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Last mangos of the season

Posted by pikorazi Canary Islands (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 17, 11 at 16:07

Hi friends,

I�ve been the past two weeks back home, in the Canary Islands, where I could enjoy some of the last mangos of the season. The winner of the three cultivars I tasted was Heidi. Maybe I piked Valencia Pride and Keitt too early Here the pics:

HEIDI

HEIDI


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wow...that's just beautiful

Tim


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Felipe:

Having just done some major gyrations to get a Heidi graft to take, I am very happy to see and hear about your Heidi experience. Thanks for posting. That's a really, really nice looking tree.

Harry


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That is great news to me. My Heidi will be 4 years in the ground this comming summer, and I am anxiously waiting to try it. From your description, I likely will not be disappointed.

Your photo is the first I have seen of a more mature Heidi tree. Thank you for posting pics.

My Heidi has a similar growth habit. Very, very nice tree.


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A very beautiful woman - that Heidi!!!!!!

Just the most picture perfect growth and fruit dangle
I've ever seen on a mango tree. Was the fruit fiberless, Pikorazi?

mangoD


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pikorazi,
Did you do any pruning to get your tree to that shape?

Sleep,
Do you have any pics of your Heidi tree?


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Do you guys have any infos on Heidi? I tought that cultivar is pretty old, right? IMO it is a pretty nice mango, low fibre, sweet, and being such a later bearer makes it very interesting.

By the way, I planted a few new trees: Mabroka, Mulgoba, Madame Francis, Gouveia and others. I can't wait to try those mangos..

Felipe


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Damn. I gotta buy me a big piece of fertile land. Wind-protect the property and just plant ALL different types of mango cultivars on it. Love the look of that Heidi tree.


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  • Posted by zands 10b Fl (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 18, 11 at 18:28

So many purple fruits painted onto to a beautifully shaped mango tree. Nice contrast of purple and green


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My 3 1/2 Yr old Heidi. I took these pics this morning..

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  • Posted by zands 10b Fl (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 19, 11 at 18:18

@sleep
That Heidi is one beautiful shaped mango tree send in a photo when it has purple fruits hanging. It's all good like my 3.5 year Carrie with same low spreading shape


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beautiful trees Felipe and Sleep!!

Felipe,

Is this mango orchard in the ICIA also?

JF


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Sleep - another amazing Heidi -

Move to the head of the class!!!!!!!!!

But Hey - the one Pikorazi photo of the fruit shows it red, and the photo of the tree shows the fruit purplish...
someone please explain.....


mangodingo


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Gary:

Having never grown a Heidi (until recent grafts took...courtesy of and thanks to Sleep), I am assuming that it is one of those cultivars that colors up with really nice sunset colors....in this case red seems to predominate. There are quite a few cultivars that are purplish on the tree (Palmer, Spirit of 76 and Tommy Atkins come to mind), and then achieve different, more vivid coloration at the peak of ripeness. Its a great looking mango in both cases.

Harry


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Anyone tasted it's fruit? While fiber is not objectionable to me, I'm more concerned with how sweet it is and what other cultivar it is similair to.


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Thanks Harry - makes sense and yes that is one good lookin' tree....and I second TnT's question about the taste - just how good is it, Pikorazi/Zands?????


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  • Posted by zands 10b Fl (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 20, 11 at 13:42

MD---
Never tasted any but just spoke with Mr. Bender at Bender's Grove. He has a Heidi tree and said it has very good taste. Unfortunately he has no Heidi trees to sell.
http://www.bendersgrove.com/files/galeria/b20110527104631.jpg
http://www.bendersgrove.com/main-gallery.htm

Zill describes it as "spicy melon taste" and mid-season. Best I can tell Zill grafted them but not currently

Here is a link that might be useful: Bender's Grove (good guy to do biz with)


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Check with Jeff Hagen.....he might have accsees to a Heidi if anyone is interested. I'm not sure, but I think I remember him saying that he did.

Harry


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@sheehan: yes, those trees are trained if needed when young, but in our climate, mangos usually don't grow that vertical and don't get too big.

@jf: yes, that is one tree of the canarian institute collection, unfortunatelly it's not my tree.

@mangoperro: the fruit was green and purple when picked. after a few days, the green started to turn in orange, and the purple in red.

as i said, the taste was nice, similar to keitt, but lower acidity, sweeter. spicy melon?! i wouldn't describe it as 'spicy'. i would add heidi to my collection just because it's such a later bearer. having so many trees, i will add only the best cultivars. right now i'm dreaming of good indian and pakistani cultivars, also of lemon zest and coconut dream :-)

felipe


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Coconut Cream*

Even though coconut dream sounds like a good name for a mango. :-)


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Just planned few days ago 100 tree of Heidi Mango, there ages around 2 years, length around 150cm to 180cm

I wish I taste first Heidi Mango after 2 years


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