Indeed, I had been eating Mexico Mango for past 20 years. They are not as delicious due to harvest too early for export, I think.
BTW @IL847, nice to to see you reply to my post. I meant to contact you soon or later since I live close by woodfield mall also. I am just starting out to popular my backyard with fruit tree this year ;). An close-by experienced mentor would be great for me.
@castanea, hmm, I was not aware chiayi@Taiwan can produce chestnuts , thanks for this info.
Taiwan island is very special in terms of temperature zone range it covered.
Recently guys had figured out how to grown Durian in southern and east part of island. There are two Durian farms producing fresh durian alreay.
Apparently they grow chestnuts in some of the mountainous areas between Taichung City and Tainan City. The best nuts are supposed to be grown around Chiayi City. The nuts from Chiayi are supposed to be the best and are apparently hybrids between Chinese and Japanese chestnuts. They are sold in these fancy presentation boxes in the right corner of this photo -
What do you think of the durian fruit? My wife is from thailand and I tried some on our last trip over there. I wasn’t a fan of the taste or smell, but she loves it. It may be an acquired taste, i’ll have to give it another go next time i can muster up the courage.
Third down from the left in your 2nd picture looks like the “normal” mango in the Philippines,
That one is called Jing-Hwan which was bred and named after breeder’s first name but he failed to apply for trademark. So it is wildly planted by mango farmers. This is the story of Jing-Hwan mango. Sorry No English description. May be he used mango from philippines you mentioned as stock to come up with this one.