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phoenixtropicals
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:59 am    Post subject: Mangoes and white sapotes Reply with quote

I thought this was an interesting angle showing my mango tree, on the left, and my white sapote tree, on the right. It's unusual to see this much fruit in one photo. The white sapotes won't be ripe for another month I think. We are eating the mangoes right now.


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starch



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an awesome display of fruit Smile I love it! My little Suebelle is tiny (just put it in this spring), so I will look at your tree and imagine I am looking just a few years into the future Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. It took mine about 6 years to produce fruit. The small branches and leaves on this tree get killed when we have a hard freeze but the large branches are fine. Since your tree is probably the size of a small branch, make sure you protect it if we are going to have temperatures below 30F.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is good advice and definitely what I was planning to do this winter. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's gorgeous! What's your secret with the white sapote? I've had one before that barely grew.

Did you get yours from Homedepot? I might try one again. I've seen a Vernon variety as well. I wonder how well that does here compare to the suebelle.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I just keep it lightly mulched and it gets watered by the sprinklers. Here is more info. on how I take care of it.

http://www.phoenixtropicals.com/whiteSapote.html

Yes, it is just a standard HD suebelle.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure I've ever had a sapote....what do they taste like?
And what kind of mango you have there, PT? I so recognize that
burning on top from the scorcher days. Guess we will always live in a burn, grow freeze,grow kind of situation.....

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

White sapote is a lot like having vanilla custard or flan. Its very soft when ripe and messy to eat. I wasn't real fond of them when I first had them, but they have really grown on me.

That is my Keller mango, a seedling that I gave my name to. It's fiberless and sweet and tart. The sunburn on the tops of the fruit doesn't seem to affect them at all, just discolors them. I also call it a Keller Rainbow mango because it turns every shade of the rainbow when ripe. Here is another photo of the fruit where you can see more color.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is cool looking PT! Sweet and Tart is a great combo...and fiberless too????

Can't beat that. And I'll have to try one of those sapotes sometime. I've got a few friends in L.A. that grow them.....


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's a very nice looking mango! wow
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