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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2012, 09:55:13 PM »
I like strongly resinous mangos, such as 'Extrema' and 'Rosa'. 

'Rosa' is very firm, moderately fibrous, sweet-tart and very resinous if you eat the skin with the pulp--- delicious, with none of the bitterness found in the skins of most other varieties.

"Tommy Atkins' skin is also very tasty when eaten with the pulp.  The pulp by itself is maybe good in fish sauce.

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2012, 04:33:22 AM »
Looks like my earliest mangos this year will be Pope and Excel, almost ready to eat. Are they normally early varieties or is this a fluke?
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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2012, 08:21:02 AM »
Never had, nor even heard of Pope or Excel.  I did have a chance to taste (thanks to Murahilin) the Rosa, Tess and Hawaiian Dwarf.  Since these were the first mangoes of the season, not purchased from the store, they enjoy the glow of that status and get some additional points  for being so early. Kinda like my uncle who always said I was his favorite (but really only) nephew.

All of these mangoes fall into the category, for me, as great, when there are no other mangoes around, but would never even be given a thought during the regular mango season. My least favorite was Hawaiian Dwarf.  It was small and somewhat firm and predominantly green on the outside.  I wondered if it was even ripe from its exterior feeling and look.  However, inside it was clear that it was ripe. It had been refrigerated.  So that could have affected its overall eating quality. I liked the other two more, but neither had any really superlative qualities.  I did try eating the skin with the Rosa as was suggested.  That did impart a small amount of resinous twang that Har inidcates that he refers in his mangoes. For me, the skin is a bit too tough to really give me any enjoyment in the eating of the otherwise softer, succulent mango flesh. I will not be making a habit of eating the skin on this or any other mango in all probability.  But, as Har indicated, there is no biterness in the Rosa skin....which I will be taking his word is different than what you get when you eat the skin of other mangoes.

On the early mango front, I forgot another of my very advanced cultivars.  Its the Kau Dwarf out of Hawaii. Its a red skinned cultivar that I thonk has some commercial promise here.  As I recall now, it has been the first to fruit (after Rosigold when it fruits) in previous years.

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2012, 09:05:41 AM »
from Truly Tropical blog/website--
http://delraymango.blogspot.com/

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Fruit for Tomorrow...
We will be open tomorrow, March 31, from 9am until noon.
This morning I spotted a few ripe mangos, so I'll pick those for sale tomorrow. Quantity and selection are EXTREMELY limited. It looked like the only trees with ripe mangos were Rosa and Dwarf Hawaiian.
Also we will have some Caimito (Star Apple) available.

Truly Tropical
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Delray Beach, FL
561-278-7754

*************I am surprised no one has gotten (bought?) bud wood from TT and been grafting these early trees for sale. Is Tess the same as Dwarf Hawaiian?


Never heard of this nursery..maybe Ill stop by.  Also, Ill call Excalibur to see if they have any.

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2012, 12:35:39 PM »
from Truly Tropical blog/website--
http://delraymango.blogspot.com/

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Fruit for Tomorrow...
We will be open tomorrow, March 31, from 9am until noon.
This morning I spotted a few ripe mangos, so I'll pick those for sale tomorrow. Quantity and selection are EXTREMELY limited. It looked like the only trees with ripe mangos were Rosa and Dwarf Hawaiian.
Also we will have some Caimito (Star Apple) available.

Truly Tropical
2750 Seacrest Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL
561-278-7754

*************I am surprised no one has gotten (bought?) bud wood from TT and been grafting these early trees for sale. Is Tess the same as Dwarf Hawaiian?


Never heard

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sery..maybe Ill stop by.  Also, Ill call Excalibur to see if they have any.

Truly Tropical is not a nursery.  They sell fruit.  Death Hawaiian is not a variety worth seeking out.  Excalibur does have a small tree, not sure if it is the same exact "Dwarf Hawaiian" as Truly's but in any event it's fruit is not very good either.  I am not sure if Excalibur is even propagating it.  If anybody is curious I can check but I wouldn't run out to get one.
- Rob

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2012, 10:00:49 AM »
from Truly Tropical blog/website--
http://delraymango.blogspot.com/

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Fruit for Tomorrow...
We will be open tomorrow, March 31, from 9am until noon.
This morning I spotted a few ripe mangos, so I'll pick those for sale tomorrow. Quantity and selection are EXTREMELY limited. It looked like the only trees with ripe mangos were Rosa and Dwarf Hawaiian.
Also we will have some Caimito (Star Apple) available.

Truly Tropical
2750 Seacrest Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL
561-278-7754

*************I am surprised no one has gotten (bought?) bud wood from TT and been grafting these early trees for sale. Is Tess the same as Dwarf Hawaiian?


Never heard

 of this nur
sery..maybe Ill stop by.  Also, Ill call Excalibur to see if they have any.

Truly Tropical is not a nursery.  They sell fruit. Death Hawaiian is not a variety worth seeking out.  Excalibur does have a small tree, not sure if it is the same exact "Dwarf Hawaiian" as Truly's but in any event it's fruit is not very good either.  I am not sure if Excalibur is even propagating it.  If anybody is curious I can check but I wouldn't run out to get one.


LOL - I like the death part..

I wasnt looking for the tree :)- just the fruit to taste

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2012, 11:24:30 AM »
from Truly Tropical blog/website--
http://delraymango.blogspot.com/

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Fruit for Tomorrow...
We will be open tomorrow, March 31, from 9am until noon.
This morning I spotted a few ripe mangos, so I'll pick those for sale tomorrow. Quantity and selection are EXTREMELY limited. It looked like the only trees with ripe mangos were Rosa and Dwarf Hawaiian.
Also we will have some Caimito (Star Apple) available.

Truly Tropical
2750 Seacrest Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL
561-278-7754

*************I am surprised no one has gotten (bought?) bud wood from TT and been grafting these early trees for sale. Is Tess the same as Dwarf Hawaiian?


Never heard

 of this nur
sery..maybe Ill stop by.  Also, Ill call Excalibur to see if they have any.

Truly Tropical is not a nursery.  They sell fruit. Death Hawaiian is not a variety worth seeking out.  Excalibur does have a small tree, not sure if it is the same exact "Dwarf Hawaiian" as Truly's but in any event it's fruit is not very good either.  I am not sure if Excalibur is even propagating it.  If anybody is curious I can check but I wouldn't run out to get one.


LOL - I like the death part..

I wasnt looking for the tree :)- just the fruit to taste

Damn smart phones...
- Rob

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2012, 11:30:42 AM »
My Glenns, in Vero Beach, FL, are sizing up nicely, but not ready yet.



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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2012, 11:52:08 AM »
My Glenns, in Vero Beach, FL, are sizing up nicely, but not ready yet.




Nice tree, gorgeous fruits, but I have question about it being Glenn.  Fruit looks too long to be Glenn.  Size and shape of the fruit seems more like Rosigold.  Tree's canopy isn't as straggly as some Rosigolds (like mine).  That has me wondering.  Where did you get the tree?

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2012, 12:00:20 PM »
My Glenns, in Vero Beach, FL, are sizing up nicely, but not ready yet.




Nice tree, gorgeous fruits, but I have question about it being Glenn.  Fruit looks too long to be Glenn.  Size and shape of the fruit seems more like Rosigold.  Tree's canopy isn't as straggly as some Rosigolds (like mine).  That has me wondering.  Where did you get the tree?

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I'm with Harry ... Don't think it's Glenn ... Rosigold or maybe Cogshall?

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2012, 12:03:57 PM »
I'm 95% sure it's Glenn. Had the Glenn PIN tag when I purchased from Home Depot. I ate fruits last season, and they corresponded to what I expected for a Glenn. I may be able to dig up pics... I think the photo doesn't show the shape well, or maybe because the fruit are in development...

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2012, 12:31:38 PM »
Ok, here are last season's mangos from this tree... do they look like Rosigold? They were totally fiberless, very juicy, sweet and mild flavor - not resinous.
These are growing in very sandy soil. This is the only picture I have of the ripe fruit from this tree.



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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2012, 12:39:46 PM »
Ok, here are last season's mangos from this tree... do they look like Rosigold? They were totally fiberless, very juicy, sweet and mild flavor - not resinous.
These are growing in very sandy soil. This is the only picture I have of the ripe fruit from this tree.




Hard to reallly make any further determination from this photo.  Your description could easily be Rosigold from the flavor/fiber description.  What was the time of year that this photo was taken?

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2012, 12:51:09 PM »




A couple of more representative Glenns.
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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2012, 12:58:22 PM »
Believe it or not, July 28, but the tree was quite freshly planted from a 7 gallon pot, so fruiting season may have been thrown off a bit..
Thanks for the input. I'll definitely take better "head on" pics when this year's crop ripens.

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2012, 01:06:39 PM »
Interesting......yeah, July 28th throws the whole equation off.  But that would be for both Rosigold and Glenn....just a matter of degree which would be more off their regular season.  Let's see what they look like this year.  As I said, from the trees appearance I could buy that it was Glenn.....but that is not a very definitive way to ID mango trees....with many culitvars.  Glenns just tend to have broader shoulders and less length.  But, I suppose there is always the possibility of some variation on occasion.

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2012, 01:07:25 PM »
From that pic, it does look like Rosigold to me.  A bit too elongated for Glenn..

Nice looking Kabob BTW :)
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 01:09:31 PM by Sleepdoc »

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2012, 01:08:24 PM »
July 28 is mighty late for a Glenn, especially last year when most varieties came in early.  Being freshly planted from a 7 gallon should not have had an affect.
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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2012, 01:32:34 PM »
Went back and saw that this photo is from the previous year, 2010. Were mangos late in 2010? I have no pics from this tree from the 2011 season. Date on the photo is July 28, 2010.

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2012, 06:42:30 PM »
Never had, nor even heard of Pope or Excel.
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Thought you might know about Pope as i've heard it originated in Florida?
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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2012, 07:46:01 PM »
I order a grafted Rosa mango at the Governmental nursery here!

Do they ship plants?  ::)
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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2012, 10:17:54 PM »
At Truly Tropical, where I harvested fruit today for sale there tomorrow morning:

'Rosa' season is still on, but will be finished in about a week.

'Raposa' continues to ripen a few every few days and will continue for a couple more weeks, AND IT IS FLOWERING HEAVILY, right while the current crop is on.

'Tess' is still ripenning just a few per week, but has lots more, still very green.

'Jakarta' season is well started.

'Glenn' and 'Edward' and 'Cogshall' and 'Julie' and 'Ice Cream' are just barely started.

[Also Caimito]
« Last Edit: April 27, 2012, 10:49:32 PM by Guanabanus »
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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2012, 02:03:43 PM »
Whit, I checked my pictures of my potted Glenn from 2010 and apparently it didn't fruit that year. I did however find a picture from 2009 and 2011. You might be able to compare it to your fruits... My inground Glenn is producing for the very first time this year. I can't wait to taste them!

Taken in July 18, 2009



This one was taken in June 12, 2011....and ripened around the first week of July.
 

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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2012, 04:31:45 PM »
Harvested my first pickering this season, April 27th...and then another today...

The first to be ripe was the smallest of all that formed on the tree, but no problem, I'm not worried about size....just fruit quality and quantity. 

The second fruit harvested today, was normal size.  I notice about 3 of the 7 mangoes are small (slightly larger than the first one I picked, pictured below)

I have 10 that will definitely be coming off of this tree!

I may have to mail some to my friends! :)

Pic of tree right before harvest time!

and first fruit harvested! Smells amazing! after eating these, I can't buy mangoes from the store ever again..imported....they are absolutely disgusting compared to these.




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Re: Which mango varieties are earliest this Year?
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2012, 04:47:36 PM »
I order a grafted Rosa mango at the Governmental nursery here!

Do they ship plants?  ::)

Hi Pan,
No, they don't ship! At the moment they are having problems at the nursery...the mango graft's ain't pushing! :(
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