What Is The Latest-Blooming Mango?

brute(Florida 9B)September 11, 2012

My mango flowers in January, and the fruit is ready in June. I'm thinking of planting a second tree, but this time I'd like one that blooms and fruits later in the year.

Can anyone tell me which variety that would be?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
puglvr1(9b central FL)

I think most mango trees bloom around Dec/Jan in FL due to the cooler temps and lack of rainfall? Though I've heard of a couple that might bloom 2x a year. I have a small Keitt tree that still has fruits on it that aren't ripe yet. I think what makes this one a late season variety is not that it blooms later but more because the fruits aren't ripe until closer to September. Most mango varieties in FL ripens between June and July and a few in August.

According to Pine Island Nursery Keitt ripens between August and Oct. but I think more realistically...at least for me its September.

Here is a link that might be useful: Keitt Mango...

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 1:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
saldut

What do they taste like? are they sweet, and do they have strings that catch in your teeth? I have 3 Haden and am swamped w/fruit all at once, so have been thinking of getting a later one also....thanks, sally

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 4:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
slopfrog

I really like Keitts. The ones I got in the store this year were no good, but the ones my ex brother in law gave me last year were pretty dang good. I wouldn't say they are as good as a Kent or Edward, but they're much better than Haden in my opinion.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 5:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
puglvr1(9b central FL)

I LOVE my Keitts...they are sweet when you let them ripen. Keitt can also be eaten semi mature kind of taste like a green crunchy apple. The outside doesn't turn yellow or red like Haden or other mangoes so its a little hard to tell by the outside when they're ready to eat. The skin can be green on the outside but yellow on the inside. They definitely do NOT have any fiber, so no strings getting caught in your teeth.

I agree with slopfrog, I prefer Kents a little more but Keitts are pretty darn good as well especially when most of the others are a distant memory its nice to have a late variety to look forward to.

I put a link below about Keitt mango...

I just opened this one up today...it was really delicious!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Keitt Mango...

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 8:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sun_worshiper(FL 9b)

That looks awesome puglvr! Didn't know they ripened so late. How vigorous is the tree? How small do you think it can be managed? I always through that Keitt wanted to be a big tree.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 9:29AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks Sun!! Its my very first crop even though the tree is 5 years old. The freeze had damaged this tree severely for the last 4 winters :o(...the tree has typically a very lanky open type of growth but can be managed by pruning vigorously once a year. Unfortunately for me the annual freeze has been doing it for me (without my permission) lol

I plan on keeping this one at around 8-10 ft. if possible.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 9:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sun_worshiper(FL 9b)

Congrats on your first crop! I look forward to seeing how this tree matures - if you really can keep it in the 8-10' range, via intentional pruning;)

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 11:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks Sun! I'm enjoying these last fruits of the season :o)
The tree can definitely get large so its very important to prune them once a year to keep them in check.

I found this Video on Youtube.com about the Keitt mango for those that want to know a little more about this variety.

Here is a link that might be useful: Keitt Mango Video

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 11:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sun_worshiper(FL 9b)

Thanks for the video - very informative. Too big for my yard - but looks delicious!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 11:02AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Rusty Nails and Rainwater.
While cutting old lumber down to sizes for my micro...
Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake, F
Tampa nurseries/garden centers
Planning a trip to Tampa and want to explore their...
honceydame
Tree & plant Sale
Marion County Master Gardeners are having a tree &...
mikekellogg
need seeds
i was wondering if anyone can send me some seeds to...
the2015farmer
Lubbers!!!
I can't believe it, I've got lubbers hatching today....
katkin_gw
Sponsored Products
Sundance Multicolor 16.5-Inch Square Throw Pillow
$19.99 | Bellacor
Phalaenopsis Pink In Ceramic Pot
$499.00 | FRONTGATE
Steam Spa Oasis Package for Steam Spa 6kW Steam Generators in Brushed Nickel
Beyond Stores
Electri-Chef Island 24 in. Built-in Electric Grill - 4400-EC-336-I-24IN
Hayneedle
Meridian Tall Table Lamp
Lightology
Sharper Image Electronic Wine Preserver
Overstock.com
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™