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Mahachanook fruit update

Posted by sapote 10a (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 15, 14 at 21:05

My only one fruit today, side view. I think the broad view would look like a S shape and bigger. I just don't know when it will start turn color and ready.

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Other mangoes also sending out new flush, but both the Nam doc mai and Mum kun si also send out new flower, in the middle of July, southern California climate?

photo of NDM and MKS:

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Mun Kun Si

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im jealous
didnt mean to hijack the thread, but just curious of how long you think before i get fruit on here ??

i just repotted it in the 5 gallon bucket (grey bucket - on left)

its Florigon i believe, from seed..

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Your seedling is on second year? I believe it all depends on the climate -- if you are in tropic then it may take longer to have flower compare to the stressful climate of California with cold winter, which triggers the plant to reproduce before it's going to die. In my 91501 a Manila seedling will product flower in about 3 to 4 years. I see your Jackfruit in the red pot, and I want my share when it has fruits :)


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Very nice Sapote! I've got a Chocanon that is blooming, but it's done that every summer, 3 times now....AND THEY NEVER SET FRUIT...bizarre.....

Anyway, I'd say your Maha has at least a month to finish off its ripening.....

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Hi Sapote
I think the mango is about 1yr and maybe a month or 2 +
I am in New Orleans. good to know about the cold.
We get cold snaps below freezing, but very rarely (9b)
i have a greenhouse for 1 more winter before i plant it out.
that is a Florigon, but i eat a lot of mango, so i have several planted in pots and around the yard from atuafulo's i buy :)
i figure a couple have to make it, and i can graft or top-work them.

I have 5 jackfruit trees (seedling)
1 isnt growing at all though, and 2 more are smaller than that one for some reason.
1 is in the ground. hope it makes it this winter.
I will look you up and send you fruit in a few years LOL :)

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Thank you, MangoDog. Wish me that Maha won't explode in my face before it's ripe. This happened to my NDM last year. Of course I will not let those flowers become real fruits, in the up coming winter. Those teenage mangoes have too much hormone.


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By the way, Sapote, I've forgotten where you live in SoCal, but I had a mango tasting yesterday with some friends from L.A., Orange & San Diego Counties, and the Maha came up for the second year in a row, as a mildly sweet and really not interesting mango! It smelled and looked delish, but the flavor is just not happening.....I hope your's is a winner. ... and I'd like to hear from other SoCal growers who've had an experience with the Maha....

Very disappointing to say the least, after all the hype...and then again, maybe it's just the desert climate
that it doesn't like.....


PS - if you are in Socal, next year I'd love to send you an invite!

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Hey Gary,

Thank you for the mango tasting invitation!!!

I'm in Burbank, east of Pasadena. I cannot believe your Maha already ripen, and .... mildly sweet :(
I too don't like anything mildly taste, and as I said before that even others like Keit mango, I personally think it's mild. How large was your Maha fruit? I'm trying to think if the reason for mildly sweet was too much "rain" during fruiting period. I bet in Thailand Maha fruits are forming during dry or low rain spring season before the heavy summer rain. How is your big Manila tree's crop? This year mine has 3 fruits, still about 1.2" across and these fruits have kept the tree from sending out any new grow this year. I just wish the fruit season is done so the tree can grow.

On a different note, I'm fighting to save my only Alphonsol tree, it has some kind of branch rot disease -- I cut off a wilted branch and the wound is not healing and the bark where the new cut continues to rot, like cancer. I don't know what to do but placed some Sulphur on the wound this morning and prayed. This has been going for 3 months and I had repeated cutting the infected top trunk down to a fresh part, at least 4" below the infected area, and now my poor Alphonol only has about 12" trunk from ground with 4 or 5 very healthy 3 months old shoots above the graft line. I just hope the rot will stop this time and I will not cut off the trunk any more --just let the tree fight for its life, and maybe the healthy new shoot's cells will fight off the disease.


This post was edited by sapote on Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 20:42

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