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'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« on: July 05, 2021, 10:15:24 AM »
Now with 'TS Elsa' about to bring a bunch of rain to us here in west central Florida, I am wondering how all that water may affect the ripening of my 'Ice Cream' mango fruit....  And whether it might cause any change in their flavor.

There are two fruit remaining hanging on my 6-ft tall plant, each about 3.5 to 4-inches in diameter, both still a pale green color.  Haven't seen any change in color of the skin of either fruit in the last days.  What should I be looking for as an incidator that these are ready to pick?

Anyone here in 9b growing 'Ice Cream' and have some observations on this, please...

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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2021, 02:15:10 PM »
Someone told me locally there is not much color change.You have to go by touch and feel


My three are still hanging on.
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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2021, 02:32:27 PM »
Gotta go by sight, not touch/feel.  If you wait for it to have give, it will either drop, be eaten and/or be past on the i side.  Its another variety that takes experience to pick properly.

As to the original post, maybe bring the pot in the garage or enclosed porch, free from winds and elements,  until Elsa passes.
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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2021, 10:58:50 PM »
Agree with everything rob said, here is a pic of some ice creams I harvested last year look at the hips they are full and filled out with some lightening green/yellow color change on hips. Ice cream is the one mango I look forward too eating every year, they are not disease resistant, but worth it. This year my tree flowered like crazy as typical of ice cream though didnt hold a single fruit unfortunately. Too much moisture from nearby sprinkler and rain at peak flowering time. Last year was unusually dry period and perfect condition for ice cream and produced fruit Ill never forget.



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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2021, 01:17:27 AM »
Agree with everything rob said, here is a pic of some ice creams I harvested last year look at the hips they are full and filled out with some lightening green/yellow color change on hips.

Thanx Joe for the pix of your 'Ice Creams'.  I can see just what you are describing about the very slight yellow cast showing that they are ripening.  That photo is a very helpful visual!

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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2021, 06:36:55 AM »
Agree with everything rob said, here is a pic of some ice creams I harvested last year look at the hips they are full and filled out with some lightening green/yellow color change on hips. Ice cream is the one mango I look forward too eating every year, they are not disease resistant, but worth it. This year my tree flowered like crazy as typical of ice cream though didnt hold a single fruit unfortunately. Too much moisture from nearby sprinkler and rain at peak flowering time. Last year was unusually dry period and perfect condition for ice cream and produced fruit Ill never forget.



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 Do you live in what they call the interior at least three or four miles from the coast?
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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2021, 08:54:54 AM »
Im 5-6mi from beach in palm city, not sure what the cut off is between good/bad production.

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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2021, 09:19:39 AM »
Im 5-6mi from beach in palm city, not sure what the cut off is between good/bad production.

-Joe
They keep informing me that green mangoes in the interior show less color change when ripening than they do on the coast. I have never asked why and they have never explained why.
Thanks your photo is a big help :)
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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2021, 10:19:25 AM »
Im 5-6mi from beach in palm city, not sure what the cut off is between good/bad production.

-Joe
They keep informing me that green mangoes in the interior show less color change when ripening than they do on the coast. I have never asked why and they have never explained why.
Thanks your photo is a big help :)

That is true of a number of mangoes.  Your LZ should color up.  From the picture you posted of the OS tree, those look like they have colored (OS do not get a great color change, just a faint very pale yellow/orange tinge to a lighter shade of green).
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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2021, 10:54:39 AM »
Im 5-6mi from beach in palm city, not sure what the cut off is between good/bad production.

-Joe
They keep informing me that green mangoes in the interior show less color change when ripening than they do on the coast. I have never asked why and they have never explained why.
Thanks your photo is a big help :)

That is true of a number of mangoes.  Your LZ should color up.  From the picture you posted of the OS tree, those look like they have colored (OS do not get a great color change, just a faint very pale yellow/orange tinge to a lighter shade of green).

I'll take a close-up photo of the orange sherbert tonight when I get off work. The sweet tart also :)
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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2021, 04:58:03 PM »
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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2021, 09:50:34 PM »
I was given 3 ice creams mangos and the first one was ready tonight.
WOW!!!

Does anyone know how it got it's name?
It didn't remind me of ice cream but it's not an easy taste to describe.
I just read the description on Tropical Acres website

fiberless with a very unique and complex flavor loaded with perfumy spice notes and sweetness.

Very good description Alex is a genius
I am glad I have 2 more
but I am glad it's not a 2 lb fruit

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Re: 'Ice Cream' Mango ripening some questions . . . .
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2021, 10:16:24 PM »



Throwback to July 28, 2013 when I reviewed ice cream for first time.mango is usually passed over cause its small and green lol.  Supposedly from island of Tobago I believe.

-joe

 

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