Thursday, 9 April 2015

Update... Mango, Jackfruit, Starfruit

Maha Chanok seedling

Our second fruit from a Maha Chanok mango seedling has ripened fully. It had a mild, sweet flavour and meaty texture reminiscent of some of the Thai mangoes. Its skin was thin and its seed husk was small and slim. Ironically, for a specimen weighing 500 grams, the husk contained no seed. Nor did our first small mango of about 200 grams. It will be interesting to see whether our third and largest mango will have viable seed on ripening. 

Our wonderful young jackfruit tree continues to develop fruiting spurs, 12 at the moment, with more developing. The big test will be the impending winter: will the tree retain its fruit?

Finally, the starfruit are showing signs of ripening. The seedling has shed some of its crop. However, a plentiful supply of small stars remains. We are hoping that the fruit will be sweet and juicy on harvest.

Wishing you hours of enjoyment and contentment in your garden…

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