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David starts with ...
Just located this fruit again yesterday at the same shop as last year. Its in the fruit shop opposlte woollies at Buranda , $2 each same as last year. will post a pic soon.
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VF says...
Bother! I work across the road from there, but I've just commenced my annual leave and won't be around for many weeks. Would've liked to try it, but too far of a round trip for a mango. Wish they had them earlier!
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Brain says...
Yesterday (2nd Feb, 13) I saw some Bundy Special mangos at the fruit shop outside Coles at Westfield Garden City, Mt Gravatt, selling for 14 a tray/2.49 ea/2 for $4. There is a few there so if you are keen to get some, it should be available throughout the week.

Anyway, I didn't ended up buying one because they were huge and it looked like R2E2 to me, of which I'm not a big fan of. They are certainly labelled "Bundy Special" and not R2E2, so they could be different and size wise, they are bigger than your typical R2E2. However, colour and shape looks similar to R2E2 though.

For the fans of Bundy Special, do share how it tastes like. As I'm contemplating whether to get 2 just to grow it from seed. lol.
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David says...
Bought many every one so far has mango weevil in the seed, but will keep trying , also tastes nothing like R2E2.
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VF says...
Glad to hear it doesn't taste like R2E2 - can't be too bad then. Going out and about today, see if I can find some.
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Brain says...
Also need to check if seeds is mono or poly. So it's a KP (Poly) x Keitt (Mono), I wonder what you get? 50/50 true to type/off type?

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BJ says...
Usually they end up being either mono or poly, not 50/50. Though R2E2 is reputed to be poly with a few extra monos to keep you on your toes.

Hopefully I'll find some when I do southside shopping next week. Doubt it though as its hard enough finding NDM at Sunnybank!
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Brain says...
offtopic - speaking of sunnybank, I was at Yuen's supermarket at Market Square on Sunday. They had for sale, some unknown mango for $5.99 a kilo. I believe they are of a Thai type. They had thick shoulders and is elongated. Certainly not NDM but resembles 'elephant tusk' yet not quite as it's not quite long enough. Anway, I suspect these mangos were grown from a back yard tree as the skin is very scarred. I will post some picks after I cut it open later in the week. Anyway, for those who wants a different mango to try, this would be another one to play with. :)

update - the mango had internal structure break down and it wasn't good. :(
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Mike says...
Palmer mangoes were $1.50kg at Rusty's last week,bowens and R2E2 were the same.Sam ru du was about $3.50kg with NDM about the same.

I got an R2E2 and some Sam Ru du and the former disgraced itself in the comparative taste test.
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VF says...
Did you expect anything different in the taste test Mike? I'll always try a new fruit 3-4 times if it doesn't grab me straight away, as sometimes they grow on you (Longans and Babaco are examples). But R2E2 has steadily declined in its edibility - I'd rather not have a mango than eat them out of hand. (They may be disguisable in a fruit salad or smoothie).

BTW, didn't see any Bundy Special's, so just bought some Honey Gold and Pearl mangoes. Would love to taste one of those Sam ru du's one day too.
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David says...
Yes noticed the Pearls on the markets today also ,really what variety in disguise is is really.
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VF says...
Very little info about the Pearls. Only one grower (the developer) at Mareeba - they also grow KP and Keitt, so I wonder if progeny of these?? The fruit itself is pleasant enough to eat without being out-standing: mild and sweet with a bit of tang, juicy but firm (not as firm as Calypso), no fibre, smallish seed, and no nasty after-taste! Very appealing in looks to me.
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BJ says...
I picked up a few pearls and a couple of interesting looking very purple mangoes at the market today. The grower wasnt on hand and the stall was being 'minded' by another stall holder when I went, so couldnt get the variety name...
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David says...
Which market BJ.
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Michael D says...
Just bought this massive mango at Paddy's market in Sydney . Pomelo shown next to it for comparison.
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MaryT says...
Wow Michael D; thanks for posting. I'll be there tomorrow! How much was the giant mango? What variety is it?
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John Mc says...
Hi Mary,
Your mission, if you decide to accept, is, if you go to Paddy's tomorrow, report back as to what exotic fruits are available there at this time of year.
This message probably won't self destruct, but at least it's made from recycled electrons.


If you go to Paddy's market's tomorrow, can you see if there are any Jackfruit there? or anything exotic for that matter?
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MaryT says...
Yes, Sir!
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Mike says...
Amber jackfruit have been sent to Sydney from NQ for sale in various markets in the last week.They are the cream of the crop.
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amanda says...
Now that looks delicious Mike! Love the colour...Where was the Amber Jackfruit bred do you know?
How's the latex and crunch factor?

Had a lovely jackfruit chutney with our curry the other nite also...a great combination...
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Mike says...
It is a low latex type of very high quality with firm but not crunchy flesh.The farmer who sells them to Sydney for sale in markets is dropping an amber and a berry to me today.I had them in November and that is my handsome paw from that lot.
A couple of forum members grow seedling of this type and that is the reason I posted the pic.
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MaryT says...
John Mc I did go to Paddys but can't load any of the photos for some reason. Spent ages trying.

Nothing exotic to me though they had a lot of Asian vegetables from locus root to bitter melon. The gigantic mangoes were R2E2 though there were a number of other varieties including the pointy ones. I like the stuff the mushroom man has and the spice store is colourful. I bought monkey bananas and small (tooth shape) mangoes and lychees and grapes and Tasmanian cherries. In Market City next door there are more tropical fruit like jack fruit durian and star fruit, I believe, but I didn't go. I was exhausted.
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amanda says...
Well Mike - I hope you and others keep at it with the jackfruit selecting etc...personally I think it's a great fruit with a bright future for acceptance by most....?

Anything you can do with a mangoe seems to be the same for jackfruit too...?
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David says...
Thanks for the encouragement Mike the Amber seedlings are coming along fine ,some now 12 in high nearly ready to plant out. That fruit looks darn good.
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John Mc says...
Mission accomplished Mary, thank you for reporting back.
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VF says...
Hehehe, just having visions of MaryT doing a "Tom Cruise" at the markets, leaping, rolling , clinging to rafter beams, etc all to give us an insight what's on at the big markets. :) Thanks MaryT amd JohnMc. (But now I'll have the theme to Mission Impossible running round my head all day.)
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MaryT says...
Paddys yesterday 8Feb13 - I wasn't hanging off the rafters but was annoying enough, I'm sure.
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amanda says...
Hehe MaryT - u did well tho! great pics...have never seen the achacha (spelling?) fruits over this side...and we have those plums growing just next Bunbury and they ain't that cheap in our shops!?

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MaryT says...
More at Paddy's: let me suggest that if you can't read Chinese, don't buy some of these 'gift' fruit; some messages are not very nice.
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vicky8 says...
Mangos are 5 for $1 at Dandenong Plaza Victoria. They have been there for a while but taste fine.
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David says...
Bundy special mangoes for sale at fruit shop outside woollies at Buranda this year $3 each,any one interested.
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gimme says...
Is bundy special a kp from bundy? Still some royal red there?
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David says...
Not sure gimme google it and find out ,there is little info out there
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Brain says...
I recall someone posting a youtube link on the bundy special - the farm where it came from. It's not a KP, it's a KP cross.
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BJ says...
I think it was a KP X Keitt? I couldnt find that video. It was on a youtube account calle 'fruit explorer' or some such which had other clips on bayberries and other interesting things, but it seemed to dissappear...
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ivepeters says...
Gimme
There are lots of Royal Red trays left.
Only 1 tray of the Bundy this morning,that was displayed anyway,4 less now with me. They do have a seductive fragrance .
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gimme says...
Thanks ivepeters I picked a few up even got a pic. Left to right calypso, Asian mango, bundy special and royal red.

Bundy special tastes great, considering how big it was, as good as a kp I reckon. Very juicy and lots of flesh. would happily grow the variety. unfortunately weevil got the seed. I read it is mono anyway
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VF says...
So what does the Royal Red taste like?
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gimme says...
Less fibre than a Bowen. Kinda like calypso. The colour is nice but not better flavour than a good kp I think
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VF says...
Thanks.
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David says...
Bundy special outside Coles Garden city in the fruit shop 3 for $5.00.See attached photo ,weighed in at 440g.Cursery smell just has the odour of granny smith apples on the skin, every one ive ever bought has weevils in the seed.Wait and see.
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Scott 10 says...
Hi Brian,
I got a bunch of those $5.99 'Golden' mangoes fron Sunnybank a few weeks ago and the ones that I got were great, very sweet and no fibre so recommended that you keep trying!

They are Poly's and now I have 6 or so seedlings, 1 to grow and others as rootstock I think as they are vigorous little growers!
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Db says...
Is anyone growing Bundy special mango tree? I sprouted 3 seeds (all mono) successfully and they seem to be vigorous grower.. Within less than 1 months (I ate this mango on 17th Feb and put seed for germination on same day) and plant is already 10inch tall, I sprouted it using paper towel method and put it pot only 10 days back and roots are already out of its 150mm pot, that seems to be extremely fast growing.. Is anyone else growing it, how is growth? I'm thinking to grow one seedling in pot and planning to use rest two as rootstock for grafting later on but now thinks if it is bad idea considering its vigorous roots, any suggestion?

On simliar note one of Honey Gold mango seed (normally they are poly but this one is mono) is growing at exactly same rate, put seed in paper towel in mid feb and seedling already 8 inch with its roots out of its pot.. Rest of my poly HG seedling are bit smaller like 4-6inch but they are still in paper towel since last 2 weeks, I'll putting them in pot soon..
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