'Ford' never gained popularity either as a commercial cultivar or a dooryard tree due to a high tendency of the fruit to split open while still on the tree, as well as lacking great eating quality.
'Ford' trees are planted in the collections of the USDA's germplasm repository in Miami, Florida, the University of Florida's Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida, and the Miami-Dade Fruit and Spice Park, also in Homestead.
The fruit obtains large sizes and can be anywhere from 2 to 5 pounds at maturity.
- Cecile T. Olano; Raymond J. Schnell; Wilber E. Quintanilla and Richard J. Campbell (2005). "Pedigree analysis of Florida mango cultivars" (118). Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. pp. 192–197.
- http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/acc/display.pl?1719303 USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
- http://trec.ifas.ufl.edu/crane/pdfs/TREC-Fruit-Collections.pdf Page 3, #31