Piva is from South Africa, where it has been used as a rootstock that is capable of dwarfing some cultivars, including a number of Florida-types.
It is a red-colored fruit, small-to-medium in size, and produces beautiful inflorescence. The flesh is yellow and fiberless. The flavor is in the classic group and fairly mild with some earthiness, and is comparable to Irwin. The seed is polyembryonic.
True to its reputation, the Piva tree has been a slow grower. It has produced very well, and hasn't encountered problems with disease yet. It is a mid-season mango here, maturing in late June through July.
Country: South Africa