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Bennett Alphonso

Bennett Alphonso

SKU: 000328

IMPORTANT READ BEFORE Make your Grafting Request Order

Spring Grafted Trees should be ready the following Fall. Deadline is May 01

Late Summer & Fall Grafted Trees should be ready the following Spring. Deadline is October 01


A Pre-Order Grafting Request is an order for us to produce the specific tree that we don't currently have available in stock. We must graft the tree and then it must go through a multi-month process to heal and grow. Only Once the small tree has completed two flushes of growth since it was grafted do we consider it ready to leave our nursery.

Originally called 'Douglas Bennett's Golden Alphonse', this mango was reportedly discovered by a Parsee merchant in the 18th century, later recognized in the late 1800s as an Alphonso derivative that was thought superior to its parent. The fruit were larger, brighter colored and more productive than the then-established and beloved Alphonso in south India. The flavor may have been considered superior as well. However, only a few of the Golden Alphonse trees were to be found in the area of Mumbai when Douglas Bennett sent the variety to the US, where it was introduced in south Florida by the USDA in Miami in 1902. This first Bennett Alphonso tree sent from India was planted on the property of John and Florence Haden in the Coconut Grove area of Miami. It was first propagated by George Cellon's nursery.


Among many Indian mango introductions made during the early 20th century, Bennett's Alphonso was one of the few found to actually perform satisfactorily in south Florida. Nonetheless, it did not receive widespread propagation and has been essentially relegated only to the major germplasm collections in Miami-Dade county for many decades.


Based on old archived reports, as well as our own success producing quality regular-Alphonso fruit and observing a very productive Bennet tree in Homestead, we were optimistic about trialing it and grafted Bennett Alphonso in West Palm Beach in 2019 for observation. The tree fruited for us in 2021 and has fruited each year since. We subsequently top-worked a second stump into Bennett Alphonso as well.

The fruit is ovately shaped, looking nearly idetnical to the regular Alphonso, developing some pinish red blush at maturity. The flesh is fiberless, soft and yellow. It has a delicious sweet complex and spice-noted flavor. The seed is monoembryonic.


Flavor: Indian-Alphonso


Country: India


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