The original Haden Mango Tree was grown from a Mulgova Mango seedling at the Coconut Grove, Florida home of John Haden in 1902. The first Haden Mango Tree still grows at the home to this day. From these humble beginnings, the Haden Mango variety became one of the most propogated and commercially grown Mangoes in the world for some time. In addition to dominating the commercial Mango growing industry for twenty-five years, the Haden Mango has also been the parent of at least thirty other Mango varieties, including Valencia Pride, Kent, and Irwin.
Haden Mango fruits are medium-large with mature Mangoes being between four to six inches long, and fifteen to twenty-five ounces each. They are sweet, juicy, very nearly fiberless, and have a slight tartness which places their flavor at the top of any list of Mango favorites. The trees can be grown in the ground within USDA Zones 9 to 11, or in pots in Zones 4 to 11. The trees are cold hardy to 25ºF when mature, and their dark green leaves, red new growth, and excellent fruit make the perfect tropical centerpiece for the edible home garden.