Author Topic: when to pick valencia pride and alphonso mangos?  (Read 3512 times)

rliou

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when to pick valencia pride and alphonso mangos?
« on: July 28, 2014, 01:36:32 AM »
Got my first crop of valencia pride mangos and alphonso.  I have previous only had Irwin from the tree which must be tree ripen until it's soft.  My understanding is alphonso must be picked green and then ripen.  But how could u tell that is ready for picking since it will look green.  One of my VP mango fell and I took a picture of it.  It definitely was not ripe so would appreciate any help regarding when to pick this mango.





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Re: when to pick valencia pride and alphonso mangos?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 01:57:08 AM »


VP is like KP; to get a really good one, you have to let it ripen on the tree. Pick when it's fully coloured and blushed, and slightly firm to the touch.

If it's a choice between the risk of over ripe and under ripe, go with over; VP retains a better quality in late ripeness than Bowen (Kensington pride).

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Re: when to pick valencia pride and alphonso mangos?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 10:43:38 AM »
Easiest way to tell with VP is when the green turns to a nice yellow its ready to pick. 

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Re: when to pick valencia pride and alphonso mangos?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 05:44:44 PM »
Actually, I was going to say with Alphonso's, at least as far as my ripening
went this year, is to let the green kind of turn yellow-green and then pick.
Even at yellow-green they will sometimes fall and be sort of soft/ firm, but ripen in a couple
days.  It is hard to decide, but I'd say let them  (the Alphie's) get at least 1/3
yellow/green and then pick....or if you have a soft place for them to fall, let them
do that....can you put like a sleeping bag under them....or maybe some bubble-wrap
packing material or something....???

And boy, mine were tasty, with the piney overtone to the sweet and mysterious
flavor that is only Alphonso.  The one fruit I can identify immediately by smell alone...

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Re: when to pick valencia pride and alphonso mangos?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 06:54:31 PM »
Agree that it is best to pick VP when the tips are yellowish. I made a mistake of picking one that was still green at the tip. It ripened after over a week but it was not as sweet as the ones that were yellow when picked.

 

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