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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2021, 12:28:57 PM »


I inherited some mature mango trees when we bought our current house in 2016.  I finally figured out one was a Kent, the other a NDM, and the third I have no idea yet because we had to rehab it and it looks to have a couple of fruits this year.  The Kent, I am guessing, fell over during a hurricane and the prior owner never righted the tree upright.

My Kent is by far an incredible producer; here's a picture from last year after I harvested most of the fruit.  It tastes great, but, yeah, probably not as complex and sweet as some of these newer varieties I have not tried yet.  The Kents are super juicy, peachy, meaty mangoes--nothing like a gross supermarket mango.  Great for giving away to people or shipping off to your friends/family in the colder climate.  Yes, it can BBS on the outside of the fruit and you don't want to let it get too ripe on the tree, but that's not a big deal since you can pick when almost ripe and let them ripen in your house.  I don't spray my trees with fungicide, live practically in the Everglades, and the area under the mango trees is frequently flooded during the summertime.

I too inherited a Kent Mango tree when I bought my house.. it is one of the best Mangoes that I have tasted..
the tree is a heavy producer, every year, the mangoes are huge and tasty..

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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2021, 08:08:21 PM »
Brought home 3gal Orange Sherbet today.  Plant tomorrow.

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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2021, 09:09:59 PM »
I am no way qualified to answer your questions and taste is purely subjective BUT

My favorite tasting mangoes (also Keep In mind  only tasted 51 cultivars)

Sugarloaf
Karen Michelle
Baileys Marvel
Second crop Duncan
Maha Chanok
Iman Passand
Edward


Literally all the others have ranged from unimpressive-just good to me in my life

Iíve yet to taste over 500  varieties I know of  that Iíd like to taste before I die.

In my limited experience in growing in my yard:

Baileys marvel is a good looking tree with nice production and disease resistance and great taste.

Keitt is a scraggly tree with great taste, great production and ooor disease resistance

Sugarloaf is a nice tree with low production and fair disease resistance

NDM looks nice, has some anthracnose in foliage and has not yet produced in 3 years.

Coco cream is ugly and hasnít produced

Pickering is a slow grower for me and Iím
Not very impressed with taste.

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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #53 on: March 23, 2021, 03:41:13 PM »
My 10 or so must have trees:

Carrie: Taste, disease resistance, and manageable tree.
Sweet Tart: Taste, Productivity, disease resistance.
Bailey's Marvel - Taste
Lemon Zest - Taste
Rosigold - very early season, productivity, manageable tree
Venus - Taste, productivity, disease resistance
Cotton Candy - Taste, productivity, seems to have good disease resistance at my place first two seasons fruiting
Fruit Punch - Productivity, Taste, and looks like good disease resistance at my place
Pickering - Productivity and tree size
Lemon Merengue - Taste, productivity
Honey kiss - productivity, tree size, late season
Keitt - Taste, productivity, manageable tree, latest season
Dwarf Hawaiian - productivity, tree size, early season

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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2021, 05:17:51 PM »
Impressive man!  Thanks for all the info shared.
And yes I would like to come down and see it all for myself.
Spicy mangos rocks! 
Sweet tart is really good, just perfect!

OK you are squeezing it out of me. Location South Miami/Kendall.
#1 most productive by a factor of 5 is Sweet Tart
#2 is Pickering
Remember
Weíre talking production
#ís 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 in no order
Haden
Hatcher
Glenn
Juicy peach
Spirit of 76
Cotton Candy/Candy Cotton
9 and 10
Lemon Zest
Pineapple Pleasure
Contact me and come down and see for yourself if you so desire.
Lastly one can never forget the stupendous potential of Valencia Pride and Keitt and Rosigold.
My first tree was a Haden in the mid 80ís and I hated the turpentine flavor which I used to call gasoline flavored. Never ate it again. Never ate a mango again till I tasted Glenn in the early 90ís. This variety was shockingly edible and good. I can appreciate a spicy mango like Dwarf Hawaiians but intensely dislike Maha. So this is how my tastes run.
My favorite ones now are and yes in order
Pineapple Pleasure
Sugar Loaf
Lemon Zest/Lemon Meringue
Sweet Tart
Kathy
Glenn
This is some of what I have
Lemon Z 52 trees
Sweet T 44
Orange sherbet 26
Cotton Candy 26
Lemon M 14
Pineapple P 12
Sugar Loaf 13
M-4 8
Orange E 5
Pickering 2
Buttercream 6
Fruit punch 5
Peach Cobbler 4
Coconut C 4
Pina Colada 4
Keitt 4
Etc etc etc
What varieties Iím most disappointed in this season as far as production
LM
PC
Phoenix
Venus
Coconut Cream
Harvest Moon
Kathy but itís in a dark space
Fruit punch
But all my trees had extensive pruning last year so it may not be their fault for not producing.
Sweet Tart is a dream in every way. I hope itís relative Kathy will be as great because it has a not describable taste that is sooo delicious and Iím planting about 12 more.

Sweet Tart insanity in the photo


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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2021, 08:26:26 PM »
Impressive man!  Thanks for all the info shared.
And yes I would like to come down and see it all for myself.
Spicy mangos rocks! 
Sweet tart is really good, just perfect!

OK you are squeezing it out of me. Location South Miami/Kendall.
#1 most productive by a factor of 5 is Sweet Tart
#2 is Pickering
Remember
Weíre talking production
#ís 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 in no order
Haden
Hatcher
Glenn
Juicy peach
Spirit of 76
Cotton Candy/Candy Cotton
9 and 10
Lemon Zest
Pineapple Pleasure
Contact me and come down and see for yourself if you so desire.
Lastly one can never forget the stupendous potential of Valencia Pride and Keitt and Rosigold.
My first tree was a Haden in the mid 80ís and I hated the turpentine flavor which I used to call gasoline flavored. Never ate it again. Never ate a mango again till I tasted Glenn in the early 90ís. This variety was shockingly edible and good. I can appreciate a spicy mango like Dwarf Hawaiians but intensely dislike Maha. So this is how my tastes run.
My favorite ones now are and yes in order
Pineapple Pleasure
Sugar Loaf
Lemon Zest/Lemon Meringue
Sweet Tart
Kathy
Glenn
This is some of what I have
Lemon Z 52 trees
Sweet T 44
Orange sherbet 26
Cotton Candy 26
Lemon M 14
Pineapple P 12
Sugar Loaf 13
M-4 8
Orange E 5
Pickering 2
Buttercream 6
Fruit punch 5
Peach Cobbler 4
Coconut C 4
Pina Colada 4
Keitt 4
Etc etc etc
What varieties Iím most disappointed in this season as far as production
LM
PC
Phoenix
Venus
Coconut Cream
Harvest Moon
Kathy but itís in a dark space
Fruit punch
But all my trees had extensive pruning last year so it may not be their fault for not producing.
Sweet Tart is a dream in every way. I hope itís relative Kathy will be as great because it has a not describable taste that is sooo delicious and Iím planting about 12 more.

Sweet Tart insanity in the photo



Buttercream versus Venus
weiss613 or anybody else.
How would you compare the flavors of these two. Similar or does one of them have more of a sub acid tart component to it.
I was contemplating on grafting Venus but I read that it may have mbbs issues. Looking for a good alternative.
Tete Nene Julie Little Gem Pickering Dot Sonpari Mallika PPK E-4 OS Phoenix Fruit Punch SweetTart Honey Kiss M-4 Neelam Lychee Guava  Atemoya Sugar Apple Soursop Citrus Plantain Barbados Cherry

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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2021, 06:31:04 PM »
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Pickering is a slow grower for me and Iím
Not very impressed with taste.

My oldest tree is the Pickering, it is naturally dwarfish, which is one of it's selling points. very reliable producer.

as for taste,  I have learned that Pickering really needs to ripen on the tree before picking, I mean really ripen, picking before fully ripe they just won't have much sweetness or flavor.
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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2021, 07:31:27 PM »
Even then, Pickering is better if finished off the tree a few days before eating...

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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2021, 01:15:04 AM »
Carrie is the best mango Iíve tasted. Normally it is productive and disease resistant but this year it was not super productive and is suffering from nutritional deficiencies which I believe is due to the drought. Iíve applied azomite and started watering it to see if this will help.

Second best is orange sherbet which I have recently planted a tree and it is extremely healthy and productive so far.

I also have Pickering, keitt and Glenn. Glen is not that flavorful but tree ripened fruit is good. However glen is a favorite of children.

For me I have a 20 year old keitt and mine is a small tree/slow grower.

I look forward to trying some more of the top tier sill varieties this summer and adding more trees to my yard!

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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2021, 09:20:26 AM »
When I had an overabundance of Pickering and Angie mangos, I would give them away to lots of neighbors.  Everyone would comment that they were the best mangos they ever tasted, or that they didn't know mangos could taste so good.  The average person has so little experience and knowledge of mangos!
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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #60 on: April 08, 2021, 12:19:16 PM »
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Pickering is a slow grower for me and Iím
Not very impressed with taste.

My oldest tree is the Pickering, it is naturally dwarfish, which is one of it's selling points. very reliable producer.

as for taste,  I have learned that Pickering really needs to ripen on the tree before picking, I mean really ripen, picking before fully ripe they just won't have much sweetness or flavor.

Completely agreed on taste.
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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #61 on: April 08, 2021, 12:22:09 PM »

Buttercream versus Venus
weiss613 or anybody else.
How would you compare the flavors of these two. Similar or does one of them have more of a sub acid tart component to it.
I was contemplating on grafting Venus but I read that it may have mbbs issues. Looking for a good alternative.

I love both of these. Worth having both IMO.
Buttercream doesn't really have a subacid component (at least the way i prefer to eat it)
Venus is great too but yeh the MBBS can be a problem.
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Re: Top ten tree mango list
« Reply #62 on: April 09, 2021, 11:42:20 AM »
My list so far, should I add cogshall?

Fruit Punch
Sugar Loaf
Sweet Tart
Pickering
Duncan
Carrie
Glenn
Keitt
Julie
M4
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