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Cogshall...is it ready to pick??
« on: May 18, 2023, 03:39:23 PM »

I have a few of these Cogshall mangos that is starting to blush, they are getting a lot of direct sun so I know that's part of the reason for the color blushing but was wondering if they are mature enough to pick and let ripen on the counter? Trying to beat the squirrels but don't want to pick too soon only to let it rot  :(

Any thoughts?? Thanks in advance   :)




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Re: Cogshall...is it ready to pick??
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2023, 05:16:11 PM »
Mine 1st time fruiting, yours look an inch smaller, ate 1 my landscalper knocked off smaller then yours, put in sun 2 weeks & was good!
I say not yet.
Anyone know average length they should be?

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Re: Cogshall...is it ready to pick??
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2023, 06:03:51 PM »
Agree. Starting to develop some shoulders, but stem looks pretty light still. I would wait a little longer.

...thinking about it a bit more, might pick it now if there are plenty more fruit on the tree. Seems far enough along to ripen well eventually, and would suck to lose it to critters. Might bag it if leaving on tree.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2023, 06:12:26 PM by roblack »

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Re: Cogshall...is it ready to pick??
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2023, 07:07:23 AM »
Any thoughts?? Thanks in advance   :)
lol................   Yep...............  Feed the vermin some nice cornmeal patties:::
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empty cottage cheese containers work well to keep water away while placed in yard,sheds, etc.
50% peanut butter with baking soda 50% if they don't want cornmeal today...

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Re: Cogshall...is it ready to pick??
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2023, 12:07:51 PM »

Thanks! Thinking about it but will wait a few more days, it does seem a bit green and I think will get more plump also. The weird thing is most years this mango isn't ready till mid June to mid July so it seems quite early this year...3 weeks or more earlier than before. Looking at pictures taken from years past I've never had mangoes ripen this early (mid May) before so this is way ahead than any other season 10-16 years of growing mangoes here Lol...

Palmcity thanks for the youtube link, Lol...not there yet. But the Video is interesting for people with rat problems!


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Re: Cogshall...is it ready to pick??
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2023, 05:48:39 AM »
I ate one yesterday that softened after a week.  Picked it cause it was in danger of landscaper.
1st yr fruiting & i didn't love it.  Smaller one he knocked off a few weeks ago was better.

So now i'm wondering when is right time to pick them.
Should they be slightly soft before picking? 
Do they lose sweetness if left on too long?

Thanks.

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Re: Cogshall...is it ready to pick??
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2023, 08:25:53 AM »
Has your tree gotten a lot of water/rain recently? That'll washout the flavor (can't recall if it takes a few days or a few weeks after heavy watering for the brix to come back up).

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Re: Cogshall...is it ready to pick??
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2023, 04:45:18 PM »
Jake, yes much rain.  Taste might be right & it's not what i like.
Very acid.  Had to eat some frozen yogurt to cleanse my pallet.  Almost burned!
I know, taste before you plant.  Hopefully it'll improve after couple years or i'll learn to like it lol.

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Re: Cogshall...is it ready to pick??
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2023, 05:12:02 PM »
In the picture the stem is starting to turn brown.
Once the stem is brown the fruit doesn't get anything more from the tree.
It's very close. If you turn the mango sideways it will pop off when ready
Cogshall shouldn't be sour at all if picked properly. The times I tried
it the fruit is classic but is a mild tasting fruit. I wasn't impressed and didn't plant the tree

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Re: Cogshall...is it ready to pick??
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2023, 10:07:20 PM »
I tried taking a picture to show the shoulders.
They are definitely there but just not completely the stem like other classic mangos.
Sort of lumpy around the stem


 

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