Mango 'Haden' (Mangifera indica)

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A radiant flush of red saturated the world of tropical fruit, and it’s all because of Haden Mango (Mangifera indica). The gold-red glow of Haden mango is a symbol of luck, which sums up the way this hybrid variety came along. It was a happy accident. No mango varieties showed this red color or near-perfect roundness before. It became the global standard for commercial production, and now 80 percent of the mango industry is Haden. The original tree from which ‘Haden’ Mango came from is still located in Miami, Florida. You could say it’s the American tropical agricultural ambassador to the world. 

Mango species are popular trees in the subtropical Southern home landscape. The glossy evergreen foliage of mango trees makes for a beautiful, shady canopy that requires little upkeep.  Haden Mango trees will reach mature heights of 20-30 feet tall with a canopy spread of about 14-16 feet wide.  Haden mango produces nearly-symmetrical round fruits, which appear green at first, and mature into a deep red shade.

Pick, peel, and eat Haden mangoes freshly off the tree! How can you tell when a mango fruit is ready to harvest? Your nose will know! You should be able to smell a sweet, piney aroma from mango fruit before plucking it off the tree.

Plant Type
Tropical / Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Mid to late Summer

In the early spring, Mangifera indica blossoms with clusters of flower spikes, and fruits mature over a matter of months, giving way to delicious juicy oblong fruits just in time for summer. 

Mature Size
The mature size of a mango tree really depends on the variety of mango. Dwarf Mango varieties (aka condo mangoes) can be dwarfed in planters and max out at around 6-10 feet, whereas some mango varieties reach upwards of 20-40 ft tall. A mango tree's canopy spread will be almost as wide as the height of the tree. 

Soil & Moisture
Mango trees prefer neutral to slightly acidic soil that is well-draining, rocky, sandy, high, and dry. It requires moderate moisture throughout the year with more watering throughout flowering and fruiting season and less during the winter. Mango trees will generally grow well in many soil types as long as there is good drainage.

Light Requirements
Full Sun

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Fast

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11 (frost protection until established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+

There is some slight variation of cold tolerance depending on variety. Dwarf varieties of mango trees are really well-suited for containers and can easily be brought indoors during the winter.

Propagation
Our Mango trees are grafted and ready to produce within 1 or 2 years.

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Benefits of Growing Mango

Mangoes, known in Ayurveda medicine as the king of fruits, are rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene, a pigment responsible for the yellow-orange color of the fruit. Beta-carotene is just one of many antioxidants found in mangoes. Mangoes are also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin B, Vitamin and Potassium.

Traditionally, mango tree wood is also extremely useful as well and often used in the making of musical instruments. 

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