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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.



SKU: 000288

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.

This mango was a chance seedling selected by the Zill family in Boynton Beach, FL decades ago and has been speculated to be a cross between Palmer and Tommy Atkins. A USDA pedigree analysis estimated Keitt as a likely parent, to whom it bears no resemblance. Regardless of parentage though, Zillate was propagated to some degree by the Zill nursery but discontinued due to uneven ripening issues. The fruit are medium-to-large, oblong in shape and develop a deep purple color long before reaching maturity, much like Palmer. They turn red with yellow background color as they begin to ripen. The flesh is yellow, firm, with minimal fiber and contains a monoembryonic seed. The flavor is quite good, particularly for a late season mango. It belongs in the classic flavor group and has notes of dried stone fruit with honeyed sweetness. As mentioned, the flesh can sometimes ripen unevenly, though this hasn?t been a major issue with ours. The fruit has good anthracnose resistance but is highly susceptible to mango bacterial black spot and rot fungi, to such a degree that we finally decided to begin topworking the tree after the 2019 season.

The trees have a spreading growth habit with open canopy and long internodes. Ours is considerably wider than it is tall. They are moderately vigorous growers, and can be heavy producers. Zillate ripens from late July through August. As of 2020 we have finished top-working it and took it out of production. We have since allowed part of the canopy to return in order to graft trees from it again for those who want to grow Zillate.

Flavor: Classic Country: Florida - USA

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