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Sugarloaf/Zill E-4

Sugarloaf/Zill E-4

SKU : 000259

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.

This mango was an Edward seedling from the breeding program of Gary Zill in Boynton Beach, FL. Either 'Gary' or 'Pettigrew' may have been its pollen parent, though Pettigrew seems likely due to physiological traits.

The fruit are rather ugly, obliquely oval in shape with a greenish-yellow color at maturity. The flesh is light yellow, soft, fiberless, and can sometimes ripen unevenly.  On the underripe side the flavor is pineapple-esque, while on the ripe-er side is an incredible coconut explosion with a strong dessert-like sweetness. We think it tastes like the inside of a Mounds candy bar. The seed is polyembryonic and often aborted inside the husk.

We have planted several trees and top worked other trees into E-4 for further evaluation. The growth habit is low-to-moderate and spreading, with open canopy. The trees often flower more than once during winter and when young, have a tendency to produce too many male flowers. They normally outgrow this habit to some degree with age.

In 2018, it was given the name 'Sugarloaf' by Gary Zill, a reference to Sugar Loaf pineapple.

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