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Parwin
    Parwin

  • Origin: Florida
  • Fruit size: Medium/Large
  • Weight in grams: 470
  • Yield: Fair
  • Fruit color: Light yellow with pink/red blush
  • Fresh color: Yellow
  • Fibre content: Low
  • Seed type: Monoembryonic
  • Fruit shape: Ovate/oblong
  • Seed percentage: 7.5
  • Eating quality: Good/excellent
  • Regularity of bearing:Moderate
  • Tree habit:Vigorous
  • County:Research ongoing
  • Harvesting season:February/March
  • Pest attack: Research ongoing
  • Disease:Research ongoing
  • Susceptibility:Moderate
  • Advantages:Fruits have a long storage life
  • Disadvantages: Research ongoing
  • Irrigation:Research ongoing
  • Fertilizer:Research ongoing
  • Pesticides:Research ongoing
  • Fungicides: Research ongoing

The fruit is medium to large with an average length of 10.8 cm and a width of 8.5 cm. The average weight is 470 g (range: 380-560 g). The shape is oblong to ovate and tends to be plump; the basic colour is light yellow
with a pink/red blush; lenticels are distinct and numerous. The fruits are often borne in clusters. The beak is conspicuous with a notable depression above it. The yellow juicy flesh is relatively free from fibres, moderately
sweet with a good flavour. It has a remarkable resistance to anthracnose and powdery mildew. Yields are satisfactory and quite regular. It is a promising variety in Kenya since the fruits have a very long storage life.

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