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Green Eating Mangoes

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Michael starts with ...
I am trying get my hands on a good green eating mango variety to grow. From Daley's list I have narrowed down to the following three types.

1) Nam Doc Mai
2) Keow Savoey
3) Kwan

Most web forums always talk about the Nam Doc Mai but I have seen them at the local markets and the sellers say it's very sour to eat and only good for salads. Has anyone ever tasted any of the 3 mango varieties above when eaten green and how would you rate it ?
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Michael
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14th August 2010 12:15am
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Brendan says...
Hi Michael,
Hard to beat the old 'common' mango for eating half green, yum.
And they're the best for making mango chutney at that stage.
I had a Nam Doc Mai tree once, very hard to eat that green. I'd rate it 1 out of 10.

Where is Wakeley?
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Brendan
Mackay, Q
14th August 2010 7:27am
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Michael,

I have tasted both Green Nam doc mai and Keow savoey and I would rate Nam Doc Mai 6 (a bit sour too me) but Keow savoey 10 (green but very sweet as long as it is a mature fruit). This one is the one I would grow in my garden.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE
Melbourne
14th August 2010 8:01am
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Michael says...
Thanks all . I bought a Nam Doc Mai to try today at $8 a kilo and it was so sour . They also had Keow Savoey but at $20 a kilo I did not buy it but trusted the seller that it's good eating and sweet .I ended up buying a Keow Savoey plant today from a local nusery to be planted in ground in at spring time.

Brendan - Wakeley is in South West Sydney ,NSW.
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Michael D
Cabramatta
14th August 2010 9:02pm
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Cuong says...
I put in a Keow Savoey in last year and was choosing between that and Nam Doc Mai as well, hope it fruits well!
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15th August 2010 9:10am
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Paddy says...
Both Nam Doc Mai and Keow Savoey are from Thailand.

In Thailand,Nam Doc mai is most eaten when it's ripe with sticky rice cooked with coconut milk as a summer dessert.

Keow Savoey is eaten most when it's raw or green.As its name meaning in thai language "Keow means green" and "Savoey means eat",so basically it means eating when it's green.Best to eat it when it's just almost ripe though.Too young or too raw can be sour.

The bottom line is that you need to try all of them,people have different taste.

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Patti1
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20th August 2010 6:43pm
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Michael says...
I ended potting the Nam Doc Mai and Keow Savoey. I've ordered a Kwan from Daley's to be planted in the ground in a few weeks. I cam across a post from Daley's that someone growing the Kwan manage to pick one that's 2 kg.
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Michael
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23rd August 2010 12:46pm
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davewastech says...
Hi guys,
Anybody having success growing keow savoy near Sydney?
If so I would like to grow one in Sydney.
I read that it's polyembrionic - so would I be ok to grow it from seed? or better to buy grafted? (in Sydney)

Plenty of keow savoy in the shops nowadays and it's become my favourite mango.
Thanks for any advice,
Cheers - Dave
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davewastech
WILLOUGHBY EAST,2068,NSW
29th October 2017 5:34pm
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Waterfall says...
Hi Dave,

I have one growing in Sydney, its a few years old now and it is grafted. I got it at bunnings, I was very surprised to see it there as they usually only sell Bowen seedlings.

I'm not sure what rootstock its on but it grows faster than my nam doc mai on dwarfing rootstock and a lot slower than my KP seedling.

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Waterfall
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30th October 2017 10:11am
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davewastech says...
Well I potted up a few KS seeds from shop-bought fruit yesterday. I'm not sure if the seed out of a green eating mango is viable when it's at the eating stage, but I'll see how they go.

I had read somewhere that growing grafted mangoes rather than seedlings in climates like Sydney isn't really advantageous because it just slows down the growth, and it's already rather slow because of the cool winters. And older mango trees here are a lot smaller than what you see in the tropics. Not sure if I remember that correctly (can't find the link)
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davewastech says...
Well the Keow Savoy mango that I planted as a seed from a shop-bought green fruit did sprout ok and is now about 40cm high. That's 2 years since seed, in Sydney, in a pot, always outdoors. So far, so good. But I have since read somewhere that they don't perform well this far out of the tropics.
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27th December 2019 2:08pm
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Waterfall says...
Ours has about 20 fruit on it this year, this is the first time it has fruited actually, hopefully they all hang on to full size.
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Waterfall
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30th December 2019 12:56pm
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Mango Mike says...
Dave... How many branches does your seedling tree have ??? If you have a few why not graft onto the tree either the same variety or another variety..... The grafted sections will fruit quicker.. Mike
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Bangkokii says...
Keo savoy is nice eaten green but there's a better one for green eating.

I don't know it's name but i guess it's brahm kai meu...i grow 2 of those now but they still didn't bloom...one is 2.5 meters tall though.

My thai mother in law had that very nice green mango but it died and we don't know the variety. That one we couldn't stop eating when green and crispy.
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Bangkokii
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davewastech1 says...
Hi Waterfall,
How did your Keow Savoy crop go? Interested to know if they were good to eat. ie no anthracnose, etc.
Thanks.

ps Mine is now in ground and just over a meter high.
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davewastech1
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Waterfall says...
Hi Dave,

We got at least 15 mangoes off the tree, both my wife and I really enjoyed them. They taste different to any other mango I have tried and have excellent texture and flavour when eaten green. I enjoyed them fully ripe and sweet too.
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Waterfall
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4th August 2020 10:31pm
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Waterfall says...
A couple of photos
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davewastech1 says...
Wow, that photo of green fruit is impressive for a young mango tree in a non-tropical climate! Thanks for sharing - I'm getting more optimistic about mine now :)
Did you have to spray for fungus, etc?

I've also got an R2E2 seedling which I get a regular 8 or 9 fruit per year for the last 4 years. Bigger fruit of course, but your 15+ first crop is a lot
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Waterfall says...
Yes I do a copper spray just before flowers but this one doesn't seem to get attacked, our KP is the worst for anthracnose!
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Waterfall
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6th August 2020 3:34pm
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davewastech1 says...
Thanks Waterfall.
btw your garden looks impressive! (Saw your fb page)
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davewastech1
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davewastech1 says...
Hi Bangkokii,
Don't know your variety, but there are many varieties of green eating mangoes in Thailand. We have much less in Australia but often the ones we grow are just those that can tolerate our climate without getting diseases. Here in Sydney it's too cool (not even sub-tropical), so mango trees are near the limit of what they can tolerate.
For myself Keow Savoey is my favorite green mango.
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