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  • Origin: Kenya
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Weight in grams:350
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Fruit color: Green
  • Fresh color: Orange
  • Fibre content: Moderate
  • Seed type: Polyembryonic
  • Fruit shape: Oval with flat cheeks
  • Seed percentage: 8.6
  • Eating quality: Good
  • Regularity of bearing: Often
  • Tree habit: Small
  • County:Kilifi
  • Harvesting season: June/July
  • Pest attack: Tolerant to most pests
  • Disease: Tolerant to most diseases
  • Susceptibility: Moderate
  • Advantages: Stores well
  • Disadvantages: Late ripening
  • Irrigation: Research ongoing
  • Fertilizer: Research ongoing
  • Pesticides: Research ongoing
  • Fungicides: Research ongoing

Kitovu is a variety with a wider acceptability since it is the one eaten as a snack unripe with salt and pepper giving it good special aroma and taste. On ripening, the variety has a long shelf life and it is usually transported for long distances to up-country open markets, where it is popular and affordable.

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