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Mango (Mangifera indica)
"Mangifera indica" is the scientific name.
I bought the tree 3 years ago (1996). At the time its hardly looking "tree" but a stick (less than 1 cm thick and 60cm long with a few hair like roots attached on the bottom, without that its even harder to find which one is bottom).
I bought the tree just for some shadow against the strong afternoon sun.
It grown very fast.
One day we discovered a few bulb of mango fruite on the tree. Its like it tries to prove what it supposed to be.
We harvested the first three and sampled with some reluctance.
I sent half a dozen of mango to my mother a few month ago. Thus, she will witness that I am not exaggerating.
The picture on the right is added in December 1999. Its flower of Mango tree at my house.
Here is some facts about Mango tree.
Seedling trees tend to have furry seeds, making juice extraction awkward, and their flavor is often marred by a bitter aftertaste. Selected cultivars have superior fruit, sweet to the last with smooth pits; 'Alphonso' is universally regarded as the finest."
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