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  • Origin: Kenya
  • Fruit size: Medium/Large
  • Weight in grams: 435
  • Yield: Medium/heavy
  • Fruit color: Deep yellow with dark red blush
  • Fresh color: Yellow
  • Fibre content: None/low
  • Seed type: Monoembryonic
  • Fruit shape: Elongated
  • Seed percentage: 9.6
  • Eating quality: excellent
  • Regularity of bearing: Moderate
  • Tree habit: Moderate/large
  • County: Trans Nzoia-bowker farm, Murangá, Makueni
  • Harvesting season: January/February/March
  • Pest attack: Research ongoing
  • Disease: Anthracnose, powdery mildew
  • Susceptibility: moderate
  • Advantages: No distinct biennial bearing
  • Disadvantages: Needs more publicity
  • Irrigation: Researh ongoing
  • Fertilizer: Research ongoing
  • Pesticides: Research ongoing
  • Fungicides: Research ongoing

The medium- to large-sized, elongated fruits are of good quality. Those developing inside the canopy are deep yellow while those exposed to the sun are bright yellow with a dark red blush. The beak is only slightly visible.
The yellow flesh is of medium texture, fibreless, pleasantly sweet, juicy and of a mild aroma. The average fruit dimensions are: length 14.2 cm, width 6.6 cm and weight 435 g (range: 360-520 g). The rounded apex carries
only a small depressed beak. The seed is mono-embryonic. It is slightly affected by anthracnose and 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