Description

Mangoes

Types of Mangoes:

  1. Common Mango (Mangifera indica):

    • Description: Common mangoes are the most widely cultivated type and come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. They have a smooth skin that ranges from green to yellow, orange, or red when ripe. The flesh is juicy and sweet, with a fibrous texture near the seed.
    • Subtypes:
      • Alphonso (Hapus): Known for its rich, creamy texture and intense sweetness. Considered one of the best-tasting mango varieties.
      • Tommy Atkins: A popular commercial variety with a mild, sweet flavor and firm texture.
      • Kent: Smooth, sweet, and aromatic flesh with minimal fibers. Often preferred for eating fresh.
    • Grades: Mangoes are graded based on size, shape, color, and overall quality. Grades may include Fancy, Choice, and Standard.
    • Moisture Content: Typically high moisture content, around 80-85%.
    • Counts: Sold by weight or quantity per box (e.g., 8-12 mangoes per box).
  2. Ataulfo Mango (Mangifera indica 'Ataulfo'):

    • Description: Also known as Champagne or Honey mango, Ataulfo mangoes are smaller and oval-shaped with a golden-yellow skin when ripe. They have a smooth, buttery texture and are exceptionally sweet and aromatic.
    • Subtypes: N/A
    • Grades: Similar grading criteria as common mangoes, focusing on appearance, size, and quality.
    • Moisture Content: Comparable to common mangoes, around 80-85%.
    • Counts: Sold by weight or quantity per box.
  3. Keitt Mango (Mangifera indica 'Keitt'):

    • Description: Keitt mangoes are large, green-skinned mangoes that remain green even when ripe. They have a mild, sweet flavor with a smooth, fiberless texture. Keitt mangoes are known for their extended shelf life.
    • Subtypes: N/A
    • Grades: Grading criteria are similar to other mango varieties, focusing on size, shape, and quality.
    • Moisture Content: Comparable to other mango varieties, around 80-85%.
    • Counts: Sold by weight or quantity per box.