LOCATIONS AND CULTIVARS FOR INDIAN MANGO PRODUCTION IN THE AMERICAS
The air-shipment of mangos from India to the United States in the last three seasons has increased interest in the production of Indian mango cultivars in this hemisphere. However, reliable information is lacking on the suitability of the major Indian mango cultivars for the specific growing conditions found within the Americas. Suitable locations, such as the northern deserts of Peru and the north-Pacific coast of Mexico must have sufficient cool temperatures and drought stress potential to attain consistent flowering. Based on over 15 years experience, Mallika is proposed as a suitable cultivar across a broad range of conditions and locations throughout the Americas. This cultivar offers adaptability, production advantage and fruit quality. Most locations that have Alphonso trees growing in the Western Hemisphere have been unsuccessful due to lack of consistent flowering. Suitable climates must have low native fertility, cool winters and control over drought stress. Totapuri is adapted to many locations, with good growth, flowering and fruiting, but there are serious limitations due to disease susceptibility and little data are available on storage and export. Kesar is little known in the Americas and as of yet untested.
Campbell, R.J. and Ledesma, N. (2013). LOCATIONS AND CULTIVARS FOR INDIAN MANGO PRODUCTION IN THE AMERICAS. Acta Hortic. 992, 59-62