Peach Cobbler Mango Grow Guide

There are two things that I love about southern summers: mango season and homemade peach cobbler.

So when I heard about Peach Cobbler Mango, I knew I had to do some further research and give it a try. And I was not disappointed 🙂

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

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Peach Cobbler Mango Tree Growth Habit & Fruit Production

The Peach Cobbler Mango is considered a medium to large-sized mango tree.

Peach Cobbler Mango Trees have a very vigorous & spreading growth habit that produces a dense canopy. As a result, Peach Cobbler can realistically be kept between 10 – 20 feet tall with annual pruning. With that being said, Peach Cobbler would not do well long-term in containers and would not be considered a “condo” mango.

Due to their potential for significant growth, Peach Cobbler may not be suitable for small yards.

Peach Cobbler’s fruit production consistently ranges from fair to average. Peach Cobbler is not very precocious and requires a strong fruiting stimulus, which colder winters provide, to maximize their fruiting potential. As a result, I recommend limiting Peach Cobbler plantings to areas with chillier winter temperatures, such as Central Florida or even California, rather than South Florida.

The mangos themselves are medium-sized fruits that typically weigh between 1 – 1.5 lbs.

Peach Cobbler Mango Flavor Profile

Peach Cobbler Mangos are considered a Citrus Flavored Mango.

Peach Cobbler Mangos have a spicy aroma reminiscent of any baked good that contains cinnamon. Cutting open the mango will reveal orange, fiberless flesh with an amazing, melting texture. When the flesh is deep orange, the mango is at its peak flavor.

Peach Cobbler Mangos boasts an exceptionally complex and rich flavor, characteristic of a top-tier mango.

An Unripe Peach Cobbler Mango Hanging on the Tree
Image Credit: Sulcata Grove

Honestly, I never detected any peach flavors in the various fruits I had the chance to sample. From what I’ve learned, the fruit earned the name “Peach Cobbler” because of its supposed blend of a cinnamon-like spiciness and a peachy taste. Of course, it’s worth noting that everyone’s taste buds are unique, so another person might indeed pick up on that peach cobbler flavor.

In my personal experience, the flavor appeared closer to that of a mango with hints of a very sweet tangerine and a subtle spicy kick. I also noticed a slight presence of resin, which I believe adds depth to the complexity of the flavor. All in all, I find the balance between sweetness, underlying citrus notes (acidity), and the traditional mango flavor quite enjoyable.

That being said, I find Juicy Peach Mango to consistently deliver a more peach-like flavor.

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

Peach Cobbler Mango Season (And When To Pick)

Peach Cobbler Mangos are considered a mid-late season mango (July – Aug).

Even experienced mango growers may find it challenging to determine when Peach Cobbler Mangos are ready for harvest. This is because Peach Cobbler Mangos stay green for most of their maturation, unlike the vibrant color changes seen in Kent Mango. In this regard, Peach Cobbler aligns more closely with the Gary Mango.

However, the lack of vibrant color can be an advantage. Plant ‘showier’ mango varieties in the backyard and a Peach Cobbler in the front yard. Since the fruit remains green, it can help deter potential thieves 🙂

With that being said, the best time to pick Peach Cobbler 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. Peach Cobbler is perfectly ripe when the majority of the fruit transitions to a mild yellow color.

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

  • Is the fruit beginning to soften?
  • Are the shoulders nice and full?
  • 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?
  • Are little dots/pores beginning to form on the fruit?

Peach Cobbler differs from Neelum or Mallika in that you shouldn’t wait 7-10 days before enjoying its fruit. Instead, relish it as soon as it reaches full ripeness, as Peach Cobbler has a rather short shelf life. Delaying consumption could result in a rapid decline in quality – the fruit may become mushy and lose the complex flavors that make this mango exceptional, leaving you wondering, “What’s so great about this?”

Peach Cobbler Mango History

The Peach Cobbler Mango was first propagated in Boynton Beach, Florida by Gary Zill.

Peach Cobbler’s original planting name was O-2 and was first released to the public in 2013.

Peach Cobbler Mango is a seedling of Kent Mango. It’s pollinating parent is Gary Mango.

Peach Cobbler is also a sibling to Orange Essence, Gold Nugget, Young & Jakarta. Additionally, Peach Cobbler is a grandchild of Haden Mango.

Peach Cobbler Mango Disease Resistance

Because Peach Cobbler has genetics from the Kent Mangoit can be somewhat susceptible to Bacterial Black Spot. Furthermore, when grown along the coast, this cultivar appears to be relatively resistant to Anthracnose.

Peach Cobbler Mango Tree For Sale

The distinctive flavors of the Peach Cobbler Mango make it an exceedingly sought-after tree. Nonetheless, it’s a rarity to come across. In my personal experience, I’ve never encountered one available for sale at any of the local nurseries in my area.

Perhaps it’s because those who discover this exceptional cultivar are snatching them up eagerly. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the case… 🙂

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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Thank you for reading! 🙂

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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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