Mangoes on the East African Coast

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1949
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Sethi, R.W
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It would be difficult to say just when the mango was first introduced into East Africa.There are large numbers of enormous trees of unknown age all the way along the coast from Lamu to Mokowe, Mpeketoni, Witu, Kipini and from Malindi and its hinterland, all the way to Mombasa and beyond. Little doubt can exist that the earliest cultivation of this tree as a food crop dates back to the days of the old Arab settlers with their slave labour-perhaps back so far as the time when ancient Gede, and other settlements of similar age that are dotted along the coast, were enjoying their glory.
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, XV (No. 2), p. 98-99
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