Hatcher was a hybrid between ‘Haden’ and ‘Brooks’ planted by John Hatcher of Lantana, FL in the 1930s. The fruit was touted for being a mid-season mango that bridged the gap between Haden and Brooks, with large size, good flesh-to-seed ratio and fiberless flesh.
The fruit are round, can exceed 2 pounds, and develop a pastel red blush color. The flavor is of the classic-group, the notes of peach and stone fruit. They have a monoembryonic seed.
The trees tend to be alternate bearers but produce heavily in “on” years. Hatcher has been found to be highly prone to rot fungi, now frequently losing a majority of its crop to this new disease. We no longer recommend its planting, and have topworked both of our Hatcher trees already because of this problem.
The fruit mature from July to August.
Country: Florida - USA