Fairchild prepares for mango festival

  • Richard Campbell, senior curator of tropical fruit at The Fairchild Farm, describes the history of mango cultivation during a tour of the facility, Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in Homestead. The farm is home to more than 450 varieties, many of which will be available for tasting during the 18th annual International Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. DANIEL BOCK / PHOTO BY DANIEL BOCK

  • Richard Campbell, senior curator of tropical fruit at The Fairchild Farm, slices mango samples during a tour of the facility, Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in Homestead. The farm is home to more than 450 varieties of mangoes, many of which will be available for tasting during the 18th annual International Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. DANIEL BOCK / PHOTO BY DANIEL BOCK

  • Richard Campbell, senior curator of tropical fruit at The Fairchild Farm, labels some of the varieties of mangoes grown at the facility, Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in Homestead. The farm is home to more than 450 types, many of which will be available for tasting during the 18th annual International Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. DANIEL BOCK / PHOTO BY DANIEL BOCK

  • Some of the more than 450 varieties of mangoes from The Fairchild Farm in Homestead, Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Many of the mangoes grown at the farm will be available for tasting during the 18th annual International Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. DANIEL BOCK / PHOTO BY DANIEL BOCK

  • Some of the more than 450 varieties of mangoes from The Fairchild Farm in Homestead, Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Many of the mangoes grown at the farm will be available for tasting during the 18th annual International Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. DANIEL BOCK / PHOTO BY DANIEL BOCK

  • One of the more than 450 varieties of mangoes from The Fairchild Farm in Homestead, Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Many of the mangoes grown at the farm will be available for tasting during the 18th annual International Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. DANIEL BOCK / PHOTO BY DANIEL BOCK

  • Richard Campbell, senior curator of tropical fruit at The Fairchild Farm, compares mangoes from different parts of the world during a tour of the facility, Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in Homestead. The farm is home to more than 450 varieties, many of which will be available for tasting during the 18th annual International Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. DANIEL BOCK / PHOTO BY DANIEL BOCK