Jakarta (mango)

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Display of Jakarta mango at the 15th Annual International Mango Festival at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida.

The 'Jakarta' mango is a named mango cultivar that originated in south Florida.

History[edit]

The original tree was grown on the property of Laurence Zill in Boynton Beach, FL, and was reportedly a seedling of the 'Paheri' mango. A 2005 pedigree analysis indicated that 'Jakarta' was likely the result of a cross between the 'Zill' and 'Kent' varieties.[1]

'Jakarta' did not gain widespread acceptance as a commercial mango, however it did find a market as a nursery stock and dooryard tree in Florida.

'Jakarta' trees are part of the collections of the USDA's National Germplasm Repository[2] in Miami, FL, and the Miami-Dade Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, FL.[3]

Description[edit]

The fruit has a round to oblong shape, and develops a distinctive sunset orange-red color at maturity, averaging a little over a pound in weight. The flesh is yellow and fiberless, with a uniquely resinous but rich flavor and aroma, and contains a monoembryonic seed. The fruit mature from June to August in Florida.

'Jakarta' trees are vigorous growers and form dense, rounded canopies.[4]

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