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Newest members of the mango family
« on: January 23, 2014, 06:21:11 PM »
Today I landed a pretty nice haul:


(All of these are ready to be potted up to 7's and 15's)


3 gal Mesk


3 gal Kastooree (I know, I just like diversity)


7 gal Emerald


7 gal Bangalore


Welcome to the family boys!  Some are more exciting than others but, at the end of the day, we are happy to add you all. 
« Last Edit: January 23, 2014, 06:24:34 PM by dongeorgio »
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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 06:23:06 PM »
Interesting sounding acquisitions, I hope they pan out. Please make sure that they have adequate Nitrogen and minor element fertilizer, so that you can report back to us with all the details as soon as possible.
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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 06:36:27 PM »
Is somebody in competition with Harry ;)

Don't forget to send me, some boxes of all the excess fruits you can't consume, when your trees start producing ;D ;D
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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 06:51:48 PM »
Seng,


   Harry is in a league all his own.  I think Fairchild is in competition with Harry and thats about it.  That being said, I have started making low ball offers for another empty acre on my street.  It is a long shot but one I am willing to take and if I can score that extra land . . . look out Harry! 
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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 07:11:45 PM »
Where did you get the Bangalore?

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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 07:28:50 PM »
Today I landed a pretty nice haul:


(All of these are ready to be potted up to 7's and 15's)


3 gal Mesk


3 gal Kastooree (I know, I just like diversity)


7 gal Emerald


7 gal Bangalore


Welcome to the family boys!  Some are more exciting than others but, at the end of the day, we are happy to add you all. 

What is there to know about kasturi/kastooree? All I know is that they are good fruit!

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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 08:04:25 PM »
Don G , I want to be like you when I grow up man ;)..

Congrats on your amazing collection & good luck acquiring the Acre Lot !..

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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 09:03:21 PM »
Today I landed a pretty nice haul:


(All of these are ready to be potted up to 7's and 15's)


3 gal Mesk


3 gal Kastooree (I know, I just like diversity)


7 gal Emerald


7 gal Bangalore


Welcome to the family boys!  Some are more exciting than others but, at the end of the day, we are happy to add you all. 

What is there to know about kasturi/kastooree? All I know is that they are good fruit!


It is my understanding that it is sub par and full of fiber.  Was I misinformed and I actually have a winner on my hands?



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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 11:06:06 PM »
Nice, George, but if you want your mango plants to give fruits, maybe you shouldn't call them "boys". :)
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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 02:23:55 AM »
Today I landed a pretty nice haul:


(All of these are ready to be potted up to 7's and 15's)


3 gal Mesk


3 gal Kastooree (I know, I just like diversity)


7 gal Emerald


7 gal Bangalore


Welcome to the family boys!  Some are more exciting than others but, at the end of the day, we are happy to add you all. 

What is there to know about kasturi/kastooree? All I know is that they are good fruit!


It is my understanding that it is sub par and full of fiber.  Was I misinformed and I actually have a winner on my hands?

Dongeorgio, kasturi is a very nice tasting fruit, very similar to mango, and has very little fiber. In my opinion it's one of the best of the mango relatives. The only problem with kasturi is that they tend to be quite small, as you can see in photo. But they make up in taste what they lack in size. Another great thing about kasturi is that they will fruit where mangos won't: here in very rainy areas. I'm thinking it's probably more cold tolerant than mango being originally from highland tropics. Here is a photo of frui: from one of my trees:

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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 01:42:27 PM »
Cool :)
« Last Edit: January 24, 2014, 06:04:27 PM by Tropicalgrower89 »
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 01:48:05 PM »
Will Kasturi cross with Mango?
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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2014, 05:56:07 PM »
Kasturi is the best mangifera sp besides indica that I have tasted. It's a small fruit but with a very intense and rich passionfruit-mango taste. Here you can see some purple kasturis with some mangos:



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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2014, 06:06:38 PM »
Kasturi is the best mangifera sp besides indica that I have tasted. It's a small fruit but with a very intense and rich passionfruit-mango taste. Here you can see some purple kasturis with some mangos:




And THAT, my friends, is why you can never leave a mango you do not have at a nursery.  We saw it sitting alone next to a bunch of 3 gal mesks and a mediocre acquaintance tried to dissuade me but I could not be deterred.  Welcome home Kasturi. 
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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2014, 06:18:15 PM »



Thanks Oscar for the great pictures....as always.  I have this planted out, a gift of the infamous Lycheeluva from Brooklyn.  He was down for the mango festival and when Richard Campbell described the flavor of this mango relative as similar to lychee, he bolted out of his chair in the lecture room and ran to the sales area and bought one of the trees.  Later, reflecting on his impulsiveness, he thought the tree would do better at my place and so he left it with me....with the understanding, of course, that he is entitled to fruit royalties.  No flowering yet on mine, the tree is still kind of small, but growing nicely.
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2014, 07:25:55 PM »
HAHAHAHA

Thanks Oscar for the great pictures....as always.  I have this planted out, a gift of the infamous Lycheeluva from Brooklyn.  He was down for the mango festival and when Richard Campbell described the flavor of this mango relative as similar to lychee, he bolted out of his chair in the lecture room and ran to the sales area and bought one of the trees.  Later, reflecting on his impulsiveness, he thought the tree would do better at my place and so he left it with me....with the understanding, of course, that he is entitled to fruit royalties.  No flowering yet on mine, the tree is still kind of small, but growing nicely.
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2014, 08:46:00 PM »



Thanks Oscar for the great pictures....as always.  I have this planted out, a gift of the infamous Lycheeluva from Brooklyn.  He was down for the mango festival and when Richard Campbell described the flavor of this mango relative as similar to lychee, he bolted out of his chair in the lecture room and ran to the sales area and bought one of the trees.  Later, reflecting on his impulsiveness, he thought the tree would do better at my place and so he left it with me....with the understanding, of course, that he is entitled to fruit royalties.  No flowering yet on mine, the tree is still kind of small, but growing nicely.

I really think this mango like thing is cool and different and I would LOVE to have it in my collection. But this made me laugh...I actually grabbed a tree myself, only to put it when I thought about my husband at home...pouring gasoline on new planting and telling me that the tree just didnt take.....

Congrats on your new acquisitions  :)

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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2014, 08:59:42 PM »
Seng,


   Harry is in a league all his own.  I think Fairchild is in competition with Harry and thats about it.  That being said, I have started making low ball offers for another empty acre on my street.  It is a long shot but one I am willing to take and if I can score that extra land . . . look out Harry!

I may have to move back to Coconut Creek so I can help you with your mango trees (and I don't just mean eating the fruit)!
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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2014, 09:22:26 PM »
And THAT, my friends, is why you can never leave a mango you do not have at a nursery.  We saw it sitting alone next to a bunch of 3 gal mesks and a mediocre acquaintance tried to dissuade me but I could not be deterred. Welcome home Kasturi. 

Someone has to save you from your underdeveloped palate.

Oh.. and did you remember to protect your trees from the cold?

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Re: Newest members of the mango family
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2014, 09:33:42 PM »
Will Kasturi cross with Mango?

Maybe. I know mango will cross with kuini (odorata), so maybe it's also possible with kasturi.
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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2014, 09:36:25 PM »


Thanks Oscar for the great pictures....as always.  I have this planted out, a gift of the infamous Lycheeluva from Brooklyn.  He was down for the mango festival and when Richard Campbell described the flavor of this mango relative as similar to lychee, he bolted out of his chair in the lecture room and ran to the sales area and bought one of the trees.  Later, reflecting on his impulsiveness, he thought the tree would do better at my place and so he left it with me....with the understanding, of course, that he is entitled to fruit royalties.  No flowering yet on mine, the tree is still kind of small, but growing nicely.

Kasturi is a great fruit, but i don't honestly see any resemblance to taste of lychee. I would just decribe it as an intense mango taste. Most folks couldn't tell it apart from mango if tasting blindfolded.
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2014, 10:14:45 AM »
George,  to echo Alex's question,  might we ask you where you found such rare and exotic cultivars?

I'm making lowball offers in my neighborhood too................

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« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2014, 06:20:11 PM »
Picked up some fairly normal varieties to fill in the gaps in my collection but also had some grafts do a second push so I am now confident enough in their survival to add them to my list:

Purchased


Bailey's Marvel
Bombay
Cogshall
Haden
Irwin
Jakarta

Grafted

Aung Dim
Diplomatico
Maha Chanok
Mamita
Manohar
Seinta Lone
Springfels
Ugly Betty


I've got some pretty cool stuff coming down the pipeline but I will reveal it as it comes to fruition.  I would hate to mention it and not get it or, worse yet, have the grafts not take and kill our chances at some really cool and tasty, off the beaten path cultivars.


I now have a Springfels and Ugly Betty that I am willing to trade now that these grafts took. 
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« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2014, 10:42:50 PM »
I am sensitive to the leaves and skin and sap of mangos.   It results in contact dermatitis.   

Does anyone know if kasturi would present the same issues?

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