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Canít be a Duncan, right?
« on: July 22, 2021, 02:31:23 PM »
I bought this tree a couple of years ago. It was supposed to be a Duncan but this fruit doesnít resemble one. Plus the skin is edible. Itís a delicious fruit but itís too strong for my kids, could it be a Julie? Orange flesh and fiberless.




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Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 11:52:32 PM »
Could be Juliette. Is the skin thick?

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Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 06:40:43 AM »
Itís a really thin edible skin. Itís a very sweet fruit and strong resin flavor near the skin. Thank you, I never had a Juliette so canít compare, do you think this is one? Thank you.
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Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 06:46:13 AM »
What is the tree's growth habit?  Maybe post pictures of the bhb tree and leaves
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Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 07:22:54 AM »
Thank you Rob, here is the tree. Itís moderate vigor and quite disease resistant being out here in western palm beach. I need to put it into the ground soon. Thinking it was duncan I grafted a lemon zest and k3 onto it last year and both grafts fruited and held fruit. I remember duncan being a milder fruit that I couldnít eat the skin, this fruit was too sweet and strong for the kids but I like it a lot.

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Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 02:51:36 PM »
Idk, that fruit description sounds like the fruit I just ate off my Duncan.  Super sweet with some resinous flavor.

I donít recall the skin being ďedibleĒ or super thin or anything though...

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Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2021, 02:58:46 PM »
Definitely not a Duncan. The Duncan fruit is larger and shaped different.
The skin is not edible
I ate one Julie this year from a friends tree and it looked like the
picture you posted. Very good sweet and spicey mango made me want to get another tree.
I remember it having a little fiber
« Last Edit: July 23, 2021, 09:21:35 PM by achetadomestica »

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Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2021, 03:27:41 PM »
Thanks guy. I definitely like the fruit, Iím just curious what this may be. I like eating skins but Duncanís I canít handle. I think achetadomestica is in the right track, itís reminiscent of carries and Julies. It has less fiber than the julies Iíve had, and itís more elongated, the flesh is also darker. I guess itís a fortunate mislabel because It tastes better than Duncanís, though my kids like Duncanís mild flavor. Thank you.
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Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2021, 04:58:21 PM »
Thanks guy. I definitely like the fruit, Iím just curious what this may be. I like eating skins but Duncanís I canít handle. I think achetadomestica is in the right track, itís reminiscent of carries and Julies. It has less fiber than the julies Iíve had, and itís more elongated, the flesh is also darker. I guess itís a fortunate mislabel because It tastes better than Duncanís, though my kids like Duncanís mild flavor. Thank you.

Some Duncans are definitely better than others (off the same tree in the same season, just different crop times) and I can't comment on the edibility of the skin (of any mango cause I dont eat mango skin).  I will say that not all Duncans are small.  I have seen many a large Duncans off of one if Walter's trees, weight definitely over 1lb.

That fruit doesnt look like Julie nor does the tree.  Fruit doesnt look totally like Juliette either but hard to tell 100%.  The growth habit of the Juliette is upright and moderately vigorous.
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Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2021, 05:43:32 PM »
Doesn't look like any Duncan I've seen.
Duncan has a bitter skin like NDM or Cac so I wouldn't consider any of these as edible skin.

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Re: Canít be a Duncan, right?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2021, 09:38:32 PM »
Thank you ! I really appreciate the feedback. When I get more fruit next year I would like for you all to try it.
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