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What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« on: January 06, 2023, 04:20:14 PM »
There's more than enough mango talk as is, but there's a reason they remain so popular as the years go by. This question is made to make people disagree; please discuss!

I'll probably never have the chance to plant a mango in my front yard, but I can dream  ;)

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2023, 04:30:57 PM »
No such thing. Depends...

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2023, 05:08:28 PM »
Any of the top 50 to 100 varieties in Florida discussed on this forum eaten at their peak would be hands down the best mango most people have ever tasted. 

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2023, 05:31:42 PM »
Definitely so many amazing varieties. I can confidently say 75% of the fruit I ate last summer were Lemon Zest Mangoes. Coconut Cream and Juicy Peach probably my runner-ups.
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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2023, 05:53:33 PM »
yall are no fun : P ;D where's the heated debate

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2023, 07:15:05 PM »
yall are no fun : P ;D where's the heated debate

OK, I'll start the fight: a Publix-bound boiled Haden

But I will say that no one ever complains about the FRUIT of a Lemon Zest ... the tree on the other hand, that's a debate. ;)

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2023, 07:20:00 PM »
Valencia Pride

My father has many mansions and when I go to Glory I'm going to ask for the one that has a Valencia Pride and Edwards mango tree in the back  ;)

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2023, 08:12:10 PM »
Tommy atkins is 👍
Tbh anything is good as long as itís not spicy
Good one is probably sweet tart. Iíve had some off ones of top tier varieties some years lol.

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2023, 09:08:29 PM »
Good one is probably sweet tart. Iíve had some off ones of top tier varieties some years lol.

Sweet Tart is my least favorite mango of this past season.

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2023, 09:24:49 PM »
My left brain disagrees with my right brain. It prefers Dwarf Hawaiian and Juliet. My left brain also tells my right brain that that Mansion is on a plantation and our father will put us to work LOL
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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2023, 09:26:58 PM »
Valencia Pride

My father has many mansions and when I go to Glory I'm going to ask for the one that has a Valencia Pride and Edwards mango tree in the back  ;)


 Me too!   :D

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2023, 10:06:48 PM »
The answer is Kensington pride from Australia no contest all these Florida mangoes are a joke in comparison.

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2023, 10:14:13 PM »
Any NDM hands down.  1, 2, 3, 4
It's already been perfected over half a millennia by Thai people.
They didn't just breed mango down to cardboard, to look like a rainbow or to be sweet or sour.
It's breed to perfection. Most seeds are even polyembryonic so you'll get a natural clone. And they are so prolific it's ridiculous.

No modern mangoes I've tried beats it. Not even close except some of the ancient Indian sugar mangoes.
The emperors around that area (India, Pakistan) used to compete with their mango. Mango was serious business. I've only heard Trump rave about how good Maccas and burger king is.....

I feel there is a bit of hybris among people in Florida with their new hybrids, IMO it's not just better because it's new, a hybrid or because it grows in my own yard (bias). Remember that all those hybrids came from parents with long lineage of already breed mangoes, it's good to know you stood on the shoulders of giants..

It's the same with the new Australian "Erdon Lee" Lychee, I was eating them in Thailand before they got marketed here so not AU origin IMO. Not hating on AU farmers at all, I just think it's right to give credit where it is due.
Avo or Ahuacatl  too, most of the best varieties already exist in it's native habitat among the different villages they where just introduced or slightly altered. How do I know that? well I've been bush bashing a bit in the low Peruvian Andes and found some amazing avocados and some equals to common cultivars these days.

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2023, 10:15:45 PM »
The answer is Kensington pride from Australia no contest all these Florida mangoes are a joke in comparison.

tropo,
KP is half as good as any NDM. Come on, why the pride? :D

While we are discussing a serious topic such as mango-
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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2023, 10:30:31 PM »
While we are discussing a serious topic such as mango-

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2023, 11:10:38 PM »
The answer is Kensington pride from Australia no contest all these Florida mangoes are a joke in comparison.

tropo,
KP is half as good as any NDM. Come on, why the pride? :D

While we are discussing a serious topic such as mango-
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Cassowary ndm is in second place

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2023, 11:20:44 PM »
That's like asking what's the best grape variety that will produce the best bottle of wine.  At best, the variety of grape is just the beginning.
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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2023, 08:35:57 AM »
That's like asking what's the best grape variety that will produce the best bottle of wine.  At best, the variety of grape is just the beginning.
John 51 you are spot on
It can take me up to 10 to 15 minutes to decide if I want Welch's red or white
If we're talking hands down best fruit it would have to be the tomato LOL
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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2023, 09:06:41 AM »
I don't know anyone that has only one tree.
NDM was a good mango 10 years ago before I tried
some real mangos. Now I give them to my wife.
I gave my wife a wedge of sweet tart and
she immediately said what was that. I felt that
way the first time I ate a Carrie or Ice Cream mango.
They have such a unique complex taste I wasn't even sure
I liked them. Then I ate another one.
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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2023, 11:15:20 AM »
what Florida Mango's did you eat as a comparison?


The answer is Kensington pride from Australia no contest all these Florida mangoes are a joke in comparison.

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2023, 11:17:39 AM »
what Florida Mango's did you eat as a comparison?


The answer is Kensington pride from Australia no contest all these Florida mangoes are a joke in comparison.
Aussie humor.
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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2023, 05:34:14 PM »
Tommy atkins is 👍
Tbh anything is good as long as itís not spicy
Good one is probably sweet tart. Iíve had some off ones of top tier varieties some years lol.

Spicy is nicey.

I prefer mangos with a lot of depth and complexity.

I'm not saying it's my favorite, but I really enjoyed the Kesar this last summer. So much so I put a tree in my yard. And it survived the hurricane, so it's destiny.

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2023, 06:17:32 PM »
What about setting up a World fair and have a real fruit tasting!
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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2023, 06:18:15 PM »
I believe there is a variety called "Best, it must surely be the BEST. :)
Now someone should name a variety "Undisputed".

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Re: What is the undisputed, hands down, BEST mango variety?
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2023, 08:37:01 PM »
After giving it more thought my left and right brain agree that Keitt is the Undisputed best mango. After all the other mangoes are fading from our memory. Keitt is the last Mango hanging. So which is best the first mango of the season or the last. Last season I had a mango called little Keitt. I believe it came out of Pine Island Nursery many years ago. I hold that very late mango in highest regards
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