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2012: SO FAR SPECTACULAR ... AS THE WORLD CELEBRATES WITH AMAZING FIRWORKS ...

Spectacular fireworks ring in New Year


by Staff Writers
London (AFP) Jan 1, 2012





The world rang in the New Year on Saturday with a string of spectacular firework displays watched by millions to mark the beginning of 2012.

Sydney and Hong Kong set the standard with glittering extravaganzas staged over the harbours but the mood was more sombre in Tokyo where celebrations were overshadowed by memories of January's earthquake and tsunami.









London meanwhile geared up for a display over the River Thames to usher in a year in which it will host the Olympic Games for the first time in over 60 years.



Tens of thousands of revellers were expected to descend on Scotland's capital Edinburgh to attend its Hogmanay street party. The city will see around 80,000 party-goers welcome in 2012 before erupting into a mass rendition of "Auld Lang Syne".












Sydney kicked off the celebrations. On the stroke of midnight the harbour exploded in a blaze of colour and light that drew more than 1.5 million …

IMAGES FROM 2012 CELEBRATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ....

AUSTRALIA ...







SOUTH KOREA ...







HONG KONG ...


















BERLIN ...

























HAPPY NEW YEAR PARIS 2012 ...

HAPPY 2012 LONDON ....

RUSSIA & DUBAI CELEBRATE NEW YEAR 2012 ....

NEW YEAR IN HONG KONG 2012 ....

THE GOMERA MANGO TREES CAME FROM CUBA AND NOW FLOURISH IN THE CANARY ISLANDS ...

The cold-hardy Gomera-1 Mango Tree

Sunday, May 29th, 2011






Gomera-1 is a hardy variety of Mango suited to a coastal Mediterranean climate. 

It is used as a rootstock for grafting other cultivars of mango, because the roots of Gomera-1 grow better in colder areas and improve the cold-hardiness of the plant.




This variety of mango is well adapted to the environment of the Canary Islands. 

It can be seen thriving in windy areas with rocky soils. 

It is unscathed by cool and wet winters and fruits very well and regularly.

It is found on many islands and it was probably, initially brought from Cuba. 

The name Gomera refers to the island of La Gomera, one of the seven islands of our archipelago. 

This is where Canarian agronomists collected the first samples to study this mango which is quite common in the rural areas of the islands. 

 Fruits are yellow, small to average size (250 g average), with very good flavour, sweet, aromatic, with a high content in fibres.






Yellow fruits of the Cold Hardy Canari…

COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF MANGOES IN EUROPE AND POTENTIAL SITES ON THE CONTINENT ...

Where do mangos grow in Europe?


Thursday, January 20th, 2011


Mango is not a strictly tropical tree. 

It grows better in areas with Subtropical climate because it needs a cooler winter for good fruiting. 

Mango trees do grow and fruit in many areas of Europe with a Mediterranean Climate. 

Some varieties fruit better than others in cold climates.



Mango Irwin



Areas with Commercial Mango Production in Europe:

Canary Islands (Spain)

Andalucía (Spain)

Sicilia (Italy)


Areas where Mango Trees Grow and Fruit:
Coastal Southern Portugal

Coastal Southern Italy

Coastal Southern Spain

Coastal Greece


The Southern islands such as Malta, Crete and Cyprus.

Trees with little protection can fruit in Southern France, Riviera.

Mango trees are also grown in the Southern Mediterranean, in Northern African countries and Israel.


Buy mango trees in Europe

In our internet shop you can purchase a wide selection of young mango trees of different varieties. 
They are all grafted on the cold-hardy rootstock Gomera-1. 
Canarius offers mo…

TIME TO UPDATE THE WIKIPEDIA SOURCE FOR GLOBAL MANGO CULTIVARS...

Source:  


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mango_cultivars





Worldwide, hundreds of mangocultivars exist. 

In mango orchards, multiple cultivars are often grown together to improve cross-pollination. 

Two of the most important cultivars are the Chaunsa, which is particularly common in Pakistan, and the Tommy Atkins, (???) which dominates the world export trade because it can be easily transported and has a good shelf-life, although it is reputed to not have the same flavor as that of a chaunsa.


The following are among the more widely grown mango cultivars, listed by the country in which they were selected or are most extensively cultivated:






Mangos of the Kensington Pride cultivar



Australia:

[1]B74, Brooks, green eating, Haden, Irwin, KeittKensington Pride, Kent, Nam Doc Mai, Palmer, R2E2, Calypso, Honeygold.




Bangladesh

Ashini, Fazli, Himsagar, Khirshapat, Langra, Lokhon-bhog, Raj-bhog





Brazil


Coquinho, Haden, Manga Espada, Manga Rosa, Palmer, Tommy Atkins





Cambodia

Cambodiana




Cameroon

Améli…