One of our members is having it propagated as he enjoyed it so much. Originally known as the St. Julie Mango, now it is known simply as Julie. It is by far the most popular Mango in Jamaica and one of the most popular ones in the Caribbean countries. Julie is the main mango exported from the West Indies to Europe. Lawrence Zill, the famous Mango breeder of Boynton Beach, Florida had developed a much superior Mango “Carrie” from “Julie”.
Julie is characterized by its relatively small size, somewhat flattened shape and some purple like colour in the skin when ripe. Julie’s drawback of a short shelf life and good amount of fibre content is compensated for by its very sweet and juicy flesh and its wonderful flavour. ‘Julie’ on a scale of one to ten Jamaicans rate this is a solid twelve. Florida’s humidity makes this tree a challenge to grow however. Fungus problems which lead to twig dieback are common making fungicide applications necessary for success. The fruit itself is sweet and tangy having somewhat of a pineapple flavour. It is sought after for its dwarf growing habit.