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Zill
    Zill

  • Origin: Florida-Lake Warth
  • Fruit size: Small/medium
  • Weight in grams: 500
  • Yield: Moderate/heavy
  • Fruit color: yellow with crimson blush
  • Fresh color: deep yellow
  • Fibre content: none
  • Seed type: monoembryonic
  • Fruit shape: ovate
  • Seed percentage: 8
  • Eating quality: Good/excellent
  • Regularity of bearing: regular
  • Tree habit: Moderate and upright
  • County: Muranga,Makueni
  • Harvesting season: January/February/March
  • Pest attack: Research ongoing
  • Disease: Anthracnose, blacksport
  • Susceptibility: High
  • Advantages: Early season cultivar, regular producer, outstanding quality
  • Disadvantages: Not a good shipper, danger of internal breakdown, low/moderate resistance to diseases
  • Irrigation: not indicated
  • Fertilizer: Research ongoing
  • Pesticides: Research ongoing
  • Fungicides: Research ongoing

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