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Carrie

Carrie

SKU : 00054

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.

Carrie was a seedling of Sophie Frey, and a grandchild of the Julie mango. It was selected by the Zill family in the 1940s from a field planting intended for rootstock in the Boynton/Delray Beach area of Florida and named after Carrie Zill, Laurence Zill's mother.

The Carrie had a very unique strong flavor that made it very popular among those who appreciated it. Today it has a major following by people from India who liken it to the Alphonso, as well as people from the West Indies who enjoy its pronounced spice component in the flavor.

 

Americans tend to be divided on it, with some regarding it as their favorite and others finding the flavor too medicinal and overpowering. The fruit itself is small-to-medium sized, oval shaped and only yellow at maturity; when grown inland it often stays green when ripe. Its an early season mango generally ripening from May to July.

 

The fruit do not ripen well when harvested early and should be allowed to soften while on the tree for optimal flavor. They must then immediately be harvested and consumed within approximately 48 hours, after which they become overripe and objective. The fruit is also extremely soft, bruising very easily and making them difficult to handle or ship.

 

Once considered very fungus resistant, we have found that Carrie is susceptible to newer strains of anthracnose particularly in marginal growing areas in the interior of Florida when flowering and setting fruit. The trees can also have a tendency to produce bad ratios of male flowers, limiting fruit set and yield some years particularly on younger trees. On the positive side, Carrie appears very resistant to bacterial spot and rot diseases.

 

Due to its drawbacks, We no longer are planting Carrie but do have a number of trees in production. Good alternatives for those seeking Carrie when its unavailable are the Angie, Super Julie, Ugly Betty, or Juliett

Carrie trees have a low-to-moderate vigor growth habit with spreading, very dense canopy. Sometimes you will see people refer to them as "dwarf" trees but in our experience they are not dwarf when grafted to most rootstocks.

 

Flavor: Indian-Alphonso

Country: Florida-USA

 

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