Cogshall Mango Grow Guide

Cogshall Mango On The Tree
Image Credit: Mama Mango

Cogshall Mango (pronounced COGS – HALL) is a semi-dwarf mango cultivar perfect for those seeking a low-maintenance and ornamental mango tree. Not only is the tree easy to keep small, but it also produces fruit that is great for cooking meals requiring mango.

With that being said, this grow guide will cover everything that you need to know about Cogshall Mango:

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Cogshall Mango Tree Growth Habit & Fruit Production

The Cogshall Mango is considered a small to medium-sized mango tree.

Cogshall Mango Trees have a slow-to-moderate & spreading growth habit that produces an attractive, compact, and well-rounded canopy. As a result, Cogshall can realistically be kept between 6 – 12 feet tall with annual pruning. That said, Cogshall can do well long-term in containers and would be considered a “condo” mango.

A Mature Cogshall Mango Tree

Between the low vigor and natural compactness (due to the short leaf internodes), Cogshall Mango is an ideal choice for those who have a smaller yard. Additionally, Cogshall is a very ornamental mango tree. Aside from the beautiful canopy, as the fruit on the tree ripen, they will transition from green to purple to red. It’s very beautiful!

Speaking of fruit, Cogshall is also a precocious mango whose fruit production consistently ranges from average to good. That being said, when comparing fruit production of similarly-sized trees, Pickering Mango seems to have a greater fruit yield on average.

The mangos themselves are small to medium-sized fruits that typically weigh between 0.8 – 1.2 lbs.

Cogshall Mango Flavor Profile

Cogshall Mangos are considered a Classic Flavored Mango.

Slicing into the fruit will reveal a yellow fiberless flesh with a melting, juicy & soft texture. Cogshall is considered freestone, meaning the fruit’s flesh doesn’t stick to the seed (very easy to peal off). Furthermore, Cogshall has a nice mango aroma when perfectly ripe. With that being said, if the fruit has a funky smell to it… then the fruit has gone overripe. Cogshall is a cultivar that tends to overripen very quickly.

From a flavor perspective, Cogshall Mango has a classic and well rounded mango flavor. This consists of a moderately sweet and decent mango flavor with some resinous/piney notes that are not overpowering at all. When compared to the “Mango Mango” flavor of Edward and Fairchild (mango candy level of sweetness), Cogshall is much more subdued.

When eaten slightly underripe, the piney/resinous flavors are much more pronounced and can also include some apple/tart notes as well (similar to a Bailey’s Marvel). The one ‘interesting’ flavor component of Cogshall is that it can sometimes have a slight orange/tangerine taste near the seed.

Overall, Cogshall’s flavor will be mostly appreciated by those who are looking for a mild mango flavor that is best used when cooking dishes that require mango to provide a slight (but not overpowering) mango flavor.

Finally, it’s worth noting that Cogshall Mangos produce monoembryonic seeds, which means that planting a seed from a Cogshall Mango won’t yield another Cogshall Mango Tree.

Cogshall  Mango Season (And When To Pick)

Cogshall Mangos are considered an early season mango (May – June).

With that being said, the best time to pick Cogshall Mangos are when they are mature and beginning to ripen on the tree. From a color perspective, this is when the fruit is beginning to show a small amount of yellow (but is still more on the green side). It’s very important to pick Cogshall at this stage because they are notorious for quickly over-ripening on the tree and subsequently dropping to the ground.

Cogshall Mango On The Tree
Image Credit: Mama Mango

When perfectly mature and ripe, the skin of a Cogshall Mango will exhibit a crimson red blush, either localized to the top of the fruit or covering it entirely against a yellow background. Depending on the amount of sun exposure, the blush may even border on a reddish-purple color. Compared to other dooryard mango cultivars, Cogshall fruit stands high on the ornamental scale.

However, it’s important to remember that a mango’s blush has nothing to do with the fruit’s ripeness. A rule of thumb to remember is that More Sun = More Blush, Less Sun = Less Blush.

Ripe & Mature Cogshall Mango With Crimson Blush
Image Credit: Mama Mango

That said, Cogshall is definitely a cultivar that we should pick and allow to ripen indoors. Doing so can help decrease common problems associated with Cogshall such as internal breakdown and jelly seed. Furthermore, I have found that ripening Cogshall indoors can also help the fruit have a more condensed flavor.

Aside from color, here are some additional tips to knowing when Cogshall Mango is ready to pick:

  • Fruit fullness & shape (shoulders are filled out)
  • How does the stem look? It’s it drying up near where it connects to the fruit?
  • Are there beads of sap present on the fruit?
  • Is the fruit’s skin beginning to stretch?
  • Is the fruit beginning to soften ever so slightly?

Cogshall Mango Disease Resistance

Cogshall Mango is moderately prone to Anthracnose. As a result, it would not be a good cultivar to grow in more humid areas and should instead be planted in drier areas, such as along the coast.

With that being said, Cogshall Mango has very good resistance to Bacterial Black Spot.

Cogshall Mango History

The first Cogshall Mango tree was planted in Pine Island, Florida, in the 1930s.

Cogshall Mango is a seedling of Haden Mango. Cogshall is also a sibling to Edward, Valencia Pride, Kent, Glenn, Spirit of 76, Bailey’s Marvel, Florigon, Cushman, and Van Dyke.

Cogshall Mango Tree For Sale

Cogshall Mango is a widely available mango cultivar. Whenever I visit local nurseries, I always find Cogshall for sale! This popularity can be attributed to its long history and favorable growth habit.

With that being said, if you are unable to find one at a local nursery, your next best option is checking out Tropical Acres Farms (not sponsored). They are the only legit place online (from my experience) that you are getting exactly what you are paying for. 

They have over 300 varieties of mangos available. You can either order budwood to graft yourself or submit a grafting request to have a grafted tree created for you. They do ship!

Conclusion

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I have an Associates Degree in Biology from the University of Florida and am also an active Florida Master Gardener. I am located in Central Florida (Zone 10A) and have 6+ years of experience with growing 20+ types of tropical trees. You can learn more about me and why I started Tropical Tree Guide on my about page.

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