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Mangifera indica, commonly known as mango, is a tropical fruit tree native to South Asia. Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits all over the world, especially in India.

The popularity of mango in the Indian subcontinent is underscored by the fact that it is the national fruit of both India and Pakistan.

The mango has a long history of cultivation dating back over 4,000 years. Mango trees are very long-lived, with some living up to 300 years.

There are over a thousand varieties of mango, varying in size, colour and flavour. The size of the tree also varies, ranging from a few metres to 30 metres high.

Common names: "aam" (Hindi), "maamidi" (Telugu), "maavina kayi" (Kannada), and "manga" (Tamil and Malayalam).


Growing a mango tree

The mango tree prefers well-drained soil in a warm and humid location. The tree needs full sun to bear fruit. Depending on the local weather, the water requirement varies. In any case, watering during the fruiting season is recommended. Shortly before the flowering period, however, watering is avoided or limited.


When planting a mango tree, it is important to provide enough space for the tree to spread out. Since the tree's canopy size varies, the planting distance should take the needs of the specific variety into consideration.


Apart from removing the dead branches, regular pruning is not done for mango trees.

Though best planted on the ground, certain mango varieties can be grown in containers with good results.


Mango Fruit Description and Taste

Mango is an oblong-shaped, single-seed fruit that can weigh from 50 grams to a kilogram. The skin of the fruit is typically green when unripe. Depending on the variety, it may turn yellow, orange, red, or remain green as it ripens. The flesh is sweet and juicy, with a unique flavour that varies depending on the variety of mango.


The fruit is commonly eaten fresh but can also be used in a variety of dishes, including chutneys, shakes, and a variety of desserts. Mango pulp is used for making juices and ice creams.


Mango is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, dietary fibre and antioxidants. Eating mango improves digestion, boosts immunity, and also helps reduce inflammation.

  • Nam Doc Mai

    Nam Doc Mai is a very popular variety of mango, native to Thailand. Nam doc mai does not become a large tree. Furthermore, it can be kept compact by pruning.

    It is also highly disease resistant and gives consistent fruit. Nam doc mai is also suitable for growing in large containers.

    Nam doc mai mangoes have a very pleasant smell. Its flesh is juicy and sweet with no fiber. The fruit has an elongated shape with a very thin seed. It is best plucked when a colour change appears before fully ripe.


    Since it is fleshy and with no fibre, it quickly becomes soft. For that reason, it is not generally recommended for commercial planting. However, it is one of the best mango varieties to be planted in a homestead.

  • Kalapadi Mango

    The Kalapadi mango tree has a short growth habit and can be grown compactly. It grows best in full sun, but can manage in slightly shade conditions too. It is named after the place Kalapadi in Tamil Nadu where it was originally found.

    It produces bunches of juicy, delicious mangoes every year. It has a powdery texture on its skin and is generally devoid of pest issues. 

    Kalapadi mangoes have an average size, with 6-7 making a kilogram. It has a thick skin and when ripe, has a yellow-orange pulp with very less fibre. Though most of the fruiting happens during season, it produces multiple times a year.

    Its pleasant aroma and sweet taste make it a very popular mango variety.

    Kalapadi mango is a very good choice for growing in containers.

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Saphal Kalapadi Mango Graft Plants

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Kalapadi mangoes are known for their pleasant aroma and taste. It fruits 2-3 times a year and can also grow in slightly shaded conditions. The powdery coating on its skin protects it from fruit flies and other pests. Kalapadi mango plants take very little space to grow as it is a small tree.

Variety Name: Kalapadi Mango

Scientific name:  Mangifera indica

Propagation method: Grafting

Plant size: Medium

Supplier: Saphal Agro

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