R2E2 was developed by the Department of Agriculture Australia. It was selected in 1982 by Ian Bally, Ross Wright and Peter Beal as a seedling progeny of the Florida variety Kent. It retained its original name, derived from Row 2 Experiment 2 its position in the field of the original tree at the DEEDI´s Bowen Research Station – Queensland Science.
Released for commercial production in 1991, Kent R2E2 has gained wide acceptance throughout all mango-growing regions in Australia. It has deep yellow-orange flesh and juicy notes of tropical peach, honey, and citrus, giving it a unique and fragrant aroma. Its smooth texture makes it perfect for adding an exotic twist to any food or beverage. It is a large, attractive mango with strong red blush, low fiber, and excellent shelf life. With its long shelf life, this is also highly sought after on the export market making it suitable for export by sea or air.
Kent R2E2 have been grown in Vietnam since 2003 through an agricultural cooperation project between Vietnam and Australia, chaired by Mr. John Ed.Morton. The mango garden was experimentally planted in Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. The trees are the grafting Kent R2E2 to Cam Ranh mango roots. The trees developed at an unexpectedly fast pace. Only in the second year did many trees bloom and bear fruit. What is interesting is that before that, the grafting the other Vietnamese mangos to Cam Ranh mango roots didn’t give the good the results, the trees did not bear fruit for many years.
Mr. John himself admitted that in terms of yield and quality, the Vietnamese-Australian mango Kent R2E2 is not inferior to the “genuine” mango, but most importantly, in terms of color, it surpasses the original mango variety grown in Australia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador.
Apple Mango Kent R2E2 Vietnam has exported to Japan, Hongkong, Singapore, Germany.
Mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, helping to make them a superfood. A mango serving size is equivalent to 3/4 cup of sliced mangos and is just 70 calories. It is great food for the diet. One serving provides 50% of your daily vitamin C, 8% of your daily Vitamin A and 8% of your daily vitamin B6, 7% of your daily fiber.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2016. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. USDA #09176 Mangos, raw.
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