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Sweet Tart

Sweet Tart

وحدة SKU: 000260

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.

Sweet Tart was a seedling of Zill Indochinese (Zinc) selected from the breeding program of Gary Zill in Boynton Beach, FL. Its original planting number was C-1.

The fruit are small, yellow at maturity, with an oval-oblong shape similar to ‘Glenn’. The flesh is medium-firm, fiberless, and orange in color, containing a polyembryonic seed with poor flesh-to-seed ratio.

The flavor is nothing short of amazing, a flavor bomb with intense richness and complexity, its strong tart component like that of a candy that gets balanced out by a big punch of sweetness. As the fruit becomes more ripe, its tart component diminishes as the sweetness becomes cola syrup-like.

The trees are vigorous growers with somewhat vertical growth habit. They have very good anthracnose resistance both at the floral and fruiting stage.

Unfortunately, Sweet Tart trees seem to have trouble achieving full blooms in south Florida, and have particularly struggled to flower as young trees during mild winters. Where they do flower, they set fruit extremely well and may even require thinning to achieve improved fruit size. Fruit splitting can also be a problem for Sweet Tart particularly those grown in the interior, and some issues with uneven ripening have been observed. The trees will likely produce better in cooler cliamtes such as west/central Florida and souther California.

Sweet Tart has on the other hand proven to be very resistant to mango bacterial black spot of the fruit.

It is a mid-season mango ripening from July to August.

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