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Carabao (mango)

The Carabao mango, also known as the Philippine mango (Mangifera indica var. carabao[1]), is a variety of mango. It is one of the most important varieties of mango cultivated in the Philippines. The variety is reputed internationally due to its sweetness and exotic taste.[2][3] The mango variety was listed as the sweetest in the world by the 1995 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.[4]

Mango 'Carabao'
Mango Carabao Asit ftg.jpg
Green Carabao Mango fruits
Genus Mango
Cultivar 'Carabao'
Origin Philippines

There are 14 different strains of Carabao mango.[5] These strains include the Talaban and Fresco of Guimaras, MMSU Gold of the Ilocos Region and Lamao and Sweet Elena of Zambales. A comparative study conducted by Bureau of Agricultural Research of the Department of Agriculture in 2003 found that the Sweet Elena of Zambales is the sweetest Carabao mango strain.[6]

See alsoEdit

  • Mangga wani (Mangifera caesia) - Also known as Bayuno; another species of Mango native to the Philippines


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  2. ^ "Course:Go Mango, Hit the Jackpot!". E-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Delmo, Gemma (10 December 2010). "Carabao mango: Philippine's sweet pride". Far Eastern Agriculture. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Bayarong, Anthony (9 April 2011). "Farmers urged to produce sweet mangoes for export". Sun Star Pampanga. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Reyes, Rizal Raoul (20 May 2014). "PMSFC modernizing mango farming in PHL". Business Mirror. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Fernandez, Rudy (2 December 2006). "Zambales Mango is RP's Sweetest". Philippine Star. Retrieved 1 August 2014.