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Monday, July 14, 2008

Magifera pajang

Rare wild mango, also known as Bambangan,Embang or Membangan. It is native to Borneo Island, particularly grown in Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei. Also found grown wild in the Kalimantan part of Borneo.

Tree has huge majestic column which can grows to 15-33 meter high. Has huge trunk with diameter of 30-70 cm. Supports a dense canopy of dark green leaves which is 17-45 cm. in lenght and width of 7-15 cm.

Tree prefers well drained alluvial soils but will also trive on upland soil.

Flowering is usually in March and the entire crown is covered with brilliant red inflorescence. Fruits sometimes rounded but usually egg shaped with length of 9.5-20 cm. and width of 6.5-17 cm.

The tough outer skin of the fruit can be remove easily. After making longitudinal cuts, the thick skin can be peeled from the peduncle to the apex. The bright orange delightful mango fragrance flesh is juicy and fibrous. Some cultivator's have less fiber with smooth juicy flesh.

1 comments:

~Cinta Milo Ais~ said...

oo...mango rupanye hehe..