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Viva Pickering
« on: March 03, 2012, 01:00:45 AM »
Counted about 20 mangoes on my Pickering.

It totally out performs cogshall and icecream (the other two dwarf mangoes I have)  Based on my observations it whoops julies butt too.

I got this tree late 2010, and fruited it 2011, (only getting 2 fruits), I didn't think I'd have so many set the 2nd yr.

Viva Pickering. 8)




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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 01:12:27 AM »
Nice! Lets us know how the pickering mango tastes.  :)
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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 01:17:36 AM »
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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 07:45:05 AM »
Pickering is a champ.  I have been extolling its virtues to those that would listen in the Garden Web Forum since i added this mango to my collection years ago. Taste-wise, it doesn't ever seem to take first place on any of the tasting tables I have been involved with.  But it always finishes repectably and is, by everyone that I have let taste it,  a very nicely flavored mango. On the coconutty flavor....there seems to be some folks  that taste it and some that don't.  I think there may be dsome cututrall aspects of growing the fruit that may affect this.  Its growth habit is truly remarkable and its production is even more remarkable.  For me, this is, hands down,  the best mango to grow in a pot. And of course, it does even better in the ground.  It is is incredibly rewarding.

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2012, 08:18:22 AM »
So, now I found out that Pickering never wins best in show???   After I've bought 3 trees?

Just kidding. To paraphrase one of the great mango deities, my favorite mango is the one I'm holding in my hand.  ;D

My smallest Pickering, having been devastated by the weevils, has 9 leaves and 12 fruit the size of a dime. I'm not going to leave the fruit to mature, of course.

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2012, 08:55:43 AM »
I am continually amazed by the Pickering.  What a great tree.

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2012, 10:23:37 AM »
How does the Pickering compare versus a Cogshall with regards to:

1) Production
2) Disease resistance
3) Growth habit
4) Taste, (I understand taste is very subjective, but I'm wondering if there are any overriding taste characteristics in each variety)

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2012, 10:36:59 AM »
they taste great! I thought it had the best attributes of carrie and glen,  but BSbullie blew a gasket and said I was whacked out ;) ;D.  I taste no coconut whatsoever, that other people swear they taste.
I have repaired the gasket, and, well, you say Carrie...damn gasket.


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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2012, 11:02:10 AM »
How does the Pickering compare versus a Cogshall with regards to:

1) Production
2) Disease resistance
3) Growth habit
4) Taste, (I understand taste is very subjective, but I'm wondering if there are any overriding taste characteristics in each variety)

My opinion is:

1. Better
2. Equal
3. Better
4. Better

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 11:07:37 AM »
I want one of these so bad! Problem is, I'm almost completely out of space... Would it be worth sacrificing a sickly young potted lancetilla (that has never fruited) to make room? Need the straight dirt on this one...

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 11:25:02 AM »
Pickering is King. While most of my other mangoes have powdery mildew, the Pickering has zero fungus.

Remember - this is a mango selected by Gary Zill (the same fellow who selected the coco cream, lemon zest, havest moon, etc). Nothing but the best.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012, 11:29:42 AM »
Pickering is King. While most of my other mangoes have powdery mildew, the Pickering has zero fungus.

Remember - this is a mango selected by Gary Zill (the same fellow who selected the coco cream, lemon zest, havest moon, etc). Nothing but the best.

I haven't tasted Pickering personally, but as the owner of a sickly old Lancetilla, I vote Yes, Yes, Yes.

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012, 12:22:49 PM »
replace it!

Pickering is more disease tolerant than cogshall in my opinion.

I'd grow cogshall and pickering...wait I already do.

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2012, 12:39:19 PM »
I agree. In fact, I have a multi-graft tree with both cogshall and pickering, and the pickering side is indeed more disease resistant.

Pickering is more disease tolerant than cogshall in my opinion.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2012, 12:52:23 PM »
I agree. In fact, I have a multi-graft tree with both cogshall and pickering, and the pickering side is indeed more disease resistant.

Pickering is more disease tolerant than cogshall in my opinion.

I had mine both in greenhouse this year, and had to water the flowers to keep all my other plants nearby moist...
My cogshall has more mildew, and much less fruit set, on a larger older tree.  Fruits have little black specks to.

Pickering underwent same treatment, but fruits look nice red green, and had amazing fruit set, with no little specks!

It seems to totally out perform coghsall in all aspects, maybe except taste, which is opinion.
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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2012, 02:00:42 PM »
I too LOVE Pickering for all the reasons mentioned here...I very sadly lost mine last winter :o(
I am not lookign for another one...one of the Local nurseries here is looking for one for me. I sure hope he finds one soon or I'll have to go to Sarasota (I think that's the closest one that sells me them) to my area?

Actually, Thanks Harry, you're one of the reasons I bought one in the first place after seeing the picture of your tree and I think John(Jsvand) had a nice one too.

I was SO sad when mine died...root rot! Used too much peat in the soil and over watered plus cold damage!! At least I was able to taste several of them before it croaked.

Here's mine from a couple of years ago...I really NEED to get another one fast,lol...
 






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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2012, 03:54:48 PM »
How does the Pickering compare versus a Cogshall with regards to:

1) Production
2) Disease resistance
3) Growth habit
4) Taste, (I understand taste is very subjective, but I'm wondering if there are any overriding taste characteristics in each variety)

1. Pickering is definitely more productive. I would rate Cogshall as an average to decent producer. Pickering is an excellent producer.
2. Pickering is definitely more disease resistant.
3. Pickering is a much smaller, compact growth habit. Cogshall is a relatively slow grower though and is not difficult to keep small.
4. I like them about equally actually....but I'm a big Cogshall fan from a flavor standpoint. Can't go wrong with either in this department.

Overall though, I would say Pickering is the superior tree.

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2012, 04:20:41 PM »
Carbo!

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Theres all sorts of thumbs,

Burnt thumb ( too much fertilizer, or sun)

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Bleeding thumb ( your lawn service left your trees bleeding sap at  base of trunk, hence bleeding thumb)

Emerald ring thumb (all plants turn in to emerald green, or worth more than emerald rings! Hands of an alchemist, turning yellow of death, into vibrant green of life! a rare breed)

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2012, 05:33:41 PM »
Indeed.  If it's green I can brown it up in record time!  ;)  Starve it, burn it, drown it, parch it.  I do it all!

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2012, 06:37:08 PM »
cant wait to pick mine up this summer. jeff you are reserving a nice pickering for me right?

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2012, 06:38:40 PM »
Viva Pickering indeed!!!
These little tree is my pride and joy! It's loaded, I know a lot is going to fall, but I have high hopes for a good crop.










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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2012, 07:18:17 PM »
Yes, sir :-)

cant wait to pick mine up this summer. jeff you are reserving a nice pickering for me right?
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2012, 07:21:06 PM »
The pickering is a freak. Tough as nails, precocious, productive, dwarf, creamy and delicious. What more could you ask for in a mango? Prop's to Gary Zill on this baby.

Viva Pickering indeed!!!
These little tree is my pride and joy! It's loaded, I know a lot is going to fall, but I have high hopes for a good crop.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2012, 08:06:01 PM »
What more could you ask for in a mango?

Color, for someone growing it for small-scale commercial purposes. Of course this trait is irrelevant to me personally but some customers tend to pick out the pretty ones unless educated from experience.

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Re: Viva Pickering
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2012, 09:01:12 PM »
Hi Anikulapo,

> Counted about 20 mangoes on my Pickering.

I counted my mango buds tonight - 64 of them. But I know most of them will fall off. I am just all gitty about it. It my first Pickering tree.

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