This mango was selected in 1948 by Ed. P Davis, a mango grower in Miami, FL. It was most likely a seedling of ‘Haden’ as were many selections made during this time period. ( It should *not* be confused with “Fairchild Ruby”, a name conferred on the Zill J-12 which is a different variety) As the name suggests, the Ruby fruit have eye-catching color, turning a bright red with some yellow background color.
Sometimes they can be solid red. They have an oval-ovate shape and are usually kind of small, usually weighing less than a pound. The flesh is medium-firm, yellow, with scanty fiber, containing a monoembryonic seed. The flavor is squarely in the mild-classic Florida group, comparable to the like of Haden and Irwin.
The trees are low-medium growers, with spreading canopy. They possess decent anthracnose resistance and even fruited in Loxahatchee Groves for us.
Ruby is a mid-season variety in south Florida and ripens from late-June into July most years. Thus far we would grade it as moderately prone to bacterial spot and rot fungi.
Country: Florida - USA