Mango (Mangifera indica) is major fruit tree crop of the tropics and subtropics, particularly in Asia, where it is among the most economically important crops. Mango currently ranks 5th in global production of major fruit crops after Bananas, Citrus, Grapes, and Apples. Mango has very limited production in temperate Mediterranean climates and currently the only US states producing the fruit are California, Florida, and Hawaii. In California, mango grows in geographical range similar to avocado, including the southern coastal part of the state. However, unlike avocado, commercial production of mango in the Coachella desert is possible despite several challenges.
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