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Recommended Varieties

Two types of mangoes are grown in Kenya, the local and the exotic or improved varieties. The latter are usually grafted on local mangoes and are grown for the export market. Most local varieties tend to have high fibre content, commonly referred to as “stringy” and this characteristic makes them unpopular for local consumption.

The local varieties are Ngowe, Dodo, Boribo and Batawi. The exotic varieties are Apples, Kent, Keit, Tommy atkins, Van Dyke, Haden, Sensation, Sabre, Sabine, Pafin, Maya, Kenstone and Gesine

Recommended varieties in coastal regions and other warm areas

Variety

Marketing season

Fruit Size

Fruit colour

Flesh/ textures/sweetness

1. Ngowe

Early

Large & Long

Deep Yellow

Excellent

Flesh quality

Fibre free

2. Boribo

Mid Season

Large & long but not as slender as Ngowe

Deep orange red

Fibre free

3. Apple

Late

Round

Rich Yellow and Red

Very sweet, fibre free

4. Batawi

Mid-season

Very large & round

Rich olive green to purpe maroon colour

Good texture, little fibre & sweet

New varieties – mostly for other warm areas

Variety

Marketing season

Fruit Size

Fruit colour

Flesh/ textures/sweetness

1. Tommy Atkins

Early

400-600gm

Red,

Deep Yellow flesh, Firm, very sweet & moderate fibre

2. Kent

Mid-season

450-800gm

Green/red/yellow

Soft, sweet & fibreless

3. Van Dyke

Mid –season

280-400gm

Red

Medium texture with scanty

4. Kensington

Mid-Season

250-300gm

Red/Yellow

Very Sweet, soft & fibreless

5. Haden

Early

450-680gm

Red/Yellow

Medium texture with scanty fibre


Preferred varieties for export are:

- Ngowe
- Apple
- Kent
- Boribo

Notes:

Tommy Atkins –Has long shelf life. Resistant to Anthracnose and Powdery mildews

Ngowe – susceptible to Powderly mildews

Haden – Can be Used as rootstock because of its good quality – medium to large size; very juicy, pleasant aroma

Kent – Late maturing

Apple – susceptible to Anthracnose and Powdery mildews


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