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MANGO SEASON IN FLORIDA : Event to celebrate all things mango




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LAKE WORTH IS GROUND ZERO OF FLORIDA PRODUCTION IN USA


This area was once called "Mangonia".







12:00 a.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016




If you love mangos, here’s a free festival just for you.



On Saturday, the city will host The Lake Worth International Mango Festival for the first time. 


The event will be held at the Cultural Plaza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and celebrate all things mango.




The Lake Worth International Mango Festival hits the Cultural Plaza on Saturday.




Look for mango cuisine, mango products, mango beverages and even a mango painting class. Live music is also on tap. There will also be a class on mango education that will show people who are allergic to mangos how they still can enjoy them. More than 30 vendors are expected to showcase their mango products.





The festival has been held in Miami and West Palm Beach in previous years. Patti Sheldon, one of the event’s coordinators, said Lake Worth is the perfect location.





“There are so many mango trees in people’s yards and so many mangos dropping from them,” Sheldon said.



“I thought it would be great to hold the festival in Lake Worth so we can do something about it and collect the mangos and give them to people.”



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Alphonso





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. 


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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.



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

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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. 




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