This is an inflorescence of a mango plant. All mangoes are in the Mangifera genus, and there are many varieties, both wild and cultivated. Many commercially grown varieties are grown using grafting. In this process, the upper portion of a preferred variety is attached (grafted) to the root system of a different variety. This is done to make use of a better root system for a particular climate. Its a technique also commonly used in commercially grown grapes.

Most of the world’s mangoes are grown in India and China, though growers exist in most frost-free, tropical climates.

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