Mango 'Pickering' (Mangifera indica)
Brittany's favorite mango!
The Pickering Mango is a fast-growing, disease-resistant fruit tree that is a member of the Cashew family, Anacardiaceae and is thought to be a cross between the Carrie and Irwin varieties. It is known as a “condo” mango because it is compact and perfect for small properties or containers. It matures to a size of 10 to 15 feet with a 15-foot canopy spread, but can easily be kept at 6 to 10 feet high in a container. This small, grafted tree will produce fruit at a young age and a small size.
Pickering’s evergreen leaves grow in rosettes on the branches and pinkish-yellow flowers bloom in late winter to early spring. The leathery-skinned fruits mature by midsummer, 4 to 5 months after flowering, and are a blend of green, yellow, blushing pink, and purplish hues. On average, they weigh from 0.75 to 1.5 lbs. Inside, the yellow-orange pulp is firm and creamy, with little or no fiber. It is extremely sweet and juicy, with a delightful coconut-mango, or piña colada flavor.
The fruits are a rich source of vitamins and minerals with antioxidant properties that boost the immune system and promote heart, skin, hair, and digestive health. They can be eaten out-of-hand or added fresh to fruit salads, garden salads, smoothies and ice cream. The possibilities are endless with this amazing fruit!
Mangoes generally are not fussy about their soil as long as it’s well-draining. It grows best in full sun and requires moderate moisture. Pickering mangoes are hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11 with some frost protection until well established.
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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