Dak Gan mango
Dak Gan mango

One of the outstanding agricultural products when referring to Dak Nong Geopark is mango tree grown in Dak Gan commune, Dak Mil district. The area of mango plantation in Dak Gan Commune is 250 ha with many varieties, e.g. Cat mango, Tuong mango, along with Thai and Taiwanese mango.

Surprisingly, the soil in this area is not favourable for other types of industrial crops such as coffee, pepper or tea but mango. The bedrock in this area is mostly strongly weathered shale, siltstone and sandstone, which although poor in nutrition contains ample groundwater with good drainage depth. Above the weathered bedrock, recent volcanic eruption (200,000-600,000 years ago) produced an iron-rich, dark-colored basaltic cover 30-50cm thick, which provides additional nutrition for mango growth.

There are two crops of mango annually, the main crop (from November to June next year) reaches 8-10 tons/ha, creating a stable source of income for the locals here.

The orientation of Dak Gan commune is to bring mango trees into long-term economic development, continue to convert other ineffective plants into mango plantation, bring the specialized area for mango crop up to 450-500 hectares in order to serve international and domestic consumption. Especially, encouraging and providing technical assistance for locals to cultivate mangoes in the direction of VietGap (Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices) to produce high-quality mango and ensure safety for consumers and sustainable environment.