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Dot

Dot

SKU : 00078

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.

Dot was selected by the Zill family of Boynton Beach, FL and named after Dorothy Zill, wife of Laurence Zill and mother of Walter, Gary and Marlys Zill.

 

Originally it was speculated to be a Carrie seedling, though USDA pedigree analysis estimated it was a progeny from the 'Zill' cultivar, to which it also probably bears more resemblance in terms of shape and ripening traits. It may have been a cross between Dot and Carrie.

 

Dot is known for its exceptionally rich, robust and delicious flavor that many people treasure. Its flavor is unique and difficult to classify by group, though we identify it as classic in flavor. It is ovate in shape and typically yellow at maturity, sometimes with a little pink blush. The fruit are medium-sized, averaging close to or just under a pound in weight. The flesh is yellow, fiberless, very aromatic and contains a monoembryonic seed.

 

The trees are moderately vigorous-to-highly vigorous growers with spreading, open canopy. They tend to be precocious and flower regularly, and are consistent producers. They are highly anthracnose prone though and will not perform well in deeper interior areas. Interestingly, Dot appears to be highly resistant to mango bacterial black spot and rot fungi. The flowers are very prone to powdery mildew however.

 

The fruit are early-to-mid season, and ripen between June and July. Their season tends to be fairly extended compared to most mangos, almost always lasting several months..

 

They must not be allowed to ripen on the tree or will turn overripe and musky, and they will hang on well past peak ripeness if not harvested on time. They are best picked as soon as they show a small amount of yellow color break. But a properly ripened Dot is truly incredible to taste! It is among the finest tasting mangos we grow.

 

Flavor: Classic

Country: USA

 

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