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TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« on: November 10, 2021, 04:57:58 PM »
TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:


Lot of us love to consider location, precocity, disease resistance, season, growth and bearing habit in a mango tree. We ought to respect that. But my inventory is based on the flavor profile only.

The list is so profuse, it is hard to grasp each profile in the neuron adequately, unless you test tasting lot of the cultivars every year. Even under an honorable mention, there're so many exceptional mango varieties, anyone can dream of.
I tried my best to get off "Zill's breeding project" to choose varieties for my list but I couldn't find many to beat these supreme heterogeneity of mangoes created by Gary Zill.

Hats off to both Zill brothers who carried the benefaction from their father and wooed his legacy toward  unprecedented contribution to develop so many new varieties. This family owns the fame to propagate the most top-tier mangoes around the nation as it reflects in my list as follows.


MY TOP 10 MANGOES NATIVE TO SOUTHERN PART OF CONTINENTAL USA IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERS:
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CREME-BRULEE
JAKARTA
M4
ORANGE ESSENCE
ORANGE SHORBET
PEACH COBBLER
PINA COLADA
SUPER ALPHONSO
SUGARLOAF
SWEET TART


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HONORABLE MENTION:
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BEVERLY
BUTTERCREAM
COTTON CANDY
COCONUT CREAM
FRUIT COCKTAIL
GISELLE
KAREN MICHELLE
LEMON ZEST
PINEAPPLE PLEASURE
SUPER JULIE
VENUS
ZILL 40-26

It seems like that the Zill's "breeding project" sweeps the local series of mango contest.
 
Luckily, I had the privilege to travel around the world leading mango producing countries. I tried so many of them over the years and I came across the following  supremely delectable mangoes worth mentioning.   


MY TOP 10 MANGOES NATIVE TO INDIAN SUBCONTINENT AND NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERS:
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ALPHONSO
AMRAPALLI
BANGANAPALLI
CAC
CHAUNSA
DASHERI/DUSSEHRI
HIMSAGAR
LANGRA
MULGOBA
SINDHRI

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HONORABLE MENTION:
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ALAMPUR BANESHAN
ANWAR RATOL
CARABAO(couple of strains are the best)
FAZLI
GOURMATI
ICE CREAM
KESAR
MALDA
MANKURAD
TONG DAM
SAROLI



NOTE: List may vary depending on the new cultivars come forth every year. Let us know what are your most favorite local and international mangoes in their native condition!

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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2021, 06:42:57 PM »
Have you read Richard Campbell's list?

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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2021, 07:40:39 PM »
Why ALAMPUR BANESHAN (I think it is Iman Pasand) not make the list?
I would add ST Maui to the list. Well balance of sweet/tart and perfume in taste.

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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2021, 09:44:48 AM »
There is no Alampur Baneshan tree in United states, so far I know. I had tried that in Delhi mango festival. What an amazing variety. The ones known as Alampur Baneshan in US, actually, it is an Imam Pasand!

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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2021, 09:57:49 AM »
Why ALAMPUR BANESHAN (I think it is Iman Pasand) not make the list?
I would add ST Maui to the list. Well balance of sweet/tart and perfume in taste.

I tried both ST Mauii and Alampur Baneshan. To me, AB is a top-tier mango.

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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2021, 08:51:13 PM »
I tried both ST Mauii and Alampur Baneshan. To me, AB is a top-tier mango.

But it was placed on the Honorable Mention list and not Top 10 list???

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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2021, 04:53:49 PM »
Have you read Richard Campbell's list?
Where is that found?  And by the way, MANGOSCOPE, your lists are great!
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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2021, 10:41:31 AM »
In your opinion what are the best Indian varieties that grow well in FL and that approach the greatness you would find in India?  Top 2 or 3.
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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2021, 09:48:01 AM »
In your opinion what are the best Indian varieties that grow well in FL and that approach the greatness you would find in India?  Top 2 or 3.
No comment, MANGOSCOPE?
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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2021, 11:17:02 AM »
In your opinion what are the best Indian varieties that grow well in FL and that approach the greatness you would find in India?  Top 2 or 3.
No comment, MANGOSCOPE?

Hello John,
I'm sorry that I wasn't on forum's discussion last couple of days. I almost grow 19-20 Indian cultivars over last few years. Lot of them are coming out below average in context to their Indian counterpart. But few are doing ok though like Amrapalli, Chaunsa, Kesar etc.
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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2021, 12:37:40 PM »
Gotta add Ceci Love to that list.

Guava is one of my favorite Indian mangoes in the US.

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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2021, 12:41:16 PM »
I tried both ST Mauii and Alampur Baneshan. To me, AB is a top-tier mango.

But it was placed on the Honorable Mention list and not Top 10 list???


ST Mauii is a very good cultivar. I did neither put this variety in top 10 where there're so many top-tier contenders nor  under "honorable mention" because of the fact that I don't want to make the list longer.

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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2021, 02:03:10 PM »
Gotta add Ceci Love to that list.

Guava is one of my favorite Indian mangoes in the US.

Ceci Love is a great mango but not something outstanding. Does any mango connoisseur think it has a place in top 10 list at this point?

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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2021, 03:12:41 PM »
Thanks for answering my question and for posting this topic.  I think maybe I should try growing Amrapali.  Is it late-season like its parent, Neelam?  That would be a big plus!
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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2021, 03:22:57 PM »
Gotta add Ceci Love to that list.

Guava is one of my favorite Indian mangoes in the US.

Ceci Love is a great mango but not something outstanding. Does any mango connoisseur think it has a place in top 10 list at this point?
So I guess you don't think Cecilove compares well to SweetTart?
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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2021, 05:26:48 PM »
No problem John. Amrapalli is early-late variety not like Neelam, which at times a October mango. Definitely, it would be a big plus if we could have dragged that to that time frame.
Sweet Tart is the top-tier, very complex, all around mango with exceptional flavor compared to a native Alphonso found in Maharashtra, India. On the contrary, Ceci Love doesn't have that depth of a flavor profile.

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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2021, 09:59:41 AM »
Used to think Ceci Love was okay and overrated. Then had some proper examples of the fruit. Definitely complex flavor bomb. Top 5 for me. Actually like it better than Sweet Tart, which I love. ST can be overpowering. A really good CL is more interesting and enjoyable, and I can eat more of them.

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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2021, 02:42:10 PM »
I completely, understand your position on CL and always honor personal appreciation of taste and flavor and the uniqueness of ones palate and taste bud in these plethora of mango cultivars.
By the way, do you have a top 10 list? If so, can you post?

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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2021, 04:05:16 PM »
Have you read Richard Campbell's list?
Where is that found?

Richard Campbell is the world's top authority on Mango.

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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2021, 04:45:56 PM »
Have you read Richard Campbell's list?
Where is that found?

Richard Campbell is the world's top authority on Mango.

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17 Mango cultivars at home, plus dozens of anonnas, avocados, guavas, lychees, and other fruits.

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« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2021, 04:49:39 PM »
Mid November and we are daydreaming about mangos? Am a mango maniac but perhaps you should consider some fruits that are available right now and add them to your collection so that you have fruits for this time of the year. Sugar Apples, Sapodillas and mulberries are on the trees right now and are a decent distraction as we await our next Mango Blooms.

 
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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2021, 04:49:51 PM »
Used to think Ceci Love was okay and overrated. Then had some proper examples of the fruit. Definitely a complex flavor bomb. Top 5 for me. Actually like it better than Sweet Tart, which I love. ST can be overpowering. A really good CL is more interesting and enjoyable, and I can eat more of them.

I have Ceci grafted now so hopefully in the next two years I'll have enough to exp with it to comment.
I find Zinc to be better than ST for my taste. Completely agree on the overpowering (not saying i would say no to a ST)
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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2021, 04:53:20 PM »
Mid November and we are daydreaming about mangos? Am a mango maniac but perhaps you should consider some fruits that are available right now and add them to your collection so that you have fruits for this time of the year. Sugar Apples, Sapodillas and mulberries are on the trees right now and are a decent distraction as we await our next Mango Blooms.

Got nothing on my mulberries, Alano or annonas now  :'(

All i'll have in the next few months are Rain forest plum and Starfruit and star apple much later.
Some times day dreaming is all i can do
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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2021, 04:53:30 PM »
MY FAVORITES are probably (in no order other than LZ being my favorite)

Lemon Zest
Carrie
Sweet Tart
Ice Cream
Pina Colada
Orange Sherbert
Fruit Punch
Ugly Betty
Pineapple Pleasure
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Re: TOP 10 FAVORITE MANGO CULTIVARS WITHIN USA AND AROUND THE WORLD:
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2021, 10:13:57 AM »
Have you read Richard Campbell's list?
Where is that found?

Richard Campbell is the world's top authority on Mango.
Sorry, but you're still not telling us where his list can be found.  My guess is that it doesn't exist.
John

 

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