This mango originated in Goulds, FL in the 1940s on the property of the Torbert family, and is sometimes erroneously spelled ‘Torbet’ or ‘Tolbert’. It was most likely a ‘Haden’ seedling and received some attention from the Fairchild Garden fruit program due to the tree's manageable growth habit.
The fruit is small-to-medium-sized, with a roundish shape like Haden but smaller, developing yellow color with red blush at maturity. The flesh is firm, yellow, with some fiber content, containing a polyembryonic seed. The flavor is kind of mild, and in the classic Florida group.
Torbert is an early season mango ripening from June to July. It had good anthracnose resistance and fruited well in humid Loxahatchee. However, in West Palm Beach we found it to be highly prone to bacterial black spot and top-worked the tree in 2018.
Country: Florida - USA