About Us

Phone: 239.283.0830

Email: TheMangoFactory@gmail.com

Our Mission Statement:

“Spreading the Joy of the Best tasting, naturally grown mangoes…to as many people we can…for as long as we can!”

Our Staff:

Our staff consists of pickers, packers, quality control and “pick up” sales staff. We contract with local islanders, most have been with us for many years. We are busy during the season with our 7 days a week schedule but after the trees are trimmed, have our much deserved time off.

Our great staff makes it possible to serve you and keep the orders filled. They are on the front lines of customer satisfaction. Without them we would just have a bunch of trees with the best hanging fruit with no place to go.

You may ask what I do as an owner? I maintain & coordinate the website, email & phone orders, trouble shoot, marketing & of course, pay the bills, while vigilantly looking for ways to better meet the needs of the customer. I get the most pleasure of seeing & hearing the people rave about the enjoyment they receive from our product, that is so good, and hard to find elsewhere.

Their pleasure…gives me great pleasure, and I thank my Lord daily that he allows me to be the steward of a 1000 trees along with the beauty and sweet goodness they produce.

Our Customers:

So many mangoes, “which do I enjoy today?”
A very satisfied customer with our exclusive J. Byrd mango
Customers who know mangoes making their selection

Our customers are from all over the world. The majority came from countries where they grew up with mangoes. They are coming to us because they know through experience, the taste of a great mango.
One of our nicest compliments we receive is when they say ” The Mango Factory’s mangoes are better tasting than the mangoes they grew up with“. Many drive from all over the State and further to pick them up fresh. They come to buy mangoes, but I’m fond of saying, they come to “buy memories”,
because they remember climbing in their own or neighbor’s mango trees as a kid, and they got that wonderful sweet taste all over their face and indelibly into their minds.

We now have 2nd and 3rd generation buyers because of that heritage being passed down to the next generation of mango lovers.

It is sad to say that many Americans have never tasted a good mango, needless to say, a great mango. All they know is the pitiful little examples, the size of your fist, of the imported mangoes. Most were picked 6 weeks before they were mature, drug through a hot water bath, and ripened under ethylene gas and delivered to the grocery store.

Because of the Internet, my Dad would be pleased to know that his mangoes now go out all over the country, putting smiles on faces of people he would have never met. Be sure to share some of your mangoes with friends and relatives so that your joy can be spread to the uninitiated.

Our Family:

Family next to Muel
My Family “Before Eating Mangoes”

My wife and our 3 children, now adults, their spouses, and 4 grand children (now 5)  and we enjoy being together even though we are spread all over the world.

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My Family, “After Eating Mangoes”

More about our product:

We are not a “fruit stand” that buys from multiple unknown sources or “backyard” growers. You have the confidence in buying directly from a grower that uses “healthy, natural and sustainable” growing
practices.

Visit us… we have been told it’s like stepping back in time, into “Old Florida”, the way it used to be before everything became so commercialized.

We pride ourselves in growing the best-tasting mangoes on the planet, naturally grown, without pesticides or herbicides or harmful chemicals.

We are family owned, second generation, mango growers, located on tropical Pine Island, Florida. but have a Bokeelia mailing address. We have “Factory” in our name because my dad put it there and it also signifies that our trees consistently, year after year, “manufacture” the “worlds finest fruit.”

Our fruit is unlike anything you will find in a store. Our mangoes have been “taste tested” by people from all over the world that grew up with and know mangoes, and they return order year after year (many are 2nd & 3rd generation buyers). Others tell us, “they have never liked mangoes” before they tasted our fruit.

Doug’s wife, Barbara, removing stems and his dad washing Valencia Pride mangoes

Although we are not certified as organic, we have not sprayed or applied any chemicals to our trees in over 15 years. It takes three years of being chemical free to become certified as organic. We have avoided this expensive yearly certification, to pass on the savings and quality you are looking for, to you, our customer. Each year, we allow the Florida Department of Agriculture to test our fruits and have the test results to prove we have no harmful chemicals in our fruit.

My Dad & Founder

“The Mango Factory” began in 1964, when the late Jack Flowerree “The Mango Man” purchased 25 acres of raw native land on Tropical Pine Island, Florida. For the next 40+ years, he “invested his life “clearing and contouring the land, preparing the soil, planting, transplanting, grafting, trimming the trees, nurturing, picking, processing, and marketing the fruit, through drought, floods, and hurricanes.

“The Mango Factory” continues today producing over 10 varieties of mangoes that are harvested generally between Mid-June through the first few weeks of September.

Notice the lush grass and “park like” setting of the trees in the behind my Dad “The Mango Man.” He spaced the trees 33 feet apart so that they would not crowd out the vital sunlight that gives his mangoes the beautiful pallet of colors and “out of this world taste.“

Jack decided long ago that the Mango was the biblical “Forbidden Fruit.” and not the apple… → Click here The Mango Man (to read why).

Doug the current owner, and his faithful dog HooDoo
Doug the current owner, and his faithful dog HooDoo

Doug (Jack’s son) and his dog HooDoo, continue serving the loyal customers, many who have been coming for over 50 years, and to much more that will discover the best-tasting mangoes in the world.

Doug added Mail Order and Internet Sales to share the mangoes nationwide and 2020 will be his 13th season. Our delightful fruit will make a great gift to share with your friends and relatives across the country.

We have a dedicated and caring staff ready to assist you. They will make sure to handle your order with loving and professional care. (Be sure to check out the About Us page to see our Mission Statement, pictures of our staff, customers, and Doug’s family.)

Try us…you will like us…I personally guarantee it and the fruit we sell….
Doug Flowerree, Owner and Mango Man Jr.

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