Honey Mangoes (aka Ataulfo).

tropicalgrower89(10b)March 22, 2011

Hi. I bought a healthy looking small yellow mango labeled as Honey Mangoes. I found out that they were ataulfo mangoes in google. They are also known as champagne mangoes. Are Atualfo mangoes poly embryonic and grow true from seed? In that case, I'll keep the seed. :)

Thanks,

Alexi

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tropicalgrower89(10b)

I forgot to ask. If it grows more than one seedling, which one would be the clone of the parent? The smaller ones or the largest most vigorous one?

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 3:19PM
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jfernandez(10B)

Here are some I got last Friday they are sweet as honey. They get better in April and May but they were a little bit more expensive than the last few weeks - $7 for 14 mangos.



    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 9:19PM
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jsvand5

They are polyembryotic, but for me, usually only one of the seedlings survive whether I separate them or leave them together as the sprout.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 10:39PM
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squam256

Bought some a couple weeks ago at Costco and they sucked. Depends on when they are picked because I have had good store-bought Ataulfo's before.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 2:43AM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

I bought some Sunday at Costco and they were pretty good. They wouldn't win a taste test in mid season, but for having no other mangoes at the moment, they were worth the 97 cents each I think I paid for them. These were Mexican and sold under the name of Champagne Mango.....the package indicates they are from the Ciruli Brothers...whoever the heck they are.

Harry

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 6:29AM
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nullzero(9)

Best mango I have had recently in the off season, was called "Purity" Organic mangoes. I bought them for .99 each at Trader Joes. It was a special shipment, not the usual mangoes they carry. Was a great mango with a very nice texture. The mangoes came from Peru. I must of bought about 15-20 of them before they disappeared.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 1:49PM
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tropicalgrower89(10b)

I just ate it and it was a sweet/tart mango. Not that good and it has more or less the same amount of fiber as my haden. Personally, I like my home grown haden much more. Much sweeter. I guess that ataulfo was picked too green.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 3:02PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

Ataulfos have been on and off up here. Must get a shipment every other week this time of year. They run about $1 a piece. Ones I had were really good.

Mango season (Mexican peak) is almost here! WalMart will start carrying Atualfos when the main season gets here.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 3:19PM
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tropicalgrower89(10b)

Ok. So those would be the good ones? Maybe the one I had was from South America.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 3:34PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

I am SO jealous you can buy a box with 14 mangoes for $14...man...that'a an awesome price. The cheapest I've ever seen them here is for $1 a piece at the local fruit stand.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 6:54PM
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jfernandez(10B)

I took Zands advice and germinated an Ataulfo seed and look at it now! LOL This is an Ataufo seedling I'm going to graft with MangoDog on our tour to a mango grove in Anheim Hills. We are lucky here in Los Angeles the Mexican border is only 120 miles so we get all sorts of cheap goodies from Mexico.

JF

P.S. I have not cut the grass in over a week it's been raining like crazy (10 in. and counting).....great for the grass not so great for my mangos.

JF

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 8:12PM
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jfernandez(10B)

Here is a better pic what do you guys think of this little gremlin?LOL



    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 8:58PM
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zands(10b Fl)

You have a major mango mastiff guarding your up and comers. Sadly, I can't take credit for your potted Ataulfo seedling. I have not been here long enough

Chinese proverb ---- A thousand miles journey starts with the very first step. ...

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 11:27PM
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tropicalgrower89(10b)

The gremlin. LOL

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 12:00PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Love your Dog...what a good looking dog you have there!
Is that the dog's name...gremlin?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 7:13PM
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mangodog(palm springs 9B)

JF - NOW who's showing off their prowess - 14 ataulfos for 7 bucks - that's SICK!!!!!

ANd I do like your baby Ataulfo plant - so it IS polyembrionic???? cool.......

That black-fanged little gremlin of yours looks unpredictable - will i get some teeth marks on my hand if I say "hi!"? I think my attack dog, Gracie, might like your little security guard...what do you think? Might make good Oreo cookies together....lol

mangoGrrrrrrrrrr

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 10:59PM
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jfernandez(10B)

MangoDog,puglvr1,tropicalgrower89 and Zands

I can't claim Lilly as mine; it's my brother's dog. I'm dog sitting for three weeks and she's already won our hearts. We had our faithful dog die last month and my wife said she was done with dogs, it was too painful. After caring for Lilly for two weeks I think she's ready for another one I just have to find one like Lilly. I was only kidding about the seedling I bought it in Christmas in San Diego and it's in her second flush can wait to graft it next month. Gary, anyone could buy those Ataulfo for that price all you have to do is take a trip Los Angeles wholesale produce market and I'll tell you, they are worth every penny. We just ate our last one, 28 mangos and almost two weeks ago, and it was as good as the first LOL

    Bookmark   March 28, 2011 at 12:12AM
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RodneyJS

Ataulfo mangoes here are on special for 2/$1. A little smaller than normal, but good. Try ethnic markets in your area.
Here's one of my seedlings, around 1 1/2 years old.

I've also sprouted more in 1 gallon containers

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 8:30PM
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James-hoon

I had that mango a couple days ago, it is very good sweet with less to none fiber. The trick is to peel this mango pretty deep to the meat until you see the light yellow, if you see kind of dark yellow that mean you would eat the peel part and it would taste kind of tart,

I wonder if I start this mango from seed and then grafted with my nam doc Mai, I would get the same mango or something different? I fortunate to get to try a lot of mango sale on the market, normally I didn't think about planting one of my own, but since I move into a new house with a backyard space then make me start collect tropical fruit tree. I can start from seed with all kind of mangos until it big enough then grafted to the one of the mango I bought.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 5:37AM
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marinfla(10 South Florida)

Mangodog that picture of your dog and the background in the photo are gorgeous!! Wow.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 5:13PM
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