Mango, Mangifera indica, is an evergreen tree in the family Anacardiaceae grown for its edible fruit. The mango tree is erect and branching with a thick trunk and broad, rounded canopy. The leaves of the tree are are shiny and dark green. They are either elliptical or lanceolate with long petioles and a leathery texture. The tree produces dense clusters of flowers with cream-pink petals on branched panicles. The mango fruit is roughly oval in shape, with uneven sides. The fruit is a drupe, with an outer flesh surrounding a stone. The flesh is soft and bright yellow-orange in color. The skin of the fruit is yellow-green to red. Mango trees can grow to a height of 45 m (148 ft) and can live for in excess of 100 years. Mango is believed to originate from India or Burma (Myanmar). 

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  1. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Watch Senior Curator of Tropical Fruit Dr. Richard J. Cambell talk about mango pruning, fertilization and harvesting in these informative videos. Pruning Young Mango Trees Pruning Vigorous Mango Trees Young Mango Pruning byTipping Gravity and Mango Disease...
  2. 2001-10-20 “Mangoes are generally harvested when fully matured, but green. The conventional method of ripening in hay has disadvantages like long ripening time, excessive handling, and a high degree of spoilage due to stem-end rot. The spoilage during the ripening period is reported to be as high as 25-30%....
  3. 2018-02-07 Speaker Bio: Dr. Maria Cristina Bautista - Gragasin is the Supervising Science Research Specialist, Bioprocess Engineering Division of the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech). She is specialist in Pesticide Toxicology, Bio activities of Natural Products and...
  4. Mango,Mangifera indica, is an evergreen tree in the family Anacardiaceae grown for its edible fruit. The mango tree is erect and branching with a thick trunk and broad, rounded canopy. The leaves of the tree are are shiny and dark green. They are either elliptical or lanceolate with long petioles...
  5. AccessAgriculture Training Video With grafting, a young shoot from a preferred mango variety is attached to a seedling. The seedling will develop the root and base of the tree. This is called the rootstock. The young shoot that is grafted onto the rootstock is called the scion. This will develop...
  6. AccessAgriculture Training Video Growing mango is full of challenges. To be successful as a mango farmer you should know how to confront them. One of these challenges is Anthracnose. It is a very widespread disease in humid environments, like the tropical parts of Ghana. This video will show you...
  7. AccessAgriculture Training Video Bacterial Black Spot disease weakens branches and causes fruit to drop. If not treated, it can devastate your entire plantation. Once the disease breaks out in a certain area, it spreads further and further every year. In this video you will learn how to stop it....
  8. AccessAgriculture Training Video Harvest is a very crucial part of your work as a farmer. If you get it right you will be rewarded with higher yields and better fruit quality – which translates to more income. In this video we will show you what you need to do to improve your harvesting practice....
  9. Uploaded on Oct 12, 2010 Demonstration of terminal grafting method used to grow mango and other trees in one of Tree Aid's community tree nurseries in Burkina Faso, W. Africa. July 2008. In French with English subtitles. www.treeaid.org.uk
  10. Abstract, Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society, 2013 Mangos (Mangifera indica L.) constitute the second largest export crop for Haiti, but little more than 20% of all mangos harvested are shipped by exporters. Rejection rates along the distribution chain are very high because of...
  11. Key Resource 2011-01-20 While products such as bananas, pineapples, kiwifruit and citrus have long been available to consumers in temperate zones, new fruits such as lychee, longan, carambola, and mangosteen are now also entering the market. Confirmation of the health benefits of tropical and subtropical fruit may also...
  12. Abstract, Hort Science, 2006 Pruning is an unavoidable necessity of virtually all arboreal fruit crops. In the tropics and subtropics, pruning of Mango is particularly important due to its tendency for frequent flushes, especially in humid tropics.

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