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    • Origin: Kenya
    • Fruit size: Large
    • Weight in grams: 370
    • Yield: Medium
    • Fruit color: Olive green to purple maroon
    • Fresh color:Pale orange
    • Fibre content: Moderate
    • Seed type: Polyembryonic
    • Fruit shape: Nearly oval
    • Seed percentage: 11
    • Eating quality:Good
    • Regularity of bearing:Moderate
    • Tree habit:Moderately large
    • Harvesting season:January/February, March
    • Pesticides:Dushban
    • Disease:Powdery mildew
    • Susceptibility:Medium
    • Regularity of bearing:Moderate
    • Tree habit:Small to medium
    • Advantages:No distinct biennial bearing
    • Disadvantages: Fair productivity
    • Irrigation: Research ongoing
    • Fertilizer: Research ongoing
    • Pesticides: Dushban
    • Fungicides: Research ongoing

The fruit is very large, round and has a rich olivegreen to purple-maroon colour. Average length measures 10.7 cm by 10.6 cm in width and weight ranges from 470 to 590 g (average: 523 g). The internal quality is usually
good in texture with little fibre and in flavour. Fruits show a prominent beak and the flesh is pale orange (Griesbach, 2003). The variety taste good with crunchy taste but is highly susceptible to powdery mildew and fruit flies
that most farmers prefer not to grow it. In the Coastal region it is one of the varieties that is usually neglected because it is rare to get a fruit without maggots inside.

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