Mango 'Alphonso' (Mangifera indica)

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The amazing golden Alphonso Mango is better known as the King of Mangoes!  Alphonso, native to India and grown mostly throughout the western part of the continent. Alphonso is one of the most expensive mango varieties in the world. It's prized for it's rich, creamy, sweet flavor and non-fibrous texture.  It's juicy flesh has a strong sweet aroma and a delicious tropical flavor with a hint of peach, apricot, and citrus. 

The Alphonso Mango is named after Afonso de Albuquerque, a Portuguese general that helped establish Portuguese colonies in India and introduce the propagation technique of grafting on Mango trees to produce varieties like the Alphonso Mango. 

Alphonso Mango is fast-growing and disease resistant. A dwarf mango variety, it grows up to only 10-15 feet tall, making it easy to grow in a planter and bring indoors over the winter if you live in a northern climate.

Plant Type: 
Tropical / Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: 
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. 

Mature Size: 
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.

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun


Growth Rate: 

Zone Hardiness: 
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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