[NAFEX] Mangos - no strings!

Kevin Moore aleguy33 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 5 15:17:51 EDT 2009

I've read that mango seeds have three embryos. The first is a genetic clone of the parent tree, the other two are sexual reproductions. Just wondering if it would be safe to try growing some around here. 
Seems like some of the Mexican mangoes should be hardy enough, especially if I select a few non-clone embryos. Bad idea?

From: "Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov" <Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2009 9:54:53 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Mangos - no strings!

I love mangoes. The first time I ate one, I ate it like a peach and got
a mouth full of strings. I finally learned to eat them when I lived in
Hawaii.  There, the locals slice the fruit in approximate thirds, right
alongside the seed.  Then, they score the fruit into cubes, holding the
skin side down in your hand.  the cubes can be enjoyed straight from the
skin, or can be spooned out of the skin to use in a salad.

I found a web site that demonstrates the technique.  Virtually
stringless fruit!


Betsy Hilborn
7a NC

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