Hatcher (mango)

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Mangifera 'Hatcher'
GenusMangifera
Hybrid parentage'Haden' x 'Brooks'
Cultivar'Hatcher'
OriginFlorida, USA

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

History[edit]

The original tree was grown from seed on the property of nurseryman John Hatcher in Lantana, Florida and was selected during the 1940s.[1] A 2005 pedigree analysis indicated that Hatcher was likely a cross between the Haden and Brooks cultivars.[2] John Hatcher's grove continues in operation throughout the decades selling the Hatcher mangoes and trees. Today, the grove is still in operation at its original location and ships mangoes nationwide.[3]

Examples of Hatcher have been planted at the USDA's germplasm collection,[4] the Miami-Dade Fruit and Spice Park[5] in Homestead, Florida.

Description[edit]

The Hatcher fruit skin is yellow in color at maturity often with a pink blush. The fruits average over three pounds in weight and are large compared to most mangoes, with an oval shape and lacking a beak. The flesh is fiberless and orange–yellow in color with a mild, sweet flavor.[6] Hatcher contains a monoembryonic seed, and the fruit typically matures from July to August in Florida.

The trees reach large sizes and are vigorous growers with dense canopies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hatchermangohill.com/About%20Us.html
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2010-05-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.palmbeachpost.com/business/content/business/epaper/2007/08/06/0806mangoes.html
  4. ^ http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/acc/display.pl?1719320
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2017-04-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Campbell, Richard J. (1992). A Guide to Mangos in Florida. Fairchild Tropical Garden. p. 77. ISBN 0-9632264-0-1.