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Gesine
    Gesine

  • Origin: Kenya
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Weight in grams: 280
  • Yield: Medium/heavy
  • Fruit color: Yellow with redblush
  • Fresh color: Yellow/orange
  • Fibre content: Low/moderate
  • Seed type: Polyembryonic
  • Fruit shape: Oblong
  • Seed percentage: 9
  • Eating quality: Good/excellent
  • Regularity of bearing: Regular
  • Tree habit: Moderate and upright
  • County:Central-Mwea, Maranjau, Ruiri
  • Harvesting season: December/January, February
  • Pest attack: Research ongoing
  • Disease: Powdery mildew, anthracnose
  • Susceptibility: Low
  • Advantages: Crops early and consistently, attractive fruits of good quality
  • Disadvantages: Fruits do not store well on trees
  • Irrigation: Research ongoing
  • Fertilizer: Research ongoing
  • Pesticides: Research ongoing
  • Fungicides: Research ongoing

The medium-sized, oblong brightly green coloured fruit is of very good quality. The fruit flesh is melting, juicy, deep orange, aromatic and relatively free from fibres. The average fruit dimensions are: length 11.7 cm by 7.8 cm width and an
average weight of 280 g (range: 240—300 g). Lenticels are white changing to brownish-green at maturity. Without treatment the fruit is heavily attacked by anthracnose and to a lesser degree by powdery mildew. The fruits do not store well
on the tree (Griesbach, 2003)

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