COMMERCIAL FLORIDA MANGO CULTIVARS
Florida is the source of numerous mango (Mangifera indica L.) cultivars, many of which have become important commercial export mangos throughout the world. Morphological descriptions, strengths and weaknesses, shipping and handling characteristics and other outstanding attributes that influence the commercial possibilities of Florida mangos are discussed. The cultivars discussed are broken into five groups roughly based on the volume of production presently in Florida. Group 1 includes the cultivars produced in the largest volume; 'Tommy Atkins', 'Keitt', and 'Van Dyke'. Group 2 contains 'Palmer' and 'Irwin', which are still produced in substantial volumes, followed closely by 'Kent' and 'Golden Nuggets', which constitute Group 3. Group 4 is composed of 'Haden', which is produced in appreciable volume in Florida due to existing older orchards. Group 5 includes the minor commercial cultivars 'Brooks', 'Davis-Haden', 'Edward', 'Glenn', 'Fascell', 'Lippens', 'Parvin', 'Sensation', 'Smith', and 'Zill'.
Campbell, R. J. and Campbell, Carl W. (1993). COMMERCIAL FLORIDA MANGO CULTIVARS. Acta Hortic. 341, 55-59
Mangifera indica, mango, germplasm, fruit quality, cultivar