Earlygold

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Mango 'Earlygold'
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Earlygold mangoes at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's 2010 International Mango Festival in Miami, Florida
Genus Mango
Hybrid parentage Haden (mango) x unknown
Cultivar 'Earlygold'
Origin Florida, USA

The Earlygold mango (or, Early Gold) is an early-season mango cultivar that originated in Pine Island, Florida.

History[edit]

The original tree was grown on the grove of Frank Adams in Pine Island, Florida.[1] For decades the parentage of the tree was unknown but a pedigree analysis indicated that Haden was the likely parent.[2] Scions were sent to the Sub-Tropical Research Station near Miami, Florida, and a grafted tree was planted there in 1942. A distinctive characteristic of the tree was its early fruiting season, which began in May.

Description[edit]

The fruit is oblong, averaging less than a pound in weight and having a small lateral beak. The flesh is dark yellow and fiberless, and is sweet and aromatic. Ripens from May to June.

The tree is a moderately vigorous grower.

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. Bruce Ledin (1954). "Mango Varieties" (PDF) (67). Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc: 284–290. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. 
  2. ^ 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. 

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