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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #700 on: April 22, 2020, 05:27:16 PM »
Thank you for this awesome thread, you've opened my eyes to so many more possibilities than I'd imagined before.

Where can a SoCal guy go to try some mangoes this time of year?  I don't know if I can stand reading any more of these reviews without partaking!
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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #701 on: April 22, 2020, 10:32:35 PM »
Where can a SoCal guy go to try some mangoes this time of year?

South Florida.
The nearest you can go is Yuma, and have the mangoes shipped there, as of yet, I'm not aware of any of the growers of the newer varieties using the packing houses with hot water treatment, nor are there any using radiation, as such the mangoes won't be shipped to California due to Mediterranean fruit fly concerns.

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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #702 on: May 11, 2020, 04:53:20 PM »











Hey Forum,

Tried a new mango called Karen Michelle, purchased from Zills. Really excited to try this one as it’s the most fragrant on the ripening table at the moment. I brought it over to my wife and said wow you’ve got to smell this...her response “They need to make perfume out of this.” Indeed the smell is very nice from the outside, reminds me a little like coconut cream meets Haden. It’s a good sized mango about 6in long and weighing over 1lb. I cut open the mango to reveal a bright yellow “school bus” colored flesh. The flesh was juicy and had micro fibers, long strings were absent. You can see the micro fibers in the close up picture, I could also hear them splitting as I ran my knife along the seed. The flavor I would characterize as classic mango flavor in the vein as Haden/baileys marvel....some peachy tartness edge to it, but not complex and absent of resin.

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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #703 on: May 11, 2020, 09:54:12 PM »
O nice, thanks for the report.
I got to try this.

Did you get it from Zills mangos or ZHPP.

I hope to start hunting in a few weeks.
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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #704 on: May 12, 2020, 06:29:34 AM »
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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #705 on: May 14, 2020, 02:43:43 PM »
Nam doc mai from my tree. Finally tree gave fruit they have been good. I’m learning how to pick them and when to pick them. I like them more on the green side. Check this bad boy out biggest Nam doc mai I’ve ever seen ! I have a big hand too.





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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #706 on: May 17, 2020, 10:05:00 AM »
Had a decent plate last night consisting of Bailey's Marvel (thanks Dale), Mulgoba (thanks Dale again), a little Coconut Cream, and Butter Cream.

Not a hint of subacid, all straight sugar.
The first three were a little overripe and you could taste the carbonation.
Half the Coconut Cream was perfect though.

Coconut Cream was the clear front runner until Buttercream happen. (last one to cut)
I wish i had taken a picture because I think i ate it at the perfect stage

Buttercream:
To make the flavor tasted like a mix between Cac and Coconut Cream (without the coconut).
The outer layer near the skin had that Indochinese sweet resin cola flavor and underneath was more like Coconut Cream but a little more tender.
This is definitely going on one of my trees.
I was afraid it was going to be a mess to cut up but it held up to dicing really well.

This is a really good fruit. I'm going to try it a little more green and how it tastes then
I think I might prefer this over a perfect Coconut Cream
« Last Edit: June 16, 2020, 12:13:52 PM by skhan »
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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #707 on: May 18, 2020, 09:17:21 PM »
I agree I preferred the buttercream to the coco cream. Coconut cream is too “Hawaiian tropic” artificial coconut flavor with zero mango flavor, but I also didn’t taste any coconut In my buttercreams.

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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #708 on: May 21, 2020, 08:25:44 AM »



One thing I haven’t seen/heard people talking about: aborted embryos in E4 sugar loaf: Was noticing this last year in the mangos I ate and again this year....just opened up 3 and all three were aborted, stranger things man.

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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #709 on: May 21, 2020, 04:52:14 PM »
Finally got to eat the NDM and wow I was thinking of topworking tree but it has earned its keep. Keeping up with the heavy weights. Not a complicated flavor but very nice. These mangos have a great stage that it you eat them at that point they are awesome. If you wait till fully yellow they lose any little complexity they have. Still amazed at the size of this one particular fruit. I ate a few other ones they were all great except for the first ones which were bland.










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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #710 on: May 23, 2020, 11:56:34 AM »
I have been eating mangoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner for last few days and decided to make review videos. These are mangoes sourced from different places , plus mangoes collected from ZHPP were picked immature and did not ripen to their peak taste so the comparison is not doing justice to the varieties.

Zill , Kryptonite, Dot mango - https://youtu.be/sMPH4e4sQbY

Lemon Zest, Lemon Meringue, Butter Cream and Rosigold - https://youtu.be/sHcxVnLAPcA

Juliette, Taralay, Sweet Tart, Venus - https://youtu.be/OHbOB4rpaXY

Fruit Punch, Bailey's Marvel and Butter Cream again - https://youtu.be/Wv9NDyn7UMQ

Valcarrie, Pina Colada, Sweet Tart - https://youtu.be/jlwLpWQobug

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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #711 on: May 23, 2020, 11:58:46 AM »
Next , coming soon... Sugar loaf vs Lemon zest vs Coconut Cream vs Ugly Betty

and then Cac vs Fruit Punch again vs Dot vs new Zill's release Candy Corn
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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #712 on: May 23, 2020, 12:06:12 PM »
Thanks for letting your dog give his opinion.

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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #713 on: May 23, 2020, 12:30:41 PM »
Next , coming soon... Sugar loaf vs Lemon zest vs Coconut Cream vs Ugly Betty

and then Cac vs Fruit Punch again vs Dot vs new Zill's release Candy Corn
Don't you have any friends??  You should get at least one more person to taste, compare, and rate with you.  If only I lived close by!
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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #714 on: May 23, 2020, 12:39:39 PM »
Thanks. I wish i had people passionate about mangoes around me. It’s just my wife(camera shy) behind the camera and my dog for now. I have started grafting neighbors’ seedling trees with new Zill varieties so hopefully things will change in near future. Also, Wanted to set up a tent do a group tasting in my garden but this year Covid came uninvited and changed everything.
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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #715 on: May 23, 2020, 12:44:38 PM »
Thanks. I wish i had people passionate about mangoes around me. It’s just my wife(camera shy) behind the camera and my dog for now. I have started grafting neighbors’ seedling trees with new Zill varieties so hopefully things will change in near future. Also, Wanted to set up a tent do a group tasting in my garden but this year Covid came uninvited and changed everything.
Oh yeah, I forgot about covid!
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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #716 on: May 23, 2020, 01:17:13 PM »
I have been eating mangoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner for last few days and decided to make review videos. These are mangoes sourced from different places , plus mangoes collected from ZHPP were picked immature and did not ripen to their peak taste so the comparison is not doing justice to the varieties.

Zill , Kryptonite, Dot mango - https://youtu.be/sMPH4e4sQbY

Lemon Zest, Lemon Meringue, Butter Cream and Rosigold - https://youtu.be/sHcxVnLAPcA

Juliette, Taralay, Sweet Tart, Venus - https://youtu.be/OHbOB4rpaXY

Fruit Punch, Bailey's Marvel and Butter Cream again - https://youtu.be/Wv9NDyn7UMQ

Valcarrie, Pina Colada, Sweet Tart - https://youtu.be/jlwLpWQobug
I watched them all.  Good job!  Thank you, Satya.
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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #717 on: May 23, 2020, 01:59:59 PM »
I have been eating mangoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner for last few days and decided to make review videos. These are mangoes sourced from different places , plus mangoes collected from ZHPP were picked immature and did not ripen to their peak taste so the comparison is not doing justice to the varieties.

Zill , Kryptonite, Dot mango - https://youtu.be/sMPH4e4sQbY

Lemon Zest, Lemon Meringue, Butter Cream and Rosigold - https://youtu.be/sHcxVnLAPcA

Juliette, Taralay, Sweet Tart, Venus - https://youtu.be/OHbOB4rpaXY

Fruit Punch, Bailey's Marvel and Butter Cream again - https://youtu.be/Wv9NDyn7UMQ

Valcarrie, Pina Colada, Sweet Tart - https://youtu.be/jlwLpWQobug

I just watched your first video and loved your detailed description of the fruit characteristics. Thanks for posting those wonderful videos. I felt your flavor descriptions were right on point with all three varieties. Just a side note that I also noticed a green spot on my California grown Venus which is related to the K3 if I remember correctly.

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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #718 on: May 23, 2020, 03:24:06 PM »
I have been eating mangoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner for last few days and decided to make review videos. These are mangoes sourced from different places , plus mangoes collected from ZHPP were picked immature and did not ripen to their peak taste so the comparison is not doing justice to the varieties.

Zill , Kryptonite, Dot mango - https://youtu.be/sMPH4e4sQbY

Lemon Zest, Lemon Meringue, Butter Cream and Rosigold - https://youtu.be/sHcxVnLAPcA

Juliette, Taralay, Sweet Tart, Venus - https://youtu.be/OHbOB4rpaXY

Fruit Punch, Bailey's Marvel and Butter Cream again - https://youtu.be/Wv9NDyn7UMQ

Valcarrie, Pina Colada, Sweet Tart - https://youtu.be/jlwLpWQobug

Great job, Satya! Keep them coming!

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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #719 on: May 23, 2020, 06:17:28 PM »
I have been eating mangoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner for last few days and decided to make review videos. These are mangoes sourced from different places , plus mangoes collected from ZHPP were picked immature and did not ripen to their peak taste so the comparison is not doing justice to the varieties.

Zill , Kryptonite, Dot mango - https://youtu.be/sMPH4e4sQbY

Lemon Zest, Lemon Meringue, Butter Cream and Rosigold - https://youtu.be/sHcxVnLAPcA

Juliette, Taralay, Sweet Tart, Venus - https://youtu.be/OHbOB4rpaXY

Fruit Punch, Bailey's Marvel and Butter Cream again - https://youtu.be/Wv9NDyn7UMQ

Valcarrie, Pina Colada, Sweet Tart - https://youtu.be/jlwLpWQobug

I just watched your first video and loved your detailed description of the fruit characteristics. Thanks for posting those wonderful videos. I felt your flavor descriptions were right on point with all three varieties. Just a side note that I also noticed a green spot on my California grown Venus which is related to the K3 if I remember correctly.

Simon

Thanks Simon. I see that in Sweet Tart sometimes. The flesh at that particular spot was not different compared to non-green skin area flesh. Still waiting to taste a home grown Kathy/K-3, the one from ZHPP was picked too early. I saw Kathy at a friend's garden and it was growing very very slow as per him so not sure if anyone has it fruiting yet.
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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #720 on: May 23, 2020, 08:27:34 PM »
Ok this one was tough to choose from and every bite was an eye-opener...i enjoyed, hopefully you will watching it too -
Sugar Loaf vs Lemon Zest vs Coconut Cream vs Ugly Betty   -    https://youtu.be/ijaeER64Biw


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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #721 on: May 24, 2020, 12:57:10 AM »
Is M4 candy corn?

Or is Candy corn a Corne seedling?

Either way, another CC to add to the abbreviations list.

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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #722 on: May 24, 2020, 09:32:33 AM »
Is M4 candy corn?

Or is Candy corn a Corne seedling?

Either way, another CC to add to the abbreviations list.
There's Cotton Candy.  OK, so Candy Corn (which is not M-4) is a new variety just released by Zill.  Slightly confusing.
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Re: Mango Reviews
« Reply #723 on: May 24, 2020, 09:40:28 AM »
From my memory of eating M-4 last year it was a smaller size mango and did not change much color when it ripened. Candy Corn is larger and changed into yellow color after ripening. M-4 had a much complex taste whereas Cotton Candy is very very sweet with some mango-flavor, probably a slight classic mango flavor but i did not taste any sub-acid component. Here is a review video of Candy Corn mango along with comparison with Cac and Sugar Loaf that i ate yesterday : https://youtu.be/bIoTndCE3CU


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« Reply #724 on: May 24, 2020, 10:09:31 AM »
From my memory of eating M-4 last year it was a smaller size mango and did not change much color when it ripened. Candy Corn is larger and changed into yellow color after ripening. M-4 had a much complex taste whereas Cotton Candy is very very sweet with some mango-flavor, probably a slight classic mango flavor but i did not taste any sub-acid component. Here is a review video of Candy Corn mango along with comparison with Cac and Sugar Loaf that i ate yesterday : https://youtu.be/bIoTndCE3CU


Your video describes Candy Corn as supersweet, but without any deep flavors or complexity.  Soooo...how would that compare to Cotton Candy, which you also describe as supersweet with "a slight classic mango flavor?"  I realize that you're not comparing the two side-by-side, but from memory.
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