Mango expert, author and tropical fruit horticulturalist Dr. Noris Ledesma discusses mango history, uses, and culture around the world. Doctor Noris Ledesma is the Chairman of the Florida State Horticultural Society, a horticulturist specialist in tropical fruits. Her work experience includes throughout Latin America, Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Africa, India, Oman and Saudi Arabia. She is a courtesy professor at the University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead FL. Currently work as a consultant with mango industry in Peru, USA, Mexico and the Middle East.
Her work includes collecting Mangifera species and their contribution to the people of Borneo. Undergoing research includes creating interspecific hybrids between Mangifera indica and selected species. Mark Diamond interviews Dr Ledesma about her search for a "perfect mango."