Saturday, April 19, 2014

Introduction of Mango in United States

The cultivated mango originated in southeastern Asia, and was brought to England during colonization of India. Later in 1742 mangoes were found growing in the West Indies.

Mangoes have been grown in the United States since 1824, when Capt. John Meek brought then to Hawaii.

They first reach the continental US in 1833, when Henry Perrine introduced them in the Miami area.

The first recorded successful introduction of mango into Florida was made in 1861, where only a few varieties were grown.

Since their introduction to Florida, they have grown to become an important cash crop as well as an exceptionally popular backyard tree.

In 1889, the United States Department of Agriculture introduced a grafted variety from India called the ‘Mulgoa’ also known as ‘Mulgoba’ in the United States.

It was followed by the introduction of several hundred accessions in the 20th century from South-east Asia, India and from other mango areas of the word.

Asians and Hispanics living in the United States account for a significant percentage of sales.
Introduction of Mango in United States
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