Orange Essence is an excellent new mango from the breeding program of Gary Zill of Boynton Beach, FL (planting # 40-33). It was a seedling of Kent that may have had Gary as its pollen parent.
The fruit are roundly shaped like Kent, medium sized and turn yellow at maturity. The flesh is fiberless and has a wonderfully and intensely rich Gary-type citrus flavor with terrific sweetness (distinct from the citrus flavor found in Lemon Meringue and its descendents)
It appears to be a mid-season mango ripening from July to August. We planted several Orange Essence trees in 2017 for evaluation.