Has anyone tasted a Neelum mango? I'm interested in getting one but want some taste feedback before I do. Thanks!
I would say if you have access to a Mallika, that's the best alternative. I have read it has the best characteristics of both it's parents, Neelum and Dashehari (sp?), I believe Neelum was the female parent.
I just read that it has very poor anthracnose resistance (at least in Australia...from a website there). I have the Mallika and am looking for a very small, excellent tasting condo mango for a family member's yard (we already have the Fairchild, Lancetilla, Nam Doc Mai, Mallika, Graham, Florigon, and Rosigold).
Cogshall is a possibility. Ice Cream is another variety that stays small, though I'm not sure about their fungus resistance.
Duncan would not be a bad choice. They can be kept pretty small and are supposed to be good quality and also pretty anthracnose resistant.
I bought a nice 7 gal neelum @ the Manatee Rare Fruit Council sale a couple of months ago. It actually had around 5 little mango's on it. Its only holding 3 right now and none will probably make it, but time will tell. They are around the size of an extra large egg. As for the tree and mango's, they are showing no evidence of anthracnose. I went with the neelum as it was dwarf / semi-dwarf and late season. I did consider the lancetilla, but Harry responded stating that the neelum produced well for him. So I hoping for lots of smaller mango's than a fewer larger ones. I'm still looking for a early season mango, which I have not decided on yet. I'm leaning towards the rosigold or the jean ellen. I have plenty of other mid-season mango's (June / July - here in Florida). Best of luck and congrats on the next one...
I have a Neelum mango tree that I planted last year. So far it has had no issues with anthracnose.
The main positive for me getting a Neelum tree is that its the variety that fruits last in the season going into October and November. I have a Rosigold tree to start the season extra early and then my Neelum to extend it for as long as possible.
I know this comes late, but here it goes. Neelum has a very intense, almost primitive, spice flavor that may be too strong for most persons. In S Miami area, I have had difficulty with the fruit reaching maturity without becoming rock-hard on the tree. When the fruit does reach maturity, it is late August (the reason I purchased the tree). In 2014, when several other varieties (Rosigold, Cogshall, Glenn, Nam Doc Mai, Angie, Fairchild) on the same land flowered and set fruit nicely, the Neelum barely set any fruit and only a couple appear likely to reach full size. I have considered top-working this nine year old tree into another variety as I am not happy with it overall.