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Mango Growing Around Early Miami

Mango Growing Around Early Miami By HAROLD W. DORN My brother, Robert, and I had our introduction to Miami on a bright October day in 1910. We had come South with farming on our minds. The Florida East Coast station was yellow then as now, but the frame houses and the rock streets were white, the coconuts in […]

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Mango Tidbits

192/365 – Mango March 9, 2012Anandkumar KLeave a commentGo to comments The mango is known as the ‘king of fruit’ throughout the world. The Mango is a member of the cashew family of flowering plants; other species include the pistachio tree and poison ivy. The name ‘mango’ is derived from the Tamil word ‘mangkay’ or […]

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King of Fruits

Mango Facts The mango is known as the ‘king of fruit’ throughout the world. The name ‘mango’ is derived from the Tamil word ‘mangkay’ or ‘man-gay’. When the Portuguese traders settled in Western India they adopted the name as ‘manga’. Mangos originated in East India, Burma and the Andaman Islands bordering the Bay of Bengal. […]

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2002 Florida Mango Crop Profile

Crop Profile for Mango in Florida Prepared Jan., 2002 General Production Information The mango acreage for 2000 was reported to be 1,675 acres, which represents approximately 168,000 trees. Mango acreage has been constant at the 1,700 to 1,800 acre range since Hurricane Andrew struck in fall of 1992. Prior to this event, production in the […]

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Origin and Distribution

Native to southern Asia, especially eastern India, Burma, and the Andaman Islands, the mango has been cultivated, praised and even revered in its homeland since Ancient times. Buddhist monks are believed to have taken the mango on voyages to Malaya and eastern Asia in the 4th and 5th Centuries B.C. The Persians are said to […]

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Mango History

Mangos orginated in Southeast Asia and India, where references to the fruit are documented in Hindu writings dating back to 4000 B.C. Buddhist monks cultivated the fruit and in fact, the mango is considered to be a sacred fruit in the region because is is said that Buddha himself meditated under a mango tree. The […]

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Story of Hayden Mango Published 1925

Mangos Suniland Magazine 1925 In the realm of mythological romance is found the story of the golden apples of the Hesperides. Mortals have, all these ages, been wishing for just one bite of those famous apples, reserved for the gods, and guarded by four beautiful sisters. At last, either there has been a lapse on […]

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