Jakarta (mango)

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Mango 'Jakarta'
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Display of 'Jakarta' mango at the 15th Annual International Mango Festival at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida
Genus Mangifera
Hybrid parentage 'Zill' x 'Kent'
Cultivar 'Jakarta'
Origin Florida, USA

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

History[edit]

The original tree was grown on the property of Laurence Zill in Boynton Beach, FL, and was reportedly a seedling of the 'Paheri' mango. A 2005 pedigree analysis indicated that 'Jakarta' was likely the result of a cross between the 'Zill' and 'Kent' varieties.[1]

'Jakarta' did not gain widespread acceptance as a commercial mango, however it did find a market as a nursery stock and dooryard tree in Florida.

'Jakarta' trees are part of the collections of the USDA's National Germplasm Repository[2] in Miami, FL, and the Miami-Dade Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, FL.[3]

Description[edit]

The fruit has a round to oblong shape, and develops a distinctive sunset orange-red color at maturity, averaging a little over a pound in weight. The flesh is yellow and fiberless, with a uniquely resinous but rich flavor and aroma, and contains a monoembryonic seed. The fruit mature from June to August in Florida.

'Jakarta' trees are vigorous growers and form dense, rounded canopies.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  2. ^ http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/acc/display.pl?1554824
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  4. ^ Campbell, Richard J. (1992). A Guide to Mangos in Florida. Fairchild Tropical Garden. p. 85. ISBN 0-9632264-0-1.