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Luis101010
Oct 23, 2017 7:34 PM CST
Will like to find out if the mango tree ugly betty is a large semi dwarf or medium size tree, also how good is it at fruiting?
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 23, 2017 7:54 PM CST
Hi Luis, and welcome. I found this Youtube video about Ugly Betty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

It doesn't tell you much about how big the tree will get, but says it is a seedling of 'Carrie' which is the mango I have. My tree is 12 years old and still only about 20ft. tall. Carrie was bred to be a semi-dwarf, but the video says Ugly Betty will be an "average" size tree. It's possible Ugly Betty is such a new cultivar that they really don't know how big the tree will be at maturity. Commercial growers prune their trees so they don't get too tall, to make harvesting the fruit easier, so you could just plan to do that if your tree gets too big.

I can tell you for sure that our Carrie mangoes are the best mangoes I've ever had. Of course for the last 10 years or so they are the only mangoes we've had, since we get so many fruits, we are sort of tired of them by the time harvest is over. Our freezer is still half full of mango puree, and slices.

Thumb of 2017-10-24/dyzzypyxxy/54b0d1 They are golden yellow when ripe.

Elaine

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Luis101010
Oct 26, 2017 6:11 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy thank you so much for your input now i know what to expect.

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