By Noris Ledesma
Curator of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
The Florida mango has but a short century of history; varieties such as
‘Haden’, ‘Tommy Atkins’,
‘Keitt’, ‘Kent’ embody the
mango of Florida, with flamboyant colors and excellent productivity.
‘Haden’ is still a Florida favorite, but due to its
exaggerated tree size and disease susceptibility, we have better
choices. It is time for a change in the way we look at mangoes. Quality
mango trees are available in South Florida that meets your needs and
Fairchid Tropical Botanic Garden encourages growing trees with a
manageable size, excellent productivity, disease resistance and flavor.
‘Angie’, ‘Jean Ellen’,
‘Nam Doc Mai’, ‘Nelum’ and
‘Rosigold’ are a new generation of varieties that
can provide all that the modern homeowner desires.
Every back yard in South Florida presents an opportunity to grow
mangoes. There is always a place for one or two mango trees. Today we
have small, manageable landscape trees that yield an ample harvest of
beautiful and delicious fruit and disease tolerant cultivars provide
unprecedented opportunities for organic production to provide vital
nutrition to our families. Superior manageability, production and
quality provide for local marketing of superior cultivars.
One mango, perfect size
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