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Elijah

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Can you ID this mango?
« on: August 11, 2023, 06:32:10 PM »

I bought this mango from a Mexican grocery store. I searched #3488 and came up with " XL:  Tommy, Haden, Kent, Palmer and any other red mangos"
It is huge and very delicious. If it grows well in Mexico, I assume it will grow well in SoCal too.
Mango experts, please tell me your opinion.






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Re: Can you ID this mango?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2023, 08:34:26 PM »
Ripe Kent. The flat top is a giveaway.

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Re: Can you ID this mango?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2023, 02:54:28 PM »
Ripe Kent. The flat top is a giveaway.
Bravo! I thought it has higher chance to be a kent since many mangoes from Mexico are Kent.
Is Kent grow fast and bear fruit heavily?

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Re: Can you ID this mango?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2023, 07:56:44 PM »
Were you thinking of planting the seed or acquiring a plant of the variety?

In the event you are planning on planting the seed, please be aware that if it germinates and successfully attain fruiting age and size you will most likely get a fruit different from the one the seed came from.
I believe Kent is mono-embryonic and what comes from the seed will be a mix of the flower and pollen donors.  You may get something better or worse or perhaps even close but you wouldn't know.  If you must have a Kent you may want to graft a Kent scion to your seedling at some point.

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Re: Can you ID this mango?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2023, 11:15:17 PM »
I would echo those thoughts, as a mono type, the tree will be different from Kent, which is both vigorous and productive in Florida.

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Re: Can you ID this mango?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2023, 01:03:30 AM »
I also just bought two mangoes, mine from Publix here in Tampa.  They look pretty much identical to the photo in the OP's initial post startng this thread, and one of mine has a label with code that indicates 'Kent or other large red mango'.

They are both still very hard though, and one has a strong red blush but it is greenish-yellow. The other has a red blush but the rest of that fruit is very dark green, so not so near to ripe/edible as my other one.

I am guessing that they both are going to need to sit and soften for a few days before they are ready to cut and eat.  Also I'm guessing that they should start to emit some mango-y odor as they get closer to being ready to eat.  Right now I don't smell 'mango' from them.

Advice, please . . . . pretty please!

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Re: Can you ID this mango?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2023, 01:22:37 PM »
Were you thinking of planting the seed or acquiring a plant of the variety?

In the event you are planning on planting the seed, please be aware that if it germinates and successfully attain fruiting age and size you will most likely get a fruit different from the one the seed came from.
I believe Kent is mono-embryonic and what comes from the seed will be a mix of the flower and pollen donors.  You may get something better or worse or perhaps even close but you wouldn't know.  If you must have a Kent you may want to graft a Kent scion to your seedling at some point.

I am planning to graft if kent is vigorous and fruit abundantly.  It has a great taste.

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Re: Can you ID this mango?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2023, 01:25:22 PM »
Better off growing from seed

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Re: Can you ID this mango?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2023, 01:28:32 PM »
I also just bought two mangoes, mine from Publix here in Tampa.  They look pretty much identical to the photo in the OP's initial post startng this thread, and one of mine has a label with code that indicates 'Kent or other large red mango'.

They are both still very hard though, and one has a strong red blush but it is greenish-yellow. The other has a red blush but the rest of that fruit is very dark green, so not so near to ripe/edible as my other one.

I am guessing that they both are going to need to sit and soften for a few days before they are ready to cut and eat.  Also I'm guessing that they should start to emit some mango-y odor as they get closer to being ready to eat.  Right now I don't smell 'mango' from them.

Advice, please . . . . pretty please!

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It took about 3 days to be ripen. It is very sweet.
It will emit mango scent by the time it is ready to be eaten.
I didn't know the kent can be this good. It was not on top 3 favorite list, not even 5,  in most people's favorite lists.

 

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