We obtained this mango by mistake from a nursery, and its origins are unclear but we speculate that it may have ‘Glenn’ in its parentage.
It is a small oddly shaped fruit, similar in shape to ‘Martin’ with a pot-bellied appearance.
The skin is a solid yellow at maturity, the flesh a light orange color and fiberless, containing a monoembryonic seed. The flavor is in the classic group with dried apricot notes, and bears some similarities to Glenn though perhaps sweeter.
The tree has a spreading growth habit with long wavy leaves that resemble Glenn as well.
The tree flowers easily, and the primary season is from May to June, though we have had April fruit from it twice.
Unfortunately, Mario has proven to be highly susceptible to bacterial black spot of the fruit, calling into question whether we'll continue to grow it. After showing reduced losses in 2019 we have opted to keep the tree as some customers are quite fond of it.
Country: Florida - USA