FRUIT TREE (MANGO): Keitt Mango Tree-Sold per plant-FREE ISLANDWIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE
By Nature Touch Farms From Jamaica
Grafted Keitt Mango Huge Fruit with Big Flavor
* Extremely Large Fruit
* Easy to Keep Smaller
* Nice Container Plant
* Long Hang Time
* Wonderful Evergreen Plant
For home gardens on the hunt for big flavor, the Keitt Mango (Mangifera indica 'Keitt') is a very popular variety of Mango. It's preferred by commercial growers and home gardeners alike. It produces extremely large mangoes and has become the #1 variety in home gardens across the United States, and becoming very popular in Jamaica.
The size is where the Keitt Mango really makes a statement, they have been reported to reach 5 pounds on well-established trees. On average, the fruit weighs in is between 1.5 and 2 pounds. That is still a very large piece of fruit!
The flesh has a very smooth, dense texture. The flesh color is a bright yellowish orange with a single flat seed. The flavor is mellow mango, with just a hint of lemon, which gives this fruit it wonderful sprightly tang.
Introduced in 1946 in Homestead, Florida by Mrs. J.N. Kietts, this variety sets a crop of large bright green fruit. The skin is smooth with a shiny, bright green color. It develops a slight red-green cast when ripe.
This means that a green fruit is quite often a ripe fruit. When grown in tropical countries, the fruit can be allowed to hang on the tree longer, allowing the sweetness and flavor to fully develop on the tree.
Keitt Mango is considered a great variety for freezing for later usage. The variety is good for all things from juices and smoothies to chutneys, chili sauce, pastes, and even pickled. Nothing beats a mango fresh off the tree! Mangoes are low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals such as A, C, and B6.
Nature Touch Farms Tips for Mango Care
Plant your Keitt Mango in full sun with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight, favoring the morning sun to dry the foliage. Mangoes will benefit from a location with good air movement in the winter/cold weather to help avoid damage from cold temperatures. The Keitt Mango requires maximum heat, so choose a location with the most exposure to direct sun.
The plant has great appeal in a tropical garden setting with its long, narrow evergreen leaves. The plants offers ornamental landscape value because it be trained from an early age to make a visual statement.
Keitt Mango is a slower growing variety that does not get as tall as the average Mango. Because of the slower growth rate, the plant is easily held to under 10 feet tall with pruning. This should begin when the plant is young. Select low, sturdy branches to become primary scaffold limbs. You want to develop a strong structure to support the extremely large fruit.
Mangoes are adapted to a wide range of soil types for sandy to heavy clay. They do require perfect drainage and will not survive in poor draining soils. If poor drainage is suspected, plant your Keitt Mango in a mound or a raised bed. Make sure that the mound is at least 24 inches high to begin with to allow for settling. In a raised bed, make your bed is at least 12 to 18 inches high and at least 3-foot square.
Mangos grow well in a pH of 5.5 to 7.5 and are tolerant of a little alkalinity. But good drainage is the primary concern.
Mangos can make nice container plants and the Keitt with its slower growth rate is a good choice. Plant using a general-purpose potting soil and add 25% Perlite to the total volume of the container you are using. Even in containers, mangoes are very sensitive to over watering. When growing mangoes either in the ground or in containers, keep them on the dry side.
Indoor/Outdoor growers require a sun room or greenhouse with maximum winter sun and heat to be successful with growing the mango. Grow lights can be very helpful in sustaining your plant indoors through the winter.
Mangoes are heavy feeders and require feeding at least 3 times a year in the ground and quarterly in containers. Apply a general-purpose fertilizer. The last feeding in the fall will help to increase the plants cold tolerance in winter/frost. Don't forget to include Farm Yard Manure (FYM) when planting to help stimulate the soils natural microbiology and get your plant off to the best start.
If you are in one of the many areas that can enjoy the mango don't hesitate to include the Keitt Mango in your home garden. If you have a warm winter location with plenty of winter sunlight, try the Keitt as an Indoor/Outdoor variety. Order now, as they run our quickly!
HOW LONG BEFORE THIS TREE PRODUCE FRUIT?
This depends on the type of tree and the propagation method used to produce the tree. Below is general information regarding the time it takes for your tree to produce fruit.
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees.
AIR LAYERED TREES
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees.
TREES PROPAGATED BY CUTTINGS
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees
TREES PROPAGATED BY SEEDLINGS
They typically produce fruit in 6-7 years. There are many exceptions to this rule. For example: Papaya: 1-2 years, Sugar Apple: 1-2 years, Custard Apple: 1-2 years, Soursop: 1-2 years
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Store Delivery Information
islandwide door to door delivery service (at an extra cost), or or you can choose to do onsite
pick up at our farm or plant nursery. Other delivery arrangements can be made for a fee.
Orders are processed & dispatched for delivery on Fridays, once the order has been made on or before Thursday 12 midday and payment has been cleared.
For GoCool Courier delivery, pick ups are made from our location on Fridays and delivery done islandwide on Saturdays within the Kingston, Ocho Rios & Montego Bay areas. Other areas within the island, deliveries will be done on Mondays .
For each order a Tracking Number is provided to facilitate tracking of your delivery.
Orders can be collected between the hours of10 am to 5 pm at the nearest Knutsford Express location or at our onsite location.
usually prep the fruit tree before shipping to prevent plant shock during the delivery process. 99% of the time, the trees arrive alive to their final destination. Our trees are shipped in a
grow bag with soil.
island wide in Jamaica only. No minimum purchase requirement.
Although we have recently experienced significant increases in labor, shipping and packing
costs. We have decided to maintain our FREE SHIPPING ON ALL OUR FRUIT TREES
ONLY policy. We have negotiated a deep discounted rate with our chosen courier service providers. Our trees are grown in plastic grow bags or plastic containers and shipped in carton boxes.
GENERAL WARRANTY & RETURN POLICY
We do our very best to ensure that everything is perfect with your order and that you are 100% satisfied.
However, we know that sometimes even with our best efforts things can still go wrong.
Therefore, for every order purchased (fruits, vegetables, spices & seasonings) an additional 10% is provided FREE OF COST to replace any faults/damages/spoilage.
If you receive your order in an unsatisfactory condition, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our email address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876532--9441. Please do this within 24 hours of receiving your package.
We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within 5 working days.
Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the package back to us at our expense.
WHAT IS YOUR WARRANTY & RETURN POLICY ON THE FRUIT TREES & OTHER PLANTS?
Our warranty only covers the fruit tree arriving alive and in fair condition. If you receive your fruit tree in a condition in which the tree may not survive, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876-532-9441. Please do this within 48 hours of receiving your tree. We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within a few days. Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the plant back to us ant our expense. Our warranty does not apply once you have planted the tree on the ground.
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