Pettigrew was selected in Palma Sola, Bradenton, FL and was likely a seedling of ‘Mulgoba’. It was promoted by Asa Pillsbury, and sent to Laurence Zill, who took some interest in its due to its unique flavor. It has the distinction of being on the of parents of the ‘Gary’ mango, from which many exciting new Florida mangos can trace parentage.
The fruit are medium-sized, oval shaped often with a raised ventral shoulder, and tend to be greenish-yellow at maturity, solid green when grown inland. The flesh is pale-colored, firm, fiberless, and, when properly ripened, has an exquisite coconut flavor with citrus back notes. The seed is monoembryonic.
Unfortunately Pettigrew has a strong tendency towards uneven ripening for many; we have had excellent fruit from ours and nasty, rancid tasting ones as well.
The fruit has good anthracnose resistance, but the trees produce too many male flowers and consequently have a reputation for being shy bearers. The growth habit is low, spreading, with very thin distinctive leaves that resemble peach tree foliage.
Pettigrew is a mid-season variety ripening from July to August.
Country: Florida - USA