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    Mango Varieties

    Available throughout the seasons

    Throughout the year, you'll most likely find at least one mango of the six varieties described below. Each mango has a unique flavor and texture, so try different varieties at different stages of ripeness and at different times of the year. You'll be glad you did.

    Ataulfos



    Ataulfos have a very small seed, so there is a high flesh to seed ratio.


    Flavor: Sweet and creamy
    Texture: Smooth, firm flesh with no fibers
    Color: Vibrant yellow
    Shape: Small, flattened oval shape
    Ripening Cues: Skin turns to a deep golden color and small wrinkles appear when fully ripe. Squeeze gently to judge ripeness.
    Peak Availability: March to July
    Primary Source Country: Mexico

    Francis












    The Francis grows on small farms throughout Haiti.

    Flavor: Rich, spicy and sweet
    Texture: Soft, juicy flesh with fibers
    Color: Bright yellow skin with green overtones
    Shape: Oblong and sigmoid S-shape
    Ripening Cues: Green overtones diminish and the yellow becomes more golden as the Francis ripens. Squeeze gently to judge ripeness.
    Peak Availability: May to July
    Primary Source Country: Haiti


    Haden












    The fruiting of the Haden mango in 1910 inspired the creation of a large-scale mango industry in South Florida. The industry has since then been greatly reduced by the impact of development and hurricanes.

    Flavor: Rich, with aromatic overtones
    Texture: Firm flesh due to fine fibers
    Color: Bright red with green and yellow overtones and small white dots
    Shape: Medium to large with an oval to round shape
    Ripening Cues: Green areas of the mango turn to yellow as it ripens. Squeeze gently to judge ripeness.
    Peak Availability: April and May
    Primary Source Country: Mexico 
     

    Keitt












    Keitts are popular in Asian cultures, where they are enjoyed in its mature-green stage or even as pickles.

    Flavor: Sweet and fruity
    Texture: Firm, juicy flesh with limited fibers
    Color: Dark to medium green, sometimes with a pink blush over a small portion of the mango
    Shape: Large oval shape
    Ripening Cues: Skin stays green even when ripe. Squeeze gently to judge ripeness.
    Peak Availability: August and September
    Primary Source Countries: Mexico, United States
     

    Kent












    Originating from Florida in the 1940’s, Kents are ideal mangos for juicing and drying.

    Flavor: Sweet and rich
    Texture: Juicy, tender flesh with limited fibers
    Color: Dark green and often has a dark red blush over a small portion of the mango
    Shape: Large oval shape
    Ripening Cues: Kents have yellow undertones or dots that cover more of the mango as it ripens. Squeeze gently to judge ripeness.
    Peak Availability: January to March and June to August
    Primary Source Countries: Mexico, Ecuador, Peru

    Tommy Atkins












    Hailing originally from Florida, Tommy Atkins is themost widely grown commercial variety coming into the United States.

    Flavor: Mildly and sweet
    Texture: Firm flesh due to fibers throughout
    Color: A dark red blush often covers much of the fruit with green and orange-yellow accents
    Shape: Medium to large with oval or oblong shape
    Ripening Cues: This mango may not provide any visual cues. Squeeze gently to judge ripeness.
    Peak Availability: March to July and October to January
    Primary Source Countries: Mexico, Guatemala,
    Brazil,Ecuador, Peru
     

    Additional Mango Varieties

    Although the six varieties above represent the most common mango varieties available in the U.S. marketplace, there are a few others you might find as well. With hundreds of varieties the possibilities are endless!
     
    • Alphonse – This Indian variety is a mild flavored, firm fleshed mango which can range from purple to yellow skin with an oblong shape
    • Edward – This sweet and spicy flavored, fiberless mango can range from pink to yellow skin with a round or oblong shape
    • Kesar – This Indian variety is a sweet flavored, fiberless mango which can range from green to yellow skin with a round shape
    • Manila – This sweet flavored, fiberless mango can range from orange to yellow to pink skin with a slender shape
    • Palmer – This mild flavored, firm fleshed mango can range from purple to red to yellow skin with an oblong shape

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