Tebow Mango Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 9 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11

$99.99

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Description

The Tebow Mango Tree was initially developed by David Sturrock in West Palm Beach, 1972. Tebow is a cross between two Mangoes: Edward and Kent. The Tebow Mango Tree combines the large yields of the Kent Mango Tree with the high quality flesh of the Edward variety to make a champion mango worthy of the tree’s namesake, football legend Tim Tebow. The Tebow Mango Tree produces pale yellow, pink blushed, one-pound fruits that are juicy, sweet, and completely fiberless.

Tebow Mango Trees grow mid to late season fruit that ripens from July through August.
Tebow Mango Trees reach heights of 15 to 20 feet, and spreads of about 18 feet. They are suggested for in-ground growing within USDA Zones 9 to 11, or in pots in colder locations. These tropical fruit trees like well drained, sandy loam soil and plenty of water and fertilizer. Plant a Tebow Mango Tree in your garden and score a tropical fruit touchdown.

Tebow Mango Tree Care

In USDA Growing Zones 9 to 11, plant your Tebow Mango Tree in the ground in a spot that gets 6 or more hours of direct sunlight daily. Be sure that the ground drains well and avoid planting the Tebow Mango in any area prone to standing water. Young Tebow Mango Trees may make a few blooms, but fruit will usually fall off if the trees are younger than 3 years. After 3 to 5 years in the ground, Tebow Mango Trees will begin to reliably bloom and produce fruit each year.

Tebow Mango Trees can only withstand brief periods of temperatures below forty degrees, and they will not tolerate frost or freezing conditions. In cold areas, grow Tebow Mango Trees in large pots and bring them indoors or into a warm, well-lit garage over winter time. Prune Tebow Mango Trees in winter after all fruit has been picked. Do not cut out the interior branches. Rather, trim the top and sides of the trees so that light can penetrate the tree canopy and produce more blooms and fruit.

Mango Harvesting and Uses

Tebow Mango Trees bloom in spring and produce mature fruits from mid July through August. Ripe Tebow Mangos develop a pink blush over their smooth yellow skins. Allow the harvested fruit to soften over a day or two and refrigerate peeled and sliced mango for a day. The pink blush on Tebow Mangoes is slight, and once the mangoes are a mature size of five to seven inches long and about one pound, they can be picked even if no blush is visible.

Ripe mango is usually eaten fresh, added to fruit salads, and blended into smoothies. Peeled and sliced mango can also be frozen in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Once the slices have frozen, they can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for several months. In some Asian and tropical island cuisines mangoes are cooked into rice, added to soups, and baked with fish.

Advice

Tebow Mango Trees will perform at their best in full-sun where they get at least six hours of sun each day in spring and summer. Give each tree 12 to 15 feet of room on all sides for airflow and to access the tree for pruning and harvesting. Keep the ground under the tree free of grass and weeds. A 3-inch layer of mulch can be added to control weeds and retain soil moisture. Apply raked leaves, grass clippings, or woodchip mulch at any time, and increase mulch depth to 6-inches in late fall and through winter to help insulate surface roots.

Tebow Mango Trees can be fertilized every three months as long as there are no blooms on the tree. Apply fertilizer formulated for mango or citrus trees, and water in well. Adjust the amounts based on tree size and fertilizer manufacturer directions. Do not over-fertilize mango trees, and avoid fertilizers with high nitrogen percentages, such as lawn fertilizers. Mango Trees can also benefit from fungicide spray applied in early spring before blooms appear.

FAQs

How often should I prune my Tebow Mango Tree?

Tebow Mango Trees do not require pruning to produce fruit. However, you can prune them after all fruit is picked but before new blooms appear. In most locations, February is a good time to Prune Tebow Mangoes.

Will a Tebow Mango seed grow a Tebow Mango Tree?

While a Tebow Mango Seed will grow a tree, the quality of fruit will be unknown for the 5 to 7 years it takes for the tree to make fruit. A grafted tree from a respected nursery is the best way to obtain and grow a Tebow Mango Tree.

Can Tebow Mango Trees take cold temperatures?

Tebow Mango Trees can survive short periods of low temperatures below 40ºF, but freezing climates can damage fruit, leaves, and trees.

How long will a picked Mango last?

Mangoes are best eaten within a few days of picking once the fruit yields to a gentle squeeze. A peeled mango can be refrigerated for a day or two, and frozen fruit will last for months.