Friday, January 9, 2009

Zill

Twice, in 2007 and 2008, I have told you about my absolute favorite Zill mango. 'Zill' is a Haden seedling propagated in Lake Worth , Florida in 1940. The fruits, smaller than Hadens, are born in clusters and have a tendancy to ripen all at the same ime. The flesh is firm, juicy, and has a very pleasant aroma. The flavor is sweet having just a hint of pineapple. The fruits ripen from June to early July. Here it is "in heat." I'll show you this tree with hanging mangoes in May - June of this year, unless the squirrels and birds get them all (or my neighbors) before I can have a chance to get a nice photo.

Haden seedling

2 comments:

B Squared said...

I enjoyed your photos and comments so much I started my own. I always learn something from you.

Bill
http://ftlpd.blogspot.com

TOG said...

The mango bloom is the best I have seen in the last 20 years. Now if we don't get a cold spell (below 40f) we should get a good crop.