Mangos are grown in tropical climates all over the world. The mangos in the U.S. come mostly from Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Guatemala and Haiti. These countries harvest their mango crops at different times of the year, which means we get to enjoy mangos all year round.
In your grocery store, you’ll most likely find one of the five varieties described below. Each one has a unique flavor and texture. Look for different varieties. Try mangos at different stages of ripeness and at different times of the year. You’ll be glad you did!
|Types of Mangos|
|Name of Mango||Place of Origin||Season||Flavor||Shape||Color||Texture|
|Mexico, Ecuador, Peru||October to December
March to May
|Luscious||Medium to large and oval to round shape||Green to yellow with red highlights||Firm|
|Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru||Year-round||Mildly sweet||Medium to large with oval or oblong shape||Golden to greenish skin with crimson blush||Firm, fairly fibrous texture|
|Mexico||June to August||Rich and fruity||Large, oval shape||Green with slight dark red blush||Very smooth|
|Mexico, Ecuador, Peru||January to March
May to August
|Vibrant||Large oval shape||Greenish skin with dark red blush and small yellow dots||Juicy and tender|
|Haiti||March to August||Sweet, spicy||Medium to large, flattened oval||Greenish to bright yellow||Soft and juicy with some fiber|
|Mexico||February to August||Delicate spicy-sweet flavor||Small, flattened oval shape||Yellow||Buttery|