Bailey's Marvel

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Mangifera 'Bailey's Marvel'
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Bailey's Marvel mangoes at the Redland Summer Fruit Festival, Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead, Florida
GenusMangifera
SpeciesMangifera indica
Hybrid parentage'Haden' × 'Bombay'
Cultivar'Bailey's Marvel'
OriginFlorida, USA

The 'Bailey's Marvel' mango is a named, mid-season mango cultivar that originated in southwest Florida.

The tree believed to be the original Bailey's Marvel, located in Bokeelia, Florida.

History[edit]

Comparison of Bailey's Marvel (left) with Ataulfo (right)

The original tree was grown on Pine Island, Florida from a 'Haden' mango seed planted in the 1940s on the property of the Bailey brothers. A 2005 pedigree analysis estimated that Bailey's Marvel was likely a cross between Haden and Bombay.[1] The variety did not become a major commercial cultivar but did become a popular dooryard variety.

Bailey's Marvel trees are planted in the collections of the USDA's germplasm repository in Miami, Florida,[2] the University of Florida's Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida,[3] and the Miami-Dade Fruit and Spice Park.[4] The original tree is still standing on Pine Island.

Description[edit]

The fruit is shaped very similar to its parent 'Haden' and has a similar flavor with fiberless flesh, averaging about a pound in weight and containing a monoembryonic seed. It ripens from July to mid-August in Florida, making it a mid-season cultivar there.[5]

The trees are moderately vigorous growers and have a reputation for being slightly more cold tolerant than other varieties.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cecile T. Olano; Raymond J. Schnell; Wilber E. Quintanilla & Richard J. Campbell (2005). "Pedigree analysis of Florida mango cultivars" (PDF) (118). Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc: 192–197. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-18. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/acc/display.pl?1554801 USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
  3. ^ http://trec.ifas.ufl.edu/crane/pdfs/TREC-Fruit-Collections.pdf Archived 2018-04-08 at the Wayback Machine Page 2, #6
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-11-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2012-10-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)