Fairchild Garden's favored mango, the Angie, is a small early season tree that has little to no disease issues. Because this tree is only available in the larger 7 gallon pot expect fruit production is less time with with less hassle. The fruit are yellow and orange, the flesh is also orange and fiberless. Considered to be in the classical Indian flavor group, Angie's flavor could be described as blend of sugar, spice, and apricots. The Angie is named after our greatest friend and supporter Angela Whitman. Mrs. Whitman's late husband, Bill Whitman was an avid tropical fruit collector and horticulturalist. He founded the Rare Fruit Council International and was a long benefactor and patron to the Garden, and our Tropical Fruit Pavilion at the Garden bears his name. (Pot size: 7 gallon)
Mango Care: To get the most out of your new mango tree dedicate an area in your yard for it away from other trees and structures. Your new mango wants full sun, the more sun the more fruit you'll have. For the first 30 days you must water your mango tree to get it established, it does not want to be over watered. Look for a flush of leaves in the first month or so, this will tell you it's growing well. Once established mango trees do not want too much water and are drought resistant. You may want to sparingly fertilize at the end of August with a simple 6-6-6 fertilizer. The nitrogen in fertilizer, the first number, will help your tree grow leaves. The second number, phosphorous encourages roots. The third, potassium creates the fruit. In the following years you may only be fertilizing with potassium for a good crop of fruit.
If you'd like to learn more about site selection, planting, proper irrigation, more advanced fertilizing, and pruning for your mango tree please check out the University of Florida's Agricultural Extension office's site on proper home mango care.