Wow, Pickering is amazing (and some maprang news)

jsvand5July 12, 2010

Tried my one and only Pickering yesterday. Easily the best mango I have ever had. I have not had a ton of different varieties, but pickering has beat, Carrie, Nam doc mai, glenn, Mallika, and even my previous favorite Julie. I thought it had a pretty strong coconut flavor, no fiber, and it was a very nice sized mango for the size of the tree. The only possible negative that I can think of is that the fruit wasn't the nicest looking mango that I have seen, but who cares what they look like?

(before anyone complains, my computer at home is broken so I can't post pics until wednesday)

I also ate my Maprang this weekend. I took plenty of pics and will post them wednesday. It ended up being a bit smaller than a chicken egg. Fruit was VERY mango like in taste but the texture was different. Kind of hard to describe but it was a little softer and more smooth than a mango. Kind of just melted in your mouth. Didn't really need to chew it. No fiber. The taste was really excellent. I was actually surprised by how good it was. I was expecting to be disappointed but I would put the taste right up with the best mangoes and the texture made it even better. Looks like your mother in law knows what she is talking about Jay.

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mango_kush

good to know, i hear nothing but great things about Pickering.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 9:35AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

That is great news Jsvand! I have a few small mangoes on my Pickering (potted) tree...they are still green. I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures since I don't know how to tell when these are ready. Funny yours is ripe now, mine are still a little hard. Will update once I try them.
Here's a couple of pictures...Can't wait to taste them.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 1:50PM
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ohiojay(z6 OH)

Good to hear that about the maprang John. I too always worry about that "first" taste! Now if I can just keep the thrips at bay...

Pickering eh? Maybe that was the one Gerry & I tried that time down there. Couldn't remember the name but did recall the coconut flavor, no fiber, and melting flesh.

Nice pics Pug.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 1:56PM
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pikorazi

Is Pickering a new cultivar?

Felipe

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 2:56PM
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bluepalm

Nice job Pugluver! I hope they are as good as stated!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 3:19PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks Jay and Bluepalm! I hope they're good too!

Felipe, I'm not sure how long they've been around. I've just recently (a few months ago) heard about them from this forum. I bought it because its suppose to be a smaller tree and thought they would do fine in a container.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 6:59PM
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mango_kush

yes its a newer cultivar. i think it was developed by Wayne "the Mango man" Pickering.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.wayne-pickering.com/index.htm

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 7:28PM
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swrancher

Great to hear that the pickering mango tastes so good. I have a pickering tree too, it had a few fruit on it but I picked them off in spring to let the tree grow another year before bearing. Hopefully next summer I'll be posting about mine.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2010 at 10:35PM
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enduser(9a Tampa)

I harvested 3 fruit in 2009 from my Pickering mango tree. I was not impressed with the flavor since I found it rather bland. I did not taste the "Pina Colada" flavor that it is hyped as having. This year the tree managed to produce 5 mangoes, but since they are still green I will have to wait and see if the flavor has improved. The mango at the base of the tree is 6" long and considerably fatter then the rest.

2010 fruit production

2009 first fruit production

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 4:37PM
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jsvand5

Here are the maprang pics.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 4:59PM
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enduser(9a Tampa)

Wow the maprang looks like a mini mango in shape color and the shadow of the seed in the picture.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 8:02PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

I must say, this is my third year with Pickering fruiting. This year, my very compact tree set about 10 fruits. They are large, meaty and I think the best they have been as compared to the two previous years. They are sweet, spicy and coconutty.....delicious.

Thanks for the maprang pics, John. Looks great. I am glad I got some of these things growing.

Harry

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 9:55PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Sorry to hear that enduser, I certainly hope this year will be much better for you. Personally I can't wait to try mine.

Harry, I hope mine taste like yours and John's.

That maprang does look exactly like a mini mango...very cute!I've never tried one of those before. If they taste like mango I'm sure I'd like it.

Can anyone tell me what color a ripe Pickering looks like...does it get a yellow or reddish blush. Does anyone have a ripe Pickering picture? Thanks!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 10:13PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Nancy:

Pickering is not much on color. The link below shows it pretty well. Mine are actually not even that yellow.

Harry

Here is a link that might be useful: Pickering mango

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 10:23PM
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jsvand5

Mine was pretty yellow. The way I decided on when to eat it is when the anthracnose started to get bad enough on the fruit that I was worried it would ruin it if I let it ripen anymore. I did not spray anything this year.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 10:49PM
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jsvand5

Has anyone tried the Cushman mango? I am starting to get the plant buying itch again and am thinking of grabbing one...and a suebelle white sapote, and another malay apple.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 11:41PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks Harry and John, will wait a little while, its still pretty green.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 7:04AM
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enduser(9a Tampa)

Nancy, Harry is correct about the color. Mine was a washed out yellow last year.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 9:51AM
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red_sea_me

congrats Jsvand,
the maprang color is gorgeous and the texture almost looks like jelly, absolutely no fiber. I might have to order a grafted plant or two now, the seedlings a kind gentleman sent me are going to be a while before I get fruit (if ever). Glad to hear the Pickering was so good, might need to pick a new mango tree.

nice trees Pug and Enduser.

-Ethan

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 10:19AM
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j-grow

what does that maprang taste like? are there different varieties?

    Bookmark   July 16, 2010 at 4:10AM
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zands(10b Fl)

I don't want more nice looking mango fruit on trees for the time being. Thievery. I am not fenced in and have fruit trees on my perimeter. So have been getting trees that do not look impressive when bearing fruits. Impressive means fruits with nice red, pink, yellow coloration. The same thing a consumer looks for in a mango when in the supermarket. Recently got Mallika, Pickering, Philippine. Mallika is very stealth because you pick while green (lol)

Actually I don't mind some thievery when the trees get big but that is not the case ....yet

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 3:20AM
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mango_kush

zands you sound like you are in the same boat as me, where are you located? i am West Hollywood blvd, on the border with pembroke pines

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 8:29AM
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zands(10b Fl)

Hi MK
I am due south of Coral Springs. You know more than me about mangoes. Mangoes are 80% my main interest. I have a few other common tropicals

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 8:35PM
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