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ajbcirc



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Datropicalman wrote:
Kind words definitely, but I would put my money on the native soil not helping much either.


Native soil and the native water.
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Kyle_Davis



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates on everyone's mangos?
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are doing pretty good. The Manila hasn't produced in two years. I think some herbicide I used on some nutgrass near it has affected it. My large seedling looks like I might get about 10 mangoes on it this year. The Keitt graft is still about the same size, ha ha, and I'll get some mangoes on it again this year it looks like. I'll post some photos soon.
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myamberdog



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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have about 100 Manila mangoes on my 10 year old tree, 8 on my Lemon Zest, 1 Edward, 1 Coconut Cream, a couple Pickering, a dozen on my Alphonso, 8-10 Keitts, 2 tiny Rosigolds, 2 Hadens (I think), 6 Kent, 5 Pina Colada, 6-7 Glenns, 8 Maha Chinoks....don't want to burden everybody with a bunch of pictures....


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Bkaus



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

myamberdog wrote:
I have about 100 Manila mangoes on my 10 year old tree, 8 on my Lemon Zest, 1 Edward, 1 Coconut Cream, a couple Pickering, a dozen on my Alphonso, 8-10 Keitts, 2 tiny Rosigolds, 2 Hadens (I think), 6 Kent, 5 Pina Colada, 6-7 Glenns, 8 Maha Chinoks....don't want to burden everybody with a bunch of pictures....


myamberD


After reading this post again it's the Manila that is producing the best for you, now I'm inspired to up the care on my two Manila trees! More Mangoes Yea Razz Razz Razz
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myamberdog



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's true, Bkaus, but the flavor on my Manila is OK at best, with some fiber. When held up to the other, newer, grafted varieties, it pales in comparison.... I mean it's great to give to friends and neighbors who will appreciate it, but I've only had a couple and it's really not to my taste.....it's a shame....

Just make sure it TASTES good if you are going to give it a lot of care.....I planted that tree when I moved in to this house, not knowing what to expect.....

M>A>D
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Bkaus



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, that why I got some grafted trees didn't want to put all the time into seedling but now that I have the mango eating bug the family and fruit salads I'm been making when friends come over I've brought over 70 mangos from Sprouts it would be nice to have a large supply. I don't know what really good mangos taste like but hope to someday.
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myamberdog



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will....you will.....it's a much broader horizon
out there than you can imagine now....have you ever
had an Alphonse mango?

Very unusual - I didn't like them last year, but this
year something clicked and they are one of my
faves....kind of rich, sweet, piney (yeah, sort of the
flavor!) and just oddly wonderful!



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Bkaus



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a taste of Alphonse last year once at the AZRFG meeting and at the CRFG meeting in San Diego. It was just a few pieces at both places from what I remember it was very good. Hopefully the 5 on my Alphonse tree will ripen up and get to eat them. Still solid green.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really!

I've been eating mine now for about 2 weeks - they seem to get about
half yellow, or yellow/green and then either fall off or I pick them if they
come away easy....and I would have thought with our warm winter (Jan. on) that we would be eating them about the same time....

Oh, but you are in North Phoenix, yes? Maybe you get more cold up there
than central Phoenix??

Anyway, they are quite different aren't they? Hope you get to eat yours soon...for me I would consider them a midseason mango.....


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Bkaus



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I'm in north Phoenix close to the Deer valley airport. The Carrie mango tree sent out its blooms 4-6 weeks earlier than the Alphonso did but the Carrie didn't set any fruit. Maybe the delay on ripening is having the tree under 50% shade cloth. I like the shade cloth it seems to really help the new growth from burning up. I get up to six flushes of growth in a year with the shade cloth and others here in Phoenix may only get one or two.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH...I see, BK....

Well I also use shade cloth to cover some of my mangoes in the hottest of spots in the yard.
Here's the place I call my "orchard" - on the west side of my wide driveway which it gets tons of
reflected heat from - with heat protection.
(A fake ivy blockade and a pergola (from a kit) topped with 22% shade cloth.
You are right - I've had multiple flushes of burn-free leaves - feels good!) And when they get tall enough, I'll just take the cover off and they'll have to share canopies for sun protection......



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Bkaus



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like your setup! That is the way to use wasted space. Make your own shade and let them grow! Your trees look great no wonder you are getting fruit. Is there just four trees in there? Have you figured out how close to plant them together?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...the 5th tree - you can see the trunk on the right edge of the frame in the first picture -it's a Valencia Pride - FAST grower as you probably know....

Because of limited space like most folks, I tend to do about 6 feet between trees. Again, with all our sun and heat, my thinking is the mangoes will thrive when they start overlapping each other and casting a bit of shade.
I think I'll keep them at around 8-10 feet....we'll see....
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