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The International Mango Organization (IMO) was founded in August 2000 and held it's first Global Mango Conference (GMC) in La Quinta, California in October of that year.

In the summer of 2003, The IMO was recognized by The Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the second GMC was held in Velez-Malaga in October.

A Global State of the Mango Economy was Published by IMO Executive Director Will Cavan and later distributed by FAO at the FAO/UN SubTropical Conference held in Tenerife, Canary Islands in December of 2003.

In 2004, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens of Miami, Florida C0-Hosted The third IMO Global Mango Conference in Conjunction with the World Famous International Mango Festival.

After a 10 year Hiatus, The International Mango Organization (IMO) will be hosting a series of IMO Global Mango Conferences:

January 12-15, 2015

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

March 9-10, 2015

Antigua, Guatemala

April 2015

Petrolina, Brazil

In 2012, The International Pineapple Organization (IPO) was formed and one year later the first ever IPO Global Pineapple Conference (GPC) was held on November 01-02, 2013 in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The success of the Initial IPO Global Pineapple Conference led to a second GPC hosted by the Port Tampa Bay in March of 2014.

An outreach mission to Hawaii by the IPO in June of 2014 has led to a further cooperation between the IPO & The International Society of Horticultural Scientists (ISHS).

Now as we approach the one year anniversarry of the IPO GPC in Costa Rica, The Global Pineapple Supply Chain gathers this coming November 4-6, 2014 for the IPO Global PIneapple Conference (Costa Rica) 2014:!events/c19qp

2015 will see a fourth IPO Global Pineapple Conference held in Cali, Colombia (March 18-20, 2015):!events/c19qp

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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…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…