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Mango 'Sensation'

Mangifera indica 'Sensation'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

Min

6m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A photo of Mango 'Sensation'
A photo of Mango 'Sensation'

Overview

The 'Sensation' mango cultivar produces a dark plum red, oval shaped fruit with succulent, aromatic yellow flesh. These tropical trees are medium to tall, with long, glossy, dark green leaves. Give it plenty of sun and regular water! Mango 'Sensation' is an evergreen fruit tree from the Anacardiaceae family. Mangos are a popular food, consumed around the world. This plant is a late-season mango cultivar, developed in South Florida, that was once commercially cultivated for Mango production. Mango 'Sensa​tion' produces excellent yields, but is now not as commonly grown due to problems with uneven ripening. Nonetheless, the delicious fruit, which is sweet and without fibres, is used in culinary applications, as well as having many health benefits. It is also used medicinally.

Common problems

Mango Weevils, Borers and the Tip Wilting insects can be problematic depending on the location mangoes are grown.

Propagation

Seed

Sowing time - Spring/Summer; Spacing - 6m; Sowing depth - plant embrio; Germination time - 1-3 months.

Cuttings

Cuttings are rarely successful, although experiments have shown that rooting may be improved by treating with ethylene, which destroys the root-inhibiting hormone in the cambium.

Special Features

Crop rotation

Medium Feeder

Repels harmful insects

Plant shows tolerance to bacterial black spot.

Attracts birds

Fruits are edible to various birds.​

Uses

Medicinal

Various parts of the plant are used as an antiseptic, astringent, dentifrice, diaphoretic, vermifuge, laxative, diuretic and laxative.

Edible

The fruit is eaten fresh, in salads and desserts and is​ used in various curry dishes, and drinks. The unripened fruit also makes delicious atchers i.e. Green mango atcher.