Mangos need zone 11 to live outside.... thats pretty much Hawaii.
From other sources Mangos grown from seed take six to ten years to bear fruit. ANd the tree itself can live up to 300 years and still bear fruit. Oh and they get 120 feet tall.
I personally want as many kinds of citrus as will live in my climate.... Tangerines, Lemons, limes, Some Oranges Kumquats. My experience is in citrus. Avocados dont take frost so they wouldn't live in my neck of the woods. Of course I also want Figs apples and peaches and nectarines..... I dont have long enough frost for some varieties but others do quite well....
I also want to espalier my Citrus to make them a living hedge/barrier for people. Most Citrus has some pretty respectable thorns.
i grew mango successfully in west los angeles. persimmons and guava too. Zone 10 worked just fine as the article says
Edited by ozexpat - 10/31/13 at 10:01pm