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My mango tree is 4 to 5 yrs old and last season had about 15 nice mangoes. This season (just fifnished) there was one frond of flowers only and no fruit at all. What do I do for next season?? There is no mould on this tree.
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23rd January 2012 12:52am
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Kathy says...
Ron - there's a LONG thread 'Mango not fruiting' which will probably have an answer for you!
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24th January 2012 7:36am
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grub says...
gidday ron
Low temperature is the most common cause of poor flowering and fruit set,

i did get mangoes off my trees last year and this year didnt get a flower ..but my mangoes that didnt flower last year have mangoe"s on them this year .
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David says...
Just picked up some new variety mangos never seen before called "Bundy Special" from small fruit shop in Buranda next to woolies, 2 for $4 not bad i thought.
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BJ says...
Are they the Bowen Special grown in Bundy?
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David says...
Hi Bj, no apparently they are a naturally occuring cross between Kensington pride and Keitt. To look at them they have the size of Keitt and the green, purple overtone skin colour with the flesh of Kensington, by the way the Kwan mango is approz 2.5 m tall i make sure all the grated mangos are no more than 3-4 m tall , a farmer in Gin Gin grows them look up youtube for a short video. David
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BJ says...
I tried Youtube - could only find the video on the Flav. 55 - Is that the one? Sounds like a good tree.
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David says...
Bj, google Bundy special and it will throw up the youtube connection for you.
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BJ says...
Thanks David. Mangoes touching the ground - looks like a Keitt tree. Let us know how they taste. 2 for $4 is not bad for a new variety. I hate it when the new varieties price themselves out of the market - like the honey gold. I'm not likely to pay $6 for one mango when there are lots of other options at the same time.
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chillilover says...
I tried keith mango as well. It was 4 for $5 at the market. Tastes pretty alright. Not bad.
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David says...
Hi BJ, heres the report on the Bundy Special mango, very watery, strange acid/sweet balance and very soft almost to the point of butter, not very exciting, but yesterday from the same shop ,they were selling what was described as Strawberry mangos 2 for $3.00. Again slightly watery sweet flavour slightly firmer, than the bundy over all nice flavour but descibing them as strawberry i think is stretching it a bit. However will continue to keep my eyes open for new stuff.
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BJ says...
Thanks David. Doesnt sound great. Nice to have another late season mango around though. Kent is rubbish, even the texture of the seed is off putting being hard and lumpy. Keitt is okay. The tree is hilarious to grow, drooping all over the place, hardly able to sustain the weight of the fruit!
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David says...
My Keitt is struggling right now i think its root problems, mind you it has one fruit on it which i recon must be close to 1.5Kg , the brooks has about a dozen on and will be ready in about mid april i think This year had my first Valencia Pride ,its in the fruit bowl finishing of ripening it weighes 790, thoght id pick it before the possoms got it , had real problems with them this year, lost 2 big glenn mangoes , how dis your mango trees go this year BJ, lots of fruit i hope. David
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BJ says...
My King Thai and Kwan were too young to fruit. Kwan probably needs another season to fruit yet. KT is a good size for fruit next season. My dwarf KP set a few fruit, but all split in a week of heavy rain. Keitt had quite a few big fruits on, but my brother pulled many off early - even those were pretty good though. The ordinary KP was alright, quite a few fruit. My Alison Red KP has this strange inflorescence on now. It is half flower half leaf, split entirely down the middle - have you noticed this before?
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David says...
BJ, just ate the Valencia Pride mango off the tree, must say it lives up to its reputation ,beautiful rounded flavour very much like KP,only smoother and slightly firmer, a real winner.
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David says...
Tried the Heidi variety mango today ,puchased from the fruit shop on the corner of Thooey rd and marshall rd Tarragindi, used to be an old garage, Fruit was great purple colour over all with yellow facing away from the sun, flavour ok no fibre, firm ,cost 5 for $5.00. Not bad
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Mike says...
I have been eating more sam ru dus today and they have been great.The season is nearly over and we're now saddled with brooks and palmer and the odd keitt.
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David says...
Hi Mike ,if you can please describe Sam ru dus not familiar with this.
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Mike says...
They are alot like okrung with a flat seed,little to no fibre, a sweet and mild taste with little acid.The colour is plain yellow with winter fruit being as little as 200g and have less intense flavour.Nov to March fruit are very nice and average around 450g.Chocadam seems to be the same type.
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David says...
Thanks
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Mike says...
You'd spit out a chunk of R2E2 in horror after eating a sam ru du.I have a few good seeds at the moment and maybe next week after I trawl the markets I could send a decent batch this time.
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David says...
Thanks again Mike
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David says...
Today picked the one and only Keitt mango in the garden, weighted in at 1.61Kg,it is now proudly sitting in the fruit bowl ,finishing ripening, the Brooks are still rock hard, will be another month yet, i think.
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Mike says...
David that is a crazy big for a mango, especially a keitt and even the elephant tusk types (eg cedar bay or rabaul) don't come close.Brooks is usually the latest (except sam ru du) up here and there are none ripe yet.I remember seeing brooks for sale well into April before.
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BJ says...
Well, Mango season is mostly over (except for the Keitt/Kent stragglers and the Brookes and Chocodam in NQ. I have to admit the best I had this year was actually a box of calypso at Chrstmas. I know they get bad press, and I wouldnt usually waste my money on them, but they appear to have a 2 week window around Christmas when they are creamy with vanilla or coconut notes in the flavour. I had the same fruits many times throught the long season and every other time they were as unsatifying as that teasing vixen R2E2. Looking forward to adding King Thai/Maha Chinook to the tasting next season!
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David says...
Just been in the garden and discovered 3 Brooks mangoes on the ground, courtesy of possoms i think.Biggest was 475g smallest 175g, will take some time to rippen indoors i think.
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David says...
Ditto the above Brooks mangoes this time the three fruit i picked were the following weight ,715g, 475g ,405g. Only two Brooks mangoes left on the tree ,might leave them for the native wildlife.Didnt think that Brooks got that big, its had no supplemental water, or anything for that matter.
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David says...
Went into the garden today picked off a near ripe red pawpaw, and to my surprise the qwan mango tree has started to flower , biggest spike is 10cm long, way to soon to flower will pull off all spikes tomorrow. Will try to upload some pics ,to prove it.
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David says...
Heres the mango pic.
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David says...
And also the first Mabolo for the season
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mary_ps says...
Something is wrong with my 2 mango trees. They're three years old, planted in a big pot. Their leaves are drying, yellow, with small black spots. See pic. What should I do? Please help!
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