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  • Origin: Florida-Mulgoba
  • Fruit size: Medium/Large
  • Weight in grams: 431
  • Yield: Medium
  • Fruit color: Deep yellow with redblush
  • Fresh color: Deep yellow
  • Fibre content: Low
  • Seed type: Monoembryonic
  • Fruit shape: Regular ovate and plump
  • Seed percentage: 7.1
  • Eating quality: Excellent
  • Regularity of bearing: Alternate
  • Tree habit: Regular/large
  • County: Muranga and Makueni
  • Harvesting season: January/February
  • Pest attack: Not indicated
  • Disease: Powdery midew, anthracnose
  • Susceptibility: Moderate
  • Advantages: Suitable for commercial planting very attractive
  • Disadvantages: Extra effort to produce clean fruits
  • Irrigation: Research ongoing
  • Fertilizer: Research ongoing
  • Pesticides: Research ongoing
  • Fungicides: Research ongoing

The medium to large-sized fruit is bright green with purplish blush and numerous large whitish/yellow glands. The shape is regular ovate and plump with a rounded base and depressed beak. Average length is
10 cm with an 8 cm width and an average weight of 431 g. The skin is thick and tough; the flesh is yellowish-orange, firm, and very juicy with a pleasant aroma. Moderate fibre only close to the seed which is
mono-embryonic and covered in a medium-thick woody shell. It is susceptible to anthracnose and only moderately resistant 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