong...

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 10:34:01 PM »
1. Tommy Atkins (green from the supermarket is the best)
2. Turpentine
3. Ford
4. Torbert
5. Jean Ellen

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 11:01:41 PM »
1. Tommy Atkins (green from the supermarket is the best)
2. Turpentine
3. Ford
4. Torbert
5. Jean Ellen
you should at least give an honorable mention to a well fibered East Indian  ;D
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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 12:54:08 AM »
1. Tommy Atkins (green from the supermarket is the best)
2. Turpentine
3. Ford
4. Torbert
5. Jean Ellen

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 10:46:21 AM »
Tommy Atkins is an excellent mango, you just don't know it.  Most versatile IMO  eg:  instead of throwing a shoe or rock at someone and risk getting a beating, throw a Tommy Atkins.  They'd most likely thank you for the fruit and befriend you, now that's what you call killing two birds with one mango...figuratively :)

Another option which I think will be a huge hit is for us to host our version of La Tomatina, but with Tommy Atkins.  Just make sure they're on the overripe side
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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2012, 06:44:26 PM »
Ivory
Ivory
Ivory
Ivory
And Ivory

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2012, 07:06:09 PM »
Is Jean Ellen that bad? I bought one (tree) based on Fairchild's recommendation and it has survived the cold weather, including freezes here. It hasn't flowered yet; been in the ground a couple of years now.

My long time favorite is a tree-ripened Carrie.

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2012, 07:49:57 PM »
Is Jean Ellen that bad? I bought one (tree) based on Fairchild's recommendation and it has survived the cold weather, including freezes here. It hasn't flowered yet; been in the ground a couple of years now.

My long time favorite is a tree-ripened Carrie.

Erica

Its pretty much universally disliked by everyone I've spoken with who has tried it.

Fairchild didn't even have it available for sale at last year's festival....perhaps an indicator of how it has been received.

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012, 09:04:14 PM »
I think the reason it was selected was more for being an early, bullet proof / easy to grow mango that produces well.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2012, 09:23:58 PM »
I think the reason it was selected was more for being an early, bullet proof / easy to grow mango that produces well.

They might as well have promoted Glenn then. Fits that description to a T and actually tastes good too. ;)

They hit a home run with 'Angie' though, so they get major props for that.

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2012, 09:50:59 PM »
I planted a Glenn for my neighbor and she rarely fertilizes, never sprays and that tree produces nice crops of delicious fruit every year. Just a great overall mango !
   
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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2012, 11:14:57 PM »
Yes, indeed. The glenn is a fab mango. I love mine. But, I think the Jean Ellen will produce even earlier (april).
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2012, 06:39:38 PM »
My jean ellen has not flowered at all yet. Angie is going great guns. At least I got an Angie that is living and doing well. If jean ellen is really bad, I can always make chutney.
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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2012, 06:51:14 PM »
Jean Ellen was pretty bad on first tasting.  I raised my opinion on it slightly as the season progressed last year.  This year will be the second year of evaluation and I am hoping to see some further improvement.  If it is only going to be early and prolific but not too much on the flavor front, I will still keep it for sale to the uniitiated.  Those are the people that come asking for Tommys....yes, that's Tommy Atkins.  Believe it or not...those people do exist.

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2012, 09:19:09 PM »
Jean Ellen was pretty bad on first tasting.  I raised my opinion on it slightly as the season progressed last year.  This year will be the second year of evaluation and I am hoping to see some further improvement.  If it is only going to be early and prolific but not too much on the flavor front, I will still keep it for sale to the uniitiated.  Those are the people that come asking for Tommys....yes, that's Tommy Atkins.  Believe it or not...those people do exist.

Harry

Here people always ask for Haden. Why? That's because that's the only variety they know about. Ask them to name 3 varieites and it will be Haden, Haden, and Haden.  ::)  Unfortunately for them Haden is one of the worst ones for rainy areas. Good only on dry side of the island.
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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2012, 01:16:04 AM »
Ya, I can remember when I visited Hawaii Haden was still the most common mango at the markets, though I did end up finding some other varieties.  Speaking of which, some of those 'Common' trees were enormous....some of the largest mango trees I've ever seen.

Fruitlovers, have you had ST Maui? If so what do you think of it. I have an ST Maui tree but have yet to try the fruit.

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2012, 01:43:08 AM »
Never heard of ST Maui.
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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2012, 02:23:08 AM »
Never heard of ST Maui.

Supposed to be a Hawaiian selection.

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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2012, 02:26:07 AM »
Never heard of ST Maui.

Supposed to be a Hawaiian selection.

Any reference to where, when, who developed it?
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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2012, 02:36:11 AM »
Haden is a great mango for dry areas, too much rain and you get that jelly seed, which I do not like at all.
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Re: Top 5 mangoes
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2012, 02:40:04 AM »
Never heard of ST Maui.

Supposed to be a Hawaiian selection.

Any reference to where, when, who developed it?
Oscar

I will have to check my notes; Richard Campbell briefly discussed it at last year's mango festival while doing his talk about the mangoes of Hawaii. I might have a picture of the fruit as well. The one thing I can remember is that it was the initials 'ST'  , rather than  'Saint Maui'

While I was in Hawaii I tried Mapulehu, Kurashige, Sugai, Momi K, and Pope, which were all supposed to have originated there. I liked the flavor of Kurashige the best even though it was somewhat fibrous.

 

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