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Topic Title: If you could have only one
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Created On: 02/05/2019 02:45 PM
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 02/05/2019 02:45 PM
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LIV2SURFDT

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If you had to pick
One mango to grow in your yard, factoring in growth rate, abundance of fruit, flavor, and most importantly cold tolerance, what would it be?
Go!
 02/06/2019 10:43 AM
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Central Floridave

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Glenn I don't believe there is any difference in cold tolerance. 28F for 4 hours+ will kill any mango to the ground. Give or take hour or degree.
 02/15/2019 05:30 AM
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 02/26/2019 12:47 PM
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SurferMic

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I would say Julie but with the change in weather recently I would go to the early fruiting variety like an Carrie, Cogshell, Florigon...My Julie is hanging onto some small green BB's but neighbors Cogshell is loaded with 50 or more small fruit. So maybe early producers will do better with the hotter winters and ripen before the rainy season? Not sure just an observation.
 02/27/2019 01:49 AM
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Big John

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I agree with CFLD - Glenn. I have only one tree but I have never had a better mango anywhere. Creamy and flavorful and abundant. Now, if I could just figure out a way to keep the squirrels away!
 03/09/2019 12:55 AM
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WG

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Mallika.

It's the only one I've kept.
Because flavor trumps everything else.


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Edited: 03/09/2019 at 12:56 AM by WG
 03/09/2019 04:43 AM
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LIV2SURFDT

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Thanks everybody. I had Malika and ice cream but they didnt survive past cold spells. I have a large tree that has thrived and produces huge green/red fruit about two and a half pounds each. Its fiber free and delicious but I have no idea what it is. Got it from Valkaria gardens about 17 years ago, grown from seed. I just bought a carrie and a glenn to add to the yard. And a peach, some sugar cane, pakistan mullbery and another persian lime. I love Spring!
 03/19/2019 04:46 PM
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foam ball

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My Glenn had almost died after last winter. I cut it back to almost nothing and it had tons of growth last summer. It is now completely loaded with little fruit.

I just picked up a fruit punch. It's small with one single lead but has a few little mangos on it so hopefully they will hang on.
 03/19/2019 04:47 PM
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foam ball

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If the fruit punch drops it's fruit early I may prune the single lead back to encourage some new branches. Good idea?
 03/20/2019 04:48 AM
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Central Floridave

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Pinching the tip usually does encourage more branching.
 03/20/2019 05:45 AM
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Plan B

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I'm kinda jealous.... too cold for mangoes up here
 03/25/2019 07:19 AM
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scombrid

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We have a Kent. There are a couple of gigantic old Kents in the neighborhood. It was a single stem hardly rooted into a three gallon pot when we got it from the FIT plant sale and planted it in 2016. Hurricane Mathew knocked it over. I staked it back up. It rooted itself back in nicely and grew a lot in 2017. I thinned the crown by almost 40% a couple of days before Irma and cabled it. It had zero damage and seemed to really respond to that crown thinning where I removed inferior and/or crossing/rubbing branches. Now it is about 15' tall and 15' of spread and blooming nicely. Checked yesterday and it has pea sized fruits. Debating letting the fruit develop versus taking all the blooms off before the fruit starts to grow to let the tree have another year of putting all of its energy into somatic growth before we subject it to bearing fruit.

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 03/28/2019 06:29 AM
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Apparently Mangos are fairly resilient to hail. We got pummeled and the Mango tree doesn't have a leaf out of place. Just knocked off the blooms but there's lots of pea sizes fruits still there. All the soft plants got shredded. Bananas, Mulberry, Hibiscus, Orchids, Papaya, etc... shredded. Hoping the ice that accumulated in the Desert Rose containers didn't kill them; it shredded the flowers. Even knocked all the pink puffs off our mimosa lawn. Judging by the floated mulch and rafts of shredded stuff the ice must have looked like snow drifts.

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 03/28/2019 09:28 AM
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I examined the yard last night. only my broad leaf ornamentals show hail damage. I wasn't home at the time, wish I was to witness it, but it looked like the damage I get from a hurricane. My oak dropped a ton of leaf and debris. About 2 inches of oak debris on was on my driveway. That will be raked up and used as mulch!

 04/08/2019 02:12 PM
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SurferMic

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So the hail storm ripped all developing fruit of the tress, Question will it re-flower and produce another round of BB's (new fruit)?. The flower stem looks black now and all fruit is gone...Am I out of luck this year? If so I want to begin pruning while the weather is not 90+. These are 10+ year old trees that have grown un-checked. Wait to see if I get another flowering or scratch off this year and begin pruning?

Edited: 04/08/2019 at 02:12 PM by SurferMic
 04/09/2019 07:25 AM
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bradlat

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Same happened to my Haden, all the fruit gone. My Tebow lost about half of the fruit, some were big enough already that they held on.

I'm hoping for a 2nd bloom on the Haden but I thinking at this point it's late enough in the spring that I'm waiting until next year on that one.
 04/09/2019 08:46 AM
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Central Floridave

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It is kinda late for a 2nd bloom. A 2nd bloom does sometimes happen if we get an early flower flush in december. But, who knows. maybe it will. Just wait then hack it back. Its best to cut the center out of a tall mango to allow the sunlight to penetrate the entire tree. Take out the central leader.
 04/20/2019 02:38 AM
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palerider

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Ugh after all the storms we are lucky
To get any fruit. Had 50 mangoes last year same tree.

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Edited: 04/20/2019 at 02:39 AM by palerider
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