Sunrise was a Jakarta seedling from the breeding program of Gary Zill in Boynton Beach, FL (planting # 25-28).
The fruit are oval-shaped, medium-sized, and turn a yellow-orange color with green background at maturity. The flesh is yellow, fiberless, firm, and contains a monoembryonic seed. The flavor is very rich, resinous, and spice-noted, comparable to Bombay and Jakarta, very much belonging in the Indian/West Indian-flavor group. Sunrise is one of our favorite varieties to belong to this group!
The trees are very vigorous growers with upright growth habit and dense canopy. They seem to have good anthracnose resistance and fruit well in Loxahatchee, possibly being a good alternative for people wanting to grow Jakarta or Bombay under more humid conditions.
However, Sunrise may have other disease problems according to reports, so it may no longer be grafted.Our tree has been disease-free though and we have considered adding more Sunrise trees to our program.
It is a mid-season mango in Florida ripening from late-June through July.
Flavor: Indian/West Indian
Country: Florida - USA