6 Popular Types of Mangoes | Mango Varieties

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There are hundreds of types of mangoes that are cultivated. Each type of mango has a unique texture and flavor, so try different varieties at different stages of ripeness and at different times of the year. In this blog, we will discuss the six most popular types of mangoes in detail.

  1. Honey
  2. Francis
  3. Haden
  4. Keitt
  5. Kent
  6. Tommy Atkins

HONEY (ATAULFO)

Honey mangos have a very small seed, so there is a high flesh-to-seed percentage.

  • Its flavor is sweet and sour with tropical fruit notes
  • It is a tropical fruit
  • Its texture is smooth, firm flesh with no fibers
  • Its color is Vibrant yellow
  • Its shape is Small, flattened oblong shape
  • Its skin turns to a deep golden color and minor wrinkles appear when fully ripe.
  • PRIMARY SOURCE COUNTRY: Peru, Mexico, , Brazil and Ecuador
  • PEAK AVAILABILITY TIME: March to July

 

FRANCIS

The Francis mango grows on small farms.

  • Its flavor is sweet and fruity
  • It is a peach and tropical fruit
  • Its texture is soft, juicy flesh with fibers
  • Its color is Bright yellow skin with green overtones
  • Its Shape is Oblong and sigmoid S-shape
  • EXTERNAL RIPENING INDICATORS: Green overtones reduce and the yellow becomes extra golden as the mango ripens.
  • PRIMARY SOURCE COUNTRY: Ecuador and Haiti
  • PEAK AVAILABILITY TIME: May to June

HADEN

Haden is also one of the famous types of mango.

  • Its flavor is sweet and sour
  • It is a tropical fruit with high peach notes
  • Its texture is firm flesh due to fine fibers
  • Its color is red with green and yellow overtones and small white spots
  • Its shape is an oval to round shape
  • RIPENING: Green mangoes turn to yellow as it ripens.
  • PRIMARY SOURCE COUNTRY: Peru, Mexico and Ecuador
  • PEAK AVAILABILITY TIME: March to May

KEITT

Keitt mangos are popular in Asian countries.

  • Its flavor is sweet and fruity
  • It is high in citrus notes
  • Its texture is firm, juicy flesh with some fibers
  • Its color is Dark to medium green and sometimes  with a pink blush over a small part of the mango
  • Its shape is Large and oval
  • RIPENING: Skin stays green even when it ripens.
  • PRIMARY SOURCE COUNTRY:United States,  Mexico, Ecuador and  Brazil
  • PEAK AVAILABILITY TIME: March to April and August to September

KENT

Kent mangoes Origin from Florida in the 1940’s, Kent mangos are best mangos for drying and juicing.

  • Its flavor is sweet and sour
  • It is peach and tropical fruit
  • Its texture is Juicy, tender flesh with some fibers
  • Its color is dark green and often has a dark red above a small part of the mango
  • Its shape is a Large oval
  • RIPENING: Yellow undertones or spots cover more of the mango as it ripens.
  • PRIMARY SOURCE COUNTRY: Peru, Mexico and Ecuador
  • PEAK AVAILABILITY Time: December, January and February

TOMMY ATKINS

Tommy Atkins mangoes come originally from Florida; it is the most widely grown commercial variety in United States.

  • Its flavor is Tart with sweet
  • It is Small hints of tropical fruit and citrus
  • Its texture is firm flesh and high in fibers
  • Its color is dark red blush often covers most of the mango with green and orange-yellow accents
  • Its shape is medium to large with oval or oblong.
  • PRIMARY SOURCE COUNTRY: Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador and Guatemala
  • PEAK AVAILABILITY TIME: March to July

SOME OTHER VARIETIES OF MANGO

Although the six types mentioned above represent the most commonly available mango varieties in the USA market, there are some other varieties of mango that you can find as well.

Alphonse

This Indian variety is a mild-tasting mango with firm flesh that can variety in skin color from purple to yellow, and is oblong in shape.

Edward

This fiber-free sweet and tasty flavored mango can range in color from pink to yellow, and is round or oblong in shape.

Kesar

This Indian variety is a fiber-free tasty mango that can differ in color from green to yellow with a round shape.

Manila

This fiber-free tasty mango can variety in color from orange to yellow to pink, and has a narrow shape.

Palmer

This mild flavored, firm flesh mango varieties from purple to red to yellow, and is oblong in shape.

 

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