Until January, mango trees will dominate the urban landscape of Rio Preto. The trees are scattered to the four corners of the city, allowing everyone to help themselves
The end of the year is nearing; it is always marked by the mango season. It is at this time – from November to January – that the people of Rio Preto are swinging branches, climbing trees, handling sticks to pick the fruit. Or simply sitting in the shade of the mango tree enjoying a mango.
A mango tree can reach 40 meters in height, with a crown diameter of 20 meters, and the fruits appear after five years of planting. The most common species found here are: common mango, sword and tommy.
There is no exact number of how many mango trees are planted in the city, but, according to an estimate by the Department of Environment and Urbanism, the species is among the most planted fruit trees in the city, which has about 660,000 trees, of more than 100 species.
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