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Mango 'Sensation'

Mangifera indica 'Sensation'

Mango (Eng.)

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Dark plum red, oval shaped fruit with succulent, aromatic yellow flesh grows on the 'Sensation' mango tree. These trees are medium to tall tropical trees with long, glossy, dark green leaves. Sensa​tion is a late cultivar of mango tree which produces good yields. The delicious fruit, which is sweet and without fibres, is used in the culinary applications, as well as having many health benefits and being used medicinally.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Mango fruit matures in 100 to 150 days after flowering. Sensation mangos ripen during February. Leave fruit on the tree until it develops a yellow colour. Harvest by hand.

Propagation

Seed
Sowing time - Spring/Summer; Spacing - 6m; Sowing depth - plant embrio; Germination time - 1-3 months.
Cuttings
Cuttings are rarely successful, although experiments have shown that rooting may be improved by treating with ethylene, which destroys the root-inhibiting hormone in the cambium.

Special features

Crop rotation
Medium Feeder
Repels harmful insects
Plant shows tolerance to bacterial black spot.
Attracts birds
Fruits are edible to various birds.​

Geography

Origin
South Florida, USA.
Natural climate
Tropical, sub-tropical

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Medicinal
Various parts of the plant are used as an antiseptic, astringent, dentifrice, diaphoretic, vermifuge, laxative, diuretic and laxative.
Edible
The fruit is eaten fresh, in salads and desserts and is​ used in various curry dishes, and drinks.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Anacardiaceae
Flower colour
Yellow-green
Scent
Mild

Problems

Diseases include anthracnose, and powdery mildew. Pests include fruitflies, the mango weevil, and the tip wilter.

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