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  • Origin: South africa
  • Fruit size: Small/medium
  • Weight in grams: 233
  • Yield: heavy
  • Fruit color: green/yellow with reddish blush
  • Fresh color: Orange
  • Fibre content: Moderate
  • Seed type: Polyembryonic
  • Fruit shape: Oblong/kidney
  • Seed percentage: 9.4
  • Eating quality: Fair/good
  • Regularity of bearing: regular
  • Tree habit: Small/medium
  • County: Muranga, Embu
  • Harvesting season: December/January/February
  • Pest attack: Not indicated
  • Disease: Not indicated
  • Susceptibility: Good/moderate
  • Advantages:suitable for higher elevations, recommended rootstock producer
  • Disadvantages: over bearing, low fruit quality
  • Irrigation: not indicated
  • Fertilizer: not indicated
  • Pesticides: Not indicated
  • Fungicides: Not indicated

In Kenya, the oblong, kidney-shaped fruits are small to medium sized. On average they are 11.8 cm long and 6.9 cm broad and weigh an average of 233 g (range: 180- 290 g), the apex being broadly rounded and curved into
a prominent beak. The smooth-surfaced tough leathery skin—yellow-green, often with a reddish blush—is easily removed from the flesh. The flesh is deep orange in colour with a melting texture and a medium amount of fibre.
The eating quality is fair, sweet to insipid flavoured and normally has a turpentine aftertaste. The seed is large, up to 9.4% of total fruit weight. The tree is small to medium, a regular and heavy bearer and fairly resistant to diseases.
It is suitable for higher elevations and is fairly resistance to anthracnose and powdery mildew (Griesbach, 2003) It is widely used as rootstock.

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                                                                                       © 2015 KEFRI/KALRO Mango Research