Lancetilla

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Mango 'Lancetilla'
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Display of a 'Lancetilla' mango at the Redland Summer Fruit Festival, Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead, Florida
Genus Mangifera
Hybrid parentage 'Saigon' x 'Mulgoba'
Cultivar 'Lancetilla'
Breeder Wilson Popenoe
Origin Honduras

The Lancetilla mango is a named mango cultivar that originated in Honduras.

History[edit]

The original tree is believed to have been the result of a cross between the 'Saigon' and 'Mulgoba' varieties by Wilson Popenoe, grown on his property in Lancetilla on the north coast of Honduras.[1]

'Lancetilla' was introduced to the United States via south Florida and first received notoriety at the Fairchild Botanical Garden's 2001 mango festival. The tree was promoted as a dooryard variety in Florida due to its excellent disease resistance and flavor, and is now widely sold as nursery stock in the state.

A 'Lancetilla' tree is planted in the collection of the Miami-Dade Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, Florida.[2]

Description[edit]

Display of 'Lancetilla' mangoes at the 15th Annual International Mango Festival, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida.

The fruits are quite large at maturity, averaging around 2 pounds, some even weighing as much as 5 pounds. The skin color is red, and the fruit have a long, flattened oval shape. The flesh is lemon yellow in color, completely fiberless, and has a very sweet flavor. It contains a monoembryonic seed. 'Lancetilla' typically matures from August to September in Florida, making it a late season mango.

Lancetilla trees can be kept at a compact height of around 10 feet with consistent pruning.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 

Coordinates: 15°45′00″N 87°25′00″W / 15.7500°N 87.4167°W / 15.7500; -87.4167