Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lonesome Valencia Pride

This is a Valencia Pride mango tree. The original tree was reportedly grown from a Haden mango seed planted in 1937 that fruited the first time in 1941. Later, a 2005 pedigree analysis confirmed that 'Haden' was indeed the parent of 'Valencia Pride'. The flesh is sweet, aromatic, firm, and fiberless. The tree is a vigorous large grower and is an excellent shade tree that produces very desirable fruits. It has one of the finest flavors of all of the late season varieties. The fruit ripens July to August. I should have tried to pick this one. Now I look back with immense regret!

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