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Noris Ledesma of Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens (USA) spent almost two weeks in Australia and shows the viewers of Mango World Magazine why Australia is the WORLD'S LEADER in mango Research and implementation.

The entire Mango World can learn from Australia.

First, Noris was a Speaker at the ISHS XI International Mango Symposium and then she visited mango plantations and Research centers around Australia


Noris Ledesma of Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden (USA) poses with a Calypso cultivar at the Pinata Farm in Northern Territories, Australia.

After a whirlwind tour of Australia Noris says:

"I'm ready now to go home. It was a wonderful experience to follow mango land in Australia."

It was great meeting you at the Arc Botanic Garden, and be able see 5 different Wild mangos in his place. Mature and beautiful trees that he grew from seeds and now in a new home.

Wild mango tree in Australia...

Dr. Ian Bally is evaluating pruning techniques in some of Australian cultivars and Keitt mango. High density, and espalier training is conducted.

Espalier can be performed on almost any tree as long as the training begins when the tree is young. Although mango trees can also be trained using espalier, it should be noted that the tree will not produce as many fruit due to the reduced number of tree limbs.

Dr. Ian Bally who has been instrumental in helping the Pakistani Mango Program advance.

With Speakers at the ISHS XI International Mango Symposium held in Darwin , Australia

With one of Australias original Mango Farmer Colleen Jaincock

The average wage for a Farm Hand is AU$ 30.00 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs after season. Farmers in Australia Are NOT subsidized by any reason. They often times leave in the farm during the harvest season. Government regulates condition of the facilities. Farm labor are mainly Asians and Europeans.

Propagation royalty for new mango cultivars in Australia is an ongoing. suitable numbers of mature trees were Hevesy promoted during the Mango Symposium in Australia.
They offer better production and quality than Kensigton Pride

Night Harvesting in Australia in order to keep sap burn to a minimum...

With attendees of the XI International Mango Symposium.

With Karla Caballero Montoya, Jeff Wasielewski,Ignacio Barbosa Gamez and Noris Ledesma in Australia.

The 'Kensington Pride' mango is a named commercial mango cultivar that originated in Australia. It is sometimes called the KP, Bowen or Bowen special. It is Australia's most popular mango.The original tree was grown in Bowen, Queensland and described in the 1960s,[1] where it was also given the name "Pride of Bowen" and "Bowen Special". It was possibly brought to Bowen by traders who were shipping horses for military use in India.

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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…

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…

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…