Description

The Carabao mango, also known as the Philippine mango or the Champagne mango or the Manila Super mango is one of the most important varieties of mango cultivated in the Philippines. The variety is reputed internationally due to its sweetness and exotic taste.  The mango variety was listed as the sweetest in the world by the 1995 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

There are 14 different strains of Carabao mango.  These strains include the Talaban and Fresco of Guimaras, MMSU Gold of the Ilocos Region and Lamao and Sweet Elena of Zambales.  A comparative study conducted by the Philippiones Bureau of Agricultural Research of the Department of Agriculture in 2003 found that the Sweet Elena of Zambales is the sweetest Carabao mango strain.