Cogshall Mango Tree Professionally Grafted, Mangifera indica
The original Cogshall tree grew from a seed planted in Pine Island, Florida. For decades the parentage of Cogshall was unknown, until a 2005 pedigree analysis estimated that Haden was the parent. The tree first fruited in the 1940s and in 1950 a specimen was planted for observation at the University of Florida's Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC ) in Homestead, Florida. Despite having good eating characteristics, color, and disease resistance, the cultivar did not become a popular commercially adapted mango due to its soft flesh and thin skin. However, the Cogshall began receiving attention after being recommended by such horticulturalists as Dr. Richard Campbell of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Since then it has become a more commonly carried nursery stock tree in Florida due to its small growth habit.
The fruit is oblong and averages just under a pound in weight. At maturity it has a yellow background color with significant crimson blush covering the skin. The flesh is fiberless, soft and juicy, with a yellow color and sweet flavor, containing a monoembryonic seed. The fruit ripens from June to July in Florida.
The tree is noted for its small growth habit, due to having considerably shorter internodes compared to other mango trees. Trees can grow over 20 feet if allowed to do so, but are often kept well under 10 feet in height with regular pruning. The tree remains productive at this height and has been labeled as a "dwarf" mango by some, suitable for container growing.
Easily maintained at 6 - 8’ while still reliably producing a good size crop.
Beautiful fruit, color is an eye-catching yellowish-orange, overlaid with a brilliant crimson blush.
The soft, completely fibreless flesh has an excellent rich, spicy and aromatic flavor.
Good tolerance to fungal diseases.
The fruit is not available commercially outside of South Florida, and even within this region it is extremely difficult to find.
Mangoes are incredibly low maintenance. The saying "less is more" definitely applies to this amazing fruit tree !
Grown from seed most mango trees will not yield predictable fruit or tree characteristics. Grafting affords the likelihood of fruit production in the first few years versus of waiting up to 10 years or more for a seedling to produce. Grafting also guarantees your tree will grow and produce fruit true to its desired cultivar retaining all desirable characteristics.
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