Prices of mango in the country have gone down in recent weeks…But folks, did you know that a mango harvested from a tree owned by a couple from Iligan City, Philippines owns the Guinness Book of World Records as the heaviest? Way back in 2009, a mango presented by Sergio and Maria Socorro Bodiongan weighed 3.435 kg (7.57 lb).
It was presented during the Sundayag Celebration’s Pinaka Contest in Cagayan de Oro City on August 27, 2009. The mango, of the Florida Keitt variety, measured 30.48 cm (12 in) in length, 49.53 cm (19.5 in) in circumference and 17.78 cm (7 in) in width, was harvested from a tree by owned by Sergio and Maria Bodiongan in Tubod, Iligan City that yields an average of 100 larger-than-average mangoes every season. Read Guinness World Record HERE.
They call it “Mangoming”, a local mango variety which can satisfy a group. Compare it with the regular sized mango.
Here’s the mango tree which produces the heaviest mango.
For a long time, it continues to bear the largest and heaviest mangoes.
Just recently, 10 years since the world record, it was featured again by TV Patrol Northern Mindanao. Watch below.