The Philippines is known for its excellent fruit products. The carabao mango, better known as Manila Super Mango, makes the country competitive in the world market. The major importers of mango are Japan, Singapore, and Hongkong.
The Manila Super Mango is one of the world’s best varieties. Other popular varieties are Pico and Katchamita. Our mango industry supports some 2.5 million farmers and farm family members.
Tagged as “sure export winner”, there is a projected export increase at 13% annually. It is exported in its fresh or processed form. Mango is known for its versatility as all stages of fruit development is suitable for processing.
“Carabao” (Kalabaw) variety size: medium to large, about 240 g, shape oblong, skin smooth, yellow and thin, flesh yellow, very tender and melting; flavor very delicate, aromatic and spicy, fiber medium coarse but short and confined almost entirely to the edge of the seed. Eating quality excellent.
“Pico” variety size: medium to large, about 230 grams, shape oblong more distinctly flattened than the “carabao”, skin smooth light orange yellow thick and tough; flesh rich orange yellow, tender, richer and sweeter than the “carabao” but not melting and lacks the spicy delicate aroma that distinguishes the “carabao” mango, fiber fine and short, confined almost entirely to the edge of the seed. Eating quality good.
Table of contents
- Site requirements
- Pest and Diseases
- Establishing a Hectare of Mango Nursery
- Establishing and Maintaining a Hectare of Mango Scion Grove
- Establishing a Hectare of Mango Orchard
- Flower Induction
- Fruit Bagging
- Integrated Pest Management
- Field Packinghouse
- Cost and Return Analysis
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upated: May 4, 2010