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  • Origin: Florida
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Weight in grams: 307
  • Yield: Very heavy
  • Fruit color: yellow with plum-red blush
  • Fresh color: deep yellow
  • Fibre content: none
  • Seed type: monoembryonic
  • Fruit shape: ovate oblique
  • Seed percentage: 5.8
  • Eating quality: Good
  • Regularity of bearing: Alternate
  • Tree habit: Moderate
  • County: Embu,Muranga,
  • Harvesting season: February/March/April
  • Pest attack: Research ongoing
  • Disease: Anthracnose
  • Susceptibility: Very low
  • Advantages: heavy yielder, beautifully coloured late cultivar
  • Disadvantages: uneven ripening, internal break down, alternate bearing
  • Irrigation: not indicated
  • Fertilizer: Research ongoing
  • Pesticides: Research ongoing
  • Fungicides: Research ongoing

The oval/oblique, medium-sized fruit is deep yellow with a prominent dark-red to purple blush that covers most of its surface. The rounded apex shows only a slight beak formation. The average fruit-measurements are:  length 10.8 cm by 7.8 cm in width and an average of 307 g in weight. Lenticels are numerous and pale yellow in colour; the skin is medium-thick, tough and separates easily from the flesh. The deep-yellow flesh is fibreless,firm and juicy. It is sweet, of a distinctive mild flavor and of good quality. The mono-embryonic seed is covered in a thick woody stone (5.8% of fruit weight). Due to its severely alternate bearing, susceptibility to anthracnose and uneven ripening, Sensation has lost much of its former popularity. The trees are moderately vigorous and develop into a broad-rounded, symmetrical canopy. It is a late cultivar and, depending on location, will mature from February until the beginning of April.It suffers from frequent severe internal breakdown (jelly seed).

Pests and Diseases
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Mango aphid

Powdery mildew
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Mango varieties in Embu and Makueni by District

Cultural practices

Postharvest treatment

Chemical control

Challenges to Mango planting

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