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Varieties unknown
Packing 8 and 15 kgs cubic boxes
Storage 10 degrees Celsius
Size 4 to 7 cm
Availability July to October and April to June
Transportation conditions 10 degrees Celsius
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Senegal Mangosteen, also called purple mangosteen is a tropical dark, reddish fruit with a thick rind and juicy flesh nicknamed the queen of fruits. It is highly valued for its delicate texture and slightly astringent flavour and commonly eaten fresh canned or dried. 

The mangosteen tree is a slow-growing tree and can reach a height of 9.5 meters. It has a thick dark, green, glossy leaves 15 to 25 cm long with pink flowers. Flowers are about 6 cm large and contain four leaves. The dark purple-coloured fruits reach a size of about 4 to 7 cm. Inside the mangosteen fruit are 4 to 8 triangular segments containing juicy white flesh and seed. Mangosteen is highly nutritious, rich in powerful antioxidants and promotes the healthy immune system. It is also used to treat urinary tract infection UTIs, gonorrhoea and menstrual disorders mangosteen have been used for cancer treatment

Mangosteen was first introduced in Senegal by missionaries and explorers in the early 19th century.

Senegal Mangosteen varieties are not known, though it has been cultivated for many years. The occurrence of natural availability is also limited by the fact that seeds are of a sexual origin; they are formed from the nuclear tissue in the parthenocarpic fruit. However, a general type of cultivated mangosteen into two types; one with abundant fruits of variable size and large leaves the other with small fruits and small leaves.

Senegal mangosteen is an ultra-tropical. It requires a wet lowland tropical climate as exposure to temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius. For a prolonged period, they usually kill a mature plant. It grows up to 1500m above mean sea level, it requires high atmospheric humidity, and its annual rainfall is of at least 127 mm and no long periods of drought. Mangosteen does the best in deep fertile organic soil, especially sandy loam or laterite. A spacing of 10 to 12 m is recommended, and planting is preferably done at the beginning of the rainy season. When provided with care and management, mangosteen bears fruits 5 to 6 years field planting; fruit set is highly variable, there are two distinct fruiting seasons, one in July to October and another from April to June. Hand-picking is desirable to prevent fruit from falling to the ground, damaging the peel. Packaging of mangosteen is designed for a capacity of 8 kg and 15 kgs with two pattern arrangement of mangosteen, inside the package that faces centre cubic (FCC) and jumble Senegal is ranked 31st in the export of mangosteens and shares 0.3 percent of the global production. It exports them to Europe, The USA and other African countries.

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Other Fruits and Vegetables from Senegal: Senegal Capsicum, Senegal Guavas, Senegal Mangosteen,

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