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Re: What's your favorite extremally vigorous mango tree?
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2023, 11:29:45 AM »
I have OS and (hopefully, once again) LZ; I feel like PPK would just be fairly similar to them. Granted, I've only had it once and it probably wasn't picked right, but it didn't wow me. I really need to try it again...

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Re: What's your favorite extremally vigorous mango tree?
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2023, 12:32:05 PM »
I'll echo the sentiment on PPK, definitely needs more chances.
But for comparing LZ and OS, OS is more well rounded and satisfying, it's got Gary character to it which really improves it giving it deeper orange depth similar to O2, and some light coconut notes like you get in Mulgoba descendants like VP.

LZ is far more craveable, it doesn't satisfy, but instead trigger a dependency response. It's the hard drug of the mango world. Its intense citrusy aroma is lightly orangey in the way that sunkist is, but it has a creamy texture and subacid balance that keep you craving more.

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Re: What's your favorite extremally vigorous mango tree?
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2023, 03:39:46 PM »
Iím another who isnít crazy about PPK. The fruit/sap smell is amazing but the rubbery and somewhat chalky texture (at least on mine) lowers its ranking. Also, my PPK is not vigorous. Itís not on some special rootstock but my tree has been 3 years in the ground from a well-developed 3 gallon and itís only about 4í tall. I get 1-2 growth flushes every year.

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Re: What's your favorite extremally vigorous mango tree?
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2023, 08:23:22 AM »
I'll say VP as well. I realize that it's generally not considered a top tier mango it would be my (and my wife's) first choice for an extremely vigorous mango. We knew some folks that had a very old VP in Matlacha, FL until Hurricane Ian. The tree was over twenty years old, grew ten feet from their house, and approximately 20 feet from a sea wall and Pine Island Sound, in a lot that was entirely made up of fill. It had an above average taste and was productive enough to feed the neighborhood every season.

Obviously, my experience may be unique, but I doubt it's isolated. VP has a pretty good rep in FL.

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Re: What's your favorite extremally vigorous mango tree?
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2023, 01:25:21 PM »
Baileys Marvel. Excellent quality fruit (better than VP
In my opinion by a long shot). I planted it for my wife in august 2019. It was a 3 gallon nicely pruned by Julian Lara to have low branches already at 3 gallons. Now itís about 14x14 and beautiful shape.

2 of my neighbors and planted OS. They are both a little less vigorous than baileys marvel but equally as symmetrical and dense as baileys. OS is a better fruit than Baileys too.



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Re: What's your favorite extremally vigorous mango tree?
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2023, 01:27:27 PM »



Baileys marvel 4 years old from 3 gallon.

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Re: What's your favorite extremally vigorous mango tree?
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2023, 01:32:35 PM »



Baileys marvel 4 years old from 3 gallon.

Nice looking tree. What's the smaller mango in the back of the photo?

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Re: What's your favorite extremally vigorous mango tree?
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2023, 11:15:20 PM »
Lostkeys,

Smaller mango in back is a Pickering.

Iíve got 6 mango trees in ground in back yard and soon to add another mango tree in front. I learned that in my opinion, nothing comes close to mangos in the fruit world for me. I do grow a few others though. A good Sapodilla is a runner up for me.

 

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