Mangos in Cerritos, CA, a drive-by photo.

newgen(9 Central California)August 1, 2011

I was pleasantly surprised to see this. Anybody else in Southern CA has a mango tree that can match this prolific sample?

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red_sea_me

Holy smokes, did they transplant that thing from Harry's yard? What a beauty of a tree, I wonder if it is a seedling or grafted? Amazing what a difference a nice warm winter makes.

-Ethan

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 11:19AM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

I wish my mangoes looked like that!

Harry

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 12:50PM
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newgen(9 Central California)

I had to make a U turn to make sure I was seeing what I thought I was seeing. Too bad I didn't have a real camera, had to use my phone. I'll return in a couple weeks, with a decent camera, and will knock on the door and befriend the owner! 8-))

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 1:51PM
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RodneyJS

Now I know what house you were referring to. It's about 8 houses down from where I live.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 4:13PM
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newgen(9 Central California)

Good seeing you Rodney. I'll return with the Misi Luki, it'll probably be bigger by then.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 4:34PM
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jfernandez(10B)

Sure newgen,
here are some mango trees around my area and other tropicals, including a flamboyant














    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 6:44PM
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newgen(9 Central California)

Beautiful JF! The plumeria looks great also.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 8:29PM
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stanofh

If it was El Cerrito( a bay area city) I would REALLY have been excited..I can only hope more global warming.
And the Plumeria/Mango look I have here in Hayward..in ultra miniature by comparison.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 8:53PM
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mangodog(palm springs 9B)

Newgen - niiiiiice tree - are the mangos red-blushed?
Yes, befriend the owner and find out what they are?

mangodogg

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 8:57PM
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nullzero(9)

I have seen prolific fruiting mango trees even in San Pedro, about 1-2MI from the ocean (This area gets frequent cloudy days and fog). Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego County have a surprisingly diverse amount of seedling grown trees at homes.

Just driving around and knocking on doors one could ID superior seed grown fruit trees such as Mango, Avocado, and Guava. I have collected a few prickly pear/nopales type Opuntia, by looking out for qualities such as prolific large fruit, pads, etc.

Rodney,

Should ask to try out the fruit, if its any good you should get some budwood from the neighbor.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 1:20PM
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andrew_grower

Those are some beautiful looking mango trees. There's a lot of mango trees here in San Diego, also.

Where is the Delonix regia (Flamboyant, Royal Poinciana) located? There's some very nice flowering Royal Poincianas here in San Diego, too. I've posted some in on this website in the past.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 2:55AM
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jfernandez(10B)

From La Habra CA
that was from last year. La Habra's Flamboyant, starts to flower in mid June until Sept. I was in San Diego Zoo 3 or 4 weeks ago and I saw no flowers in the Flamboyants. Here is mine, it's been in the ground since May 2011 and it should flower in 2 years.

Yucatan MX May 2012. Here is how mine will be in 2 years, hopefully :)

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 9:56PM
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RodneyJS

I asked the owner about the mangos. He said he didn't know what variety they were. It was either that, or he wanted me to bugger off & stop bothering him

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 1:25PM
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mangodog(palm springs 9B)

JF - The Flamboyant looks MUCH bigger than when i saw it in May! Good luck

mangodawg

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 11:22PM
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jfernandez(10B)

Hi Gary

It is starting to get bushy and branch out. Hopefully in a few year it'll flower. Take care.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 8:20PM
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andrew_grower

Jfernandez:

The Delonix regia trees at the San Diego Zoo do not bloom because there's a light fixture located to the right of the trees. This causes photoperiodism. There's other that bloom very every year here, though. The link below is attached to my photo Delonix regia photo album.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 3:33AM
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andrew_grower

Jfernandez:

The Delonix regia trees at the San Diego Zoo do not bloom because there's a light fixture located to the right of the trees. This causes photoperiodism. There's other that bloom very every year here, though. The link below is attached to my photo Delonix regia photo album.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 3:35AM
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jfernandez(10B)

andrew_grower

Thanks for the pics. I've seen the ones at Fullerton. I have also spotted them in Santa Ana, Pico Rivera and Riverside. They flower regularly here too. I often wonder why the arborist don't have them on their list of trees? When my Magnolia mysteriously died last year I asked my arborist to replace it with a flamboyant and he told me to move to Hawaii. I had to go out an purchase this one.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 12:13PM
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Nitin_Verma(9-10)

I live near by cerritos... can somebody tell me where is this house in cerritos.

Thanks.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 6:27PM
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RodneyJS

Intersection of Gridley & Mapes, by the 605 freeway. I live about 7 houses down to the right.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 5:52PM
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stanofh

My mango -with 2 t -shirts over it- survived the big freeze. It got down to 32f. Seeing how well the "z11" plants did covered? I might try a Delonix...just cover in winter at 34f and below.
Its the same old lesson. Protect the "baby" tropical and in a few years..it may not need it ever again. Or,at the very least look fine with minimal help as a bigger plant.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 8:18PM
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sapote(10a)

JF,
Your Royal Poinciana looks great, healthy. If it's a seedling, then I'm sure it needs 6 to 7 years to bloom. My mother has a 14 yrs old tree -- it's over 12' tall and close to 12" trunk (Flora st at Warner, 92704). RP won't have flower until the top branches form a horizontal platform -- no more vertical shoots.

Brian

Brian

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 9:46PM
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Nitin_Verma(9-10)

Mallika Mango Tree - First Bloom - Buena Park, CA

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 4:49PM
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stanofh

Hmm..looking at mine,the flower stalk is compact,not much color compared to others tree's. Even my old Manila was open and had red stems.
Doe's compact mean anything? or remind anybody of a certain variety? Mine is a rootstalk as I might have mentioned once or twice or 12 times.-wink.

This post was edited by stanofh on Wed, May 14, 14 at 17:01

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 4:58PM
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sapote(10a)

My Edward has flower in similar color and form as Nitin's Manila photo above.

Stanofh -- I'm not sure what you mean or refer to. please post a photo.

My HD bought Manila has flower in much more red color panicle than Niti's manila above

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 7:05PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Sapote, I think Nitin's mango is Mallika not Manila?

Nitin, tha's a very nice healthy looking mango tree you have there, Nice blooms!!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 12:01PM
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sapote(10a)

Oops. Thank you, Puglvr :)
Sure Mallika looks difference than Manila.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 1:59PM
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sanda(Uz10/Sz23 SoCal)

Nice pics. I also live in SoCal and have a mango that came labeled as "VN mango". Anyone know the full name? The fruit is big, red/yellow and very flavorful. The tree, however, is tiny and has not produced much over the years. What variety is best for SoCal?

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 1:05AM
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stanofh

That Sanda might be the million dollar question. Some want the tree you describe...flavor and large fruit on a small tree. As far as just plain big Mango tree? I know Baileys was a rocket..growing 2' a year in the cool SF bay area. But in souca? I don't know the complete answer...seems like the very biggest trees laden with fruit are grown from seedlings of Supermarket produce.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:15PM
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sapote(10a)

I'm in So Cal 91501, and my Mahachanok is doing great and has one 4" fruit. I think you will like it.

VN mango, red/yellow? At first I thought Vietnamese mango but all southeast mangoes should not have red color though. photo?

Sapote

    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 6:23PM
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publickman

When I lived in Venice, less than a mile from the beach, I had a Manila mango tree that made nice, average sized fruit that were yellow and slightly speckled when ripe. They were very sweet. Someone cut the tree down after we moved, which I think was a big mistake! I guess they thought it was too big and bushy.

Lars

    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 6:52PM
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cyh527

Publickman- how old was your manila mango when it first produced? It doesn't seem to grow too vigorously in Venice?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2014 at 6:56PM
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