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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
May 30, 2016 3:32 PM CST
Hi ,
would like to know how do they create new variety of Mangos?
prabhi s
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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May 30, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Hi Prabhi.
Have try to hybridize them ? But it will need many years and lot of space to grow many tree to select later. Smiling
Name: Evan
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May 30, 2016 7:43 PM CST

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Hi prabhi s,
To create new varieties seed parents which produce monoembryonic seeds are used. The single embryo having the gene's of both parents.
Generally, varieties of Mango with polyembryonic seeds produce multiple shoots which are genetically identical clones of the mother plant. Usually one shoot, from the fertilized embryo, has the genes of both parents.

Common Mango (Mangifera indica 'Mallika') is an example of a monoembryonic mango. We have 25 others in our database. Check "monoembryonic" to see them.
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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
May 31, 2016 5:03 AM CST
Thank you ,Grew Malika around 12 years ago brought the plant from Unversity of Agricultural Scinces at Hebbal Bangalore, along with a pomegranate hybrid "Joythi" eventually lost boath plants.
Thank you
Prabhi S
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