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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know by Julia F. Morton

Morton, J. 1987. Mango. p. 221–239. In: Fruits of warm climates. Julia F. Morton, Miami, FL. ——————————————————————————– Mango Mangifera indica L. ——————————————————————————– Description Origin and Distribution Varieties Blooming and Pollination Climate Soil Propagation Dwarfing Culture Harvesting Yield Ripening Keeping Quality and Storage Pests and Diseases Food Uses Toxicity Other Uses Related Species Food Value ——————————————————————————– […]

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Blooming and Pollination

Mango trees less than 10 years old may flower and fruit regularly every year. Thereafter, most mangos tend toward alternate, or biennial, bearing. A great deal of research has been done on this problem which may involve the entire tree or only a portion of the branches. Branches that fruit one year may rest the […]

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Mango Pests and Diseases

The fruit flies, Dacus ferrugineus and D. zonatus, attack the mango in India; D. tryoni (now Strumeta tryoni) in Queensland, and D. dorsalis in the Philippines; Pardalaspis cosyra in Kenya; and the fruit fly is the greatest enemy of the mango in Central America. Because of the presence of the Caribbean fruit fly, Anastrepha suspensa, […]

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How To Grow Mango Trees

Here’s a short briefing: Mango trees have been cultivated and grafted for hundreds of years. Grafting was a ‘secret’ in many cultures and tasty mangoes were status symbols for the royalty only. Ancient kings would steal limbs off each others’ mango trees and bribe and kidnap the other kings’ gardeners. Peasants were beheaded for possession […]

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General Crop Information

This summary was prepared from publications by Chia, C. L. et. al. and Wanitprapha, K., et. al.. FAMILY: Anacardiaceae SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mangifera indica L. ORIGIN: South and Southeast Asia DESCRIPTION Mango trees are deep-rooted, symmetrical evergreens that attain heights of 90 feet and widths of 80 feet. Mango trees have simple alternate lanceolate leaves that […]

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