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Maldivian Mango

Mangifera indica

Notes:

During our examination we did a full description of the Maldivian Variety and made some remarkable findings about it. We found a tree more than 300 years old (est.) in S.Hulhudhoo and several other old age trees in Gn.Fuvahmullah. So we can clearly state the variety as being indigenous to Maldives. We were also able to state that our variety has high fiber content and has a remarkably good shelf life after being harvested, (15-20 days at least). Upon investigating the seed we could clearly identify it as polyembryonic; which came to us as a surprise as it is very rare to find a small mango variety like this to have polyembryonic seeds. It also meant a lot of good things about our variety. It meant that there is no chance for us to loose our variety due to any cross breeding or create new strains of the variety. And there is a high chance that this variety is not closely related to any Indian or other Asian variety making it quite possible that this variety is our own and not to be found anywhere else in the world. Having polyembryonic seeds also means that with one seed 4-6 plants will grow. This can be noticed in many households which has mangoes where we noticed that there are always more 2-3 trees growing close by to each other.

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14 Comments

Nitch
Nitch 10 years ago

Added one more pic to show the work of the polyembryonic seedling... 3 plants growing from one seed... :-D

achmmad
achmmad 10 years ago

truly, nice trick you've done Nitch!

Nitch
Nitch 10 years ago

Thank you...

For the first shot, i simply cut the mango in half (without destroying the seed) and then wiped off the excess juices with a piece of cloth...

as for the hairy seed shot.... i washed of all the juices and blow dried it to make it look like that... hehe... wanted to show all the fibers... ;-)

LucBertrand
LucBertrand 10 years ago

nice work !!!! instructive and very beautiful pictures !

Nitch
Nitch 10 years ago

thanks guys... :-)

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 10 years ago

Great info! Great photography!

arlanda
arlanda 10 years ago

very interesting info

Nitch
Nitch 10 years ago

prolific?

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 10 years ago

Very intresting information....Thanks.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

That is one prolific mango tree!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Amazing information. Thanks for sharing Nitch.

Nitch
Nitch 10 years ago

Anytime apple... :-)

Apple
Apple 10 years ago

Very cool, I just learned something here for sure. Thanks for sharing Nitch!

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 years ago

How interesting.

Nitch
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Maldives

Spotted on Apr 8, 2009
Submitted on Mar 21, 2012

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