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  • Origin: Kenya
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Weight in grams: 511
  • Yield: Medium/heavy
  • Fruit color: Pale olive green to apricot yellow
  • Fresh color: Deep orange
  • Fibre content: Low
  • Seed type: Polyembryonic
  • Fruit shape: Oblong
  • Seed percentage: 8
  • Eating quality: Good
  • Regularity of bearing: Moderate
  • Tree habit: Small/medium
  • County: Malindi
  • Harvesting season: January to mid February
  • Pest attack: Research ongoing
  • Disease: Powdery mildew
  • Susceptibility: Moderate
  • Advantages: Regular bearing, Long shelf life
  • Disadvantages: Flavour not liked by everybody
  • Irrigation: Research ongoing
  • Fertilizer: Research ongoing
  • Pesticides: Research ongoing
  • Fungicides: Research ongoing
The fruit is large and oblong but not as slender as Ngowe. The shoulders are only slightly curved, and the beak is obscure. The average fruit dimensions are: 11.5 cm long by 7.8 cm broad with a weight range of 430-640 g (mean: 511 g).
The fruits are pale olive green with bloom and yellow-apricot when ripe. The internal fruit quality is good to excellent; the flesh is of a deep orange colour, virtually free from fibre, juicy, and of a very strong typical mango flavour.
Propagation by seed is possible. It is mostly grown in the Coastal region. It is susceptible to powdery mildew (Griesbach, 2003).

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