MANGO ‘Glenn’ Mangifera Indica



POT: Ø CM 18/ LT: 3,7 – H. 120/150 cm




The mango (Mangifera indica) is a tree belonging to the Anacardiaceae family, native to India and cultivated in all tropical areas. The mango tree is evergreen, branchy, up to 35-40 meters high and with a crown of even 10 meters in diameter. The bark is resinous; hard and rough wood, red in color. Its leaves are alternate, simple, 15-35 centimeters long and 6 to 16 centimeters wide. When young they are of variable color, orange / pink, which quickly becomes marc to finally change to green when ripe.

The fruit is ovoid, has yellow / orange pulp, compact, very fragrant and tasty. Its skin can take on different shades: green, yellow, red, or a mixture of these colors. The weight of a mango can even reach 1 kilogram, but usually on the market it is possible to find them from 300-500 grams. Typically, those traded are about 10–14 cm long. There are two types: the Filipino-Indonesian, also called Camboya, with a more elongated shape and yellow-green color, sweeter and less fibrous; and the Indian, also called Mulgoba, with a thicker and more compact shape varying in color from green to red to purple: the latter is the most present in European markets, as it is more preservable. The fruits of wild plants, not belonging to any cultivar, are of inferior quality and can present various defects: from the strong smell of turpentine, to the high fibrousness, to the lack of sweetness. In cases where a mango fruit is left to ripen too much, you will notice a fading of the inner chrome: it will become an off-white, or milky-white color, and will not have any significant flavor. The stone occupies a large part of the fruit, has an ovaloid shape and has a length of 7-8 centimeters. It can be covered with fibers that do not allow it to be easily separated from the fruit. Ripe and unpeeled fruits have a resinous and characteristic smell.

Mango is rich in nutrients. The pulp of the fruit is rich in fiber, vitamin C, polyphenols and carotenoids. Antioxidant vitamins A, C and E are present in a portion of 165 grams for 25%, 76% and 9% of the recommended daily dose. Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, other B vitamins and other nutrients such as potassium, copper, and 17 amino acids are at a good level. The pulp and peel of the mango contain other nutrients, such as antioxidant pigments – carotenoids and polyphenols – and omega-3 and 6-polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Mango can be grown in those environments where there is no frost. In Italy it can therefore be grown at low altitude and in particular areas, such as coastal areas and where the climate is mild. The ideal distribution of rainfall for mangoes would be in the division of two seasons, one hot and rainy (summer) and the other cooler and dry, with 750-2500 mm of rain in the rainy season. Unseasonable rains encourage fungus on flowers and most importantly stimulate tree growth rather than flowering. During ripening, strong winds can favor the fall of the fruit.


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Weight 6 kg



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