MANGO CULTIVARS WITH POTENTIAL FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
The mango industry is operating within a system dominated increasingly by high volume markets driven by chain stores in the United States, Europe and other developed economies. Such markets demand a high volume of packages, an extended availability of the same cultivar, extended storage times, consumer-attractive pricing and compliance with accepted food safety norms. Tommy Atkins, Ataulfo, Kent, and Keitt dominate the high volume markets of the United States and Europe and there is little directed breeding aimed at developing new cultivars for the future of the industry. Madame Francis, Haden, Nam Doc Mai, Osteen, Carabao, and Edward are all grown in existing niche markets, with Alphoso, Kesar, Langra, Chausa, Sundhri and Cogshall increasingly seen in markets. In the future Kent, Rapoza, Mallika and Duncan have potential for large markets, with Nam Doc Mai, Palmer, Kesar, Angie, Rosigold and Shetintha with potential for smaller niches. For juice markets, Brooks and Panchadarakalasa have potential and for mature green markets, Chaosavoey and laleejeewo are potential cultivars.
Campbell, R.J. and Ledesma, N. (2015). MANGO CULTIVARS WITH POTENTIAL FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT. Acta Hortic. 1075, 33-40
cultivars, breeding, diversification