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chrobrego

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Sugarloaf mango productivity???
« on: July 21, 2022, 12:24:09 AM »
Any idea how productive Sugarloaf is?   Anyone have a tree with a few years on it yet?  Any idea how the mother tree is doing for productivity?

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« Last Edit: July 21, 2022, 12:35:43 AM by chrobrego »

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Re: Sugarloaf mango productivity???
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2022, 02:00:29 PM »
My small tree has been in ground for 3 years and held onto 19 mangos. It definitely exceeded my expectations.

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Re: Sugarloaf mango productivity???
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2022, 02:17:08 PM »
My small tree has been in ground for 3 years and held onto 19 mangos. It definitely exceeded my expectations.
Oh wow, good to know!  Have you started picking?  Is it hard to tell when to pick?
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Re: Sugarloaf mango productivity???
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2022, 03:34:24 PM »
My small tree has been in ground for 3 years and held onto 19 mangos. It definitely exceeded my expectations.
Oh wow, good to know!  Have you started picking?  Is it hard to tell when to pick?

Yes, almost done; only 4-5 left on the tree.

Most of them have been easy to tell when ripening on the tree. They pretty much all get a light-yellow spot on the nose and a slightly lighter skin color. Also, they give off a strong pineapple smell. All were ready to eat 1-2 days after picking.


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Re: Sugarloaf mango productivity???
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2022, 08:17:07 PM »
My small tree has been in ground for 3 years and held onto 19 mangos. It definitely exceeded my expectations.
Oh wow, good to know!  Have you started picking?  Is it hard to tell when to pick?

Yes, almost done; only 4-5 left on the tree.

Most of them have been easy to tell when ripening on the tree. They pretty much all get a light-yellow spot on the nose and a slightly lighter skin color. Also, they give off a strong pineapple smell. All were ready to eat 1-2 days after picking.

After talking to Gary Zill about Sugarloaf I took his advice this season and picked them more towards mature green before tree ripe. Then gave them 4-5 days or so before eating. They were much better flavor and overall flesh quality in my opinion! I've found Buttercream to be the same way.

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Re: Sugarloaf mango productivity???
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2022, 12:00:40 AM »
My small tree has been in ground for 3 years and held onto 19 mangos. It definitely exceeded my expectations.
Oh wow, good to know!  Have you started picking?  Is it hard to tell when to pick?

Yes, almost done; only 4-5 left on the tree.

Most of them have been easy to tell when ripening on the tree. They pretty much all get a light-yellow spot on the nose and a slightly lighter skin color. Also, they give off a strong pineapple smell. All were ready to eat 1-2 days after picking.

After talking to Gary Zill about Sugarloaf I took his advice this season and picked them more towards mature green before tree ripe. Then gave them 4-5 days or so before eating. They were much better flavor and overall flesh quality in my opinion! I've found Buttercream to be the same way.

My sugarloaf bears fruit for the first time this year.
How do you determine the mature green stage?
My sugarloaf are all dark green with a little red blush on them now for about 2 months. They are slightly bigger than the size of store bought Manila/ champagne mango.
The fruits were starting on February here in SoCal.
It is very productive and problem free here btw.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2022, 12:18:20 AM by palingkecil »

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Re: Sugarloaf mango productivity???
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2022, 12:53:17 AM »
I really want a mango tree and wondering if sugarloaf can be successfully grown in 25 gallon container.

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Re: Sugarloaf mango productivity???
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2022, 12:30:32 PM »
Our SL tree has been in ground a little over a year, I think. It set a bunch, and held a few fruit almost to maturity this year. Growth habit is moderate for me, with good internode spacing and nice shape easily produced through selective pruning. Haven't tried it yet, but already loving this tree.

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Re: Sugarloaf mango productivity???
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2022, 08:53:07 PM »
Mine was planted as a 3 gallon this is the third season in the ground second season blooming and fruit set. I've heard discussion of too high of a male flower ratio but that hasn't been an issue. I'm satisfied with the bloom and fruit set and seems to be a clean tree not much issues with anthracnose or powdery mildew in my yard. As far as picking the fruit on a previous thread someone mentioned as soon as one falls off the tree pick some. The one we had tonight was soft on both sides and was very good but my wife feels if we had waited a couple more days it may have been better. I have a few more left on the tree and I am going to wait for a sign of yellow and pick and see how that works out. Overall my wife says it is a very good mango and since she's been eating Julie mangos before she could walk I value her opinion.

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