I was replacing my dwarf June plum and I made an impulse purchase of a Maprang (Mango Plum) Never heard of one before. I assume I will be able to bring it into the basement over winter. I don’t even know if it will fruit in a pot. Supposed to taste like a Mango, with the texture of a plum. Seeds supposed to be edible also,
Maprang Mango manguifera Live Fruit Tree 10in to 2 Ft - Etsy
@mamuang Your the only one I can think to ask. Ever try this fruit.
I grew up eating Maprang. There are a sour variety and the sweet one. It has a chemical in it that it could cause itchy throat to some people.
These days, Maprang is less popular than Mayong-chid, a bigger, sweeter version. They call Mayong-chid Marion plum.
Both Maprang and Mayong-chid are in a plum family. Its taste and texture does not resemble mango at all.
From what I just read they are actually in the mango and cashew family.
Obviously a tropical tree. Cold tolerance wise it reads they aren’t particularly happy below 55°F
They could be in a mango family but I tell you about the taste and texture of Maprang. I grew up eating mangoes and Maprang. I never once thought they remind me of each other.
I would be surprised if you could grow Maprang in zone 7. Maprang definitely reminds me of Japanese plums.
If true Sapotes remind you of plums then I could go along with that.
I don’t know if I ever eaten a true Sapote. I tried white Sapotes.
Maprang can cause itchy throat. Its nicer cousin Mayong-chid does not. These days in Thailand, Maprang becomes quite obscured. Mayong-chid is bigger, sweeter, tastier and far more popular.
@murky and I talked about it on this thread.
Does anybody grow maprang? Maybe marian plum or mango plum? I just learned of it first today from a Facebook friend’s post from Thailand.
I don’t think I’ve known of it before. Now I’ll keep my eye out, I’m looking forward to trying it.
Some people are allergic to the entire plant family. I know someone who found that eating cashews meant a trip to the hospital.
Some mango varieties cause itchy throat to me. Fortunately, I have never been hospitalized from eating those fruit.
Several produce advertisements state that Maprang and Mayongchid are cultivars of Bouea macrophylla.