Mango production in Bangladesh
Mango grows well in Rajshahi and Chapainawabgonj
Mango is grown under a tropical and sub-tropical climate. The Mango grows up to an altitude of 4600 feet (1400m) but the fruiting is poor above 2000 feet. Altitude also affects the time of flowering. It is reported that for each 400 ft. increase in altitude, flowering is retarded by four days. Similarly for each degree of latitude south or north of the tropics, flowering is delayed by four days. So, the range of latitude and altitude in Bangladesh especially in Rajshahi and Chapainawabgonj is basically good for mango. The most suitable mean annual temperature ranges between 20 and 30°C. Rajshahi and Chapainawabgonj area’s overall mean temperature in summer ranges between 25°C and 33°C, and in winter between 11°C and 26°C.
The mango can be grown in almost all kinds of soil, but the most desirable soil is one which is of medium texture, that is deep and well drained and has a pH range of 5.5 to 7.5 and a water table below 180 cm around the year. These soil features are also present in Rajshahi and Chapainawabgonj area that’s why mango grows well in these area.