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  • Origin: South africa
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Weight in grams: 241
  • Yield: Fair
  • Fruit color: Yellow with reddish flush
  • Fresh color: Apricot yellow
  • Fibre content: Moderate
  • Seed type: polyembryonic
  • Fruit shape: Roundish oplique
  • Seed percentage: 8.1
  • Eating quality: Fair/good
  • Regularity of bearing: regular
  • Tree habit: large
  • County: Lamu,Muranga, Mbeere, Makueni
  • Harvesting season: January/February/March
  • Pest attack: Research ongoing
  • Disease: Research ongoing
  • Susceptibility: moderate
  • Advantages: fairly resistant to diseases, good shelf life, suitable for higher elevations
  • Disadvantages: Only suitable for local market
  • Irrigation: Research ongoing
  • Fertilizer: Research ongoing
  • Pesticides: Research ongoing
  • Fungicides: Research ongoing

The roundish/oblique medium-sized fruits are fibrous. The average size is 9.3 cm long and 8.1 cm wide with an average weight of 241 g.
The apex is broadly rounded with a depression on the ventral side and a slight beak.The thick tough skin is smooth with white lenticels and has an attractive yellow-orange colour.
The flesh is apricot yellow with a tender juicy texture.The eating quality is good; there is a sweet flavour and a very slight turpentine taste. The seed is large (8.1% of fruit weight) and polyembryonic.
The trees are big and produce consistent high yields. The maturity season starts at the end of December and continues until February. It is resistant to diseases with good shelf life.
 It is suitable for higher elevations life. It is suitable for higher elevations.

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: Dr. Phanuel Oballa and Rachel Kariuki                                                                                            © 2019 KEFRI/KALRO Mango Research