MANGO – VALENCIA PRIDE

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COMMON NAME Valencia Pride Mango
BOTANICAL NAME Magnifera indica ‘Valencia Pride’
HEIGHT 25’+
WIDTH 20′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 300 years
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 30° F, 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
FERTILIZATION 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 July to August
FRUIT Long, slender, 1lb to 2 lbs. Crimson-blush and yellow exterior, yellow interior. Fruit is nearly fiberless, firm, and juicy with a sweet flavor and aroma. Ripens from July to August.
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 These are among the highest rated mangoes available. Fast growing. Bears fruit at 3 years. Late-season cultivar with consistent fruit production that yields moderately fungus resistant mangoes. If soil is excessively moist, rich, and fertilized, then the tree will respond with more foliage and less flowers and fruit. The original tree was reportedly grown from a Haden mango seed, planted in 1937 on the property of Mrs. Charles Brown in Miami, Florida. Native to southern Asia.
PRICE 45 gal. $250, 30 gal.. $175, 15 gal. $125, 7 gal. $75, 3 gal. $55