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myamberdog



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Location: palm springs, california

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Palm Springs Mangoes photographed 062612 Reply with quote

I snapped these photos a few days back:


My big Manila




The other side of Big Manny - see them starting to turn color?




Alphonso



Pickering




Rosigold





MahaChinok - a couple big bertha's....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...now this is another Manila I also bought at Home Depot, maybe 5 years ago and transplanted to this location about 2 years ago and am using it for grafting other varieties. This year I let some fruit stay on the tree and notice - they have a slightly pink blush, and the ones in the background if you go in close, are actually reddish! So much for seedling Manilas being the same fruit - but don't get me wrong - I'm hoping they will be good!

(oh, and don't be confused - that is two trunks - the one of the left is the manila, the other tree I cut way back and am using it for support - don't ask! Confused )



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! Palm springs is just that little bit less likely to freeze than here in Phoenix I believe. Do you have to protect your trees some winters?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do, PT, on some nights - not all the plants but in the "cold spots" on the property. Last year just two nights of frost came in the first couple weeks in Dec. and that was it, though there were other nights i covered just to be safe.

so, how many total mangos youthink you'll get this year?



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just one. Sad They all dropped in May when it got unusually hot. I am planning to water extra in May next year, especially if it gets real hot.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....hmmmmm....so you think that was it? Didn't have enough water to hold the fruits - yep, guess that would do it...how many fruits did you have the year before......


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year nothing because we had a nasty freeze. The year before that it was something like:

Manila - 5
Keller - 3
Keitt - 3
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Keitt's taste was incredible last year - how was yours
(from the year before)?

And my Manila - just good - how 'bout you?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All three varieties were great. The heat here makes them seem almost excessively sweet. If I had to compare, probably the Keller was the best of all three.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i'll post on the taste of the Alphonso, Rosigold and mahachinok when they come to the table - oh and a couple Pickering - and that's ASSUMING, no accidents or thievery are in their destiny.

Did your Manila have fiber? Mine had enough around the seed, but much less the farther it went out towards the skin...

I agree with you - heat is a key to nice sweetness...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recall the Manila being pretty much fiberless.
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