Mango is one of the popular fruits in the world due to its attractive color, delicious taste and excellent nutritional properties. Known for its sweet fragrance and flavor, the mango has delighted the senses for more than 4000 years. A celebrated fruit, mango, now produced in most of the tropical parts of the globe.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Morphology of mango fruit

The mango fruit is a large, fleshy drupe, containing an edible mesocarp of the varying thickness. The mesocarp is resinous and highly variable with respect to shape, size, colur, presence of the fiber and flavor.

The outer thin and leathery part is the epicarp. Epicarp is thick yellowish to reddish in color. The endocarp, the innermost is hard and stony.

The exocarp is thick and glandular. Mesocarp is surrounding a fibrous, hard stone containing a single seed.

The seed may be either monoembryonic or polyembryonic, with fruit of the former classified as Indian India and the latter as Indo-Chinese.
Morphology of mango fruit
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