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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Iguana Wars
« on: August 08, 2019, 01:46:58 PM »
A blow gun is silent and cheap and easy to shoot

Good hunting

Picked my last Phoenix

I had all but decided to cull it due to its problems with pm

It also gets stinky foot taste and smell when left to over ripen. Firm mango that will be late if you wait till it softenes

Through all that it made my top five this year

Wonderfully complex firm and rich with everything from floral to citrus

So it stays

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Angie a Top-Tier Mango?
« on: August 05, 2019, 09:23:38 AM »
I wasnít answering anyone in particular

General statement about what is top tier by taste

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Angie a Top-Tier Mango?
« on: August 05, 2019, 08:06:41 AM »
Orange sherbet
Lemon zest
Coconut cream
Sweet tart
Are some of the top tier

Angie doesn't have that wow factor needed to reach top tier

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Flavor Profiling: Chapter One
« on: August 05, 2019, 08:00:52 AM »
Some over  ripe mangos can develop stinky foot taste and smell

The Phoenix is a wonderful complex mango but over ripe it's bad and you can smell it

Still in my top five this year cause on the money it's a great mango

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: GOAT Mango (3 Choices)
« on: July 31, 2019, 11:05:47 PM »
Had a Ppk, a sweet tart ad a Phoenix today

Phoenix was best

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Chocolate Sapote zone 9
« on: July 30, 2019, 09:23:35 AM »
Too big and bland flavor

Better choices out there

I watered just before flowers until picking and had a pretty good crop

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Mangos Are Left (Florida)?
« on: July 28, 2019, 07:38:34 AM »
Lake Apopka is a big help

One Sweetheart grafted  lychee and one seedling Mauritius


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Which Mangos Are Left (Florida)?
« on: July 27, 2019, 02:35:03 PM »
Cotton candy
Honey kiss
Juicy peach
Sweet tart
One Edgar
A couple Fairchild

Tommy Adkins beat out Valencia pride

Funny stuff

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mysore "raspberry"
« on: July 23, 2019, 08:09:06 AM »
I planted mine in a plastic orange crate to keep it from spreading

Even the roots have thorns

Even contained the fruit wasnít worth the stickers

Try cuttings

Have what looks like pond apple growing up from root stock of lllama

Cut it off and stuck in ground and it rooted easily without any other care cause I thought there was no chance

Are you using nitrogen based fertilizer

If so change over to potassium based fertilizer

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tebow(Young) mango
« on: July 18, 2019, 03:01:48 PM »
Glass method is you cut off the cheeks of the mango and then using a glass you peel out the fruit

Big fruit doesnít take long to process

YouTube video somewhere

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tebow(Young) mango
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:53:16 AM »
The only reason I bought a Tebow was the write up on pine islands website.

I was very happy with my Fairchild and was looking to add

Had never heard about Young being the original name until I was already enjoying the fruit

For a newbie itís easy to grow without spraying

Pine Island still sells Tebow but now relates the original name on the website

The renaming has caused a ton of trees sold when it was all but forgotten before

If I ever sell some fruit I know what name Iím using

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Tebow(Young) mango
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:46:32 AM »
I have a young/ tebow and use them as my freezer mango

The size and quality of the fruit after thawing is a big plus

Can use the glass method to process the fruit for freezing also

We use them for ice cream and cooking

Have mango that tastes better but they never make the freezer

Coconut Cream can over do it if too ripe

The coconut flavor taste is more chemical at that point

Very good flavor till that point

I live ten miles from the magic kingdom and itís very hot and muggy mid state with cold wet conditions in spring

The cotton candy has been flawless so far with no spraying

My first mangos are on it now and just waiting to ripen

Orange Sherbet
Cotton candy
Lemon Zest

Coconut cream can taste bad over ripe

Dropped cc substantialy in my rating

So replace it with Ciotton Candy and call it a day

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kwai Muk
« on: June 30, 2019, 01:29:44 PM »
Looking good

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: The Truth About Kryptonite Mango
« on: June 30, 2019, 01:28:32 PM »
Doc Campbell is a grower that selected types from Gary Zill  who is a nurseryman and creater of
most types discussed

So Doc got fruit before Zills was finished with trials so Doc named it before it was ready for the public and named by Zills

I have a kathy bought from Zills so that is what it is

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achachairu Growing Information Please
« on: June 30, 2019, 12:10:59 PM »
Got about a half dozen seedlings

Traded one for a cambuca

Planted one in ground and trying to get others larger

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is Angie a Top-Tier Mango?
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:27:30 AM »
There is a funk taste in Angie that some taste and some donít

More taste it as it ripens and gets funkier

Itís like cilantro where the brain of some cause it to taste like soap while others are loving it.

So if I pass on your Angie they all taste like crap to me

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