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Lancetilla mango tree
« on: June 12, 2021, 04:03:03 PM »
I just ordered a 3gal Lancetilla today. I found some old threads on here after the fact that weren't to flattering. Has anyone had better luck or fondness of them since the earlier postings? They list it as a dwarf/condo but they're not( no prob, 20 or more ft?). I gather if you don't let them fully rippen, then they dont taste as well as it has been reported. Fruit splitting a consistent problem? It well take a couple of years to gain any height anyway.

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Re: Lancetilla mango tree
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 05:14:39 PM »
It is a vigorous grower.  Will get quite large and will take substantial work to keep in control.  Fruit do have splitting issues and fungal rot issues.   They also drop a lot of what they set.  Quality if you do get them to ripen is below average (getting them to hold long enough on the tree to actually ripen will be a challenge).
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Re: Lancetilla mango tree
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 11:51:08 PM »
Maybe you can return it to the nursery or cancel your order?  I have tasted this mango before, it's a very big fruit and not great compared to the other varieties available.  Honestly I would plant one of the "top tier" varieties if you can't taste it on your own or taste it first to ensure you and your family like the flavor.

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Re: Lancetilla mango tree
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 08:02:55 AM »
Lancetilla is moderate upright grower, they like to make an upright canopy but don't grow straight up like Kent or other large trees.  I have a ten year old in the yard I easily keep at 20 feet with yearlt pruning and it fills out symetrically

Fruit are football sizes and excellent quality, a typical mixed mango flavor, a little sour like thai if underperipe and a sweet  floral honey like flavor from Indian types when overripe, fiberless and juicy with alot of edible flesh per fruit. 
Nice ones make really good gifts

I'll upload a pic in a bit

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Re: Lancetilla mango tree
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2021, 08:44:32 AM »





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Re: Lancetilla mango tree
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2021, 10:54:10 AM »
I could cancel the order on tues. Just thought this variety was unusual, disease resistant and a vigorous grower. I have 12 to 15 other varieties as well. It will be awhile before i taste any of those either. There all an expensive constant chore!
It seems the majority of posters on here dont like this variety.

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Re: Lancetilla mango tree
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2021, 12:02:37 PM »
I got rid of mine years ago. Itís a novelty item and something special to show people.

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Re: Lancetilla mango tree
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2021, 03:44:50 PM »





This doesn't look like Lancetilla, which should be longer and slightly S shape.

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Re: Lancetilla mango tree
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2021, 04:01:51 PM »
I cut mine down years ago.
The fruit is huge and it a a good conversation starter.
I rarely got to taste the fruit. It made many but between drops, splits and the attraction to squirrels and other animals I hardly got any to maturity. The fruit hangs on the plant way too long and the squirrels will get them before you do.




 

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Re: Lancetilla mango tree
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2021, 04:25:35 PM »
Yes, in SoCal I had ripe fruits in from October to December.

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Re: Lancetilla mango tree
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2021, 09:08:32 PM »
Would a Duncan be a better choice?

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Re: Lancetilla mango tree
« Reply #11 on: Today at 01:34:22 AM »
Would a Duncan be a better choice?

Duncan is a better eating than Lancetilla, which is ok late season mango and half ripe eating with chili-salt, or Thai mango salad.