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.
'Orange sherbet' mango is another delicious hybrid created from Gary Zill's breeding program, orginally named #G-32. It's a fiberless, creamy soft flesh, very small seed, orangey sweet, thin skin, juicy and aromatic. Most say it has a distinct orange flavor while some say it's a general "citrus" flavor. The orange flavor is singled out from it's parent which is 'lemon meringue' ('lemon meringue' is also the parent to the 'lemon zest' mango). Orange sherbet is a small oval to oblong shaped fruit. The skin turns from a pale green to a pale yellow when ripe with a deep yellow/orange flesh. It's a medium growth habit so you will need room for it in the landscape or container grow it to keep the size in check. So far looks like a good fairly disease resistant tree and very hardy grower. An medium to late season mango here in South Florida - fruit ripens from June through August. Not many people grow and/or have availability of this absolutely delicious mango tree...but we do! ;)
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.