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From Israel and Peru, Agro Star delivers a diverse range of top quality mango varieties to the major markets in Europe where this native Southern Asian fruit is in high demand. Operating in two opposite climatic zones, Agro Star is in a unique position to offer it clients a continuous supply of prime quality mango during the summer and winter seasons in the major markets of Europe.

Mango trees (Mangifera indica L.) reach 35-40 m in height, with a crown radius of 10 m. The tree is long-lived with some specimens known to be over 300 years old and still fruiting. In deep soil the taproot descends to a depth of 6 metres (20 feet), and the profuse, wide-spreading feeder roots also send down many anchor roots which penetrate for several feet. The leaves are evergreen, alternate, simple, 15-35 cm long and 6-16 cm broad; when the leaves are young they are orange-pink, rapidly changing to a dark glossy red, then dark green as they mature. The flowers are produced in terminal panicles 10-40 cm long; each flower is small and white with five petals 5-10 mm long, with a mild sweet odor suggestive of lily of the valley. The fruit takes from three to six months to ripen.

The ripe fruit is variable in size and color, and may be yellow, orange, red or green when ripe, depending on the cultivar.When ripe, the unpeeled fruit gives off a distinctive resinous sweet smell. In its center is a single flat oblong pit that can be fibrous or hairy on the surface, depending on the cultivar. Inside the pit 1-2 mm thick is a thin lining covering a single seed, 4-7 cm long, 3-4 cm wide, and 1 cm thick. The seed contains the plant embryo.

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