Carabao (mango)

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Mango 'Carabao'
Mango Carabao Asit ftg.jpg
Green Carabao Mango fruits
Genus Mango
Cultivar 'Carabao'
Origin Philippines

The Carabao mango, also known as the 'Philippine mango', is a variety of mango. It is one of the most important varieties of mango cultivated in the Philippines. The variety is reputed internationally due to its sweetness and exotic taste.[1][2] The mango variety was listed as the sweetest in the world by the 1995 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.[3]

There are 14 different strains of Carabao mango.[4] These strains include the Talaban and Fresco of Guimaras, MMSU Gold of the Ilocos Region and Lamao and Sweet Elena of Zambales. A comparative study conducted by Bureau of Agricultural Research of the Department of Agriculture in 2003 found that the Sweet Elena of Zambales is the sweetest Carabao mango strain.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Course:Go Mango, Hit the Jackpot!". E-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Delmo, Gemma (10 December 2010). "Carabao mango: Philippine’s sweet pride". Far Eastern Agriculture. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Bayarong, Anthony (9 April 2011). "Farmers urged to produce sweet mangoes for export". Sun Star Pampanga. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Reyes, Rizal Raoul (20 May 2014). "PMSFC modernizing mango farming in PHL". Business Mirror. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Fernandez, Rudy (2 December 2006). "Zambales Mango is RP's Sweetest". Philippine Star. Retrieved 1 August 2014.