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Mangos Grown in Melbourne

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Markmelb starts with ...
The Gomera 1
Probably the first Canary Island Mango grown in Australia and was done in Melbourne from seed ~ took 4 years ~ Small fruit but with Excellent flavour and low fibre although expected it to be turpy & fibrous ~ we were hoping it could be more cold tolerant for grafting and it appears to be so far with no winter mollycoddling.
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Markmelb
MOUNT WAVERLEY,3149,VIC
31st May 2019 5:04pm
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Frankmelb says...
Hello Mark,

I am in Melbourne not far from you.

I have a standard kensington pride in the ground going well (second year) and will later in the year put a royal red in and give it a go.

Can I ask, where you got your gomera-1 seed from. I have been keen to grow it for a while; due to reported hardiness.

Kind Regards.
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Markmelb says...
Frank - a friend imported seeds from europe a few years ago when it was easier - our plan is to try grafting KP etc to it to get earlier flushes - we ourselves are needing our seed so not able to trade as yet as is a long term project - we may have grafted plants oneday available????
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Mango Mike says...
Markmelb.... Any chance we could swap some scionwood in early Spring.... I haven't got Gomera 1 in the collection... Thanks Mike
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Farouk says...
Well Done Mark!
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Farouk
SOUTH WENTWORTHVILLE,2145,NSW
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Markmelb says...
No probs Mike - head to Oz Rare Fruit on FB? May have wood in time as plants are still only 1.7 mt in their pots. They are poly also as you may know. How have the new Zills gone so far?
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Mango Mike says...
Most of my Zill are now nearly 3 & 4 year old with nearly all flowering last year.... Due to size & weather no fruit set..... This year things will be different as the trees are much bigger & if required I will remove flowers if too early & let them re-flower later to ensure fruit set...... If your up this way in around mid Jan/20 we should have a few to taste.......
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Linton says...
Dear Mango Growers

The Gomera Mango from the Canary Islands is still having one fruit holding. Could you please advise if it will continue to ripen over winter and roughly how long it will take before it is ready for picking. Perhaps it can be further ripened once picked. Thank you.
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Farouk says...
Hi Linton,

is it still holding the fruit right now?
If so I would maximize the warmth on this plant.
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Linton says...
Hello, how you going? I hope all your trees are growing well and will become bountiful. Are you also growing mangos at your place and how do they perform in a temperate climate like ours? What types do you have?

I only grow 2 kinds of mango here that seem to survive well over winter in the outdoors. About the Gomera mango, it is still having its first fruit which is slowly becoming larger so I hope it can hang on and continue to develop over the coming winter.

Thanks for the suggestion to provide some warmth for the tree. It is planted in the ground against a colourbond fence so it's fairly protected from the cold south westerleys. I don't think I need to do anything else for it because the Gomera mango is reported as being cold resistant in the Canary Islands where it grows. I would like to leave it as is to see how hardy it is over winter without additional protection.

I have another Gomera tree which I wrapped around frost cloth last time but it didn't like it and almost died. It has since been removed from the ground and put away in a pot where it seems to be recovering well without any protection. Please let me know your experiences as to how your mangos fare over winter and what kind of protective warmth you provide, if any. Thanks for listening!
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