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Leonida Mango Variety
« on: June 18, 2017, 03:30:30 PM »
Hi,

Have id my unknown mango variety. Its called leonida mango. Was named after my friends wife. It was said a cross of carabao mango and kent. He witnessed it being crossed in zill performance nursery where he apprenticed and worked as a propagator when he was in florida. He came back in the Philippines got scions and propagated this cross. He seldom promoted this variety from his nursery.

Anyone from florida have this variety? Maybe it was named differently there.  I could attest that it has a carabao mamgo taste especially when eaten as green mango and has hint of kent when ripe. But one thing i like it that tree has semi dwarf stature and has a good purple blush. It fruits regularly too.

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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 05:19:24 PM »
I never heard of this before.  I don't recognize the appearance either.
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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 05:20:59 PM »
Never heard of an apprenticed propagator from the Philippines, either.  I guess I'll have to enquire!
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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 07:33:16 PM »
Never heard of an apprenticed propagator from the Philippines, either.  I guess I'll have to enquire!

Sir,

His name was Eulogio Mallari, his brother a doctor from Florida, Wilfredo Mallari collected mango varieties there. They brought many florida mangoes in the philippines and established a nursery named Florida Tropicals. Mr. Eulogio Mallari was also responsible in propagating jin huang mamgo from taiwan when it was just starting to get famous. Thats his story though. They have both passed away. ill look for a picture.

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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 07:52:28 PM »
I never heard of this before.  I don't recognize the appearance either.

Sir,

Here is photo of him. Left person with eye glases.

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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 07:53:56 PM »
Thank you for the details!
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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 08:17:22 PM »


Looks like Tog Bi Con mango. Sorry to hear of their passing.
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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 08:45:44 PM »


Looks like Tog Bi Con mango. Sorry to hear of their passing.

Hi,

It jin huang mango from taiwan.  He was the first one to propagate the variety in 1998 when someone brought scions from taiwan.

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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 09:57:50 PM »
Hi,
Have id my unknown mango variety. Its called leonida mango. Was named after my friends wife. It was said a cross of carabao mango and kent.

I've come to really appreciate the Carabao mango this year. They are very sweet in my area and I enjoy them eaten cave-man right out in the field from tree ripe windfalls. I ate six today. They are a quality mango in my opinion.

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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 11:18:15 PM »
Hi,
Have id my unknown mango variety. Its called leonida mango. Was named after my friends wife. It was said a cross of carabao mango and kent.

I've come to really appreciate the Carabao mango this year. They are very sweet in my area and I enjoy them eaten cave-man right out in the field from tree ripe windfalls. I ate six today. They are a quality mango in my opinion.

Yup, taste is good but not a good producer. Biennial fruiting mango variety.  Same thing with edwards mango. Shy bearer. 
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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 09:54:58 AM »
Hey Berns!
What cultivars of mango have you seen in the Philippines? You mention Edward. Any other of the florida varieties? How do they produce in PH? Do they use Potassium Nitrate to induce bloom? Thanks for your knowledge ;D
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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 11:58:38 AM »
Hey Berns!
What cultivars of mango have you seen in the Philippines? You mention Edward. Any other of the florida varieties? How do they produce in PH? Do they use Potassium Nitrate to induce bloom? Thanks for your knowledge ;D
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Hi,

Many florida mango varieties have been introduced in the Philippines. Have friends in the rare fruit society of the philippines have grown florida mangoes. Irwin, tommy atkins, keitt, kent, baileys marvel, tyler premier, cushman, valencia pride, amrapali, glenn, rapoza, gouveia, r2e2, kensington pride, tom py kan, namfokmai, chokanan and many more.

Most florida mangoes fruit voluntarily here in the Philippines. Long sun exposure helps in making the mangoes sweeter. No need to flower induce with potasiumnitrate.

We only use potasium nitrate for carabao mango trees.

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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2017, 04:58:58 PM »
Thanks for the info, Berns. I read that someone had a Lemon zest tree in the PH. I wonder if any other of the Zill series have made it there by now?

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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2017, 06:45:35 PM »
Thanks for the info, Berns. I read that someone had a Lemon zest tree in the PH. I wonder if any other of the Zill series have made it there by now?

Hi,

Most probably, we have fruit growers or collectors have friends in this group.  It would be interesting to test the new zill mango varieties here. It will be good to test it in mango growing areas where there is pronounce dry season.

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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2018, 05:09:43 AM »
Berns,
So Eulogio Mallari was actually uncle through marriage. He was married to my dadís sister until his passing.
Leonida is the name of my auntie thus the name. All the info you have is correct. Unfortunately for me, I left the Philippines before his trees bore itís first fruits. I myself had not tasted the fruit since it only really started bearing fruits maybe 7 years ago I think. I could be wrong on that date but Iím looking forward to tasting it next time Iím in the Philippines. The farm it self is located in Dinalupihan, Bataan....  almost the same area of the infamous Bataan Death March. Growing up, all the little cousins used to take our summer vacations at their house becaus of the abundance of fruit trees. Guavas, Santol, Indiian Mangoes, Star apple and years later they had a tree the bore the miracle fruit...  Uncle Boying as he was known to us was very good to all the family.... hope you guys like my little story. And if you guys know what the miracle fruit is, itís little pea size fruits that makes everything you eat after eating the fruit itself taste sweet.... that one freaked me out the first time I tried it.

Marlon

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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2018, 05:12:35 AM »
Berns,
So Eulogio Mallari was actually uncle through marriage. He was married to my dadís sister until his passing.
Leonida is the name of my auntie thus the name. All the info you have is correct. Unfortunately for me, I left the Philippines before his trees bore itís first fruits. I myself had not tasted the fruit since it only really started bearing fruits maybe 7 years ago I think. I could be wrong on that date but Iím looking forward to tasting it next time Iím in the Philippines. The farm it self is located in Dinalupihan, Bataan....  almost the same area of the infamous Bataan Death March. Growing up, all the little cousins used to take our summer vacations at their house becaus of the abundance of fruit trees. Guavas, Santol, Indiian Mangoes, Star apple and years later they had a tree the bore the miracle fruit...  Uncle Boying as he was known to us was very good to all the family.... hope you guys like my little story. And if you guys know what the miracle fruit is, itís little pea size fruits that makes everything you eat after eating the fruit itself taste sweet.... that one freaked me out the first time I tried it.

Marlon


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Re: Leonida Mango Variety
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2018, 05:22:36 AM »
BTW, itís not purple in color, I got pictures if you need to see some more. If you wanna contact her daughter whoís kinda in charge of the farm now, her name is on the picture I posted. Sorry for the double post. The second post has the picture...

 

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