MANGO – GLENN

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COMMON NAME Glenn Mango
BOTANICAL NAME Mangifera indica ‘Glenn’
HEIGHT 15′ to 20’+
WIDTH 15′ to 20′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 300 years
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 30° F, cover to protect foliage the day before a freeze, and then uncover once freeze dissipates.
SOIL TYPE Well drained
WATERING REQUIREMENTS Newly planted trees should receive water three times a week for 1 month, then water once a week for the next 2 months. Water the tree during hot months, especially periods of drought. Avoid over-watering and causing soggy soil.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium, once roots are established.
SALT TOLERANCE Medium
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun
FERTILIZING Sparingly apply fertilizer once or twice just before flowering, and once or twice after fruit harvest. For young trees, use a slow release 10-20-20. For mature trees, use a 6-6-6 or a 5-8-10. Magnesium should also be applied at least once a year. Halt fertilizing in the Winter, then begin again in the Spring. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves and trunk. Water before and after applying fertilizer.
FLOWER Showy, erect, red-stemmed branches bear pyramidal flower cluster panicles with several hundred small flowers. Pollination is carried out by flies, wasps, and bees. Flowers are tiny with 5 petals, and are white, yellow, or red.
MONTH OF COLOR December to April
FRUIT Oval to oblong, 0.5 lb to 1.5 lbs. Exterior is thin, tough, and yellow when ripe. Fruit surface develops red to orange blush when in the.sun, and stays yellow in the shade. Fiberless with a rich, sweet flavor and a pleasant aroma. Matures from early June to early July
TOXICITY Sap from the trunk and branches are a potential skin irritant. People rarely have an allergy to mangoes. Flowers emit a volatile substance, causing allergic and respiratory problems for some people. Mango wood should never be used in fireplaces or for cooking fuel, as its smoke is highly irritant.
COMMENTS A shorter variety of mango tree. Moderate disease resistance with good sized fruit crop. Originates from a Saigon mango seed planted in Miami, Florida, in 1940. Trees can stay short with regular pruning.
PRICE 45 gal. $250, 30 gal.. $175, 15 gal. $125, 7 gal. $75, 3 gal. $55