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Giant Mangoes

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ClapOnKyle starts with ...
My great-grandpa was a farmer who developed the Hatcher mango in the 40s. I've always grown up having mangoes three or four times the average size of a mango, and was wondering what varieties of giant mangoes you enjoy over in Australia.

Preferably some pictures!
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ClapOnKyle
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JK says...
There is a variety cultivated in India, called Malgova, each Mango weighing 1 to 1.5 Kgs
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amanda says...
I am thinking R2E2 would be our biggest mangoe? But I only see what is in the shops.

(I never knew there were so many different bananas out there - thanks to trikus et al...)!
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13th February 2011 11:49am
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Jason says...
R2E2 is the largest commercial variety in Australia that's for sure, It's bigger than Hatcher. The States hardly grow any mangos or have any land suitable to grow them compared to Australia so comparing mango industries or varieties isn't very fair :), but fun!.

Kensington pride is the most common mango here and it weighs about 1 pound, that's a "normal" mango here we don't really have any in the shops much smaller than that, R2E2 can get up to 2 pounds and a bit.

Since India is the home base for mangos everything is bigger and better there than anywhere else :)
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Brad says...
My dad-in-law is from Goa and knows there is a malcorado (aka mankurad) mango which is being grown in Perth. One of these years I'll have to go to india and check all these varieties out properly. It would be fruiting now, so I'll try to get my hands on some (fruit and seed)

I'm presuming the malgova (the web says its about 1.2kg - x2.2 for pounds), mulgoba or malgoa are the same fruit?

google can be fun. wiki of varieties by country and here's a few varieties by size (from Hawaii)


and a possible world record 3.5kg mango from a Keitt ??? in the Philippines

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amanda says...
Thanks for the pics Brad :) The R2E2 seems small in Hawaii? Some of the one's from the Ord are huge...I have found them quite good eating and wonder why more folk don't grow them?
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Brendan says...
Geez, you'd need a chainsaw to take the cheeks off that huge mango! :-)
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Brad says...
yeh I thought that picture was pretty awesome.

I suspect that commercial growers will not want large mangoes. When you sell a box or by the mango, small would be easier to package and sell. mind you, they manage with watermelons, so I could be wrong.
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Wayne says...
http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/26_18864.htm

Hello ClapOnKyle, peruse this site and you will find some pictures, you will also find that most of our common Mango varieties originate from Florida

Kensington Pride certainly did originate from India and India is the Mango growing nation but Florida has had a big influence on what we eat here.
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sternus1 says...
Could be an Ivory, perhaps. Pretty unlikely though.

Wouldn't mind a seed if you kept any brendan.

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Brendan says...
Picked this 'common mango' yesterday, the tree only had about 6 fruit on, but this one was huge (compared to the normal common mango).
Taste: 10/10, fibre / (strings) 100%

No probs sternus1, emails me at: bitquicker at bigoind dot com :-)
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sternus1 says...
Thanks brendan, appreciate it. Hopefully I have something you want and can trade you for it.

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ylr says...
brad, thats is really a BIG MANGO!:)is it still safe to eat?
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