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Jakarta

Jakarta

SKU : 000129

IMPORTANT READ BEFORE Make your Grafting Request Order

Deadline for Fall 2023 Orders is May 01st/2023.

Orders will be grafted this Spring, and should be ready in the Fall/2023.

A 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.

The Jakarta mango was likely a chance seedling of Kent selected on the property of the Zill family in Boynton Beach, FL several decades ago. It may have had Bombay in its parentage as well based on flavor characteristics. It has no association with Indonesia despite its name, which came from a habit of a Zill family member of calling it by that name. Jakarta was utilized in the breeding project of Gary Zill and is the parent of a number of wonderful selections including Sunrise, Fruit Cocktail, O-15 and Phoenix.

 

The fruit are medium-to-large sized, ovately shaped and develop and orange-red blush at maturity. They lack uniformity in shape more than most mangos. The flesh is fiberless, resinous with many  piney terpenes and spice undertones. It is a strong representation of what we call the Indian/West Indian flavor group. A flavor loved by many from India and the West Indies but at times too strong for the American palate. But we happen to love the flavor. It has a monoembryonic seed.

 

The trees have an earned reputation for fruiting poorly, particularly in the interior where they are very disease-prone. Along the coast they can be steady producers, and anecdotal evidence indicates  cross-pollination compatibility may have a significant influence on Jakarta's production habits.

 

The trees are very vigorous growers with upright, open canopies. Jakarta has a long season in south Florida and can mature from late-May into July. 

 

Flavor:  Indian/West Indian

Country: Florida-USA

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