Graham (mango)

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Mangifera 'Graham'
SpeciesMangifera indica
OriginTrinidad from 'Julie' seed.

The 'Graham' mango is a named mango cultivar which originated in Trinidad.


Graham was a seedling of the Julie mango planted in Trinidad.[1] In 1932 the variety was introduced to the United States by the USDA through Florida.

Graham has become a popular nursery stock tree in Florida for home growing due to its fine flavor and good disease resistance. It was selected as a curator's choice mango for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's 2008 mango festival.[2] The fruit is also popular in the Windward Islands.

Graham trees are now planted in the USDA's germplasm repository in Miami, Florida.,[3] the University of Florida's Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida,[4] and the Miami-Dade Fruit and Spice Park,[5] also in Homestead.


Display of unripe Graham mangoes at the Tropical Agricultural Fiesta in the Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, Florida.

The fruit is of oval shape, with a rounded apex that sometimes contains a small lateral beak. The skin is yellow at maturity, and is bumpy and undulating. The flesh is orange, fiberless, and has a rich and aromatic flavor with a resinous note.[6] The fruit contains a monoembryonic seed, and typically matures from June to August in Florida.[7]

Unlike its parent 'Julie', Graham is a vigorous grower that reaches over 20 feet in height and forms a round, dense canopy.


  1. ^ "Mango Trees". Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2010-11-14.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2010-07-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Archived 2009-05-08 at the Wayback Machine USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
  4. ^ Archived 2018-04-08 at the Wayback Machine Page 3, #39
  5. ^ "Friends of the Fruit & Spice Park - Plant and Tree List 2008". Archived from the original on 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-11-14.
  6. ^ Campbell, Richard J. (1992). A Guide to Mangos in Florida. Fairchild Tropical Garden. p. 71. ISBN 0-9632264-0-1.
  7. ^ Table 1

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