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Northern Territory mango farm increasing production of Mahachanok variety












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One of the Northern Territory's biggest mango farms is replacing some of its Kensington Pride trees with a variety called Mahachanok.
The owners of Tou's Garden, 50 kilometres south of Darwin, starting trialling the Mahachanok about 10 years ago after importing the variety from Thailand and gaining the trademark rights for it in Australia.
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AUDIO: Ian Quin explains why his farm favours the Mahachanok variety of mango (ABC Rural)
Grower Ian Quin said the Mahachanok is outperforming other mango varieties on the farm and the rush is on to increase production to keep up with rising demand.
"We're picking off 1,000 trees right now. We've got another 1,000 young trees coming through. We're reworking [grafting] it onto about 1,200 of our problem Kensington Pride trees and we'd like to plant more if we could find some new land nearby."
Mr Quin said the variety was showing a number of growing benefits such as disease resistance and higher production.
"When you plant it, it produces really quickly and prolifically," he told ABC Rural.
"It is fairly typical of a tropical mango in that it will respond to manipulation, whereas the Kensington Prides are pretty stubborn and won't respond much to manipulation.
"It has good colour. It's almost a rainbow colouring. It's a bright red, bright yellow, maintains some green upon maturity.
"It's got a very thin seed, it's got a very good shelf life, very strong fungus resistance.
"And the key point is that it's very yummy. It tastes better than anything I've eaten."
The most popular and well known variety of mango in Australia continues to be the Kensington Pride, but Mr Quin said it was an easy decision to graft the Mahachanok onto 1,200 of his KP trees this year.
"It's a big job, but we've run out of land so that's the option for us," he said.
"We'd like to get hold of some land adjoining us if we can and plant that with Mahachanoks. We'll keep persisting because we believe it's the best tasting mango in the world at this stage."
Mr Quin said the variety has plenty of export potential to markets such as Europe, the US, Japan and Thailand.



http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-30/nt-mango-farm-boosting-mahachanok-plantings/6480684


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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
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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. 


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