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Research Project: Conservation, Genetic Analyses, and Utilization of Subtropical/Tropical Fruit Crops, Sugarcane, and Miscanthus Genetic Resources

Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research

Title: Mangos of Puerto Rico, country contribution: Puerto Rico

Author
item Ayala-Silva, Tomas

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/7/2014
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Interpretive Summary: This book chapter on mango covers the following: Cultural and historical importance of mango; geographical distribution of mangos in Puerto Rico; statistical data including total and seasonal production, main Puerto Rico cultivars and their descriptors; cultural practices (i.e. propagation, fertilization, pruning); pests and diseases, harvesting; marketing information; current research and future of mango in Puerto Rico, as well as mango recipes. Characterization and evaluation including illustrated color photographs showing whole and sectioned fruits, stone, seed, leaves and flowers are included. Key words: Criollo, encyclopedia, cultivars, mango criollo, Mangifera indica

Technical Abstract: Technical Abstract: The book chapter presents a review of the historical importance of mango in Puerto Rico; geographical distribution; statistical data including total and seasonal production, main cultivars and their descriptors; cultural practices (i.e. propagation, fertilization, pruning); pests and diseases, harvesting; marketing information; current research and future prospects as well as mango uses. Illustrated color photographs showing the characteristics of mango varieties (whole and sectioned fruits, stone, seed, leaves and flowers) are included. Key words: Mayaguezano, , Mangifera indica, cultivars, mango blanco, encyclopedia