Just in case if you have never heard of a mango, then let it be my pleasure to introduce them to you! These are a tropical/subtropical medium to large tree that can grow in a container or directly into the ground. They need a minimum of 6 hours of full sun and can grow in a variety of soils. The very first mangoes originated from India hundreds of years ago, since they there are over 500 varieties in the United States alone! Every mango variety has different flavor profiles, shapes and growing habits but they all are a delicious sweet fruit to eat. Here in South Florida, our climate affords us the luck to grow some of the tastiest and hardiest varieties of mango trees just for you.
The 'pickering' mango is a mango from Walter Zill and is know for it's great compact growing habit and delicious sweet creamy coconutish tasting fruit with very little fiber and firm flesh. It's believed to be a decendent of 'Carrie' mango. A compact roundish fruit that's a productive tree of smallish fruit, about 1 pound, and will turn pale yellow with a bright reddish/orangish/burgandy blush at the top of the fruit; sometimes will have 'sap tears' on the skin. Very little brusing when drops from tree. The 'pickering' is a small compact yet bushy tree considered a semi-dwarf tree which is perfect for containers and small landscapes. A disease resistant and hardy grower. Mid-season mango here in South Florida- fruit ripens from June through July.
Our grafted mango trees are sold in a 3-gallon because it's less expensive to ship for you. The 3-gallon plants are usually around 1-1/2 ft to 3 ft high depending on the variety. Though we do have most of the varieties in a 7-gallon as well so please contact us if you are interested. Because it is a living plant we expedite shipping to make sure the plant arrives healthy and alive. Please read the section about our plants on our FAQs page for more information.
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