Like the original Haden Mango Tree, the Kent Mango was first discovered in Coconut Grove, Florida. Kent Mango Trees reach up to 40 feet in height and have a dense, rounded canopy of deep green leaves. Kents are highly productive, producing an abundance of fruit from July to August. Kent Mango Trees are known for their resistance to diseases and pests, and they are a popular choice for commercial cultivation. Kent Mango Trees are also favorites among home gardeners due to their ease of growth and high-quality fruits.
Kent fruits are medium to large mangoes, averaging around 1 to 2 pounds each. Fruits are oval and smooth, and their green skins turn yellow with small orange to red spots when fully ripe. The flesh of the Kent mango is juicy, sweet, and fiberless, with a rich, creamy texture. The flavor is often described as a mix of honey and peach with notes of vanilla. Kent Mangoes also have a relatively small seed, so you get even more delicious pulp in every fruit you pick.
Kent Mango Trees can be grown in the ground within USDA Zones 9 to 11, and in pots in Zones 4 to 11. The trees are cold hardy to 28ºF when mature, and their dark green leaves with red new growth make pretty shade trees while adding gourmet tropical fruit to your edible garden.