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Florigon

Florigon

وحدة SKU: 00095

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.

Florigon was the result of a home hybridization project by John Kaiser of Ft. Lauderdale, FL , who was once the police chief there. Kaiser planted different seeds of Saigon mangos and selected one seedling that likely had Haden as pollinating parent which fruited in 1936. He named this seedling the "Florigon", a combination of the words "Florida" and "Saigon".  The variety received a minor amount of attention via the Florida mango forum and even received some commercial plantings in the 1950s before being largely forgotten for decades, until being revived again in the 1990s as a backyard tree.

The fruit are small-to-medium sized, typically under a pound in weight, are yellow and ovate in shape, with a yellow soft and fiberless flesh that has a mild-sweet  Indochinese hybrid-type flavor. Heavy rainfall can wash out Florigon's flavor, but during dry weather they are very pleasant tasting fruit. The seed is large and polyembryonic, and the flesh to seed ratio isn't great compared to other mangos.

 

The trees are medium vigorous growers with open canopies and somewhat vertical growth habit. They have *outstanding* anthracnose resistance, and routinely fruited for us under heavy disease pressure in Loxahatchee Groves even when they were not sprayed. Florigon is also very resistant to mango bacterial black spot and rot fungi diseases. Due to its exceptional disease resistance, it is a variety to consider growing in very marginal, humid interior areas of Florida and wet parts of Hawaii.

 

The trees are good producers as well. Florigon is an early-season mango and typically ripens from May through June in south Florida.

 

 

Flavor: Indochinese hybrid

Country: Florida-USA

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