Mangoes are deservingly considered as a King of all fruits and it has got the reputation of world’s most popular fruit. Mango are widely cultivated and enjoyed in more than one hundred countries. As per the stats of FAO of UN, the top five mango producing countries across the world includes India, China, Thailand, Pakistan and Mexico. Mango trees thrive well in a warm and tropical climate. The domestic production of Mango in US is limited to Hawaii, Florida and parts of California. The majority of mangoes in US are imported from other countries for consumption. The major suppliers of mango include Mexico, Guatemala, Peru Ecuador, Brazil, and Haiti.
Some of the common varieties available in US and other foreign countries include the following.
Ataulfo – It is compact variety of Mango as it has a kidney-shaped form. The skin of Mango turns from green to a deep golden yellow when it is completely ripened. The inside of Mango is velvety smooth and it has no fibrous texture. It has a thinner pit and very sweet taste. It is available from March through July.
Haden – Haden Mangoes are medium and round mangos that appears oval-round in shape. Haden mangoes look yellow followed by a red-orange colour when it gets ripened. The pulp of Haden mango is juicy and yellow. It is also sweet in flavour and consists of moderate fibre. It is available from March through June.
Tommy Atkins – It is the hugely popular variety of mango that has large, oblong shape and possess green skin with hues of red. They are characterized by firm and juicy flesh along with smaller pit and moderate fibre. They possess a strong and pleasant scent. They are available from February through July.
Kent – Kent is a large fruit that is primarily green in colour on outside and it has an occasional red blush. They have smooth flesh with minimal to mild fibre. They are juicy with a sweet and rich flavour. It is available from June through August.