Vol 117 (2004): Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society
Krome Memorial Institute (Tropicals)

The 'Torbert' mango

Carl W. Campbell
University of Florida
Published December 1, 2004
Keywords
  • mangifera indica,
  • mango cultivar

Abstract

Commercial mango growers in Florida have traditionally favored heavy-bearing, large trees, which produced large, mild-flavored fruit destined for the United States market. Great changes have occurred in the tropical fruit industry of Florida in recent years, resulting in a significant reduction in the size and number of mango orchards. In the Tropical Fruit Program of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG) there is now emphasis on smaller mango trees and cultivars, which have appeal for many different ethnic groups in the USA and elsewhere. Many mango cultivars, which previously were rejected by commercial growers, are now being evaluated with these changed criteria in mind. The 'Torbert' mango is one such cultivar.