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Ambika mango in South Florida
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:38:18 AM »

A friend of mine has an Ambika mango from Zills. It is a  mango hybrid from India, a cross between Amrapali and Janardhan Pasand that was developed by the Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture. Anyone else has it? If yes, please shed some light on the growth habit and the taste of the fruit.

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Re: Ambika mango in South Florida
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 11:46:56 AM »
Never heard of that one.

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Re: Ambika mango in South Florida
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 02:17:21 PM »
I've seen that Squam (Alex) recently planted one at his farm.
That might be your best source for how it grows here
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Re: Ambika mango in South Florida
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 08:36:47 AM »


Alex, have you tasted the fruit? What can you tell us about the growth habit of the tree?

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Re: Ambika mango in South Florida
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 08:51:51 AM »


Alex, have you tasted the fruit? What can you tell us about the growth habit of the tree?

I havenít tasted it yet but it is supposed to be very good.

It looks like a Medium vigor mango but too soon to make any conclusions.

Should know a lot more about it in a few years.


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Re: Ambika mango in South Florida
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 09:05:26 AM »


Alex, have you tasted the fruit? What can you tell us about the growth habit of the tree?

I havenít tasted it yet but it is supposed to be very good.

It looks like a Medium vigor mango but too soon to make any conclusions.

Should know a lot more about it in a few years.

Alex, slightly off topic but do you and any info on how these do here:

Arka Puneet
Ratna
Au Rumani
Manjira

I was looking into Indian mangos one day and these seem to be developed for the most part in the southern states.
Since our winters are becoming less frequent I figured we should start growing more tropically adapted ones.
I figured they might do well enough here to justify growing or testing.

They all seem relatively old varieties though.

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Re: Ambika mango in South Florida
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2018, 02:14:22 PM »
We successfully have fruited these hybrids in So Cal in my and my friends yard:

1. Arka Puneet - excellent, good producer, medium growth habbit.
2. Neelkiran - excellent, good producer, heavy growth
3. Sindu - loves to fruit, grows very slow, could not taste fruit twice in two years as some critter or my landscaper was too cute to take it. Its fruiting again this year.
4. Sonpari - growing very quick, no fruits yet. debate over it being real is on. hoping it is real. Florida reports are excellent

Above 4 are Alphonso Hybrids.

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Re: Ambika mango in South Florida
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2018, 03:11:39 PM »
We successfully have fruited these hybrids in So Cal in my and my friends yard:

1. Arka Puneet - excellent, good producer, medium growth habbit.
2. Neelkiran - excellent, good producer, heavy growth
3. Sindu - loves to fruit, grows very slow, could not taste fruit twice in two years as some critter or my landscaper was too cute to take it. Its fruiting again this year.
4. Sonpari - growing very quick, no fruits yet. debate over it being real is on. hoping it is real. Florida reports are excellent

Above 4 are Alphonso Hybrids.

Great thank for the report.
I guess the first thing i need to do is taste some of these. lol
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Re: Ambika mango in South Florida
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2018, 09:59:47 AM »


Alex, have you tasted the fruit? What can you tell us about the growth habit of the tree?

I havenít tasted it yet but it is supposed to be very good.

It looks like a Medium vigor mango but too soon to make any conclusions.

Should know a lot more about it in a few years.

Alex, slightly off topic but do you and any info on how these do here:

Arka Puneet
Ratna
Au Rumani
Manjira

I was looking into Indian mangos one day and these seem to be developed for the most part in the southern states.
Since our winters are becoming less frequent I figured we should start growing more tropically adapted ones.
I figured they might do well enough here to justify growing or testing.

They all seem relatively old varieties though.

Our Arka Puneet looks terrible, just a stick that hasnít grown (not in the best spot either). Trying to revive it.

Those others we donít have. Do have Arka Neelkiran, which is healthy and has grown slowly and flowered each of the last 2 years so it appears precocious. Hoping to get Arka Anmol, Arka Aruna, Manjeera, AU Rumani, and possibly a new Puneet tree this year.

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Re: Ambika mango in South Florida
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2018, 10:09:35 AM »
I guess ZHPP will propagate a few plants eventually.
Looking forward hearing the reports.
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