MMSU Exhibits Outstanding Mango Varieties
As part of the continuing drive to provide mango growers, exporters, importers, researchers, and enthusiasts a unique opportunity to learn about the different varieties of mango local and abroad, its production, mango farming technology, quality-by-products, health benefits, its global marketing, and profitability, the 16th National Mango Festival was conducted on May 12-14, 2017 at Eton Centris Walk, Quezon Ave., Quezon City. This year’s theme is “The Different Varieties of Mango in the World”.
Spearheaded by the AANI Mango Industry Association (AMIA), this year’s remarkable experience was highlighted by the conduct of various activities to include series of trainings on mango production and processing aimed at increasing the awareness and knowledge of various stakeholders on the recent development of mango industry in the country, product tasting, product sale and information technology, equipment and services, as well as product samplings of fresh and processed mangoes, and other agricultural produce/materials. Around 60 trade and retail booths participated in the festival.
MMSU, as one of the partners to this remarkable event exhibited and sold 9 of its outstanding mango varieties. These include MMSU Gold Carabao mango (NSIC 1997 Mn01-’MMSU Gold’), Corsino Mango (NSIC 2005 Mn 08 - ‘Corcino’ Mango), Prima Mango (NSIC 2005 Mn 04 - Prima’Mango), Sufaida, Haden, Nandoc-mai, Mapuliho, Katchamita, and Pahutan. All these varieties except for carabao mango are best eaten as green mango. In the festival, MMSU had the highest number of mango varieties exhibited and sold.