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.
'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.
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.
- Campbell, Richard J. (1992). A Guide to Mangos in Florida. Fairchild Tropical Garden. p. 85. ISBN 0-9632264-0-1.