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Mango 'Haden'

Mangifera indica 'Haden'

Also known as

Mango

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

Min

8m

Flowering

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A photo of Mango 'Haden'
A photo of Mango 'Haden'

Overview

Haden mango trees are large tropical trees with dark-green glossy leaves and large oval fruits that are ​sweet and more fibrous than other variants. Not only is the fruit of the 'Haden' variant more fibrous than other variants, but the tree generally yields more fruit. The fruit is eye catching having a deep yellow base with a crimson blush. The flesh has a full juicy sweet flavor, and it is known to be of excellent eating quality. This plant is not only cultivated for culinary purposes, but also has various health benefits.

Common problems

The fruit is susceptible to spotting caused by a fungus, stem-end rot, ​and root rot. Fruit flies, mango seed weevils, Sternochetus (Cryptorhynchus) mangiferae and S. gravis, are major pests.

    Harvesting

    Haden mangoes ripen during April and May, these can be hand picked​ or picked with clippers as soon as they are ripe.

    Propagation

    Seed

    Sowing time - Spring/Summer; Spacing - 4-6m; Germination time - 1-3months. Germination rate and vigor of seedlings are highest when seeds are taken from fruits that are fully ripe, not still firm.

    Cuttings

    Cuttings, even when treated with growth regulators, are only 40% successful. Best results are obtained with cuttings of mature trees, ringed 40 days before detachment, treated, and rooted under mist.

    Special Features

    Crop rotation

    Medium feeder

    Attracts birds

    Fruits are edible to birds.

    Attracts useful insects

    Flowers are visited by fruit bats, flies, wasps, wild bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, ants and various bugs seeking the nectar.​

    Uses

    Culinary

    Medicinal

    Various parts of the tree are​ taken as a remedy for diarrhea, fever, chest complaints, diabetes, hypertension and other ills. It is an anti-diuretic, anti-diarrheal, anti-emetic and cardiac herb.

    Edible

    Fruits eaten when ripe, served fresh in a dessert, fruit salad, on dry cereal, or in gelatin or custards, on ice cream or as a juice or eaten dried. Seeds are edible and a source of flour.