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Pettigrew

Pettigrew

وحدة SKU: 000335

IMPORTANT READ BEFORE Make your Grafting Request Order

Spring Grafted Trees should be ready the following Fall. Deadline is May 01

Late Summer & Fall Grafted Trees should be ready the following Spring. Deadline is October 01

 

A Pre-Order Grafting Request is an order for us to produce the specific tree that we don't currently have available in stock. We must graft the tree and then it must go through a multi-month process to heal and grow. Only Once the small tree has completed two flushes of growth since it was grafted do we consider it ready to leave our nursery.

Pettigrew was selected in Palma Sola, Bradenton, FL and 'Mulgoba' was likely one of its parents based on DNA analysis, physical features and the fact that Mulgoba trees were present in that part of Florida around the time of its selection. Its year of selection and who specifically discovered it isn't clear, but it was described by David Fairchild as early as 1934. It was promoted by Asa Pillsbury, and later sent to Laurence Zill, who took some interest in it due to its unique flavor. It has the distinction of being on the of the likely parents of the 'Gary' mango, from which many exciting new Florida mangos can trace parentage. The Pettigrew family, after whom the mango was named, still resided in Bradenton many decades later.

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. Here along the coast they can turn completely yellow sometimes however. The flesh is very pale-colored, firm, fiberless, and, when properly ripened, has an exquisite coconut flavor with citrus back notes. The seed is monoembryonic and often germinates within the fruit.

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. Tree ripened specimens tend to be poor, but fruit harvested mature-green can ripen well and sometimes taste excellent. 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 quite low and spreading, and the canopy is dense with very thin distinctive leaves that resemble peach tree foliage, similar to that found on Ice Cream mango. Pettigrew is a later mid-season variety ripening from July to August.

Flavor: Coconut

Country: Florida - USA

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