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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Keywords

Mangoes, Plant breeding, Cultivars, Hybridization, Australia

First Page Number

29

Last Page Number

32

Abstract

The Australian mango industry is currently dominated by Kensington Pride which comprises some 80 per cent of all plantings. This is in contrast to other countries with modern export industries such as South Africa, Israel and Mexico, which are based on three to five cultivars. A joint venture between Agriculture Western Australia, the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (DPI), the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPIF) and the CSIRO commenced six years ago to generate a wide range of promising new mango hybrids that can meet both domestic and export market requirements. There has been considerable success to date.

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