Originally from Florida, the Pickering mango has the texture of a José mango and the appearance of an American mango. Developed by a nurseryman of Saint-Philippe on Reunion Island, this new variety without fibers is juicy with a slightly caramelized taste and it weighs between 300 and 600 grams.
Nurseryman Samuel Constancy discovered it 8 years ago in the yard of one of his clients and decided to cultivate it. From the old mango tree considered as the mother plant, he collects small buds to make grafts.
“It was selected for its agronomic aspects with a compact growth so the trees are not too big, easy to maintain and they can be cultivated in orchards. They are resistant to a number of diseases. In terms of productivity, they have an interesting yield,” explains Samuel.
For the moment, more than 1,000 plants are already on the market and 200 should be added soon. As for the fruit, they are not on the market yet but should arrive by the end of the year.