EVALUATION OF SIXTEEN INTRODUCED MANGO CULTIVARS IN ZHANJIANG, CHINA
Mango is one of the important fruits in China. However, limited number of improved varieties are grown. Sixteen mango varieties were introduced to Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China from Australia in 1997. Fruit quality characteristics (fruit shape, shape index, fruit color, fruit weight, edible rate, soluble solids, soluble sugar, titratable acid) and growth habits (blooming period, flowering rate of branches, sex ratio of flowers, fruit growth period, yield, etc.) were evaluated. The variety Zillate was observed as late-maturing with good fruit size, high and stable yield, and considered as a potentially suitable variety for cultivation in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. Mallika which has higher yield, good quality and commercial potential, would be evaluated as the substitute for Deshehari in west coast of Leizhou penin¬sula, Guangdong province. Whether medium-early maturing varieties, such as Edward, Saigon, R2E2, Spooner and Bambaroo are suitable in some regions of China needs to be further evaluated.
Song-biao Wang, , Hong-xia Wu, , Wei-hong Ma, , Xiao-wei Ma, , Ru-lin Zhan, , Quan-sheng Yao, , Guang-ming Sun, and Jiang-hui Xie, (2013). EVALUATION OF SIXTEEN INTRODUCED MANGO CULTIVARS IN ZHANJIANG, CHINA. Acta Hortic. 992, 211-219
mango, variety introduction, character observation