Indonesian type – originated from a Hawaiian seedling strain, direct descendant of the Manila mango seedling race common in Veracruz State, Mexico. – The fruit is a small, flat, oblong shape, 6 – 12 ounces. This fruit is ripe when deep golden and just when fruit is ready to wrinkle or slightly wrinkled; delicious, very sweet, rich in flavor and close to fiber free.
Captain Haden – 1910, Florida. Originated from Mulgoba seedling, Bombay, India. The fruit is a regular oval, large, 16 – 24 ounces, yellow almost entirely washed over with an orange-red color, mild in flavor with a small amount of fiber.
Indian strain thought to have originated, like the Haden, from a seedling of Mulgoba 1945, Homestead, Florida. The fruit is a large (20- 26 oz.) ovate tapering with slight nose-like protuberance above its tip. Green to orange-yellow as it ripens; firm flesh with a piney sweetness and minimal fiber surrounding the seed area. A late fruiting mango, often available into fall.
Florida 1944. Direct descendant of the Brooks cultivar, derived from the Sandersha seedling. The fruit is a regular oval shape, large 20 – 26 ounces, with plump cheeks, greenish-yellow color with red shoulder. Very rich and sweet with fiber-free flesh (slices clean to the pit – like butter when ripe!) A softer mango, that really should not be put to the squeeze test.
Florida early 1920’s. Mango cultivar developed and grown for commercial export. The fruit is a regular oval, medium to large sized, 12 to 24 ounces, yellowish-orange with deep red to purple blush, thicker skinned, juicy but firm with medium fiber.