Juicy Peach Mango Grow Guide

3 Ripe & Mature Juicy Peach Mangos
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When it comes to the different peach-flavored mangos, Juicy Peach is the hands-down winner.

While I personally like to stick to slow-growing mango cultivars, Juicy Peach’s exceptionally delicious flavor may potentially outweigh the fact that the tree has a vigorous growth habit… However, I will update y’all if I give into the temptation of purchasing one 😛

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

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Juicy Peach Mango Tree Growth Habit & Fruit Production

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

Juicy Peach Mangos have a very vigorous & spreading growth habit that produces a dense canopy. As a result, Juicy Peach can realistically be kept between 8 – 15 feet tall with annual pruning.

While the tree’s height is easily manageable, the cultivar’s natural vigor means they would not do well long-term in containers and would not be considered a “condo” mango. With that being said, Juicy Peach Mango would be a great option for those wanting to grow mango trees in California.

Juicy Peach’s fruit production consistently ranges from poor to fair. While it’s not totally clear why this is, I suspect this may have something to do with its disease resistance (more on that later). The mangos themselves are round, lumpy, and heart-shaped, medium to large-sized fruits that typically weigh between 1 – 2 lbs.

Juicy Peach Mango Flavor Profile

Juicy Peach Mangos are considered a Classic Flavored Mango.

The fruit has a very inviting fragrance laced with notes of tangerine-like citrus and peach. Slicing into the fruit will reveal a lemon yellow fiberless flesh that is exceptionally soft and juicy with an incredible melting texture.

3 Ripe & Mature Juicy Peach Mangos
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Quick disclaimer: Everyone has different taste buds and will taste different flavors 😃

From a flavor perspective, Juicy Peach Mango has a delicious peach flavor. The dominant flavor is a combination of rich peaches & sweet tangerines with an intensity like a Starburst Candy that gets stronger as you eat closer to the skin. Interestingly enough, while there is definitely a mango flavor present, it is very much a background flavor in addition to some subtle tartness. Finally, there is little to no resin (spiciness) present.

Relative to other mango cultivars that I have sampled, the flavor/intensity reminds me very much of a Seacrest Mango. By the same token, I believe that Juicy Peach tastes much more like peaches than Peach Cobbler Mango due to the melting texture of the fruit, strong flavors, and overall juiciness.

A Ripe & Mature Juicy Peach Mango Cut In Half
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As a result, this is one of those cases where the name of the cultivar is strongly representative of the flavor. Overall, Juicy Peach’s flavor will be mostly appreciated by those who are looking for a true peach-flavored mango.

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

Juicy Peach Mango Season (And When To Pick)

Juicy Peach Mangos are considered a mid-season mango (June – July).

The best time to pick Juicy Peach 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 signs of yellow color break. Juicy Peach is perfectly ripe when the majority of the fruit turns a greenish-yellow color.

While Juicy Peach Mangos can also develop a pink blush on the top half of the fruit, 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.

A Pink Blush on the top of a Juicy Peach Mango
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Aside from color, here are some additional tips to knowing when Juicy Peach Mango is ready to pick:

  • Fruit fullness & shape 
  • How does the stem look? It’s it drying up near where it connects to the fruit?
  • Is the fruit’s skin beginning to stretch?
  • Is the fruit beginning to soften ever so slightly?

While Juicy Peach Mango can ripen on the tree, we need to make sure that we are keeping an eye on the fruit so that it doesn’t drop. That is because Juicy Peach Mangos have very soft flesh that can be easily damaged if the fruit were to drop from the tree. By the same token, Juicy Peach also has a very short shelf life and should be consumed within a few days of being picked from the tree.

Ripe & Mature Juicy Peach Mango
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Juicy Peach Mango Disease Resistance

Juicy Peach Mango is moderately resistant to Bacterial Black Spot.

With that being said, I have heard that Juicy Peach’s flowers can have issues with Anthracnose when planted in more humid areas. As a result, I would recommend planting Juicy Peach in drier areas, such as along the coast, to maximize overall fruit production.

Juicy Peach Mango History

The Juicy Peach Mango (original name #F-29) was first propagated in Boynton Beach, Florida by Gary Zill. 

Juicy Peach is a seedling of Tommy Atkins Mango. It’s pollinating parent is speculated to be Gary.

Juicy Peach Mango Tree For Sale

Juicy Peach Mango is a relatively uncommon (but not rare) mango cultivar. From my own experience, I have found that when it comes to peach-flavored mangos, Peach Cobbler is much easier to source (despite tasting less like peaches in my opinion).

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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Matthew Rowlings

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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