MANGO – VAL-CARRIE

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COMMON NAME Val-Carrie Mango
BOTANICAL NAME Mangifera ‘Val-Carrie’
HEIGHT 20’+
WIDTH 20′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 300 years
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE cover the day before a freeze.
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 Green unripe, light yellow and medium sized ripe. Early season mango, ripe from June to July.
COMMENTS This mango species is a cross between ‘Valencia Pride’ and ‘Carrie’. The fruit has a strong aroma and flavor, similar to ‘Carrie’, though sweeter and spicier. The fruit have good anthracnose and bacterial spot resistance, with a better shelf life than ‘Carrie’. Trees are moderate, steady producers with medium growth habits in Florida.
PRICE 45 gal. $250, 30 gal.. $175, 15 gal. $125, 7 gal. $75, 3 gal. $55