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Dodo
    Dodo

  • Origin: Kenya
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Weight in grams: 453
  • Yield: Medium/heavy
  • Fruit color: Dark green to light yellow
  • Fresh color: Yellow/orange
  • Fibre content: Moderate
  • Seed type: Polyembryonic
  • Fruit shape: Oval
  • Seed percentage: 8.6
  • Eating quality: Good
  • Regularity of bearing: Alternate
  • Tree habit: Very large and upright
  • County: Malindi,Lamu,Kilifi
  • Harvesting season: December -January/February
  • Pest attack: Mealbug, mango weavil
  • Disease: Powdery mildew
  • Susceptibility: Very large
  • Advantages: Travels well to the market
  • Disadvantages: Huge tree difficult to harvest, tendency towards biennial bearing colouration
  • Irrigation: Research ongoing
  • Fertilizer: Research ongoing
  • Pesticides: Research ongoing
  • Fungicides: Research ongoing

The fruit is large and fairly oval and ripens from dark green to a light green and finally turns yellow. The rounded and obvious beak faces downwards. The flesh is orange and juicy, the fibre content varies from little too much and there is usually
a strong turpentine flavour. Lenticels are plenty, first green and later changing to brownish. The average dimensions are: length 11.6 cm by 9.9 cm in width, weight 453 g (range: 339-500 g). The seeds are polyembryonic. It has good resistance
to anthracnose. It stores well to the market. It is susceptible to powdery mildew.

Pests and Diseases
 
Mango fruit fly

Mealybugs

Mango aphid

Powdery mildew
 
Anthracnose
Mango survey

Mbeere  

Kilifi  

Makueni

Mango varieties in Embu and Makueni by District
Challenges

Cultural practices

Postharvest treatment

Chemical control

Challenges to Mango planting
Improvement

Mango planting

Mango Improvement Strategy
  By: Phanuel Oballa and Rachel Kariuki                                                                                       © 2015 KEFRI/KALRO Mango Research