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Kent Mango

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Kent Mango (Mangifera indica)

The Kent mango features a sweet and delicious taste which is further enhanced by their juicy flesh which has a limited number of fibers. Due to their texture and flavour, Kent mangos are ideal for juicing and drying. Kent mangoes are dark green having a dark red blush over a small portion of the fruit.

NZ grown Kent Mangoes are one of the best tasting mangoes in the market and much superior than the store bought Kent Mexican mango. They are however very rare and typically only available amongst the private growers up north.

Small - 1-2 years
Medium - 2+ years
Large - 3+ years
X Large - 4+ years

Photo #2 gives sizing indications for small, medium, large, extra large.

Disclaimer:
Although some seed grown plants are not true to type, they will still provide you with a delicious tasting fruit in years to come.

Plant Care Instructions Doc

Plant Care 

Light

Prefer full sun. A north facing wall is an ideal place to plant. Suitable for indoor growing with ample light exposure to ripen fruit.

Water

Water regularly around summer. Water once a week or less during winter. Will have higher success with cover over and protection from the rain.

Soil

Well-draining. Keep the soil just moist during growing season. Happy to be in a big pot but soil must be topped up regularly. For pot growing use citrus specific soil.

Fertiliser

Regular liquid fertiliser with high Phosphorus content every 3 months. Apply  citrus food vigorously during growth time, alternate with fish fertiliser high in nitrogen. Stop fertilising for 2 months after harvesting to encourage new bloom and growth cycle. Do not apply fertiliser when the plant is fruiting. 

Wind

Shelter from wind. Young plants need to be staked and protected.

Frost

Protect from frost, top cover is important.

Fruiting

1-2 years for grafted and cutting grown. 3+ years from seedlings.