Zill 36-8 (India/Super Alphonso)
'India' was the name that has been given to 36-8, a seedling of 'Zill-80' from the breeding program of Gary Zill in Boynton Beach, FL. 'Jakarta' may have been its pollen parent. It has since been re-named 'Super Alphonso'.
The fruit is roundly shaped like its maternal parent, and its flavor is somewhat reminiscent of 'Zill-80' as well though perhaps superior and with more of a hint of Indian spice. The fruit does not taste like Alphonso however. 36-8 trees appear to have been steady and heavy producers.
The fruit does not ripen well on the tree, but when harvested mature green and allowed to ripen over the course of 7-10 days or so, the eating quality is excellent.
This mango could have commercial potential if it can prove resistant to the new diseases present in south Florida, which we will be evaluating for going forward. As of 2019 we are not allowed to distribute budwood of this cultivar.
Country: Florida - USA