Author Topic: Is this a Sugarloaf Mango Tree?  (Read 461 times)

Johnny Eat Fruit

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 301
    • So. California, Huntington Beach. Zone 10b
    • View Profile
Is this a Sugarloaf Mango Tree?
« on: December 28, 2021, 04:03:25 PM »
I purchased this mango tree several months ago from a seller on eBay from Florida. He indicated this Sugarloaf was grafted by a friend and he sells them at a local flea market. The seller claims the grafter is very reputable and had a high level of confidence this tree was indeed a sugarloaf.

Based on the photo and the flower formation can someone tell me if this looks like a Sugarloaf (E-4)?

Even in my greenhouse, this small tree is flowering but it does get cold (40-50F) at night. Interesting this is my only mango tree that is flowering so robustly in late December. I plan on using this tree as grafting material in 2022 on older more established mango trees already in the ground.

Thanks

Johnny


Sugarloaf Mango Tree

achetadomestica

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2040
    • FLORIDA 9b
    • View Profile
Re: Is this a Sugarloaf Mango Tree?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2021, 04:25:42 PM »
I don't think anyone can tell you what it is
Sugarloaf doesn't have any unique characteristics that could determine
100%. Unfortunately we all have purchased trees that didn't end up being
what we wanted even from "reputable" dealers. Ebay also doesn't have the
best reputation. Do you know the seller on Ebay? Even if you do, you were
told someone else grafted it. The good news is there is plenty of budwood
available for sugarloaf and hopefully it is a grafted sugarloaf.

RodneyS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 735
  • Cerritos, CA (Zone 11a)
    • View Profile
Re: Is this a Sugarloaf Mango Tree?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2021, 04:34:43 PM »
I have a Sugarloaf, from a graft of a scion from tropicalacresfarms.  It it also flowering.  I have it outside, w/o a greenhouse

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk