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  • Origin: Kenya
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Weight in grams: 370
  • Yield: Medium/large
  • Fruit color: Yellow orange to red
  • Fresh color: Yellow
  • Fibre content: Low
  • Seed type: Monoembryonic
  • Fruit shape: Oval oblique
  • Seed percentage: 7.9
  • Eating quality: Excellent
  • Regularity of bearing: Alternate
  • Tree habit: Large
  • County: Malindi, Makueni (Kawala), Masimbani, Mbeere
  • Harvesting season: December -January/February
  • Pest attack: Mealbug, mango weavil
  • Disease: Anthracnose, powdery mildew
  • Susceptibility: Medium
  • Advantages:Excellent fruit quality
  • Disadvantages: Range of altitude adaptation is limited, alternate bearing
  • Irrigation: Yes
  • Fertilizer: DAP, NPK,Manure
  • Pesticides: Actara, bulldock
  • Fungicides: Research ongoing

The fruits are medium to large, nearly round in shape and have a rich yellow/orange to red colour when ripe. Average length measures 9.7 cm by 11 cm in width, and the weight is 280-580 g (mean: 397 g). Normally, if not diseased,the skin is smooth and thin, and the juicy yellow flesh is of excellent flavour and of melting texture virtually free from fibre. This is not a polyembryonic cultivar and trees propagated by seed are very heterogeneous in fruit shape,colour and quality (Griesbach, 2003). The beak is blunt and rounded at times. It is susceptible to anthracnose, powdery mildew, gall fly and fruit fly. The colour is sometimes masked by rust unless it is sprayed at the initial stages.Variety Apple mango is highly marketable both locally and externally.

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                                                                                            © 2019 KEFRI/KALRO Mango Research