Today we are going to talk about a extraordinary fruit « mango «, Which adapts to the subtropical climate of southern Spain and which has also reached the Plantae sensors . As we will detail later, the mango needs controlled irrigation.

It is a very colorful tree, with large leaves, therefore produces a lot of shade and wants heat, sun and controlled humidity.

Plantae does not sell plants or advise on the variety or type of mango to be planted in your area or region. We are dedicated to the design, development and commercialization of wireless sensor technology for water saving and crop production improvement.

Irrigation

The handle needs a lot of controlled humidity. Suffer right away with water stress.

The type of soil also influences the filtration of water into deeper soils, therefore irrigation must be frequent and controlled by sensors that in real time indicate the needs of the plant at all times.

Sensores en Málaga en Mango
Humidity and conductivity sensors - Málaga

In the image we can see two sensors at two depths of 40 and 60 centimeters that measure humidity and conductivity indicating salt accumulation and the need for irrigation.

The mango is especially sensitive to salinity and as the water distances it increases. For this reason they must be frequent and with the right amount you need.

Mango production in Spain

For all the requirements we have cited, the regions that best adapt to mango cultivation are:

  • Balearic Islands
  • Southern Andalusia, especially Malaga, Granada and Almeria,
  • Murcia.
  • Canary Islands
  • Valencian Community.El mango en España

Mango varieties

The most prominent and cultivated in our country are:

  • Osteen, one of the earliest and the most produced in Spain.
  • Keitt, late production.
  • Kent, mid season.
  • Tommy Atkins, the earliest, since August.

Variedades de mango

Type of mango soil

You need a soil with enough depth to let your roots develop that are broad and deep and at the same time light and very drained.Terreno idóndeo para el mango

In the compact lands it is difficult to root and this has an impact on the good growth of the tree.

 

Weather

We have already commented that it requires a subtropical climate, and it is therefore throughout the Mediterranean basin where it manages to adapt.

  • It does not tolerate cold temperatures. It therefore requires moderate winters.
  • They hurt late frosts.
  • It requires humidity and very controlled irrigation without waterlogging.
Sensores en frutal en Argelia-riego controlado por sensores de humedad
Sensors in mango plantation in Algeria