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  • Origin: Florida-Brooks
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Weight in grams: 545
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Fruit color: Greenish yellow with dark red blush
  • Fresh color: Deep yellow to orange
  • Fibre content: None
  • Seed type: Monoembryonic
  • Fruit shape: Ovate to slightly oblong
  • Seed percentage: 8.5
  • Eating quality: Excellent
  • Regularity of bearing: Regular
  • Tree habit: Large and upright
  • County: Muranga, Mbeere, Makueni
  • Harvesting season: March/April
  • Pest attack: Research ongoing
  • Disease: Leafspot powdery mildew
  • Susceptibility: Moderate
  • Advantages: Late maturity, ships well
  • Disadvantages: May alternate in bearing inadequate skin colouration
  • Irrigation: Research ongoing
  • Fertilizer: Research ongoing
  • Pesticides: Actara, karate
  • Fungicides: Agrinate, Thiovate

Kent is often mistaken for the quite similar looking cultivar Keitt but (just one difference) Kent matures earlier (March). The large fruit is greenish-yellow with a red or crimson blush on the shoulder. The average length measures 12.4 cm
with a width of 9.7 cm and an average weight of 545 g. The fruit-shape is regular ovate with a rounded base and often with two slight beaks. The skin is thick and tough and small yellow lenticels are numerous; the flesh is juicy, melting,
deep yellow, fibreless and of a rich flavour. The seed, embedded in a thick, woody stone (8.5% of fruit weight) is mono-embryonic. The tree is large and vigorous, with a dense upright canopy, and it produces good yields in the late mid-season.
Due to late maturity it is visited by man pests.

Pests and Diseases
Mango fruit fly


Mango aphid

Powdery mildew
Mango survey




Mango varieties in Embu and Makueni by District

Cultural practices

Postharvest treatment

Chemical control

Challenges to Mango planting

Mango planting

Mango Improvement Strategy
  By: Phanuel Oballa and Rachel Kariuki                                                                                       © 2015 KEFRI/KALRO Mango Research