top of page

Tree shipping Disclaimer

Tree Shipping is NOT FREE. Be aware if you elect to have your tree shipped, that we will invoice you for the shipping cost of the tree at the time it is ready to ship. If you’d like an estimate on the cost, please email us and we’ll be happy to supply you with a quote. Due to quirks in our platform we aren’t able to remove the “free shipping“ language.

Tommy Atkins

Tommy Atkins

SKU: 000267

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.

Tommy Atkins was a seedling of Haden planted in 1922 and selected in Ft. Lauderdale, FL by Thomas H. Atkins.


Atkins submitted his mango to the Variety Committee of the Florida Mango Forum on multiple occasions but it was rejected due its fiber content and flavor. He was convinced of its commercial value however due to its spectacular color, good size, shelf life and very heavy production and succeeded at convincing growers in Dade county to plant it. Indeed Tommy Atkins proved itself to be an efficient commercial variety, and it was introduced to Latin America where it became the primary mango of commercial trade in the Western Hemisphere, a title it still holds today.

For this reason it is commonly found in the produce section of major supermarkets.


The fruit are oval-shaped, medium-to-large in size, with a crimson red blush and green/yellow background color. The flesh is yellow, very firm, moderately fibrous, and contains a monoembryonic seed. The flavor is in the classic group and fairly mild to most. Though it has earned a poor reputation thanks to bad quality commercially imported fruit, locally grown Tommy Atkins are much better than their store-bought counterparts.


The trees are vigorous growers, with a vertical growth habit and open canopy, and are difficult to control in size. They have very good anthracnose resistance and will produce well, even under marginal conditions. 


The fruit are at least somewhat susceptible to bacterial spot and rot fungi, the extent to which is still being determined.


Tommy Atkins is a mid-season variety in Florida, ripening from late-June through July.


Flavor: Classic

Country: Florida - USA

bottom of page