Rumani is from south India, and is grown on considerable commercial scale there. The fruit have a distinctive round/globular shape like an apple, and look similar to the Florida ‘Cushman’ cultivar.
The fruit turn a solid yellow when ripe, with firm, light yellow-colored fiberless flesh containing a small monoembryonic seed. They are small-to-medium sized. The flavor is very rich and sweet, in the classic flavor group and very enjoyable, somewhat comparable to ‘Edward’.
The trees have a spreading, compact growth habit with dense canopy. Our Rumani has been extremely vigorous.
The tree flowers well, producing a solid white inflorescence and tending to set fruit on the distillate ends of its panicles. In India it is a heavy bearer and regarded as a ‘later’ mango but in Florida it is more mid-season, ripening in July for us.
Despite producing well, we think Rumani is a little too prone to bacterial black spot and rot here.