Hubs parents are here from the lower keys visiting with us. Somehow we got onto the discussion of mango varieties, and we were all bemoaning the side effect of Aunt Fran's progressing years. Namely, the missing care crates of mangoes from her back yard trees. Aunt Fran is my FIL side of the family. FIL mentions how it will be horrible when those trees are no longer in the family because they were developed by Uncle Johnny.
Then as folks will do, the subject changes to Uncle Johnny and Aunt Edna visiting in the keys when my husband was a young-un and something to do with fishing and eating. There may have been drinking also. Any-who, it the story goes that Uncle Johnny's hobby was growing and grafting Mango trees. And those trees Aunt Fran has that Uncle Johnny planted sure are the best tasting mangoes. I'm guessing that Uncle Johnny must have dabbled in a lot of different fruit trees because Aunt Fran also has an incredible Lychee, avocado, grapefruit and some other citrus I can't recall. Oh, and some kind of grape that hubs swears is not muscadine.
I casually asked, did this Mango have a name? Yup they said, 'Florigon'. Sure will hate to see those trees leave the family, they add.
Soooooooo ...... I gather I can get a Florigon from Pine Island. What can you all tell me about growing one inland Central Florida?
Folks-in-law were tickled beyond pink when I read them the Florigon entry from wikipedia. They are going to attempt to relay the information to Aunt Fran that her beloved Mango variety isn't going to be lost. Or as she would say, 'going to the grave with me'.