Karen Michelle was an Edward seedling from the breeding program of Gary Zill of Boynton Beach, FL (planting # 1-15). It was named after the wife of Craig Campbell.
The original tree has reportedly been a very light producer. The fruit are large, ovoid and turn yellow when ripe. The flesh is medium-firm, fiberless and has a rich-sweet balanced classic flavor very similar to Edward, with a touch more sweetness than its parent.
We grafted a tree into Karen Michelle in 2017 to evaluate its production habit. The tree flowered and set fruit in 2019 but did not carry any to maturity. We are optimistic the tree can fruit in 2020 should it flower.
Country: Florida - USA