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Gold Nugget

Gold Nugget

وحدة SKU: 000105

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.

Gold Nugget was selected in the 1980s and named by Edward Mitchel, a commercial mango grower in Miami, FL. It was a seedling of unrecorded origin growing on property owned by a friend of the Mitchells. Ed Mitchell later patented the variety in 1990, making it one of the few patented Florida mangos. The patent expired in 2010.

 

It was likely a Kent seedling, and its season mimicks Kent, occurring from late July into August.  The fruit is oval shaped and turns a yellow-orange color at maturity. The flesh is orange, firm, and has a somewhat mild but good classic flavor. It contains a monoembryonic seed.

 

The trees are low-vigour and spreading in growth habit, and they fruit fairly consistently and heavily, and the fruit have good shelf life.

Gold Nugget has displayed good resistance to mango bacterial black spot and rot compared to other Brooks descendants. It is prone to anthracnose of the fruit at maturity which can give the fruit an uglied appearance, but at the floral stage it hasn't been fungal prone for us.

We sometimes feel Gold Nugget has been overlooked by history and may deserve more consideration and propagation than it has received in the last 30+ years, particularly in an era where formerly standard bearing-late season mangos like Kent and Keitt have lost favor here due to bacterial black spot.

 

Flavor:  Classic

Country: Florida - USA

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