Mexico is emerging as the largest exporter of mango worldwide. Mexico cultivates mango intensively thanks to the suitability of its weather conditions, especially in tropical areas with humid climates that have deep soils and sufficient drainage to be able to develop this crop.
The mango tree belongs to the Anacardiaceae family and, according to estimates, there are more than 130 existing species, even though only 8 are officially recognized. Mexico is one of the countries where the largest number of mango species are produced.
Mango does not withstand extreme cold weather or strong winds and can reach 30 meters in its natural habitat and can have an aggressive behavior when it comes to competing for sunlight, as it is able to cover other trees of the same height to receive solar radiation.
Mango is one of the most anticipated seasonal fruits in Mexico, as the production can reach extraordinary quantities where it is grown intensively. The fruit is even exported to countries in Europe and Asia.