Friday, June 07, 2013

Manila Mango

We planted the Manila Mango on 1/June/2013. Originally grown by La Verne Nursery and purchased from Tropica Mango about a week earlier.

Features: The most important commercial mango variety. Sweet, juicy fruit has creamy orange flesh and yellow-blushed skin when ripe. Fruit can weigh up to one pound. Blooms in early spring. Hardy to 30 degrees for a short time.

Pollination: Self-fertile. Does not require another mango tree to pollinate and product fruit.

Exposure: Full sun

Mature Size: 25 feet tall and 30 feet wide.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. With the natural soil from the hole make a mixture of two-thirds soil and one-third organic soil conditioner. To improve drainage with heavier soils add one-third sand to the mixture.

The Manila Mango is also called Ataúlfo, baby, yellow, honey, Adaulfo, or Adolfo. It is a mango cultivar from Mexico and is closely related to the Alphonso variety popular in India.

More info from Wikipedia about this variety: Ataúlfo.

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