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Mangoes

Brief Description

Mangoes are tropical fruits that belong to the same family as that of pistachios, gandaria, mombin, and ashews. It originated in South-East Asia and is the most important crop among the tropical and subtropical fruits grown in more than 110 countries of the world. In Rwanda, Mango is cultivated in all the provinces, although the Eastern Province is well suited for mango production. Mangoes contribute to farmer family diets as well as serving as a cash crop.

  • Type of varieties grown in Rwanda: Zillate, Alfonso, Apple, Kent, Keitt, Sensation, Tommy atkins, Bire and Dodo.
  • Cultivation locations in Rwanda: Burera, Musanze, Ngororero, Nyamasheke, Muhanga, and Kamonyi districts
  • Climatic conditions for growth: Well suited in both tropical and subtropical conditions in Rwanda temperatures between 20-26°C. Suitable in a dry period of at least 3 months during flowering and sufficient heat during fruit ripening time
  • Destination: DRC and Uganda