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Our Mangoes

Our fresh mango fruits are of high quality, handpicked, well graded and hygienically handled and packed.

Mango Varieties in Kenya:

Apple Mango

Apple Mango from KenyaThis cultivar originated from the Kenya coastline, probably around the Malindi area. The fruits are medium to large, almost round in shape and have a rich yellow or orange to red colour when ripe. The Average length measures 9.7cm by 11cm in width, and the weight is 280-580gms.

The skin is usually smooth and  thin,  and  the  juicy yellow  flesh  is  of excellent  flavour  and  of melting  texture virtually free from fibre.

This type of Mango is not a polyembryonic cultivar and trees propagated by seed are very heterogeneous in fruit shape, colour and quality.

The trees are large/vigorous and of pyriform growth habit.
Depending on  location, harvesting seasons  are  from  December  to  the  beginning  of March;  the  yields  are medium .

Advantages:

  • Free from fibers
  • Small/medium seed size
  • Early cultivar of excellent fruit quality

Kent Mango

Kent MangoThis type of mango is an open pollinated seedling of the cultivar which originated in Miami, Florida, and was released in the year 1944.

This type of mango is sometimes mistaken for the quite similar looking cultivar Keitt, the difference is that it matures earlier (as early as March). The large fruit is greenish-yellow with a red or crimson blush on the shoulder. The average length of the fruit measures 12.4cm with a width of 9.7cm and has an average weight of 545g. Itsf ruit-shape is regular ovate with a rounded base and often with two slight beaks. The skin is thick and tough and small yellow lenticels are numerous; the flesh is juicy, deep yellow, melting, fibreless and of a rich flavour.

The tree is large and vigorous, with a dense upright canopy; it produces good yields in the late mid-season.

Ngowe Mango

Ngowe MangoThis type of mango was brought from Zanzibar approximately 106 years ago and planted in on Lamu, also known as Lamu mango. This typical coastal cultivar can now be found all along the coastline and has also adapted well to medium altitude locations.

The fruit can easily be recognized; It is large, oblong and slender with a very prominent hook-like beak at the apex.
The fruit grows from pale green, develops to a most attractive yellow to orange colour when ripe. Its deep yellow flesh is of excellent quality, free from fibre, melting, and carries no turpentine taste.
Average fruit length measures 14 cm with a width of 9.5 cm, and a weight range of 425—600g. The seeds are polyembryonic which means progeny develops more or less true-to-type.
The trees are comparatively small and round in shape. Harvesting may start in November and continue until March depending on the location.

Keitt Mango

keitt MangoThis is an open pollinated seedling of Mulgoba. The fruit originated from Florida and was released in 1946.
This type is one of the latest maturing of all the recommended cultivars. The fruit has an exceptional keeping quality and may be left on the trees long after the normal harvesting time. The fruit is large with an average length of 11.7cm and a width of 9.2cm; it has an average weight of 456g. It has a greenish-yellow colour with pink or red blush and lavender bloom.
The fruit shape is ovate and plump without a beak; it has a rounded base. The flesh is deep yellow, fairly firm but tender, melting, juicy and with only a little fibre near the seed. The flavour is rich and sweet with a pleasant aroma and excellent quality.
The tree is medium-sized, moderately vigorous, producing long arching branches and has a scraggy open appearance.