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Yah for the Rosigold!
« on: March 11, 2012, 08:48:19 PM »
Here's another tree I really like -- the Rosigold. Year after year, this tree sets 2 crops, one maturing in April and the other maturing in the summer. It's highly productive, precocious, and has a dwarf habit. These were taken today, March 11.











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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 08:59:32 PM »
That Rosigold is loaded with fruit!
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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 09:43:08 PM »
Mine has one large fruit and is full of new blossoms. 
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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 10:14:39 PM »
Beautiful! How old is it?

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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 07:42:10 AM »
Wow...what a very nice tree...loaded with fruits!! Are those ripe fruit on the bottom of the tree? I'll send you my address so you can ship the ones you don't want,lol... ;D

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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 08:25:56 AM »
Amazing trees....especially when you look at how my Rosigolds are doing without spraying.  What has been the spraying schedule. if any?

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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 08:39:06 AM »
Jeff, that is an awesome mango tree to have.   I have one that is about 3 feet tall and loaded with fruit. 
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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 10:12:41 AM »
You're killing me, Jeff!  I'm hoping to squeeze out half a dozen Cogshall mangoes for the first time, and you have so many fruits that you appear to have a party scheduled for the local rodents.  That's a load of mangoes sitting on the ground!

Just when I was pretty much set on adding a Pickering as my second, and likely last tree due to space limitations, you throw out this Rosigold.  How do the two compare in terms of growth habits, disease resistance, and productivity?

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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 11:18:33 AM »
How do the two compare in terms of growth habits, disease resistance, and productivity?

From my experience, there is no comparison between the two as far as production and disease resistance.  Pickering wins hands down.  At my house, without spraying heavily, multiple blooming Rosigold will not mature many, if any fruits.  Even with spraying the Rosigold, while not having to spray the Pickering, I think Pickering is slightly better in overall flavor,  Of course, that is subjective and as we always say....taste before deciding.

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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 11:29:14 AM »
Gracias, Harry.

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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 11:52:41 AM »
This tree is 4, possibly 5 years old. The last time I spoke with the owner last summer, he said that he had been using copper; but I don't remember the frequency of his spraying routine.

I'd agree with Harry that the Pickering is a better choice. The pickering is an incredible tree. It's a jawdropping sight to see an older pickering with 1000's of bb-sized fruits. However, having fruits in April (a characteristic of the rosigold) is quite awesome.

My belief is that the two trees (rosi and pickering) are dwarf due mostly to their precocity and productivity. If you preclude a pickering or rosigold from setting fruit, both will grow vigorously.
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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2013, 05:47:10 AM »
@Cookie Monster______

Any report on how this tree did in 2013?   Is it growing in the calciferous Broward county soil we are familiar with?

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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2013, 08:02:19 AM »
Look in buy sell trade there is a pretty one . Merry Christmas
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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2013, 11:45:48 AM »
Jeff, would you say that the early and the later crops are of equal quality?

So far I don't think my early Rosigolds have had as much flavor as the July ones.  :-\

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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2013, 05:49:25 PM »
I haven't checked on it yet.

My rosiegold was excellent one year and so-so the other. I eventually put a lemon zest in its place :-).
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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2013, 08:53:14 PM »
Right now my Rosigold is full of flowers. And, a decent amount of mangos! It has about 40 green/unripe mangos. February is still about a month away. I'm really hoping I can eat Rosigold mangos in February, for the very first time.
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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2014, 08:04:21 PM »
I've eaten a couple Rosigolds this month. The first, very ripe, was just sweet enough to justify eating the whole fruit.

The second, just barely ripe, did taste pretty good, nice blend of sweet and tart.   Maybe not quite as "mangoey" as I'd prefer.

A couple more are nearly ready to pick; maybe I'll hit the jackpot on these.

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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2014, 09:49:23 PM »
Jeez Dan - Mangoes in January...amazing.  These are obviously not the spring or summer mangoes....
or would this be the "spring" crop you're eating now....

I'm wondering if my Keitts could ever hold till January?  Someday, I'm going to let one sit on the
tree.  I've had them as late as Thanksgiving before.....


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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2014, 10:01:05 PM »
Jeez Dan - Mangoes in January...amazing.  These are obviously not the spring or summer mangoes....
or would this be the "spring" crop you're eating now....

I'm wondering if my Keitts could ever hold till January?  Someday, I'm going to let one sit on the
tree.  I've had them as late as Thanksgiving before.....


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Yes they will Gary. Peter's Keitt ripen in Christmas for Ashok and I had a NDM in early January.


Btw Gary, my graft from your Rosie is flower I will try my first MangoDog Rosie in summer.
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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2014, 10:38:33 PM »
Cool, JF! It's a tasty one!

But I got a question for the all the mango smarties:

Do the different mango varieties planted in one location, ripen at different times of the year
because of when they flower, how long they take to ripen or a combination of both?



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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2014, 10:59:28 PM »
My 'Rosigold' mango tree is full of almost fully grown mangos. This is the very first time ever that the tree is full of mangos in January, I guess my persistent/constant monthly fertilization regiment payed off.

Today I picked 2 mangos off the ground, under my 'Rosigold' mango tree, I expect them to ripen indoors in a few days. Maybe some of the squirrels or crows that I have working for me, knocked them off the tree. The two mangos are in perfect edible condition. My furry worker friends did a good job.

As for the rest of the mangos, most of them are still green, except for one or two that I noticed today are ready for picking. The way things are going, it sure looks that I'll be having ripe mangos for the first time ever in February.
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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2014, 02:16:49 AM »
I would have picked this variety up if it produces two crops a year. Definitely it would be on my wanted list. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2014, 08:25:09 AM »
Cool, JF! It's a tasty one!

But I got a question for the all the mango smarties:

Do the different mango varieties planted in one location, ripen at different times of the year
because of when they flower, how long they take to ripen or a combination of both?



Gary


I've wondered the same thing, Gary.  I don't think that Neelam,  for example, flowers later than other varieties.  So why does it ripen its smallish fruit at the same time as large varieties like Keitt?    (I keep typing Neelam with a "u" ,  but my dear computer keeps turning it into an "a".)

In my yard I don't see much consistency from year to year as to whether different cultivars flower at the same or at different times. I assume that slight variations in the weather affect different ones in different ways.   I do think that some varieties are better at "holding on" to the fruit from their first flowering. Rosigold and Joellen would be among these.  Maybe Edward?

If you want to try keeping a Keitt on your tree till January, it wouldn't hurt to try protecting it with a bag or something.  The last fruit of the year can be especially tempting to critters.

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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2014, 09:12:52 AM »
Outstanding tree Jeff !
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Re: Yah for the Rosigold!
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2014, 11:40:51 AM »
Yes, Dan, holding on the tree can vary greatly from one type to another, but all my mangoes
in the past have flowered at the same time for the most part, and ripened at about the same time.
So this early, mid-season, late label so many of the varieties get, I don't seem to see on my
trees out here in the desert.  Now, perhaps with maturity I'll get more separation....or.....

Maybe it's the extreme heat and cold winters that tell the trees to just "do it" all at the same
time.....

I need to keep better records this year to see if there is much difference between them all...


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