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Van Dyke

Van Dyke

SKU: 000277

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.

The Van Dyke mango was a seedling of Haden planted in the 1930s on the property of Madeline Van Dyke, first fruiting in the 1940s. The tree was seen as more productive and anthracnose resistant than Haden giving it some commercial potential. In the 1950s nurseries began to graft it and Van Dyke was planted commercially, eventually being introduced overseas. 


The fruit are small-to-medium-sized, oval-shaped with a small beak, and tend to turn red well before maturity, developing some yellow background color as they turn ripe. The flesh is yellow, firm, with a minor amount of fiber, containing a monoembryonic seed. The flavor is sweet, medium-bodied and peachy, belonging to the classic-group and tasting nearly identical to Haden. In fact, we often recommend Van Dyke to customers seeking Haden fruit when they aren't available because the flavor is so similar. At times in high-nitrogen soils the fruit can develop jelly seed and because of this should be allowed to ripen off the tree. In our sandy soil Van Dyke doesn't seem to have this problem.


The trees are very vigorous growers with long internodes, having an upright growth habit with very open canopy, and are not easy to control for size.


They have reasonably good anthracnose resistance especially compared to Haden, and can produce well in most areas. They are probably at worst moderately prone to bacterial black spot of the fruit.


Van Dyke has a slightly later season, ripening from late June through July. The tree has been a consistently good producer for us.


Flavor: Classic

Country: Florida  - USA

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