Seedling mango tree success in Jacksonville FL!
Seedling Mango Success in Jacksonville FL!
A while ago, I made some posts about a couple of mango seedlings I had planted here in Jacksonville FL. Well, this post is about one of those trees, read on:
The seed was planted in the spring of 2008 presumably of the "Biscochuelo" type from Santiago de Cuba. The tree grew very very well and using a variety of improvised cold protection measures, it made it without issues through
the next two winters (temps as low as 22f). Now, the real subject of this post is success!
One more thing though, the mangos are not of the "Biscochuelo" variety, but they are excellent, totally free of fiver, weigh 12 ounces on average, have a very thin peal, and are overall delicious. So, I would like to know any
opinions of what group or family it might belong to...
This is the youngest picture I have of the tree (about three months after planting (2009/07)):
This is the tree about a year later, much larger:
Here is an example of the very large leaves it can push out (my hand in the photo for comparison):
Here is the tree in full bloom (2011/04):
Mangos already grown (2011/07):
This next two are of the ripe mangos (taken right now):
Alright mango experts, what type or family of mangos does this tree belong to?
Whatever it is, they are excellent, totally fiverless and the tree appears very productive (48 mangos on a 6x7 ft tree)!! It can be done!!
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