Mangoes!

greenie1_gwJune 8, 2014

How are your mangoes doing this year? My glenn has been a prolific producer for years now despite being in a tight environment between houses here in Ft. Lauderdale as you can see. I'm afraid it may break the limbs though so I'm getting ready to prop it up.

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puglvr1(9b central FL)

What a beautiful sight!! How old is your Glenn? Do you ever have Critter problems stealing your fruits? I live close to a state park and I'm afraid I'm constantly fighting them off for my own fruits,lol...Nice tree!!

Here's my Keitt mango...these are a late variety and won't be ready till August. I have a Glenni also but only 1/3 of the tree bloomed this year...can't wait till those are ready...

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 7:30AM
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greenie1_gw

Oh, yeah the animals get their share. Even though I'm in urban Ft. Lauderdale my housing development has a preserve area full of possums and racoons. Once fruit hits the ground it's gone, so I have to pick from the tree as soon as they're close to ripe. My Glenn's about 10 years old now.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 7:32PM
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jofus(9b/10a Englewood, Fl)

A ten year old Glenn mango tree ? My ultimate dream ! lol
As of 3 months ago I had only 4 mango trees mature enough to have a decent harvest.

The Nam Doc Mai was the oldest, in ground 5 years but had to cut it down as it was constantly sick and no fruit for last 3 years.

The Kent is inground 4 yrs, looks healthy but no fruit so far. My favorite tasting mango, - gets all the TLC the others do, - keeping my fingers crossed.

The Glenn is also 4 yrs old and again having a great crop, - maybe 45 or so pink & green fruits just one week away from being harvested.

The Valencia Pride, 4 yrs old, also with 45 + late season fruits is the tallest, at 15 ft. A very large, great tasting fruit, it also makes a superb shade tree. Tied with Glenn for #2 best tasting in my book !! (smile ) Will be picking these guys in mid July, before the fruit flies get to them !!.

My area here in SW Florida is close to the northern limit for consistently growing healthy mango trees. But any extra care is well worth it as mango's are the best tasting fruit out there, ( OK, OK, maybe tied with peaches ! lol ). Ft Lauderdale on the other hand should be prime mango growing country.

As far as critters are concerned, in the 6 yrs I've lived in this park, I have not seen one possum or raccoon. Squirrels, rabbits and rats ( the 2 legged ones ) are the greatest nuisance. ( smile )

However, there is one formidable foe that has the run of the huge park, - a solo Coyote, the size of a full grown German Shepard. It has no enemies, however, ( am knocking on wood here ), he ( she ) has shown no inclination to maul any hanging fruit.

Good luck propping up your Glenn.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 10:49AM
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morningloree(9b)

Nam Doc Mai, have had it for 1 year, still a small tree. I have a total of 2 mangoes!! Makes it easier to guard them.

This post was edited by morningloree on Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 16:40

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 2:38PM
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ibarbidahl(9 (tampa-ish))

I am so incredibly jealous. My mango in a pot died this winter and the mature 12 year old tree I planted at my old house is HUGE and loaded. Unfortunately the new owners are never home to try to bargain with. LOL...

So, if any of you need help eating, harvesting or otherwise with your crop- just say the word and I will be there!

Barbie~

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:34AM
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jofus(9b/10a Englewood, Fl)

Hmmm,...you say the new owners are NEVER home ? Heh, heh, heh,..next time bring a few plastic bags from Wally's and fill them up !!
Hate to put evil thoughts in people's minds, but that is what I am putting up with here. A 12 yr old mango tree should be at it's peak,..what kind of mango tree is it ?
My particular area of SW Florida is experiencing, ( from my observations ), an uncharacteristic dearth of mango's,..many huge trees fruitless !!!.
Hope you catch the new owners at home soon,..the early season fruits here are beginning to turn red & yellow, just days away from plucking !

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 4:01PM
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ibarbidahl(9 (tampa-ish))

I pass by a few trees on the way to work and most of them are heavy this year. One though has almost none. Go figure.

If I knew for sure they weren't just avoiding answering the door I would probably sneak a couple and leave a note on
the door. LOL.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 10:49AM
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