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Types of Mangoes
[Food-September 2008]

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!

[Source: mango.org]

Mango Varieties

Types of Mangos
Name of Mango Place of Origin Season Flavor Shape Color Texture
Haden Mango 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
Tommy/Atkins Mango 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
Keitt Mango Mexico June to August Rich and fruity Large, oval shape Green with slight dark red blush Very smooth
Kent Mango 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
Francine Mango Haiti March to August Sweet, spicy Medium to large, flattened oval Greenish to bright yellow Soft and juicy with some fiber
Ataulfo Mango Mexico February to August Delicate spicy-sweet flavor Small, flattened oval shape Yellow Buttery

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3 Responses to “Types of Mangoes”

  1. gisele Says:

    Place of origin (mangos)is eastern india. Spain in 1492 discovered the new world and mangos where introduce in Cuba and the rest of the caribean islands.

  2. mathias Says:

    looking for more details about plant mangos

  3. jacques Says:

    Will the Tommy mango grow in Stilbaai ( western Cape ?)

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