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Vandyke
    Vandyke

  • Origin: Florida
  • Fruit size: Small/medium
  • Weight in grams: 280
  • Yield: Moderate
  • Fruit color: bright yellow with crimson blush
  • Fresh color: Orange, yellow
  • Fibre content: Low/none
  • Seed type: monoembryonic
  • Fruit shape: ovate
  • Seed percentage: 7.1
  • Eating quality: Good
  • Regularity of bearing: regular
  • Tree habit: Moderate
  • County: Murang√° Mbeere, Embu, Makueni (Kilome), Mbeere
  • Harvesting season: January/February/March
  • Pest attack: Not indicated
  • Disease: Powdery mildew, rust
  • Susceptibility: moderate
  • Advantages: attractive colour, good resistance to athracnose and powdery mildew, regular bearer
  • Disadvantages: poor to mederate yields, very small fruit size
  • Irrigation: not indicated
  • Fertilizer: not indicated
  • Pesticides: Dushban, mars
  • Fungicides: Not indicated

The variety has small- to medium-sized fruit (average weight 280 g) is very attractive showing a bright yellow ground colour with a heavy crimson blush and prominent beak. The average fruit dimensions are: 10.5 cm length by 7.9 cm width.
The skin is thick, though easily separating and covered with numerous white/yellow lenticels. The flesh is quite firm, melting and juicy with little fiber, orange-yellow, rich, spicy and sweet with a strong pleasant aroma. It is of good to excellent quality.
The seed is mono-embryonic. The trees are medium-sized with a large open canopy and are regular producers but yield is moderate with good resistance to anthracnose and powdery mildew (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