Mango 'Mallika' (Mangifera indica)
The Mallika is a highly productive, semi-dwarf “condo” mango with excellent disease resistance and exceptionally sweet, aromatic fruit. It was developed in India as a cross between the ‘Neelum’ and ’Dasheri’ varieties.
This 10-15 foot high tree makes an attractive addition to a warm, southern property or as a container tree in cooler regions. Mallika blooms in late winter to early spring and the fruits ripen in June-July or about 100 days after flowering. When ripe, the 10-20 oz., elongated fruits turn yellow with a red blush. It is recommended to pick the fruits when they are mature but just before they are fully ripe and allow them to ripen at room temperature out of the sun.
Mallika is one of the best dessert mangos with deep orange, juicy, fiberless flesh that has a delightfully sweet citrus, melon, and honey flavor. It is best eaten fresh but can also be used in smoothies, preserves, chutneys, juices, and ice cream. In addition to their wonderful flavor, Mallika fruits are rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, antioxidants, and dietary fiber, and are known to improve digestion and reduce inflammation.
This small tree thrives in full sun and rich, well-draining soil that is not allowed to completely dry out. It is hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11 with some frost protection until well established. It can be grown easily in a large container.
Tropical / Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree
Late-Spring to Late-Summer, depending on variety
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.
The mature size of a mango tree really depends on the variety of mango. Dwarf Mango varieties (aka condo mangoes like our Pickering Mango) 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.
Outdoors 9-11 (with 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.
Large Pot Size: Grafted and capable to produce within 1-3 years.
X-Large Pot Size: Grafted and capable to produce within 1 year.
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