Parvin (mango)

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The 'Parvin' mango is a named commercial mango cultivar that originated in Southwest Florida.

History[edit]

The original tree was reportedly grown from a 'Haden' mango seed,[1] and was planted in 1940 on the property of Clint Fisk Parvin in Bradenton, Florida.[2] During the 1940s 'Parvin' was submitted for evaluation to the Variety Committee of the Florida Mango Forum, which gave it a positive recommendation. Characteristics such as color, production and handling characteristics (due to its thick skin), and flavor made 'Parvin' a potential commercial cultivar. While 'Parvin' only saw limited commercial plantings in Florida, it is grown on a commercial basis in Puerto Rico. 'Parvin' did not become a popular dooryard cultivar in Florida.

Description[edit]

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

The fruit are oval to oblong in shape and have a rounded apex, lacking a beak. The skin is thick and the color is yellow with red or crimson blush covering much of it at maturity. The fruit average a little over a pound in weight, and typically ripen from July to August in Florida.[3] The flesh is fiberless and has a deep orange color with a sweet flavor, and contains a monoembryonic seed. 'Parvin' is known for producing many small, seedless fruit often referred to as 'nubbins'.

'Parvin' trees are vigorous growers that will develop rounded and spreading, dense canopies.[4]

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