Gary (mango)

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Mangifera 'Gary'
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Photo of Gary mangoes at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's 2010 International Mango Festival in Miami, Florida
SpeciesMangifera indica
Hybrid parentage'Carrie' × unknown
BreederGary Zill
OriginFlorida, USA

The 'Gary' mango is a named mango cultivar that originated in south Florida.


Gary was a seedling of the Carrie mango.[1] It was named after horticulturalist and nursery owner Gary Zill. This continued a tradition of mangoes named after members of the Zill family, which include the Zill, Dot, and Carrie cultivars as well.[2]

The Gary has been sold as a nursery stock tree in Florida. Gary trees are planted in the collections of the USDA's germplasm repository in Miami, Florida[3] and the Miami-Dade Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, Florida.[4]


The fruit is small, averaging less than a pound, is of ovoid shape and has yellow skin.


  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}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ M.U. Mounts (1961). "History of mangos and other tropical fruits in Palm Beach County" (PDF) (74). Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc: 346–348. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2010-06-15. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
  4. ^ "Friends of the Fruit & Spice Park - Plant and Tree List 2008". Archived from the original on 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-11-14.

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