Peach Cobbler is an interesting mango from the breeding program of Gary Zill in Boynton Beach, FL (planting # O-2), and was a Kent seedling with ‘Gary’ thought to be its pollen parent.
The fruit are round in shape, small-to-medium sized, and stay mostly light green even when ripe, making judging maturity challenging. The flesh is soft, fiberless, and orange in color. The flavor is exceptionally rich, but despite the name, has more of a complex Gary-type citrus flavor and has been extremely popular among those who try it. Unfortunately, the fruit will go overripe if allowed to ripen on the tree and the shelf life seems rather brief.
The tree is a vigorous grower with dense, spreading canopy. They appear to be highly un-precocious, taking years just to flower and have flowered poorly in response to mild winters. Their fruit set has been average and retention unimpressive.
The season is July to August. Due to its issues so far, we can’t recommend Peach Cobbler to home growers in south Florida at this time despite its superb flavor.