Skip to main content

STILL YIELDING FRUIT : 200-year mango trees recognized as heritage trees of Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Twenty ancient mango trees of over 220 years old in the central province of Phu Yen have been named the heritage trees of Vietnam.

An ancient mango tree. Photo: Anninhthudo

Ancient mango trees at Tu Quang temple. Photo: VGP

These trees are located on the campus of a Buddhist temple named Tu Quang or Da Trang in Can Luong village, An Dan commune, Tuy An district.

A ceremony was held on the morning of February 9 at the temple to celebrate the title.

At the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Dieu, vice president of the Vietnam Association for Conservation of and Environment (VACNE) presented the certificate of the Vietnam Heritage Tree to the temple managers.

On this occasion, the temple welcomed thousands of pilgrims.

According to official documents, the mango trees were planted by a Buddhist monk named Phap Chuyen in 1793. The mangoes were very delicious so they were offered to the kings.

Today, the mango trees of over 220 years old still yield fruits annually.

Also, a 13-root banyan in Trai 1 village, Ngo Quyen district, the northern city of Hai Phong, has been recognised as a national heritage tree on February 9.

The ancient banyan tree in Hai Phong. Photo: Baohaiphong.

The tree has the largest number of roots ever recorded in a banyan nationwide.

There is a shrine beside the tree, which is to worship Tho Vuong, who helped found and defend the village.

The VACNE launched a program to conserve Vietnam Heritage Trees in 2011. To be recognized as heritage trees, the trees must be at least 200 years old in the case of wild trees, and at least 100 years for those planted. Moreover, the trees should be connected with historical and cultural characteristics of the area where they grow.

Nearly 500 trees have been named a Vietnam Heritage Tree so far.

. Van

Popular posts from this blog

MEET MELANIA TRUMP: The 5'11" supermodel married to Donald Trump

Aly Weisman, INSIDER

Sep. 2, 2015, 3:28 PM 

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

While Donald Trump loves to be the center of media attention, his third and current wife, Melania Trump, is a bit more camera shy.

The Slovenian-born model keeps a lower profile than her husband, doing philanthropy work, raising their son, working on a jewelry collection with QVC, and creating a $150-an-ounce caviar moisturizer.

With Trump on the campaign trail, Melania has stoically stood by his side.

But who exactly is Melania and where did she come from? Learn about Trump's other half here ...

Melania Knauss was born April 26, 1970, in Slovenia.


The 5'11" brunette began her modeling career at 16, and signed with a modeling agency in Milan at 18.

Chris Hondros/Newsmakers via Getty

She took a break from modeling to get her degree in design and architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.



But after graduating, her modeling career took off and Me…


While "Flavor" is very subjective, and each country that grows mangoes is very nationalistic, these are the mango varieties that are the most sought after around the world because of sweetnesss (Brix) and demand.

The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST

Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.

However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Inaugurating a two-day Vasanthotsava organized by Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama and the Corporation at P…